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Douglas Coupland
“It’s so hard to balance in our minds the knowledge that ‘the world’ is mundanely ‘a planet.’ The former is so holy; the latter merely a science project.”
Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus!

Grant Horner
“No evil equals no plot equals no movie equals no money. Thus the paradox: while we convince ourselves we are good (or at least not depraved), our most powerful art form is built upon the revelation that this is a lie.”
Grant Horner, Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer

Alan Bennett
“To her, though, nothing could have been more serious, and she felt about reading what some writers felt about writing: that it was impossible not to do it and that at this late stage of her life she had been chosen to read as others were chosen to write.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Grant Horner
“The consummation of a revelation is always dependent upon its genesis.”
Grant Horner, Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer

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77105 Introduction to Literature — 16 members — last activity Aug 26, 2012 10:40AM
1. Start your account and maintain it throughout the semester. 2. Add the books you are reading in each of your classes. 3. Spend time adding books ...more
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This is a book club for those who love to read books about Psychology! Each month we will pick a book dealing with psychological topics, read it, and ...more
69643 Composition and Rhetoric — 47 members — last activity Jun 15, 2015 06:03PM
Welcome. This is a reading group for anyone interested in teaching writing. I've set a regular reading schedule that focuses on one book for 2 month ...more
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