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  1. Mazarin - open-source interface to Project Gutenberg's library

    Mazarin is an open-source interface to Project Gutenberg's library. Mazarin increases the accessibility of Gutenberg's 10,000+ books as it formats the books for HTML display -- providing paginations...
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    Well, when the same ten writers dominate the...

    Well, when the same ten writers dominate the Best-Seller list for decades with variations on the same three or four themes, maybe Oprah’s a good thing. But look what happened to Jonathan Franzen...
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    Re: What a Bummer

    They offer free subsciptions that limit the amount of articles one can read.

    Free Subscriptions

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    I’m suspicious of popular writers as well, and rarely buy any of their books - I did like The Shining though. What turns me off is the way writers are packaged and marketed like brand names with the...
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    LOL! Wow...

    Most of his stuff doesn’t interest me, but King’s written a couple gems in my estimation. His book, On Writing, was one of the best books on writing I’ve read. He claims to do little...
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    Agreed Lara. Here's an excerpt from an...

    Agreed Lara. Here's an excerpt from an interesting speech given by Steven King at the 2003 National Book Awards.

    But giving an award like this to a guy like me suggests that in the future things...
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    Sorry, I should have used quotes. ...

    Sorry, I should have used quotes.

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    No; for mine just google "hal9000report." Yeah,...

    No; for mine just google "hal9000report." Yeah, this is a great site. You can sign up, and they'll e-mail you an article every day.
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    Today in Literature

    "Today in Literature features a new original biographical story each calendar day about the great writers, books, and events in literary history.

    Our articles are supplemented with links to...
  10. Thread: Banned books

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    Poll: Elizabeth Martinez and Arnoldo Garcia, with the ...

    Elizabeth Martinez and Arnoldo Garcia, with the
    National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
    http://www.pepeace.org/current_reprints/07/Neoliberal.htm

    Here's aditional information by...
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    Poll: LOL! A man after my own heart. The term...

    LOL! A man after my own heart.

    The term "Neoliberal" is misleading for some. Here's a good definition:

    "Neo-liberalism" is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the...
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    Poll: Your argument here is flimsy. Who then would...

    Your argument here is flimsy. Who then would decide what all the "in some cases" would be. Lines would continue to be drawn and the criteria for censorship would always be subjective.

    Besides,...
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    Poll: Well, with respect to Mockingbird, as Lara point...

    Well, with respect to Mockingbird, as Lara point out: "...one has to consider how the language in the story provides the strength and moving emotions that make the story." Seems terribly elementary....
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    Poll: True, but still, books like Flowers for Algernon,...

    True, but still, books like Flowers for Algernon, Slaughterhouse-Five, and
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ?
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    Poll: Nicely said.

    Nicely said.
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    Poll: To ban Harper Lee's deeply moving story - and her...

    To ban Harper Lee's deeply moving story - and her only book - is outrageously twisted and pure sophistry.
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    Poll: Well said crisaor. And parents who have faith...

    Well said crisaor. And parents who have faith their own healthy mind, will have faith in the minds and hearts of their children.

    What should in fact be banned is Channel One, reaching millions of...
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    One need not be a science or engineering student...

    One need not be a science or engineering student to explore and understand the fundamental principles of theoretical physics.

    I haven't read any of Stephen Hawking's books. Tell me more.
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    It was never my intention to harass anyone, and I...

    It was never my intention to harass anyone, and I regret that my motive has been interpreted in that light. I will withdraw from the thread.
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    Your published suggestions aren't the issue -...

    Your published suggestions aren't the issue - what is an issue, is your being defensive and unwilling to consider my comments. And I'll bet Verybaddmom could write a great essay with her own original...
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    You are absent even the most fundamental...

    You are absent even the most fundamental psychological insights. She would never have mentioned that she refuses “to turn in a boring, tedious essay,” unless that was precisely what she was afraid of...
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    You just don't get it, do you. Verybaddmom is not...

    You just don't get it, do you. Verybaddmom is not looking for study help. She is looking for "original insight into Oliver Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest because "she is writing an essay and...
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    Very nice. Gibran's, The Prophet, was very...

    Very nice. Gibran's, The Prophet, was very popular sometime back.

    In other words, (and not to make light of the insight and romantic imagery) don't buy matching jogging suits. :D
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    My post is directed to IWilKikU. You're posting...

    My post is directed to IWilKikU. You're posting on a community board, and can expect to read many varying opinions, some of which may be mine which I express freely.
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    You're obviously young because you've just been...

    You're obviously young because you've just been had. What she asked for is clearly stated in her original post. She asked for another's intellectual prowess and original insight which you have...
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