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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 11:35 pm:   

E. & J. De Goncourt - Manette Salomon

What an awesome book. And way longer than there other novels. For the life of the artist during the Romantic period in France this is certainly the best book I have ever read.
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 11:37 pm:   

Luigi Gualdo - Decadenza

A masterpiece in Italian decadent/naturalist fiction. A wonderful novel of decay.
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Brendan
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 10:20 am:   

Octave Mirbeau - LA 628-E8

I see on Amazon that they offer the following: Bonnard: Sketches of a Journey: Travels in an Early Motorcar from Octave Mirbeau's Journal 'LA 628-E8'.

Since it says "from" though, and the book is only 178 pages, I assume that it is only a partial translation.

My copy is 279 finely printed pages...
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des
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 08:44 am:   

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.
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Brendan
Posted on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:04 am:   

I read a key to FW once, but I can't say that it helped a lot. I think the book works best on a sort of subliminal level where you don't try to understand it and just sort of . . . go with the flow.
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 11:33 am:   

Catulle Mendès - Le roman rouge
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Brendan
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 11:26 pm:   

I have just been reading L'heure sexuelle by Rachilde. It seems crazy that this book isn't in English, as it is by far more original and interesting than most of her other stuff.
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Peadar Ó Guilín
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 05:34 am:   

Almost anything by Stefano Benni. My favorite is "Poveri, spaventati guerrieri". He has a marvellous, dry sense of humour and a magical world view. The opening line alone is worth the price of the book,

Peadar Ó Guilín
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Brendan
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 05:53 am:   

Yes, as I am reading this message, a pair of lips to my right (your left) is telling me you are correct...

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