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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
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011
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War of the Foxes by Richard Siken
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The Survival Guide for the Adventurous International Traveler by Albert Podell
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This short guide is just that. A mix of packing tips, getting and staying healthy for and during your travels and some general thoughts on the harder to reach areas of the world and what to do to get in and around these more dangerous / difficult-to- ...more
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Watchmen by Alan Moore
"Eight years ago, I sat on my bed with a friend's copy of Watchmen and tried not to roll my eyes. I'm gonna get into graphic novels, I told myself, they're valid literature. This is the year. This is the time.

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The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
The Communist Manifesto
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Whether or not you agree with the theories therein, it is impossible to deny the importance of this work in shaping many of the modern world's thinkers. Overall, I found the writing syntactically complex, but direct. I had some issues with the way wo ...more
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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.”
Stanisław Lem

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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