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    Throw this in: "Genius is the only...

    Throw this in:

    "Genius is the only justification for stunning difficulty, because only genius can reward enormous demands made upon the reader."

    Harold Bloom discussing Paul Celan in "Genius".
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    The Gospel According To Jesus Christ by Jose...

    The Gospel According To Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago.

    written of favorably by Harold Bloom in his book Genius.
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    same one I always recommend: ...

    same one I always recommend:

    http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Mosaic-Hundred-Exemplary-Creative/dp/0446691291/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342728688&sr=8-1&keywords=genius+harold+bloom
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    u reminded me of a lot of the novel which I read...

    u reminded me of a lot of the novel which I read many years ago. I keep very few books. This is one of them. In the context of the post am taking the Q to be if Quixote is mad others are also,...
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    try this. it covers all ur timeframes ...

    try this. it covers all ur timeframes

    http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Mosaic-Hundred-Exemplary-Creative/dp/0446691291/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336621313&sr=1-2
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    I've been fortunate enough to read the below....

    I've been fortunate enough to read the below. there are many others, of course.

    Master and Margarita
    The Trial
    On The Edge of Reason by Miroslav Kreleza is a gem almost equivalent to The Trial...
  7. fyi Harold Bloom has an interesting review of...

    fyi Harold Bloom has an interesting review of Huckleberry Finn in his book "Genius". Only 3 pages. Twain is listed as one of the 100 geniuses discussed.
  8. this thread will probably get moved. it's too...

    this thread will probably get moved. it's too bad imo. for unknown reasons moderators avoid permitting specific books be discussed in the general section. every time a good discussion gets started,...
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    nice reviews! brings back good memories of my own...

    nice reviews! brings back good memories of my own reading of Pere Goriot some years back. also Penguin edition. I read it close in time to Flaubert's Sentimental Education and had some comparison for...
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    for the OP, read The Immortal by Borges. He...

    for the OP, read The Immortal by Borges. He makes exactly the same point.
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    my answer would be "none" unless one confuses...

    my answer would be "none" unless one confuses wishing someone dead with doing the deed. one problem I have with D is that one need read his stuff over and over to get the intricate psycho weaves of...
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    personally i'd avoid bothering my pretty head any...

    personally i'd avoid bothering my pretty head any further and find the straightest flight path to the nearest trash can. hopefully that is other than required reading.
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    possibly we r limited in understanding by our...

    possibly we r limited in understanding by our inability to intelligently read instead of skim and get into book reading contests as one sees on this site so often, a lot of books. Simple as that. ...
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    that is a nice summary PS!

    that is a nice summary PS!
  15. u sound like the sort that would enjoy Tom...

    u sound like the sort that would enjoy Tom Wolfe's "Man In Full".

    http://www.amazon.com/A-Man-Full-Tom-Wolfe/dp/0553381334/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332120844&sr=1-1

    if u want to go high...
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    On The Edge Of Reason

    Anybody read it? As the review says, Mirslav Kreleza is one of the better writers of the last century. I am surprised to never see this mentioned, and also how rarely Saramago gets mentioned since...
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    For me it's a tie: Of Mice And Men and White...

    For me it's a tie: Of Mice And Men and White Noise, although I only made it through 50 pages of the latter. I never tire of knocking them either.
  18. just finished Brothers K for the second time. a...

    just finished Brothers K for the second time. a quandry as to how to evaulate. D obviously writes brilliantly with great intellect to which I generally react favorably likely for reason i have so...
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    all this thread needs to end this stupid...

    all this thread needs to end this stupid discussion is understanding that as far as Hitler, the Holocaust, what happened in Russia, Babi Yar etc. the adjectives to describe fail to exist. and, ...
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    That ancient truth, we will recite it. Give way...

    That ancient truth, we will recite it. Give way to force, for might is right.
    And who would boldly offer strife, than risk your house, estate and life.

    --Chorus Faust Part 2 Act V Goethe as...
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    Walter W. Arndt, and then, ooops, the end of...

    Walter W. Arndt, and then, ooops, the end of this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_W._Arndt

    and he just died. See his translation of Faust Part II Act V as proof.
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    does this one rank right up there? ...Prithee...

    does this one rank right up there?

    ...Prithee Horatio, tell me one thing.

    Horatio: What's that my Lord?

    Hamlet: Dost though think Alexander looked o' this fashion i' the earth?

    Horatio:...
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    where's love for moliere?

    where's love for moliere?
  24. Thread: Romanticism

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    anybody read William Meister's Apprenticeship? ...

    anybody read William Meister's Apprenticeship? Best Romantic novel imho, by leaps and bounds.
  25. i'd say u about nailed it.

    i'd say u about nailed it.
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