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    Try Robert Frost? Or Wallace Stephens? Simon...

    Try Robert Frost? Or Wallace Stephens?

    Simon Armitage too I guess.
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    It's not the easiest book in the world, maybe...

    It's not the easiest book in the world, maybe it's just not for you and you don't know Nietzsche's work or method for thinking? Rather than being condescending to one of the most influential and...
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    A.E. Stallings, I guess, is alright.

    A.E. Stallings, I guess, is alright.
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    Sticky: It was very good. Very good. The Stand by...

    It was very good. Very good.

    The Stand by Stephen King.
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    Sticky: Wuthering Heights.

    Wuthering Heights.
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    Gosh, so much. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon,...

    Gosh, so much. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon, The Silmarilian by J.R.R. Tolkien, a history of Florence because I'm interested in the city and the renaissance, Stoner by John Williams, Wuthering...
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    Sticky: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's not...

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's not very good.
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    Michael Longley. He's excellent.

    Michael Longley. He's excellent.
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    Sticky: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. So far it's...

    1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
    So far it's interesting, but I'm only a few pages in.
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    Great stuff. To be honest, I'm so pleased you...

    Great stuff. To be honest, I'm so pleased you said that.

    I hated theory during my MA. Found it far too opaque and ideological to be objective and serious, and sometimes it seemed to be a little...
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    I don't like Sylvia Plath either, she is at best...

    I don't like Sylvia Plath either, she is at best mediocre.
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    What do you mean 'theory is over'? I'm curious. I...

    What do you mean 'theory is over'? I'm curious. I hope you are right! During my MA last year it was all theory though - Baktin and New Historicism and all that. I didn't like it, thought it was...
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    There's some bad blood in this thread?

    There's some bad blood in this thread?
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    It's not a bad list though - but I wouldn't treat...

    It's not a bad list though - but I wouldn't treat it as a bible.
  15. Finish it!

    Finish it!
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    I always loved that quote.

    I always loved that quote.
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    Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself'. I'll post just...

    Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself'. I'll post just the first few lines, but I like a lot of it very much.

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    I Celebrate myself, and sing myself,
    And what I assume you shall assume,
    For every...
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    Sticky: The poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Dante: The Poet...

    The poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Dante: The Poet the Political Thinker the Man by Barbara Reynolds, and Blood in the Sand by Michael Kobernus. Good stuff, all of it. :)
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    Dante's Divine Comedy. It had a huge impact on me...

    Dante's Divine Comedy. It had a huge impact on me personally.
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    Musa is a good one. May have posted this before....

    Musa is a good one. May have posted this before. :P
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    Satan, I'd certainly agree.

    Satan, I'd certainly agree.
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    Nice! I love that room.

    Nice! I love that room.
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    Sticky: Dante: The Poet, The Political Thinker, The Man...

    Dante: The Poet, The Political Thinker, The Man by Barbara Reynolds.
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    Good list! I was going to post these too, adding...

    Good list! I was going to post these too, adding Basho's Haiku and The Tale of Genji.
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    Blackwells, and Waterstones. My loves. And Barter...

    Blackwells, and Waterstones. My loves. And Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland.
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