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Jan 9 2013, 7:33am


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Like Lily F, I too wonder about writers and commentators today attaching homosexuality to everything "out of the mainstream" in days past. I think that view limits the complexity of our reading.

A friend gave me 'A Moveable Feast' several months ago, as she is a big fan of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and I have not read any of their writing. To be honest all of the characters in his memoirs seemed so self absorbed and, to be blunt, "whiny" I certainly didn't run to the bookstore to buy their works. They all remind me far too much of many teens and young adults: "What I am doing at the moment is the end." Not a "change the world" attitude, just "me, me, me." (I am guilty of this myself, but I am not read by the masses, nor do I feel that Facebook or Twitter validate my daily desires.)

The book really left a bad taste in my mouth. Perhaps I am wrong, but I think there was a strong, narcissistic vibe in that group.

I know that I personally struggle with an inflated sense of self importance, with a large side of insecurity, but boy do I find it unpleasant and tiresome to read about those weaknesses in others.

What do you think of the works of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, et al?


Subject User Time
It's the New Year's Resolution Reading Thread! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 2:57pm
    That bear ate my pants! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 8 2013, 4:28pm
        There's an attention-grabbing subject line! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 4:59pm
            The funny thing is, the bear was one of the NICE ones! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 8 2013, 6:58pm
            Yes, the problem with unlikeable characters is well known to me kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 13 2013, 8:51pm
                I wouldn't bother Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 13 2013, 9:09pm
        I'm picking up Unbroken at my library today! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 8 2013, 5:53pm
            I actually gave it to my father for Christmas last year NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 8 2013, 6:55pm
    I'll host Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 8 2013, 5:22pm
        Thank you, Annael Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 6:35pm
            I agree Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 8 2013, 8:53pm
        The ex-pats Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Jan 9 2013, 7:33am
            I would call it an adolescent phase Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 9 2013, 5:06pm
                Hemingway at times sets my teeth on edge Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 9 2013, 6:07pm
                Ah, adolescence Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Jan 10 2013, 2:58am
                    the author of this book Annael Send a private message to Annael Jan 10 2013, 5:50pm
    this year I resolve to 127.0.0.1 acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 8 2013, 6:16pm
        It's always good to have a big, absorbing book... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 6:36pm
        Got it. NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 8 2013, 6:57pm
        *giggle* Nice subject Inferno Send a private message to Inferno Jan 9 2013, 1:15am
            a friend commented.. acheron Send a private message to acheron Jan 9 2013, 1:45am
                I really liked the Mistborn series by him // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 9 2013, 2:01am
                If you're curious Inferno Send a private message to Inferno Jan 9 2013, 2:49am
    I listened to the audiobook of My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier... Patty Send a private message to Patty Jan 8 2013, 6:40pm
        I've read House on the Strand Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 6:54pm
            Ah, thanks for the recommendation. Patty Send a private message to Patty Jan 8 2013, 7:05pm
                Haven't read The House on the Strand yet (it's in one of my to-read piles... kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 13 2013, 8:38pm
                    Have you seen the dramatization of Frenchman's Creek starring Tara Fitzgerald? / Patty Send a private message to Patty Jan 13 2013, 8:43pm
                        No I haven't seen it kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 13 2013, 11:28pm
    Getting through my backlog, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Jan 8 2013, 7:06pm
    I read "The Christmas Box" Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jan 8 2013, 7:48pm
        There's nothing wrong with sap! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 8:23pm
    War Brides Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Jan 9 2013, 5:43pm
        I'm sure there are many stories to be told of the war brides Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 9 2013, 6:09pm
        That sounds most interesting, who is the author?\\ kiwifan Send a private message to kiwifan Jan 13 2013, 11:31pm
    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Jan 10 2013, 3:17am
        Yes indeed Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 10 2013, 2:58pm
        I read this when sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Jan 12 2013, 1:38pm

 
 
 

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