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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2205 on: February 03, 2012, 03:16:54 AM »
A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. I first read these stories when I was about 12 or 13 years old, long before I was a Christian, and I liked them alot. But now that I'm Orthodox, I am appreciating them so much more. Full of Christian imagery and metaphor that always comes at the most unexpected times. Gems such as this:

"I told you you could hang around and work for food," she said, "if you don't mind sleeping in that car yonder."
"Why listen, Lady," he said with a grin of delight, "the monks of old slept in their coffins!"
"They wasn't as advanced as we are," the old woman said.




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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2206 on: February 03, 2012, 03:33:59 AM »
Have any recommendations on what edition I can buy in print?

There are a lot of good ones out there, but honestly, I really liked this little fellow (Bantam).  It is an inexpensive, sturdy, small edition. Downside is no annotation.  I've had bigger and fancier editions, but if you're somewhat mobile, it's great.

This one (Penguin Classics) is great if you just want a clean read. Again, it's not annotated though, so it may be better for a 2nd, 3rd, or 7th read through.

I have other editions that I was unable to find online, but this one (Longman-Critical Edition) appears to be highly organized and annotated, but perhaps a bit like the website version you found.

Hope this helps a little. Sorry I couldn't find more annotated versions, but I'll let you know if I run across any others that I recommend.

ETA: Personally, I read (and thoroughly enjoyed) the book without the help of annotation.  That said, I didn't understand many of the terms, but Melville's writing, to me, remains very witty and accessible, even if a lot of the terminology is antiquated. In my opinion, there really isn't a need to understand the non-salvific  ;) portions of the book.  That said, I would greatly like to go back through with an annotated version and learn more.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2207 on: February 03, 2012, 04:02:40 AM »
Funny story, when I was a kid my family was hugely influenced by Tim LaHaye and TBN. I tried to start on Moby Dick when I was like 12 and I flipped to the part where it said something about a "bloody battle in Afghanistan" and freaked out because I thought Melville was prophesying the war against the Taliban  :laugh:

I've been reading Descartes for school and next up is Aristotle's On Tragedy.

On the pleasure reading front, I'm still on War With the Newts (Kind of slow going. Capek loves to world-build, not that I mind). I'm also going to start on Stephen King's On Writing.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2208 on: February 03, 2012, 01:58:52 PM »
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2209 on: February 04, 2012, 10:45:29 AM »
Finished Capek, am now halfway through On Writing.

Pondering whether I can handle a second book in this age of increased homework...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2210 on: February 04, 2012, 04:23:42 PM »
Now I'm reading Wounded by Love, and though I'm only 50 pages into it, it is quite good thus far.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2211 on: February 05, 2012, 12:10:28 AM »
At the moment, I'm working through some readings for my French Enlightenment class. Reading what various historians have to say about it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2212 on: February 05, 2012, 12:23:51 AM »
A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. I first read these stories when I was about 12 or 13 years old, long before I was a Christian, and I liked them alot. But now that I'm Orthodox, I am appreciating them so much more. Full of Christian imagery and metaphor that always comes at the most unexpected times. Gems such as this:

"I told you you could hang around and work for food," she said, "if you don't mind sleeping in that car yonder."
"Why listen, Lady," he said with a grin of delight, "the monks of old slept in their coffins!"
"They wasn't as advanced as we are," the old woman said.




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A singularly American voice to be sure. And all written at such a young age and under incredible suffering.

Flannery O'Connor is what a thoroughly incarnational Christianity ought look and sound like. She appropriated her time and surroundings and spoke as much a Christian literature as any Russian ever could have ever wished.

Americans would do well to read her and pass on the fetishizing of the cultural exoticism of a Dostoyevsky (who really can only be read in light of the German tradition).

She also shows this puritanical trend around her surrounding "secular" art to be void and not necessarily American. Her stories are just as "adult" as anything with an "R" rating in the theaters, if not more "obscene" due to her capturing unapologetically truths of the American experience which would keep her out of many an Amercian classroom.

May her Memory be Eternal!

 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2213 on: February 05, 2012, 01:18:19 AM »
A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. I first read these stories when I was about 12 or 13 years old, long before I was a Christian, and I liked them alot. But now that I'm Orthodox, I am appreciating them so much more. Full of Christian imagery and metaphor that always comes at the most unexpected times. Gems such as this:

"I told you you could hang around and work for food," she said, "if you don't mind sleeping in that car yonder."
"Why listen, Lady," he said with a grin of delight, "the monks of old slept in their coffins!"
"They wasn't as advanced as we are," the old woman said.




Selam

A singularly American voice to be sure. And all written at such a young age and under incredible suffering.

Flannery O'Connor is what a thoroughly incarnational Christianity ought look and sound like. She appropriated her time and surroundings and spoke as much a Christian literature as any Russian ever could have ever wished.

Americans would do well to read her and pass on the fetishizing of the cultural exoticism of a Dostoyevsky (who really can only be read in light of the German tradition).

She also shows this puritanical trend around her surrounding "secular" art to be void and not necessarily American. Her stories are just as "adult" as anything with an "R" rating in the theaters, if not more "obscene" due to her capturing unapologetically truths of the American experience which would keep her out of many an Amercian classroom.

May her Memory be Eternal!

 

What would be two or three of her best works, for someone who might want to give her a shot?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2214 on: February 05, 2012, 04:56:51 AM »
A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. I first read these stories when I was about 12 or 13 years old, long before I was a Christian, and I liked them alot. But now that I'm Orthodox, I am appreciating them so much more. Full of Christian imagery and metaphor that always comes at the most unexpected times. Gems such as this:

"I told you you could hang around and work for food," she said, "if you don't mind sleeping in that car yonder."
"Why listen, Lady," he said with a grin of delight, "the monks of old slept in their coffins!"
"They wasn't as advanced as we are," the old woman said.




Selam

A singularly American voice to be sure. And all written at such a young age and under incredible suffering.

Flannery O'Connor is what a thoroughly incarnational Christianity ought look and sound like. She appropriated her time and surroundings and spoke as much a Christian literature as any Russian ever could have ever wished.

Americans would do well to read her and pass on the fetishizing of the cultural exoticism of a Dostoyevsky (who really can only be read in light of the German tradition).

She also shows this puritanical trend around her surrounding "secular" art to be void and not necessarily American. Her stories are just as "adult" as anything with an "R" rating in the theaters, if not more "obscene" due to her capturing unapologetically truths of the American experience which would keep her out of many an Amercian classroom.

May her Memory be Eternal!

  

What would be two or three of her best works, for someone who might want to give her a shot?

I recommend the book of short stories mentioned above. Wise Blood is also a great novel, although it's been many years since I've read it. I hope to revisit it soon.

I posted some wonderful quotes of hers here (from a book of her personal letters):

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,42239.0.html


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2215 on: February 05, 2012, 05:12:25 AM »
Have any recommendations on what edition I can buy in print?

There are a lot of good ones out there, but honestly, I really liked this little fellow (Bantam).  It is an inexpensive, sturdy, small edition. Downside is no annotation.  I've had bigger and fancier editions, but if you're somewhat mobile, it's great.

This one (Penguin Classics) is great if you just want a clean read. Again, it's not annotated though, so it may be better for a 2nd, 3rd, or 7th read through.

I have other editions that I was unable to find online, but this one (Longman-Critical Edition) appears to be highly organized and annotated, but perhaps a bit like the website version you found.

Hope this helps a little. Sorry I couldn't find more annotated versions, but I'll let you know if I run across any others that I recommend.

ETA: Personally, I read (and thoroughly enjoyed) the book without the help of annotation.  That said, I didn't understand many of the terms, but Melville's writing, to me, remains very witty and accessible, even if a lot of the terminology is antiquated. In my opinion, there really isn't a need to understand the non-salvific  ;) portions of the book.  That said, I would greatly like to go back through with an annotated version and learn more.
Great stuff, I'll be picking up the Bantam edition shortly. Thank you!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2216 on: February 05, 2012, 06:00:32 AM »
A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories by Flannery O'Connor. I first read these stories when I was about 12 or 13 years old, long before I was a Christian, and I liked them alot. But now that I'm Orthodox, I am appreciating them so much more. Full of Christian imagery and metaphor that always comes at the most unexpected times. Gems such as this:

"I told you you could hang around and work for food," she said, "if you don't mind sleeping in that car yonder."
"Why listen, Lady," he said with a grin of delight, "the monks of old slept in their coffins!"
"They wasn't as advanced as we are," the old woman said.




Selam

A singularly American voice to be sure. And all written at such a young age and under incredible suffering.

Flannery O'Connor is what a thoroughly incarnational Christianity ought look and sound like. She appropriated her time and surroundings and spoke as much a Christian literature as any Russian ever could have ever wished.

Americans would do well to read her and pass on the fetishizing of the cultural exoticism of a Dostoyevsky (who really can only be read in light of the German tradition).

She also shows this puritanical trend around her surrounding "secular" art to be void and not necessarily American. Her stories are just as "adult" as anything with an "R" rating in the theaters, if not more "obscene" due to her capturing unapologetically truths of the American experience which would keep her out of many an Amercian classroom.

May her Memory be Eternal!

  

What would be two or three of her best works, for someone who might want to give her a shot?
Wise Blood and The Violent Bare it Away, her two novels. Also, the short story A Good Man is Hard to Find
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2217 on: February 05, 2012, 02:26:17 PM »
Bread & Water, Wine & Oil, by Fr. Meletios Webber.

Thanks for the recommendation, Achronos and Habte. So far, so good! This book is exactly what I need right now.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2218 on: February 05, 2012, 05:41:47 PM »
Thank you, Gebre and Volnutt, for the suggestions.

Stavros, that is a good book.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2219 on: February 06, 2012, 08:29:37 AM »
No prob.

Started on A.J. Haywood's Siberia: A Cultural History.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2220 on: February 06, 2012, 12:54:19 PM »
Thank you, Gebre and Volnutt, for the suggestions.

Stavros, that is a good book.

I don't think you could find a better single volume than her Complete Stories.

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Stories-Flannery-OConnor/dp/0374515360
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2221 on: February 06, 2012, 01:12:20 PM »
(writes this down for future library visit)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2222 on: February 06, 2012, 07:26:21 PM »
Thank you, Gebre and Volnutt, for the suggestions.

Stavros, that is a good book.

I don't think you could find a better single volume than her Complete Stories.

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Stories-Flannery-OConnor/dp/0374515360

That's actually the one I found on Amazon when I searched for the first recommended title.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2223 on: February 06, 2012, 07:29:18 PM »
Bread & Water, Wine & Oil, by Fr. Meletios Webber.

Thanks for the recommendation, Achronos and Habte. So far, so good! This book is exactly what I need right now.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2224 on: February 09, 2012, 01:41:29 AM »
Just started to get into it....I may or may not be able to finish it:
http://www.amazon.com/Handbook-Patristic-Exegesis-Ancient-Christianity/dp/9004153616 (Handbook of Patristic Exegesis: The Bible in Ancient Christianity)



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2225 on: February 09, 2012, 02:59:25 AM »
Collected Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich

On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2226 on: February 09, 2012, 03:26:25 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2227 on: February 09, 2012, 04:21:47 PM »
im reading... this

God’s Grandeur - Gerard Manley Hopkins

 
THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God.   
  It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;   
  It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil   
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?   
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;           5
  And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;   
  And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil   
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.   
 
And for all this, nature is never spent;   
  There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;           10
And though the last lights off the black West went   
  Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—   
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent   
  World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2228 on: February 09, 2012, 04:55:10 PM »
I just finished a dry, but interesting book entitled 'The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine' It gives context to the development of the western and eastern threads of Orthodox Christianity at the beginning of the Christian era. http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Classical-Europe-History-Augustine/dp/0670022470

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2229 on: February 10, 2012, 12:39:20 AM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2230 on: February 10, 2012, 01:30:37 PM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.



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WOW, VERY COOL!!! I'm gonna have to take a look at that.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2231 on: February 10, 2012, 01:32:40 PM »
Tomorrow Im going to begin reading Fr. Schmemann's "Great Lent"
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« Reply #2232 on: February 10, 2012, 03:10:34 PM »
2nd Maccabees  :angel:
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2233 on: February 10, 2012, 03:21:35 PM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.

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Hardly sounds dry at all!  ;) :laugh:
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2234 on: February 10, 2012, 07:49:47 PM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.



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^BTW, this was only a joke!  ;D If such a book really existed, I would not dare try to tackle it.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2235 on: February 15, 2012, 11:22:04 PM »
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.

I wonder if Benjy is based off of Lennie.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2236 on: February 16, 2012, 12:08:37 PM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.



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^BTW, this was only a joke!  ;D If such a book really existed, I would not dare try to tackle it.


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Ha! You got me. The sad thing is that it is something that I might actually read.  :D
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2237 on: February 16, 2012, 12:21:01 PM »
Orthodox Apologetic Theology by Professor I.M. Andreyev
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2238 on: February 16, 2012, 12:43:29 PM »
A War Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson.  It's about the Peloponnesian War.  I skimmed through it back in college, mostly to get information on Brasidas and Lysander for a paper on unorthodox Spartan commanders.  The more I read the book the more I find how unorthodox the entire war was.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2239 on: February 20, 2012, 10:53:06 PM »
I'm currently reading The Epistemological Foundations of the Existential Theology of Soren Kierkegaard as Examined and Contrasted by the Orthodox Theology of the Second, Fifth, and Seveth Ecumenical Coucils By Wolgang Van Hoffenhausen

It's a bit dry.

Selam

Hardly sounds dry at all!  ;) :laugh:

Sounds more dry than a tablespoon of cinnamon!  :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2240 on: February 20, 2012, 10:54:30 PM »
Right now, I'm reading St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton. I'm about half way through and I really like it. This is first writing of his that I've read.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2241 on: February 20, 2012, 10:56:33 PM »
Hoping to crack open the Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol soon.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2242 on: February 20, 2012, 10:57:25 PM »
Hoping to crack open the Collected Stories of Nikolai Gogol soon.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2243 on: February 20, 2012, 10:59:44 PM »
And The Nose!

I also have a copy of Dead Souls coming in the mail.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2244 on: February 20, 2012, 11:05:42 PM »
Father Seraphim Rose - His Life and Works... again. I read this book about 4 years ago and it was probably the final catalyst in my becoming Orthodox.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2245 on: February 21, 2012, 02:16:41 AM »
Right now, I'm reading St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton. I'm about half way through and I really like it. This is first writing of his that I've read.
The first of his? PLEASE read Orthodoxy first then The Everlasting Man.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2246 on: February 21, 2012, 09:14:54 AM »
Right now, I'm reading St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton. I'm about half way through and I really like it. This is first writing of his that I've read.
The first of his? PLEASE read Orthodoxy first then The Everlasting Man.

I will do that. I own The Everlasting Man but I will have to get Orthodoxy from the library. I plan on reading both.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2247 on: February 22, 2012, 03:53:25 PM »
did anyone have a chance to read something written by Pope Benedict XVI
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2248 on: February 22, 2012, 03:55:36 PM »
did anyone have a chance to read something written by Pope Benedict XVI

I have read "The Ratzinger Report," which came out when he was still a Cardinal, I think. And I also read his book "Jesus of Nazareth." I enjoyed them both. Haven't read his book on Holy Week yet.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2249 on: February 22, 2012, 06:53:57 PM »
Just finished reading Scar Tissue. Definitely not for the timid. I notice that I'm constantly drawn to themes of suffering and struggle, in variegated forms. While this is certainly not an Orthodox book, when reading it through Orthodox eyes there are nonetheless many valuable lessons to be learned from it.


http://www.amazon.com/Scar-Tissue-Anthony-Kiedis/dp/B000ILZ66Y



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