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Jim D.


Austin, TX

Member since:

May 29, 2012


What kind of books do you like to read?

Diaries (e.g., the memoirs of Mme de Boigne; Genet's Paris diaries); novels by authors I discovered by chance (e.g., Abdellah Taia, Ohran Pamuk); entertaining trash and "cut-to-the-chase" fiction (e.g., hard-boiled mystery stories of the 40s and 50s, Maupin's "Tales of the City" series); some poetry (e.g., Cavafy, Charles Bukowski); Buddhist texts (esp. Pema Chodron); others that I'll think of 2 minutes after I submit this profile


I am a retired(!!)professor­ of French. I have lived in Austin since 2008 and would never live anywhere else. I like to read; I like to chatter with others about what I have read. This sounds like fun. I'm looking forward to my first meeting.

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