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April 30th, 2018, 7:13 pm

ISayMoo wrote:

update: the spider was killed by a WASP.
https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2018/0 ... australia/
 
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April 30th, 2018, 7:37 pm

the original Number 16

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Re: RIP

April 30th, 2018, 8:18 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ISayMoo wrote:

update: the spider was killed by a WASP.
https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2018/0 ... australia/


Damn Protestants!
 
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Re: RIP

May 9th, 2018, 11:46 am

British humour
 
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Re: RIP

May 9th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
British humour



indeed, RIP british humour
 
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Re: RIP

May 15th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.
 
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Re: RIP

May 16th, 2018, 8:21 am

ppauper wrote:
Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.


RIP. I read a couple of his books. The Right Stuff is excellent.
 
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Re: RIP

May 16th, 2018, 2:56 pm

rmax wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.


RIP. I read a couple of his books. The Right Stuff is excellent.

 
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Re: RIP

May 28th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Philip Roth.

Sabbath's Theater was recommended to me as containing a portrait of one of the most repellent characters of 20th century fiction.
An accurate description. Roth had a singular talent.
 
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Re: RIP

May 28th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Which one of main motifs in Roth's writing do you like more, misogyny or antisemitism (of the worst, Nazi-kind, I would say)?
 
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May 28th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Are Roth's characters as interesting as Leopold Bloom?

How do you guys get the time to read 20th century pulp fiction?
 
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Re: RIP

May 28th, 2018, 10:34 pm

Joyce ridicules people's characters, afaik, and not downgrade them to soulless, mindless creatures, which yet developed language and communication skills (and happen two be Jewish and women).

Someone once told me that Roth wanted the Nobel Prize and I decided to check if he deserved it :-)
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