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    If wanting to take a bite out of something I...

    If wanting to take a bite out of something I can't recommend enough what I regard as Alvin Boyd Kuhn's "Trilogy".

    The Lost Light: An Interpretation of Ancient Scriptures (1940)
    Who is this King...
  2. Sheesh, dumb.

    Sheesh, dumb.
  3. JCamilo, this is certainly not the case as there...

    JCamilo, this is certainly not the case as there is no exclusion for anyone claiming that Sutton Griggs' Imperium in Imperio is the greatest American novel. The "which is" in this threads title is...
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    A worthy read by the classicist Carl Ruck, the...

    A worthy read by the classicist Carl Ruck, the creator of LSD, Albert Hoffman, and Gordon Wasson, the man who proposed that the the mushroom Amanita muscaria was the Soma of the Rig Veda. Enjoyable...
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    I started to read Mary Shelley's The Last Man...

    I started to read Mary Shelley's The Last Man right at the beginnings of this pandemic, but though very good at times at others it just drags on without moving the story line along at a desired pace....
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    Meh...obviously the ramblings of a narcissistic,...

    Meh...obviously the ramblings of a narcissistic, self-obsessed, deranged mind.
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    I put down For Whom the Bell Tolls as I didn't...

    I put down For Whom the Bell Tolls as I didn't care much for Hemingway's style. Goncharov's Oblomov is soooooo good! Read it!
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    Hi Jackson, so do the volumes of Proust get...

    Hi Jackson, so do the volumes of Proust get better after Swann's Way in your opinion? I thoroughly enjoyed that volume, though I found it like reading somnambulistically, which wasn't bad really;...
  9. Thread: Apocalypse

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    Damn Pompey, I'd take a couple evenings with you...

    Damn Pompey, I'd take a couple evenings with you drinking cheap wine at a smoke filled motel bar over a week at a beach resort drinking high-end margaritas next to the pool.
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    Pompey, impressive beyond belief! You are a...

    Pompey, impressive beyond belief! You are a master. I have five of his Library of America volumes and have read a few of the novels, but have yet to read American Pastoral. I have been meaning to...
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    I was very touched by the meningitis deaths of...

    I was very touched by the meningitis deaths of children in Thomas Mann's "Doctor Faustus" and Hermann Hesse's "Rosshalde." While still having to read Anna Karenina I was deeply moved by the plight...
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    Perfectly beautiful. Most revealingly human...

    Perfectly beautiful. Most revealingly human thing I have read in my short time here. Thank you.
  13. You weren't asked nor required to jump on the...

    You weren't asked nor required to jump on the "heart bandwagon," but you had no need to attack those whose hearts are expanded through their participation in religious sentiment. A sentiment which...
  14. So if I didn't call you "bro" you'd give me...

    So if I didn't call you "bro" you'd give me credence eh? Sure. Ummm, the fat thing...what's that about? And you want me to "narrow it down" regarding what you yourself regard as "several...
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    Ok, so "Catch 22" keeps coming up, but I could...

    Ok, so "Catch 22" keeps coming up, but I could barely get through the first chapter. What am I missing?...and don't say chapter 2. Now Keller's "Something Happened"; there's a book!
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    I tend towards authors who needn't point out...

    I tend towards authors who needn't point out anything "different" about themselves, but rather who react to life's vicissitudes in a manner of which I can sympathize. It has less to do with the...
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    Gonna skip the obvious titles... Herman Broch...

    Gonna skip the obvious titles...

    Herman Broch - The Spell
    Georges Simenon - The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
    Klaus Mann - Mephisto
    Patrick Hamilton - The Slaves of Solitude
    Hermann Hesse -...
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    Really entertaining batch there. Love the...

    Really entertaining batch there. Love the Lexicon and Mushroom ones the best.
  19. Jeez Jerrybaldy, way to overestimate yourself...

    Jeez Jerrybaldy, way to overestimate yourself bro. Still haven't answered my questions I see...you know, the ones with the question marks (post #20 above) . Questions that arose only from you're...
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    Clearly Manichaean you've used "obscure" as an...

    Clearly Manichaean you've used "obscure" as an indicator that you believe it holds more intrinsic value than the "plain and simple," but I would argue the opposite. I prefer Confucius' simple...
  21. Jerrybaldy obviously failed to understand that it...

    Jerrybaldy obviously failed to understand that it wasn't the length of my post that warranted a response...it was the question marks (including the one I failed to include at the end of the second to...
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    "Is Everyone Lucky To Be Born?" Impossible...

    "Is Everyone Lucky To Be Born?"

    Impossible since you did not exist before you were born therefore you couldn't be lucky to be born.
  23. Oh crap, I could have a field day with this! ...

    Oh crap, I could have a field day with this! Threads a little old though.
  24. Thread: Hell.

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    No doubt this has little to do with Hell as a...

    No doubt this has little to do with Hell as a place of eternal damnation <giggles>, and though I'm afraid I might be playing devil's advocate isn't the challenge of Brexit itself a warning to all...
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    You've mistaken my critique of Jerrybaldy for his...

    You've mistaken my critique of Jerrybaldy for his having judged others' emotional states (something inherently internal and personal) for my critique of yourself based on your claims to have some...
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