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Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian

Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian

Joined May 2016

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.
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Mirth is but a mad beguiling
Of the golden-gifted time;
Love—a demon-meteor, wiling
Heedless feet to gulfs of crime.

Those who follow earthly pleasure,
Heavenly knowledge will not lead;
Wisdom hides from them her treasure,
Virtue bids them evil-speed!

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To match his patience 'gainst her hate,
His heart rebellious all the while.
Where Pleasure still will lead to wrong,
And helpless Reason warn in vain;
And Truth is weak, and Treachery strong;
And Joy the surest path to Pain;
And Peace, the lethargy of Grief;
And Hope, a phantom of the soul;
And Life, a labour, void and brief;
And Death, the despot of the whole !

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And, this shall be my dream to-night;
I'll think the heaven of glorious spheres
Is rolling on its course of light
In endless bliss, through endless years;
I'll think, there's not one world above,
Far as these straining eyes can see,
Where Wisdom ever laughed at Love,
Or Virtue crouched to Infamy;

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Reason, indeed, may oft complain
For Nature's sad reality,
And tell the suffering heart how vain
Its cherished dreams must always be;
And Truth may rudely trample down
The flowers of Fancy, newly-blown

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Based on the title, this work is great as 101 introductory to the key concept of negotiation.

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Botchan | Soseki Natsume
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I really enjoyed this one - a bit odd, but very funny! It's a kind of coming of age story.

Botchan wanders into a career as a teacher in a provincial school and comes face to face with treachery, hypocrisy and the complexities of human nature. His trials are related with verve, energy and the occasional leavening of lyricism. The characters Soseki paints may not be the deepest but his satire does strike home.

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This is an easy, light read, written in everyday language that works well for the casual reader. Epley offers data from various studies to show us how often we make assumptions about others, and how often those assumptions are wrong. He also gives us insight into how and why we - often unconsciously - make those assumptions.

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This book is about setting and honing personal values. It's about determining what to consider important in your life.

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Explains Design beautifully

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The Problem of Knowledge | Alfred Jules Ayer
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This book as it seems, is academic in nature. Which means it discusses the topics in very much philosophy jargons. So, if you are not a philosophy student or interested in philosophy discussions, this book is not for a you. It doesn‘t really give answers, it just arises more questions.

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Emotion: An introductory picture | The Open University
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A good short read.

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Are you up for a chess game? This book will help you if you are new in the chess world.

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The Wild Swans | Hans Christian Andersen
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A good classic faery tale

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The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming.

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Electric mix of topics, and they were put together to help you sharpen the edges of the sword you‘ll use to cut through the chaos of modern life.

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The anxiety of "reading" the Codex comes from this sense that the text should "mean" something beyond one's own baffled sense of awe. It is just ordered enough to promise the component of meaning that is associated with language -but that promise is not fulfilled. We are left in the realm of equivocation, both in regard to language and to the broader systematizing project of which it is such an important part.

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The Water and the Wild | Katie Elise Ormsbee
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I picked this up on a whim in a bookstore without having heard anything about it because the cover design was just beautiful- they don't give dodgy books covers this lovely. But even with the sweet cover and charming blurb this was an absolutely wonderful surprise.

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Law of Life | Jack London
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Pretty interesting read. Deals with death and life and the connection that they all have together with nature. I feel that this is along the lines of "we come from the earth, and back to the earth we go".

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Moon Face | Jack London
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“Moon-Face" is a short story by Jack London, first published in 1906. It explores the subject of extreme antipathy.

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The Story of Keesh | Jack London
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Jack London is known for characters that pit brain against brawn, often amid trying tests of physical endurance. "The Story of Keesh" is no exception, with its daring namesake protagonist, the teenaged son of a legendary, but deceased, Eskimo huntsman. The 13-year-old Keesh decides to follow his father‘s footsteps, delivering a copious bounty of meat for his hungry tribespeople.

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The Nightingale and The Rose is a heartbreaking story about the nature of love and sacrifice. At the beginning of the story, we are given the impression that the love between the student and the girl is a true love. Later, we are struck with the truth. Their love turns out to be a shallow one based on materialistic happiness. At the end the student gives up on his love because it was not true in the first place.

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Watcher in the Shadows | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The story have a great sense of mystery and fantasy. His characters are REAL! REAL I tell you. There's so much emotion in his words I don't know how Ruiz Zafon can keep cranking stories like this one.
I wish I had this book when I was growing up. This author is a magician of words. What a gift he has!

Macnjen Is this new? He‘s my favorite author! 2y
Mystic.Archives.Of.Dantalian @Macnjen not really. I got it 4 years ago i guess 2y
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The Happy Prince | Oscar Wilde
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“There is no Mystery so great as Misery”

Stories like this are the reason I still love Classic short stories. I loved the concept. But again, this story has a bitter-sweet ending. Like it's the rule of classic literature to not give happy endings. I understand, I really do, that they just show reality. But don't know why they just make me over-sad.

“The living always think that gold can make them happy.”

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Seven Theories of Human Nature | Leslie Forster Stevenson
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I thought this introductory book by Leslie Stevenson was insightful and descriptive in discussing the philosophers and their philosophical beliefs. He doesn't delve too deep into the the doctrines and prefers giving the reader a brief, I feel this works in a great way as it keeps new people interested in the subject wanting more instead of forcing them to become perplexed with Philosophy terminology. Great read, I enjoyed it.

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The Selfish Giant | Oscar Wilde
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A really beautiful children classic.

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Poe has a power of terror in this story unmatched, in my opinion, by King and Lovecraft. He uses literary power.

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Eldorado | Edgar Allen Poe
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A nice little poem

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Alone | Edgar Allen Poe
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I just wonder, what kind of man was Poe? What kind of life did he live?And what thoughts did he harbour??

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Alone | Edgar Allen Poe
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I just wonder, what kind of man was Poe? What kind of life did he live?And what thoughts did he harbour??

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A Gothic short story written in 1846, by Edgar Allan Poe. Perhaps one of my favorite of all Poe's works, this literary genius stimulates one of everyone's deepest and scariest fears: to be buried alive.

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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Such heavy description, but still a good Halloween classic!

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The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe
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This depicts a man who has completely lost himself to his illness. He was once happy. He was once sane. He had a loving wife and a warm home full of pets. But, his illness took over; it sent him into fits of blind rage in which he abused that which he professed to love

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Nevermore! ...........
Read this poem, listen to this poem and study the drawings of Gustave Dore... and know this is a unique masterpiece. Hauntingly beautiful. Brooding, dark, desperate, mysterious...

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Hop-Frog | Edgar Allan Poe
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This tale of revenge is less gothic than many of Poe's other tales, yet it still packs an allegorical punch.

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The Midnight Palace | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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“Those places where sadness and misery abound are favoured settings for stories of ghosts and apparitions.”

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Dagon | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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A man turns to morphine to deal with something he saw. He decides to kill himself, but first explains the experience responsible for making him insane. The world beneath arose, and worshipped stones call to sea-creatures roaming land.

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The Hound | H. P. Lovecraft
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Why should any horror story lover read The Hound? Because it marks the first appearance of one of Lovecraft's most famous literary creations—the forbidden book known as the Necronomicon!

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Annabel Lee: Poem | Edgar Allan Poe
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So exquisite and bittersweet is this poem, it's beautifully written and quite romantic in a tragic sense.

Nebklvr My favorite 2y
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The Oval Portrait | Edgar Allan Poe
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In this haunting nineteenth century work by POE, a wounded man finds shelter in an abandoned room filled with portraits, and upon reading the nearby book of their history, THE OVAL PORTRAIT of a beautiful young woman seems to come alive and mesmerize the man as he learns the dark secret of her existence.

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Creepy and fascinating...wonderfully evil and beautifully written...

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I found this a very moving and beautiful book to read.
The writer was some philosopher and a really great writer. There was so much to this book and the Celtic element.

There is so much wisdom and understanding of human nature and how we are losing touch with what is really important in this modern busy world that was very refreshing to read.

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The Prince of Mist | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I really liked this book-it was mysterious,interesting,with great twists.I loved the characters,the story,and that ending...oh,man.

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The Rose of Fire | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Rose of Fire is a short story that defines the origins of this labyrinth and how it came into existence.

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Unforbidden Pleasures | Adam Phillips
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This book is almost more about how we react to the forbidden and it took me awhile to get into the grove of the book. Literary criticism ranged from Wilde to Shakespeare to Milton, with diversions through English Freudians and Nietzsche. Reading the book is like a fantastic, personalized therapy session that leaves you feeling invigorated and like any good therapy session -- slightly confused.

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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The premise of living a life without agency is something to think about. I can't tell you how often I have wished (prayed) for a world filled with only peace and happiness, where no one feels pain, hunger or sadness. This book made me seriously rethink that wish and realize - once and for all - that without feeling the depths of sadness, we can never know happiness. What an amazing story!

Megabooks Great review! 3y
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Murder and Liberty | Karl Heinzen
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First, Heinzen conceived of terrorism as a transnational phenomenon. Second, he provided a material justification for terrorist tactics. Third, Heinzen viewed terrorism as both a tool to impel human society to progress and as a “progressive” tool of violence. Finally, he argued in favor of the primary modern tactic of terrorism—the indiscriminate bombing of civilians.

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Human Acts | Han Kang
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After you died I could not hold a funeral,
And so my life became a funeral.

This book was pretty horrific in the sense of what happened to these kids and different people in the took. I won't lie, I didn't understand some of the ways the author wrote the story but I grasped it's meaning all the same.

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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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The Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka‘s best works of literature- one of the best in Existentialist literature. The author shows the struggle of human existence- the problem of living in modern society- through the narrator.

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Kenny's Window | Maurice Sendak
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No one is better than Maurice Sendak at portraying the strange, sad, and heartfelt feelings of childhood dreamtime.

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Tales from Shakespeare | Charles Lamb
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A lovely book for those who want to get the gist of Shakespeare (and/or children). Lovely prose. Good bedtime story book, although you may have to explain some words. :)

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