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    Oh sorry I didn't explain what I meant by...

    Oh sorry I didn't explain what I meant by didactic, but yes essentially what I meant was that O'Neill explicitly does try to push his message onto his audience. However, as a proletariat work it's...
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    It's not bad, but it really depends on style of...

    It's not bad, but it really depends on style of plays you might like. If you're not a fan of fairly didactic works, then I wouldn't suggest it. It's quite a sad perspective, yet interesting though.
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    Yes! This short novel is fantastic! Such a...

    Yes! This short novel is fantastic! Such a brilliant example of narration, form creating contextual meaning, and modernism. I highly recommend it!
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    Well there are a couple of extremely amazing...

    Well there are a couple of extremely amazing bookstores that I've been to a few times. First there is City Lights Bookstore in San Fran, then there is Iliad Bookstore in No Ho. City Lights was the...
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    Personally, I believe Henry James is the worst...

    Personally, I believe Henry James is the worst author who is "considered literary." In my opinion James spends far to much time trying to create an identical replication of real life, which I...
  6. Not quite right... "Portrait of the Artist as a...

    Not quite right... "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is filled with free indirect discourse.
  7. Free Indirect Discourse is when a 3rd person...

    Free Indirect Discourse is when a 3rd person (usually omniscient) narrator embodies the verbal characteristics without marking a shift from 3rd to 1st person. This passage is an example of free...
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    hahahahahahahaha! That doesn't make you a...

    hahahahahahahaha!

    That doesn't make you a literature snob... it just makes them childish!

    Funny story though
  9. Thread: Dario Fo

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    Aside from the content itself, the pacing of Fo's...

    Aside from the content itself, the pacing of Fo's dialogue is on point! Fo is vastly underrated in the academic world, well particularly in the literature departments.
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    It is difficult to say... I always got the sense...

    It is difficult to say... I always got the sense that Mrs. Verloc's whole subscribed to that idea. She, like most female characters in Conrad, are subject to the oppressive nature of a patriarchal...
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    "We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay" is a fantastic play...

    "We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay" is a fantastic play in my opinion. In regards to actual writing quality, perhaps it isn't the greatest play around. However, drama should be conducted with performance in...
  12. Thread: Dracula

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    Well I really enjoyed the novel as something that...

    Well I really enjoyed the novel as something that was quite entertaining. However, I by no means would say it is overrated. Many scholars consider this novel a that serves a precursor to many new...
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    Man! Had I known that everyone was going to...

    Man! Had I known that everyone was going to disregard the initial question, and include plays, poem, and everything in between then my list would've been much different! Bummer
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    hahaha dude I know what you mean, and in all...

    hahaha dude I know what you mean, and in all truth it annoys me quite a bit more than it normally would because I absolutely hated Brave New World!
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    50 books! What en extensive list, but here it...

    50 books! What en extensive list, but here it goes.

    1. Crime and Punishment
    2. Lolita
    3. The Stranger
    4. Madame Bovary
    5. The Blind Owl
    6. The Sun Also Rises
    7. A Clockwork Orange
    8. Go...
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    If you're looking to learn how to read works of...

    If you're looking to learn how to read works of literature analytically I would suggest you start with shorter works, like short stories and novellas. With these shorter works you can spend less time...
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    The question you're asking is quite simple to...

    The question you're asking is quite simple to answer if you merely observe the character dynamic between Willie and his sons then you'll figure something out. However, you don't benefit from having...
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    Bérenger
    From Ionesco's Rhinoceros
    I relate to him because he notices all the hypocrites and absurdities in society, yet doesn't really care to change any of them.
  19. Poll: It appears to me that the question is quite...

    It appears to me that the question is quite ambiguous, which means there are different ways to answer it. I also think when judging the quality of novelists it is difficult to avoid questions on...
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    Sorry man, you should do your own homework.

    Sorry man, you should do your own homework.
  21. Poll: I noticed your guys conversation, and to an...

    I noticed your guys conversation, and to an extent I agree with you. To be honest, I personally haven't read Proust in French. However, I believe you're really attacking the semantics of thread's...
  22. Poll: Great poll man! Personally I believe Joyce is the...

    Great poll man! Personally I believe Joyce is the master of point of view, which for those who don't know is the method by which stream of consciousness is conveyed, like when one thinks of Joyce...
  23. I know there is going to be someone who is going...

    I know there is going to be someone who is going to completely flip out because of this, but the worst book I've ever read was Brave New World by Huxley. I had quite a high expectation for it, but...
  24. Although I'm quite the fan of Faulkner, I have to...

    Although I'm quite the fan of Faulkner, I have to respectfully disagree with your claim. Many of the authors (Hemingway, Joyce, Woolf) writing a few years before Faulkner really got some recognition...
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    Modern Tragedy? Read "Death of a Salesmen"...

    Modern Tragedy?

    Read "Death of a Salesmen" that is a great example of modern tragedy. In fact Arthur Miller even wrote an essay on modern tragedy, in which he explains how "Death of a Salesmen"...
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