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Quote 46: "...T is not too late to seek a newer world." Tennyson

The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:

The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep

Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, 52 more words


in fee simple for ever

To curb this inconvenient (which he concluded due to a suppression of latent heat), having advised with certain counsellors of worth and inspected into this matter, he had resolved to purchase in fee simple for ever the freehold of Lambay island from its holder, lord Talbot de Malahide, a Tory gentleman of note much in favour with our ascendancy party.

James Joyce, Ulysses


What is Infinite Jest About?

I did the same thing with Infinite Jest that I did with Ulysses; I read the first 100 or so pages two or three times before becoming engaged with it and wishing, towards the end, that there was some uncut version I could get with maybe 500 more pages. 502 more words


Let Men Moth

His purple paragraph punctuates their faces.
Lictors bear his basketfuls of postnomials,
Purple in fact does not exist, don’t tell his majesty.
Piu Italia, -ella Latina, seas solely wine-dark though, 181 more words

Poetry And Verse

the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence

 “Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.” 7 more words


After Ithaka

Homer’s Odyssey, that epic story of a man finding his way home in mid-life, ends with the hero’s return to Ithaka, where he is finally re-united with his wife Penelope. 516 more words

On avuncular master-shamble-works.

Amit Chaudhuri’s Odysseus Abroad follows the protagonist, Ananda, a young Indian man studying poetry in London, as he strolls through the city, completing errands, reminiscing, before meeting his uncle and striking out together.  683 more words

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