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About meFor over a decade, I have been the director of marketing and production for The Library of America. I read for work and I read for pleasure, and the boundary between the two is nonexistent. I also have an MA in medieval history from a previous life.

About my libraryI enjoy reading a variety of books: fiction (especially nineteenth-century Victorian novels, American realist fiction, and foreign-language novels in translation); religious history; historical surveys; biographies; overviews on physics, astronomy, and biology; and--my guilty pleasure--science fiction and fantasy. My Library Thing collection is only a partial list of the books I've read in the last decade.

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Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Octavia E. Butler, Willa Cather, Michael Chabon, Michael Cunningham, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Percival Everett, William Faulkner, Penelope Fitzgerald, John Gardner, Graham Greene, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas Hardy, L. P. Hartley, Laird Hunt, Edward P. Jones, Hari Kunzru, Jhumpa Lahiri, D. H. Lawrence, Chang-Rae Lee, Doris Lessing, Jonathan Lethem, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Frank Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Alastair Reynolds, José Saramago, Anne Tyler, William T. Vollmann, Edmund White, Colson Whitehead, John Williams, A. N. Wilson, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Real nameDavid Cloyce Smith

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Member sinceNov 13, 2009

Currently readingHenry James : Novels 1871-1880: Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence (Library of America) by Henry James
Nathaniel Hawthorne : Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun (Library of America) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems by J.D. McClatchy
Anna Karenina (Modern Library Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
Lowboy: A Novel by John Wray
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Thanks for the quick reply David. Nice to know Campbell is on the radar. I'd actually forgotten about the complication with Eliade.
Hey David, I was wondering if a Joseph Campbell volume has ever been considered, or Mircea Eliade? Both were American academics that were pretty influential in their field.
I had a feeling that would be the case. Personally, I avoided the work because the cover seemed ridiculous (I'm not particualrly fond of humorous writing for some reason) but once I'd read a few pages I thought the writing was pretty upstanding.

It's a shame the Neon Bible is not a more substantial work, otherwise you might have just enough for a LOA volume. Although, a one-hit writers volume could include Ellison.

What'd you think of the Giles Harvey article on the Raymond Carver LOA? It was fairly persuasive.
I've been collecting a number of LoA volumes through the secondary market, so I have a mix of slipcased, dj, and neither. I much prefer the slipcases, and was wondering if there was some way I could get ahold of a few for the naked volumes.
Hi, and welcome to LibraryThing.

(My wife (MaggieO) and I have been LoA subscribers since the beginning.)

- Bob
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