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  1. Thread: Literary theory

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    I guess when it comes down to it, theory is...

    I guess when it comes down to it, theory is indeed useless for somebody who holds an aesthetic, "art for art's sake" view of art, and has no real interest in what it has to say about society or other...
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    Poetry Discoveries

    On a whim, last week I pulled out my modern American Lit anthology I kept from a class last semester, and started reading some of the poets I'd never heard of and would have never made the syllabus...
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    I always have multiple books going on at any...

    I always have multiple books going on at any given time. I'm really picky about reading things that fit any given mood I'm in.
  4. Thread: Literary theory

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    As my theory prof kept telling us over and over...

    As my theory prof kept telling us over and over throughout the semester, theory is a tool, and I think that's where its value lies.

    Granted, there are some theories that are more concerned with...
  5. Thread: Review A Book

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    André Gide’s Straight is the Gate strikes me as a story of tortured and self-sacrificing love that only a European could write: it’s all muted shades of feeling and delicacy. To me, this is Chekhov...
  6. Thread: Literary theory

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    Theory isn't necessary to enjoy literature, but I...

    Theory isn't necessary to enjoy literature, but I think it's pretty important--if not essential--for a deep and comprehensive understanding of it.

    I took a class on lit theory, and it wasn't...
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    Like mono, I've found a terrific local...

    Like mono, I've found a terrific local coffeehouse where I do most of my reading, writing and homework. It has an upstairs that students like myself usually use for studying purposes, and so the...
  8. Thread: Review A Book

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    I last finished Virginia Woolf's last novel,...

    I last finished Virginia Woolf's last novel, Between the Acts.

    I wrote up some thoughts and posted them here.
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    I have a thing for postcards, and have found...

    I have a thing for postcards, and have found using them as bookmarks is a good way to keep them from being simply stowed away in a box.

    Often I try to find a connection between the two-...
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    That's a really interesting mix of old Americana-...

    That's a really interesting mix of old Americana- and I really like it, the more I think about it.

    I have two things I listen to when I read (they've becoming so familiar that it's soothing, and...
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    I grew up in the house of a book collector, and...

    I grew up in the house of a book collector, and "hardback, hardback, hardback!" was drilled into my head from a very young age.

    That said, I now vastly prefer paperback. Though I think that has...
  12. Neither are among my favorite Shakespeare novels,...

    Neither are among my favorite Shakespeare novels, actually. R&J is a fine play, but I prefer several others to it.

    And there's something about Midsummer just doesn't appeal to me. It contains...
  13. Poll: While my computer does many things for me...

    While my computer does many things for me (message boards and reviews, particularly), one thing it does not do is provide me serious literature or a means for creative writing. I can't write either...
  14. Thread: Erotic Novels

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    I've only read snippets of her stuff, but Anais...

    I've only read snippets of her stuff, but Anais Nin's books like Delta of Venus and Little Birds has struck me as managing to be both intensely erotic (hence only reading snippets- can't read much...
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    I'm one of those people that always have multiple...

    I'm one of those people that always have multiple books going at any given time. It's the way my mind works- after a certain amount of time reading one thing I find it actually more restful to...
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    I can't comment regarding Brontë, but do you think that Woolf's ability to capture the mind of the male may have something to do with her bisexuality, or at the very least, her belief that at the...
  17. Thread: books on screen

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    I guess I should have specified- I was referring...

    I guess I should have specified- I was referring to the 1939 version. Or were you also talking about that one? Because I know there's one from the early 90's with Gary Sinese as well.

    Of...
  18. Thread: books on screen

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    Have you seen the 1938 version of the play with...

    Have you seen the 1938 version of the play with Wendy Hiller as Eliza? Vastly superior adaptation, in my opinion.
  19. Thread: books on screen

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    Some good adaptations where I've read the...

    Some good adaptations where I've read the original source material:
    LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
    CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
    MRS. DALLOWAY
    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
    THE...
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    My vote goes to This Side of Paradise, with...

    My vote goes to This Side of Paradise, with Gatsby not far behind. Tender is the Night is of no comparison, I think. :D
  21. Thread: Arthur Miller

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    Well, the last of the big three of American...

    Well, the last of the big three of American Theatre (at least in my mind) have now passed on. I like to think that Miller is now hanging out with Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams somewhere. ...
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    C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent...

    C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength), which I haven't read in years, but am planning to undertake again shortly.

    Also Madeleine L'Engle's...
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    A similar point struck me this last week as well....

    A similar point struck me this last week as well. I'm lucky enough to be majoring in Literature, but after all the reading I do for my classes, I don't actually have time time to read what I want,...
  24. I'm afraid I'm not much help as far as literature...

    I'm afraid I'm not much help as far as literature resources on the internet goes- I'm very lucky to have at my disposal a large library that usually has enough books and articles to satisfy anything...
  25. I think Sparknotes and other supplements can be...

    I think Sparknotes and other supplements can be very helpful to understand literature on a deeper level. Of course, it certainly shouldn't be used as a replacement, but as a supplement to help...
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