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James James said: " Do you think sometimes people [readers] can put too much emphasis on novels. To the point of obsession. Base too much of their lives on them?

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""...that leer could peel the velvet off the walls of virtue."" Jan 07, 2011 11:10PM

 
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James James said: " The story of Christy Brown is an exceptional one.

I recommend seeing the film My Left Foot, in which Daniel Day Louis (one of my favorite actors, and one of the most menacing)plays Christy Brown.

The amazing thing about some of these poems, besides th
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James James said: " I just started this one, but I was unaware until recently that this is the book Freud himself acknowledged as his best.

He says something akin to: A man only comes upon ideas such as these once in a lifetime.

I'm pretty sure I read some excerpts in c
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Do you think sometimes people [readers] can put too much emphasis on novels. To the point of obsession. Base too much of their lives on them?

"It's wonderful that literature can have that kind of effect on people. On the other hand, it's a little sa
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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
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I actually meant to put at the end of the post that I wanted to give a 3.5 stars (rather than the 2.5
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
"The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) T..." Read more of this review »
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Charles Bukowski
“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.”
Charles Bukowski, Women

Aristotle
“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
Aristotle

Tom Robbins
“That's the way the mind works: the brain is genetically disposed towards organization, yet if not controlled, will link even the most imagerial fragment to another on the flimsiest pretense and in the most freewheeling manner, as if it takes a kind of organic pleasure in creative association, without regards to logic or chronological sequence.”
Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

Joseph Brodsky
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
Joseph Brodsky

Charles Dickens
“I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

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