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  1. Looking for the title of a book (big family, riddle, piece of paper)

    Hi everyone

    One of my students asked me if I know the title of a certain book she read back when she was a kid. It doesn't ring a bell at all, but I was hoping you guys could help me out. Here's...
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    I'm not claiming it is among my fastest reads,...

    I'm not claiming it is among my fastest reads, but I did like the book and it did somehow read fluently. Especially during the passages that Leibniz's philosophy was being mocked...
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    I can strongly recommend Hemingway's short...

    I can strongly recommend Hemingway's short stories. They're not that long and tremendously well written. The ones I like best are "Cat in the Rain", "Indian Camp", "Up in Michigan" and "Hills Like...
  4. Thank you very much for your response. As for...

    Thank you very much for your response. As for Amory Blaine, if I'm not mistaken the novel is about his early academic career at Princeton, so he should be around seventeen or eighteen. In a way, it...
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    Salinger's Franny and Zooey. I've already read...

    Salinger's Franny and Zooey. I've already read Franny, I liked it very much!
  6. I really hope someone can help me out!

    I really hope someone can help me out!
  7. Novels/short stories written in the 20s or 30s about adolescence

    As the title suggests, I'm looking for sixteen or seventeen-year-old characters who find themselves on the path to maturity. Two criteria: the novel must be written in the beginning of last century,...
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    I've read Oryx and Crake, as well as The Year of...

    I've read Oryx and Crake, as well as The Year of The Flood. The last one was (in a way) a sequel to OAC. Definitely liked OAC a lot more though!
  9. I actually want to focus on twentieth-century...

    I actually want to focus on twentieth-century American literature. I also came across The Perks of being a Wallflower, which I haven't read yet. Would this also be a suitable case?
  10. Characters facing maturity (Salinger, ...)

    I'm looking for novels or short stories in American literature that contain characters (teenagers, adolescents) who are on the verge of maturity and seem to have problems during this period. I was...
  11. Why did Mark Twain hate the French? ("The Jumping Frog")

    Well, I think the title says it all. I'm currently doing a presentation on Twain's re-translation of the French version of "The Jumping Frog", written by Thérèse Bentzon. Bentzon wanted to prove to...
  12. One that is less known but which I've certainly...

    One that is less known but which I've certainly enjoyed is D'Aguiar's The Longest Memory
  13. Thread: Dystopia

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    Don't forget Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood....

    Don't forget Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. An extremely interesting read, if you ask me
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    In a way, Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust has...

    In a way, Evelyn Waugh's A Handful of Dust has several hilarious passages. And it is an awesome read, that's for sure
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    I'd advise you to just start with the wonderful...

    I'd advise you to just start with the wonderful story of the men waiting for Godot :) hope you'll get the hang of it
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    I don't know if there's a good translation out...

    I don't know if there's a good translation out there, but Théophile Gautier's Spirite (originally written in French) is certainly a suitable book in your case. It's about an aristocrat who gets in...
  17. The languages I prefer the most are French and...

    The languages I prefer the most are French and English, though I'm not a native speaker in neither of them. I'd even say I would choose these languages above Dutch, my native language, which also...
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    Holy smokes. That's beautiful...

    Holy smokes. That's beautiful...
  19. In that case, Byron's Darkness would be nice as...

    In that case, Byron's Darkness would be nice as well. Such a dark poem, yet so fantastic
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    Perhaps you could read Kerouac's On The Road and...

    Perhaps you could read Kerouac's On The Road and thus doing several states at a time? Talk about beating the system :p
  21. I think that reading Beckett wouldn't be very...

    I think that reading Beckett wouldn't be very inspiring/hopeful as for a possible afterlife, if that would be what you're looking for during your last week on Earth :p
  22. In my opinion, Kundera comes close as well. I'm...

    In my opinion, Kundera comes close as well. I'm not sure whether this is also the case for his English translations, but I do know for sure that his French (auto)translations contain some wonderful...
  23. I'd like to be C. Auguste Dupin for one day, the...

    I'd like to be C. Auguste Dupin for one day, the main character in some of EA Poe's detective short stories. The man impresses me a lot with the way he reasons.
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    I have a feeling that won't be a problem. I'm...

    I have a feeling that won't be a problem. I'm starting it right away, thanks a bunch for the help
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    I agree. To The Lighthouse was quit e a struggle...

    I agree. To The Lighthouse was quit e a struggle to me and I had the same with Hemingway, but then in his The Sun Also Rises. I think I know what you mean: it's not that it's difficult to read, it's...
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