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  •  Ah Brecht, another fine effort (6+ / 0-)

    And now "Tristram Shandy" occupies that same space in my shelf of books I really really should read. Like Stendhals' The Red and the Black'.

    In this vein, I shall answer your questions, under the assumption that someone cares about the answer

    1)Already did: Alexandre

    2)Absolutely I shall own up to my own hobby horse: That the country and indeed the world would be a far far better place if people would a) Read more books b) Have more sex, c) Eat more prunes and d) Tell more jokes. This recommendation comes free of charge

    3)Yes 'Gravity's Rainbow'. Actually that is in second place to 'Ulysses'.

    Read on

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:41:14 AM PST

    •  I haven't gotten to the prunes yet - but the other (2+ / 0-)
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      mikidee, Monsieur Georges

      edicts are so wise, perhaps I should start.

      They say you should read The Red and the Black in your twenties. I did, but I preferred The Charterhouse of Parma. However, The Red and the Black is on my shelf to reread, on account of being influential in the history of the novel.

      Alexandre's good.

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

      by Brecht on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:41:15 PM PST

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