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The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
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This is an incredibly well researched and very lively account of the New York literary scene of the 1840s and 1850s; definitely a must-read for anyone who enjoys mid century American literature and wants to get an intimate feel for what the literary...more
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park
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This is a book that is only of very moderate interest during the majority of the book but that contains, every 50 pages or so, an interesting 3 pages that add up to make a good topic of discussion, so long as your topic of discussion is interpellatio...more
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Literary Impressionism and Modernist Aesthetics by Jesse Matz
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“A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
James Joyce, Dubliners

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“All the way to heaven is heaven, because Jesus said, "I am the way.”
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“One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
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