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Tagspoetry (156), hc (100), black sparrow (56), reference (54), art (46), buk (44), humor (44), oulipo (37), cinema (36), signed (35) — see all tags

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About mei am a special education teacher and reading relaxes me.

About my libraryhmmmm....poetry...more modern stuff...i like oulipo...gertrude stein....stuff that yields goodness after you work a bit for it...

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Chinaski's Stool, Cinebooks, Dalkey Archive, Education, I heart metadata, LibraryThing Challenges, Lost Generationshow all groups

Favorite authorsMei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Adolfo Bioy Casares, John Fante, Knut Hamsun, Harry Mathews, Jack Spicer (Shared favorites)

Locationorange county, CA

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Member sinceOct 24, 2006

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Saw you liked Trainspotting, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reading my new novel and posting your comments here (as well as on a few other book-related sites). Thought you might like my novel since it's also about a group of disturbed kids and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:


Hello all "LG" members! To try to spur us all on to do a bit more on our LG site, I thought I'd write each of you a note.
I have a renewed interest in LG due to the horrid (13degrees) weather here. I was bored & perused my lost generation books where I came upon "Found Meals of the Lost Generation", by Suzanne Rodriguez-Hunter. When I purchased the book, I must admit I looked at the recipes & ignored the accompanying text. In reading it through, I am finding it a delight. Neat little thumbnail sketches of the time with recipes for foods they served/may have served in Paris. The book is dotted with post-its & my Amazon cart has some new things to read, e.g., "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes.
Am looking forward to some news from our members as to what new relevant books you've read or really, anything to do with the time. Thanks, Judie
hello, i'm not even sure how i stumbled on your page, something about the lost generation perhaps,

i like your painting here. very nice.
I've just uploaded a cover image for Fielding Dawson / Krazy Kat ... which book we share at LT.
Thanks for the tip! I'm not actually familiar with that song (I prefer the Smiths to Morrissey's solo work) but I'm always on the lookout for titles to steal. I will check it out!
Well, thank you again. I'm really glad you liked it, and I'm touched by how much it touched you. It really means a lot to me to get such sincere praise from real people--I do have discouraging points in my career, and this kind of encouragement just helps so much.

DCW isn't really autobiographical. Well, I was falling in love when I wrote it, and I was also heartbroken, but that was from being widowed, not being dumped. I was fortunate not to have gone through the kind of traumas that both characters in DCW experienced, so it's especially nice to hear that you found all that relationship stuff credible.

Anyway, thanks! I really do appreciate it.
Hey, thanks so much for your nice comment, and for all the nice things you said about my work! I really appreciate it! I think that what DCW my novel shares with the B&S song is mostly a tone. I was listening to B&S nonstop while I wrote it, and I guess I hoped my novel could capture that same funny-sad, happy-sad vibe I got from the music. Anyway, thank you again!
I appreciate your interest in my thesis on Woody Allen. It is entitled, Neo-Romanticism in the Films of Woody Allen. Somewhat more accessible is an essay based on one of the chapters; here is the citation: "Song as Subtext: the Virtual Reality of Lyrics in the Films of Woody Allen." Chapter in Woody Allen : A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists, Vol. 27). NY: Routledge, 2001.
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Ok so. my mom wouldnt let me finish Candy
and so i went to barnes and nobles
and spent and hour finishing it anyway.
it was good.
and shes an over-reactor.
Parra is in his 90's now. He tends towards being irrepressible. An attacker of sacred cows and very funny. I recommend him to everybody. He and Zbigniew Herber are my two favorite poets--and they are very different from each other. Herbert's work is much more sober. Both though are iconoclastic.
A lot of Queneau in your catalog fairbrook. And Celine. I looked at your avatar and thought that looks kind of like some of the drawings in Nicanor Parra's 'How to look better and feel great' but on closer inspection-no. Anyway Parra is the anti-poet and quite interesting at that.
Well I do hope you like it. Like most writers Laxness has books that are better than others. Indedpendent People, Iceland's Bell and World Light are all brilliant IMO--and Salka Valka isn't far behind. SV though can be a very difficult book to find.
9 books, beyotch.
On the site--yes it's very easy to use and a bibliomaniac's dream. Anyway fairbrook I noticed your occupation and see books on autism and asperger's syndrome. My son has aspergers and though he does do very well at school he's not much of a socializer. Anyhow sometimes I wonder just how far you have to go into your obsessions or compulsions with things to cross the line into that kind of territory because sometimes it seems to me that my own behavior isn't all that far behind his but also I see it in many many others as well.

Anyway do check out Laxness if you get the chance.
I did one shelf of one bookshelf. and my bedside table shelf-thing, though those are mostly library books, so I didn't include them. I am tired. I have a feeling that all my chapbooks will not be findable...
Well we agree on those Hamsun books--but really as I was telling papalaz there is a need to check out Halldor Laxness in particular 1. Independent people 2. Iceland's bell and 3. World light. These are rather long works 600-700 pages but are rewarding from start to finish and he is in my opinion the best Scandinavian writer ever.

In any case Fairbrook you have an interesting library. I particularly noted the Celine's and Queneau's. I'm a huge fan of both.
I'll get around to making that mix tape...
Prone-contain me, big boy!
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