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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Gasparo Contarini: Venice, Rome, and Reform - Elisabeth G. Gleason This was the first modern biography of Contarini; the previous one was from the late 19th century. Gleason makes up for previous neglect by producing a very thorough, nuanced, intelligent, and carefully-researched examination of the great Venetian, focusing on his intellectual influences and political and philosophical ideas. Gleason's prose is clear and readable, and imparts an understanding of Contarini's personality as well as his historical importance. In short, a great book if you happen to be interested in this very specific place and time.