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A Red Ampersand Company. Hit enter to search or ESC to close. Walter and Oscar Wilde had a large following in England at the close of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. If ever Maugham had a passionate devotee it was I. My opinion was merely confirmed. All that I needed to know of life I knew, such being the arrogance, or call it greenness, of a young fellow fresh out of school. What made it worse was a failure to go to either college or university. The Pakistan Military Academy at Kakul is not the best place for anyone in search of the Holy Grail, a quest to which every soul, even the meanest, is entitled.
It was a place for brainwashing of a peculiarly mindless kind. Map reading and the rudiments of tactics we were taught. Those perhaps were the only true accomplishments we acquired. A sage or a guide could have directed me to the right kind of books, books that would have accorded with the mood in the Academy. But no sage being at hand, I fell back on what I already knew something of: the English classics. Maugham says somewhere, and of this at least I heartily approve: "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from nearly all the miseries of mankind.
I developed the habit of sitting in the last row of my class, a slim volume of romantic or Victorian prose hidden in a pamphlet dealing with, say, the finer points of machine gun firing. At a lecture on military intelligence I distinctly remember reading Mansfield Park of all things. I might have gained something from this desultory reading had it not encouraged my natural indolence. Maugham with his tendency to dwell on what I can only call intellectual hedonism--in some of his notebooks he writes admiringly of artists on the Left Bank in Paris, where else?
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The movie? It was cool to see the plot play out on the screen, but it did not do the book any justice. I'm interested to read Ready Player Two, if that ever comes out. Joined May 17, Messages Elckerlyc said:. Vince W Towel Champion Supporter. Joined Sep 9, Messages 3, Ah, that's exactly what I did the entire film.
A grave mistake. I watched it with my partner, and I kept whispering, "This wasn't in the book. WTF," at nearly every scene.
Vince W said:. Hugh Well-Known Member Supporter. Joined Mar 27, Messages 1, Bick wrote: "So, to my list then, in order of reading them, not any other priority, and limiting myself to one book per author ": Much of my reading has involved a comprehensive read through of Roger Zelazny, both short and long, so I'll go with "The NESFA Press Collected Short Fiction of Roger Zelazny" as my one book of his, even though it's six volumes.
New copy. Drunks With Guns too. Primitive garage punk which sometimes takes off. What was GWG 1, we wonder? Update: the problem with needle dropping a record is it can give the wrong impression of a record… this is pretty much proto grunge metal and nothing special. Great performance s but the sound quality is pretty naff.
There was a Japan only Buster 2 LP and a live album. As good as anything on Bam-Caruso. Some brilliant songs here. A relatively recent discovery for me. The usual familiar names — Clapton, Mayall, Green, etc.Sep 04, · Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley Amok – Stefan Zweig The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf Siddhartha – Herman Hesse The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair The Last Days of Humanity.
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