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My 2011 Book Pile

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The list author says: "The books I've been reading over the course of 2011."
The Feast of the Goat: A Novel
The Feast of the Goat: A Novel
"A chilling fictionalization of the assassination of Domincan dictator Rafael Trujillo, and it's aftermath from recent Nobel Prize winner Vargas Llosa."
Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition)
Le Petit Nicolas (French Edition)
"My first reading assignment for my French class. Lots of fun stories here."
L Etranger (Folioplus Classiques) (French Edition)
L Etranger (Folioplus Classiques) (French Edition)
"Another French class book. Will definitely read more Camus."
Monsieur Ibrahim Et les Fleurs Du Coran (French Edition)
Monsieur Ibrahim Et les Fleurs Du Coran (French Edition)
"My favorite  from my French class. A beautiful story of a Jewish boy in Paris befriending a Muslim shop owner. Highly recommended."
Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
"This year's titanic reading project. A very difficult but rewarding read."
Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music
Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music
"Studying for Yale's MMA exam and potentially other doctoral program entrance exams. Everything from Gregorian chant to Monteverdi."
Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: The Oxford History of Western Music
Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: The Oxford History of Western Music
"More MMA exam prep here. Covers Monteverdi to Beethoven."
Music in the Nineteenth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music
Music in the Nineteenth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music
"Beethoven to Brahms."
La Symphonie Pastorale (French Edition)
La Symphonie Pastorale (French Edition)
"An amazing novella using wonderful musical and religious symbolism. Must read more Gide."
Diversite: La Nouvelle Francophone: An Intermediate Reader and Francophone Anthology, 2nd Edition
Diversite: La Nouvelle Francophone: An Intermediate Reader and Francophone Anthology, 2nd Edition
"A very interesting collection of Francophone short stories for my fall class."
Un sac de billes
Un sac de billes
"Did not enjoy this much, but it is the longest piece of French lit that I've read by far. Don't even bother with the film adaptation."
Cymbeline
Cymbeline
"I read this before seeing a production at the Yale School of Drama. A fantastic play. I don't understand why it isn't performed very much."
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)
"Fascinating. And still relevant today."
Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Measure for Measure (Folger Shakespeare Library)
"This year's Shakespeare in the Park production. Granted, I read the play after seeing it. Not my favorite Shakespeare."
Selected "Pensees" and Provincial Letters/Pensees et Provinciales choisies: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language French) (Vol i)
Selected "Pensees" and Provincial Letters/Pensees et Provinciales choisies: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language French) (Vol i)
"Picked this up as a bargain at a great bookstore that regrettably closed its doors this year. Great French practice, especially with the English on the opposite page."