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    Give me some post-1990 poetry collections to check out!

  2. #302
    If anyone is interested in that Oyster Books account I was talking about a few posts back they just emailed me saying they are taking $15 off.
    I believe in a thing called Scheier.

  3. #303
    Started a re-read of Winter of Our Discontent earlier this week. I remember liking it a lot, but it's pretty exposition-y at the start.

    Related story: I took a course in Southern literature with Bofunk's favorite professor, Moss, my senior year. We read No County for Old Men, which I didn't much care for, and I pretty well ripped into it in a reflection paper. At the end, I wrote something to the effect of, "McCarthy will never be mentioned in the same breath as Faulkner or Steinbeck." Moss circled that comment and wrote, "Well... maybe Steinbeck."

  4. #304
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGoldBeard View Post
    Started a re-read of Winter of Our Discontent earlier this week. I remember liking it a lot, but it's pretty exposition-y at the start.

    Related story: I took a course in Southern literature with Bofunk's favorite professor, Moss, my senior year. We read No County for Old Men, which I didn't much care for, and I pretty well ripped into it in a reflection paper. At the end, I wrote something to the effect of, "McCarthy will never be mentioned in the same breath as Faulkner or Steinbeck." Moss circled that comment and wrote, "Well... maybe Steinbeck."
    OGB, I was hanging with Jimmy Shapiro last night (as in, the biggest boss-Shakespearean in the world), and he gave a talk about his new "Shakespeare in America" anthology. You might be familiar with the anecdote with which he began, but I thought of you:

    Essentially, half of the US Army was stationed in Corpus Christi, TX in anticipation of war with Mexico in 1845. The army staged 'Othello', and (a fully bearded) Ulysses Grant was cast in the role of Desdemona. Long story short, he didn't end up playing her, but still the implications of future Civil War rivals playing against each other in one of Shakespeare's best is pretty compelling. The cast list is like a who's who of OGB's dreams.

    Here is a brief recapitulation I found on the internet: http://www.caller2.com/autoconv/news...wslocal54.html

  5. #305
    That's great; I'd never heard that before.

    However, as to the article...

    Longstreet, a second lieutenant under Taylor, would serve as lieutenant general under Grant during the Civil War.
    Uh, no.

  6. #306
    Been CRUSHIN some Jorge Luis Borges short fiction. Too bad I only know a select few Spanish words (mostly euphemisms for bangin).

  7. #307
    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityDeac View Post
    Been CRUSHIN some Jorge Luis Borges short fiction. Too bad I only know a select few Spanish words (mostly euphemisms for bangin).
    Have you read "The Bribe" (El soborno)?? It is about English academics, and it is set in the building on campus in which my office is located.

  8. #308
    Lolita just gets better and better. Read the section today where he meets Lolita. "beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!"
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  9. #309
    i just started reading inherent vice

    is it just me or does the wolfmann seem to be based on donald sterling?

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    Shameless plug for the St. Francis Book Sale. If you're in the Greensboro area, come check us out Thursday-Saturday for great prices on over 50,000 books with all of the proceeds going back to outreach programs in the community.

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    Happy Birthday, Thomas Pynchon!
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  14. #314
    Damn that was quick. Where do you find the time to read so much? I think I play too many video games sometimes.
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  15. #315
    Townies visits the boards for light reading.

  16. #316
    Recently read "Silas Marner" again, which I really enjoyed. It inspired me to pick up "Middlemarch", which I'm halfway through. I think I like George Eliot more than Austen, Bronte, and her other English contemporaries.

  17. #317
    Quote Originally Posted by meandmyuncleDeac View Post
    Recently read "Silas Marner" again, which I really enjoyed. It inspired me to pick up "Middlemarch", which I'm halfway through. I think I like George Eliot more than Austen, Bronte, and her other English contemporaries.
    Middlemarch is a solid book, I enjoyed it a lot. Fuck Rosamond though, seriously.
    Draxx them sklounst

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    I randomly 'inherited' a first American edition of Silas Marner after my grandparents died. Haven't given it much thought, but checking out what people say about it now makes me want to add (a non-antique edition of) it to my list.

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    In the Middle Ages, books were incredibly scarce, and although many wanted to share knowledge with the masses, they didn't quite trust the public. Here's something I didn't know still existed: Chained Libraries.

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...s-of-the-world
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  20. #320
    Italian prisoners will get their sentences reduced by three days for every book they read while in jail

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...read-jail.html
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