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  1. Thread: Humor-comedy

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    Dante's Divine Comedy

    As a child, I was confused about the title of Dante's works. I asked a teacher. They explained that the word Comedy may sometimes denote a gratual lightening or upward development. Sliding down...
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    Literary News in a Chinese Prison

    Chinese prisoner spins captivating tales

    http://in.news.yahoo.com/031205/43/2a5xp.html

    Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Tang Jianyuan may be a nobody in China's
    literary world, but to his fellow inmates...
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    Socrates said it best...

    Socrates basically said it all, in Plato's dialogues, when he said (repeatedly) that "eveyone by nature desires the good." Carrie Nation desired the good. The bartenders desired the good. The...
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    re: The Late Peter Jennings

    I realize the question of this thread regards the nicest thing anyone ever said to me. However, I cannot help but think of the documentary/tribute to the late Peter Jennings which I saw recently. ...
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    Poll: Something tells me...

    Something tells me you shall be quite successful! I see this in your essential nature. For someone so very young, you have an wonderful, inquiring mind. I was truly amazed when I first made your...
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    The was a woman by the name of Carrie A. Nation...

    The was a woman by the name of Carrie A. Nation who worked very hard in the movement to ban the sale of alcholic beverages in the U.S.A. In those days, around the late 1800's to early 1900's you...
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    There is a verse in the New Testament, in the...

    There is a verse in the New Testament, in the Epistle of Timothy, which says " a LITTLE wine is good for the health." Theologians often point to this and emphasize that the verse recommends...
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    I had a pen-pal in Tehran. I asked him once if he...

    I had a pen-pal in Tehran. I asked him once if he ever saw a nine year old bride. He said one only sees such young brides rarely in very remote areas, among nomadic tribes, but not in the big...
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    According to Hadith, marriage at 6. Consummation...

    According to Hadith, marriage at 6. Consummation at 9. This is why in Iran, the marriage age was lowered from 15 to 9. Kadijah, the first wife, died before the other wives were taken. This is my...
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    Thanks so much for you time and interest in...

    Thanks so much for you time and interest in reading and your kind words of encouragement.

    I try to collect all my writings at http://toosmallforsupernova.org

    The greatest challenge is to fit...
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    Step Into My Poem

    "Step into my poem,"
    Said the spider to the fly,
    "Beyond event-horizon,
    In my black-hole universe."


    I construct invent-horizons.
    For as far as you can see,
    Big-bang expanding time-spaces,...
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    An Owl in a Ruined House

    From out of the shattered ruins of a life, which may be given
    person's life, speaks, from time to time, a triumphant voice which
    is every person's life, which is Every-man. The wilely Odysseus...
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    Sleeping Thieves

    The city is at its darkest several hours before sunrise, when the thieves have only just fallen asleep.

    Good reader, you ask "Who are these sleeping thieves and what do they steal?"


    All...
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    This is a very wild conjecture, off the top of my...

    This is a very wild conjecture, off the top of my head:

    There is only one reference in the Bible, in the Psalms, to "The Green Bay Tree".

    A novel with that title "The Green Bay Tree" was...
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    Lifetime Reading List

    Just came across this link to a readling list of Great Books/Classics.

    It looks interesting.

    My apologies if it is posted elsewhere in this forum.

    http://www.literarycritic.com/fadiman2.htm
  16. Thread: Bird Myths

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    Bird Myths in General

    In the Ramayan, the Hindi version by Tulsidas in the 16th. century (the original was Valmiki, in Sanskrit, something like 400 B.C.E.), there is a central story involving the crow, Kag Bushundi, who...
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    What country and city/town did you grow up in? I...

    What country and city/town did you grow up in? I ask this so we can get a better idea of what kind of racial/ethnic diversity is in your area. Perhaps you can ask the instructor if it is ok for...
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    If your teacher/professor has give you any...

    If your teacher/professor has give you any instructions, then you should post them for us to review. It is hard to believe that you would be asked to write a paper and not given any sort of...
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    As a teenager, in the 1960's, I felt I was very...

    As a teenager, in the 1960's, I felt I was very clever to realize (mistakenly) that "soma" was taken from the Greek word "soma" (for "body" or "bodily" as in "somatic"). In middle life, I began to...
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    I believe that there are those who criticize only...

    I believe that there are those who criticize only because they do not have the power to ban or suppress.

    Of course there is such a thing as constructive criticism. The critic does not wish that...
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    Once in Annapolis, Maryland, in the 1960's, I...

    Once in Annapolis, Maryland, in the 1960's, I went into some public building (can't remember, library, post office), and there was a glass case display of some things from the days of slavery. What...
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    ...jump the electric pole transformer?

    See: "Why did the squirrel..."

    http://users.htcomp.net/weis/sqwhy4eeyore.html

    Anthony Trollope
    Why, to avoid Mrs. Proudy and Mr. Slope, of course.

    Douglas Adams
    Forty-Two
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    http://www.online-literature.com/burnett/ ...

    http://www.online-literature.com/burnett/

    http://encarta.msn.com/media_461542491/Francis_Hodgson_Burnett.html

    http://www.sjr.mb.ca/MS/authors/6tp/burnett/
    ...
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    Censorship and Postmodernist Writing Styles

    This is a very interesting observation you make, blp because, what you are saying, in essence is that there is a certain logical, thematic structure that ought to be imposed upon any thread, or...
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    Fear not! I did not neglect the Urdu writers. ...

    Fear not! I did not neglect the Urdu writers.

    Here is my post of one of my favorites, Ali Sardar Jaafri - Urdu poet


    http://online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3928

    and in post...
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