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Tragedy (Ancient Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia, "he-goat-song"]. is a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure. While most cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, tragedy refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of Western civilisation. That tradition has been multiple and discontinuous, yet the term has often been used to invoke a powerful effect of cultural identity and historical continuity—"the Greeks and the Elizabethans, in one cultural form; Hellenes an ...more
“ Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. ”
“ Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up. ”
What's America Reading This Week? Each week the New York Times updates its list of the bestselli…more
[close] What's America Reading This Week? Each week the New York Times updates its list of the bestselling books in the United States and each month our group picks two of them. These are the books that everyone is reading; the future classics, academic required reading and Hollywood movies. Let's see what all the hype is about!
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[close] This group is intended for recommending books to a variety of people and sharing your thoughts on what you read. Also you can share your interests and must-reads, new competitions and new authors. If you are a new author trying to get your book out there, you might want to post a link so people can take a look at your book. Every month, we will all read a book and than rate it out of ten.
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[close] ...March 30, 2013 to April 30, 2013... Barbara is an author and an editor. Join in discussions about her work, or ask questions related to her books. If you prefer, you may also ask questions pertaining to editing a book, or writing in general. Thanks for stopping by. Let the discussion begin! :)
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