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Old 12-05-2010, 09:17 PM   #1141
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^ Good stuff, one of my favorite speeches of all his plays comes from there (Shylock's "i am a jew" speech). Those strong stereotypes have always existed for Jews in literature, even if you fast forward to the 19th century (Fagin from Oliver Twist being Dickens' Shylock). I like watching the movie versions right after reading the play because most of them have quality adaptations. Merchant of Venice has a very nice one with Al Pacino playing Shylock.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:21 PM   #1142
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^ Good stuff, one of my favorite speeches of all his plays comes from there (Shylock's "i am a jew" speech). Those strong stereotypes have always existed for Jews in literature, even if you fast forward to the 19th century (Fagin from Oliver Twist being Dickens' Shylock). I like watching the movie versions right after reading the play because most of them have quality adaptations. Merchant of Venice has a very nice one with Al Pacino playing Shylock.

Ill have to watch that movie. I watched the Much Ado About Nothing adaptation with Denzel, Emma Thompson, and Keanu after reading the play and enjoyed it a lot.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #1143
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:34 PM   #1144
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Ill have to watch that movie. I watched the Much Ado About Nothing adaptation with Denzel, Emma Thompson, and Keanu after reading the play and enjoyed it a lot.
That's a good one too. Kenneth Branagh was born to act in Shakespeare movies. Was brilliant in Much Ado.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:19 PM   #1145
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I bought a collection of TS Eliot poems and The Picture of Dorian Gray for a combined $10 today. Im incapable of passing up a good deal on a book.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #1146
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As of right now I'm reading THE GAME, written by Ken Dryden. I'm done half the book and so far and I've really enjoyed it. Has anyone else read this book?
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:46 PM   #1147
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The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst.

Good look into the life of a minor league baseball player.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:48 AM   #1148
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I just started reading House of Leaves


a few years too late perhaps. I'm not sure what to make of it thus far into the novel. There's a certain air of pretensions and contriveness within the structure of the story that puts me at a distance and disallow a full immersion into the plot, which I suppose is quite secondary. The egodic style of the story is certainly novel but maybe would been better suited for a short. The book reminds me of Borges work in ficciones.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:59 AM   #1149
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it's like reading the tales of the perverted old guy that sits on his porch chainsmoking and chugging a bottle of whiskey at noon.

its fantastic
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:06 AM   #1150
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Not Chushingura the Treasury of the Loyal Retainers: A Puppet Play.

Just finished my paper on this shit.

It was an interesting play (what I read of it, which was a decent amount). Read the introduction though. Very good info.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:41 AM   #1151
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The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:34 PM   #1152
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Could any of you broughams shine your light on "The Naked and the Dead"? I might start reading it next.

I've been reading Coetzee's semi-autobiographies. Pretty good.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:38 PM   #1153
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I started reading The Passage by Justin Cronin and got stuck on it.. Im 400 pages in with 366 to go..
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:17 PM   #1154
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Finishing off:

before i move onto:


also looking forward to
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Old 12-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #1155
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Finishing off:

before i move onto:


also looking forward to

I kind of enjoyed the alchemist when I read it a long time ago, but that was before realising how big of a douche Coelho is. Now I can't stand the guy or his spiritual charlatanism.
I'm currently re-reading Hopscotch, by Julio Cortázar for the 3rd. time. I strongly recommend it.
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