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Strangeways • View topic - What's your most recent literary purchase?

What's your most recent literary purchase?

Anything you wanna say, say it!

Postby madmancmonkey » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:27 am

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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:27 am

I want this book so badly! I found it in Borders for $35 and read the first 70 pages (ie barely started) and it is so amazing!!

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Leather elbows on a tweed coat
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Postby yandee » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:01 pm

Greil Marcus - Lipstick Traces
Jon Savage - England's Dreaming
Legs McNeil - Please Kill Me
Graham Green - The Power And The Glory
Ingeborg Bachmann - Malina
Truman Capote - Other Voices, Other Rooms (as a birthday present for Marlen)
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Postby Truman Capote » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:32 pm

James Joyce - Dubliners

I love short stories and these are veeeery good.

I am looking for a book about Truman Capote written by George Plimpton called "Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintences and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career", I can't find it here and I don't have a credit card... I think I will need help from a very good friend from North America, I hate my city when I can't find a book. :(
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Postby chicken » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:55 am

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
and other tales


by Timothy Burton
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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:42 am

A note upon his desk
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Leather elbows on a tweed coat
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Postby chicken » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:26 am

tonight i ordered:

The Mentality of Apes
by: Wolfgang Kohler, one of the founding fathers of Gestalt Psychology, a work I've read before but simply must have in my collection because of his description of "proto-religious behaviour" in chimpanzees.

and

Elements Of Folk Psychology - Outline Of A Psychological History Of The Development Of Mankind
by Wilhelm Wundt, the father of modern academic psychology. this is a 19th century book, something i've wanted for over five years now :D



old school, i guess that's the name of the game right now :P
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Postby Truman Capote » Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:21 am

'O Pioneers!' by Willa Cather. Bought it today: beautiful edition, generous price and an amazing read.

Oh and last week my mama gave me a present: Mark Twain's 'A Tramp Abroad'.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:37 pm

Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher - Aim for stars and hit the sky
(Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen, 1996)

Capital punishment = murder

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Postby Boxguy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:16 pm

There are two film versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: a 1916 silent film, and most notably a 1954 Walt Disney production, which is the most well-known adaptation. There are also two TV movie versions produced in the US in the late 90s.
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Postby yandee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:27 pm

I'm still intensifying my love affair with Paul Celan...
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