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Almost No Memory
Lydia Davis
Selected Poems
Philippe Jaccottet
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Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl - Gert Hofmann, Michael Hofmann I really love Lichtenberg, my favorite aphorist. I would only recommend this book to anyone who is likewise inclined to him, as it wouldn't likely hold interest for people with no knowledge of his life or collected aphorisms [b:The Waste Books|984015|The Waste Books|Georg Christoph Lichtenberg|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1343788385s/984015.jpg|969510]. This fictionalized phase of his life, in which he lives with a teenage girl as common wife, was charming and is based on truth. At first I thought it romanticized, and I can't say that isn't so not having been there. But as someone interested in German thinkers, I much enjoyed it.