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    Literature and the Visual Arts

    I am interested in the ways in which literature and visual arts have affected each other, especially in the 20th century. I would be very glad if members of this forum dropped by to share their...
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    Literature and Visual Arts

    I am interested in the ways in which literature and visual arts have affected each other, especially in the 20th century. I would be very glad if members of this forum dropped by to share their...
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    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_pCG_c3Rq788/S-RfXl6Mx_I/AAAAAAAAHbc/U623-Y2lY4M/s1600/Rabindranath%2BTagore,%2BBerlin%2B1930.jpg

    Rabindranath Tagore, Berlin 1930
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    Hi, In Darkness Visible, William Styron says...

    Hi,
    In Darkness Visible, William Styron says that it was only much later in his career that he realised that his fiction was populated with characters who committed or contemplated suicide....
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    A very interesting interpretation. It is perhaps...

    A very interesting interpretation. It is perhaps hard to pin-point the exact nature of this destruction of the self, or rather, a part of it. It oscillates ambiguously between suicide and murder, I...
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    The Theme of Suicide in Literature

    I start with these basic questions:
    How many characters/authors can you immediately think of who have committed suicide?
    In case of a fictional character committing suicide, how does it affect the...
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    D.H. Lawrence's "The White Stocking"

    What themes/issues does one need to look at while reading "The White Stocking"?
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely look...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely look up Peter Barry. Currently I'm reading The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Fiction by Bran Nicol. I like the "Introduction".
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    Postmodernism - Where do I start?

    I want to be acquainted with the concept of postmodernism, if it's a concept at all. what books, texts, do I begin with?
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    van gogh

    van gogh
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    I have read some of his stories. there was this story that i really liked. can't recall the name. was it blue notebook no. 2? it's about a man who didn't have eyes, ears, hair, nose, mouth, in fact a...
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    Is the text of the story available online? I...

    Is the text of the story available online? I can't seem to find it.
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    'Epistemophile' I am an epistemophile.:)

    'Epistemophile'

    I am an epistemophile.:)
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    beautiful poem, riesa. inspired me to write the...

    beautiful poem, riesa. inspired me to write the following:

    one day i asked my friends 'what are you?'
    another day they replied 'nothing new'
    another day came and went away
    yet another and my...
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    i was watching the 1963 version of 'the raven'...

    i was watching the 1963 version of 'the raven' which is only loosely based upon the poem. it's cheesy.
    about the poem, the 'o' sound (as repeatedly emphasized in 'nevermore', 'forgotten lore',...
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    i watched a film called 'the number 23' with jim...

    i watched a film called 'the number 23' with jim carrey in it. the concept is quite interesting but it could have been a better film. the second part of the film just let me down. poor acting too.
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    i like basil rathbone's way of speaking the...

    i like basil rathbone's way of speaking the language. it's crisp, snappy and masculine.
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    because inordinate pride and crappiness go hand...

    because inordinate pride and crappiness go hand in hand!
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    'Of Grammatology' by Derrida trans. by Gayatri...

    'Of Grammatology' by Derrida trans. by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak because it came in cheap and because it's worth keeping in the collection: even if i don't read it now at one go, i'll definitely go...
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    is that lipstick on your cheek?

    is that lipstick on your cheek?
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    i completely agree with you bitterfly. those are...

    i completely agree with you bitterfly. those are two of my favourite english poems that you cited. what would be english literature without iambic pentameters!
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    don't you think it's more of a christian history...

    don't you think it's more of a christian history than philosophy? well, there's a great deal of rhetoric in it that's so central to humanist philosophy, but in it's scheme PL is not philosophical, or...
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    i liked 'night queen' better. i liked its sound....

    i liked 'night queen' better. i liked its sound. the images are woven nicely together. there are distinct lyrical possibilities.
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    the lonely star says human! you can look at me...

    the lonely star says
    human! you can look at me
    at the dead of night
    thinking of another human being
    but where do i go
    with all my pain
    eternally fixed here, always looking?

    whom do i go to...
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    someone started this thread with the desire to...

    someone started this thread with the desire to know other people's ideas about peace and how it can be attained and look, we started arguing, fighting with definitions. and stopped being peaceful....
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