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FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
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Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
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