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Inferno: The Divine Comedy, Book 1
Dante Alighieri
I've loved everything read so far by Alexievich, including Zinky Boys and Secondhand Time. She's created a new genre of giving us the voices of real people and their lived experience in a way that is direct and new. Was glad to hear David Remnick interview her on the New Yorker Radio Hour and that...show more
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The Sheltering Sky
Paul Bowles
This novel began for me a lifelong mad love for everything by Paul Bowles: his other three novels, letters, and short stories. Perhaps no other author can evoke such tension between horror and beauty, and bring to life the culture and landscapes of North Africa.
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Dubliners
James Joyce
Dubliners is one of the most admired collections of short stories in world literature. Published in 1914, it was Joyce’s first book of prose. Although the fifteen stories follow different characters through disparate situations, the collection’s overarching unity of theme and imagery shapes an exper...show more
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