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What I am reading

the weird and highly subjective way I see it

Currently reading

Der Utopische Staat
Klaus Joachim Heinisch, Tommaso Campanella, Thomas More
Progress: 215/292 pages
Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page
Matt Kish
Progress: 400/570 pages
Fifty Egg Timer Short Stories
Richard Bunning

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Die Reise nach Armenien - Ralph Dutli, Osip Mandelstam

For no particular reason, I have always tried to avoid reading Osip Mandel’stam in the past. This week I thought, that it is time to give it a try, so here we go: Journey to Armenia by Osip Mandel’stam.


The language was incredibly beautiful (no wonder, for Mandel’stam was a famous poet), also his style is quite outstanding! But now comes the downside - for the whole time I struggled to find any meaning in it. While reading, I felt like I was basically scrolling through my twitter timeline - just unconnected sentences strung together, no particular order, sequence or development to be found.


Don't get me wrong now, it was a beautiful book to read, some sentences I read 5 or 6 times, just because they were so gorgeous, but in the end, I simply don't know what to do with it.