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Member: JerryMonaco

CollectionsYour library (7,451), ebooks (2,068), QL (421), Atticus Books (238), Movies & TV (16), Wishlist (47), Currently reading (6), To read (38), Read but unowned (4), Favorites (3), Discard (9), All collections (7,504)

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About my libraryIt will take a long time for me to catalog my books. It is important to me to touch and confirm the status of the books that are significant to my life. I have suffered fire, flood,loss, and exile. I write this with a sense of self-drama of course. But the result to my library has been the loss of 6,000 books, by my estimate. I miss most the 400 books of my library on abolitionism and slavery, including pamphlets picked up in obscure bookstores. I am sure, along with many bibliophiles, I could write my biography through my books. The books are like little memory palaces of the time and place obtained, of where and when read. But an important part of that biblio-biography would be what has been left behind, left behind in other cities, other countries, distant forgotten rooms in Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, or Hoboken.

I have also included in this catalog a few books that I have recently checked-out and read from the public library. Some of these books are books that I once owned and were destroyed by fire and water. Some of the books are part of my current studies. I have taken extensive notes on these books. Cataloging those books here helps me to keep track of my notes.

HLSNW = Hallway Loft Shelf Northwall West
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HLSNE-B5 = Hallway Loft Shelf Northwall East-Bracket 5

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GroupsAncient History, Archaeology, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fiction/Non-Fiction, Chess, Evolution, Evolve!, Facebook Users, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, History: On learning from and writing historyshow all groups

Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, Louis Althusser, A. J. Ayer, Isaiah Berlin, Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, Bertolt Brecht, Italo Calvino, John le Carré, Raymond Chandler, Anton Chekhov, Noam Chomsky, Joseph Conrad, Robert M. Cover, Brainerd Currie, Charles Dickens, Friedrich Engels, William Faulkner, Erich Fromm, William Lloyd Garrison, Jean Genet, Stephen Jay Gould, Antonio Gramsci, Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Michael Harrington, Ernest Hemingway, Nazim Hikmet, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, David Hume, James Joyce, R. D. Laing, Robert Lowell, Karl Marx, Eugenio Montale, Vladimir Nabokov, Freidrich Neitzsche, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Nunn, Josiah Ober, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wallace Stevens, Thucydides, Leo Tolstoy, Leon Trotsky, Gore Vidal, Edmund Wilson, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)

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Other favoritesIstituto Italiano di Cultura di New York

Homepagehttp://monacojerry.livejournal.com/

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Real nameJerry Monaco

LocationNew York City

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Member sinceApr 11, 2006

Currently readingTemples, Religion and Politics in the Roman Republic by Eric M. Orlin
The Cinema of Ken Loach- Art in the Service of the People (Directors' Cuts) by Jacob Leigh
The End of Kings: A History of Republics and Republicans by William R. Everdell
Between the Norm and the Exception: The Frankfurt School and the Rule of Law (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thou by William E. Scheuerman
Taking Darwin Seriously by Michael Ruse
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