- Jun 21, 2011
Hi Gollum, so have you had a chance to start that "Beyond the Horizons" thread yet? I'd like to mention "Auto Da De" by Elias Canetti.
Yes, I have that book but I am yet to read it. As one of the subplots to my upcoming blog site and here as well I am planning on reading ALL of the Nobel Prize winners in literature from 1903 - current in the 'Novel' category (versus predominantly dramatists or poets).... I'm close to having all of these in my library, It should prove to be an interesting study I think notwithstanding the fact that any prize is going to have its questionable recipients and vocal detractors, which is fair enough.Hi Gollum, so have you had a chance to start that "Beyond the Horizons" thread yet? I'd like to mention "Auto Da De" by Elias Canetti.
Don't be so sure.....Whoops, I meant Auto Da Fe. Anyway, you knew what I meant, of course!
Next week i start a course called the modern novel. I will have to read The Ambassadors by Henry James and Swann's Way by Marcel Proust before next thursday.
It was a course you could choose among others, i choose what i would like to read, classic non-genre, modern classics of the same. Try to enjoy myself with some important authors.
Who is amazing like Gogol,Camus in last course and who is overrated
Gogol! Dead Souls as translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky has had me almost literally bent over double and weeping with mirth. I love the way his figurative language about the flies on the ceiling takes off in one of the early chapters.
Next week I start a course called the modern novel. I will have to read The Ambassadors by Henry James and Swann's Way by Marcel Proust before next thursday.
Yes indeed for the Golden Bowl. I have The Bostonians and Portrait Of A Lady by James to read. I've never read The Ambassadors.I think you will enjoy The Ambassadors. It's fantastic. I've read a bit of Henry James and that one, together with The Golden Bowl, are my favourites. Never read any Proust, but I really should!
Sorry I have it and intend to read it along with a revisit of Dr Faustus but that will not happen before next year.Anyone read The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann ? Thats the most high modernism book that frankly was too much for me atleast the 100 or so pages i read for class. Joyce was fast paced short novel in comparison
Any thoughts on that important Mann novel ?
Not got those or read them. I have Periodic table (sp?) by Levi and certainly not read the Kazantsakis. Is that related to the film at all?A few faves ...
Nikos Kazantsakis The Last Temptation of Christ
Primo Levi If This is a Man
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