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: 0826407277

Title Author
2004-09-30 0826407277 Plays: Before Daybreak, The Weavers, The Beaver Coat Hauptmann, Gerhart (ed. Reinhold Grimm and Caroline Molina y Vedia; trans. Peter Bauland, Theodore H. Lustig) CPL310
  This is not one of the required books for this class, but each of us had to read a play or novel from a supplemental list and report on it to the class. Hauptmann's play "Before Daybreak" was one of two for the first report day and I am also reading Hauptmann auf Deutsch for my GER361 class, so that made my choice easy. CPL310 is in English and not limited to German authors, so this edition is a translation. "Before Daybreak" was fairly entertaining, even though I could tell early on that Loth was pretty much a shit who was going to break Helen's heart.

A warning about this edition, however: if you click on the ISBN to bring up the Amazon page for this book, you'll notice that Seth Davidson says in his review that "[t]his translation published by the German Library is unreadable." My professor, Dr. Hye, prefers another translation as well (though Seth Davidson hasn't reviewed it), but considering that he put it on two-hour course reserve at Wright State's library while I could check out this version from UD to peruse at my leisure, this was the one I went with.

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