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    I can't help but feel that JBI is a critic and...

    I can't help but feel that JBI is a critic and scholar in the classic sense...

    A poet died. And instead of using this thread to honor her poetry or life work, you use it to rag on some of her...
  2. Poll: So whats the purpose of the story other than just...

    So whats the purpose of the story other than just a mind****?
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    I find it hard to believe you're as well read as...

    I find it hard to believe you're as well read as you claim and still occupy your time with a useless ranking book and then actually get bothered at the ratings.
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    I don't know if anyone else reads him, but I dig...

    I don't know if anyone else reads him, but I dig Carlyle's style.
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    Poll: I missed the other thread, but I'm interested in...

    I missed the other thread, but I'm interested in joining. So I voted.
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    Watt's a novel, so they must be adapting it. Go...

    Watt's a novel, so they must be adapting it. Go see Endgame.
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    I'm incredibly jealous of your library if you...

    I'm incredibly jealous of your library if you were able to find both books. You might want to try Pound's selected essays as well, what he has to say about literature is interesting, not entirely...
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    Let Pound sink in for a while. Pound appeals...

    Let Pound sink in for a while. Pound appeals because he pretends to have many answers, but really has very little. Pound accepts this. He acknowledges it. As the student, it is more beneficial to...
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    ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound and Understanding...

    ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound and Understanding Poetry by Cleanth Brooks. Don't take everything Pound says to heart (the reading list comes to mind), but a meditation on his book will teach you about...
  10. Joyce is the perfect writer, I don't know how...

    Joyce is the perfect writer, I don't know how anyone could stand up to him. I am a fan of Beckett's prose in Murphy and the trilogy. I think Beckett was funnier than Joyce, but he seems to depend on...
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    Too feminine, Mr Jones.

    Too feminine, Mr Jones.
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    Ah, I apologize.

    Ah, I apologize.
  13. Heaney is washed up second rate. Look up James...

    Heaney is washed up second rate. Look up James Merrill. He progressed poetry through the 60s, 70s, 80s. Look up Henri Cole, he's progressing poetry now. Adrienne Rich was born in 1929 and is still...
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    I would probably get the one that is 900-odd...

    I would probably get the one that is 900-odd pages compared to the other which is only 107.
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    ABC of Reading by Pound. The first half being his...

    ABC of Reading by Pound. The first half being his literary theories, the second half are selections that he believes are the best in their category. He selected the poets Arthur Golding and Robert...
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    Joyce's comic sentiments may be excused...

    Joyce's comic sentiments may be excused considering he wrote the best prose in the language, however, it is all in Dubliners.
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    Pound was known for typing out multiple spaces...

    Pound was known for typing out multiple spaces between words even while writing criticism and prose. You can see some of this in his Browning and Golding selections in ABC. I really don't think it...
  18. Thread: is it just me?

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    Shakespeare didn't lead an interesting life? I...

    Shakespeare didn't lead an interesting life? I think of the few things we know of his life we can assume his life was far from boring. At 17-18 he had knocked up Anne Hathaway and hurried to marry...
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    18th Century -Robinson Crusoe by Defoe (1719)...

    18th Century

    -Robinson Crusoe by Defoe (1719)
    -Moll Flanders by Defoe (1722)
    -Gullivers Travels by Swift (1726)
    -Tom Jones by Fielding (1749)
    -Tristram Shandy by Sterne (1759-69)

    19th...
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    Maybe less interesting than it originally seems,...

    Maybe less interesting than it originally seems, we still write "pronunciation guides" in English, only we call them phonology text books.
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    Essential English Novels?

    I have decided to try my hand at reading about 20 English novels chronologically to acquire an idea of the development of the novel, however I'm having some trouble with my list.

    So far, I have...
  22. Don't fret about translations dude. For prose,...

    Don't fret about translations dude. For prose, the translator doesn't really matter, as long as it's of a minimum quality. Usually there's a few names known as translator such as pevear and...
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