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Helena Helena said: " my father's an english teacher whose field is 19th century american literature.
Me: Hey Dad! I'm reading Moby-Dick for a class!
Dad: Oh good. Now I'll finally be able to talk to you!

And then I read it, and realized he'd had a po
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Vamps & Tramps: N...
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Helena Helena said: " Q: What does 400 pound [metaphorically] contraversial gender theory intellectual write about?
A: Whatever She Wants.

[start with "sexual personae," to really get an idea of the substantive genius of Lady C. This is pure indulgent joy, with a lot
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
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it's the "Ulysses" of children's literature.
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
by Herman Melville
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my father's an english teacher whose field is 19th century american literature.
Me: Hey Dad! I'm reading Moby-Dick for a class!
Dad: Oh good. Now I'll finally be able to talk to you!

And then I read it, and realized he'd had a po
...more
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Sex, Art, and American Culture by Camille Paglia
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Vamps & Tramps by Camille Paglia
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Q: What does 400 pound [metaphorically] contraversial gender theory intellectual write about?
A: Whatever She Wants.

[start with "sexual personae," to really get an idea of the substantive genius of Lady C. This is pure indulgent joy, with a lot
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Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
by Camille Paglia
recommended for: everyone, but especially anyone who loves a good [intellectual] fight
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I'm a slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave for you, paglia.
when I put this in "books with which I am in a fight," I mean the very best kind of fight. I can't say I always agree with crazy, crazy genius paglia, but I'm always turned on [in all senses of the term] by
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
recommended for: the trust fund hipster complaining about his parents. enjoy!
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It's not just shitty and indulgent and sloppy and poorly constructed and ill conceived, but it defines and possibly created all the ways in which the intellectual culture and thought of our generation is shitty, indulgent, sloppy and poorly construct ...more
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories by Hunter S. Thompson
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I want to have ten million of his furious, drug addicted, intellectual prose babies.
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Lester Bangs and the Nature and Purpose of Rock 'n' Roll: A Eulogy for My Imaginary Deadbeat Boyfriend Who Willl Never Love Me (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Lester Bangs by far my favorite rock writer. I wrote most of this about ten months ago. Last week I saw "I'm Not There," and was so insanely inspired by it that I came home and finally finished this crazy thing. It's severely insane.
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