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Brett Larson

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Brett is a graduate from the University of Arizona with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Creative Writing (Poetry focus) and French. He is currently back at the UofA for a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. His vices include hating women for making him love them so much and Gentlemen Jack whiskey. Often, he can be found correcting the grammar of prospective dates and wishing that one of them would know what he meant when he calls them pulchritudinous. His favorite word is decathecting. He has a very manly laugh and will never be seen without some form of facial hair (beards grow on you). He is in a constant state of zugzwang. His least favorite thing about writing is coming up with endings th ...more


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Vacancy
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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The prose, though sometimes labored in late 19th century style, was so vivid and descriptive in a way I hadn't read in a while. Perhaps it was so remarkable to me because I hadn't read many other books lately in this s ...more
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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A beautiful fable with some lovely thoughts to make even those odd grown-ups think.
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway
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The descriptions are rich, and Hemingway's style is still one of my favorites...but I just didn't get into the story as much as I have other works of his. There were two long monologues that were incredible, but the rest of it was less memorable.
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David Foster Wallace
“I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Stanisław Lem
“Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.”
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Nescio
“My thoughts are an ocean, they wash woefully up against their limits.”
Nescio, Amsterdam Stories

Federico García Lorca
“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz




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