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#128482 - 09/28/06 08:50 PM some of my fav books and short stories
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the stories i were about to list-

i realize are so painful -

to understand as they chronicle my life -

but i love these books - i felt a connection:

Sidaartha - Herman Hesse

The Rocking Horse Winner - DH Lawrence

Candide - Voltaire

The Cantebury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

The Flying Change - Henry Taylor (poetry)

The Thorn Birds - Christine McCullough (hehe)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Will's Shakespeare(play)

The Consolation of Philosophy - Boethius

Piers the Plowman (a medieval English text - forget who wrote it - perhaps Piers - seriously - I only read parts - but loved it)

The works of JD Salinger.

A few William Faulkner Books - so cool - it was over twenty years ago but the stream of conscious style - was almost like reading a movie today.

Novella - by Rainier Maria Rilke

The Gardener and the Frog. - Italo Calvino


The Name of the Rose - by Umberto Eco. (awesome.)

....

Right now - this is what i am remembering -
I'll come back to it.
Please -

can you say what you liked?

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#128483 - 09/28/06 09:01 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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i was so connected to my books that i would keep them in boxes -

with a cataloguing of each box - completely -name and date of publication - edition -

I finally had to sell them - since I had no room -and also - the money helped -

There were art books and novels - histories -etc..

It's good to clear them out I think -
but superb books -

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#128484 - 09/28/06 09:05 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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please forgive me - but I had a weakness for 1920's decadence-

the huge balls in Paris - put on by artists - sponsored by the people like the Vicompte de Noailles -

I liked Jean Cocteau - and

the surrealists-

and

Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas etc..

also

there's a book.

Genius in Disguise - The Story of Harold Ross -
founder of the New Yorker mag
by Thomas Kunkel.
a fun page turner.

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#128485 - 09/28/06 09:07 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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right now that 'age' though fun -
seems so much an age of denial.

I liked the parties though -

I so wanted to escape. Still do sometimes.

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#128486 - 09/28/06 09:09 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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I hopefully will wear a costume this Halloween -

Pierrot?

maybe not - maybe some weird Greek/Canadian Mounty hybrid thing.

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#128487 - 09/28/06 09:11 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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I remember seeing a picture of the face of Nijinsky - a Russian dancer -

oh the poor guy - he looked so upset -

It must have been a horror to be gay back then.

But he's a Giant in Dancing History. He triunphed despite that hurdle.

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#128488 - 09/28/06 09:14 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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markgreyblue,

I love the scene in the newer movie "Phantom of the Opera" of the masquerade ball sponsored by Vicompte. Wow, that would have been great to be there.

I love Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca" (both the book and the movie starring Laurence Olivier.

"The Kite Runner," "Simple Abundance," "To Kill a Mockingbird" (book and movie), "Memoirs of a Geisha," and there are many older short stories my dad used to read to me, "The Night," "The Last Lesson," "The Willows," and I'm not sure of the authors right now.

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#128489 - 09/28/06 09:21 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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nice!

I haven't seen Phantom yet - for some reason it spooks me.

I did love To Kill a Mockingbird so much!

But some of those balls I read about sound super -
did you ever see GiGi- ? The topic may not be great - but you sort of get a 1950's
verson of the balls that Gaston LaChaille -(Louis Jordan) go to kind of look just bizarre but fun -
Costumes - Art themes etc...

I can image getting lost in a dance - or then collapse in a corner - drinking talking ...
\:\)

I will check out your list too - copy and paste it right now.

Thanks.

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#128490 - 09/28/06 09:22 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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isn't Rebecca - the story of Madame X - by
John Singer Seargent?

what a painting!

lavendar ears...

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#128491 - 09/28/06 11:57 PM Re: some of my fav books and short stories
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I'm not familiar w/ a painting by that artist...this is a story written about a young girl (Joan Fontaine) who falls in love w/ a sophisticated man (Laurence Olivier) but their idyllic life in a huge manor house by the sea in England is haunted by his dead first wife, Rebecca. Lots of suspense and the book is so well-written you vividly feel you are *there.*

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