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About meI am 88, widowed,a retired systems analyst/programmer and former art teacher. Product of the U of Chicago Great Books College in the 40's. Humanist,feminist, progressive and grandmother. I am giving my books away slowly.

About my libraryI have reduced my library by half so my catalog is out of date. I now have mostly english 19th and 20th century fiction,with some European, Latin American, Asian and African fiction. I have a lot of English and American poetry, and European,Latin American, Yiddish and Hebrew in dual language and translation. There is also literary criticsm,economics, political theory, biography, history and philosophy. I have a few hundred art books. I have come to love the modern Polish poets, but I cannot read Polish. I collect short story and poetry anthologies in dual language if possible.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 50-Something Library Thingers, And Other Stories, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Bug Collectors, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, Club Read 2016, Cookbookersshow all groups

Favorite authorsVladislav Khodasevich, Aeschylus, Anna Akhmatova, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Louis Armstrong, art tatum and ben webster, Machado de Assis, Jane Austen, Isaac Babel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ingeborg Bachmann, Honoré de Balzac, Béla Bartók, Cecilia Bartoli, Charles Baudelaire, John Bayley, Samuel Beckett, Max Beckmann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Louis Begley, Saul Bellow, Vanessa Bell, Walter Benjamin, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Nina Berberova, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Bernhard, Mark Bittman, Heinrich Böll, Harold Bloom, Elizabeth Bowen, Georges Braque, Bertolt Brecht, Hermann Broch, Anita Brookner, Fanny Burney, John Le Carré, Elliott Carter, Paul Celan, Geoffrey Chaucer, Anton Chekhov, Julia Child, J. M. Coetzee, Ivy Compton-Burnett, William Congreve, Anna Del Conte, E. E. Cummings, Elizabeth David, Miles Davis, Robert Desnos, Emily Dickinson, Margaret Anne Doody, Maria Edgeworth, George Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Paul Eluard, Euripides, Bill Evans, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carol Field, Ida Fink, Penelope Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, Max Frisch, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Gaskell, William H. Gass, Edward Giobbi, Nikolai Gogol, Joyce Esersky Goldstein, Glenn Gould, Graham Greene, Juan Gris, Vasily Grossman, George Frideric Handel, Coleman Hawkins, Marcella Hazan, Maida Heatter, Zbigniew Herbert, Billie Holiday, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, David Hume, Henry James, James Joyce, Frida Kahlo, Immanuel Kant, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Hugh Kenner, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, John Locke, Robert Lowell, Sheila Lukins, Stéphane Mallarmé, Olivia Manning, Henri Matisse, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Stuart Mill, Czesław Miłosz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Amedeo Modigliani, Thelonious Monk, Eugenio Montale, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vladimir Nabokov, Pablo Neruda, Jessye Norman, Seán O'Casey, Flannery O'Connor, Clifford Odets, Eugene O'Neill, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Nicanor Parra, Cesare Pavese, Fernando Pessoa, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Rawls, Terry Riley, Arthur Rimbaud, Claudia Roden, Sonny Rollins, Julee Rosso, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Israel Joshua Singer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Tobias Smollett, Sophocles, Muriel Spark, Gertrude Stein, Stendahl, Laurence Sterne, wyslawa symborska, John Millington Synge, Toru Takemitsu, Elizabeth Taylor, William Makepeace Thackeray, Colm Tóibín, Leo Tolstoy, Honor Tracy, Anthony Trollope, Barbara Tropp, Ivan Turgenev, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Cesar Vallejo, Giovanni Verga, Paul Verlaine, Giambattista Vico, Antonio Vivaldi, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Paula Wolfert, James Wood, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Wycherley, Lester Young (Shared favorites)

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Real namemyrna gwin called miriam (hebrew name)

LocationTampa, Fl

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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingAlfred Portale's Twelve Seasons Cookbook: A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best There is to Eat by Alfred Portale
You Are the Love of My Life: A Novel by Susan Richards Shreve
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
By Women: An Anthology of Literature by M.M. Folsom
Poetry of W.H. Auden: Disenchanted Island by Monroe K. Spears
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