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View Poll Results: Multiple Choice - Which time period should we use for nominations this month?
BCE 1 8.33%
1-1000 1 8.33%
1001-1500 2 16.67%
1501-1800 1 8.33%
1801-1900 9 75.00%
1901-1920 6 50.00%
1921-1940 6 50.00%
1941-1960 2 16.67%
1961-1980 2 16.67%
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #31
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Not only for the sake of spreading literature from the middle of Europe into the world () I third Elive Vere.
Excuses, excuses Billi. It is Eline and not Elive. I corrected it.

edit: and excuses to Paola as well, for the same reason

(moves on, mumbling.....far too busy etc.....)

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #32
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I can't resist nominating yet another work, Nana by Emile Zola.

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One of the founders of literary naturalism, Émile Zola thought of his novels as a form of scientific research into the effects of heredity and environment. He created characters, gave them richly detailed histories, and placed them in carefully observed, precisely described environments, and his readers watch as they wriggle and thrash toward their inevitable destinies.

In Nana, the characters are a prostitute, who rises from the streets to become what Zola calls a “high-class cocotte,” and the men—and women—whom she loves, betrays, and destroys. Among the novel’s many ironies is the mutual envy felt by Nana and those around her. She yearns for their material possessions, while they admire her apparent independence and sexual self-confidence. And despite the chaos Nana causes, Zola imagines her as being essentially “good-natured,” a stupid, vain, but beautiful creature who can’t help drawing people into her web.

Not surprisingly, Nana’s portrait of a decadent world in which a prostitute amasses great wealth and power provoked protests from “polite society,” and it became one of Zola’s most controversial works. Today it is regarded as his masterpiece.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #33
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I can see my TBR being impacted again.

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Old 05-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #34
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I second Nana.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #35
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I third Nana, I like naturalists writers.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #36
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I'll use my last nomination to fourth Country of Pointed Firs.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #37
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I second Captains Courageous and fourth Eline Vere.

It's interesting to see that six out of eight or 3/4 of our nominations so far were written in the last quarter or 1/4 of the century, while the first quarter of the century has no nominations so far, and our earliest nomination is almost at the midway point of the century. While I did nominate one of the two works not from the last quarter of the century, it was still from the latter half of the century, and if I'd nominated another it would've probably been from the very last year of the century (Lord Jim from 1900).

Also, I can now again edit fairly easily. The text box problem isn't fixed yet, but I hit upon simply moving all the text to a word processing document to edit and then copy-pasting it back into the edit box each time.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #38
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It's interesting to see that six out of eight or 3/4 of our nominations so far were written in the last quarter or 1/4 of the century, while the first quarter of the century has no nominations so far, and our earliest nomination is almost at the midway point of the century.
Well, to remedy this a little bit I nominate "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:13 PM   #39
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Fourth Nana

Second Frankenstein A real new experience for any who only know the story from film.

And that is that for me I believe.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #40
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You beat me to it with Nana, Hamlet, so I shall third Frankenstein.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #41
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Fourth Frankenstein. I have read it, but it has been awhile.
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Fourth Frankenstein. I have read it, but it has been awhile.
I'm glad Frankenstein made it through.
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