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Canon (fiction), the conceptual material accepted as "official" in a fictional universe's fan base ...more
Star Wars Canon Timeline
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The Complete Shakespeare
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"...if _______ is not the book version of everything horrible and unjust that the patriarchy stands for, I do not know what is."
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“ ... frankly I'm not going to listen to someone hold forth on the Greatest Music of All Time if they start with the beatles. If they start with Mozart I'll have a little patience; because I know that Bach is better. ...more ”
“ The canon is finished. Anyone who believes that one can construct a canon from the tidal wave of narrative produced today is guilty of wishful thinking. All we will have is a record of who won the prizes and achieved celebrity status. But, perhaps, the canon was always a fairly heavy-handed tool and little more than a convenience. The only thing is to follow one’s nose and listen carefully to the way others talk about books, learn who’s opinion takes you to interesting places. ”
The selections in this group are based on a reading plan traversing the complex landscape of the…more
[close] The selections in this group are based on a reading plan traversing the complex landscape of the great books through space and time: Philip Ward's "A Lifetime's Reading: The World's 500 Greatest Books" http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/lit_body2.jpg and at http://www.vox.com/maps/2015/9/25/9397237/literature-map "Peregrinations": An ambitious attempt to traverse space and time through the literary landscape of the great novels, epics, plays and poetry. Ready to travel? " ... I have at one time or another glanced across a library to see a man or woman of eighteen to twenty daunted - even bewildered - by the sheer richness of the library treasures that are waiting to be enjoyed, the great minds to be understood, the poets' voices to be heard, the characters of fiction to be encountered. My heart has been touched by the magnitude of their choice. I long to offer them the plays of Euripides and the stories of Isaac Babel, the love songs of Dante and the wisdom of Mencius. But I know help must be given only when sought. A maturity that is bullied into life is not worth having." "So I have written this book - fruit of a lifetime's reading happily not quite over - in the hope that it will serve as a literary guide to readers looking forward to many thousands of hours of pleasure." You may also want to check out https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/217505-the-story-of-civilisation
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Twenty years have passed since the last Great Shinobi War. Super villains have been buried for w…more
[close] Twenty years have passed since the last Great Shinobi War. Super villains have been buried for what has been assumed to be the last time. All has been peaceful across the globe. The Village Hidden in the Leaves has lived out the past twenty years in peace. Shinobi rise and fall without anything spectacular to their name. It's been too peaceful. The skills of today's shinobi can't hold a flame to those of the heroes from the War. The Leaf Village has a new Lord Hokage and is getting ready to graduate its newest class of rookie shinobi. The Village has high hopes about this group. These are the next generation of Leaf shinobi. These are children of the heroes of the Shinobi War. These children are stuck in their parents' shadows. Prepare to embark on their journey.
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[close] Reading Genji
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Welcome to the KanjiBookClub! The #1 Star Wars book club brought to you by Youtini.com! Believe …more
[close] Welcome to the KanjiBookClub! The #1 Star Wars book club brought to you by Youtini.com! Believe us, we get it. There are too many Star Wars books, and not enough time to read them. We make it easy by picking one book each month, whether a new release or an old favorite, and intentionally take our time getting deep with a handful of chapters each week. No matter your reading experience, you can find a place here with us. We record live every week in our growing Discord community at Youtini.com/discord so jump in and join the conversation. Check us out online or get exclusive early access to all episodes by joining the Patreon community at patreon.com/youtini. We’re glad to have you with us, friend! Welcome to the Club! Part of the Youtini Network.
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