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Old June 2nd, 2011, 04:56 AM   #111

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I have a few suggestions, just in general (for anyone interested in literature): just as a starter, Half of a Yellow Sun, Adichie.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM   #112

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I can do an intro assignment for the weekend. I don't like to get it started though.

We can open it on next week for a time for research.
I'm easy one way or the other.

So not this Sunday but the one after is maybe better - at over 600 pages it's a lot longer than I remember and it must be over ten years since I've read the thing.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 12:34 PM   #113

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I have a few suggestions, just in general (for anyone interested in literature): just as a starter, Half of a Yellow Sun, Adichie.
Yeah, I have that around someplace though I never got round to reading it; maybe we can put in the pipeline.

Unlike C&P though it's a lengthy work which few people may have read - if there's any other interest out there may be it'll be worth a bash.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #114

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I'm easy one way or the other.

So not this Sunday but the one after is maybe better - at over 600 pages it's a lot longer than I remember and it must be over ten years since I've read the thing.
So when do we start? I'm starting my essay and thorough analysis on the novel today. I was busy this week so I only had time for Sunday.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:45 AM   #115
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #116

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This sub-forum seems pretty dead. How about a discussion of Henry David Thoreau's On Civil Disobedience.

There is an online annotated text at Thoreau's Civil Disobedience - with annotated text

It seems a timely topic given the discussion of the UCDavis pepper spray incident going on in another thread.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #117

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well i'll be finishing Crime and Punishment for the first time tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it, even if it was a bit boring in parts. i'll be starting on Dostoevsky's other great work The Idiot tomorrow so perhaps we can do a discussion on that in the next two weeks or so
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Old November 28th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #118

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I'm always up for a bit of Dostoevsky .. and Thoreau's essay looks manageably short.
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This sub-forum seems pretty dead. How about a discussion of Henry David Thoreau's On Civil Disobedience.

There is an online annotated text at Thoreau's Civil Disobedience - with annotated text

It seems a timely topic given the discussion of the UCDavis pepper spray incident going on in another thread.
That's an interesting topic. If only I can find some time to read the text...
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