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Rabih Alameddine

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Rabih Alameddine is a Lebanese-American painter and writer.
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The Body and Its Dangersby Allen Barnett book cover
The Body and Its Dangersby Allen Barnett
Allen Barnett - 1800-01-01
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@RichieHof @VChangPoet The book, a classic, came out in the middle of the AIDS pandemic. How he was able to write so beautifully about the pandemic, while ill and in the midst of it, is beyond me. Gay man from Chicago, I think. And he was obsessed with Thomas James.      source
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Let the Record Show
A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993
Sarah Schulman - 2021-05-18
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One of O, the Oprah Magazine's 32 LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape in 2021A masterpiece of historical research and intellectual analysis that creates many windows into both a vanished world and the one that emerged from it, the one we live in now. --Alexander Chee Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman's Let the Record Show i...
Rabih Alameddine
Such an important book.      source
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The History of the Siege of Lisbon
Jose Saramago - 1998-09-01 (first published in 1989)
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"If proofreaders were given their freedom and did not have their hands and feet tied by a mass of prohibitions more binding than the penal code, they would soon transform the face of the world, establish the kingdom of universal happiness, giving drink to the thirsty, food to the famished, peace to those who live in turmoil, joy to the sorrowful .....
Rabih Alameddine
@itsjuanlove Brilliant book.      source
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The War with the Newts
Karel Capek - 2014-12-20 (first published in 1936)
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War with the Newts, also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Capek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. They acquire human knowledge and rebel, leading to a global war for supremac...
Rabih Alameddine
I love this book.      source
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The Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa - 2002-12-31 (first published in 1982)
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Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology. and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterp...
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@vebahood Possibly my favorite book ever!      source