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Offline Mirror Image

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8660 on: May 20, 2018, 07:53:52 PM »
This:



I’m not really reading this from front to back as this isn’t one of those kinds of books, but I do pick up this book periodically and read about a Barber work I’m interested in learning about which this particular book provides background history to each composition, when it was written, when it was first premiered, etc.
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Offline Alberich

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8661 on: May 21, 2018, 04:44:35 AM »
And now, arriving in Les Misérables to what is arguably the creepiest part in the book - Marius stalking Cosette. I guess this passed as romantic in the 19th century. Still, it is so very well written...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8663 on: May 22, 2018, 03:00:16 PM »