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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
Beyond the University Why Liberal Education Matters
Michael S Roth
First Love, Last Rites
Ian McEwan
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Reading Order: Roxane Gay Edition

Ayiti - Roxane Gay An Untamed State - Roxane Gay

Books should have an internal logic, but reading should have its own kind of logic - or rather strategy. Here's a tip:


Roxane Gay's novel, "An Untamed State," is a direct descendent of one of the short stories in her collection, "Ayiti." Moreover, images, lines, incidents from several other of the "Ayiti" stories appear in "An Untamed State" forward. 


I'm glad that I read "Ayiti" first. While I believe the book is a fine volume of short stories and micro fiction on its own, I think, considering my observation above, it would have been less satisfying had I read it after "Untamed State."