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A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 04:45PM

Poetry lovers,

I'm reading "Break, Blow, Burn" by Camille Paglia. It's knocked my socks off!


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 05:13PM

watch out or the cat will steal your socks


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 05:36PM

My cat has his own socks. YOU just read the book and make interesting comments for us all and don't worry about my socks.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 05:44PM

Got any better suggestions?

She's too clever for me.

Peter



Post Edited (04-14-05 02:29)


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 11:30AM

$20.00 for 43 poems? Including shipping, that is. It had BETTER be good! Still, how can the poems be 'read' by the author if they are on a page and not a recording?

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I see my local library has it, but apparently there already 10 requested holds for it. I reserved a copy anyway.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 06:05PM

Hugh, I anxiously await your opinions.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 06:36PM

I just looked it up on Amazon.com and sure enough, the "customer reviews" range from rhapsodical to vicious, with NO stop in the middle for neutrality.

Paglia's mission in life is to push buttons in a big way, and you don't have to like her a bit to appreciate her ball-busting approach to everything.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:06PM

I find her distastefully misinformed on almost anything I have actually seen seen for myself. Entertaining distraction at best.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:14PM

Exactly! There's no neutral ground. Once you get around her high horse attitude, she actually has some arresting remarks. The introduction alone is worthwhile. I don't in any way pretend to know as much as she, but once in a while I dare to disagree. (just to myself) But then during other readings, I want to fist pump and yell amen. I don't, of course, lest I be confused with the Southern religious right. smiling smiley


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:15PM

she taught in Phillly at the same place I did when I was there, though I never met her


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:19PM

drpeternsz,

distasterully mininformed in what way? What have you seen for yourself? I would be really happy to hear what you have to say. Enlighten me.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:40PM

I read in Literary Hermeneutics, Peter.

Succinctly, I do not like sloppy scholarship, whether it be from a New Age Egyptologist or a trendy literary critics.

Peter



Post Edited (04-14-05 02:29)


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:51PM

I'd rather encourage a novice poet than any 'critic' of the Paglia variety. Ugh, I sound distateful here myself. I'll shut up. I think that is why I got out of that business ten years ago.

Peter


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: glenda (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 08:33PM

Peter,

Your CV is most impressive. That aside, I still like the book. : )


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: peternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 09:58PM

I'm sure it is a pleasure for you. I don't mean to go off, but I do.

Peter


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: Jean-Paul (---.nt.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 10:02PM

Why don't you name your cat "Socks"?

"I "Love Summer more than I hate Winter"


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: Jean-Paul (---.nt.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 10:05PM

Peternsz:

Are you happier now?

"I "Love Summer more than I hate Winter"


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: Jean-Paul (---.nt.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 10:06PM

A firecracker is very boring unless it goes off.

"I "Love Summer more than I hate Winter"


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2005 03:27AM

I am happier reading and writing poetry and doing what I can to support poets by attending readings, buying books by young poets and, of course, participating in the joy of this forum, which I find truly inspiring both for my work and for my soul.

Thanks for asking, Jean-Paul, it makes a difference.

Peter



Post Edited (04-14-05 05:46)


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2005 03:30AM

You should watch me sleep one night.


Re: A heads Up
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 14, 2005 09:43AM

Little Brother is watching you




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