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    I was shocked when I found out. He somehow seemed...

    I was shocked when I found out. He somehow seemed like he'd live forever. May he rest in peace.
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    I have many favourites, but I often find myself...

    I have many favourites, but I often find myself reciting this short lyric by A.E. Housman.

    Into my heart an air that kills
    From yon far country blows;
    What are those blue remembered hills,
    What...
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    I prefer Shakespeare to Homer, largely because I...

    I prefer Shakespeare to Homer, largely because I find Shakespeare's language far more beautiful and powerful. But that might just be because of loss in translation.



    Out of curiosity, since you...
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    As far as I remember, Frankenstein was formally...

    As far as I remember, Frankenstein was formally educated. And his mother didn't die in childbirth.
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    Pushkin and Tolstoy

    I've been wondering, why is it that Tolstoy is generally seen as the greatest writer in Russian (and one of the greatest writers in general) outside Russia, whereas the Russians themselves seem to...
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    Poll: Wasn't it the Aeneid that was considered the...

    Wasn't it the Aeneid that was considered the pinnacle of literature?
  7. Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and the Alice books...

    Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and the Alice books by Lewis Carroll.
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    No, the Iliad was not originally written in rhyme.

    No, the Iliad was not originally written in rhyme.
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    Autumn, for the sheer beauty of the leaves and...

    Autumn, for the sheer beauty of the leaves and trees.

    Comedy or tragedy?
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    Mulholland Drive, widely regarded as David...

    Mulholland Drive, widely regarded as David Lynch's magnum opus. It was great, though I still prefer Blue Velvet.
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    The Norton Anthology of Poetry...

    The Norton Anthology of Poetry.
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    Excerpts in the Norton

    I'm looking to get into poetry and just ordered the Norton Anthology, but in looking through the contents I notice it contains lots of excerpts, such as a few stanzas from Don Juan and a few sonnets...
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    Pausing and enjambment

    Are you supposed to pause at the end of an enjambed line, or continue until there is punctuation? I think the former sounds rather awkward, but the latter seems to make the enjambment completely...
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    Best conflated single edition of Hamlet?

    I'm looking for a conflated single edition of Hamlet that includes all the famous lines, since my complete Shakespeare inexplicably includes only the Second Quarto despite including three versions of...
  15. Why wouldn't a book be great because it requires...

    Why wouldn't a book be great because it requires knowledge of an "esoteric" subject to understand?
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    I think his ambition was always there to some...

    I think his ambition was always there to some extent, but he wouldn't have acted on it if not for the witches' prophesies and his wife egging him on.
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    I'll probably read that one, though I'm a bit...

    I'll probably read that one, though I'm a bit wary of it since Shakespeare likely never intended for them to be mixed like that.



    I haven't read any of them, which is why I'm asking other...
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    But that only lists the differences, what I'm...

    But that only lists the differences, what I'm looking for is opinions about which version is the best.
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    Which version of King Lear?

    I've never read it before, and my complete Shakespeare (the Pelican) includes three versions; the 1608 Quarto, the 1623 Folio, and a conflated text. Which one should I read? Is any of them generally...
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    I didn't mean physical books, there's a whole...

    I didn't mean physical books, there's a whole online library here; http://www.online-literature.com/author_index.php
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    Do you read books on LitNet?

    I've just noticed how many books are provided here for free. Does anyone read on LitNet or are you just here for the forums?
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    Poll: Is poetry any less popular with men than it is...

    Is poetry any less popular with men than it is with women though? It seems to me to be a minority interest in general.



    Yeah, epic poetry must be an incredibly demanding form. All the...
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    Poll: Favorite form of literatue

    What is your favorite literary form?
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    Both are great, but I'd have to go with The Wire....

    Both are great, but I'd have to go with The Wire.

    The Godfather or Goodfellas?
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    '60s. Gorillas or orangutans?

    '60s.

    Gorillas or orangutans?
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