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About meWas widowed but now have a domestic partner. I am 83, and live in a retirement complex, but I have a separate apartment for my library and art studio. I am a retired programmer/analyst. 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 and grandmother. My outdated wish list of books is on 'almigwinwishlist' in LT.
About my libraryI have reduced my library by half so my catalog is out of date. I now have mostly english 19th and 20th century fiction,with some European, Latin American, Asian and African fiction. I have a lot of poetry in dual language and translation. There is also literary criticsm, biography, history and philosophy. I have a few hundred art books, and world cookbooks. 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.
Groups50-Something Library Thingers, And Other Stories, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bug Collectors, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, Cookbookers, Fans of Russian authors, Geeks who love the Classics —show all groups, In Translation, Jewish Bibliophiles, Lists, navigating the complete new yorker on dvd-roms, Needlearts, Opera, or Nobody Knows the Traubel I've Seen, Parents, children or siblings of the mentally ill, Patrick White 100th Anniversary Challenge, Poetry Fool, poetry in translation, Pro and Con, Progressive & Liberal!, Reading Globally, The Europe Endless Challenge, The Prizes, The Red Room, The University of Chicago, theory, Trollope lovers unite or fight, Virago Modern Classics, Yiddish Library Thingers
Favorite authorsVladislav Khodasevich, Aeschylus, 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)
Account typepublic, lifetime
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
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