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Rick(haven't even looked at the web site; much too busy reading great
literature in leather bound books) Seddon
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From: Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC - Literary parlor game


>Looks like Arwin has read the web page at least as far as:
>
>   The inevitable subtext of any "confession" parlor game, including this
>   one, is the competition to come up with the "confession" that actually
>   reflects most flatteringly on the confessor. In the case of the "great
>   books I haven't read" game, there are several obvious strategies:
>
>   --The boast-rephrased-as-a-confession: "Although I've made it
>   through all his other works, I just can't seem to get much beyond the
>   first two-thirds of Joyce's 'Finnegan's Wake' without getting bogged
>   down."
>
>;-)
>
>Regards,
>   Pride and Prejudice Parker
>
>Arwin van Arum wrote:
>
>> Hmmm. Interesting but difficult game ... Somehow I find it much easier to
>> remember the books that I did read. ;-) It would also be a book that I
>felt
>> I'd have to have read, but never got round to - but there was a period in
>my
>> life during which I got round to reading everything important. Besides
>that
>> I had to work through a great deal of anthology stuff, read through
>> Shakespeare's complete works and had most of the Latin stuff during my
>five
>> years of Latin in secondary/highschool, and read most of the rest during
>my
>> English lit; and then there were the survey courses on all major literary
>> periods in the history of English language, so it'd have to be something
>in
>> a different language than English I guess
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