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PABLO NERUDA - Love - StumbleUpon. Love Because of you, in gardens of blossoming flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring.

PABLO NERUDA - Love - StumbleUpon

I have forgotten your face, I no longer remember your hands; how did your lips feel on mine? Because of you, I love the white statues drowsing in the parks, the white statues that have neither voice nor sight. I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice; I have forgotten your eyes. Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to my vague memory of you. English 50 Exercises for Story Writers. English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story?

English 50 Exercises for Story Writers

As soon as someone delivers a definition, some good writer will write a story that proves the theory wrong. About the only thing we can say for sure is that short stories are short and that they are written in what we call prose. Some attributes, however, seem to show up more often than not. Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling.

Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. If you've written a story in third person, try it in first. S fridge 3.0. Play with my magnetic words. - StumbleUpon. The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine - StumbleUpon. Chosen by: Clare Balding “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books / Life / Stylist Magazine - StumbleUpon

A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens. The 100 Best Books of All Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.

The 100 Best Books of All Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon

This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books. The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written.

" The following list organizes the works alphabetically by author.[1] Fyodor Dostoevsky is the author with the most books on the list, with four. List of the 100 Best Published Works of All Time as decided by the Norwegian Book Club[edit] See also[edit] HyperEpos. Responding to the lack of genre-based sites on the web, I've gathered here an array of sites focused on epic poetry, aiming for the occasionally quirky as well as the canonical vision of the genre.

HyperEpos

In addition to the links to individual poems and poets, I've tried to incorporate a few key sites for chronological study. Thus, links to sites like Perseus, The Labyrinth or Romantic Circles, with all their wealth of connections, are included at the bottom of the appropriate page. Your comments and suggestions for inclusion or updating are appreciated. Like all good sites, this one should be perpetually evolving, and appropriately enough, in the midst of things. I update the pages as often as I can (but time's wingéd chariot hurries near). For familiarity's sake, the organization is (loosely) chronological, with a few pages (Non-Western, American, and Women's Epic) based in kinds rather than times of origin.

This site is maintained by Jeremy M. Bookshelf Porn - StumbleUpon. 20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas. 20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: Pics, Videos, Links, News. Quiet at the Library. Quiet at the Library Posted by Editor on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 · 298 Comments To everyone who complained about book abuse in the 478 comments in the Don’t Like Reading, Read On post, here is a little ray of sunshine for you.

Quiet at the Library

As both books and classic red phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two rare commodities. The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. - StumbleUpon.

The Monica Bird, Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her... - StumbleUpon. T S Eliot. Fairy Tales Collection.com. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides - StumbleUpon. FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books - StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. Book recommendations from readers like you - StumbleUpon. Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia - StumbleUpon. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned - io9 - StumbleUpon. @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake.

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned - io9 - StumbleUpon

@djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials. Despite the generally conservative views in my community, my elementary school encouraged me to read A Wrinkle in Time and The Giver and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret.

I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - StumbleUpon. Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - StumbleUpon

Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room.

" Bent over their instruments, three hundred Fertilizers were plunged, as the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning entered the room, in the scarcely breathing silence, the absent-minded, soliloquizing hum or whistle, of absorbed concentration. Meanwhile, it was a privilege. Responds by budding. Mr. The most beautiful death.

Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate.

The most beautiful death

On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. The following letter — an incredibly moving, detailed account of Aldous's last days — was written by Laura just days after her husband's death and sent to his older brother Julian.

Transcript follows. 6233 Mulholland Highway Los Angeles 28, California December 8, 1963Dearest Julian and Juliette:There is so much I want to tell you about the last week of Aldous' life and particularly the last day. Aldous Huxley versus George Orwell - Words, Language & Poetry - Ego Dialogues - StumbleUpon. “Amusing Ourselves To Death” is a very cool infographic showing a comparison between Aldous Huxley’s view of the future from “Brave New World” and George Orwell’s fears or vision expressed in “Nineteen-Eighty-Four”. Enjoy! I read “Brave New World” when I was a teenager. It looks like it’s time to read it again. Which one do you like better: “Brave New World” or “Nineteen Eighty-Four”?

You can vote for your favorite book on Deep Spirits.