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I Heart Chicago

A fter a good day of novel reading and cafe lounging, I ended up at the Salvation Army not far from my house. At the thrift shop, anything can happen. You could find the first artist print of a fairly popular American painter. Or you could spend a couple hours sniffing dust and  Febreeze and find nothing. I’ll let you decide what kind of day it was–Check out all the books I found. Guess how much?

PLUS  +

Chronicles of a Death Foretold by G. G. Marquez

Penguin Complete Collection of Keat’s poems

Faust by Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werner by Goethe

Exile and the Kingdom by Camus

The Eyrbyggja Saga

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays by Camus

Mary Wollstoncraft’s Memoirs

TOTAL PRICE: 16 bucks

Feeling lucky in Chicago already. It’s going to be a great summer!

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “I Heart Chicago” Subscribe

  1. Ali Altaf Mian 2012/05/23 at 12:48 #

    16 bucks for all that: i say it was a great deal. my favourite, though, is toril moi’s “what is a woman?” i think i got my copy for $25 off amazon.

  2. Ainehi Edoro 2012/05/23 at 12:58 #

    I was just lucky. My guess is that some theory-buff emptied his stash at the thrift store. Doesn’t happen all the time 🙁

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