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    I feel that some contemporary writers are...

    I feel that some contemporary writers are amazing; however I agree most aren't as great. I don't only read classics, as I also love people such as Philip K. Dick and John Ajvide Lindqvist.
  2. Question Regarding Antigone by Sophocles

    I'm currently confused with one section of this magnificent Greek tragedy.

    Antigone associates herself with the Bride of Hades, or in this case, Persephone. However, I'm terribly confused why...
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    John Ajvide Lindqvist. No one here probably...

    John Ajvide Lindqvist.

    No one here probably knows who he is, but he's just amazing. He really resonates with me. I like Shakespeare and Bram Stoker, but for me personally, Lindqvist is the best.
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    If you do not want something too complex, read...

    If you do not want something too complex, read books by John Ajvide Lindqvist. He's a Swedish author most renowned for his novel Let The Right One In, which was later on made into a 2008 Swedish...
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    The book is titled Ugly. I thought it would be a...

    The book is titled Ugly. I thought it would be a good book as I suffer from lack of self esteem and I want to see how she goes through it, but the book was written in such a c*appy manner such that I...
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    I agree with Burgess and Nabokov.

    I agree with Burgess and Nabokov. <3
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    I love my Philip K. DIck's "The Three Stigmata of...

    I love my Philip K. DIck's "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch". It just has an amazing cover book that is very Dick-ish; trippy and awesome.

    I'm not much of a collector either, but I love the...
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    So what topic did you choose to do? (:

    So what topic did you choose to do? (:
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    Good one, Mutatis. I read everything online now....

    Good one, Mutatis. I read everything online now. New Internationalist is awesome, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned it here.
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    I agree with Pip. The introduction should be a...

    I agree with Pip. The introduction should be a rough summary of what the two books are like, and what you actually want to focus on. There are definitely going to be A LOT of themes in the book, and...
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    Actually I just realised, if a whole topic like...

    Actually I just realised, if a whole topic like that is too broad for you, why don't you compare two texts instead?

    For example, maybe compare two Shakespearan plays and tell us more about the...
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    I agree with what someone has said up there, that...

    I agree with what someone has said up there, that you have to focus on just one branch of literature. I think horror or Victorian literature will be great. There are many famous Gothic works too,...
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    http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=Anwar_Surab...

    http://www.myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=Anwar_Surabaya_Indonesia

    http://punyabagus.blogspot.com/2008/06/chairil-anwar-poet-of-generation.html

    These websites have insights about Chairil Anwar,...
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    They shouted "hell" and it sounded as if they...

    They shouted "hell" and it sounded as if they didn't appreciate you. I understand how it's like, but this one is definitely will be who you yourself think you are, coz that's really important.
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    I'm sure a lot of us feel the same way as you do,...

    I'm sure a lot of us feel the same way as you do, even though our lives are not completely the same.
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    Awesome (: This guy read my palms, and even...

    Awesome (: This guy read my palms, and even though I don't like to believe in these kinds of things, he also told me that I have to struggle more than most people in life to achieve my dreams.
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    I probably will but then my friend and I need to...

    I probably will but then my friend and I need to rush so that's why I posted this thread. She has read the book but it would be great if someone can also point out the important themes in the book,...
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    Describe who you think you are

    A child of God whose identity is driven from her passion of helping others by being a psychiatrist, and also encouraging people to have passion for something in their lives and working towards it.
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    What languages can you speak?

    This idea just came out of the blue, and I think it's very interesting to know what language the people in this website can speak.

    For me:

    Indonesian
    English
    Mandarin

    Although I suck at...
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    Siddharta by Hermann Hesse

    Due to some circumstances, my friend and I have to rush in guiding and helping this guy in writing his literature essay. Is there anyone here who can help us give some helpful pointers in Siddharta...
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    I'm probably the only Indonesian here and the most famous literary author we have is Chairil Anwar. Hís novel "Aku" ("I") is really famous, however most people in our country have no sense of...
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    Independent People, which was recommended by the...

    Independent People, which was recommended by the people in the forum when I made a post about Scandinavian authors. It was a good piece, no doubt, but way too long for me XD I barely finished...
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    I completely agree with The Livers of Others!...

    I completely agree with The Livers of Others! (Das Leben den Anderen) It is extremely beautiful and moved me to tears.

    Another movie worth mentioning will be Let The Right One In (Swedish). It's...
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    1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 2. 1984 by...

    1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    2. 1984 by George Orwell
    3. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
    4. Dracula by Bram Stoker
    5. Skin by Ted Dekker
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    Lokasenna's post is interesting :D I guess people...

    Lokasenna's post is interesting :D I guess people here don't really care about myths and Father Christmas. Santa Claus is still famous, but no one really talks about him here.

    I hate Christmas...
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