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    Ray Bradbury writes fantastic short stories, and...

    Ray Bradbury writes fantastic short stories, and there is no shortage of collections of his short stories. The Martian Chronicles is great.
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    Poll: I would like to nominate Moll Flanders by Daniel...

    I would like to nominate Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. I am about to read it anyway, and discussing it here would be fun.
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    I am not excessively knowledgeable on literature...

    I am not excessively knowledgeable on literature outside Britain and America, but I can make some suggestions based on my own reading.
    19th Century British:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Wuthering...
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    Well, I think that such an approximation is...

    Well, I think that such an approximation is difficult to make because today's popular fiction is tomorrow's great literature.
    For example, Dickens was wildly popular in his time simply for his...
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    Wuthering Heights and class conflict

    I was thinking about this novel the other day, and thought that maybe the characters of Heathcliff and Cathy represent different sides of the economic spectrum. Heathcliff is a gypsy, at the very...
  6. Novels/poems, etc. are important not despite the...

    Novels/poems, etc. are important not despite the fact that they are not true. In fact, they are important because they are true. I was reading Thomas C. Foster's How to read literature like a...
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    The vast majority of fiction has, unfortunately,...

    The vast majority of fiction has, unfortunately, always been dominated by shallow stories which do not force us to reevaluate our vision of the world around us. However, like always, there are still...
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    I have only read Hard Times, and I thought it was...

    I have only read Hard Times, and I thought it was very good, but I can observe many of the fair complaints made about Dickens. However, the novel has a lot of wonderful commentary on society which...
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    The Bell Jar broke my heart when Esther underwent...

    The Bell Jar broke my heart when Esther underwent shock therapy. Revolutionary Road was tragically beautiful. Tess of the D'urbervilles was quite sad as well.
  10. Poll: I read this book last year, and loved it. I loved...

    I read this book last year, and loved it. I loved all the sweet and funny details that Capote worked in, such as the running gag with Holly losing her key and buzzing the Japanese guy to let her in....
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    I haven't reread anything recently, but Sense and...

    I haven't reread anything recently, but Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen has gotten me through some tough times. Also, Don Quixote is pretty much the book that holds almost every knowable answer...
  12. As far as interesting themes go, I reccomend The...

    As far as interesting themes go, I reccomend The Red and the Black by Stendhal and The Magus by John Fowles.
    For science fiction I reccomend A Deepness in the Sky and A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor...
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    Personification is the ascribing of human...

    Personification is the ascribing of human characteristics to nonhuman but living things. An example would be "The bacteria continued to spread impudently."

    Anthropomorphism is when the landscape...
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    Sticky: Hello Litnet! I am an English major hoping to...

    Hello Litnet!

    I am an English major hoping to teach.

    I love Britlit the most, but hope to expand to other cultures and nations.
    I love most every book I read, but my favorite books are:
    Don...
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