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Author: dagoss
Posted: July 27, 2008 (12:02 PM)
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It succeeds in both areas with its imaginative locales and characters, both from Mark Twain’s brilliant mind and from the minds of others half a word beyond the mighty Mississippi.

Since when is Mark Twain "brilliant"?

I've actually never heard of this game before, so thanks for posting this. Now if only Square would get cracking on Square no Paradise Lost.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: July 27, 2008 (03:04 PM)
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Funny. Does it involve conning people into whitewashing a fence for you?


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: July 27, 2008 (03:37 PM)
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Mark Twain is brilliant since he wrote classic American literature. At least I liked The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn when I had to read them ages ago.

No, there isn't any fence whitewashing.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: July 27, 2008 (03:54 PM)
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Mark Twain is brilliant since he wrote classic American literature

Isn't "American literature" really an oxymoron?


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Author: disco1960
Posted: July 27, 2008 (09:03 PM)
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Exactly! Since Native American culture is based strictly on oral tradition.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: July 27, 2008 (11:03 PM)
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I'm pretty much a barbarian when it comes to literature but I do know I like Mark Twain. Even if Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn weren't his creations, there is always that awesome article on learning German.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: July 28, 2008 (07:58 AM)
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I know you're very knowledgeable, Dagoss, on English lit and that you probably could easily concoct an argument that could be very persuasive in showing how barbarous American literature is compared to European English literature, but that's okay. I'm an accounting and finance guy. It's a miracle I even know how to form sentences.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 28, 2008 (11:21 AM)
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Any arguments about American literature being non-existent aren't backed by any sort of education, Felix. They just come down to personal preference.

I went through three terms of American Literature in college and I can assure you that there definitely is plenty of stuff that holds up to scrutiny in the same way that British literature, Russian literature and French literature do.

It's popular to hate on American culture--books, movies, games and art--because the style is more brash (and some would say less refined), but those differences don't remove their validity. The problems people have with American literature aren't really any different than the problems people have with Americans as a whole.

Washington Irving, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, John Steinbeck and many others make a compelling case for American literature's validity and that's just a list of the fellows known mostly for their fiction. We've turned out our share of poets and philosophers, as well.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: July 28, 2008 (11:42 AM)
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The problems people have with American literature aren't really any different than the problems people have with Americans as a whole.

Not so. My opinion is deeply rooted in my smug elitism, and is independent of my views on American culture.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 30, 2010 (08:18 PM)
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All sides of american literature aside, I love your little jab at RE5 here. Supposing that's what it was, of course.


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Author: darketernal
Posted: June 01, 2010 (08:39 AM)
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Considering this review was written almost a year before RE5 got released, I doubt it.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 01, 2010 (02:55 PM)
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I don't know... the controversy about RE5 and racial depictions was on for two or three years before its release.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: June 01, 2010 (04:09 PM)
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DE's right.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 01, 2010 (04:33 PM)
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Ah, well... the UNINTENDED jab at RE5, then.


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