Three Books

The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller. 1964 paperback by Penguin Books. Cover drawing by the English cartoonist and art critic Osbert Lancaster.

The Blood of Others by Simone de Beauvoir. 1964 paperback by Penguin Books. Cover art by Anthony Common.

The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann. 1961 paperback by Penguin Books. Cover art by the English artist Brian Wildsmith, who is perhaps most famous for his marvelous children’s book illustrations.

Simone de Beauvoir/Flann O’Brien (Books Acquired, 5.10.2013)

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I read Simone de Beauvoir’s The Blood of Others years ago in an undergraduate class called existential literature or something like that.

Had to have this Penguin edition. Here’s the back:

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Flann O’Brien’s The Best of Myles collects material from his column Cruiskeen Lawn:

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Excerpt:

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