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Old 03.18.2019, 09:00 AM   #5481
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i started reading that book once because harold bloom once called it the best novel ever or something

itís supposed to be a great gnostic treatise or something

i got tired of the multiple eyes and murders and abandoned it 2/3 of the way

harold bloom was much more enamored of gnosticism than iíll ever be and probably understood the referent of all that crazy imagery




I would not have got it at age 23. I have read a lot of gnostic writings and books about gnosis and the various states of being that the Voyage to Arcturus is actually talking about.
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Old 03.18.2019, 09:21 AM   #5482
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I just finished re-reading Alfred Besterís classic, ďThe Stars my Destination,Ē and now Iím looking for something new, slimming through samples on Kindle.

This looks good. I saw the author speak a while back, and Iím enjoying the sample. Might dive in:

 
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Old 03.18.2019, 09:32 AM   #5483
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I just finished re-reading Alfred Besterís classic, ďThe Stars my Destination,Ē and now Iím looking for something new, slimming through samples on Kindle.

This looks good. I saw the author speak a while back, and Iím enjoying the sample. Might dive in:

 


looks interesting, but a lot of current Middle Eastern history seems to stem from times way before that. If he doesn't go back at least to 1920, I think it's missing a lot
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Old 03.18.2019, 12:13 PM   #5484
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I would not have got it at age 23. I have read a lot of gnostic writings and books about gnosis and the various states of being that the Voyage to Arcturus is actually talking about.
oh nice. i got nothing of it unfortunately.

who is 23?
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Old 03.18.2019, 01:15 PM   #5485
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Just meaning, 23 years ago I would not have understood what I understand at 46.
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Old 03.18.2019, 01:16 PM   #5486
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Just meaning, 23 years ago I would not have understood what I understand at 46.
i read it a couple years ago

left it 2/3 of the way
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Old 03.18.2019, 04:22 PM   #5487
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looks interesting, but a lot of current Middle Eastern history seems to stem from times way before that. If he doesn't go back at least to 1920, I think it's missing a lot

Itís really more of a first-person account of his time there, and his observations about how one thing led to another. Itís not really a history text. He was the NYY bureau chief in Beirut for several years, and this is the book he wrote about what he experienced, with some history for context.

Really more of a non-fiction, journalism piece than a historical text... at least thatís what his talk was like and thatís what Iím getting from the book thus far.
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Old 03.21.2019, 02:53 PM   #5488
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Old 03.21.2019, 03:06 PM   #5489
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Just meaning, 23 years ago I would not have understood what I understand at 46.

Wait till you hit 92. David Lynch is suddenly gonna make a whole lot of sense.
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that my be my man. that may be.


This has also happened with green olives.....
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that my be my man. that may be.


This has also happened with green olives.....

Is your ass EVER going to finish Book of the New Sun?

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