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Hard Times, A Longman Cultural Edition
Charles Dickens
Tremendous Trifles
G. K. Chesterton
"Симпсоны" как философия: Эссе
Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble, William Irwin
Лекции по зарубежной литературе
Vladimir Nabokov
Пробуждающаяся наука. Математика Древнего Египта, Вавилона и Греции
Иван Веселовский, B.L. Van Der Waerden
Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to His Son
Philip Dormer Stanhope
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady
Samuel Richardson, Angus Ross
Surprised by Joy
C.S. Lewis
A Bit on the Side
William Trevor
Ojos de perro azul
Gabriel García Márquez

The Children's Book

The Children's Book - A.S. Byatt This really is a good book, you know. Oh, and by the way, it's called "The Children's Book", but it isn't a children's book. It is very well written, bursting with information, full of vivid images, fascinating, impressive, at times even moving.
But.
Well, everyone knew there's going to be a but.
I'm thinking of a kind of painting by Dalí or thereabouts, which is composed of hundreds of bright things, some of them radiant, some of them broken, all of them very lifelike - but the net result looks like a completely lifeless tangle. And because of the brilliance of individual things, you're drawn to it and can't stop looking, even though the picture as a whole almost revolts you.
This is it.
I couldn't stop thinking about the book even when I wasn't reading, but I didn't like what I thought. Still, if you are not squeamish (and I mean especially sexwise squeamish), I can quite recommend it.