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« Reply #675 on: January 15, 2019, 01:49:25 AM »

Frederick Chopin bio.
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« Reply #676 on: January 22, 2019, 05:18:31 PM »

Frederick Chopin bio.
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« Reply #677 on: January 22, 2019, 05:31:32 PM »

The Proud Tower-barbara tuchman

I'm not reading it now. I'm finished +I suppose it's due back soon. Though, I never finished the essay on the Dreyfuss Affair. Good god, what a tedious bit of history , that.

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« Reply #678 on: January 23, 2019, 02:10:24 PM »

Russian series ZZL ("Life Of Distinguished People").
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« Reply #679 on: January 23, 2019, 04:41:01 PM »

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« Reply #680 on: February 07, 2019, 09:02:18 PM »

As February is Black History Month in the US, I decided to focus strictly on African American fiction and history.

I am presently reading Langston Hughes' debut novel, Not Without Laughter, which is a semi autobiographical story about a Black family growing up in Kansas in the early 20th century. Hughes was primarily a poet and that's how I'm familiar with him.

After that I will read Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man, which was influenced by TS Eliot's The Waste Land and Dostoevsky 's Notes from Underground.

For the history, it's Isabel Wilkerson's acclaimed The Warmth of Other Suns. It's about the Great Migration of southern African Americans starting around the period of World War I and lasting until around 1970. They were fleeing the "Jim Crow" laws in effect, and also hoping to find better paying jobs.
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« Reply #681 on: February 08, 2019, 12:54:52 AM »

As February is Black History Month in the US, I decided to focus strictly on African American fiction and history.

I am presently reading Langston Hughes' debut novel, Not Without Laughter, which is a semi autobiographical story about a Black family growing up in Kansas in the early 20th century. Hughes was primarily a poet and that's how I'm familiar with him.

After that I will read Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man, which was influenced by TS Eliot's The Waste Land and Dostoevsky 's Notes from Underground.

For the history, it's Isabel Wilkerson's acclaimed The Warmth of Other Suns. It's about the Great Migration of southern African Americans starting around the period of World War I and lasting until around 1970. They were fleeing the "Jim Crow" laws in effect, and also hoping to find better paying jobs.

I wish I had your stamina, E. I've stopped reading altogether at present. Just sudoku puzzles for me right now.
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« Reply #682 on: February 08, 2019, 07:31:57 AM »

Stamina? Moi?  Grin

No it's determination, gotta force myself to do it. I used to read a lot more when younger but now it's getting harder to concentrate.

I love Sudoku as well as crossword puzzles.
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