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locrian

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #640 on: October 18, 2007, 02:53:31 AM »
One of my two or three preferred novels. The chapters with Pilatus are so beautiful ...

Which translations have you read, or do you even need a translation?

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« Reply #641 on: October 18, 2007, 03:01:06 AM »
About to stroll through one of these guilty pleasures....not sure which one.  Either way, a real treat now that they have taken all of the "varnish" off of previous printings and just left us with what Howard actually wrote in the order he wrote it in (which I believe happens to not be in chronilogical order story wise).  However, I must admit I do miss the Frazetta cover art that I enjoyed as a kid.

How'd I miss this?    ???

REH rules! Have you seen the movie THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD yet?

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« Reply #642 on: October 18, 2007, 04:57:46 AM »
Yes, it's tough-going, but I am really enjoying it, especially the Diapsalmata  and the essay on tragedy.




Yeah, I found it easiest (and overall more fruitful) to take it in pieces. HUGELY rewarding.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #643 on: October 24, 2007, 01:00:28 AM »
Toscanini - Harvey Sachs. Very interesting thus far...
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« Reply #644 on: October 24, 2007, 04:35:12 AM »
Tried to read King's Dark Towers series but couldnt get into it.

Northern Lights is next on my list

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« Reply #645 on: October 24, 2007, 12:36:10 PM »
Almost done with Robert Simpson's "The Essence of Anton Bruckner", great in depth analysis of each of his symphonies. A must read.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #646 on: October 24, 2007, 01:58:50 PM »
Just started the book below - Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs (2007) by Morton Meyers - check HERE for descriptions & comments; like Meyers, I'm also an abdominal radiologist & have always had a deep interest in medical history, so this is a perfect book for me; I know Mort Meyers, and he is an excellent writer, so if you're interested in this topic, this book might be for you -  :D


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #647 on: October 24, 2007, 09:10:00 PM »
Just started the book below - Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs (2007) by Morton Meyers - check HERE for descriptions & comments; like Meyers, I'm also an abdominal radiologist & have always had a deep interest in medical history, so this is a perfect book for me; I know Mort Meyers, and he is an excellent writer, so if you're interested in this topic, this book might be for you -  :D



Lovely artwork!  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #648 on: October 25, 2007, 12:09:00 AM »
POPPER: "The logic of the scientific discovery" (I don't know if the translation is right, I am reading it in German).

The absolute masterpiece of Karl Popper.

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« Reply #650 on: October 25, 2007, 02:56:12 AM »
POPPER: "The logic of the scientific discovery" (I don't know if the translation is right, I am reading it in German).

The absolute masterpiece of Karl Popper.

Yes, wonderful work, and very influential as well.
I just read Popper's "The nature of philosophical problems and their root in science" which is an article published on the British Journal of Philosophy of Science in 1952.

I'm waiting to read "Open society and its enemies" as well.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #651 on: October 25, 2007, 01:14:48 PM »


How is it?  I know one is not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I must say that the cover makes it look interesting.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #652 on: October 25, 2007, 04:59:22 PM »


Looks like a CD cover for Symphonie Fantastique.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #653 on: October 25, 2007, 05:30:11 PM »
Looks like a CD cover for Symphonie Fantastique.

Hello, Anne - take a look at the link to the book I mentioned a few posts back - might be one that you would enjoy!  Dave  :)

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« Reply #654 on: October 25, 2007, 05:40:05 PM »
Hello, Anne - take a look at the link to the book I mentioned a few posts back - might be one that you would enjoy!  Dave  :)

As of yesterday it is already on its way to my house!  Thank you! ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #655 on: October 25, 2007, 08:41:17 PM »


Familiar with the topic as a whole, but find the composer's perspective elucidated by Copeland deeply intriguing and, honestly, educating!  :)

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« Reply #656 on: October 26, 2007, 07:36:47 AM »
How is it?  I know one is not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I must say that the cover makes it look interesting.

It isn't bad so far. It's his first novel. I think he wrote it for college, then sold it to a publisher. And he's been writing them ever since.

If you enjoy Stephen King and the like, you'll probably dig it.

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« Reply #657 on: October 26, 2007, 08:38:45 AM »
John Ruskin. No, it's not very good.
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« Reply #658 on: October 26, 2007, 11:29:24 AM »


Fascinating essays on Sinatra and popular culture during the 40's and 50's. Insightful and though provoking, this book is a serious study of the impact Sinatra had  on popular culture and beyond through his music and personality.  :)
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« Reply #659 on: October 26, 2007, 11:43:38 AM »
John Ruskin. No, it's not very good.

Really? I thought he would be pretty good if Proust translated his works.