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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Baritone Barbie

1. I entirely approve of the type used in Atwood's 'Negotiating with the Dead' [Typeface: Adobe Garamond 11.5/14 pt]
2. D H Lawrence's 'The Rocking Horse Winner'
3. Gilgamesh?
4. "Reach me a gentian, give me a torch" - D H Lawrence
5. Phyllis Chesler's 'Woman and Madness'

Sep 29 TLS Reviews that made me want the book:
+Jennifer Coates' review of Anne Karpf's The Human Voice. Her review is titled Baritone Barbie, in reference to this infamous adventure by the Barbie Liberation Organisation: "In Dec 89, NY, the Organisation bought 800 Barbie dolls and switched their voice chips. When children opened their presents at Christmas, the Barbies shouted 'Vengeance is mine!' while GI Joes trilled 'Lets plan our dream wedding!'. The public was outraged."
+Steve Poole's review of Andrew Hussey's Paris - the secret history of Paris. Paris can never again be the Paris of Sartre with coffee shops for lingering debates. 'Paris - a husk, a virtual theme park of past glories'.
posted by Finny Forever at 9:10 PM


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