The Captive Mind – Czesław Miłosz

I had this book from one of those collections of 20th century classics that at some point were sold together with daily newspapers in Poland. I've had it for years and finally I decided it is shameful that I haven't read it yet, especially that I also only read a few poems by Miłosz, so …

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Nie ma ekspresów przy żołtych drogach – Andrzej Stasiuk

I think this is the only Stasiuk's book I read, I remember few years ago I accidentally went to his author's night and, as it sometimes happens, felt an instant dislike for him as a person, everything he said felt irritatingly arrogant to me. Obviously after that I never felt the urge to read his …

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life – Andy Miller

Probably like most book lovers I love reading books about books and books about reading. Writing a book about reading that will be interesting is not an easy thing, mainly because reading is such an individual and subjective act. Andy Miller managed to write an interesting book about reading, a book that gives his own …

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London: The Biography – Peter Ackroyd – Quotes

Drunkenness was general, and there are continual references to citizens falling from their solars to the ground, falling down steps into the Thames, falling off ladders. London is not a civilised nor a graceful city, despite the testimony of the maps. It is tortuous, inexact and oppressive. It could never be laid out again with …

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