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    just to show off, that's about it.

    I keep saying this, but haven't said it to you. I've put in a few months compiling a 1000+ TBR from 7 books on books and 20+ lists. A very fun project. So I'm incredibly good at recognizing names of authors, and have a list to last 20 years.

    1) Good to know about Zadie Smith and Joan Didion.

    2) I agree about Murasaki and Mishima. I have several Asian names on my TBR, but I haven't read them yet. I have enjoyed the two Sosekis I read. Amos Tutuola's Palm-Wine Drinkard is definitely like nothing else I've read, and fun. Africa & Middle East, again, mostly names on my TBR. Latin America: I adore Borges. I keep touting Machado de Assis, because he belongs in the Canon and is clearly under-recognized. Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, trans. by Rabassa, good place to start.

    You may know these things already. I will, in time, look through your old book diaries. Then I'll have a fuller view of what you've read and love.

    Thanks for such good chat, pico.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 11:22:02 PM PST

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