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Abba
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Re: Books?

#16586 3 years, 4 months ago
PMoondancer wrote:
Neal was a talented writer.

Its the 1st third of his life.

A must read.


I need IT!!! I'm now on the prawl
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bokb
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Re: Books?

#16662 3 years, 4 months ago
"The Scroll Edition" of On the Road is fascinating. Totally unedited, the names have not been changed, and it's one looooong paragraph. I read it side-by-side with the original, and noted significant differences. Pure poetry; literary jazz.

Speaking of side-by-side, and Finnegan's Wake, I read it alongside Joseph Campbell's Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake. Like, half a page of the skeleton key is deciphering one sentence or one phrase. "Dense" is an understatement. I started that 10 years ago.

A contemporary book I'm reading right now, that will take a few years, is House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. The short description would be something like a mystery novel about a haunted house, the story of documentary footage of this house, the narrator's discovery of all this information, and a few other incidental elements ...... like four stories, all told simultaneously!

And finally, this one I cannot recommend enough: Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia by Rob Brezney. Totally inspirational; almost like a contemporary Be Here Now.
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Equinox
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Re: Books?

#16829 3 years, 4 months ago
sjfgreenman wrote:
That's a new one.
Here's an overview, makes me want to read it again. I still have all my notes.

http:/pers-www.wlv.ac.uk/~fa1871/joynote.html

I could dig out my companion books to recommend if you're interested in taking the full plunge.

^This link doesn't seem to want to copy correctly but if you cut n paste it works


"I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality."

That comment alone means I HAVE to read it. It gives me chillsI am aware of Richard Ellman. My mother used to teach a course on Ulysses and that was one of the books she used. I regret never taking advantage of her knowledge of that book while she was alive. I was too busy trying to get her to read Burroughs, which was completely a lost cause.

If you can recommend some companion books I'd be grateful. Don't break your neck, I want to read Portrait first. Kind of gear up for the big feast.

BTW, I enjoyed your comments on Arthur Miller in one of those political threads. I've seen The Crucible and it's a fantastic play -- not to mention the single best commentary on that whole Red Scare, IMO.
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DangerousDan
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Re: Books?

#16844 3 years, 4 months ago
Growing up Dead- Conners
1984-George Orwell
Searching for the Sound- Phil Lesh
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
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MsJimp
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Re: Books?

#16848 3 years, 4 months ago
in my house its ALL about Harry
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Abba
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I missed Jerry!

Re: Books?

#16849 3 years, 4 months ago
All great books Dan.... 1984 is amazing
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Equinox
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Re: Books?

#16851 3 years, 4 months ago
PMoondancer wrote:
Neal was a talented writer.

Its the 1st third of his life.

A must read.


It is a fine book. His letters are interesting too. There's a collection of his correspondence with Ginsberg floating around and over the years Kesey published a few in several different projects. I belive there's at least one in the Garage Sale book and a couple more in the Cassady issue of his Spit In The Ocean magazine.
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Re: Books?

#16938 3 years, 4 months ago
@PMMOONDANCER

YEA, ITS SAFE. MY GRANDFATHER DONATED SOME OF THE LAND THAT HEATHWOOD (IF THATS THE HIGH SCHOOL YOU WENT TO) WAS BUILT ON, AND MY GODMOTHER WAS A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AT USC FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS, GIVE OR TAKE A FEW. I'VE GOT A BUNCH OF FAMILY IN S.C., COLUMBIA, CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT, MYRTLE BEACH, YADA YADA YADA
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robertjfeldman
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Re: Books?

#16948 3 years, 4 months ago
ANYTHING BY MURAKAMI..................TOTALLY TRIPPY AND TOTALLY ENTERTAINING AND TOTALLY PROFOUND
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ruby_claire
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Re: Books?

#16953 3 years, 4 months ago
Great Topic!


Post Office ~ Charles Bukowski
Jesus's Son ~ Denis Johnson
Last Exit to Brooklyn ~Hubert Selby, Jr.

& in small doses, cuz that's all I can handle,
The Shock Doctrine ~ Naomi Klein

I've liked seeing what everyone else is into, really interesting!!

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odea
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Re: Books?

#16998 3 years, 4 months ago
blue highways by william least heat-moon
"Here was blue, here was yellow, here was green, sky and river, woods and mountains, all beautiful, all mysterious and enchanting, and in the midst of it, he, Siddhartha, the awakened one, on the way to himself."
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Re: Books?

#17032 3 years, 4 months ago
Is your last name Manning?

Did your family know the Hamptons?
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