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    Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy Heidegger and...

    Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
    Heidegger and a Hippo walk the those Pearly Gates Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.
    Alice and her Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carol
    A few short stories by...
  2. "it is precisely laughter that destroys the epic,...

    "it is precisely laughter that destroys the epic, and in general destroys any hierarchical (distancing and valorized) distance."

    The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, by Mikhail Mikhailovich...
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    Poll: Easily my favourite part:

    Easily my favourite part:
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    Hats are useful for keeping the sun out of one's...

    Hats are useful for keeping the sun out of one's eyes.
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    closed?

    closed?
  6. TSZ is very very interpretive, if one does not...

    TSZ is very very interpretive, if one does not have a high reading comprehension they should never even both attempting it. But if you can sift through the prose and the riddles, the book can be life...
  7. Start with his like the Genealogy of Morals, and...

    Start with his like the Genealogy of Morals, and then work into Thus Spake Zarathustra, and then his later work, my personal favourite being Twilight of the Idols.

    If I can echo the recommendation...
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    A book that I have found absolutely captivating...

    A book that I have found absolutely captivating is "On Social Contract" Jean-Jacques Rousseau. I have re-read a half a trillion times. Then one that I also have found quite interesting "Wealth of...
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    humanity being able to justify. Whether their...

    humanity being able to justify. Whether their actions or their choices, they always seem to justify themselves in some sense or another. It could be something horrid like murder and yet they justify...
  10. Poll: no its just that your explanation didn't explain...

    no its just that your explanation didn't explain anything. What is egglomatizing?

    The act of becoming egglomatized

    Does that definition lead one to understand what egglomatizing is?


    All I...
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    There is still no explanation to the contrary though, you said that not everything is literature because literature must have literary merit (defining the word with the same word really) but what is...
  12. Poll: so what is literary merit?

    so what is literary merit?
  13. Poll: not to sound rude, but explain

    not to sound rude, but explain
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    It was less about freewill and movement through...

    It was less about freewill and movement through time and more about the psychology of personal history. By claiming your individual life is an eternity he is basically saying "All those people out...
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    It is a little mind boggling but I think I...

    It is a little mind boggling but I think I understand what you're saying. Another interesting concept of time that I read in Nietzsche and a similar thought in Heidegger seems to circle around the...
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    My favourite album would have to be In Violet...

    My favourite album would have to be In Violet Light, I just can never get enough of the songs, Leave, A Beautiful Thing, Thrown off Glass, Dire Wolf, or the Dark Canuck. Kind of obsessed with the...
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    I have difficulty with the word hospital when I...

    I have difficulty with the word hospital when I am intoxicated, for some reason i cannot end it, I go hospital-pital-pital-pital a few times before I start to fade myself out.
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    alt rock, lyrics based normally on literature or...

    alt rock, lyrics based normally on literature or Canadian history here is one of there more popular songs, though I am more into listening to their lesser known songs:...
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    Understanding Time

    Whilst reading a poem by Aunt-Shecky(sp?) I was reminded of an interesting topic that I had seen raised in my fiancée's anthropology texts. In understanding the social convention of Time and how our...
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    I think my favourite comes down to Radiohead or...

    I think my favourite comes down to Radiohead or the Tragically Hip really depending on my mood that day.
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    Probably the same one who can watch Avatar and...

    Probably the same one who can watch Avatar and realize it isn't a documentary the smurfs inhabiting one of Jupiter's moons. Or maybe they're the same people who notice exhaust pouring out of any...
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    onions....

    onions....
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    After reading this and the masterful post from Nik at the beginning of the thread I feel I can weigh in on the topic, though feel free to disregard.

    Obviously for those who have read Nietzsche...
  24. Poll: I think that is really the point. What does it...

    I think that is really the point. What does it mean to be "literature?" If you take into account what the word means when applied to topics out side of creative writing, literature can be used to...
  25. I don't mean to bump an old topic its just I was...

    I don't mean to bump an old topic its just I was reminded of a beautiful song and its lyrics while reading a topic in the serious forum.

    Tragically Hip- Emperor Penguin

    i like the tone of your...
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