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    I spend so much time reading reddit that I think...

    I spend so much time reading reddit that I think I have lost more brain cells than if I did not read at all.
  2. What about my totally non-biased list? The...

    What about my totally non-biased list?

    The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
    Snow Country (Yasunari Kawabata)
    The Man Without Qualities (Robert Musil)
    The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
    Street...
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    I follow the lists and tastes of random Internet...

    I follow the lists and tastes of random Internet friends, in literature, music and film.
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    R.I.P. Life... and Nothing More and Through the...

    R.I.P. Life... and Nothing More and Through the Olive Trees are my personal favourites.
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    Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice...

    Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
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    Personally, I find Japanese literature very...

    Personally, I find Japanese literature very resonating and humbling. Here are my favourites:

    Akiko Yosano - River of Stars
    Shuntarō Tanikawa - Selected Poems
    Kenji Miyazawa - Strong in the Rain:...
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    Eduardo Galeano's 'Open Veins of Latin America'...

    Eduardo Galeano's 'Open Veins of Latin America' is also worth checking out.
  8. Literature: Bruno Schulz Walter Benjamin...

    Literature:

    Bruno Schulz
    Walter Benjamin
    Osip Mandelstam
    Federico Garcia Lorca
    Ngugi wa Thiong'o
    Ko Un
    Dương Thu Hương
    Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  9. I don't recall sentences which I really like, but...

    I don't recall sentences which I really like, but some books had more memorable lines than others. Among those are:

    The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
    The Passion According to G.H. - Clarice...
  10. Hey there, seeing as you have Akhmatova on your...

    Hey there, seeing as you have Akhmatova on your list have you tried the poetry of Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva?
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    Yasunari Kawabata Thomas Mann Virginia Woolf

    Yasunari Kawabata
    Thomas Mann
    Virginia Woolf
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    "A Country Doctor" by Franz Kafka "Prize Stock"...

    "A Country Doctor" by Franz Kafka
    "Prize Stock" by Kenzaburō Ōe
    "The Third Bank of the River" by Joăo Guimarăes Rosa
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    River of Stars - Akiko Yosano Sound of the...

    River of Stars - Akiko Yosano
    Sound of the Mountain - Yasunari Kawabata
    The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
    The Sickness Unto Death - Soren Kierkegaard
    Phenomenology of Perception - Maurice...
  14. Yasunari Kawabata (Sound of the Mountain, Beauty...

    Yasunari Kawabata (Sound of the Mountain, Beauty and Sadness, Thousand Cranes, Snow Country)
    Natsume Soseki (Kokoro)
    Clarice Lispector (The Passion According to G.H., Stream of Life)
    Virginia...
  15. I don't see any particular reason to dislike...

    I don't see any particular reason to dislike people who enjoy reading Plath, Bukowski, Salinger, etc. instead of the traditional classics. What I do find disconcerting and have issue with is the...
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    I have not heard of Frédéric Mistral, but I will check him out when I have the time. There's still a lot of poets I have yet to explore, especially the Eastern/African poetry, which I intend to do so...
  17. Thanks! Here are my favourite poets if you are...

    Thanks! Here are my favourite poets if you are interested:


    Osip Mandelstam
    Paul Celan
    Friedrich Hölderlin
    Charles Baudelaire
    Gabriela Mistral
    Mario Benedetti
    Alejandra Pizarnik
  18. Certainly one of the ten best poems I have ever...

    Certainly one of the ten best poems I have ever read, I present a Montale which makes the heart shiver with such disarming beauty:


    The Lemons by Eugenio Montale


    Listen to me, the poets...
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    Renowned German writer, social critic and Nobel Prize winner has passed away.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/world/europe/gunter-grass-german-novelist-dies-at-87.html?_r=0
  20. Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann Wizard of...

    Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann
    Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
    The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis
    A Book of Memories by Péter Nádas
    Life and Fate by...
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    Oh my bad, yes the voting was on this thread: http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?71400-LitNet-Top-100-Books-Revisited

    Anyway if we should do another list, I feel that a top 25...
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    We had to submit a top 25. You just list down whatever comes to your mind.
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    To listen to your grandmother narrate a story...

    To listen to your grandmother narrate a story passed on from generation to generation, you stare at her eyes listen to her words, her figure traced by the reflected light by the warm fireplace just...
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    Chris Marker's Sans Soleil (obviously) I also...

    Chris Marker's Sans Soleil (obviously)

    I also like films made by these directors:

    Yasujiro Ozu
    Mikio Naruse
    Heinosuke Gosho
    Kenji Mizoguchi
    Satyajit Ray
    Ritwik Ghatak
  25. It's never too late to learn anything. You should...

    It's never too late to learn anything. You should be thankful that you are given the opportunity to learn a new language, there are not many who dare venture or have the opportunity to pick up...
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