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[image by Yosha Bunko] [image by Johanne Randen] ‘The persistence of the past is one of those tragic/comic blessings which each new age denies coming cock-sure onto its stage to mouth its claim to a perfect novelty. But no age is so new as that.” from The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

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Not so new addiction – XXI

The Dogs of Tithwal (stories) by  Saadat Hasan Manto The Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Can’t and Won’t (short short stories) by Lydia Davis Signs and Wonders (short stories) by Alix Ohlin We Want What We Want (short stories) by Alix Ohlin The Years by Annie Ernaux (translated(…)

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Not so new addiction XX

The World in a Grain, The story of sand by Vince Beiser Half Gods (short stories) by Akil Kumarasamy The Boiling River Adventure and discovery in the Amazon by Andrés Ruzo Where the Water Goes, Life and death along the Colorado River by David Owen Disappointment River, Finding and losing the Northwest Passage by Brian(…)

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Not so new addiction XIX

Ashes in my mouth, Sand in my shoes (short stories) by Per Petterson Darkness Visible by William Styron A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul (second reading) The Aspern Papers by Henry James A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth; 4.6 Billion Years in Twelve Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee Good Trouble(…)

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Not so new addiction XVIII

The Braided River, A Journey along the Brahmaputra by Samrat Choudhury One Day We’ll all be Dead and None of this Will Matter (essays) by Scaachi Koul The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories (short stories) by P.G. Wodehouse The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley Classic Women’s Short Stories by Kate Chopin,(…)

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Not so new addiction XVII

Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit The Possessed by Elif Batuman Letters of note: Fathers by Shaun Usher Smoke by Ivan Turgenev  (second reading) To Be a Man (short stories) by Nicole Krauss Medusa’s Ankles (short stories) by A. S. Byatt English Literature (study guide) by Benjamin W. Griffin, Ph.D. All that Man is (stories) by(…)

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Not so new addiction XVI

Bliss and Other Stories (short stories) by Katherine Mansfield The Magician by Colm Tóibín Elsewhere Home (short stories) by Leila Aboulela Passage to India by E.M. Forster A Swim in a Pond of Rain (on Chekhov stories) by  George Saunders Why Read Moby-Dick? (on Moby-Dick) by Nathaniel Philbrick The Novel of the Century (on Les(…)

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Not so new addiction XV

Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling Pianos and Flowers (short stories) by Alexander McCall Smith Istanbul, Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk Trains and Lovers (interlocking stories) by Alexander McCall Smith The Black Monk and other stories (short stories) by Anton Chekhov Real Estate by Deborah(…)

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Not so new addiction XIV

Sybille Bedford: A Life by Selina Hastings A Visit to Don Otavio: A Mexican Journey by Sybille Bedford Fifty-two Stories (short stories) by Anton Chekhov Other People’s Love Affairs (short stories) by D. Wystan Owen Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky, Alexander Kuprin, I.A. Bunin Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcolm Ernest Hemingway: The Short(…)

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