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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

D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WWII
Stephen E. Ambrose
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M.T. Anderson
The Path Between the Seas
David McCullough
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Quick Take: The Middle Child

The Lion in Winter - James Goldman

Oh, Geoffrey.

 

The poor, put-upon Duke of Brittany is one of my favorite middle children in all of literature. 

 

Over-thinker, unlucky pawn, forever to be disappointed, but how hard he tries, how passionately he rages . . . 

 

-cg