For my own recent reading, I'm back reading Clarissa after putting it down for almost a year. I had read the equivalent of 800 pages or so in an ordinary novel and the plot had not advanced at all! But, I'm about a quarter of the way through, so I thought I'd give it another try. Probably in a few weeks I'll put it aside and pick it up in another year. It's not as though I'll forget what's happening!
: I'd like to read "Baudolino".
: As for my recent reading, it includes the
: "The Painted Veil", by Somerset
: Maugham. a short novel, the story of a
: frivolous woman who suffers a shock in deep
: China in the 1920's. Recommendable.
: "The Baron in the Trees", by Italo
: Calvino. A wonderful fantasy about a boy
: who, after refusing to eat a dish of snails,
: climbs to a tree and never comes back to the
: ground. A philosophical fable located in
: Northern Italy in the XVIII century, full of
: ideas and romance.
: "The Prisonner", by Marcel Proust.
: The fifth part of "In Search of Lost
: Time", where Marcel and Albertine are
: back in Paris and living together, to the
: satisfaction and annoyance of Marcel, who is
: in the grip of jealousy about the suspected
: lesbian infidelities of the girl. A
: marvelous piece of literature.
: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog", by
: Muriel Barbery. A very moving tale of
: loneliness and culture, art, and literature
: as means to the good life.
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