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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
November comes
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring.

November by Elizabeth Coatsworth
No shadow
No stars
No moon
No cars
November only believes
In a pile of dead leaves
And a moon
That's the color of bone.

No prayers for November
To linger longer
To remember.

November has tied me
To an old dead tree
Get word to April
To rescue me.

November's cold chain
Made of wet boots and rain
And shiny black ravens
On chimney smoke lanes
November seems odd
An act of God

Adapted from Tom Waits - November

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Does anyone know "Infinite Jest" ?

LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
Hey people, last days I have heard a lot about this book, so I'd like to know if anyone here knows it, what you think about it etc. ^^ I'm really thinking about read this one o/


  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    I have no idea about it. But, I would like to know about this book.
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    I heard that the author memorised the whole Oxford English Dictionary I don't know if I can believe it but indeed it has a very elevated English as much as I could see, but I just read 2 pages lol @bubbli
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Some information about Infinite Jest. :)

    Infinite Jest is a 1996 novel by David Foster Wallace. The lengthy and complex work takes place in a North American dystopia, centering on a junior tennis academy and a nearby substance-abuse recovery center. The novel touches on many topics, including addiction and recovery, family relationships, entertainment and advertising, film theory, United States-Canada relations (as well as Quebec separatism), and tennis. The novel includes 388 endnotes that cap almost a thousand pages of prose, which, together with its detailed fictional world, have led to its categorization as an encyclopedic novel.
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    The author is David Foster Wallace ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    Sounds really interesting. I am going to add it in my reading list. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Do you accept the challenge of start it these days @bubbli ? I'm up to do the same, we can share the trophy lol
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2015
    Why not? fingers crossed!!!! @Luthien ;)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    @bubbli Uuuu o/
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien ;) No I will read and share my views with you. You are going to have a tough time with me. ;)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli it will be my entire pleasure ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien my whole/entire/complete pleasure. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    edited August 2015
    @bubbli I dare you to bear more than one day talking to me, it will be hard lol
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien No work today. So, I am thoroughly enjoying my time on this forum. :) :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli Good luck
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli I've just started the book ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien tell me your initial reviews so that I'll decide to read it or not. :)
  • LuthienLuthien Posts: 115 ✭✭
    @bubbli the book is definitely high English level, the story is profound and the author through the main character uses a kind of irony which gives a irresistible elegance to his writting ... ^^
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Luthien After finishing "The Painted House", I will definitely get it and read it.
  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 29,890 ✭✭✭✭
    @Michele Yes. It is interesting to take reading as a challenge. :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,964 mod
    @Luthien: Thanks for sharing this book! :)
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