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Re: Literature

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:52 pm
by Jacob HF
I read Les Misérables.

It was a unique experience. I never thought I would learn so much about the history if Parise's sewers or the geometry of the battle of Waterloo.

It's an enjoyable plot.

I just started reading The Thre Musketeers.

--Jacob

Re: Literature

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:06 pm
by Miras
Kimmy wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:30 pm
I love French Literature but I've not read any from your list. I hope you enjoy them. :)
Thank you, Kimmy. Gargantua and Pantagruel prove to be a little iritating. But I hope I´ll manage to stay with them.

Re: Literature

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:02 pm
by Miras
Kimmy wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Miras wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Kimmy wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:30 pm
I love French Literature but I've not read any from your list. I hope you enjoy them. :)
Thank you, Kimmy. Gargantua and Pantagruel prove to be a little iritating. But I hope I´ll manage to stay with them.
Yes it certainly sounds an intense book but I hope you persist with it :)
My favourites for the French category include:

Bonjour Tristesse By Francoise Sagan
The Stranger By Albert Camus
Phantom Of The Opera By Gaston Leroux
There' also a book that has always stayed with me named 'Arc de Triomphe By Erich Remarque (He was actually a German author that changed his surname to a French alternative) but I'm including him in my list! It's such a powerful book.
Oh, yeah, my mother loves Remarque. But I have read only Three Comrades from him.

Fortunately, nothing commie about it.

Re: Literature

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:04 pm
by BillW
from The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky):

At Mokroe I was talking to an old man, and he told me, "There's nothing we like so much as sentencing girls to be thrashed, and we always give the lads the job of thrashing them. And the girl he has thrashed today, the young man will ask in marriage tomorrow. So it quite suits the girls, too."

Re: Literature

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:16 pm
by BillW
from Henry Fielding, Tom Jones:

(Cross wife addressing her husband): "Did I not tell you many a good year ago what would come of it ? But you would have your own headstrong ways,; yes, you would, you villain."

Black George was, in the main, a peaceable kind of fellow, and nothing choleric or rash; yet did he bear about him something of what the antients called the irascible, and which his wife, if she had been endowed with much wisdom, would have feared. He had long experienced, that when the storm grew very high, arguments were but wind, which served rather to increase, rather than abate it. He was therefore seldom unprovided with a small switch, a remedy of wonderful force, as he had often essayed, and which the word 'villain' served as a hint for his applying.

No sooner, therefore, had this symptom appeared, than he had immediate recourse to the said remedy, which, as it is usual in all very efficacious medicines, it at first seemed to heighten and inflame the disease, soon produced total calm, and restored the patient to perfect ease and tranquility.

Re: Literature

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:09 pm
by Miras
Well done, Bill. You have synchronized the thread with the on topic subjects.

Re: Literature

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:34 pm
by Miras
HeHeHe, I´ve got this for Christmas and it is very cute reading for all animal lovers -
https://www.amazon.com/Papa-Goose-Seven ... B07FXX989D