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    'Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance' by Edgar Wind; 'The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931' by Adam Tooze, and 'Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid' by Douglas Hofstadter.

    Also various books by and about William Hazlitt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    'Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance' by Edgar Wind; 'The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order 1916-1931' by Adam Tooze, and 'Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid' by Douglas Hofstadter.

    Also various books by and about William Hazlitt.
    Interesting reading there Joe. I read Hofstadter's book many years ago. Should re-read it, but I'm now in the middle of Herodotus 'The Histories', translated by Tom Holland.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Interesting reading there Joe. I read Hofstadter's book many years ago. Should re-read it, but I'm now in the middle of Herodotus 'The Histories', translated by Tom Holland.
    I'm approaching the Hofstadter very cautiously, as it has large amounts of numbers in it, and I'm more of a words person myself. So far, so good, though.

    (I'm also reading 'The Histories', but by Tacitus!)

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    Iain Sinclair - Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

    Third of the way in. Typically a challenge to follow Sinclair's train of thought on occasion but so far a bitter sweet reflection on my beloved Hackney. Good stuff. Recommended.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I'm approaching the Hofstadter very cautiously, as it has large amounts of numbers in it, and I'm more of a words person myself. So far, so good, though.

    (I'm also reading 'The Histories', but by Tacitus!)
    Is that the R.V. Rieu translation published by Penguin, or are you reading it in Latin? (!)
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Is that the R.V. Rieu translation published by Penguin, or are you reading it in Latin? (!)
    It's a later Penguin translation, by Kenneth Wellesley. I can just about remember reading Virgil in Latin at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackneyRF View Post



    Iain Sinclair - Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

    Third of the way in. Typically a challenge to follow Sinclair's train of thought on occasion but so far a bitter sweet reflection on my beloved Hackney. Good stuff. Recommended.

    Cheers

    Loz
    Excellent book. I think I have almost everything he's published!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Interesting reading there Joe. I read Hofstadter's book many years ago. Should re-read it, but I'm now in the middle of Herodotus 'The Histories', translated by Tom Holland.
    Tom Holland's fiction is well worth a read, Supping with Panthers was my first by him and its a fabulous Victorian romp with hints of Lovecraft, Howard, Moorcock, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle and a very subtly erotic vibe that says much without being crass or pornographic. Been a long time since I read a book that drew me into the world in which it was set, made me feel like I was there. In my view an excellent read, right from the get go and would make a very good film - if done right.
    Regards Neil

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    About to start Nicholas Monsarrat's the cruel sea
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    About to start Nicholas Monsarrat's the cruel sea
    Fabulous writer.
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