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#76477 - 05/19/13 07:24 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Tissaia]
Cassandra Offline
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If you're interested in Bukowski--I recommend checking out Factotum, Hollywood, Hot Water Music, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and/or Tales of Ordinary Madness.

Others that I've read were not all that great in my opinion: Women (too repetitive), Post Office (a bit boring), and Pulp (it was one of his last ones, I think. It's a decent book but it just does not compare to the others--to me!)


Edited by Cassandra (05/19/13 07:27 PM)
Edit Reason: Fear of it being a one-liner. Added more substance ;)

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#76484 - 05/20/13 06:43 AM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Cassandra]
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 Originally Posted By: Cassandra
If you're interested in Bukowski--I recommend checking out Factotum, Hollywood, Hot Water Music, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and/or Tales of Ordinary Madness.


Thank you very much! I wanted to ask for some recommendations for a beginner, but I didn't want to write three posts in a row. I think I'll start with Factotum as soon as I read all the books I have in my queue right now.
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#76526 - 05/21/13 05:42 AM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Tissaia]
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 Originally Posted By: Tissaia
Thank you very much! I wanted to ask for some recommendations for a beginner, but I didn't want to write three posts in a row. I think I'll start with Factotum as soon as I read all the books I have in my queue right now.


If you like the beats, you should check out some of Jack London's lesser known works. He was definitely a precursor to some of the themes of the beats. "The Road" was an inspiration for Kerouac's "On the Road": Two For the Road. Jean-Louis Kerouac was a major fan of London. He took on the name Jack as a tribute to London: Kerouac: An Homage to Jack. London, however, fell out of favor in Poland due to his socialism. I do believe he is still readily available translated into polish: The Rise and Fall of Jack London in Poland

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#78692 - 07/26/13 10:38 AM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Zoid]
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The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's quest through a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from.


If you enjoy a study of Mushroom Cults around the World, this is a fairly decent overview of the use of the Sacred Mushroom in use by Christianity, reminiscent of Fertility Cults.

The introduction is comical. You'll appreciate the humor. Consider it an Esoteric work, vs. a treatise in Academia.

This is the 40th Anniversary Edition.
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#78695 - 07/26/13 12:58 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: SIN3]
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The Philosophy of Aikido by John Stevens, The World of Myth - An Anthology by David Adams Leeming and The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough.I like a litte diversity.
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#79068 - 08/06/13 10:33 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Lucius3O9]
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Three books on the go at the moment
Complete Book of Shaolin: Comprehensive Program for Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Development- Wong Kiew Kit
The Dracula Secrets: Jack the Ripper and the Darkest Sources of Bram Stoker- Neil R. Storey
Use of Weapons- Iain M Banks

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#79194 - 08/12/13 08:28 AM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Sorcerer]
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I finished reading "Hermetic Magic" by Stephen Flowers...



For example, from this book:
Correspondence between sounds/planets/signs



Elements earth, water, air, fire, aether/spirit


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#79196 - 08/12/13 07:07 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Naama]
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Crowley did what got him off. LaVey did what got him off. Aquino does what gets him off. Flowers does what gets him off. What got/gets them off might not get you off. Do what gets you off.

Itís perfectly fine to sell your approach. If others buy it, all the better for you. Let the buyer beware.

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#80466 - 09/17/13 03:59 AM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Cassandra]
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Others that I've read were not all that great in my opinion: Women (too repetitive), Post Office (a bit boring), and Pulp (it was one of his last ones, I think. It's a decent book but it just does not compare to the others--to me!)


Women, to me, is the literary equivalent of an episode of the Jerry Springer Show, a sentiment that I believe Bukowski might have liked, if he were aware of it. With Factotum, I felt like I was reading On the Road again. I was kind of "meh" about Bukowski.

I'm currently reading Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, and two collections of the complete stories of Poe and Lovecraft.


Edited by Draculesti (09/17/13 04:04 AM)
Edit Reason: Forgot to add what I was reading
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#80896 - 10/06/13 06:21 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: Zoid]
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A re-read but has some fairly decent information: An introduction to discourse analysis Theory & Method by James Paul Gee (Third Edition).

Synopsis:

Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and presents James Paul Gee (TM)'s unique integrated approach which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research.

The third edition of this bestselling text has been extensively revised and updated to include new material such as examples of oral and written language, ranging from group discussions with children, adults, students and teachers to conversations, interviews, academic texts and policy documents. While it can be used as a stand-alone text, this edition has also been fully cross-referenced with the practical companion title How to do Discourse Analysis: a Toolkit and together they provide the complete resource for students with an interest in this area.

Clearly structured and written in a highly accessible style, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis includes perspectives from a variety of approaches and disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, psychology, anthropology and communication to help students and scholars from a range of backgrounds to formulate their own views on discourse and engage in their own discourse analysis.



APPLIED LINGUISTICS/EDUCATION/COMMUNICATION STUDIES/ANTHROPOLOGY
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#80904 - 10/06/13 06:39 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: SIN3]
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Infinite Jest, aloud to myself. Forcing your brain to digest that is one (amazing) thing. Forcing your lips to deal with the cumbersomeness pays off in ways unexpected. Can't get good at tennis by doing anything but practice ;\)

Edited by antikarmatomic (10/06/13 06:40 PM)
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#80914 - 10/06/13 07:56 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: antikarmatomic]
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That depends on vested-interest. Understanding the complexity of Social Discourse is useful, even if only to internalize it to understand. Sometimes you just can't rustle up two-shits to curb it and may actually enjoy fueling it.
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#80935 - 10/06/13 11:07 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: SIN3]
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 Originally Posted By: SIN3
Sometimes you just can't rustle up two-shits to curb it and may actually enjoy fueling it.
... I have no idea what you just said, but damn did it read well ;\)



Dude enough with one line posts. M


Edited by Morgan (10/07/13 01:41 AM)
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#80973 - 10/07/13 07:27 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: antikarmatomic]
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ha, you keep at it with the one-liners you'll be messaging me from a far! Seriously though, far be it from me to resolve discourse. The White Knight usually ends up with his dick in the dirt. It's not really my style.
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#80975 - 10/07/13 07:45 PM Re: What are you reading right now? [Re: SIN3]
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Requisite ONA, and Neitzsche's Teaching. I'm reading the ONA stuff aloud to myself like antikarmatomic. Whispering it, actually. Might make an interesting Youtube Video.
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