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Re: Introduce Yourself Here
« Reply #2295 on: October 02, 2018, 11:16:06 pm »
The Goldfinch is fantastic... Donna Tartt is a ridiculously great writer, and I'd probably recommend reading The Secret History first. Either one's excellent, though.

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« Reply #2296 on: October 02, 2018, 11:48:13 pm »
I of all people should know if there is a books thread buts it's late and I can't be arsed looking it up. So thread rot be damned (for now).

This one?

https://www.ironheart.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=780.465
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« Reply #2297 on: October 03, 2018, 02:55:02 am »
Sorry for contributing heavily to thread derailment on my first day—excellent to know I'm in good company though (reading wise, not thread derailer wise... or maybe a little of that too, haha). Once gain, nice to meet y'all. :)

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« Reply #2298 on: October 03, 2018, 03:11:31 am »
Haha, not at all!  I just wish I had had time to participate today.

Welcome guys!

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« Reply #2299 on: October 03, 2018, 04:35:48 am »
A list that includes Bukowski - fuck yeah!..

I went through a long Bukowski phase.I love his prose, but I wonder how I would feel about his themes as an "adult." I read all of his work when I was 20.

I of all people should know if there is a books thread buts it's late and I can't be arsed looking it up. So thread rot be damned (for now).

My feelings on Bukowski are that we shouldn't get all revisionist given current context. His themes are what they are and I don't think even he liked his own feelings and attitudes towards women, alcohol etc. I tend to take everything he writes as the distilled psyche of an un-reconstructed man who who knew how to write. If nothing else it provides a window into the kind of toxic masculinity that is often mentioned but misunderstood these days. I believe Bukowski knew it was toxic but was unable to do much about it. For me his writing remains now as it was when I read him in my early 20's, a brilliant, shining, brutal and eloquently presented example of what we should all avoid becoming.

I agree with all that you said about him. I had a professor once who said it's okay to go into a Bukowski phase, but you got to get out of it sometime. I always took that as the excessive drinking part of his writing, but the themes as well.

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« Reply #2300 on: October 03, 2018, 04:36:46 am »
Haha, not at all!  I just wish I had had time to participate today.

Welcome guys!

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« Reply #2301 on: October 03, 2018, 05:20:04 am »
I felt the same way! I have to build up my numbers. I got to work past this "unwoven" moniker.
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« Reply #2302 on: October 19, 2018, 03:46:44 am »
Winter arrived here in the north country of western New York last night.  Our first real snowfall on October 17th.  If ever a place was Iron Heart country, it'd be here---we have a solid six months of winter, a very slow spring, and a short summer.  This is good for scholarship but bad for old joints.  Our farm is on some 50 acres in the middle of nowhere---very beautiful and not too far from where I work, which is quite near nowhere---which now makes me the best dressed guy for miles around.  That's because there are about five other people for miles around.  I hope the local bears dig on my new Iron Heart yo.
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« Reply #2303 on: October 19, 2018, 05:27:58 am »

If ever a place was Iron Heart country, it'd be here---we have a solid six months of winter, a very slow spring, and a short summer. 

Yay, we can be weather buddies . I’m in northern Norway. Similar to what you describe but probably without the consistent cold and rather less stable conditions, due to the gulf stream. The farm sounds idyllic. Thanks for sharing.