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    Alfred Kubin's The Other Side is pretty weird and...

    Alfred Kubin's The Other Side is pretty weird and fascinating.
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    I also enjoyed reading The Double, even if it's...

    I also enjoyed reading The Double, even if it's unusually short for a russian writer. ;)
    Maybe it was the plot that didn't please people then, because it was relatively new and not that overused...
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    Is there any time schedule for the discussion? ...

    Is there any time schedule for the discussion?

    I'm also a bit busy for the next days, but would like to join.
    I try to re-read the text in English at the weekend. Hopefully this makes me more...
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    I absolutely agree with this. It's good to keep...

    I absolutely agree with this.
    It's good to keep an open mind - read different books etc.
    In my opinion people who start to preach are usually rather narrow-minded.
    One book that "illuminates" one...
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    I think it could be interesting to be famous...

    I think it could be interesting to be famous under a pseudonym without people knowing your real name or your face.
    So you have the money but aren't limited by recognition...
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    As I think that perfection is neither possible...

    As I think that perfection is neither possible nor desirable I would content myself with spending an absolute wonderful day, that is a nice indian summer day spent with hiking in a beautiful...
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    And my suspicion is that people who (only) read...

    And my suspicion is that people who (only) read books for writing reviews skip this time of reflection. I know one example of such a blog writer who is more interested in (fore)judging the books (and...
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    There is a list on wikipedia you might want to...

    There is a list on wikipedia you might want to take a look at:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_philosophy_journals

    I often read articles of KRITERION: http://www.kriterion.at/
    (Some...
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    I don't think Balzac is boring. I really love his...

    I don't think Balzac is boring. I really love his entertaining style and I think he had some clever thoughts that are still important today (e.g. his criticism of press in Lost illusions).

    I...
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    But misunderstandings can also make you laugh...

    But misunderstandings can also make you laugh (afterwards) or lead to happy coincidences etc. So they are not always bad.
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    I like hiking, culture (historical stuff, art &...

    I like hiking, culture (historical stuff, art & literature) and spending time with some nice people.
    I hate the necessity of going to work.
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    Very cool! As I'm used to landscapes with more...

    Very cool!

    As I'm used to landscapes with more trees and meadows such a big rocky landscape frightens me a bit. Wouldn't want to get lost there. :)
  13. Thread: Book backlog

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    I'm the next one with a huge backlog. Sometimes...

    I'm the next one with a huge backlog.
    Sometimes I have doubts if I live that long to read all the books, but in general it's very nice to have a choice.
    When I'm not in a special mood for a...
  14. Thread: Books on posters

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    Hehe... very cool idea! But out of love for my...

    Hehe... very cool idea!
    But out of love for my eyes I wouldn't want to read such a "book".
  15. Thread: Are you in love?

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    No. It's just a rather fatalistic way of living,...

    No. It's just a rather fatalistic way of living, which makes life much more pleasant.
    When there is no need of being afraid of losing someone/something loved all the time, it's easier to spend more...
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    I always thought that this should be "Alexis...

    I always thought that this should be "Alexis Sorbas". ;)

    I recommend "The Other Side" by Alfred Kubin who is more known as an illustrator of rather surreal subjects, but wrote with The Other Side...
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    Personally, I think it would be rather sad if one...

    Personally, I think it would be rather sad if one word were sufficient to describe one entire person.
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    Thank you very much! You are right.

    Thank you very much! You are right.
  19. Especially poetry books seem to be very often...

    Especially poetry books seem to be very often available in the dual language form. I really appreciate this because translating poetry is more an interpretation than a real translation.

    I think...
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    Poll: If I'm not mistaken all his books were written in...

    If I'm not mistaken all his books were written in German first. We have some of his books at home, but apart from his autobiography "Mein Leben" (My Life?) I don't recall which one at the moment......
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    I mean that it's not really unexpected news that...

    I mean that it's not really unexpected news that we have only one life to live and that you can't try different ways of life before deciding for one, isn't it?

    (I used "trivial" not in the meaning...
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    The Unbearable Lightness Of Being is a wonderful...

    The Unbearable Lightness Of Being is a wonderful book.

    It confronts the reader with the fact that you have only one life to live. There are no rehearsals before the real play.
    Although this may...
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    Poll: Right you are! *thumbs up* And as my body...

    Right you are! *thumbs up*

    And as my body seems to be quite healthy and fit enough to provide me with the possibility of hiking I can't complain.

    (Thanks for the book suggestions, Ecurb. I will...
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    It may be helpful to start with "easier" works...

    It may be helpful to start with "easier" works first - e.g. "An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?" or "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals".
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    I don't like reading on the toilet either but you...

    I don't like reading on the toilet either but you have do admit, with reading there it's not necessary to interrupt reading or to leave your comfortable position because you must go to the toilet....
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