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    I put together a brief history of comedy a few...

    I put together a brief history of comedy a few years ago:
    423BC Aristophanes writes Clouds
    422BC Aristophanes writes Wasps
    421BC Aristophanes writes Peace
    414BC Aristophanes writes Birds
    411BC...
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    1.Moby Dick 2.The Great Gatsby 3.For Whom the...

    1.Moby Dick
    2.The Great Gatsby
    3.For Whom the Bell Tolls
    4.The Scarlet Letter
    5.The Grapes of Wrath
    6.The Call of the Wild
    7.Catch-22
    8.Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
    9.On the Road
    10.The...
  3. Haven't read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde but I hated...

    Haven't read Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde but I hated Dracula and Frankenstein. I'm not really a fan of monster fiction, but of all the ones I've read, I think I liked "I Am Legend", "Interview With A...
  4. Like JBI said, illustration was the norm...

    Like JBI said, illustration was the norm throughout history until recent times. In medieval times many manuscripts were illuminated. Even in the 19th century artists like Gustave Dore made some...
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    Songs that could stand as poetry Bob Dylan - All...

    Songs that could stand as poetry
    Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
    Jethro Tull- Thick as a Brick
    Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
    Leonard Cohen- Bird On a Wire
    Neil...
  6. The urge to consume probably doesn't come from...

    The urge to consume probably doesn't come from the same place as the urge to create, but at some level I'd imagine that every author was trying to create their own favorite book; so that they could...
  7. I didn't like Heart of Darkness at first and put...

    I didn't like Heart of Darkness at first and put it down for a few years. When I picked it up again I loved it.
  8. Funniest of those: Catch-22, Huckleberry Finn,...

    Funniest of those: Catch-22, Huckleberry Finn, plays of Aristophanes, The Farce of Sodom.
  9. 423BC Aristophanes writes Clouds 422BC...

    423BC Aristophanes writes Clouds
    422BC Aristophanes writes Wasps
    421BC Aristophanes writes Peace
    414BC Aristophanes writes Birds
    411BC Aristophanes writes Lysistrata
    411BC Aristophanes writes...
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    I liked Walcott and Berry.

    I liked Walcott and Berry.
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    Yeah, but that's not flowery in the least. It's...

    Yeah, but that's not flowery in the least. It's calculated rhetoric with balanced antithetical clauses. It's got the same beats and structure as the opening of A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens:


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    If I recall correctly, Euphues isn't flowery....

    If I recall correctly, Euphues isn't flowery. It's bombastic.
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    I wouldn't really call any of those guys flowery....

    I wouldn't really call any of those guys flowery. Steele and Addison might have been prone to some rhetorical flourish, (it's been so long, I don't properly remember) but that's not exactly the same...
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    I'm not sure it's good for beginners, but when I...

    I'm not sure it's good for beginners, but when I read Italian literature in translation I read Dante's Divine Comedy, Boccaccio's Decameron, Petrarch's Canzoniere, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, Tasso's...
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    For Homer, Virgil, and Aeschylus you can't do...

    For Homer, Virgil, and Aeschylus you can't do better than either Fagles or Fitzgerald. Sophocles I'd go with the Fitzgerald translations. For Ovid, I go with the Humphries. Whatever you do, steer...
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    You should probably read the complete Greek plays...

    You should probably read the complete Greek plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. There are about 37 Shakespearean plays and about 45 ancient Greek plays but the overall quality...
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    Yeah, I miss Petrarch's Love, Virgil, JBI,...

    Yeah, I miss Petrarch's Love, Virgil, JBI, DrkShadow03, and MorpheusSandman. I still see JCamilo around, and I know I saw Lokasenna not too long ago. I just haven't seen a lot of topics here which...
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    Read a bunch of medieval stuff, romances and...

    Read a bunch of medieval stuff, romances and sagas. Mahabharata, Tale of Genji, and the famous Chinese novels. Probably some history, religion, and philosophy too.
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    Poll: I think it is. Part of the problem is that 2/3 of...

    I think it is. Part of the problem is that 2/3 of English degrees go to women, which means 2/3 of English teachers are women, which means you get more Jane Austen than Ernest Hemingway, more Emily...
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    Poll: Well, there was a Swedish Nobel Laureate named...

    Well, there was a Swedish Nobel Laureate named Harry Martinson who wrote a sci-fi epic poem called Aniara about a doomed space ship on a mission to Mars. Supposedly, the poem was good enough that...
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    Poll: When I was younger I loved novels. Then I went...

    When I was younger I loved novels. Then I went through a period where I devoured the Greeks and Romans. Really liked drama and epic. Lately, I've been getting into the middle ages, sagas and romances...
  22. Yeah, I'm with StLuke on this one. American...

    Yeah, I'm with StLuke on this one. American literary culture is largely based on the King James Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Dante, Homer, and the Greek dramatists. Poets are probably strongest...
  23. Top Five American Books (novels): 1. Herman...

    Top Five American Books (novels):

    1. Herman Melville- Moby Dick
    2. Mark Twain- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    3. F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Great Gatsby
    4. Ernest Hemingway- The Old Man and...
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    1899 Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis 1897...

    1899 Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis
    1897 Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
    1897 Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
    1897 La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler
    1896 A Shropshire Lad by A.E....
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    Can you really call him a has been if he's won 4...

    Can you really call him a has been if he's won 4 Grammies in the last ten years, his albums top the charts in both America and the UK, his biography is a bestseller, and his commercials air during...
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