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I'm named after Bertolt Brecht. I'm the runt of eight siblings; born, like Jazz, in New Orleans. I've lived in seven countries, and went to the oldest boarding school in England. Then I came back. I've got 1000 books, 3000 CDs & 3000 LPs.

Location: Los Angeles, California

Groups: Readers and Book Lovers, Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter, Rock Gems, Los Angeles Kossacks, Festival of Books

Diaries published: 62 (23 days since last diary on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:33 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 10976 (0 days since last comment on Mon May 25, 2015 at 10:32 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2059

Total Comment Ratings: 8181

Most Recommended Diary: Fox news admits they're biased, 142 comments, 116 recommends

People Following Brecht: 115

Brecht's Most Recent Diaries:

This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
by Brecht
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:33 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
The Awakening (1899) was bold and prescient. Chopin's heroine, Edna Pontellier, evolves and escapes the box in which her husband and New Orleans society see and keep her. She awakens to her own ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 107 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 06:32 PM PST with 47 Recommends
I found the path through Pedro Páramo a bit tricky to follow. I've read it twice, yet parts of it are still hazy. My path through this review will be tricky too. I'm tempted to pick the book apart,
by Brecht
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 05:15 PM PST with 33 Recommends
Borges is always lucid and concise in his prose: he wrote all his life, yet his longest story is only 14 pages long. His most defining quality is the resonant ideas which illuminate every page he ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 05:31 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Tim Parks, of The New York Review of Books, is my favorite writer of Book-Meta. He has a gift for writing just two pages - but making them so pithy and probing that they set ideas buzzing in my mind ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 98 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 05:26 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Gentlemen of the Road , which was first published as a serial in the New York Times Magazine last spring [2007], is a self-consciously old-...
by Brecht
Comment Count 92 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 06:23 PM PST with 39 Recommends

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