At thunder and tempest, At the world's coldheartedness,
During times of heavy loss And when you're sad
The greatest art on earth Is to seem uncomplicatedly gay.
To get things clear, they have to firstly be very unclear. But if you get them too quickly, you probably got them wrong.
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I like Pride and Prejudice, i think this is the kind of love i would like to experience.
I think I'll have to forward "The Sun Also Rises".
It's hardly conventional, but is, concurently, absurdly touching.
My pick would be The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. It took 2 readings over a span of 5 years for me to appreciate the poetic prose of the novel, but once I "got it," I have loved it ever since.
What I love about it is that it shows different types of love and how they evolve due to changes in circumstance and personal values. The fact that so many love stories happen during the period of the ending of WWII creates a contrast that I find very poignant (sorry if this sounds like one of those book reviews).
probably either lolita, the great gatsby, or giovanni's room. I can't decide!
In terms of love stories...I haven't read many, but I must say R&J is up there in favourites, or Pride and Prejudice, as much as I loath the BBC version...but the recent one with Keira Knightley was great! Have yet to read the original novel though.
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Volume 1 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Song for Night - Chris Abani
I like the BBC version. The recent film was a bit boring.
I think Pearl Buck's The Good Earth has stood the test of time. what an incredible story. But my favorite book (since I was 12) is To Kill a Mockingbird
My absolute favorite love story is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. A close second and third are The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (the love between Sir Lancelot and Guinevere), and Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.
Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief,
And not seek for kind relief?
but Tristan and Isolde has so many versions.
the very first one is not that much lovely. i must say.
Gillian Anderson - agree. she is a very good actress.
though her best role is Dana Scully, i would like to watch some other films where she starred.
i like the way love was described in "Granet brecelet" by Kuprin
a very sad story but true unrequited love
...To me it would definately be Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. I just LOVE the relationship between Edward and Bella.
And I also really love Neil Gaiman's Stardust. That was amazing too.