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Old 11-25-2020, 05:28 PM   #7081 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2020, 03:01 PM   #7082 (permalink)
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Reading both of these books for the second time now.
  • "The 48 laws of power" by Robert Greene
  • "Keep Calm And Carry On" by Mark A. Reinecke
Started "Mastery" by Robert Greene, stopped, and went to these two at the same time just one chapter each at a time.

I am taking photos of the pages each chapter at a time and reading on the phone. I read "The 48 laws of power" before but it was years ago and I have changed. Already read "Keep Calm And Carry On" also but just feel it's worth reading again.

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Old 11-29-2020, 12:07 PM   #7083 (permalink)
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^ When I read the 48 laws of power way back in 2014, I was drinking every night so most of it just went in the brain, and then by the morning I probably didn't retain anything.

Reading with a sober mind this time.. I completely see why this book is banned from jails & prisons....

I am on chapter 7 right now and it's got me hooked...
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Old 11-29-2020, 09:02 PM   #7084 (permalink)
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A.E. Houseman

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this is essential London sadboy poetry that I heard about because Ezra Pound has a poem where he makes fun of him called "Mr. Housman's message"

"O woe, woe,
People are born and die,
We also shall be dead pretty soon
Therefore let us act as if we were
dead already.

The bird sits on the hawthorn tree
But he dies also, presently.
Some lads get hung, and some get shot.
Woeful is this human lot.
Woe! woe, etcetera...

London is a woeful place,
Shropshire is much pleasanter.
Then let us smile a little space
Upon fond nature's morbid grace.
Oh, Woe, woe, woe, etcetera...."

you can practically feel him rolling his eyes through the poem lol
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:45 AM   #7085 (permalink)
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Stevie Smith makes fun of him too. I'll see if I can find the poem

Edit: found it. One of her more snotty poems
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"Souvenir de Monsieur Poop"

I am the self-appointed guardian of English literature,
I believe tremendously in the significance of age;
I believe that a writer is wise at 50,
Ten years wiser at 60, at 70 a sage.
I believe that juniors are lively, to be enoucraged with
discretion and snubbed,
I believe also that they are bouncing, communistic, ill
mannered and, of course, young.
But I never define what I mean by youth
Because the word undefined is more useful for general
purposes of abuse.
I believe that literature is a school where only those who apply
themselves diligently to their tasks acquire merit.
And only they after the passage of a good many years (see
above).
But then I am an old fogey.
I always write more in sorrow than in anger.
I am, after all, devoted to Shakespeare, Milton,
And, coming to our own times,
Of course
Housman.
I have never been known to say a word against the
established classics,
I am in fact devoted to the established classics.
In the service of literature I believe absolutely in the principle
of division;
I divide into age groups and also into schools.
This is in keeping with my scholastic mind, and enables me to
trounce
Not only youth
(Which might be thought intellectually frivolous by pedants)
but also periodical tendencies,
To ventilate, in a word, my own political and moral
philosophy.
(When I say that I am an old fogey, I am, of course, joking.)
English Literature, as I see it, requirs to be defended
By a person of integrity and essential good humour
Against the forces of fanatacism, idiosyncrasy and anarchy.
I perfectly apprehend the perilous nature of my convictions
And I am prepared to go to the stake
For Shakespeare, Milton,
And, coming to our own times,
Of course
Housman.
I cannot say more than that, can I?
And I do not deem it advisable, in the interests of the editor
to whom I am spatially contracted,
To say less.
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Old 11-30-2020, 04:25 AM   #7086 (permalink)
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A.E. Houseman

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this is essential London sadboy poetry that I heard about because Ezra Pound has a poem where he makes fun of him called "Mr. Housman's message"
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He...embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism, and expressed support for Adolf Hitler. During World War II and the Holocaust in Italy, he made hundreds of paid radio broadcasts for the Italian government, including in German-occupied Italy, attacking the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt and, above all, Jews, as a result of which he was arrested in 1945 by American forces in Italy on charges of treason. He spent months in a U.S. military camp in Pisa, including three weeks in an outdoor steel cage. Deemed unfit to stand trial, he was incarcerated in St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., for over 12 years.
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Oh wait, are we actually talking about the same hous(e) man? Lol

Edit: did some investigation and I'm pretty sure it's the same guy
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If you're confused about my post, it's about Ezra Pound, which is why I highlighted his name...
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Oh no I was confused about Elph's spelling of Housman
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Then quote a bitch!

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