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There are six volumes we could and should all be writing.
I' m not talkin' about fiction, theatre and poetry. I' m definitely not talk about great fiction, theatre and poetry. There' s no point telling folks to put this kind of thing down. They' re the kind of textbooks anyone can read. Her version won't be as good as these ledgers. Everybody should be writing this thing.
Between 1660 and 1669 Samuel Pepys (pronounced "Peeps"), who was a middle official of the British Navy, kept an accurate account of everything he did or said or said or saw or did or did eat or hope or entered. The guy's got no ideas. His writing was like a crazy bibliograph with a huge library of strange and unusual works that were of no use to anyone but him, but which he catalogued for the sole purpose of having all this information in one place.
Pepy knew many important and interesting folks; he was also a great sensationalist, so he got into all kind of sexy scratches. However, the most important thing from a literature point of view, which makes it difficult to be Pepy's, is that he writes down on the page what really happend and how he felt about it, no matter how unpleasant it is.
Finding a way to delve into the facts about yourself. He was John the same time as Pepys, this fella, John the same time as Pepys, started doing for everyone what Pepys did for himself. The fundamental story is that he had the same insanity as Pepys - I mean the unrestrained wish to catalog things.
As Pepys, he seems to have had an open and liberal character and almost no idea - and every days of my live I myself stand up for not mimicking him. Palgrave's Golden Treasury - the most authoritative scholarly collection of English lyrics ever written. The clear and more or less stupid lyrics theorem, which puts a bonus on good rows at all cost, and (2) the fact that the volume is quite brief.
It is my suggestion that everyone should make one of them, a private collection of their own golden standard. Verses to which one always comes back, as to favourite music. So if three-fourths of the volume is a writer, so be it. When one of the verses is seventy pages long and none of the others is anything like that, so be it.
Behind the workings of the textbook must be a principle: the poetry that is used. So long as the highest editing principles are observed, just think how much I would have learned about the compiler. It is the aim to get a more lively comprehension of one's own relation to one's own vocabulary.
I say you should (1) read a notebook about yourself, (2) read a notebook about others, (3) an Anthology of Favourites, (4) a notebook about words, and now I add (5) a notebook of list. Again, your list will not be as good as hers. Those ledgers you're supposed to be writing aren't for the whole wide planet.
You' ve got to get the notion that you write literary out of your head. Well, a notebook to burn isn't really what it should be. History is that Li Zhi, the deceased Ming-Philosop, and Gladfly, has written this volume with the thought of including all his totally indefensible notions.
The notion, for example, that woman are people and should be brought up. This was what he used to call "A Burning Book", which means that if you were found with it, you would be put to death. As a matter of fact, I flipped through the script by accepting everything or not at all.
Penn State explained to us that Sade's notion was to create a novel in which a glimpse that would bring everlasting doom to the readers. There are the six volumes that we should all be writing, and only the last one is a think-tank. Please put everyone in cavemen.