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    JACKIE COLLINS Part 1: People can learn a...

    JACKIE COLLINS

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    People can learn a great deal from biography. I have made a habit of this since I retired after 50 years of paid employment and formal studies: 1949 to 1999. The...
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    A Beautiful Mind: John Nash

    After seeing the biographical drama film, A Beautiful Mind, twice: on 15 October 2013 and 12 September 2015, respectively, I put the following sequence of three pieces of prose and poetry...
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    It has been nearly a dozen years since I posted...

    It has been nearly a dozen years since I posted an opening note on this thread and, since no one has responded, I'll keep the thread alive with the following item I wrote about Dante some years...
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    Thanks, Pompey Bum! Are you any relation to the...

    Thanks, Pompey Bum! Are you any relation to the great and historic Pompey in republican Rome?--Ron
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    Thanking E.L. Doctorow: R.I.P.

    THANKING E.L. DOCTOROW

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    The acclaimed American novelist and playwright E. L. Doctorow has given writers like myself many writing tips. He died two weeks ago, on 21 July 2015, in...
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    After more than 7 years I'll add some more of my...

    After more than 7 years I'll add some more of my thoughts on philosophy and political science at this link to my website: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/PHILOSOPHY.html ...My website on the subject of...
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    Belief's Delight: Emily Dickinson

    BELIEF’S DELIGHT

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    Anyone who has followed my poetic oeuvre over the last 25 years, 1990 to 2015, will realize that Emily Dickinson provides, for me, an inspiration perhaps exceeding any...
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    William Burroughs: Some Reflections

    WILLIAM BURROUGHS
    Out on the periphery

    William Seward Burroughs II also known by his pen name William Lee(1914-1997) was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer or...
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    Alice in wonderland: A bbc doco

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    The Secret World of Lewis Carroll was televised on ABCTV on 28/4/'15(8:30 to 9:30 p.m.). For fans of both literature & scandal The Secret World of Lewis Carroll (BBCTwo) was a wonderfully...
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    A very belated thanks, Tayside. I can hardly...

    A very belated thanks, Tayside. I can hardly believe it's four years since I was last on this thread! There is a link to the topic "The Bahá'í Faith and Marxism: Proceedings of a Canadian Conference...
  11. Staying on the subject of mental health, I'll add...

    Staying on the subject of mental health, I'll add the following:
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    A GIRL-AND-A-BOY-INTERRUPTED

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and...
  12. William Golding: Some Quite Personal Comments

    COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS

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    During the last 16 years, my retirement from a half century of student-and-paid-employment life, 1949 to 1999, I have reinvented myself into several roles....
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    REVISITING BRIDESHEAD Revisiting Brideshead...

    REVISITING BRIDESHEAD

    Revisiting Brideshead was televised last night.1 I had seen this 11 part series on television back in the 1980s or early 1990s after it first came out in 1981. I had not read...
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    REVISITING BRIDESHEAD Revisiting Brideshead...

    REVISITING BRIDESHEAD

    Revisiting Brideshead was televised last night.1 I had seen this 11 part series on television back in the 1980s or early 1990s after it first came out in 1981. I had not read...
  15. I thank you both, ennison and Eiseabhal, for your...

    I thank you both, ennison and Eiseabhal, for your comments. I wish you well in this New Year, 2015!-Ron Price, Australia
  16. Words of appreciation, kallian97, are....always...

    Words of appreciation, kallian97, are....always appreciated.-Ron Price, Tasmania
  17. Your question, M, deserves a response. I only saw...

    Your question, M, deserves a response. I only saw your question today and I'll write an extended piece about a subject I've given much thought to. Just skim and scan the following to find relevant...
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    Authorial Intent

    Thank's Pumpkin337. I'd like to respond to your post, your words, that: "isn't it awfully presumptive to connect the two? to see meaning the author surely did not intend in his work? to attribute...
  19. ELIA KAZAN: From the Periphery to the Centre

    ELIA KAZAN: From the Periphery to the Centre

    Mr. Kazan's first novel in 1962, America America, retraced the odyssey of an uncle, a Greek youth, who fled the poverty and persecution of Turkey and...
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    Pynchon and i

    PYNCHON AND I
    ...meeting our match in cyberspace

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    Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr.(8 May 1937) was born the very week, the very month, that the North American Baha'is were putting into...
  21. Pynchon and i

    I did a search at this site for some comment on Thomas Pynchon. Finding little, I post the following:
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    PYNCHON AND I
    ...meeting our match in cyberspace

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    Thomas...
  22. Thanks, folks, for your responses. Before leaving...

    Thanks, folks, for your responses. Before leaving I'll post some general thoughts from one of my favorite psychoanalysts.-Ron
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    ERICH FROMM

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    Erich...
  23. ROBIN WILLIAMS ...a wake-up call for mental illness

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    News of the death of Robin Williams on 12/8/'14 stunned fans young and old. Comedians, actors, directors, many of the rich and famous who had been influenced by Williams paid their...
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    Robert Frost: A Series of Reflections

    Preamble:

    From time to time in these years of my retirement from half a century of a student-and-employment life, 1949 to 1999 and, in this case, in the last three weeks before I enter my 70s, I...
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    My dear M! Some of imagination's...

    My dear M! Some of imagination's mobilisation.-Ron

    POETRY OF ABUNDANCE

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    Back in April 1988, as I was finishing my first term in my first year as a lecturer in a technical and further...
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