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17-11-2004
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I'm planning on re-reading Marya Hornbacher's Wasted, and am looking forward to her latest book too!

I have Marilyn Manson's autobiography and Edward de Bono's How to have a beautiful mind on order at the library.

 
 
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According to feminist criticism, King Lear: men worry about their penises, 5 acts.
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I'm reading:

"The Military Half" by Johnathan Schell (whom I'll be meeting tomorrow) - if anyone wants to know about the systematic destruction of Vietnam by the US Army - it's the book for you.

Excerpts from "Ulysses" by James Joyce.

 
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I'm going to see King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Co in exactly three hours so I'll be awary of any phallic hurly-burly going on...

I'm now reading 'Small is beautiful - economics as if people mattered' by EF Schumacher. It refutes the economic orthodox and is in favour of smaller industries using intermediate technology...

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I'm going to see King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Co in exactly three hours so I'll be awary of any phallic hurly-burly going on...

I'm now reading 'Small is beautiful - economics as if people mattered' by EF Schumacher. It refutes the economic orthodox and is in favour of smaller industries using intermediate technology...
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I saw King Lear when I was in London too, but I don't remember the theater name. It was off the beaten path.

 
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I saw King Lear when I was in London too, but I don't remember the theater name. It was off the beaten path.
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Just seen Lear...RSC staged a Rastafarian fool! Lots of penises too...

'Men at Arms' (again) Terry Pratchett...

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Politics and the English Language essay by George Orwell.

I STRONGLY advise it to anyone who takes his writing (or reading) seriously, and not only in English.

You can read it HERE

 
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Politics and the English Language essay by George Orwell.

I STRONGLY advise it to anyone who takes his writing (or reading) seriously, and not only in English.

You can read it HERE
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"...let the meaning choose the word..."



Ironic and sad for Orwell (if he were alive) that 'dead metaphors' and false connontations of words have since been derived from his own works.

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"...let the meaning choose the word..."



Ironic and sad for Orwell (if he were alive) that 'dead metaphors' and false connontations of words have since been derived from his own works.
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So true.

I love it when a Bush supporter says "Orwell was a prophet" referring to some past dictatorship, without having a slightest idea of how dumb he sounds . You know in the US Orwell and his writing was/is an effigy to scare idiots about Communism, "Read 1984 and thank Jesus that we don't live like they did in Soviet Russia." His resistance to ANY kind of dictatorships or totalitarianism is convinently omitted.

 
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So true.

I love it when a Bush supporter says "Orwell was a prophet" referring to some past dictatorship, without having a slightest idea of how dumb he sounds . You know in the US Orwell and his writing was/is an effigy to scare idiots about Communism, "Read 1984 and thank Jesus that we don't live like they did in Soviet Russia." His resistance to ANY kind of dictatorships or totalitarianism is convinently omitted.
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Original meaning forgotten, symptomatic of the way we need to summarise or use regurgitated (is using this word sloppy, I wonder?) information instead of examining the original whole.

I'm paranoid now.

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Mishima Yukio: Kinkakuji

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I just finished A Question of Attraction by David Nicholls and I must say it is one of the best (if not the best) books I have ever read...highly recommended!

 
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Parts of Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce. It's nothing but a useless excercise in academic arrogance, if you ask me.

 
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Anthea Paul's 'girlosophy collection'... paris hiltons 'confessions of an heiress'... and karen holmer's 'things a woman should know about style'

 
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Anthea Paul's 'girlosophy collection'... paris hiltons 'confessions of an heiress'... and karen holmer's 'things a woman should know about style'
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Just finished How To Make Love Like A Pornstar: A Cautionary Tale by Jenna Jameson.

A very entertaining read.

 
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