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sdbruening
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Panpan

I only liked 23 of them, which is a rather small percentage considering how many poems are in here. His style seems very scattered to me. Sometimes I think he‘s leading to an interesting twist at the end of a poem that brings the whole thing together but he doesn‘t. They often end randomly. A little too confusing for me overall. Hard to find things to connect with. But Dad bought me the set of poems, so there‘s sentimentality.

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swynn
Mosquitoes | William Faulkner
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#BookSpin and #DoubleSpin for May. The first is the next in the "Banned in Boston" project, though I hadn't yet decided whether to reread it because it's my very least favorite of the Faulkner oeuvre. I guess this settles it. TTI, on the other hand, are always worth a visit.

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1920 the Saturday Evening Post published the short story Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F Scott Fitzgerald with illustrations by May Wilson Preston. It marked the first occasion Fitzgerald's name appeared on the cover and was hailed as "set[ting] social standards for a generation of young Americans". Bernice's name was a nod to Berenice II of Egypt who was said to have cut off her hair to ensure a war victory. #HistoryGetsLIT

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Cazxxx
The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection | F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Leftcoastzen
The Poems of Hart Crane | Hart Crane, Marc Simon
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#poetrymonth the somewhat forgotten modernist . He was an admirer of T.S.Eliot , Crane had the most exacting standards for his poetry, he had limited success in his lifetime. He was known as a wild man among his writing friends, he would go on wild drinking & sex benders,& sadly committed suicide jumping from a ship into the Gulf of Mexico at the age of 32.His reputation climbed after his death. One of those times when genius is close to madness.

vivastory 💙 Genius 3w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory indeed! I got pretty obsessed with his poetry. 3w
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vivastory
Essential Ginsberg | Allen Ginsberg
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Have fun, Littens 🙃🤣 #NationalPoetryMonth

LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Kimberlone Haha! Happy 4/20 😉🙃😵‍💫 1mo
Jess Tomorrow is the day you can officially purchase weed in NJ. I don‘t know who planned that but missed it by one day! Great photo. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Yay! 1mo
Lauram I wrapped up reports too late to celebrate! 4w
Branwen 😂🤣👏 4w
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Maggie4483
The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Early nineteenth century : 1800-1865. B | Paul Lauter, Richard Yarborough, John Alberti, Mary Pat Brady
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I should be tackling that stack of papers (instructor evaluations that I desperately need to sort, scan, and send), but instead I‘m going to play catch-up on #LMPBC, #FoodAndLit, etc., and eat a huge bowl of Sriracha Ranch popcorn.
Or, I may just take a nap, because, like many of you, I‘m currently getting punched in the face by allergies. 🤧
Happy Sunday and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

Mynameisacolour Yum! I stayed up waaayyy too late last night reading Witch last night. It's getting really good!😬 1mo
Maggie4483 @Mynameisacolour I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! It was definitely hard to put down sometimes (even if it is in a train-wreck-you-can‘t-look-away-from kind of way 😬). 1mo
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Maggie4483
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“…he saw her smile in the defensive way a fleshy girl has, alert to ward off a joke.”
This is so true. When you‘re a “fleshy girl” (as I am), you learn real quick to steel yourself against all the bulls**t that people think they have a right to say to you when you‘re fat.
And…I bet it didn‘t even OCCUR to this girl that he might be referring to her weight…until he rushed to make SURE she didn‘t think that?. (From “Up the Coulé”-Hamlin Garland).

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DGRachel
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A little #bookmail today. I haven‘t read this one before (I love the Vintage Classic covers, but I hate that I have to wait for them to ship from the UK via Book Depository). I‘m thinking of using this for #booked2022 nautical novel. It‘s this one or Rafael Sabatini‘s Captain Blood.

LeahBergen I haven‘t read this one but I heartily enjoyed Captain Blood! 1mo
DGRachel @LeahBergen Clearly, Instagram agrees. 🤣🤣🏴‍☠️ 1mo
LeahBergen Yep, I guess you noticed that I just voted. 😆😆 1mo
DGRachel @LeahBergen the only person who voted for Hemingway is my co-worker who is the biggest literature snob I‘ve ever met. I mean, I love her, but…🤣🤣 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
Mecca: A Novel | Susan Straight
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Pickpick

Mecca follows a group of native Californians of various races, moving from one of their stories to the next, showing their isolation and marginalization. About halfway through the book, COVID happens, making these problems work. Beautifully written and utterly heartbreaking.

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