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Once upon a Time: A Floating Opera by John Barth
Finnegans Wake: Centennial Edition by James Joyce
The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World by Adrian Murdoch
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The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey by Muhammad Ali
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About meI work in a library. For me, that's akin to being an alcoholic, and working in a liquor store.
About my libraryThere is a wide variety of subjects that interest me: ancient rome, boatbuilding, cryptography, languages, evolution, etc... My wife refers to me as a butterfly. No, not for my beautiful, graceful wings; but for my inability to maintain my interest in any one subject for a substantial length of time. I'm constantly fluttering around from one subject to the next, sampling the nectar from each. But is that so bad?
Favorite authorsSaul Bellow, Jorge Luis Borges, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, William Gaddis, William H. Gass, Hermann Hesse, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ezra Pound, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, Jean-Paul Sartre, David Sedaris, Seneca, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Neal Stephenson, Mark Twain, David Foster Wallace, Peter Weissman (Shared favorites)
Favorite publishersNYRB Classics
Real nameBeel Z. Bubba
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceAug 9, 2008
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