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Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau

Zazie in the Metro by Raymond Queneau (translated by Barbara Wright)

Sometimes, I’ll call a book or story cinematic. Normally, I mean it as a way to say the writing is particularly visual, like the words immediately lend themselves to being seen. 646 more words


Shelley's Daughters

Content is coming soon. Please read about this blog to get an idea of what I’ll be posting here. Also take a gander at my… 69 more words


The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows by Rudyard Kipling (Little Black Classics No. 24)

To celebrate their 80th anniversary, Penguin released 80 ‘Little Black Classics’. Number 24 is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling taken from Plain Tales from the Hills, which was published in 1980. 109 more words


The Life of a Stupid Man

Are you poor? Love to read the best classical literature but you’re a little bit stingy?

Well I have the perfect solution for you! The good people at publishing house Penguin are printing 80 “Little Black Classics” books to celebrate their 80th anniversary. 516 more words

Book Review

Testament of Youth is just a beautifully put-together book. I may have gasped when I reached this page.

What I Read Lately: “A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees”

Yoshida Kenko, a Buddhist monk who once lived in ancient Japan, pondered earnestly on the mindless simplicity of things and how normal people veer away from it. 656 more words