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Re: Literature

Post by Miras » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:12 pm

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Congratulations completing Herodotus! It’s a great work and another favorite of mine. “Soft lands make soft men.”
Thank you, it was worth it, although it was the longest read out of all project... Position that might now be occupied by Le Morte d'Arthur.
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Re: Literature

Post by NateG » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Starting to read The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Haven't gotten very far or very much into it, but hoping I will have time to read more this weekend and start to get engaged.

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Re: Literature

Post by KrystalA » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:31 pm

My goal was to start Iliad this past weekend. Never happened. Been working hard, long and fast hours that I needed to sleep. I'm still tired. Hoping to start reading it before bed.
Burning butt keeps me in line :)

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Re: Literature

Post by Ross » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:38 pm

Krystal, Let me know if you need help or some kind of guidance reading the Iliad. I’ve taught it to high schoolers.

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Re: Literature

Post by Kerry » Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 pm

Did I mention Kite Runner? Well worth reading.
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Re: Literature

Post by Miras » Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 am

Kerry wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Did I mention Kite Runner? Well worth reading.
Thousend splendid suns too. I had, however, serious problems with And the mountains echoed.
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Re: Literature

Post by WishingforDD » Sat May 23, 2020 2:12 am

Miras wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 am
Kerry wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Did I mention Kite Runner? Well worth reading.
Thousend splendid suns too. I had, however, serious problems with And the mountains echoed.
I’m glad it wasn’t just me. I loved the kite runner and a thousand splendid suns, so I was looking forward to and the mountains echoed. But yeah I struggled with that one

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Re: Literature

Post by Kerry » Sat May 23, 2020 11:01 pm

Good to know. I’ll read the Suns when I finish The bones of you. I got it a library book sale and it’s actually pretty good.
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Re: Literature

Post by Ross » Sun May 24, 2020 6:29 pm

Surprised I haven’t mentioned this already, but I would also recommend John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden”.

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The French Project

Post by Miras » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:03 pm

OK, I haven´t finished my English project yet. For a time, I deecided, I will postpone Le Morte d'Arthur and instead of that I´ll read Winston Churchill biography by Branda Ralph Lewis (one Briton leader like another). And I am still rereading Lord of the Rings, but it took me a lot of time till I reached the readable passages. Sorry, Tolkien.

Simultaneously, I am launching the French project that should cover these titles:

1. Song of Roland:
Once a mighty king went to fight Arabs and on the way he angered bunch of Basques. Because of that he lost a close fellow. That´s a bummer, but at least it helped to lay foundations of epic heroic Fantasy tales.

2. Gargantua and Pantagurel:Song represents France´s Middle Ages and this is probably the most important cultural piece of it´s Reneissance. Rableis prologue itself is an excellent comedy.

3. Les Misérables: Well, you can´t probably talk about French literature without this book, now, can you? I am trembling, because this will be me digesting Jean Valjean and the company without anyone singing for the first time.

4.The Cardinal's Blades (by Pierre Pevel): And now just something for the pure escapism. In this trilogy Cardinal de Richelieu is protecting the Europe from dragon sorcerors. Well, better than the actual history.

Also, in the preparation, I have watched seven French (or at least French-related) science-fiction movies:

1. A Trip to the Moon

2. 20. 000 Legues under the Sea

3. Alphaville

4. Fantastic Planet

5. The Fifth Element

6. Snowpiercer

7. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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