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Old 02-03-2016, 01:35 AM   #13421
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #13422
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death of the author feels like the tip of the iceberg when you start getting into Lacan, Deleuze etc, but yea, that and foucalt's author function are good, manageable introductions

also, for anyone interested, this small publisher hosts a bunch of neat podcasts with critical writers who touch on a bunch of stuff mentioned here - http://www.zero-books.net
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:51 AM   #13423
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Currently reading "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

I don't really know anything about Shakespeare's works, so I decided to read "Macbeth" for the first time just to see some good lines, story and acting. It is good, so far.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:38 PM   #13424
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Macbeth is good stuff. My favorite play of Shakespeare's is Richard III.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:40 PM   #13425
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #13426
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A couple of months ago I attended a high school production of King Lear. During one of the fight scenes, one of the kids dropped their prop sword and it flew off the stage. He played it off fairly well, despite it ending up as a duel between a guy with a sword and a barefisted person.

Great source material though
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:29 PM   #13427
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I've only read the tragedies because I don't have much interest in Shakespeare and I wanted to try out a class over his stuff. Macbeth is pretty sweet, but so is Hamlet.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:44 PM   #13428
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Yeah, imo he has a very wide range in quality, and his comedies/non-tragic plays aren't all that satisfying. Taming of the Shrew is pretty crummy.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:34 PM   #13429
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Taming of the Shrew is interesting because it is a great unmasking of the coercion inherent to romantic relations & the whole seduction game. Plus there's the bizarre play-within-a-play thing happening. But aside from the obvious tragedies, I would toss in 1 Henry IV & Twelfth Night as personal favs. by the Earl of Oxford.
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yea my favorite shakespeare play is the mousetrap. it's pretty obscure i mean it's maybe been performed like once and that was in a book so you've probably never seen it
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:52 PM   #13431
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Taming of the Shrew is interesting because it is a great unmasking of the coercion inherent to romantic relations & the whole seduction game. Plus there's the bizarre play-within-a-play thing happening. But aside from the obvious tragedies, I would toss in 1 Henry IV & Twelfth Night as personal favs. by the Earl of Oxford.


Meh, I didn't like it enough to get into any more than just the surface.

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You actually can take notes on kindles/ebooks, it's cumbersome as fuck, but it's there.


And i mean, anyone who writes on novels/texts is subhuman scum anyway

I take notes on books in a special notebook mainly because I can't draw straight lines (for underlining) and my handwriting is too big to fit into the margins of a book, and the one book I did this for (read it for a class), I had to buy a new copy of it later on because seeing my notes was too distracting when I was trying to read the book for fun.

Most of the kindle notes I take are something like "Google this later" or "WRONG" so it's not a whole lot of effort lol. For lengthier notes I use the same notebook mentioned above.
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I take notes on books in a special notebook mainly because I can't draw straight lines (for underlining) and my handwriting is too big to fit into the margins of a book, and the one book I did this for (read it for a class), I had to buy a new copy of it later on because seeing my notes was too distracting when I was trying to read the book for fun.

Most of the kindle notes I take are something like "Google this later" or "WRONG" so it's not a whole lot of effort lol. For lengthier notes I use the same notebook mentioned above.


But how do you find the notes for a certain book years later? I hope you did some sort of index for that notebook
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But how do you find the notes for a certain book years later? I hope you did some sort of index for that notebook

I generally remember when I read a certain book - at least whether I read it before or after some other book. If not, I record everything I read in Goodreads so I can look up the date I read it and look for it that way since it's in chronological order.
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^I should probably poke around Goodreads sometimes.
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I used to record all the books i read on goodreads but then i forgot a few times, then a few times turned into most of the time, then i just gave up on it

It might still be good as a book finder or whatever tho
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Yeah, the book finder thing seems interesting. Just something outside of my head to keep track of different things I'm interested in but can't get to yet.
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 PM   #13438
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Using goodreads is just a habit for me now since I have the app. I like seeing what my friends are reading and it's a great way to find new books. I have also written a couple of reviews just to practice my writing skills and to get better at articulating my thoughts. I don't take reviews of most popular books seriously when I'm looking for something to read, but it is fun to look through them after I'm done and see how our opinions differ.
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Finished "Macbeth". Damn, that was a good stuff! It had memorable quotes, acting and characters, and Macbeth is definitely one of the biggest characters in Shakespeare's work. It's a pleasure to read it and was excellent.



Currently reading "The Revenant" by Michael Punke. I brought the book for 20% off from Target and started reading 1 1/2 hours ago. I'm on chapter 5 and man, this novel is amazing, so far! Great detail, tight scenery and few interesting characters. It's hard to put it down now, lol.

That bear attack was still the best part though.
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I didn't know that was a book I'm planning on seeing the film soon.
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