Monday, May 23, 2016
Books as Decoration
What a nasty lot of books you seem to have. No art, science, literature, poetry, autobiography, history ? No natural history, no exploration ? No books about music or musicians ? (Autobiographies of musicians are usually worth reading. I recommend Mezz Mezzrow and Hildegard Knef particularly.)
Have you read "Drifting Cities" by Stratis Tsirkas ? Definitely a great novel, not to be missed.
But I also keep my First Edition (1966 English printing) of Mao's little red book out of the way. It is in very good conditon. but missing the red ribbon marker. It is stored next to Khrushchev's "The Crimes of Stalin", a privately printed anti-communist pamphlet, and a report of a Senate committee about communist influence on the anti-Vietnam movement, plus a special edition of Soviet Life about the summit between Reagan and Gorbachev. A copy of "The First Circle" is nearby.
Somewhere I also have a book that bears a special stamp from the US government saying that the book was cleared for import but the government does not endorse its content (or something to that effect). Interesting times, the 60s!
"The Conference" is worth reading.
No, I'm not busy being a l33t hacker. But it's got some useful programming knowledge.
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