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Help me compile a list of 100 books to read

This year one of my goals is to read two books a week, help me make sure I get the good ones! [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Dec 30, 2013 - 35 answers

 

O captain, fire of my loins!

What are some flattering address from classic literature? My two examples (and the extent of my list) are Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My captain!" and "...light of my life, fire of my loins!" from Lolita. Both are very fun things to call Mr. Grandysaur. BUT I WANT MORE. I'm looking for grandiose, recognizable, turns of phrase that I can use to address those that are worthy. The more ridiculous the better.
posted by Grandysaur on Nov 14, 2013 - 40 answers

Trying to remember a poem - "three than four then many more"

That's really the only string I can grab at it "Three then four, then many more" or maybe
posted by Atticus Swanson on Aug 16, 2013 - 1 answer

Where can I find Tim Seibles' poem "The Groom"?

This is a short question, but the internet sucks at poetry books so I've had no luck finding out what I need to know through other channels. Where can I find Tim Seibles' poem "The Groom"? Of his books that actually have a table of contents available online, that poem doesn't appear in any of them, and of course I haven't been able to find it among the other set. Help please! I love that poem and I want to have it again.
posted by invitapriore on Jan 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Mountain books

I am looking for literary works about mountains. I imagine they exist, because being in mountains and climbing them and seeing everything from up high is such a powerful experience. I know there are movies about this (for instance the silent ones by Arnold Franck), and I suppose there must be an equivalent in writing. Ideally, they would be rather lyrical or poetic texts. Any ideas, hive-mind?
posted by MrMisterio on Sep 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?

What are some rhyming kids' books (4-7 yrs) that are actually enjoyable for the poetry, as well as the story and pictures? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 13, 2012 - 25 answers

it was so beautiful it hurt

Do you know any fiction/nonfiction/poetry that has beautiful, aching language? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Nov 13, 2011 - 66 answers

Best translation of Lucretius

Hey classicists! What's the best translation of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Jun 26, 2011 - 9 answers

Do you know Emily Dickinson?

I would like to read a biography of Emily Dickinson. Do you know of a well written, not too highly academic one? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Dec 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can I purchase Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poetry in Portuguese and English?

Where can I purchase Carlos Drummond de Andrade's poetry in Portuguese and English? Portuguese version is for a friend; English version is for me. [more inside]
posted by esprit de l'escalier on Apr 26, 2010 - 1 answer

Examples of how to write a dream

What books or stories contain your favorite descriptions of dreams? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Feb 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Fictional Almost-Factual Encounters

Seeking relatively well-known, canon-caliber fictional accounts of imaginary encounters between actual, historically significant figures -- especially encounters that could well have taken place, but which we know did not or remain undocumented. Philip Levine's poem "On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane" typifies what I'm looking for. Mark Twain's _A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court_ does not (respectable evidence out there of a historical Arthur notwithstanding). The literary field is rife with examples, I know -- say, some novel casting Charles Lindbergh and Adolf Hitler into a tete-a-tete. But, ack, I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 5, 2009 - 31 answers

ID a book from a single passage?

Can you ID this book from my memory of a short passage? Man hits deer while hurrying to the birth of his son. [more inside]
posted by Leon on Nov 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Combining art forms

Could anybody suggest titles of books that are collections of prose (fiction)/poetry and photographs/drawings? Books along the lines of, say, Eduardo Galeano's "The Book of Embraces" which has short compositions about various topics and simple, yet pleasing, drawings. Thanks!
posted by hellhammer on Jun 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Book contest ideas?

What sort of online contest should I hold to give away a book of poetry? [more inside]
posted by steef on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Poetry books for girls

GiftIdeaFilter (sorry): I'm looking for suggestions for poetry books for an 8-year old girl. She's an excellent reader and likely well above her target reading level. I thought introducing her to poetry might be a nice change of pace... preferably something she won't finish by supper. Thanks!
posted by Witty on Dec 12, 2006 - 30 answers

I'd like a little Christmas tripe with my Christmas trifle, please...

I want to write a Christmas-themed essay for my book review blog, and I'm trying to come up with some Christmas lit to review. It might be fun, for instance, to gather together a selection of Christmas tripe such as Santa's Christmas Prayer (link not safe for those who have any literary sensibilities and have just eaten) and go to town on it. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, to write something about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Which Christmas novels/stories/poems do you love and loathe? I don't review movies, so text only please...
posted by orange swan on Nov 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Good books about poetry?

Except for an early obsession with e.e. cummings, I know nothing about poetry. Can anyone recommend a good book to jumpstart my poetry literacy? [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Oct 13, 2006 - 21 answers

What's the best, most exhaustive prosody manual?

Can you recommend a great book about the technical and formal aspects of poetry? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Sep 15, 2006 - 9 answers

W.H.Auden long-poem filter

Does anyone know if W.H.Audens "Orators an English Study" has been published as part of the larger collections of his work? The only editions I can find are out of my price range. [more inside]
posted by thatwhichfalls on May 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Help me track down a volume of Nabokov's poetry

Can you help me track down a volume of Nabokov's poetry? I know such volumes exist, you just can't buy them on any store I've looked at online. Thanks!
posted by adrober on Jan 29, 2005 - 5 answers

how to process poetry

How do you read books of poetry? [more inside]
posted by tomharpel on Dec 4, 2004 - 13 answers

Important poetry

What book of poetry, published in the last 25 years, has meant the most to you personally -- the book you have found yourself returning to again and again?
posted by rushmc on Nov 20, 2004 - 48 answers

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