Happy Birthday to you !
Hi, mayneverhave. I'm Tom, I'm 17, at an English college and writing my first ever thesis on Camus' absurd. I notice here that you've read that the plague thrusts normal people into an absurd situation. Do you have any recollection of where you might have read that? If not, that's ok.
Hey! Judging from your posts about the forum, you're a fan of modernist as well as I. I've been recently reading T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, which are outstanding, give it a shot if you're ever in need of something relatively new!
Hi, mayneverhave. I was thinking of starting up the Henry IV discussion, but I'm not sure if there's any interest in it. What do you think? The threads have been idle for months now, and I worry that we might lose the chance to talk about the play. Anyway, I hope July is going well for you.
I Canti is essentially his work of poetry. Which translation is the best, is another matter. There is a volume out called The Leopardi Reader. If you can find that, it's probably the best you can get, as it has lots of context from his journals and essays that normally wouldn't be available.
Faulkner thought he could write, but all he could do was drink and spill his scum blood all over a page.
Hey I saw that you're obviously a big fan of Faulkner. I just finished up Light in August -
and this is my poor attempt to start conversation.
O dark dark dark
Our wee Olympic swimmer
I grow, I prosper