What I'm reading *

I've always read. While growing up, reading was a refuge when I found life too unpleasant or stressful. Consequently I've bought a lot of books over time as well.

Now that I'm no longer in the rich corporate phase of my life I've rediscovered the library. Dayton's library may be maligned by some but is still a great resource. One type of book I like to read is gay fiction and I was surprised to see a lot of it in the Dayton library's catalog. Plus you can even ask them to buy particular titles, and they will!

Below you can see the five most recent books either that I'm reading or that I've acquired. You can search my books, or you can see all my books. Also my classes page has links back to this page for the books for each class.

ISBN: 0385720793

Title Author
2004-09-01 0385720793 Copenhagen Frayn, Michael CPL310
  This play has just three characters, German physicist Werner Heisenberg, his former mentor Danish physicist Niels Bohr, and Bohr's wife Margrethe Bohr. All are long dead (Heisenberg in 1976, Bohr in 1962), and they are looking back at a visit Heisenberg paid the Bohrs in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen. About the only thing certain about what happened during that visit is that no one can be certain what happened, a clever tie-in to the Uncertainty Principle developed by Heisenberg. Reading the play is sometimes confusing as there is only dialogue, no stage directions, and thus it's sometimes difficult to understand where characters really are and why one talks in the middle of the other two. Dr. Hye told us that when he and his wife saw the play in New York, the staging was minimalistic, with characters circling around each other like atoms. There is a PBS version, a part of which we saw in class, that makes who's saying what and where clearer, probably because it was actually filmed in Copenhagen.

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