Curious what /lit/ thinks about this play, because I've always been very fond of it.
It's obviously not held in as high regard as his other plays, which I can totally understand due to its lighthearted nature, but I think it has some amazing qualities. The feel of the play is just totally enchanting. Whenever I read it I can vividly imagine a magical forest, fairies and beautiful, surreal parts of nature. It's still one of my favorite ever examples of fantasy because it's magical atmosphere is second to none IMO.
I saw Midsummer Night's Dream at Shakespeare in the partk in new york around 5 or 6 years ago. A racoon wondered on stage and didn't really realize that he was surrounded by humans until he was practically in the middle of the stage. He then looked up and looked really confused. Looking at the audience and then at the actors and then back at the audience over and over until he just wandered off.
It's a good play though
It it really not held in high regard? I mean just a quick look at wikipedia shows a wall of text it has over his other comedies. I'd say it's by far his most respected comedy, and has a place among his best work.
Better in text, though. I just can't laugh at actors trying too hard to be funny.
Is Allen Ginsberg the best American poet of the late 20th century? Even if some of the politics are dated, and his more sexual poems are cringey, the great body of his work describes the time he was living in. He had a great ability to take a mental picture and put it on paper.
I hate his politics, I think he was a really creepy faggot and an all around disgusting person. But his was a really great poet.
>I kinda like that
Can't cuck the Buck
What do you do once you realise who you are?
I just feel really shitty about the people who go through suffering desu.
Julien Coupat is son of a high executive at Sanofi-Aventis (big pharm) and an MD.
Doesn't mean he's a bad person.
But he went on, after high school, to study business at ESSEC business school in Paris (a highly competitive equivalent of, say, Harvard MBA)
Then he has babby's 1st existential crisis, and acts like a hardcore anarchist.
I don't mind him, if we don't take him more seriously than Beigbeder.
I read The Coming Insurrection, interesting, but nothing...
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How old were you when you stopped judging books by their covers?
How old were you when you resumed judging books by their covers?
Frequently, the same book has multiple covers.
Harper Lee and now Umberto Eco? Too much sadness for one day.
Bowie, Alan Rickman, Scalia, Abe Vigoda, these two.
Death is having a banner fucking year so far, some of these people have been eluding him for decades. The twentieth century is dying before our very eyes.
Post your favorite babbys first book
What translation of "The Tale of Genji," should I read. I have access to both Waley and Tyler.
How was English, or your own languages' literature classes, for you in school?
Mine was terrible. Our teacher was the principal and she was the kind of teacher where her interpretation was correct. She really turned me off literature for a couple of years. Even now I can still hear Ms. Leonard's shrill, shrieking, spinster voice telling me I'm wrong when I have a thought.
Elementary-middle school, awful. I remember having the same nigger african teacher for 3 years straight and she hated all white people.
High school was pretty great though. First two years had a pretty good female teacher, last two I had a fifty year old englishman that was relaxed and pretty straightforward. His favorite novel of all time was slaughterhouse 5, which is pretty based.
Anyone else enjoy this book? It's been optioned by Scorsese and DiCaprio might play HH Holmes.
Why are Dan Brown's novels so popular?
I mean Angels and Demons is alright, but The DaVinci Code and Inferno are just bad.
If read as a parody of Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code it is comedy gold; all the twists can be seen a mile away, and is even more insane and convoluted than the first two.
Just got the Lovecraft collection in a single volume. Is there a good place to jump in, or should I just start at the beginning and work through? It seems like a lot of the early stuff is general spooky stories from his teen years and not related to the rest of his stuff.
I'd recommend Dagon first. Pretty short, really nice imagery.
Don't just read straight through the whole book, you'll burn yourself out. I have the Barnes and Noble complete fiction and I save it for rainy days or spooky nights, mostly because I don't want to run out of Lovecraft to read
it's YA, right?
my mother bought this for my brother; he didn't seem pleased
how are books marketed that a mother buys they for her generally non-reader son?
that's the interesting question
Easy to read books for non-native english readers. Can you recommend some?
I just finished 1984 and it was pretty easy.