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Reading - 2012 [Dec. 23rd, 2012|05:55 pm]
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An utterly crazy year, reading-wise. I'm probably forgetting lots, but here goes. This does not apply to individual essays. And this time, a random rating system. 1 star for good, 2 stars for very good, 3 stars for excellent, and 4 stars for life-changing-go-read-right-now! 

Fiction
J.L. Borges Fictiones (and other short stories) ****
Victor Hugo Les Miserable **
Milan Kundera Life is Elsewher ***
A.S. Byatt Possession **
A.B. Caecaeres The Invention of Morel ****
S. Sarna The Angel's Share (recusal on grounds of bias)
C. Mieville Railsea **
Guy Gavriel Kay A Song for Arbonne (re-read) ***
Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana ***

Poetry
Lermontov Collected Poetry ***
Baudelaire Les Fleurs du Mal ****
Milton, Paradise Lost (re-read) ****
Virgil, Aeneid (re-read) ****
Byron, The Collected Works (re-read) ***
Borges, Collected Poetry ***
Rilke, Collected Poetry ***

Drama:
Ibsen, Love's Comedy **
G.B. Shaw The Doctor's Dilemma **
Chekhov Uncle Vanya *
Goethe, Faust ***

Essays
Milan Kundera Life is Elsewhere ***
Milan Kundera Testaments Betrayed ***
Oscar Wilde The Complete Essays ****
Hazlitt Lectures on the English Poets **
Hazlitt Essays on Shakespeare **
Schlegel Lectures on the History of Western Drama ***
Richards Principles of Literary Criticism *
Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism **** 

History
John MacLeod, Highlanders: A History of the Gaels *
James Hunter, Glencoe and the Indians **

Miscellaneous
Freud Civilisation and its Discontents ***
Nietzsche The Birth of Tragedy ***
Carpenter The Inklings: CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams and their Friends **

Gah. I have this nagging feeling that I am forgetting a lot. 
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