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Dec 17, 2008, 12:01am Top

My personal faves, the ones I use, or maybe I should say, interpret regularly in my routine, are Anna Karenina, The House Of Sand And Fog, and The English Patient.

Dec 17, 2008, 5:48pm Top

May I also add A Dance To The Music Of Time, so aptly titled by Anthony Powell. It's no coincidence that he titled his magnum opus, A Dance To The Music Of Time, because a close read reveals such a rhythm, such a musical beat in the prose. Reciting it during my dances never fails in resonating so strongly with my audience.

Edited: Dec 18, 2008, 6:48pm Top

Me? I like anything by F.T. Marinetti. Though I am concerned about how to reconcile his opposition to so-called "armchairism" with what the paying customers demand: a lap dance.

Dec 18, 2008, 6:32pm Top

Perhaps you'll consider me terribly dull, but I prefer interpretations of socioanthropological texts to literature, when it comes to exotic dancing. You know, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal, The Anthropology of Cannibalism, Dance, Sex, and Gender: Signs of Identity, Dominance, Defiance, and Desire. That sort of thing. If it's not already passé, you know.

Edited: Dec 18, 2008, 7:22pm Top

#3, My feeling is that discussing that topic here might not be the proper venue since it could be misconstrued as crass or inappropriate, distasteful? No offense. Perhaps I’m wrong, though? Is what most term the “lap dance” (I call it something else entirely) appropriate subject matter here? Opinions anyone? I’m happy to share my philosophy and experiences but don’t wish to offend anyone.

#4, You've opened my eyes to a whole new world of interdisciplinary interpretation. Thank you! I look forward to researching your interesting recommendations and, who knows?, I might just possibly integrate some of these texts into my future dance routines.

Jan 2, 2009, 6:58pm Top

Are you for real?

Jan 3, 2009, 11:47am Top

I am.

Jan 3, 2009, 2:23pm Top

Well I live by seeing is believing. My girlfriends and me would love to see your dance, IF you're real. We're bad and we like bizarre stuff, he he he. So where can we see you?

Jan 5, 2009, 5:22pm Top

Up until a few months ago you could have seen me perform at the CasaBlanca Casino way out in Mesquite (I commuted from Vegas) and before that I had an opening gig at a dive in Henderson. What with the downturn in the economy, coupled with the fact that people in general these days care less and less about books and classic literature, my public performances have come to a standstill. However, I do perform privately quite regularly. Send me a private post with your contact info and I'd be happy to set something up for you and your girlfriends next time you're in Vegas.

Jan 7, 2009, 9:05pm Top

I think the music passages from Clous Atlas (my most beloved novel) would be rather danceable. My man is both poetic and a great dancer...lucky me. I'm tone deaf and uncoordinated, so all I can do is watch

Edited: Jan 10, 2009, 4:16pm Top

Lawrence Harvey performing Hamlet's Soliloquy while doing a striptease. Also, Peter Sellers. And, Ringo. From The Magic Christian. Totally safe for work. Or church, for that matter.


Jan 10, 2009, 5:28pm Top

OMFG! My girlfriends and me are cracking UP! Is that the kind of dance we have to look forward to next time we're in Vegas Gluteus? We are SO there!

Jan 12, 2009, 8:29pm Top

Michelle (if I may call you Michelle without being too forward), what you witnessed in The Magic Christian while, granted, exceptionally good, marvelous really, though marvelous in an understated -- albeit risque & quite titilating -- way, cannot compare (doesn't come close, I'm afraid, and I'm being quite humble) to what's in store for you, My Dear, when you sit in the chair and I get my literary lap dance on.

Jan 13, 2009, 4:22pm Top

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Jan 13, 2009, 6:23pm Top

You can call me anything you want gluteus. I can't wait to sit in your chair. Can I bring my John Irving books? I've underlined my favorite passages.

Jan 14, 2009, 6:28pm Top

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Jan 14, 2009, 6:45pm Top

Someone stole your transmission gluteus? That's terrible!

Edited: Jan 14, 2009, 7:16pm Top

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Aug 12, 2009, 9:25am Top

Camus, Camus, Camus.

I do a PARTICULARLY appreciated dance to The Plague, although the opening of The Outsider is the most requested encore piece.

Jun 14, 2010, 8:31pm Top

is it on YouTube, polutropos? (and pardon our tardy response) wasn't aware this group was on anyone's radar yet.

Dec 6, 2010, 4:40pm Top

Whenever I've read Sartre's Being and Nothingness or Heidegger's Being and Time, I've never been able not to jump out of my seat for joy and get dancing!

Dec 6, 2010, 6:27pm Top

I can picture the choreography. A seven veils kind of deal. Wonderful selections! Also, thanks to you for resurrecting, however temporarily, my second favorite LT thread ever...

Edited: Dec 7, 2010, 1:35am Top

Second favorite? WTF?!

And your numero uno is? ...

Edited: Dec 7, 2010, 10:40am Top

Jan 11, 2011, 5:56pm Top

Dear Glute,

am hoping it's not too late to request your having a go at this dance style here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuchvnXcUF4 . Just you be careful with that broom handle, what with being unclothed and all that. The passage from Ulysses that would particularly suit, I will tell you if you ask.

Edited: Jan 18, 2011, 4:59pm Top

Just finished Ferdydurke. While I rated it only three stars* it gets five stars for danceability. From the schoolboy face-pulling contest through the ritual corruption dances in the apartment of the Youngbloods and the farmboy fraternization versus lordly airs, there is enough mug-pounding pupa-shaking madness to fill a ballet. I am serious. Someone needs to choreograph and score that ballet.

* It was good. Its highest points (several) were very high, but it was also significantly flawed. Review to come.

Edited: Mar 18, 2011, 1:08pm Top

Read The Damned - (Là-bas). Thinking of incorporating bells and a crucifix into the routine.

Edited: Jun 3, 2011, 11:43pm Top

What happened to the TFC? I intended to add another book - The God of Glass: A Morality is perfect for the TFC bookshelf. Men having babies. A messiah.

Jun 28, 2011, 7:48pm Top

Somebody edited it to "The Group Formerly Known as" (leaving out the important stuff) and so I think I just said eff it, and turned the group private, if I recall.


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