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"This is my favorite Billy Collins book so far. My favorite poem in the book is "Marginalia" and the last line is the best. I will not say what it is because I encourage anyone to read Billy Collins poetry. First the poem is about what you find in..." Read more of this review »
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Ezra Pound
“Man reading ought to be a man intensely alive. The book ought to be a ball of light in his hands. ”
Ezra Pound

Carl Sagan
“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”
Carl Sagan

Robert A. Heinlein
“Live and learn, or you don't live long.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Friedrich Nietzsche
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Robert Walser
“I don't want a future, I want a present. To me this appears of greater value. You have a future only when you have no present, and when you have a present, you forget to even think about the future.”
Robert Walser, The Tanners

58827 Brain Pain — 1227 members — last activity Apr 14, 2017 05:10PM
NOTE: This group is no longer active and will not be accepting new members. We read challenging novels that depart from the standard forms of narrativ ...more
79311 Completists' Club — 332 members — last activity Feb 28, 2017 04:16PM
A group for those attempting to complete, or who have completed, the canons of their favourite writers. Share your canon-wide knowledge and opinion wi ...more
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Discuss all things Haruki Murakami: novels, short stories, translation projects, related music/film, interviews, symbolism, surrealism, similar writer ...more
8463 David Foster Wallace — 287 members — last activity Oct 15, 2016 07:21PM
A group for the amazing work of David Foster Wallace, now deceased. RIP 1962-2008 Feel free to add his books to the bookshelf for the group.
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