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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #625 on: Jun 19, 2006, 02:13:08 AM »

It's people like you make me regret all those years I spent drinking and having sex.
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MurkPlectrum
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« Reply #626 on: Jun 19, 2006, 02:14:17 AM »

I've read Portrait more than any other novel. Like, seven times. It's a completely perfect novel. (I've only read Ulysses once.)

Today: Charles Taylor, Hegel. Jon T. Coleman, Vicious: Wolves & Men in America.
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« Reply #627 on: Jun 19, 2006, 02:15:35 AM »

I, on the other hand, am perhaps the world's foremost expert on Irish nationalism.  Yet I was unable to get any more joy from that book than I would from masturbating while de-scaling a fish.
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« Reply #628 on: Jun 19, 2006, 02:17:08 AM »

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I, on the other hand, am perhaps the world's foremost expert on Irish nationalism.  Yet I was unable to get any more joy from that book than I would from masturbating while de-scaling a fish.


--He was like you, I fancy, said Stephen, an emotional man.
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« Reply #629 on: Jun 19, 2006, 03:43:05 AM »

Quote from: "Good Intentions"
I loved Portrait without any specific knowledge of Irish nationalism.


Me too!
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« Reply #630 on: Jun 19, 2006, 10:19:57 AM »

The only specific info on Irish nationalism that I think you really need to know can be taken care of well enough by skimming the wikipedia entry on Charles Parnell. Other than that its basically enough to know that England ruled the Irish and the Irish were none too happy about it. And there was a potato famine at some point. At least as deeply as I read thats all I needed to know.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #631 on: Jun 19, 2006, 10:49:25 AM »

I was sort of making reference to the suggestion someone here gave me that I shouldn't gloss over the Irish history stuff but should do some prep reading first.
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martin_van_buren
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« Reply #632 on: Jun 19, 2006, 10:50:54 AM »

Ah, point taken. I tend to gloss over most everything.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #633 on: Jun 19, 2006, 10:55:59 AM »

From the library today:

Lolita
White Noise
Conred, The Secret Agent
Selby, Song of the Silent Snow
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Wally
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« Reply #634 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:00:39 AM »

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Selby, Song of the Silent Snow


So damn good, it's just so damn good. Selby rights short stories like a Derby Dales shepard fucks his sheep. With a loving tender grind.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #635 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:03:51 AM »

Have you read any of his novels, Dom?
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Wally
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« Reply #636 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:10:20 AM »

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Have you read any of his novels, Dom?


Yeah, the only one I've not got round to is the last one Waiting Period. I'm a lover of all things Selby, except the film they made of Requiem for a dream.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #637 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:22:48 AM »

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I loved Portrait without any specific knowledge of Irish nationalism.


It's not as essential to Portrait as to Ulysses, it just helps with whole dinner table discussion early in the novel.  And the "uncreated consciousness" thing at the end.

But yeah, you don't need to know a lot.  Just the Parnell stuff, really.
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« Reply #638 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:41:38 AM »

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« Reply #639 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:43:52 AM »

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For what its worth, I thought Portrait was boring too and still had a good time with Ulysses. Its just 3.8 billion times longer, which is the trade-off.


This is also my take.  Joyce is better at entertaining linguistic sleights-of-hand than he is at telling a solid narrative.
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« Reply #640 on: Jun 19, 2006, 11:44:13 AM »

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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #641 on: Jun 19, 2006, 12:22:32 PM »

it's interesting to see how divided people on here are about "portrait". i'll let you guys know what i think of it whenever i get around to reading it.

which could be years from now, so no one hold their breath.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #642 on: Jun 19, 2006, 12:38:24 PM »

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Quote from: "martin_van_buren"
For what its worth, I thought Portrait was boring too and still had a good time with Ulysses. Its just 3.8 billion times longer, which is the trade-off.


This is also my take.  Joyce is better at entertaining linguistic sleights-of-hand than he is at telling a solid narrative.


Except that "Dubliners" destroys this theory.  "The Dead" is maybe the greatest short story ever written.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #643 on: Jun 19, 2006, 12:55:30 PM »

blucas is correct in the case of The Dead, and I will gladly rub him down in contrition.  However, that's the only exception I can think of; the rest of Dubliners (with maybe -- maybe! -- a slight exception for "Araby") left me cold.
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« Reply #644 on: Jun 19, 2006, 01:02:14 PM »

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blucas is correct in the case of The Dead, and I will gladly rub him down in contrition.


WALLY TO THREAD


(that picture came up under a google search for smiles, so I'm a run with it)
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« Reply #645 on: Jun 19, 2006, 01:05:49 PM »

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blucas is correct in the case of The Dead, and I will gladly rub him down in contrition.


WALLY TO THREAD


*cough cough* hmmm, yes I seem to have cum in my hair.

God damn you Greg Nog! You and your majestical image forming.
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Wally
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« Reply #646 on: Jun 19, 2006, 07:16:03 PM »










I'm a big fan of Hunsen and Johnson, and have decieded to give the O'Connor ago because of BriBri's recomendation, but I don't know anything about the Thom Jones, he was mentioned to me today in the same breath as Carver and Johnson so I had to give him a shot. He lives in Portland and wrote this ollection of short stories is the end of my knowledge. Has anyone else heard owt about him.
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« Reply #647 on: Jun 19, 2006, 07:16:42 PM »

I got Heat, the book about Mario Batali, in the mail today - I like it.
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« Reply #648 on: Jun 21, 2006, 11:53:19 PM »

ive been tearing through all kinds of random old sci fi books, picked up on the very cheap from this used book store around here

latest batch

snow crash - neal stephenson
a canticle for liebowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
ilium - dan simmons (hardcover, even)
the integral trees - larry niven
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #649 on: Jun 22, 2006, 12:09:06 AM »

Quote from: "Ah_Pook"
ive been tearing through all kinds of random old sci fi books, picked up on the very cheap from this used book store around here

latest batch

snow crash - neal stephenson
a canticle for liebowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
ilium - dan simmons (hardcover, even)
the integral trees - larry niven


I love all those books nigga, cept Niven. I never got Niven. Something bout him. But Canticle left me feeling Bad for months. Shit, I never got over it.

I have a recommendation. Ever read Catspaw? When I was a kid I was godzooks about this book. There's two books but mostly they are put together. EDIT there is a library edition with both book packed in it. - By Joan D Vinge. I'm going to read it again, probably. It's ahead of its time.
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