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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4950 on: May 20, 2016, 11:56:19 PM »
Astro City: Lovers Quarrel. Liked it better than I thought I would- and went from thinking that Quarrel and Crackerjack were kind of boring and generic to being a fan of both. It also had a great B-story and foreshadows some interesting things for future AC.

Now I'll likely get back to Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4951 on: May 21, 2016, 03:02:11 PM »
Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4952 on: May 21, 2016, 06:22:41 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4953 on: June 08, 2016, 03:46:05 AM »

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4954 on: June 08, 2016, 08:10:00 AM »



The Doors of Perception is excellent.

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“Universe,” “love,” “eternity,” “brotherhood,” “peace,” “life,” “justice,” “truth,” “God”… These are big words. Very big words. But not nearly big enough. They can’t be defined; they can only be lived.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4955 on: June 08, 2016, 09:12:42 AM »
I didn't care for it.  It was exactly what I thought it'd be.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4956 on: June 08, 2016, 09:41:23 AM »


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4957 on: June 08, 2016, 11:59:22 PM »
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Time to see what all the fuss is about concerning this feminist heretic.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4958 on: June 09, 2016, 05:13:04 AM »
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Time to see what all the fuss is about concerning this feminist heretic.



I've had that sitting on a shelf for two years.  Let me know how it is.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4959 on: June 09, 2016, 06:22:47 AM »
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Time to see what all the fuss is about concerning this feminist heretic.

Paglia is an atheist. Or do you mean the fact that her version of feminism is often considered heretical?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4960 on: June 09, 2016, 09:45:29 AM »
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Time to see what all the fuss is about concerning this feminist heretic.

Paglia is an atheist. Or do you mean the fact that her version of feminism is often considered heretical?

The latter is what I mean. I'm only one chapter in and I must say some of what she says has already been validated by the field of Evolutionary Psychology. I'll take EP over Judith Butler's po-mo social-constructivist nonsense any day.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4961 on: June 10, 2016, 07:05:22 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4962 on: June 10, 2016, 07:15:35 AM »
I will be finishing Chris Mould's six-part Something Wickedly Weird series with the young one tonight or tomorrow. Definitely recommended for adventure-loving youngsters.

For myself, hayfever is currently doing a real number on my eyes, so I'm just going (slowly) through the first Secrets of Sophia Musgrove instalment.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4963 on: June 10, 2016, 08:37:58 AM »
“Universe,” “love,” “eternity,” “brotherhood,” “peace,” “life,” “justice,” “truth,” “God”… These are big words. Very big words. But not nearly big enough. They can’t be defined; they can only be lived.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4964 on: June 13, 2016, 02:58:21 PM »
Finishing The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching. As I was heading to work, I thought to myself: "Maybe I should buy something to read on my way back home.", and in the same second I found a huge store belonging to the publisher of this book. They have a great collection of first-hand translations of Patristics, so I entered there and bought On Genesis, by St. Augustine. I'm seriously considering working there, my expectations of making my public internship into actual work is getting sunk with the awful situation my country's in, so I'll get my curriculum there on Wednesday and see if I can get money, diversion and Christian friends all at once.  8)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4965 on: June 13, 2016, 06:52:07 PM »
2nd time going over much of this. He's a man after my own heart when writing about aesthetics, and being a man of high quality, he doesn't spend too much ink writing about aesthetics. Well worth studying if one has an interest in music:



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4966 on: June 16, 2016, 06:22:07 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4967 on: June 21, 2016, 07:30:54 PM »
Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Time to see what all the fuss is about concerning this feminist heretic.



I've had that sitting on a shelf for two years.  Let me know how it is.

Just finished reading it. It took me a while to say the least. It's a really good book. And the author intentionally tries to be abrasive as possible in the first 40 pages to theorists whom I happen to have severe disagreements with. I was disappointed that she doesn't include a conclusion in her book, although it might be normal not to for her field. Additionally, she speaks about publishing a second volume dedicated solely to the 20th century, but she has yet to do so these 25 yrs or more later. My only problem with the book is that it becomes a bit of a chore after her discussion of Rousseau and Sade. This mostly has to do with the fact that: A.) Most of what she discusses after this point is literature rather than artwork, and B.) I'm not really all that well-adept at literature from the 19th century. In other words, being ignorant of a lot of fiction didn't really help me all that much. But when it came to artwork such as paintings and sculptures, her analysis was fascinating and accessible due solely to the fact that pictures are worth 1000 words. If you ever visit Italy or France, before going to an art museum, I suggest reading some of the relevant chapters in the book. It would be a treat. One last complaint is that she skips over almost all of the Middle Ages in her book. A big disappointment really.

As for now, I will be reading On War by Carl von Clausewitz.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4968 on: June 21, 2016, 08:58:47 PM »
Bel Ami, Maupassant.

I may read Goethe's Iphigenia soon, never read it before and have always wanted to, I've had it in my travel bag all month for spare reading material.
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