What are we reading?

Started by edison, September 21, 2003, 11:20:03 PM

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WorldForgot

I read Sally Rooney's novelz, and liked Beautiful World, Where Are You? the best. It sacrifices the simplicity in favor of layered annui - so it's much less 'romance' and much more youthful mea culpa. I especially enjoyed the discussion on Bronze Age collapse (culled from Josephine Quinn's "Your own ships did this!") and Catholic interpretation.

Rooney's observations work well because our agitated modernity iz so saturated in 'discourse' that it's a welcome respite to have essentially 'emotional smut' emails and texts between the four main characters ricochet and digress wrestling it for us, a sweet supply of self-pity and insight. Best friends and meaning, everyone wondering whether we can forgive ourselves for our intimate priorities amidst a rapidly spiraling global mess

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In the meanwhile, Phoebe being a bidden guest made herself as gorgeous as might be to please the eye of Ganymede; and Montanus suited himself with the cost of many of his flocks to be gallant against the day, for then was Ganymede to give Phoebe an answer of her loves, and Montanus either to hear the doom of his misery, or the censure of his happiness.

Rosalynde, or Euphues golden legacie (1592)
Thomas Lodge
(New York : Elston Press, 1902), 112.

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Gunther Zainer's Epistles and Gospels
[ Augsburg, c.1474 ]
in
Some notes on early woodcut books, with a chapter on illuminated manuscripts
William Morris
New York : Elston Press, 1902.