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Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya
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From Paris to Pekin over Siberian snows. A narrative of a journey by sledge over the snows of European Russia and Siberia, by caravan through Mongolia, across the Gobi desert and the great wall, and by mule palanquin through China to Pekin by Victor Meignan
Two Kinds of Time by Graham Peck
The Bostonians (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Henry James
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
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About meI've always been keenly interested in literature, film, theater, art, music, history, geography, philosophy, and much else besides -- a real "life of the mind" type. Now, at 53, I happily consider myself a "senior scholar," on the model of the title character in Sir Walter Scott's wonderful novel "The Antiquary," and I obsessively organize my intellectual life into scores of projects. As an educator, I have taught almost every subject on the humanities side of the ledger, at the high school and university levels -- literature, history, psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, art history, film, journalism, and public speaking. I am currently teaching most of those subjects - all except the last three, in fact - in the humanities department of a top-notch, university-based international high school in Mexico. If all goes well, I hope to spend the rest of my career in this beautiful, fascinating country, and to retire here as well. I am a contented gay single guy who always shares my home with companion animals -- I recently adopted two young female cats from the same litter, and named them Frida (Kahlo) and Remedios (Varo) after the great Mexican painters. They are a complete delight. I like baseball and golf as a spectator. Classic menswear -- I almost always wear a suit and tie -- and fine beer round out the list of my key enthusiasms.
About my libraryMy listing here includes books I am interested in (although far from all of them!) as well as books that I own. Books currently in my library have the tag "Owned"; all others should (but don't yet) have the tags "Purchase" or "Purchase Urgent," because, in an ideal Apollonian world, I would live in a library with all the books I have ever read or ever want to read. Obviously, that ideal world doesn't exist, but I can construct a virtual version of it here at LibraryThing.
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Currently readingRural Rides (Two Volume Set) (Everyman's Library) by William Cobbett
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