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Sierra Hahn, Cameron Stewart
The Old Gringo
Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden
Domnei
Branch Cabell James Branch Cabell
White Apples
Jonathan Carroll
Tarzan of the Apes
Michael Meyer, Gore Vidal, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
Oliver Onions
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
The Land of Laughs
Jonathan Carroll
Voyage Along the Horizon
Javier MarĂ­as, Kristina Cordero
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
Harpo Speaks! - Rowland Barber, Harpo Marx what a wonderful memoir! it's clear to me that harpo told these stories to an effective writer who knew how to get it all down -- to have to edit a guy who spells dead "ded" would have been rather difficult. :)

this book covers the whole of harpo's life -- childhood, the rise of the marx brothers, and then his time hanging out with alexander woolcott and the algonquin round table. many of the stories are laugh-out-loud funny but sometimes i had trouble empathizing -- for example when they all "suffered" through the depression.

the portraits of somerset maugham, and george bernard shaw are extremely memorable and i plan on typing them out for others to enjoy. :)