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Brian Fanelli Brian Fanelli said: " Just picked this up this weekend from Anthology Books. I loved her other collection of poems, What Is This Thing Called Love? So, I'm eager to dive into this collection. "

 

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Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelly by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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This is not the same edition of Shelley's work that I have, but my edition also has his complete collected works, as well as some of his essays. Shelley is a great poet, probably my favorite, to read if you want to understand how the rhythm and sound ...more
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild
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This book is quite heartbreaking. I think a lot of us can relate to Christopher McCandless in some ways and the desire, especially as an artist or intellectual, to break away from society and try to find some sort of inner-peace and solitude. But for ...more
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Search Party by William Matthews
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This is a fine sampling of poetry from all of William Matthews' collections. My favorite of the bunch are this jazz poems, his praises in verse to blues and jazz musicians long gone. Matthews' lines also have a clever wit and irony to them.
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Probably one of the greatest American novels ever written. Fitgerald never topped this novel in the works that followed, especially once his alcoholism began and his personal struggles with his wife.

This book is layered with so much rich symbolism to
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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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What impresses me most about this novel is that Fitzgerald had it published by the time he was only 23. This is a coming-of-age novel, much of it about Fitgerald's own time at Princeton. The prose is rather fluid, descriptive and poetic, a little too ...more
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Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe
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This novel picks up where Look Homeward, Angel leaves off. Wolfe's writing here is just as rich and detailed as any of his other novels. It also has one of the most moving death scenes in all of American literature, the death of William Oliver Gant, ...more
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