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parallels

One interesting result of my joining bookcrossing is that as I cull books from my shelves, to liberate them, I find some that I had meant to read but didn't. And I don't feel like letting them loose until I have. So right now I am reading:

The Portable Oscar Wilde, which is a compendium of various Wilde pieces, with more than one introduction by various scholarly fellows
Notes from Underground, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which also features several introductions, including notes on the translation.

There are some odd parallels between these two works. They both concern themselves in large part with evil and what man can do, yet the two writers were personally and literally very different. I am wondering if I will, by reading them more or less simultaneously, find deeper connections or contrasts.

I also muse about where I should leave books of this nature and the likelihood that the person who finds them would be interested in reading either.

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the_fantum
Apr. 12th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
What is your alias, and I will add you to my list at bookcrossing as well
judith
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
jlautner
prom
Apr. 13th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
hello judith, just a heads up that you've been tagged! (ck my lj)

i hope your day was a good one!
judith
Apr. 14th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh my heaven! Six people to tag...I've got to think...got to think...the weirdness thing shouldn't be hard...
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