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    It's got to be The Sound and the Fury for me.

    It's got to be The Sound and the Fury for me.
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    I'm currently studying the same edition in my frist year at university. It's a great edition!

    I am almost finished with the novel and getting ready to write an essay on it. I must say that there...
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    Poll: I have read works by all the authors. I have...

    I have read works by all the authors. I have Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess under my belt. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment. Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and...
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    Poll: Being indecisive.

    You wonderful people pick my next read.

    I have read works by all the authors. I have Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess under my belt. Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and Crime and...
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    We should have a recommendation topic for...

    We should have a recommendation topic for translations.

    Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are certainly the best I've encountered for Dostoevsky.

    Anyone know good translations for Dante?
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    'An acute awareness of transience...'

    After watching The Hours (A film about Virginia Woolf) I decided to give To the Lighthouse a go. I have about seventy pages left and I can definitely state that I am gonna be sad when I finish....
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    As I Lay Dying The Sound and the Fury Far...

    As I Lay Dying
    The Sound and the Fury
    Far from the Madding Crowd
    The Grapes of Wrath
    To the Lighthouse
    Crime and Punishment
    Great Expectations
    Les Miserables
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    I'm with Kiki1982 here; Hardy is ace when it...

    I'm with Kiki1982 here; Hardy is ace when it comes to a damn good love story.

    I'd suggest Far from the Madding Crowd or Tess.

    Bronte's Jane Eyre is another great love story.
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    I'll second this. Definitely Beckett.

    I'll second this. Definitely Beckett.
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    Eliot's The Waste Land

    I have heard so much about this poem but I have still yet to pick it up. Anyone a fan? I would what your thoughts are on Eliot and his poem. Is it worth reading? What background knowledge is needed...
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    Hugo's Paris in both Notre Dame de Paris and Les...

    Hugo's Paris in both Notre Dame de Paris and Les miserables. I also agree with Bronte and Faulkner - amazing settings.
  12. oo I forgot Vintage, Everyman's Library and Faber...

    oo I forgot Vintage, Everyman's Library and Faber & Faber.
  13. This should be a poll. For me it's either...

    This should be a poll.

    For me it's either Penguin, or Oxford. Great editions. I also really like the Cambridge editions of Shakespeare.
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    For me the darker side of humanity suggests a...

    For me the darker side of humanity suggests a darkness in the psyche. Where the inner turmoils rage. For instance, a stranger is walking down the street - he looks pretty mundane and normal; he isn't...
  15. Thread: Ode to the Moon

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    Not directed solely to the moon, Dark Muse;...

    Not directed solely to the moon, Dark Muse; nevertheless, the scene is beautiful:

    ------The sky is overcast
    With a continuous cloud of texture close,
    Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon,...
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    As easy as it sounds a books-to-read-before-death...

    As easy as it sounds a books-to-read-before-death list is pretty hard to formulate, as I yet have to read alot. Of what I've read:

    Shakespeare's tragedies
    The poetry of John Keats
    The Brothers...
  17. Thread: The Lost Symbol

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    I read, last week, in the Sunday Times culture...

    I read, last week, in the Sunday Times culture magazine that Brown doesn't actually like novels. Despite being a writer he cannot stand fiction: 'One of the reasons I don't read fiction is because I...
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    Poll: Emily without a doubt. Wuthering Heights is such...

    Emily without a doubt. Wuthering Heights is such a powerful novel. The equivocal narration is what I like and the fact that it doesn't feel victorian at all, you really get a sense of the wild...
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    The Brothers Karamazov or Anna Karenina.

    The Brothers Karamazov or Anna Karenina.
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    I'll second this! and add Jewel to the list. ...

    I'll second this! and add Jewel to the list.

    Also, Humbert Humbert from Lolita.
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    What works of those authors would you recommend...

    What works of those authors would you recommend as frightening?

    The idea of the supernatural doesn't really frighten me. I think I'm looking for something a little more real to life.
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    Frightening fiction

    I had a great nightmare last night and it got me to thinking... I don't read many frightening books. Is there decent frightening fiction? I mean aside from the popular Stephen King. I've read...
  23. Male In this order: The Brothers Karamazov...

    Male

    In this order:

    The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky
    As I Lay Dying by Faulkner
    Les Miserables by Hugo
    The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner
    Lolita by Nabokov
    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
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    It's famous for its prose, its content and its...

    It's famous for its prose, its content and its experimentation. I think anyone who is serious, or passionate about literature must read Lolita.
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    It is prose perfection. I cannot do it any...

    It is prose perfection. I cannot do it any justice... just pick it up and you will see.
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