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    Just to follow up Charles, www.perseus.tufts.edu...

    Just to follow up Charles, www.perseus.tufts.edu has a collection of ancient texts in the original and translation(s) which might be useful.

    I'm glad that you, Nossa, mentioned Russell's little...
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    "A healthy man does not dance." - Cicero ;)

    "A healthy man does not dance." - Cicero ;)
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    Love it, don't have nearly enough time for it!...

    Love it, don't have nearly enough time for it! Favortite is probably the first novel I read by him, The Reaper Man. Followed closely by Thief of Time, Mort and Equal Rites.
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    I loved Pride and Prejudice as sappy as that...

    I loved Pride and Prejudice as sappy as that sounds. Then there's also the ending of His Dark Materials, I just found it infinitely sad how they agreed to 'meet' every midsummer's day on that one...
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    I have to say I enjoyed The Glass Menagerie a lot...

    I have to say I enjoyed The Glass Menagerie a lot as well. But I would perhaps suggest choosing a completely different playwright that wrote on those same themes, I think that'd give you more...
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    Eh, yeah, I only now realized that you said...

    Eh, yeah, I only now realized that you said "someone not that well known" ... Sorry about that. Well at least I can't think of any female authors that wrote in Latin, but I'm sure there's someone...
  7. Well, I wouldn't say there's one 'correct' or...

    Well, I wouldn't say there's one 'correct' or 'proper' way of reading anything, really. Of course giving the book you're reading your full attention (as opposed to thinking about random stuff while...
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    I second Surfer, we are discussing German...

    I second Surfer, we are discussing German literature, that is literature written in German. Although Kafka wasn't from a German speaking country he still wrote in German (and is geographically quite...
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    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is (a novel)...

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is (a novel) about the author getting in touch with his old college professor. I've heard it's quite touching.
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    Boring books ... The Russian classics spring to...

    Boring books ... The Russian classics spring to mind, I think I've only ever been able to finish one Russian book. But then again, I haven't started more than three anyway.

    Other classics I hated...
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    I've read some Hesse, some Kafka (with great...

    I've read some Hesse, some Kafka (with great difficulty, I might add) and very little Goethe (since I lent my only book by him, Faust, to a friend). I also have a novel by Grass somewhere in my...
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