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LIBRARY SHELF: Trout Fishing in America

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Brautigan, Richard;Trout Fishing in America: a novel (1967) ICI Shelf: LAL First Line: “As a child when did I first hear about trout fishing in America?” Last Line: “P.S. Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonnaise.” ICI History: First … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Razor’s Edge

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Maugham, Somerset W.; The Razor’s Edge (1944) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “I HAVE NEVER BEGUN A NOVEL with more misgiving.” Last Line: “And however superciliously the highbrows carp, we the public in our heart of hearts all like a success story; … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik

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Efros, Israel; Ed.; Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik: Translated From Hebrew (1948) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Hayyim Nahman Bialik appeared when Jewish history began to take a new turn.” Last Line: “Through his free and powerful rhythms, through his … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Weight of the Earth

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Wojnarowicz, David Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz (2002) FIRST LINE: “I’m sitting here in this room and it’s around dusk” LAST LINE: “And maybe somebody coming along and just putting their arms around me for … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Joseph Beuys: Zeichnungen Tekeningen Drawings

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Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche; Joseph Beuys: Zeichnungen Tekeningen Drawings (1979) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “Der Ort dieser Zeichnungen weist von uns fort, und er liegt zugleich auch weit von uns fort.” Last Line: “That change came later, with these drawings – there’s a … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Normal and the Pathological

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Canguilem, Georges; The Normal and the Pathological (1991) ICI Shelf: Zone First Line: “The problem of pathological structures and behaviors in man is enormous.” Last Line: “The menace of disease is one of the components of health.” ICI History: First Line, Today at the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Women in Love

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Lawrence, D. H.; Women in Love (1920; reprint 1973) ICI Shelf: Fiction First Line: “Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father’s house in Beldover, working and talking.” Last Line: “”I don’t believe that,” he answered.” ICI History: Last … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Through the Looking Glass

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Carroll, Lewis; Through the Looking Glass in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (1960) ICI Shelf: Fiction First Line: “One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it — it was … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Lolita

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Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita (1955) ICI Shelf: Fiction First Line: “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” Last Line: “And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita.” ICI History: First Line,Today at the ICI-Twitter … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Stitching A Revolution

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Jones, Cleves Stitching A Revolution (2000) ICI Shelf: AIDS First Line: “Thousands of people stand on a grid of canvas walkways.” Last Line: “Please don’t make us come back.” ICI History: Last line, Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (11-10-11); First … Continue reading

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