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View Poll Results: Which period has the best literature?
1900-2013 2 50.00%
1700-1899 1 25.00%
1300-1699 0 0%
500-1299 0 0%
1100BC-499 0 0%
4300BC-1101BC 0 0%
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Old Nov 12th 2013, 01:21 AM
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I vote for the period 1914-1920
Well, I see someone has just voted for the larger period which encompasses that period, so I suppose that is probably you. Thank you for voting.
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Well, I see someone has just voted for the larger period which encompasses that period, so I suppose that is probably you. Thank you for voting.
No, not me. I was trolling to see if anyone would catch the meaning of the period I mentioned. No voting involved.
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I am really impressed by the literature from 1700-1899. It is a magnificent period for literature, even though they did give us Jane Austen, but I suppose there's always one blot on the landscape.
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Keep voting, book nuts, keep voting.
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Keep voting. It appears that people are a bit apathetic to this topic. I'm surprised.
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Keep voting. It appears that people are a bit apathetic to this topic. I'm surprised.
I was just reviewing my collection of 9th century poetry...
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It would seem that several people at this forum scoff at the idea of calling Dan Brown's books "literature".

That being said, there is nothing elitist about pop-culture literature. But no literature academy on the planet even looks at pop-culture literature at all. Btw, I think "fiction" is the better term because it is far more descriptive - it is just made-up stuff.
I am reading his last book: "Inferno". But it is taking me longer than his previous work "The last Symbol". I had finished that one in a week.

But then again, I am busy and not spending enough time reading.
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I am reading his last book: "Inferno". But it is taking me longer than his previous work "The last Symbol". I had finished that one in a week.

But then again, I am busy and not spending enough time reading.
I am reading Inferno too, but I'm reading it in Polish, and it's a bit of an effort. I think Dan Brown is a wonderful writer, and I think everyone should read his works.
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That's I think one of the biggest problems with art - it is always subjective no matter what. One just can't create an objective criteria that anyone but yourself will agree with. Indeed, that's why there isn't such criteria out there already.

Actually, that's not really a problem with art, that's a problem with the art-lovers who obsess over their own need to claim that their subjective taste is superior to everyone else's subjective taste.
I'm inclinded to agree with this.

That's why you'll see that my time periods are demonstratably arbitrary, quite obviously based on maths (doubling in length as you go back in time) rather than on art.

By the way, I'm reading a book by Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. I'm immensely enjoying it. Another great writer from the period which I chose to vote for, 1700-1899.

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