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Member: almigwin

CollectionsCurrently reading (35), Favorites (1), All collections (7,568)

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Tagsnovel (2,170), poetry (475), stories (393), cd (382), cookbook (376), british literature (334), plays (314), audio tape (267), russian literature (261), french literature (260) — see all tags

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About meWidow, 82. I am a retired systems analyst and former art teacher. Product of the U of Chicago in the 40's. In love with literature, classical music, jazz, blues, and expressionist and abstract art. Liberal humanist, feminist. Mother, and grandmother. My outdated wish list of books is on 'almigwinwishlist' in LT.

About my libraryMostly english 19th and 20th century fiction,with a lot of European and some Latin American fiction and poetry in translation, literary criticsm and biography, history and philosophy. Poetry is dual language when available. I have a few hundred art books, and lots of cookbooks-french, italian, chinese, mediterranean. I try to get the collected works of all the great poets that I know of up to mid 20th century, if in English, or in dual language or translation.
I have attempted to get all or most of the works of these authors: Anthony Trollope, Wm Shakespeare, Tobias Smollett, DeFoe, Stendahl, Fielding, Dickens, Fanny Burney, Sterne, the Brontes, Austen, Maria Edgeworth, George Eliot, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, Honore de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust, Henry James, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Nina Berberova, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Willliam Gass, Gertrude Stein, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Henry Roth, Ivan Turgenev, Anton Checkov, Nikolai Gogol, Vladimir Nabokov, Ivan Goncharov, Vasily Grossman, Edith Wharton, Anita Brookner, Marjorie Sharp, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Elizabeth Bowen, Georgette Heyer, Muriel Spark, Saul Bellow, I.B and I.J. Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Herodotus, Thucydides, Gibbon, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Mill, Homer, Spinoza, Rawls, and recordings of all the works of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. I have dual language poetry books in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Russian and Yiddish. I have not yet learned to read the Russian but I am trying. I have come to love the modern Polish poets, but I cannot read Polish. I collect short story and poetry anthologies in dual language if possible.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, And Other Stories, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bug Collectors, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2014, Cookbookers, Fans of Russian authors, In Translation, Jewish Bibliophilesshow all groups

Favorite authorsVladislav Khodasevich, Aischylos, Anna Akhmatova, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Louis Armstrong, art tatum and ben webster, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Jane Austen, Isaac Babel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ingeborg Bachmann, Honoré de Balzac, Béla Bartók, Cecilia Bartoli, Charles Baudelaire, John Bayley, Samuel Beckett, Max Beckmann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Begley, Saul Bellow, Vanessa Bell, Walter Benjamin, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Nina Berberova, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Bernhard, Mark Bittman, Heinrich Böll, Harold Bloom, Elizabeth Bowen, Georges Braque, Bertolt Brecht, Hermann Broch, Anita Brookner, Fanny Burney, John le Carré, Elliott Carter, Paul Celan, Geoffrey Chaucer, Anton Chekhov, Julia Child, J.M. Coetzee, Ivy Compton-Burnett, William Congreve, Anna Del Conte, e. e. cummings, Elizabeth David, Miles Davis, Robert Desnos, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Anne Doody, Maria Edgeworth, George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Paul Éluard, Euripides, Bill Evans, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carol Field, Ida Fink, Penelope Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, Max Frisch, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Gaskell, William H. Gass, Edward Giobbi, Nikolai Gogol, Joyce Esersky Goldstein, Glenn Gould, Graham Greene, Juan Gris, Vassili Grossman, Georg Friedrich Händel, Coleman Hawkins, Marcella Hazan, Maida Heatter, Zbigniew Herbert, Billie Holiday, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, David Hume, Henry James, James Joyce, Frida Kahlo, Immanuel Kant, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Hugh Kenner, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, John Locke, Robert Lowell, Sheila Lukins, Stéphane Mallarmé, Olivia Manning, Henri Matisse, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Stuart Mill, Czesław Miłosz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Amedeo Modigliani, Thelonious Monk, Eugenio Montale, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vladimir Nabokov, Pablo Neruda, Jessye Norman, Seán O'Casey, Flannery O'Connor, Clifford Odets, Eugene O'Neill, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Nicanor Parra, Cesare Pavese, Fernando Pessoa, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Rawls, Terry Riley, Arthur Rimbaud, Claudia Roden, Sonny Rollins, Julee Rosso, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Israel Joshua Singer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Tobias Smollett, Sophocles, Muriel Spark, Gertrude Stein, Stendhal, Laurence Sterne, wyslawa symborska, J. M. Synge, Toru Takemitsu, Elizabeth Taylor, William Makepeace Thackeray, Colm Tóibín, Leo Tolstoy, Honor Tracy, Anthony Trollope, Barbara Tropp, Ivan Turgenev, Giuseppe Ungaretti, César Vallejo, Giovanni Verga, Paul Verlaine, Giambattista Vico, Antonio Vivaldi, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Paula Wolfert, James Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Wycherley, Lester Young (Shared favorites)

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Real namemyrna gwin called miriam (hebrew name)

LocationSt. Petersburg, Fl

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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingAlfred Portale's Twelve Seasons Cookbook: A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best There is to Eat by Alfred Portale
You Are the Love of My Life: A Novel by Susan Richards Shreve
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
By Women: An Anthology of Literature by M.M. Folsom
Poetry of W.H. Auden: Disenchanted Island by Monroe K. Spears
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