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« on: February 27, 2011, 06:18:07 pm »

I have a tendency to read a lot of books at once, so unfortunately I don't finish them all Tongue.

Currently there's Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 11:57:10 pm »


It's about organization, it's a lot more interesting than I would have given it credit for.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 03:54:58 pm »

The Brothers Kamarazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Stranger- Albert Camus
Looking Backward- Edward Bellamy
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 07:21:04 pm »

In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi.


Whyyyyyyy!?!? D: I found The Brothers Karamazov extremely hopeful! But I give massive credit to Tolsoy, and you can't go wrong with either in my honest opinion.

I'm actually trying to decide between Madame Bovary, or The Antichrist or some other Neitzsche book, Or Crime and Punishment
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 08:00:57 pm »

Reading the great Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, but terribly worried about a bad translation Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 09:28:21 pm »

Reading the great Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, but terribly worried about a bad translation Tongue

all I've ever read of the Russian authors is Constance Garnett, who is probably heavily criticized, but I've managed to enjoy myself all the same... try not to worry about it.

I try not too, but I heard that Garnett 'softened' the language, and I worry about having the plot somehow become weaker. I try to stick with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, but library's usually only have the Garnett translation, cheap jerks.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 09:20:10 am »

The collected Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot, love The Hollow Men.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 08:31:48 pm »

As I Lay Dying, on a Faulkner binge. Next up, Absalom Absalom!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 08:28:48 pm »

Humpty Dumpty in Oakland by Philip K. Dick. NEver read any of his non scifi stuff before, so here's hoping.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 08:09:49 pm »

Robert Penn Warren All The King's Men. I like it's description of the time period. Plus the correlation between it and Huey Long is well done.
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