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CollectionsYour library (2,918), Currently reading (4), Read but unowned (140), Favorites (69), All collections (3,001)

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TagsAmerican Literature (378), English Literature (261), First World War (159), Mystery (136), Second World War (101), French Literature (96), Science Fiction (96), American History (93), American Poetry (81), Classical Greece (78) — see all tags

MediaNot set (12), Book (2,989), Paper Book (2,617), Audiobook (3)

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Recommendations31 recommendations

About meI am a city kid who lived on a farm for most of the last forty years. Reminds me of Gary Snyder's poem "Hay for the Horses". A lapsed baseball fan and altar boy.

GroupsAncient History, Byzantinistik, Fans of Russian authors, History: On learning from and writing history, Indigenous Peoples, Pittsburghers, Science Fiction Fans, TinyCat, World War One History

Favorite authorsHenry Adams, Isaac Babel, Dorothy Dodds Baker, Peter L. Berger, Reginald Horace Blyth, Robert Byron, Albert Camus, Hayden Carruth, Constantine Cavafy, Robert Coles, Christopher Dawson, Joan Didion, Penelope Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Jack Gilbert, Étienne Gilson, Vasily Grossman, Homer, Tove Jansson, Stanisław Lem, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Mazower, William Lee Miller, Czesław Miłosz, John Dos Passos, Walker Percy, David M. Potter, J. F. Powers, Kenneth Rexroth, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marilynne Robinson, Steven Runciman, Victor Serge, Gary Snyder, Sir Edward Spears, Stendhal, Arkady Strugatsky, Wisława Szymborska, James Tate, Edward Thomas, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Michael Walzer, William Wordsworth (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarking Dog Books & Art, Caliban Bookshop, City Books, Classic Lines, Dickson Street Bookshop, Great Expectations, Half Price Books - The Point at North Fayette, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Townsend Booksellers

Favorite librariesC. C. Mellor Memorial Library

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Real nameJames

LocationWilkinsburg, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 25, 2007

Currently readingWitness To Freedom: The Letters Of Thomas Merton In Times Of Crises by Thomas Merton
Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915 by Kevin Starr
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta by Robert Palmer
Journey by Moonlight (NYRB Classics) by Antal Szerb

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