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The Hollow Men
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Traveller Traveller said: " Though The Hollow Men is more stark and elegant than Eliot's complex poem, The Wasteland, one could still end up spending hours if you were to dissect this poem line by line.

Whether one agrees with Eliot's sentiments and his personal philosophy or no
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Hmm, right there on the first page you linked to, I found something interesting:

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Traveller and 12 other people liked Olivier Delaye's review of Middlesex:
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
"It’s only the beginning of the year, but unless a masterpiece of literature comes my way before the end of December, I think I can safely say that Middlesex is my best read of 2014. This book is good––so good, in fact, that I wish I could erase it..." Read more of this review »
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
"Third time for me to read this gothic novel about Dracula (both the historical figure and the vampire) and those hunting him, and boy does it still amaze me! And so despite all its happy coincidences, Dracula’s somewhat lackluster motivation to do..." Read more of this review »
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The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot by Anthony David Moody
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The Chimes by Anna Smaill
"The Chimes is one of the candidates longlisted for this year's Booker Prize - a debut novel by the New Zealand poet and violinist, Anna Smail. One of my goals is to eventually read not only every Booker winner, but also every Booker nominee; I pic..." Read more of this review »
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The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
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" Ruth wrote: "Amy (Other Amy) wrote: "Traveller wrote: "Well - the thing is that he calls women minorities when actually we're not."

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The Builders by Daniel Polansky
" Evil by default! Compulsory evil! Works for me. :)

I can appreciate your Catch-22. ;)
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Dorothy M. Richardson
“Art demands what, to women, current civilisation won't give. There is for a Dostoyevsky writing against time on the corner of a crowded kitchen table a greater possibility of detachment than for a woman artist no matter how placed. Neither motherhood nor the more continuously exacting and indefinitely expansive responsibilities of even the simplest housekeeping can so effectively hamper her as the human demand, besieging her wherever she is, for an inclusive awareness, from which men, for good or ill, are exempt.”
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Tanith Lee
“Though we come and go, and pass into the shadows, where we leave behind us stories told — on paper, on the wings of butterflies, on the wind, on the hearts of others — there we are remembered, there we work magic and great change — passing on the fire like a torch — forever and forever. Till the sky falls, and all things are flawless and need no words at all.”
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Arshia Sattar
“I’m really tired of people saying what is lost in translation. Look at what you gain. You gain three universes worth of books. It’s worth it to lose something in translation, if you can get a hundred more texts that are going to change your life.”
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“The Internet is transient. Information can be removed with a couple of mouse-clicks; it is an Orwellian dream. We have been advised, by people who claim to know about these things, that there is no point in protesting against a social network. Whoever owns the network will run it as they see fit, normally to maximize their profit margin. Members who dispute the rules will simply be thrown out. The Terms of Use are written so as not to allow them any recourse.”
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NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 29, 2015 01:19AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
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