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>“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.”
This is a fucking amazing passage from Ulysses. But, can someone please explain to me how the colon is working here?
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Why are so many librarians mean, fat, and old ladies ?
At my local library there is a lady librarian, she is old and fat and mean to everyone, especially the kids. I remember when I was a kid, there was an old librarian who was also old, fat, and mean to the kids. Today I had to go to two branch libraries and both of them had two fat, old lady librarians yelling at the kids.
Is that like a requirement for libraries? You know, all your librarians must have a BA and at least one must be old and fat and mean to the kids.
Recommend me /lit/
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Can anyone point me towards a book I may like? My favorite two books, at this moment in time, are The Picture of Dorian Gray and Jude The Obscure.
I'm looking for something morally gray, where there are no clear cut good characters. Actually, I like main characters that are downright scum or at least feel "the end justifies the means". I want it to have a tragic kind of feel - I don't like when the good guys win. If it's depressing that's a plus. If the main characters a piece of shit and gets their way that's even better. A female main is a plus too.
I love when the author waxes poetic too.
Doesn't have to fit all the criteria above by any means whatsoever, or even any of it. The main thing is I want a dark, poetic kind of book to read.