Book Monster

Conquering literature one book at a time
(to say nothing of the movies)

Because we are separated everything separates us, even our efforts to join each other.

Simone de BeauvoirThe Mandarins

291. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
292. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
293. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
294. The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau
295. The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare
296. Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
297. Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare
298. Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
299. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
300. The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
301. Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian
302. The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian
303. Libra by Don DeLillo
304. Tun-Huang by Yasushi Inoue
305. The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian
306. Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
307. Memoirs of Journeys to Venice by Albrecht Dürer

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I know few more sublime conceptions, than the idea of this universal interaction of the whole human race on itself; this ceaseless life and activity; this eager emulation to give and to receive…

Johann Gottlieb Fichte, The Vocation of the Scholar

For somehow this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends.

AeschylusPrometheus Bound

280. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation by Fanny Kemble (+)
281. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
282. Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock
283. The Vocation of the Scholar by Johann Gottlieb Fichte
284. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
285. Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazō Nitobe (+)
286. The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
287. The Blue Lagoon by H. De Vere Stacpoole
288. The Crystal World by J. G. Ballard
289. Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus
290. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell

Shame (2011/Steve McQueen)

Shame (2011/Steve McQueen)

There is no error more absurd, and yet more rooted in the heart of man, than the belief that his sufferings will promote his spiritual safety.

Charles Robert MaturinMelmoth the Wanderer