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    [quote user="laika"]

    How is the Baudelaire going, Faust? Or are you too swamped with school stuff?</p>

    I am editing (so reading) a book manuscript on constitutional revolutions in Turkey and Iran--yikes! kind of hard going. </p>

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    Didn&#39;t get to it yet - will have to wait till winter break, unfortunately. [:(]</p>
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    It could be worse... I&#39;m editing a trash novelisation of the Twilight Zone TV series!

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    -I&#39;m re-reading ranma1/2 comics, I&#39;m now at volume 37 out of 38.</p>

    -Re-reading L&eacute;o Malet&#39;s Nestor Burma stories (first french polar)</p>

    -Next will be either La moustache (Carr&egrave;re), Philosophy of religion (Bataille) or Au bonheur des dames (the ladies&#39; delight) (Zola). Maybe some more comics.</p>

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    ooooh, Bataille....I went through a major phase a few years ago. I&#39;m very fond of Visions of Excess.</p>

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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    [quote user=&quot;dontbecruel&quot;]It could be worse... I&#39;m editing a trash novelisation of the Twilight Zone TV series!
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    that sounds hilarious. And what led you to this endeavor?</p>
    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    Quite simple... I need money!

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    I hear that!
    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    [quote user=&quot;laika&quot;]

    ooooh, Bataille....I went through a major phase a few years ago. I&#39;m very fond of Visions of Excess.</p>

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    He&#39;s quite an interesting thinker. Is he popular in the english speaking world?</p>
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    He is popular in certain academic circles--extremely popular with a certain faction of my department. I wouldn&#39;t say he is generally well-known in the US, though. </p>

    I stumbled across him when i was in middle school. The first thing I read was Story of the Eye. I had no idea what I was getting into, needless to say. I far prefer his theoretical/philosophical writings to the novels--they really leave me cold. A strange kind of pornography. </p>
    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    gray&#39;s anatomy for students :(

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    I&#39;m just at the beginning of a book of Schopenhauer&#39;s aphorisms and already I&#39;ve discovered that when pessimism runs deep enough it achieves a special comedy:</p>

    &quot;A quick test of the assertion that enjoyment outweighs pain in this world, or that they are at any rate balanced, would be to compare the feelings of an animal engaged in eating another with those of the animal being eaten.&quot;</p>

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    I&#39;m reading La Mare au Diable, by George Sand... I like it [:)]

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    [quote user=&quot;dontbecruel&quot;]

    I&#39;m just at the beginning of a book of Schopenhauer&#39;s aphorisms and already I&#39;ve discovered that when pessimism runs deep enough it achieves a special comedy:</p>

    &quot;A quick test of the assertion that enjoyment outweighs pain in this world, or that they are at any rate balanced, would be to compare the feelings of an animal engaged in eating another with those of the animal being eaten.&quot;</p>

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    Matthew Arnold - a chapter from Culture and Anarchy. It&#39;s not EXACTLY like watching paint dry...
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    [quote user=&quot;Faust&quot;]Matthew Arnold - a chapter from Culture and Anarchy. It&#39;s not EXACTLY like watching paint dry...
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    Oh but Faust, it&#39;s a classic! Great cocktail party conversation. [;)]</p>

    I am reading &quot;What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution,&quot; despite my self-imposed ban on Times-reviewed books and all the MA hoopla. </p>

    Good stuff, although the prose is a bit purple. </p>

    dontbecruel, that quote made my yesterday, but combined with the image, it&#39;s utterly priceless.
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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    [quote user=&quot;laika&quot;]

    [quote user=&quot;Faust&quot;]Matthew Arnold - a chapter from Culture and Anarchy. It&#39;s not EXACTLY like watching paint dry...
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    Oh but Faust, it&#39;s a classic! Great cocktail party conversation. [;)]</p>

    I am reading &quot;What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution,&quot; despite my self-imposed ban on Times-reviewed books and all the MA hoopla. </p>

    Good stuff, although the prose is a bit purple. </p>

    dontbecruel, that quote made my yesterday, but combined with the image, it&#39;s utterly priceless.
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    After I got through the whole thing, I liked the Arnold text. It trully is a classic, and was definitely a very progressive text. It&#39;s just the language that was hard, but that&#39;s because like so many of us I am ADD-infected.</p>

    Robert Hughes - Culture of Complaint. So far I find it brilliant - thorough, methodical criticism that is grounded in facts and sound opinions.</p>

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    Macbeth.</p>

    LAY ON, MCDUFF!!! </p>

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    great, some serious literature buffs! You can recommend some quality reads to me, and avid amateur. </p>

    Currently on a Marquez kick, reading Love in the time of Cholera, after having finished Love and Other Demons, as well as 100 years of Solitude. </p>

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    Do you guys have a favorite author?
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    wow. i love 100 Years. that&#39;s the only Garcia-Marquez i&#39;ve read.</p>

    currently reading &quot;wuthering heights&quot; to heighten my appreciation of the kate bush video. just got Bataille&#39;s Tears of Eros yesterday, so that will be in the mix. ah, and Cerebus!
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    favorite author? that&#39;s tough. i love andre gide. i&#39;m blanking out otherwise.</p>
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    Shows my ignorance. the name Andre Gide only registers a very faint recollection. But I will take that as a suggestion.


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