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Old 02-13-2003, 02:52 PM   #16
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If you like postmodern type stuff, Don DeLillo's White Noise is good, as is Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49.

Umm...trying to think of more stuff, I"ll get back to you.

Oh, I love Robert Browning - some of his works are very dark, but they are just amazing:
Porphyria's Lover
My Last Duchess

If you like that sort of darker stuff, let me know, I have more recs.

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Music: I've been listening to a lot of PATTI SMITH lately... she's an absolutely INCREDIBLE song writer (she actually wrote "Dancing Barefoot" which U2 covered)... also THE DOORS... can't get much more poetic than dear old Jim

Books & Poetry go together on my list:

CHARLES BUKOWSKI - I have gobbled up everything he's written... luckily my library has tons of his books... he just has a very frank style of composing poetry. He turns the meanest side of things into the most stunning portraits of life....

and as difficult as he is to read, I would have to say JAMES JOYCE, especially Dubliners, what that man can do with a short story... wow.

aaaaand (last one I swear) SALMAN RUSHDIE. What Joyce does with a short story, Rushdie does with novels....

good thing I don't have any more classes this week... I can finally spend some time actually reading

Good luck! (oh yeah, and I'd be happy to talk about any of these guys!)

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Old 02-13-2003, 05:21 PM   #18
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ah, yes...charles bukowski. hank. he changed my life...

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The Bible - poetry, history, wisdom, prophecy - its all there!
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Originally posted by jkayet
Oh, I love Robert Browning - some of his works are very dark, but they are just amazing:
Porphyria's Lover
My Last Duchess
I second that recommendation. I'd also like to put a word in for John Donne and William Butler Yeats.
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Im a big fan of Douglas Adams... OH SO funny and thought provoking. BRILLIANT!!
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Old 02-13-2003, 07:18 PM   #22
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Wow!! I love all the suggestions!!!! I have to find time to check out all of this stuff now!!! thanks so much for the suggestions everyone!!!

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