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deathmetalcardigan

Joined June 2018

writer. equal parts louden swain and powerwolf tw: @dethmtlcardigan ig: @deathmetalcardigan
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I'm so excited that I just found out that I'll be joining The Adroit Journal as a staff reader!

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 4mo
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Velvetfur Woohoo, congrats to you! 👏🎉 4mo
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Tonight, I took pictures of photographer Ken Gonzalez-Day reading from his book Lynching in the West: 1850–1935.

GingerAntics Such a cheery topic. 12mo
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Over the past thirteen months I read 13^2 books. (74 by men and 95 by women.)

BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture 😍😍😍 1y
Weaponxgirl What's a great looking pile! 1y
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youneverarrived I love this photo 😍 1y
staci.reads I see lots of my favorites in those stacks 😍 1y
Nerdgirl_Ms_Sorrells amazing pile o books 📚 1y
Tonton Wow! 1y
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Bluets | Maggie Nelson
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that time Danez borrowed my copy of his book for a reading

Suet624 Great photo. 💕💕 1y
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Tea Obreht doesn't like Freytag's pyramid (now at Sarah Lawrence summer writers workshop).

KimHM What does she particularly not like? (I am not a fan of writing schemes myself.) 1y
deathmetalcardigan @KimHM mostly that the pyramid serves readers of finished novels, but not the novelist. She gave us different ways to plan and map minor and major story arcs and the exchange of information to the reader over time. 1y
KimHM She makes an excellent point. 1y
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Reed weaves vignettes together for an imaginative narrative told in a unique way. I finished it in two sittings, and highly recommend it. @Tin_House

deathmetalcardigan @Tin_House what's next in the galley club? 1y
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness.

Cedricsmom I want to read this. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @Cedricsmom it is very long, but has enough great stuff in it to make it worth it. 1y
ladyonequestion Love this book, meaning to re-read it. 1y
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Pale Fire | Vladimir Nabokov
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And she returned in tears, with new defeats,
New miseries. On days when all the streets
Of College Town led to the game, she'd sit
On the library steps, and read or knit;
Mostly alone she'd be, [...]
She hardly ever smiled, and when she did,
It was a sign of pain.

tpixie So sad! 1y
tonyahoswalt Love your username. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @tonyahoswalt thank you so much! 1y
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deathmetalcardigan @tpixie yes, very sad, but wonderful writing 1y
tpixie @deathmetalcardigan yes it is good writing!! 1y
LRSmith Amazing writer. He could indicate a whole, unexplored storyline in a matter of sentences. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @LRSmith yes he could! Amazing! 1y
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Inconstant Moon | Larry Niven
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Well, how could the moon grow brighter? [...]
A thousand [reporters ...] would be calling in [...] unless they were all hiding in cellars. Or dead. Or voiceless, because the sun was blanketing everything with static [...].
I was just barely beginning to be afraid.
All right, start over. The moon had become much brighter. Moonlight, well, moonlight was reflected sunlight; any idiot knew that. Then ... something happened to the sun. (page 4)

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The Course of Love: A Novel | Alain de Botton
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the rule-breaking scenarios[...]--all offer opportunities to investigate wishes that are far from being simply peculiar, pointless, or slightly demented. They offer brief utopian interludes in which we can, with a rare and real friend, safely cast off our normal defenses and share and satisfy our longings for extreme closeness and mutual acceptance--which are the real psychologically rooted reasons why games are, in the end, so exciting.

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A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.

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But then a tall man stepped down from the train caboose platform like a captain assaying the tidal weathers of the inland sea. All dark suit, shadow-faced, he waded to the center of the meadow, his shirt as black as the gloved hands he now stretched to the sky.
He gestured, once.

mrsh62010 He's so poetic it makes me gag sometimes lol 1y
deathmetalcardigan @mrsh62010 nonsense! There's no such thing as too poetic 😁 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk “They eat the dark, who only stand and breathe.” 1y
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deathmetalcardigan @TobeyTheScavengerMonk very nice! Thanks for sharing 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My favorite sentence from this book which is made up of so very many great ones. 1y
SidWilliams Great book! 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I can't see in the dark but I trace the tiny scratched writing with the ends of my fingers, as if it's a code in Braille. It sounds in my head now less like a prayer, more like a command; but to do what? Useless to me in any case, an ancient hieroglyph to which the key's been lost. Why did she write it, why did she bother? There's no way out of here.

ButtBarn Don‘t let the bastards get you down! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
deathmetalcardigan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for the welcome! 1y
Bookladylinda I‘m reading this now!!! 1y
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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Was he not like Keats? she asked; and reflected how she might give him a taste of Anthony and Cleopatra and the rest; lent him books; wrote him scraps of letters; and lit in him such a fire as burns only once in a lifetime, without heat, flickering a red gold flame infinitely ethereal [...]. He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her, which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink;

Libby1 Wonderful. I just finished my first Virginia Woolf book this month and want to read them all. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @Libby1 her writing is treasure, enjoy! 1y
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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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"I don't know what to say," Michael said. "I don't want to say the wrong thing again. I want to help you."

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Maybe recovering catholics turn to movies for salvation. I mean, in an informal poll that I took recently, a whole lot of ex-catholics seem unusually moved by film. The bigger and more epic the better. And we still really like sitting in the dark--if they ever get rid of movie theaters you are going to see a bunch of lapsed catholics wandering around in the street looking for a dark box to go sit inside so we can experience catharsis ...

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I wonder if they all come out of that wall-paper as I did?

Amanda61 Loved this short story! It escalated so quickly, I felt like I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @Amanda61 I know! So good 1y
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She never puts on any weight, you'll notice that's often true of selfish women. [...]. She was always a very selfish girl, it was first last and always Maria.

CaitlinR I haven‘t read Didion for a long time — thanks for the nudge. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @CaitlinR you're welcome for the nudge! I think we all need that sometimes with our old favorites 1y
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SIX PLAYS | Henrik Ibsen
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It swept over me like a storm at sea--like one of those winter-storms we have up in the North. It seizes hold of you and carries you off with it--whatever it will. Resistance is impossible. (Rebekka in Rosmersholm.)

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To be born the son of a Middlemarch manufacturer, and inevitable heir to nothing in particular,

ManyWordsLater sexy cover art! 1y
deathmetalcardigan @ManyWordsLater haha! Its one of the many ways Wordsworth keeps costs down. 1y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Once he plotted down to the minute a thirty-mile trip to see a woman. He left on a Saturday when the moon was in the place he wanted it to be, arrived at her cabin before church on Sunday and had just enough time to say good morning before he had to start back again so he'd make the field call on time Monday morning. He had walked for seventeen hours, sat down for one, turned around and walked seventeen more.

Chelleo That‘s love! 1y
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I think of you more often than any one else in this part of the world. I'd have liked to have you for a sweetheart, or a wife, or my mother or my sister--anything that a woman can be to a man. The idea of you is a part of my mind; you influence my likes and dislikes, all my tastes, hundreds of times when I don't realize it. You really are a part of me.

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All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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she smiled and in her eyes was the sadness he'd first seen the night she came to his room and he knew that while he was contained in that sadness he was not the whole of it.

RaimeyGallant Lovely. 1y
deathmetalcardigan Thank you! (And thanks to Cormac McCarthy.) 1y
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I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequently even in the minds of modest mouse-colored people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises.

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The Glass Menagerie | Tennessee Williams
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Now it is just like all the other horses.

staci.reads Love The Glass Menagerie! "How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken." Welcome to Litsy! 1y
deathmetalcardigan @staci.reads I know! So good! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the welcome! 1y
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The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

CoffeeNBooks One of my favorites! I love Oscar Wilde! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
deathmetalcardigan @CoffeeNBooks so good! Thanks for the welcome 1y
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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If ever a mind was incandescent, unimpeded, I thought, turning again to the bookcase, it was Shakespeare's mind.

IamIamIam Oy, this was my nemesis in college!!!! Lol, I had to write my own personalized version of this and just couldn't get it to work! 😅 1y
deathmetalcardigan @IamIamIam I am I am I am so sorry to bring up bad memories 1y
IamIamIam @deathmetalcardigan Omigosh, it was so long ago!!! I just think of that paper any time I see Virginia Wolff!! 1y
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Hunger | Elise Blackwell
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If she went with the other man because there was no food in her house--if she was lured by his pantry and not his bed--then no blame whatsoever attributed to her. It has always been understood that people need to eat.

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Basic Writings of Nietzsche | Friedrich Nietzsche
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Not how one soul comes close to another but how it moves away shows me their kinship and how much they belong together.

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They say that you corrupt every one with whom you become intimate, and that it is quite sufficient for you to enter a house, for shame of some kind to follow after.

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Johnny Got His Gun | Dalton Trumbo
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although you've waited for years you really never expected the knock. Then you get up and go over and open the door just a little at first to prepare yourself for the shock of disappointment at discovering it isn't the person you've been wanting. But then when you find that the impossible has happened that the visitor you've been praying for has arrived you're so relieved and surprised you don't know exactly what to say or how to begin it.

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Hot Water Music | Charles Bukowski
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I like your writing, Max, it's so ugly and demented that it fascinates me.

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Tropic of Cancer | Henry Miller
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In his pocket scraps of paper containing prescriptions for Weltschmerz.

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Billy Liar | Keith Waterhouse
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Soon the whole incident had passed into history, to be exhumed and dissected soon, but not now.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Instead of wishing to shun, I longed only to dare--to divine it; and I thought Miss Ingram happy, because one day she might look into the abyss at her leisure, explore it's secrets and analyse their nature.

ephemeralwaltz Really liking your posts! Welcome to Litsy! 1y
deathmetalcardigan @ephemeralwaltz thanks for the welcome! I'm so glad you are enjoying my posts! 1y
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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
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The planes came back three times and bombed the hilltop but no one on the hilltop knew it.

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The kick is in the fact that when a man embraces you ... you may feel a little bit frightened.

RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
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deathmetalcardigan @RaimeyGallant thanks for the welcome! I'm still figuring things out 1y
RaimeyGallant It takes about ten posts to get the hang. :) 1y
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We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.

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I have lost the illusion that the cause of the oppressed lies in good hands,

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Hey, do you actually think I chose to live out in the middle a' nowhere? Do ya'? Ya' think it's some kind a' philosophical decision I took or somethin'? I'm livin' out there 'cause I can't make it here! And yer bitchin' to me about all yer success!

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Red | John Logan
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You say you spend your life in search of real "human beings," people who can look at your pictures with compassion. But in your heart you no longer believe those people exist ... So you lose faith ... So you lose hope ... So black swallows red. (Beat. Ken is standing right before Rothko.) My friend, I don't think you'd recognize a real human being if he were standing right in front of you.

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You know what's wrong with most of the people in the world today? They have a mother who's just like you.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
deathmetalcardigan Thank you! This looks like a fun place 1y
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We are all born mad. Some remain so.

rather_be_reading nice quote! 1y
CoffeeNBooks I love this one, too! I teach it in my AP Literature class. 1y
deathmetalcardigan @CoffeeNBooks sounds like your students have a great teacher 1y
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Unbeckonable Bird | Pamela Murray Winters
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I want to flaunt, to strut, to burn

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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deathmetalcardigan @DebinHawaii thank you! I'm still figuring it out 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 1y
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