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RIP Harper Lee

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sherbert Hoover, Feb 19, 2016.

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  1. Sherbert Hoover

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    ---- THREAD CLOSED 02/19/2016 ----
    Just found out in a terrible fucking way too:

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    Who the fu*k is Harper Lee
     
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    The uneducation is strong in you. Fuck me.
     
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  5. Sherbert Hoover

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    I expected nothing less.
     
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    Do you know who is Ivo Andrić?
     
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    People from the US...what do you expect, they only think there's history is a world history lol
    There are so many Important persons in the world that doesn't have to do nothing with the US or EU that have contributed lot more but they don't know a shit about them.

    (I was surprised to learn that not everyone in the US knows about Nikola Tesla or what he did )
     
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    Never heard of Ivo Andric. But that's not surprising. The Swedish Academy usually award the Nobel Prize to unknown authors and bypass the more popular once. Tolkien, Lindgren and many others have written books read by millions. No candidates like these will ever receive the prize.
     
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    LOL, they don't give awards for popular books OMG. 50 shades of gray is popular but I don't see being nominated for a nobel prize for literature
     
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    Nope.

    Do you even know who John Stuart Mill is?
     
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    Maybe or maybe not.

    Telling the truth, i didn't know it either, although the title of her most famous book sounds familiar after i read the Wikipedia article, but that's just because they made a movie too with the same title. I assume you can't mention a single writer from my country or from Adrian's either, which is cool and doesn't make you uneducated.

    Not knowing US literature (as a foreigner) =/= being uneducated.

    I'm not interested in US literature or literature as a whole, but even if i would be, US literature isn't taught in our schools, British is inb4 :). I would only be able to know it, if i would have affinity to learn about it by myself, which i clearly don't have. I don't read novels, so i guess, i'm that kind of illiterate who happened to has a diploma, not in US literature though, but in science.
     
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    Strong stereotyping. Let me know when you have a thread about one of your country's only three influential people ever and I'll make sure to pop in to say "who the fuck is Aleksandar Tišma?".

    The US has a very comprehensive world history courseload in most schools.
     
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    Because they have to be given something to make up for not doing as well when it comes to sales.
     
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    What country are you from? Genuinely curious, as your English is impeccable.
     
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    I'm learning English since elementary school and i also think that BHW plays a decent role in that my English is on the level where it is, but i wouldn't say, that it's impeccable. I still can't speak it for shit :)
    Rarely i go back to read a few threads of mine from 2009, just to remind myself, how bad my English was back then, which was pretty bad, especially given that i was learning it for about 15 years lol

    On a side note - without trying to mock US literature - but the Brits seem to have bigger names in literature, at least for me as an outsider and not knowing US literature doesn't seem like a deadly sin.
    I mean, if you don't know who Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Skakespeare, Dickens, Agatha Christie is, you might as well end your life, but even if my life would depend on it, i couldn't mention a single US writer besides a few of those who are active and write bestsellers/Hollywood makes movies out of their books.
     
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    In US schools maybe, but trust me on this, the US not as important in the rest of the world as might think, and now you are owned by the chinese, you have given away your lead role in science, space travel, and all other area's, (btw, you never had one on literature) the only thing you guys are still good at is bombing the shit out brown people, you're still world leader in that, be proud of that....
     
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    I am an Indian, and I have heard of Harper Lee and the "To kill a Mockingbird" atleast
     
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    lol I'ma stay out of this thread. Once again, if we switched out some of these US/UK bashing posts with a third world country, there would be infractions abound.
     
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    Ok... enough has been said and although I'm not going to remove the thread completely, I am closing it.

    IMO Harper Lee was a great author and "To Kill a Mockingbird" a great book (and a pretty good movie to boot)... But the conversation obviously went way off the rails and it's time to close this and move on.

    OS
    PS. I can certainly understand why non Americans would not have heard of her. Although I have heard of Nikola Tesla and many of the others mentioned (sorry, had to lookup Ivo Andrić), that does not mean that authors that are highly acclaimed in our culture will be as highly acclaimed in others.... end of story.
     
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