I Love Literature

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    In every country and every city,

    there will always be a China town. These streets are not only famous for its Chinese people and food (which is obvious, needless to say) but also of its loud atmosphere and tradition and culture which makes them familiar both in developing and already developed nations. If you...
    robinhood03 robinhood03
    26-30, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    “. . . gentleness is stronger

    than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
    annalea annalea
    26-30, F
    Jan 22, 2015

    Roald Dahl

    this is where my real love for a good story started.  i had always liked to read, but it wasn't until i read the B.I.G that i fell in love with being sucked in to a different place time.  Next was Matilda, and i was totally hooked from there...some of my current...
    petalsopentothemoon petalsopentothemoon
    26-30, F
    Jun 27, 2010

    Free Ticket to the World

    I learned how to read when I was three and a half, and ever since then, I've been a voracious reader. Whenever I want to escape from the world, I read a book, and a variety of books too. However, I really love classic literature: burrying my nose in old books always makes me...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    My Only Escape

    I specially loved "water for elephant" the logo for this group. It was a great read.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    Jul 12, 2009

    I am reading "Ulysses" by James Joyce

    for the 3rd time....every time I read a book my previous interpretation evolves and becomes much more nuanced.
    Femininewiles Femininewiles
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    I don't understand why

    after reading The Metamorphosis, people immediately begin to question his sanity. For me it has less to do with sanity and more to do with family and isolation from love and happiness.
    oliviair oliviair
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    Love a Good Story

    Gimmie the classics and Im good to go
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    Jun 19, 2008

    “I simply want to live; to cause no evil to

    anyone but myself.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
    Zenais13 Zenais13
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    The Raven-Poe

    “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Tis some visitor," I muttered...
    4everlost23 4everlost23
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2013

    Iron Bell

    A knocking awakens within me, stirring. In the quiet of the night, the dark leans silently- enscrolling- the midnight grove in cryptic descriptions of past horrors and joys. In the epicenter of this perfect circular grove is where two streams clash into a pool. The waters stain...
    Nomnom2 Nomnom2
    Dec 8, 2012

    I Adore It! shakespeare...

    I adore it! Shakespeare actually rocks my world. He really does. King Lear is my favourite, I think, but there are parts of Anthony and Cleopatra that just make me melt, and Romeo and Juiliet, especailly the Queen Mab speech, its just so amazingly written, so beautiful. Hamlet...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    En Route (Joris Karl Huysmans) In 1884 Huysmans

    wrote his masterpiece A Rebours (Against nature). This picture of the life of eccentric aesthete Des Esseintes went far beyond the naturalism of his early works, much closer to the symbolism of Baudelaire and other poets of the French 19th century, and was at the same time a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

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    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes ye sye yes yes ye s ye sye sye sye yye syey eye sye ysYES!!!!
    singergirl singergirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2008

    Kinda Sad. But True!

    I love all sorts of literature.  I mean the OG is Shakespeare, right?  He's pretty cool.  I like 19th some century stuff.  Especially from the American south like Flannery O'conner and James Baldwin.  Later stuff is also cool.  My faves right now are...
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    May 13, 2008
    bluu9 bluu9
    22-25, F
    Sep 8, 2014

    Poetry By Adrienne Rich

    I have been enjoying poetry by Adrienne Rich...I appreciate this one more, the older I get, and I'd imagine by the time my son marries, I will really have an even broader understanding of it.  I read that it took her 10 years to write this poem...it's ...
    autumnrocks123 autumnrocks123
    1 Response Nov 17, 2009

    Not Necessarily A Best Seller

    it's usually the cover that catches my eye. Then the title. Then a curiosity about the subject matter. If I open it and read a paragraph or two, I'm interested. If I know the author, it's another plus. If I check the price, I'm halfway to the checkout counter. I'm buying it...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jul 3, 2013

    Iain Banks

    I found out last night, that he was dying. He’s a great writer and it’s terrible to discover that his next book - The quarry - is going to be his final one. I’m definitely going to buy it. To be honest, I approach all his books with a degree of trepidation. There are those...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2013

    The Passion

    I am speaking as a great admirer and lover of literature. Writing is truly a blessed art that speaks to the spirit. Many times I have literally had my breath taken away whilst reading the passionate words of some of literature's greatest writers! Among my favorites are Edgar...
    4everlost23 4everlost23
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2013

    Finest Opening Paragraph Ever

    A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the ****, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance...
    menelaeus menelaeus
    66-70, M
    Nov 29, 2013

    i'm obsessed with russian classical literature,

    am i strange?XX century poetry is absolutely amazing
    paulinesfn paulinesfn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015

    So Who's Your Favorite Novelist

    I'd have to say right now it would be Paul Auster, although I like RIchard Form very much, and then there's Pat Barker ... so many really; how about you?
    Gale555 Gale555
    56-60, M
    Jan 11, 2013

    Book Review: The Power of Books Education

    and literacy are important factors in our society nowadays. With thousands of babies born every minute all over the world, parents are more concerned in feeding their family than sending their children to school. Illiteracy is one of the crucial problems by the community along...
    jennylum19 jennylum19
    26-30, F
    Jun 17, 2015

    Book After Book]

    I could spend my life in a library - buried in book after book!
    touleres touleres
    Dec 5, 2011

    Hobby of Mine, Reading Classic Lit

    I think I was born with a love of literature. It has been my most major hobby throughout life- reading reading reading. I am now an English major at University and I love it. I want to be able to teach my love of literature to others.
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2008

    All books written by Khalil Gibran,

    "Die letzte Liebe des Monsieut Armand" written by Francoise Dorner and "The death of Ivan Ilyich" written by Leo Tolstoi are my favourite books of the great master pieces of literature. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    I love literature so much

    that it gives me comfort at tbimes of need. Literature is beautiful with different types of constructions and the use of almost extinct words as to describe something so simple yet give a bigger meaning. I ponder at the thought of what the author has experienced and what he/she...
    BarneyStinsfire BarneyStinsfire
    22-25, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    True Love

    Literature really is my one true love. I don't even have to read the books, just looking at them and dreaming of what they may contain is enough. There is just something so fantastic about a book. It could hold anything inside its covers, only the imagination is the limit. I have...
    nahald nahald
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2008

    "Overall, three things remained: the certainty

    that he was always beginning, the certainty that it was needed to continue and the certainty that he would be interrupted before being finished. To turn the interruption into a new path. To turn the fall into a dance step, the fear into a ladder, the sleepiness into a bridge...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go
    26-30, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    Your 3 Favorite Pieces Of Literature?

    I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I'm not even sure what my 3 favorites would be, or even if my favorites would be considered "literature." 1. Black Elk Speaks- A beautiful book. 2. Prescott's Peru 3. The Hobbit There you have it.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

    O silence my heart why must you beat

    why cant i cut you out and be dun with you. You bring only sorrows and pain my head says no but you say yes the mind screams closed but you scream open you only get broken. They take you and brake you and they will forsake you. All way tell you wrong they mock you and knock you...
    CandiceMarieAllcoxx CandiceMarieAllcoxx
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    'The Quincunx' and 'Rustication' by Charles

    Palliser, an American fugitive in England, but surely the inheritor of Charles Dickens' haunted desk. An American Victorian somehow writing in modern London; like literary cake for the starving.
    Brangwen Brangwen
    46-50, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    17th Century Lit Nerd

    I am a 17th-18th century lit nerd. I only like to read in english, and the writings have to be either spiritual, reformer, or esoteric in nature. I find it to be a fun hobby. I have however taken latin, spanish and french so that I can read more books. In retrospec...
    JaceMartin JaceMartin
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 1, 2008

    Spinal Tap For Society

    I enjoy literature. For something to be considered literature, it needs to be a bit more substantial than other offerings. There is more sustenence to be found in it than other works, which usually feel more like a snack than a meal. When you're reading it, you feel as though...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2009

    Write On

         I have had an imense love for fiction since I was six and can still remeber the day I picked my first real book ( 'Things fall apart' by Chinua Achebe). My mum was stunned when I stuck with it till the end and understood it in depth (The book is real...
    Millian Millian
    18-21, M
    May 23, 2008

    I Am Starting To Form A Rock Band

    I am a percussionist that has played many years for many bands some pro some semi-pro and have taken classes in music and theory. I also play intermediate guitar to help me write music. I specialize in the John Bonham triplet patterns and variations of them using funk and hard...
    Lyndsey2u Lyndsey2u
    61-65, T
    Jan 31, 2012

    "I was so sentimental about you I'd break any

    one's heart for you. My, I was a damned fool. I broke my own heart, too. It's broken and gone. Everything I believe in and everything I cared about I left for you because you were so wonderful and you loved me so much that love was all that mattered. Love was the greatest thing...
    annalea annalea
    26-30, F
    Oct 20, 2014

    I Wake Up Every Moring...for Literature

    I'm not even kidding. Every morning, I wake up because of literature, because of stories, because of poetry, novels, anecdotes, etc. Of course I also get up for people, for my spiritual beliefs, for myself -- but literature is one of my best, best friends. As a kid, I...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

    Literature A Learning Experience For All

    The impulse to tell stories, sing a song, or just act out events seems to be spontaneous in people.  "Tell me a story about when you were little," begs the little one, always delighted to hear how different-or yet how similar life was before he or she came along". ...
    Irish78 Irish78
    Oct 21, 2010

    ... and Am Quite Horrified to Admit It

    I always loved reading.  As a child, I'd read for hours before starting my homework, sitting on the steps beneath the skylight with a bowl of soup or a dish of cheese and crackers, devouring books whole.  Having escaped so often to the wonderful world of children's...
    EPGrace EPGrace
    18-21, F
    9 Responses May 4, 2008

    Most Beautiful of Gifts

    Not being concerned with things that collect dust or can easily be broken, I think the most wonderful gift that someone can give another is the power of words and language.  I think that in sharing literature, we share how we think of someone when we read; how we regard them...
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    3 Responses Jun 15, 2008
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