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Hello y'all
Posted August 26th, 2007 - 5:54 pm by from Washington, United States (Permalink)
what's up guys? we now have a mighty membership of three, but hey, this is a start. i'm back in nyc now, was in budapest for a month, it was killer.
let's get together this week sometime, i am going to organize a birthday, welcome, going away party so i can see my friends in nyc, before i go gallivanting around again. i'll let you know... maybe wendnesday...
hey, recommend me some writers...
i recommend you these...
italo calvino- short stories and novels of great imagination
naguib mahfouz- nobel prize egyptian writer
david gregory roberts- author of 'shantaram', a gnarly underground pakistani mafia in bombay escaped convict must-read.
aannd
'a game as old as empire' edited by steven hiatt, an anthologized sequel to 'confessions of an economic hitman' backing up the accusations made by john perkins towards the world bank, multinational construction and electricity companies like bechtel and halliburton, and the third world elites.
i am needing to buy some books... what do you recommend?

Posted August 29th, 2007 - 4:42 pm by from Cambridge, United States (Permalink)
Hey, as I am still in Germany it's a bit of a mission impossible to meet this week...My flight to New York is on the 5th of September, what about the following week?
Concerning your recommendations: I definitely agree with you: Nagib Mahfouz is great!
The following books I really enjoyed to read:
Thomas Bernhard (a cynical Austrian writer, my favourite author): "The Loser" and "Old Masters".
Jean-Paul Sartre: "No Exit".
Hermann Hesse: "Narcissus and Goldmund".
Elias Canetti: "The Voices of Marrakesh".
Ian McEwan: "The Cement Garden".
Siri Hustvedt: "What I loved".
So long, Mira.