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About meI finished my Honours degree in 2011, and have started on a Masters degree, which I hope to finish within the next year or two.

I like reading in general, but I'm absolutely in love with the Classics, poetry, (good) fantasy, esoterica and literary contemporary fiction. I also dabble in the ars poetica and other writing - I hope to publish after finishing my degrees. I'm currently a graduate assistant at the English Department of the University of Pretoria.

About my libraryMy library is growing at a fair clip. It is quite eclectic, representing my own lack of focus, or, alternatively, my wide interests. I use the star system only as a very general indication of my thoughts on a book - I've noticed that my ratings tend to be a tad high, so do not hold me to them.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2016, Club Read 2011, Club Read 2012, Club Read 2013, FantasyFans, Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple, Literary Centennials, One LibraryThing, One Book, Science Fiction Fans, Short Storiesshow all groups

Favorite authorsEmily Brontë, Mikhail Bulgakov, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, John Keats, Stephen King, Colum McCann, Cormac McCarthy, Herman Melville, James Merrill, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mervyn Peake, John Cowper Powys, T. F. Powys, Terry Pratchett, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edmund Spenser, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Thornton Wilder, Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Real nameDewald Mauritz Steyn

LocationPretoria, South Africa

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Member sinceJan 2, 2007

Currently readingCollected Poems by James Ingram Merrill
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Set (Everyman's Library) by Edward Gibbon
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition by Roland Greene
The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1 by Arthur Schopenhauer

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