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Member: dmtmusic

CollectionsTo read (411), Your library (1,078), Read but unowned (206), Fodder (53), Currently reading (1), All collections (1,291)

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About meI'm a composer/vocalist living and working in New York City. In addition to being a composer, singer and avid reader, I co-produce a concert series that presents new works by young and emerging composers. I'm also currently doing research to write the biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici.

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About my libraryRelatively eclectic - ranging from my current loves of Gide, Genet, Cocteau, Isherwood, etc to my days of philosophizing and SciFi/Fantasy nerd-dom.

Out of sheer boredom, I've found as many covers of the editions I've read as possible, and added if a book is my own or borrowed from elsewhere (I consider my "library" all that I have read, rather than that which I own).

As a side-note, an "X" in my tags means that the book is as yet unread, a year is the year in which I read the book, or the bulk of it, and books that I own are also marked with the location of the book: with me in New York, or at my parents' house in IL.

GroupsInfinite Jesters

Homepagehttp://www.dennistobenski.com

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Real nameDennis Tobenski

LocationAstoria / New York, NY

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Member sinceJun 27, 2006

Currently readingA Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five by George R.R. Martin

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Hi. You received a copy of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration from Nolo in the October 2010 Early Reviewers batch. I wanted to see what you thought of it.

Thanks!
Jennifer
Nolo Library Sales & Marketing
I agree with your assessment of Edmund White's latest memoir 100%. I too, reviewed it, and while I was more generous with my stars, I was very surpised that a writer of his caliber was unable to conjur something even vaguely engaging considering other things I've read about that time in NYC history. [Have you read Jayne County's autobiography? Perhaps a bit too seedy for a classical musician like yourself, but much dishier and more aborbing than White's]

Perhaps, he's getting lazy. I will continue to enjoy his fiction and know, in future, to avoid his autobiographical works.

Well, I'm off to peruse your shelves. Nighty-night.

Pigs may be flying-I update my librarything! GASP!
Thanks for the acceptance. I have enjoyed studying your library as well as listening to the clips on your website. Best Wishes -- Rod Moulds
Dennis,
Any "starter" Cocteau you would recommend? I might try to find it in French at the Alliance library here in Minneapolis. And, no, I have not read any of the Rorem diaries yet. May try to do so, as I hear they are wonderful. As for Gide, I think I read "Strait is the Gate" when I was in college. That's it.
Cheers
Claude
Hey DMT (Dennis?),
Thanks for finding my library interesting. The feeling is mutual. I'm especially fond of Genet and Isherwood, and have read less of Gide and very little of Cocteau. I have visited Isherwood's house and talked with his longtime partner, Don Bachardy. I regret that I missed an opportunity to meet Isherwood himself. Have you read the Isherwood bio, by Peter Parker? It's good, but long.
Best,
Claude
You rock my socks.
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