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    I'd be curious to know the name of said art site?...

    I'd be curious to know the name of said art site? I've been on the lookout for a good art forum for a while.
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    A belated Happy Birthday to Stlukes, an enduring...

    A belated Happy Birthday to Stlukes, an enduring inspiration and influence over his years here. He's also led me to discover a number of artists both literary and otherwise that I now thoroughly...
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    What do you classify as 'modern'?

    What do you classify as 'modern'?
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    Thomas Campion - “Now Winter Nights Enlarge”


    Now winter nights enlarge
    The number of their hours;
    And clouds their storms discharge
    Upon the airy towers.
    Let now the chimneys blaze
    And cups...
  5. I quite agree with you! A couple of my...

    I quite agree with you!

    A couple of my favourite authors are more minimalist or stripped back in their writing (e.g. Borges, Beckett) but by and large, I adore baroque, lush prose in all it's...
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    Happiest of Birthdays stlukes!

    Happiest of Birthdays stlukes!
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    Moby Dick - Herman Melville Collected Poems of...

    Moby Dick - Herman Melville
    Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
    Collected Stories of Jorge Luis Borges
    Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
    Essays - Montaigne

    Also in contention:

    The Book of...
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    John Donne At the round earth's imagin'd...

    John Donne



    At the round earth's imagin'd corners, blow
    Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise
    From death, you numberless infinities
    Of souls, and to your scatter'd bodies go;
    All whom the...
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    What would be your favourite read so far...

    What would be your favourite read so far Scheherazade?
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    Emily Dickinson After great pain, a formal...

    Emily Dickinson


    After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
    The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs –
    The stiff Heart questions ‘was it He, that bore,’
    And ‘Yesterday, or Centuries before’?
    ...
  11. Some fantastic nominations so far. For me...

    Some fantastic nominations so far.


    For me personally, I was deeply affected by Jim from Conrad's 'Lord Jim'. A character of great depth and ambiguity, and his friendship with Marlow is a major...
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    And after a lengthy absence, I have returned, to...

    And after a lengthy absence, I have returned, to once again attempt to resurrect this thread. I quite like this from Sir Walter Raleigh:



    A Vision Upon the Fairy Queen


    Methought I saw the...
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    That's horrible :( I always really enjoyed his...

    That's horrible :( I always really enjoyed his posts, he was a really smart and kind guy.


    Rest in Peace good man.
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    Very fine choice. I might keep with the Sidney...

    Very fine choice. I might keep with the Sidney flavour:


    Astrophil and Stella 30


    With how sad steps, O moon, thou climb’st the skies!
    How silently, and with how wan a face!
    What! may it be...
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    Yes, Poetaster, definitely read Snow Country,...

    Yes, Poetaster, definitely read Snow Country, it's a wonderful book. Like a lot of Japanese art, it's sparse but full of beauty.


    Another wonderful choice Lykren, I love the way Proust paces his...
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    Howard is definitely a poet I have to check out...

    Howard is definitely a poet I have to check out more of. Another quality choice!


    On a Drop of Dew - Andrew Marvell

    See how the orient dew,
    Shed from the bosom of the morn
    Into the...
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    You could easily fill the whole thread with...

    You could easily fill the whole thread with Proust! (And I hope you keep posting more Lykren) Every line is beautiful, even in translation.



    Yasunari Kawabata's 'Snow Country'

    "In the depths...
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    And now we're just going to end up repeating...

    And now we're just going to end up repeating ourselves over and over it seems. The impasse is here. I'll do away with the point by point format, otherwise the thread will become a wall of text, and...
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    1. Considering I was talking primarily about...

    1. Considering I was talking primarily about general audiences, and those influenced by the schools of thought, the scholars weren't overly relevant initially. The schools and the disciplines exist...
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    Nice choice! I'll go for a shorter one today...

    Nice choice!

    I'll go for a shorter one today from the great Robert Burton:

    "What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled...
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    You're very focused on scholars and scholars...

    You're very focused on scholars and scholars alone. Not every teacher is a scholar, not everyone who espouses such ideas are famous scholars. And I was talking largely about the seed of the ideas...
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    Similar to Bloom's description. Marxist analysis,...

    Similar to Bloom's description. Marxist analysis, Identity Politics, Gender Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, etc. Now, it's not to say these disciplines by and large can't add to interesting...
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    I've said many times that I love his passion and...

    I've said many times that I love his passion and articulation in defending great literature. I don't agree with everything he's ever said, but he's introduced me to numerous great writers, given me...
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    "The Waves" by Woolf: Here on this ring of...

    "The Waves" by Woolf:


    Here on this ring of grass we have sat together, bound by the tremendous power of some inner compulsion. The trees wave, the clouds pass. The time approaches when these...
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    That was going to be my other Traherne choice. A...

    That was going to be my other Traherne choice. A lovely poem! He's definitely an under appreciated Poet.



    I'm not a religious man, but I do love religious imagery in art, and there were very...
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