Books, Books

I recently re-read Gulliver’s Travels. I enjoyed it more this time. I’m a different person now, with more experience and books behind me, than I was at my previous reading. One of the old Greeks said something like “You can’t walk through the same river twice.”

 

I also read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain. It is a monumental book. I got accustomed to the humor and really enjoyed it. The intellectual tussles left me a little dazed: when was Mann mocking the combatants and when were their arguments legit? This is a book whose images stick in the mind.

 

Now I am reading Little Dorrit, by Dickens, Catastrophic Care, by Goldhill, the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in Portuguese and English..

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