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EDIT: OH HOLY GODS OF ALL HIPSTERS FORGIVE ME FOR BUYING AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF LE MIS! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, I SWEAR, I'LL BURN IT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!
Total Amount spent: $4.50

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acommonreader
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
GOOD WORK!

I have that same copy of Ulysses, methinks!
createdestiny
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't read any James Joyce except for "Araby."

A few weeks ago I also picked up Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. I'm not sure where I should start. Any suggestions?
acommonreader
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
One of my best friends, also an instructor in English at this university, just taught Dubliners and thinks it one of the prettiest collections she knows, close behind Salinger's Nine Stories. I haven't read any of the three completely, but will read Portrait within a class soon.

I would suggest reading Portrait before Ulysses, as the chrnology of the story moves in that direction as well, and treating Dubliners as autonomous, since it as, and reading it either before or after the two.
andeepants
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Whitenoise is such a great book...same with Ulysses. Way to get a bang for your buck!
korolyeva525
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
I kinda squealed with envy...
ygolonac
Jan. 21st, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
That Mark Salzman book is now mine. Give it over.
dietcokehed
Jan. 21st, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Damn Skippy! I need to stop forgetting about those Saturday sales....
substitute
Jan. 21st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a hell of a lot of good lit for less than five bucks. You're occupied for a WHILE now!
derekfz
Jan. 22nd, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
I was trying to come up with some crappy joke about that book being UL listed, but...
mananath
Jan. 22nd, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
ohh... go for the unabridged Les Mis!
createdestiny
Jan. 22nd, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)
Oh crap! You're right! I didn't even think about that when I bought it.
lcurtis
Jan. 22nd, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Good catch. Don Delillo's "White Noise" is one of my top 50 novels, of the twentieth century.
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