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Looking for some awesome fiction

My book queue is empty, and my brain craves fiction! Could you please recommend some books? Favorites include : DeLillo, Murakami, Pynchon, Bolaño, Lethem, Barthleme, Franzen, Chabon, DFW, Bulgakov, Rushdie, David Mitchell, Gabriel García Márquez, Mark Z. Danielewski, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, George Saunders, Joe Hill, and Raymond Chandler [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 12, 2012 - 70 answers

Heart of a Dog - sacred Nile reference?

In the Bulgakov novella "Heart of a Dog", the famous doctor repeatedly sings the words "toward the sacred banks of the Nile" and "from Seville to Grenada" yet there is now explanation of it. I have found no answer anywhere. Anyone know the reference?
posted by 8699oriel on Oct 3, 2009 - 5 answers

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