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longears

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1000 on: February 14, 2008, 05:48:48 AM »
I stopped reading this. Too much of a Christian perspective. Yeah, I know he's a Catholic monk, but based on all the accolades, I expected a more philosophically neutral book.
The error is in regarding a mind closed to the divine as "neutral."

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« Reply #1001 on: February 14, 2008, 05:50:07 AM »
The error is in regarding a mind closed to the divine as "neutral."

Nothing to do with that. Too much faith, hope, charity, God, Jesus, etc.

Haffner

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« Reply #1002 on: February 14, 2008, 11:26:55 AM »
Too much faith, hope, charity, God, Jesus, etc.



Enough is enough!

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« Reply #1003 on: February 15, 2008, 05:26:23 AM »

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« Reply #1004 on: February 15, 2008, 08:02:18 AM »
My wife gave this to me for Valentine's Day.  Mostly "captional" text, and incredible photos...many I have never seen.  The book is coffee table size (14.5 x 11.2 x 1.4 inches), 300+ pages long, and almost 7lbs.  Amazon has it at 50% off.


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« Reply #1005 on: February 17, 2008, 03:19:41 PM »
W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage in a very nice Modern Library edition (copyright says 1915, but that probably isn't the print date).
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« Reply #1006 on: February 17, 2008, 03:28:23 PM »
Gastrointestinal Radiology (2008, 3rd ed.), edited by Gore & Levine - LOL!  ;D  Hey, but true for the weekend! Just released - 2 volume set @ 2500+ pages - I actually wrote 2 chapters in Vol. 1 - but I have a couple lectures comin' up in a few weeks w/ my radiology residents on the biliary tract & the pancreas, so I've been updating myself -  ;)  My residents are 'sharp as tacks' so need to be ahead of the game - but, keeps you goin' -  :D


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« Reply #1007 on: February 18, 2008, 02:58:15 PM »

This was just standing there in our bookcase. It started quite ok, let's see how it goes.

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« Reply #1008 on: February 19, 2008, 08:43:43 AM »

This was just standing there in our bookcase. It started quite ok, let's see how it goes.

Sorry to interrupt your reading ;D but did you see that movie, Everything is Illuminated? I found it funny and interesting. 

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« Reply #1009 on: February 19, 2008, 09:43:44 AM »
Sorry to interrupt your reading ;D but did you see that movie, Everything is Illuminated? I found it funny and interesting. 
No, I haven't read the book either. I've seen the dvd cover a lot at the rental store, let me get it :)

Haffner

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« Reply #1010 on: February 19, 2008, 10:15:26 AM »
Life of Richard Wagner vol.2 (Newman)


Still fascinating; I only get bored reading about the political mess in Germany at the time. politics never really interests me in general. Otherwise, terrific reading!

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« Reply #1011 on: February 19, 2008, 03:10:14 PM »
Reading the Theban Trilogy of Sophocles again and again for years now.  I still can't picture that they used no female actors, but had female roles.  I know everyone on stage wore a mask, but sill. 

Why has there never been an Oedipus movie in the cinema.  That character is responsible for drama.

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« Reply #1012 on: February 19, 2008, 07:04:11 PM »
Life of Richard Wagner vol.2 (Newman)


Still fascinating; I only get bored reading about the political mess in Germany at the time. politics never really interests me in general.

Still very important to understand Wagner's life and works though, among other cultural and historical factors.

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« Reply #1013 on: February 19, 2008, 07:57:07 PM »
Reading the Theban Trilogy of Sophocles again and again for years now.  I still can't picture that they used no female actors, but had female roles.  I know everyone on stage wore a mask, but sill. 

Why has there never been an Oedipus movie in the cinema.  That character is responsible for drama.

I think there are 2 Oedipus DVD's and I have them.  There may be more.

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« Reply #1014 on: February 20, 2008, 12:59:48 AM »
A 1946 edition of The Great Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant, edited buy William Brockway. So far each story has provided either profound insights, humorous incidents or feel good moments. 

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« Reply #1015 on: February 20, 2008, 03:35:55 AM »
Still very important to understand Wagner's life and works though, among other cultural and historical factors.



Ja! The author asserts often the idea that Wagner could have given us many more music dramas if he hadn't been so constantly busy begging money, writing pamphlets, drinking champagne, chasing women, and participating in various "revolutionary" activities. However, I suspect that the life he led had alot to do with how profoundly inspirational the music dramas he did write were.

Without the life, there would have been no great drama. Just a speculation of mine.

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« Reply #1016 on: February 20, 2008, 04:17:37 AM »
Ja! The author asserts often the idea that Wagner could have given us many more music dramas if he hadn't been so constantly busy begging money, writing pamphlets, drinking champagne, chasing women, and participating in various "revolutionary" activities. However, I suspect that the life he led had alot to do with how profoundly inspirational the music dramas he did write were.

Without the life, there would have been no great drama. Just a speculation of mine.

I agree. An artist isn't a masterpiece-producing machine, cut loose from reality. Though twenty music dramas would have been great...
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. -- Plato

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« Reply #1017 on: February 20, 2008, 05:54:24 AM »
Why has there never been an Oedipus movie in the cinema.
A quick google will show a few movies and teleplays.  And here's a link to one you might enjoy: http://www.oedipusthemovie.com/

Haffner

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« Reply #1018 on: February 20, 2008, 09:24:52 AM »
Though twenty music dramas would have been great...




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« Reply #1019 on: February 20, 2008, 09:52:15 AM »
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