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Old 06.15.2015, 11:07 AM   #3961
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hey schizo, you read a lot of cool stuff. you SHOULD definitely do a review blog of the stuff you read. it will be cool to look at in the future to see how you have changed opinions and all that!
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Old 06.15.2015, 11:30 AM   #3962
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if i can just finish stuff, haha. i flipped through things fall apart the other day, and i hated reading it in school but now i think it warrants a re-read. i know i've changed on sylvia plath and anne sexton as i'm older... tended to write them off. thanks for the good idea, dude! and thanks- i try to keep my mind sharp
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Old 06.15.2015, 11:36 AM   #3963
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Sorry, I thought you were talking to me about the Howard the Duck comic books.
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Old 06.15.2015, 02:38 PM   #3964
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Old 06.15.2015, 04:58 PM   #3965
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Old 06.15.2015, 05:02 PM   #3966
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Old 06.15.2015, 05:04 PM   #3967
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riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend
of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to
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taht's the wake! i can't read that.

punch an english soldier tonight.

actually, attack him with your ashplant!
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Old 06.23.2015, 01:56 PM   #3969
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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

I am one of those who feel that re-reading this book is not only a necessary task but a pleasurable pursuit as well, a worthy way to spend one's time. I return this book almost every year, giving it a full re-reading each time.

Up next: a few chapters in On Writing Well by William Zinsser.
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Old 06.23.2015, 02:02 PM   #3970
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Old 06.23.2015, 02:08 PM   #3971
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I am one of those who feel that re-reading this book is not only necessary but a pleasurable pursuit as well, a worthy way to spend one's time.

yes, with some books yes. but then don't you feel you outgrow some things eventually though? as a teenager i must have read demian & steppenwolf several times, as if trying to decipher a secret code. now i no longer feel i need them. same with with nietzsche which i read & reread & underlined & quoted for nearly a decade. now i feel i've outgrown him, in a way. borges too, i started reading him at 13 or 14 and i'd be absolutely enthralled. i enjoyed rereading him all the way through gradschool but then his style became too obvious to me, i can't explain. william blake-- i used to carry his proverbs of hell during college like a pocket knife, and for similar uses. now it's been years since i've felt the urge. things change.

of course with age one discovers new readings and meanings-- but eventually, i don't know, things become a part of us and we don't need to look at them from the outside-- we reformulate them internally instead. am i making sense? (doubtful, but there it goes anyway).
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Old 06.23.2015, 02:17 PM   #3972
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The Strunk/White book, though, is essential to me, to my work. It's the bible, or one of them.

For better or for worse, I really do need reminders on some of the style rules. The chapters on composition are worth their weight in paper pulp. Writing is hard work, and I need all the help I can get. This little book has come to my rescue many times. It can also unleash me, get my creativity going, because it helps me think about what good sentences sound like, what a pleasure it is to read them, and how rewarding it is to write them.

 
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Old 06.23.2015, 02:26 PM   #3973
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You should check this out. Dude is a tad boring, but he ends up inspiring. Yes, a well-crafted sentence can be as beautiful as any painting.

http://www.thegreatcourses.com/cours...r-s-craft.html

Oh wait. Professor Brooks Landon Ph.D. from University of Iowa. Do you know him?
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Old 06.23.2015, 02:40 PM   #3974
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Yes! I do. I've interviewed him a few times. EDIT: Dammit, I keep forgetting this is the Internet. I can't reveal too much of myself out here these days, job-security wise. PM me if you want interesting details.
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Finished Flatland. Great stuff and quite synchronous with what happened today in USA http://rxttbooks.blogspot.com/2015/0...hat-still.html
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2nd edition is not yet available so i'm reading the free 1st edition on the author's website.

barely started it but the intro makes so much sense.
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I love Howard the Duck. I need to get more of those comic books from the first series, or a compilation of some kind.
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From friday on, I will be free until october, which means I'll have the whole summer to read books. Any recommendations?
So far I put Elaine Kahn's Women in Public, and Mina Loy's Insel on my list. But i want more! Maybe I'll finally read the big Anne Sexton book I have?..
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Speak, Memory
Rabbit, Run
92 in the Shade (Thomas McGuane)
Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby
The Sun Also Rises
Absolom, Absolom!
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From friday on, I will be free until october, which means I'll have the whole summer to read books. Any recommendations?
So far I put Elaine Kahn's Women in Public, and Mina Loy's Insel on my list. But i want more! Maybe I'll finally read the big Anne Sexton book I have?..

you mostly read women yes?

then anything by susan sontag is great. (well, i haven't read her novel actually-- she had a novel yeah? but her criticism is just great)

erica jong was great great 70s fun-- fear of flying is a classic-- i should reread it for the lulz.

do you read in spanish? french?

YOURCENAR. YOURCENAR. YOURCENAR.

will share more if you explain more. random recommendations are like going to a pharmacy and asking for "pills".
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