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Member: KatrinkaV

CollectionsYour library (942), Currently reading (3), On Hold (1), All collections (942)

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About meFiction, music, and film fiend who has maddeningly little time for any of the above. Always attempting to drag others into madcap scheming, if I haven't fallen asleep. I wish too hard for a better world. The only ghost I'd like to meet is Jacques Derrida, as long as he refrained from criticizing my French.

About my libraryFull of good vocabulary and tragic sentiments.

Groups30-something LibraryThingers, Chicagoans, Czech books, Fans of Russian authors, Infinite Jesters, Irish Lit, Le Salon du peuple pour le peuple, Literary Snobs, Love and Death: for Woody Allen fans

Favorite authorsTheodor W. Adorno, Jonathan Franzen, Carmen Martín Gaite, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Orhan Pamuk, W. G. Sebald, David Foster Wallace, Slavoj Žižek (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceSep 24, 2007

Currently readingSelected poetry and prose of William Blake by William Blake
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
The Coast of Chicago: Stories by Stuart Dybek

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For reference regarding Roth, here are my reviews of the ones I've read so far:

The Calm Ocean
The Lake
The Will to Sickness
I tried posting a reply to your blog yesterday but it did not appear to go through. The comment form was acting wonky. I will try again today but wanted to first make sure I was not indeed loading up your comment approval queue with duplicate messages.
Your description of The Deptford Trilogy has bumped it up a lot higher in my to-read list, where it has been languishing for several years now. I like what you wrote about the themes, which sound very appealing. I need to read something soon that feels addictive, as much of what I've been reading lately, while certainly not dull, has not exactly fallen into that category. I want to read something that compels me to pick it up at every spare moment.
Thanks! Have you read much else of Beckett's fiction? I read the Molloy trilogy. I loved the first book, the second one was okay, but the third felt interminable. I would like to try out some of his earlier novels.

Katrinka---Apt reviews of Bachelard & Maurois. Well done; but you know that. All The Best, "j.a.lesen"
i am eternally stuck on page one of Ulysses.

once i decided to jump ahead and got stuck on page 2.
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