esarkayeCoffee and di Lampedusa again. || I finished Changing Places, the first novel in David Lodge's Campus Trilogy. I can't say that I cared for it. I will read the subsequent two novels, but with dampened enthusiasm. Who knows, the others might be better. I am and always will remain an optimist. (And who knows, just like there was is and only ever will be one comedian—Bill Hicks—Wodehouse may be the only humorous writer for me. I suppose I'm very picky when it comes to humor.) In any case, I decided to read something else in between. I really appreciated The Leopard, so much so that I searched for other works by di Lampedusa (giving in to my completist nature and tendencies) immediately upon finishing it. In the last two years of his life, aside from writing Il Gattopardo, he wrote three shorter pieces of fiction: The Professor and the Siren, Joy and the Law, and The Blind Kittens (which was originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard). When I came across this NYRB Classics edition of the stories in question, I hesitated not—and here it is now, under my eyes.
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- anniepembaLook forward to your thoughts
- booklogpos@esarkaye please report.
- esarkayeOnly if there's inappropriate content. Just kidding, I will! @booklogpos
- b.rittanysLovely account! I always enjoy reading your posts.
- esarkayeThank you! That's really nice to hear. :) @b.rittanys
- betweentheboardsI could talk about the "The Professor and the Siren" all day. One of the best short stories in the NYRB catalogue.
- esarkayeI usually do take a picture before starting the book, but I also keep books squished below/between heavy ones in order to keep them flat (if necessary). Also, in general, I'm very delicate with my books—I try (it has become an unconscious habit) not to open books so much that it cracks their spines. @thelawproject
- esarkayeIt was beautiful, really. @betweentheboards
- kschoemeraxeI thought it was beautiful and especially loved the idea of the entrance to Hades being a real place behind a chain link fence.
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