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    Theoretical Material on Literature

    Greetings all,

    I'm an undergraduate at Liverpool University, and I'm currently overwhelmed by the grandiosity of the literature theory material available; deconstructing through genre,...
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    George Orwell, a true great?

    Haven consumed the bulk of George Orwell's texts I deeply enjoyed them and can see appreciate why they have been canonised amongst the greatest texts of the 20th century.

    Other than the obvious,...
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    Virginia Woolf, a true great?

    Haven consumed the bulk of Virginia Woolf's texts I deeply enjoyed them and can see appreciate why they have been canonised amongst the greatest texts of the 20th century.

    Other than the obvious,...
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    Literary Perspectives

    greetings tramps & slags,

    i've spent the last week deconstructing 'wuthering heights' in every manner possible, this has enlightened me to the various external perspectives on literature such as...
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    Sartre was ****ing cool.

    Sartre was ****ing cool.
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    Was that photograph taken by The Sartorialist? ...

    Was that photograph taken by The Sartorialist?

    Excellent thread. I used to be fascinated with the writer's identity, before realising that the vast majority were sartorially challenged, I'm not...
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    The other kind of classic novel

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/dec/08/classic-novel-new-york-review

    I find this article relevant to our literary world. We live in a postmodern world where the power and influence...
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    Kafkaesque? Orwellian? Emersonian?

    Certain influential authors have influenced society to a degree in which their name has become eponymous with certain concepts, the term Kafkaesque is distinguished by a "a senseless, disorienting,...
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    I certainly second Henry Miller, how did I forget...

    I certainly second Henry Miller, how did I forget that randy bastard?

    Charles Baudelaire, also.
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    Kerouac was cool

    merry christmas, boys & girls,

    'cool' is a subjective term, despite its beatnik roots, it's been manipulated into every context possible, whether highbrow or lowbrow, to a degree in which one...
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    starting again

    yo,

    after three years of writing. i've lost my entire writing portfolio. two novels. hundreds of pages of notes and conceptualisations. and lots of vomitings. and my hardrive is screwed, i don't...
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    The cat (baudelaire)

    boys and girls, i am reciting this poem for an event.
    what kind of tone would you suggest i opt for?

    The Cat (Baudelaire)

    Come, my fine cat, against my loving heart;
    Sheathe your sharp...
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    valid point guys, sparknotes isn't criticism, but...

    valid point guys, sparknotes isn't criticism, but it's valuable as a starting point, nevertheless.
    i'm looking for strong essays, or whatever is effective in maximising my interpretations on the...
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    Literary Critique (Links)

    I'm entering the world of literary critique; I'm scared.
    I've read several significant novels in the past few days. I have scribbed notes about them. Picked out what defined these significant...
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    Hemingway, a true great?

    Haven read Fiesta and Old Man and The Sea I deeply enjoyed them and can see why many regard Hemingway as one of the Literature Gods.

    Other than the obvious, I've struggled to pinpoint what...
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    Losing My Passion For Literature

    The truth is that I no longer read. I was once a voracious reader and writer with mountains of ambition and imagination in order to progress. It appeared, when I was 14 years old, I was on the path...
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    Literature Scenes with Vomiting

    Do any of you litheads know of any famous literature scenes that entail the act of vomiting?
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    Undercurrent of our Generation

    Every decade of the 20th century could be defined by a certain generation, a certain thought, a certain social or political issue, explored in one or two of the most influential novels of that...
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    Analysis Process

    What process do you boys and girls undertake when you analyse a novel, I more or less:

    1. Read the novel (taking interpretative notes).
    2. Compile notes and dwell on them.
    3. Read the novel...
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    Kafka, a true great?

    Haven read The Trial and The Metamorphosis, I deeply enjoyed them and can see why many regard Kafka as one of the Literature Gods.

    Other than the obvious, I've struggled to pinpoint what...
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    The Forth Glance

    You read a novel. You read some more. You sleep. You think about it. You read. You scalp into the subtext. You read. You finish the book.

    After. You think. You analyse. You make some links. You...
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    add to this list

    I'm frothing off to university in just under 12 months, and there's a good few authors I want to dig my teeth into before I set off. Below is a list of authors who are academically approved. I know...
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    Joyce, a true great?

    Haven read Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, I deeply enjoyed them and can see why many regard Joyce as one of the Literature Gods.

    Other than the obvious, I've struggled to...
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    Unsure if I mentioned this before, but this was...

    Unsure if I mentioned this before, but this was submitted as a piece of coursework for my English Language AS, and in terms of marks, it was nearly a perfect ace.

    Thanks for all of the critique. ^^
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    Alas, we be lazy critics, yes?

    I recently read 1984. It is generally regarded as a masterpiece. I liked it, but didn't love, as an avid critic and writer of prose myself, I read other critiques, study guides and reviews of 1984 to...
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