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15-11-2016, 10:05 AM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 04:47 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Seriously, kid... if you're going to read batshit insane stuff, couldn't you have stuck to some interesting and actually-enlightening fiction, like Ulysses or Naked Lunch, or even Infinite Jest, instead?

I actually have Naked Lunch coming up soon in My reading pile.

I tried to read Ulysses, but it's like the Star Trek: TNG episode where the Enterprise was caught in a time loop. Every time I started the book I got a tiny bit further in understanding it, but ended up using it as a subplot in a NaNoWriMo story, with the protagonist trying to slog through it in much the same fashion -- while slogging through the Homer version of Ulysses, hundreds of miles from home on a road trip gone terribly, terribly wrong. Big Grin

While we're talking modern fiction, I'd like to recommend another classic: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
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15-11-2016, 12:43 PM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 10:05 AM)Astreja Wrote:  
(15-11-2016 04:47 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  Seriously, kid... if you're going to read batshit insane stuff, couldn't you have stuck to some interesting and actually-enlightening fiction, like Ulysses or Naked Lunch, or even Infinite Jest, instead?

I actually have Naked Lunch coming up soon in My reading pile.

I tried to read Ulysses, but it's like the Star Trek: TNG episode where the Enterprise was caught in a time loop. Every time I started the book I got a tiny bit further in understanding it, but ended up using it as a subplot in a NaNoWriMo story, with the protagonist trying to slog through it in much the same fashion -- while slogging through the Homer version of Ulysses, hundreds of miles from home on a road trip gone terribly, terribly wrong. Big Grin

While we're talking modern fiction, I'd like to recommend another classic: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

I couldn't make it through Joyce, either, but I loved the other two books. It takes a bit to kind of get yourself into the thought patterns of the author, so the writing "flows" as you read, but they're totally worth it. If you haven't added Infinite Jest to your queue, I totally recommend doing so-- the footnotes alone make it worth reading.

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15-11-2016, 12:51 PM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 12:43 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  -- the footnotes alone make it worth reading.

The allusions alone in The Waste Land are enough to earn you a Master's in English Lit. Smile

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15-11-2016, 01:13 PM
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Some of us everybodies are just wronger than others.

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15-11-2016, 01:15 PM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 12:51 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(15-11-2016 12:43 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  -- the footnotes alone make it worth reading.

The allusions alone in The Waste Land are enough to earn you a Master's in English Lit. Smile

... and Eliot's own footnotes are at least as confusing as the poem itself.
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15-11-2016, 01:55 PM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 01:15 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(15-11-2016 12:51 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  The allusions alone in The Waste Land are enough to earn you a Master's in English Lit. Smile

... and Eliot's own footnotes are at least as confusing as the poem itself.

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15-11-2016, 06:41 PM
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Any one of those charscterist can fit everybody but each sign keys on that characteristic specifically. And just studied that giving money for a wife was showing respect for the family in form of gifts to have the girl as a wife they did not treat women as animals.
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15-11-2016, 06:59 PM
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(15-11-2016 06:41 PM)socialistview Wrote:  Any one of those charscterist can fit everybody but each sign keys on that characteristic specifically. And just studied that giving money for a wife was showing respect for the family in form of gifts to have the girl as a wife they did not treat women as animals.

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15-11-2016, 07:02 PM
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(15-11-2016 06:59 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(15-11-2016 06:41 PM)socialistview Wrote:  Any one of those charscterist can fit everybody but each sign keys on that characteristic specifically. And just studied that giving money for a wife was showing respect for the family in form of gifts to have the girl as a wife they did not treat women as animals.

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15-11-2016, 07:05 PM
RE: Everybodies wrong.
(15-11-2016 07:02 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  
(15-11-2016 06:59 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  [Image: word-salad-240x300.png]

Don't bother, Megatron likes having conversations with himself. Thumbsup

I had to look up Megatron. Laugh out load

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