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The Rainbow: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Penguin Classics) by D. H. Lawrence
Men-Of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy by Patrick O'Brian
Among the birds in northern shires by Charles Dixon
My life at sea. Being a "yarn" loosely spun for the purpose of holding together certain reminiscences of the transition period from sail to steam in the British Mercantile Marine (1863-1894) by W. Caius Crutchley
Aurora Leigh (The World's Classics) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Of Knights and Spires; Gothic Revival in France of Germany by Hunter-Stiebel . Penelope
Sand Rivers by Peter Matthiessen
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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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