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  1. The one about Pearl and SGGK being in Old English...

    The one about Pearl and SGGK being in Old English is a real howler! I also was uncertain why we should speculate that "if he finished [the Beowulf translation] his life, or the life of his mind,...
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    I return to a forum after multiple years'...

    I return to a forum after multiple years' absence, find a few posts on a thread mentioning popularity and classical music, and immediately make myself that person by posting this:
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    Hi St. Lukes! Glad when I check in after a long...

    Hi St. Lukes! Glad when I check in after a long absence to find the art corner of Lit. Net in good shape with Vermeer. What reproductions can never convey, of course, is the luminosity of his work....
  4. Poll: I may pop in for some of the Metamorphoses...

    I may pop in for some of the Metamorphoses discussion. I'll look for the starting post. The translations I have are the Mandelbaum, the Golding, and whoever did the Loeb facing page translations.
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    Hi shortstoryfan--Welcome to litnet, land of the...

    Hi shortstoryfan--Welcome to litnet, land of the many tangential (but fascinating) conversations. :smilewinkgrin: Sorry if we seem to be ignoring your topic, but I don't think the regulars around...
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    You're right that his poems were mostly...

    You're right that his poems were mostly circulated as manuscripts or in epistolary form--as was true of the majority of poetry at this time--but wrong in assuming that his readership was exclusively...
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    The critical reception of Donne is such an...

    The critical reception of Donne is such an interesting phenomenon. He seems to split people right down the middle, and he gets described in such contradictory ways. I, for example, would never...
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    OED definition of "snob" 1. a. dial. or...

    OED definition of "snob"
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    a. dial. or colloq. A shoemaker or cobbler; a cobbler's apprentice.
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    1785 F. Grose Classical Dict. Vulgar Tongue, Snob, a nick name for a shoemaker.
    1819 ...
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    This conversation again? I think JBI, St. Luke's...

    This conversation again? I think JBI, St. Luke's and a few others should just write up some permanent position posts on the subject that are placed prominently at the top of the forums and required...
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    This thread clearly needs some more men on it. ...

    This thread clearly needs some more men on it. The first classical performers that spring to my mind are the opera singers. I quite like the looks of Lawrence Brownlee:
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    Poking my head back into the forums to see what...

    Poking my head back into the forums to see what people have been reading and listening to lately. St. Luke's--That looks like a great Sibelius recording. I should check it out. I don't think I...
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    Can't quite tell if we're more concerned with a...

    Can't quite tell if we're more concerned with a lack of appreciation for poets of other languages here on Lit. Net. or in the great world outside. If the latter, then I would contribute as a factor...
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    You should not be thinking of which theoretical...

    You should not be thinking of which theoretical approach you want to use first. This is putting the cart before the horse. Rather than thinking in terms of doing an "archetypal" project or a "new...
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    Hi Wilde Woman! Hope you're getting some rest...

    Hi Wilde Woman! Hope you're getting some rest from the rigours of grad. student life over the break. I'm actually taking today and tomorrow off dissertating. :banana:




    Wow, that looks...
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    Hi SithKittie--Welcome to the forums. Glad you...

    Hi SithKittie--Welcome to the forums. Glad you chose to honor Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with your first main forum post. It seems appropriate to resurrect this thread just before Christmas...
  16. Poll: I have no idea how the idea of round table still...

    I have no idea how the idea of round table still persists. It shows the attempt to create this version of past with this bias. Round table was not about democracy and was not even original to...
  17. Poll: I've only had a chance to skim the exchange, but...

    I've only had a chance to skim the exchange, but I am so dedicating at least one discussion of my next Medieval or epic themed course to a debate about the best hero if it results in this kind of...
  18. Poll: I'm putting my vote in for Roland. Surely he...

    I'm putting my vote in for Roland. Surely he deserves at least one vote! And I've been reading Roland related material this morning, so I'm feeling very much on his side.
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    Found the birthday thread and the interview. ...

    Found the birthday thread and the interview. Apropos of the former, Many Happy Returns. Apropos of the latter, here are some additions for your collection:
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    Does Kreisler's violin pair well with Lear, or is...

    Does Kreisler's violin pair well with Lear, or is this simply coincidental? Your post makes me realize that I don't believe that this thread has ever involved a discussion of something I imagine...
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    To return to the OP. Next time you get told your...

    To return to the OP. Next time you get told your major isn't real, try one of these:

    1) "Doesn't get much more real than sex and death in this life. That's what my major covers. How about...
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    I'll start here. To begin with, Gladys, I do...

    I'll start here. To begin with, Gladys, I do agree with you that literary studies across the past several decades has become so scattered and theoretical that it has lost a sense of center and a...
  23. Thread: Borges

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    Borges is fantastic! He is best known for his...

    Borges is fantastic! He is best known for his short stories, which are really some of the more sublime specimens of the form. Definitely not conventional in style. You're not going to get...
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    Meanwhile, the Dutch of this forum have a thread...

    Meanwhile, the Dutch of this forum have a thread dedicated to debating whether the winner of the best sentence competition in their language is worthy or not. Come on, Americans. Where's our best...
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    Hi Royal Canadian--Welcome to the discussion and...

    Hi Royal Canadian--Welcome to the discussion and to the forum. I think you bring up an excellent point about the difference in cultural perceptions about art. It is very clear to me that generally...
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