Up late feeling a bit random so going to do couple of lists .-

Last ten library books borrowed

  1. life a user manual by Georges Perec -french modernist
  2. you face tomorrow by Javier Marias – new spanish voice
  3. a private affair by Beppe Fenglio – post war italian classic
  4. the house of hunger by Dambudzo Marechera -zimbabwean writer that died to young
  5. that awful mess on the via Merula by Carlo Emilio Gadda -murder and philosophy in one novel
  6. Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen -Danish classic
  7. alphabet of the night by Jean-Euphele Milce – Hatian novel about a jewish shopkeeper
  8. piano by Jean Echenoz -new french writer a bit like prisoner
  9. the labyrinth of solitude by Octavio Paz – book about being mexican
  10. the shadow of a smile by Kachi a. ozumba – english based Nigerian

a wide choice there .

5 favourite places

  1. Elie fife where my gran lives ,long beaches and peace
  2. Aran coast Donegal -spent a lot of my youth around her with my father who is from Derry peat fires and rockpools
  3. Torquay -where i spent my honeymoon with my darling wife
  4. Chesterfield i love where i live and place i first met my wife at the station
  5. Alnwick Northumberland -lived here for a few years wild countryside and peace oh and largest secondhand bookshop in uk lol

i love countryside and peace ,most of all sharing time with my wife in these places .

10 random i pod tracks –

  1. had a dream about you baby – Bob Dylan -down in the groove
  2. in a future age – wilco -summerteeth
  3. dazed and confused – led Zeppelin -song remains the same
  4. ready for the floor -hot chip -made in the dark
  5. the band played waltzing Matilda -the pogues -rum sodomy and the lash
  6. ceremony -new order -retro(disc1)
  7. last post on the bugle -the libertines -the libertines
  8. blue in green-miles Davies -kind of blue
  9. tears of rage -the band -music from big pink
  10. stretch out and wait -the smiths -world won’t listen

hope it is an insight into me a bit ,stu

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teresa (Lovely Treez Reads)
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 08:47:02

    Stu, I didn’t realise you had the Irish Connection. Donegal is beautiful, I’ve spent many Summer holidays there as a child especially around Rossnowlagh.

    I was also wondering where your interest in translated fiction comes from? I studied French and Italian at uni, became a teacher of Mod Langs later but feel guilty if I read a translated work – I think I’m missing out here!

    Lovely to find out more about you. If you don’t mind I might do something similar. Bon weekend. 🙂


    • winstonsdad
      Apr 17, 2010 @ 10:39:07

      thanks for comment Teresa , yes family on fathers side has links back to 1500 in ireland ,he spends time every year in donegal in a thatched cottage ,same one as i did witth them as a kid ,love of translated ficiton comes from living in germany for a time in early ninties had always like camus kafka boll grass and sebald ,just decide to concentrate more on translated works as a area that gets over looked a lot


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