The topics valid for discussion herein will be the sort of things once covered by a publication of which I recently found a complete facsimile run in my institution's library: The Gentleman's Magazine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gentleman's_Magazine )
To wit: "[The topic in which we don't tweak Mont and discuss Proust and ****] [is] a [periodical] digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. [The topic in which we don't tweak Mont and discuss Proust and ****] carrie[s] original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotes and extracts from other periodicals and books."
To start things off, people keep telling me I would like the works of David Foster Wallace, but have no familiarity. Does anyone have a recommendation regarding which title(s) to start with, and then we can discuss it/them as (a) work(s) of literature. --- Set signature in options page.
I've had Infinite Jest on my shelf for ages but haven't gotten around to reading it. However, one of my Bard classmates was recently reading Consider the Lobster (essays), which he really enjoyed and it made him want to borrow Infinite Jest from me. I've also heard that Broom of the System (novel) or Girl with Curious Hair (short stories) are good places to start. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
Haha. Well, he is a musician and has the strange power to influence our professors into extending his deadlines.... --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)