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About meMy husband and I are retired and living in downtown Brooklyn. He was a freelance musician (a sideman)for more than fifty years (that in itself is a triumph over adversity) and I was an assistant to a succession of presidents,directors for non-profit organizations, the last of which was a library consortium where thankfully I was able to grab some wonderful book leftovers. I have always been an avid reader (in third grade the librarian allowed me to carry home more than the allotted number of books, bless her). Since my Master's degree is in Liberal Studies/Women's Studies/Feminist literature, and I graduated in 1992 I studied the 1970-80 wave of feminist thought, I am interested in updating my booklist to include new feminist thinking.
About my libraryI am originally from the midwest (Chicago). I favor authors like Willa Cather and Saul Bellow (he is my passion). I am particularly fond of Carolyn Heilbrun also (sad that she took her own life). Simone de Beauvoir is my bible, fundamental to my feminism. My graduate work required that I choose from two for the course of study: Freud or Marx. I chose Freud. I am most interested in philosophy, biography, politics, and in the end my reading is really rather serendipitous and due largely to a ferocious "book hunger" that I must feed. I am also including in my catalog, books on music and on oriental carpets, our collective passions over the years.
Favorite authorsJoan Acocella, Simone de Beauvoir, Saul Bellow, Catherine Belsey, André Brink, Willa Cather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Audre Lorde, Michel de Montaigne, Toni Morrison, J. D. Salinger, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAtlantic Bookshop
LocationBrooklyn, New York
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 2, 2008
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