What book are you coveting?

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What book are you coveting?

Post by Colin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 19:25

A sister thread to 'what book are you reading?', this is for books you've got your eye on and would dearly like to get. It doesn't have to be something rare/expensive/unjustifiable, but it can be.

At the moment mine is Homage to Caledonia, which the guy I sit across from at work has been reading me excerpts from. It's about Scots who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War. I well want a go on it when he's finished.


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Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by This Is Helena » Thu Apr 30, 2009 22:08

Oooh, good thread. This one is (very) expensive but it is a book I know I would enjoy.

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Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by Dan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 23:11

The Production of Space by Henri Lefebvre
The Practice of Everyday Life by M De Certeau
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Price For All Three: £48.43 :(

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Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by gogogadgetpop » Fri May 01, 2009 03:16

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
This book is so gorgeous. It's huge and has almost every illustration Charley Harper ever produced. It's $400 dollars and comes with a limited edition screenprint.


Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by linus » Fri May 01, 2009 08:02

thanks to alongwalkhome I now covet this:


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Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by this clump of trees » Fri May 01, 2009 22:54

imperialism and unequal development by samir amin & andre gunder frank
dynamics of global crisis by amin, arrighi, frank, wallerstein
the long twentieth century by giovanni arrighi
marxism and other western fallacies & anything else by ali shariati

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Re: What book are you coveting?

Post by Martijn » Sun May 03, 2009 00:13

Mark Mazower's Dark Continent. Because the book --on Europe in the 20th century-- is said to be amazing. It's not sold out or anything, I just like to dream of having it one day. :)

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