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Favorite Classics

Post by Celo on Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:41 pm

I always enjoy reading classic literature and enjoy talking about it. This is basically a question to satisfy my curiosity and also to find out who else here likes reading classics: What is your favorite classic literary work?
A classic here loosely meaning a work that has stood the test of time, and the literary work being of any style and genre.
Celo being a nerd and discussing her favorite classics:

For me, my favorites are probably Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg and Sorrows of a Young Werther by Goethe. The latter inspired the former, and honestly, when Goethe's work was first published, it caused a spike in suicides throughout Germany because of how depressing it was (and yet I love it, lol).

As for poetry, Ezra Pound's "Ballad of the Goodly Fere" and his Cantos along with T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets series are my favorites in that area. "Ballad of the Goodly Fere" got to be so popular that Pound actually regretted making it, saying that he was tired of all the unearned attention it was getting in comparison to his other poems. Even so, I still enjoy it, especially due to its meaning. As for Eliot's Four Quartets, they were his final poems ever published before he completely quit writing poetry. He practically delivered an epic rap battle BURN before doing a mic drop. It's great.
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Re: Favorite Classics

Post by Canis_Dirus on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:08 am

Well it's not my favorite, but some of the Canterbury Tales and Julius Caesar by Shakespeare are pretty good. The former due to the humor and the latter because it's actually interesting

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