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I Love Classic Literature

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    Classics

    Victor Hugo. Alexandre Dumas. Francois Rabelais. Andre Malraux. Francoise Sagan. Simone de Beauvoir. Madame de Stael. Where can I start to discuss French literature. I love so many authors, so numerous I mention just seven here.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Epic

    Someone who can help me writing an epic for my literature class?
    adesed adesed 16-17, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Through classic literature we are at

    once in touch with authors of the past who transcend time with their literary wisdom and genius. Their love of life touches us to the core while reminding us of the brevity of life’s sojourn.
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Jan 19

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    My Heart Races.

    the style of writing is so thrilling. the ideas and morals are absolutely amazing. i love deciphering the eras. i'm working on the brothers karamazov. may take awhile, but so far so good. i decided last summer was going to be the summer of classics. of course i couldnt finish...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F Jan 11, 2009

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    Anything

    I really like any kind of book, but I especially love the classics. Name one and I'll tell you about it....
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F Jul 1, 2008

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    I am kind of a selfish snob about it.

    Like I want to buy them all up and line them up on my shelf, and periodically romance with them... and run my finger along the spines down the rows, like, "I remember you..... you.... you... Oh, I sure do remember you... you were a good one...... I know you.....You kinda sucked...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Gatsby!!

    I just found I can read The Great Gatsby online!  It's one of my favorites (  http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/  ) It's too bad my eyes get tired.. It would be wiser to get it from a library, but I'm not at one at the moment...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    I Must Have Read Them a Hundred Times.

    I love to read the classics, much more so than I do more modern novels.  My teacher from a young age taught me the joys of reading and I have never lost it.  I must have read Jane Eyre about a hundred times, Charles Dickens even more than that. I love the fact that you...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl 26-30, F Jul 20, 2008

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    Here's What I Like:

    Ben Jonson Christopher Marlowe Mary Shelley Charlotte Bronte Walter Raleigh (yes, he wrote literature)
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    Top 10 Authors

    OK, here's my top 10 English speaking prose authors for this category.  Feel free to take issue with my choices! 1.  William Faulkner 2.  John Steinbeck 3.  Joseph Conrad 4.  Thomas Hardy 5.  Jane Austen 6.  Emily Brontë 7. ...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 13 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    The Older the Better

    I love old books, not just classic literature, but old printings as well. I love the way they look and smell. I love reading classic stories and I find it interesting how many of them could be modern or are still relevant today. I love Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. I would say...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 5 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    So Many...

    I absolutely love the classics. I haven't found one that I didn't get completely wrapped up in! The depth of the writing in so many of these books amazes me. There is so much going on - and on so many levels - I can't put them down. I think that modern day literature is...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2008

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    The Scarlet Letter

    I love classic literature too.. some of it is so deep and moving,  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of my faves.. that and the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
    FrogsBabygirl FrogsBabygirl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2008

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    Literature Love

    They  define  literature  as.... written work  especially   those  considered of  superior or  lasting  merit  it  is  the  art  of  written  work  . and  I  love  this  art   as  it is  related  to  life  and  refine  our thoughts  on  living...
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M Apr 12, 2012

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    I Am On A Mission...

    'to read every "classic" work ever printed,from now till..... I am currently working on "Wuthering Heights". Next will be For "Whom the Bell Tolls". I have already read many works so I have a good jump on my project.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Ack!!!

    I just helped a friend wade through a light speed review of Renaissance English lit. Egads!!! I forgot how much I truly detest John Donne. But if I didn't before I do now. The person evaluating the course is absolutely enamored with his writings. Now ordinarily I wouldn't mind...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2009

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    Wuthering Heights

    This has got to be my all time favorite read. The complex characters, the gothic setting, the romance, the subterfuge. What really motivates Heathcliff? Was Cathy really that cold hearted and scheming? Who or what was outside the window? And are they together in death? ...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Ladies And Gentlemen

    Gentlemen fawning Women preening Exposing their Bountiful bosoms White half moons To slavish grins Taunting teasing temptresses.... Men with sweeping bows low Tails swishing the floors softly Passions erupt behind Elegant suits, trousers leap Masking awaiting lust Under civility...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Reading a Lot of W.b. Yeats

    I hadn't picked up any of it for a long time. It was amazing how much I actually remembered. Found my two favorites, Broken Dreams and All Soul's Night. So... I'm looking forward to going back into my books and seeing what other treasures are there.
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    I'm So Old. How Old Are You?

     Well, some of the classical literature was written after I was born, that's how old.  I read Plato's Republic for fun when I was 15.  I'm not old enough to have met him face to face.  That would have been something.  How about Aristophanes?  Aren't...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 9 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    i really love classic cars any kind of cars old mercedes - american and british (any kind sport or luxury) i think old cars specially 60's cars are piece of art but people makeing...
    hastim hastim 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I love listening to classical music in my office and at home. When I am having a bad day, I turn on classical music and within minutes I am mellow and in a better mood to deal...
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I grew up listening to rap then goin to mostly trance or club type type but good ol Youtube has opened the portal into amazing classical. I'm not well educated in the different...
    NorthernLytes NorthernLytes 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Classical music makes me have out of body experiences. It's absolutely incredible. It can make me happy or sad. It can actually make my heart hurt. Or have butterflies. I can't...
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I love this piece ..... Ode Of Joy 
    lexuslourve lexuslourve 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I love Saint-Saens, Sarasate and Paganini.
    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F Apr 10

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    It makes me breathe in its rhythms cautiously and silently. Each note becomes a wave pushing me closer and closer to the threshold, the cliff. When that anticipated segment comes...
    AnomicNorme AnomicNorme 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    While everyone else my age is jamming to whoever the latest singers are in the car (I don't know who they are. I think Lorde is still popular), I'm jamming out to New World...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Judas Priest - A Touch of Evil 
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    Venom - Welcome to Hell 
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    Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy NameThe song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. He begins to feel terror and realizes he really is afraid of dying...
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    Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock   
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    Black metal   
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    Mother   
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    Immigrant Song  
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I were going out of town for dinner. I had The Planets in my CD player and he said to me after I had merged onto the highway, "Mars makes merging very intense and...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Character actors of classic film were cool. Just a few of my favorites include Monty Woolley, Jack Carson, Allen Jenkins, Harry Davenport, Grant Mitchell, Eugene Pallete, John...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    A little, nice, platonic story of what happened today. I have a HUGE crush on my calculus teacher, as you already know, but what I hadn't told you is that I also had some sort of...
    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Oh my goodness! I love this group! :D There are plenty of Disney songs I love. I even created a group about Radio Disney here. I love Disney soundtracks. I love performances on...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I think its getting less and less people prefer to listen classical music. They prefer easier things, they would like to spend things. Classical music needs effort, but people dont...
    adaggio adaggio 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I am a huge 30s 40s and 50s film buff. I have a huge collection of movies and film books. I like films that touch your soul and leave an imprint. I love all the classic film stars...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I had a black Ipod Classic that I named Jacob but his butt-hole broke so I took him in to get fixed, he was still on warranty. The experts decided not to fix his butt-hole and...
    MsPetrichor MsPetrichor 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A cult classic, maybe, but a classic nonetheless.
    theGreatGrigsby theGreatGrigsby 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always imagined if I ever am pregnant in my life that surround sound will fill my home with classical music.
    alexandraisabelle alexandraisabelle 22-25, F Mar 27

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    p>Dengue fever is a highly dangerous disease. It has claimed thousands of lives worldwide. So far, there is no specific medication to treat the fever. Once contracted the disease...
    hemasbags hemasbags 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    The Favorable Decision awarded Melindo Persi $21,000.The clothing retailer also lately announced Middlesbrough model Josh Crow, 19, as being the Face of Socialstore.But TOMS Pop...
    mnb1314 mnb1314 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouThe Qur’an- God’s Eternal Challenge to Mankind (Part 6/6): CONCLUSIONThe Qur’an reaches...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I live for the thrill of finding an amazing book among the clutter and random stacks of forgotten literature. There is nothing like the smell of musty pages, aged perfectly. I love...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    After grad school where reading academic literature is all you do, I read the stuff all the time even after graduation. I can't get enough. Just wish I had that habit earlier in...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M Apr 8

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    My favorite word: Nefelibata - (n.) lit. "cloud walker"; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination, or one who does not obey by the conventions of society, literature...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Nobel prize of literature. Inspired me during my younger years with his magic realism and the fascinating town of Macondo. Rest in piece brother of...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh gosh I love everything about old hollywood. Humphrey bogart and Lauren Bacall are my favorite old hollywood couple. I love Audrey Hepburn and Joan Crawford and Liz Taylor. I...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I love all kinds of music. I listen to Pandora a lot, and my favorite channel on there is the Lobo channel. I love music from the sixties and seventies, and I really like more...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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