March 03, 2004
12 Down, 40 To Go

The General In His Labyrinth fleshed out the life of Simon Bolivar, putting a human face on El Liberador while following him through the last months of his life. Gabriel Garcia Marquez works his lyrical wonder while giving us a historical account of the liberation of South America along the way.

My next book is Reading Lolita In Tehran, by Azar Nafisi, a blend of memoir, literary criticism and social history. The story of a literature professor who returns to her native Tehran to teach banned western books has been strongly recommended and looks like a fascinating read.

Posted by david on March 03, 2004

kinda ironic, since yr lolita and all, eh?

Posted by: RSL on March 4, 2004 09:20 AM
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