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What are the seven basic literary plots? - The Straight Dope. Dear Cecil:I once read a quotation along the lines that there are only seven basic story lines, and that all the stories in the world can be seen as permutations of those seven.

What are the seven basic literary plots? - The Straight Dope

Do you know: (a) Who said/wrote it? (b) What the exact quotation is (including the descriptions of the basic story lines)? Julian Maynard-Smith, Antibes, France Cecil replies: Seven? Sixty-nine. Thirty-six. Twenty. Seven. The Most Scathing Book Reviews of 2020. The Spanish Maze (lost script for tragic play; 1605) - The Lost Media Wiki. Document. The Paris Review - Blog Archive The One Book Margaret Atwood Recommends to Every Writer. What to Make of Rod McKuen? – The Neglected Books Page. I wonder how many people under the age of 40 understand the point of this question.

What to Make of Rod McKuen? – The Neglected Books Page

If you’re under 40, by the time you learned to read, Rod McKuen had already begun to fade from the scene. He was no longer a regular on television variety shows — in part because television variety shows had themselves faded from the scene by the end of the Seventies. He was still performing live, but much of his audience were people who’d been going to his shows for years. After pumping out a steady stream of books of poetry and lyrics for over two decades, his output — having made him the biggest selling poet in the world for much of that time — fizzled out. After Intervals and Valentines in 1986, there would only be two more books, published in the early 2000s. Star Wars Ring Theory: The Hidden Artistry of the Prequels. A Virtuoso's Collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Ancient

Truth, lies and wild allegations: The Major Refutation by Pierre Senges – roughghosts. Untitled. The Paris Review - Blog Archive Robert Coover’s Dark Fantasy-Baseball Novel. Ice Fairy Enthusiast, Yes, the true proletarian way is to infodump and... "Wired Love": A tale of catfishing, OK Cupid, and sexting ... from 1880. My all-time favorite moment in the book occurs about midway through.

"Wired Love": A tale of catfishing, OK Cupid, and sexting ... from 1880

By this point, Nattie had pretty much fallen in love with “C” after many days and evenings of telegraphic courtship. Then one day she gets reverse catfished. A creepy dude shows up at her telegraphic office and claims that he’s “C”. This isn’t true; he’s actually someone who worked alongside “C” in “C”s office, and who learned about Nattie and decided to pay a visit. But at this point, Nattie doesn’t know this. Anyway, one day Nattie’s friend Quimby shows up with his colleague Clem Stanwood, “a tall, fine-looking young man.” Suddenly Nattie was disturbed by Mr. It turns out Stanwood is the real “C”. After that, the novel is less technologically surreal and more of a straightforward rom-com, except for one awesome moment. Anyway, here’s the moment when Nattie and Clem realize they want to talk via telegraph again. “Do you not sometimes wish I was back at X n to keep you company such days as these?”

The solution? Caustic Cover Critic: Classics Reconsidered. Anonymous - Shakespeare Month the Eighth. Argumate.tumblr. List of books considered the worst. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Wikipedia list article The books listed below have been cited by many notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst books ever written.

List of books considered the worst

List[edit] 19th century[edit] O novo guia da conversação em portuguez e inglez (Pedro Carolino, 1855), Portuguese–English phrasebook written by a man who could not speak English, instead relying on a Portuguese–French phrasebook and a French–English dictionary. What Is to Be Done (1863) by Russian socialist author Nikolai Chernyshevsky is considered one of the worst books of the 19th century. 20th century[edit] Mein Kampf (1925) by a then-unknown Adolf Hitler's diatribe filled with anti-Semitism and that came to influence the Nazi party, was also named one of the worst books of the 20th century. 1990s[edit] 21st century[edit] 2000s[edit] 2010s[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Vulgar Errors: Welsh Rabbits. Chap.

Vulgar Errors: Welsh Rabbits

Z Of Welsh Rabbits. The common opinion of the Welsh Rabbit conceits that it is a species of Cuniculus indigenous unto Wales; of which Assertion, if Prescription of time and Numerosity of assertors were a sufficient Demonstration, we might sit down herein as an orthodoxial Truth, nor should there need ulterior Disquisition. Alexander Ross's Arcana Microcosmi. Boo the Cat. 1987-2002.

Alexander Ross's Arcana Microcosmi

Arcana Microcosmi: OR, The hid Secrets of MAN's BODY discovered. In an Anatomical Duel between Aristotle and Galen concerning the Parts thereof: As also, By a Discovery of the strange and mar- veilous Diseases, Symptomes, & Accidents of MAN's BODY. WITH A Refutation of Doctor Brown'sVULGAR ERRORS,The Lord BACON's Naturall History, and Doctor Harvey's Book DE GENERATIONE,COMENIUS, AND OTHERS; Whereto is annexed a letter from Doctor Pr. to the Author, and his Answer thereto, touching Doctor Harvy's Book De Generatione.

Sci-fi/fantasy

Cozzens1. About Blooks : Overview. Curiosities of Literature. Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage.

Curiosities of Literature

The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history. When Dickens met Dostoevsky: a literary mystery - The TLS essay. Late in 2011, Michiko Kakutani opened her New York Times review of Claire Tomalin’s biography of Charles Dickens with “a remarkable account” she had found in its pages.

When Dickens met Dostoevsky: a literary mystery - The TLS essay

In London for a few days in 1862, Fyodor Dosto­evsky had dropped in on Dickens’s editorial offices and found the writer in an expansive mood. In a letter written by Dostoevsky to an old friend sixteen years later, the writer of so many great confession scenes depicted Dickens baring his creative soul: All the good simple people in his novels, Little Nell, even the holy simpletons like Barnaby Rudge, are what he wanted to have been, and his villains were what he was (or rather, what he found in himself), his cruelty, his attacks of causeless enmity toward those who were help­less and looked to him for comfort, his shrink­ing from those whom he ought to love, being used up in what he wrote.

There were two people in him, he told me: one who feels as he ought to feel and one who feels the opposite. Six Uncollected Stories by Saki. • The Pond • The Holy War • The Almanack — a Clovis story • A Housing Problem.

Six Uncollected Stories by Saki

A deeply needless book.

Dante