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Sunday reading

The Fall of Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
The Story of English in 100 Words, by David Crystal
It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis

Last books finished
The World of Yesterday, by Stefan Zweig
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories, ed. John Joseph Adams
A Life in Pieces, by Dave Stone, Paul Sutton & Joseph Lidster
Het genootschap van Socrates by Yves Leclercq and Stéphanie Heurteau
The Autumnlands, Vol. 1: Tooth and Claw, by Kurt Busiek and Benjamin Dewey
Democracy and its Deficits: The path towards becoming European-style democracies in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, by Ghia Nodia with Denis Cenușă and Mikhail Minakov
Aliénor: La Légende Noire, vol 4, by Arnaud Delalande and Simona Mogavino, art by Carlos Gomez

Next books
Julian, by Gore Vidal
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, by Jane Hirshfield
"Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber


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Dec. 24th, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
IIRC, like John Crowley, Dan Simmons was a pupil (poss postgrad?) of Harold Bloom's, and it shows. The Keats thing is always quite interesting because of Keats, and the sci-fi is suitably appropriate given the intensely Lit-Crit aspects of the Hyperion novels. I like turning Teilhard into a saint; but I would, wouldn't I. I read them on first publication and haven't returned to them, not having felt a need. Thinking of Simmons and theoretically driven novels, does anyone in the Anglosphere read Raymond Roussel or any of the early C20th French experimental novels? Do we consider Locus Solus to be Sci-fi?
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