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I read sick ammounts of radically inclined literature and would be delighted to make that a more communal activity. I do lots of theory and history, but lately, I'm more interested in drawing anarchist inspiration from atypical sources: fiction, sci-fi, memoirs, and poetry.

So, my thoughts are . . .

* Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. It deals with race, gender, class, religion, and just about everything else in the context of structural collapse. The sequel, Parable of the Talents, is also quite fab.
* Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi. One of the best books I've ever read, and not only because she interprets her life in Iran through the lense of 20th century western literature. I think it provides a really crucial perpective on what it's like to be a leftist in a revolutionary period and how fucked up things can get.

Also, stuff by Bertolt Brecht, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel Marcia Marquez.

For straight political stuff, my recommendations are . . .

* Class Matters: Where We Stand, by Bell Hooks.
* Malatesta: Life and Ideas (hard to find, but there's a smaller collection of his essays available, too)

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