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timothysangel1973
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0 posted 05-04-2005 05:47 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

WOW !!

I am impressed, as a habit I tend to click on the "visit the homepage of such and such icon" and I have visited your journal and WOW... as I was reading, I came across your views on being dubbed a poet, and I must say that I agree with most of what you said..  Next, was the thread where you gave a list of your Summer Reading....

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Virgil, The Aeneid and Eclogues

Ovid, Metamorphoses

Theocritus, Idylls

Pindar, Odes

Plato, Timaeus

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Plotinus, Enneads

Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella

Christopher Marlowe, Plays and Poems

William Shakespeare, Plays and Poems (will list and cross out one by one)

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile

Immanuel Kant, Selections (ed. Theodore Greene)

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

Robert Burns, Poems

John Ruskin, Modern Painters

William Butler Yeats, Poems


Man.. I would love to read some of this stuff.  I have a book of Yeats, and of Shakespeare and both are sadly gathering dust.  I hope that you are able to acheive your reading goals this summer, you have a wonderful list here.

I am hoping to do some in depth study on the various types of poetry and maybe try a few of them... we shall see.  It's hard to do much of anything with a 9, 12, 15 and 6 month old around !!

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Are you working or going to school this summer? hehe, I could understand if you didn't, with a list like that.

Faust,you'll like it, but I didn't :P

Have fun

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous

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2 posted 05-04-2005 08:17 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

If I didn't read Brian's journal I would not be inspired to read more than I do.  I too am an avid fan of his day to day thoughts, and his vast vocabulary, and knowledge in general.  He keeps us sharp!

I agree with Lovebug, Faust you can have!  Bri, have you read any by Michael Ondaatje?  Another favorite Canadian poet of mine is Peter Trower (try Goosequill Snags) when you get a second     Robert Burns is an excellent choice but you already knew that.
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3 posted 05-04-2005 10:07 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

It's weird to think people read my journal.  Most of my entries are private, so if any of you have livejournals of your own, give me your username and I'll put you on my friends list (and read your journal, too).

Tima, you find my reading list impressive?  I'm flattered, but it's not really impressive...

I did this last year, and I usually get off track.  I read books that aren't on my list and then add them and strike them through to make it look like I'm making progress.  I think I've also eliminated some of the entries.  My up-to-date reading list is in my livejournal information:

  • Virgil, The Aeneid and Eclogues 4/24/05
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses
  • Theocritus, Idylls and Epigrams 4/23/05
  • Bion, Idylls 4/23/05
  • Moschus, Idylls 4/23/05
  • Plato, Timaeus
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  • Plotinus, Enneads
  • Thomas More, Utopia
  • Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, Defence of Poesy and Arcadia
  • Christopher Marlowe, Plays and Poems
  • William Shakespeare, Plays and Poems (will list and cross out one by one)
  • Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile
  • Gottfried Leibniz, New Essays on Human Understanding
  • David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
  • Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason and Selections (ed. Theodore Greene)
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
  • Robert Burns, Poems
  • John Ruskin, Modern Painters
  • William Butler Yeats, Poems
  • Christopher Hill, The World Turned Upside Down
  • E.D. Hirsch, The Aims of Interpretation 4/28/05
  • Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
  • Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Truth and Tolerance

    If anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.  I would also love to see other people's summer reading lists.  Who else is doing this?  Maybe we could get some discussion going if we have books in common.

    Erica, I loved Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, so I have high expectations going into Goethe, who considered himself the greatest poet of all time.

    Sharon, Burns is a favourite of mine that I'm planning on really mastering this summer (if I have the time).  He's one of those "natural" poets.  I'll look into those suggestions of yours, too.  Thank you!
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    4 posted 05-04-2005 11:22 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

    I don't know a more majestic poem than Virgil's The Aeneid.  
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    5 posted 05-04-2005 11:39 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/virgil/aen/index.htm
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    6 posted 05-05-2005 01:14 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

    Marlowe's "Dr Faustus" was actually better than Goethe's interpretation... However, if you've ever read "The Steppenwolf" by Hermann Hesse, he kind of makes you love Goethe.

    "Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke".



    Awesome list, by the way. I love a fellow bookworm.
    Kaoru
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    7 posted 05-05-2005 01:18 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

    Speaking of which, you should check out bibliophil.org. It's pretty cool, a place to list and review the books you've read.
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    8 posted 05-05-2005 12:11 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

    Madame Bovary.. It's NOT a chick book

    Love's a lovely lad
    His bringing up is beauty
    Who loves him not is mad
    For I must pay him duty
    -Anonymous

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    9 posted 05-05-2005 01:15 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

    I didn't know you had a livejournal, Local Parasite. My screen name there is piecesofme_22 if you want to add me to your list.

    ~sky

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    10 posted 05-05-2005 02:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

    Brian?



    Thanks for Ruskin.
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    Might I suggest The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius if you haven't already read it.

    Hesse is always at the top of my list. At the moment though I'm working through Anne Sexton's entire works, a Pablo Neruda anthology and wind down with Hunter S. Thompsons collected essays.
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    12 posted 05-06-2005 09:29 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

    Anne Sexton ROCKS my UNIVERSE!

    She's my new 'thing'

    Love's a lovely lad
    His bringing up is beauty
    Who loves him not is mad
    For I must pay him duty
    -Anonymous

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    Candide is always fun.
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    she's absolutely brilliant, i discovered her awhile back in an anotholgy but just recently delved into her books.
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    15 posted 07-11-2005 10:42 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

    How are your summer readings going?
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    16 posted 07-11-2005 07:49 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

    Pretty OK.  The Aeneid is awesome.
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    17 posted 07-11-2005 08:27 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

    Heh, I found it a Roman imitation of the Odyssey.. I guess it basically is, and I don't like that :P I see the reasons that others would enjoy it though. I like the part with Dido, thats about it. Glad you're enjoying.

    Love's a lovely lad
    His bringing up is beauty
    Who loves him not is mad
    For I must pay him duty
    -Anonymous

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    I know Spenser (my favourite poet in English) had considered Virgil his greatest influence.  I'm seeing that Spenser learned his similie style from Virgil---long, elaborate, almost digressive similies that really animate the imagination.  

    Book II was incredibly sad... especially the ending.  Well, I read onward...
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    19 posted 07-12-2005 02:01 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

    Fantastic! I love picking up on little things like that.. Course, you're much better at it than I am!

    Read on!

    Love's a lovely lad
    His bringing up is beauty
    Who loves him not is mad
    For I must pay him duty
    -Anonymous

     
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