Books I bought/received in the last 24 hours

I have procured 8 new books in the last 24 hours.

1 was a gift from my Russian teacher: Gombrich’s Topics of Our Time: Twentieth-century issues in learning and in art.

Gombrich topics


Three were cheap books bought off Amazon for under 1 pound, basically because I think I need them but not for any particular burning reason:

dostoevsky - notes

tolstoy confession

  • St. Augustine: Confessions, because I read some of it in Kyrgyzstan and also because of Ben.

st augustine


The rest are relatively more contemporary books that I think I need to read for one reason or another:

ashbery quick question


  • Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend, because I read about it in the New Yorker and wanted to fall in love with it.

ferrante brilliant friend


markson wittgenstein


  • Hans Bertens: Literary Theory (The Basics), because I need some theoretical grounding in my book-reading and reviewing.

bertens literary theory


There are more books I almost bought, but this post is long enough!



2 thoughts on “Books I bought/received in the last 24 hours

  1. I just read Tolstoy’s “A Confession” and will happily email with you about it when you get around to it. I think it’s highly worth the read–a radical view of Christianity, especially the Gospels, from a very rational man, who makes compelling and logical arguments about how to make life less absurd without resulting to suicide.

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