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World Literature
    #630071 - 05/14/02 09:29 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I enjoy reading world literature very much.

I have a fairly extensive library of asian and asian-american literature.
If you guys want to transcend americana sometime, I suggest we read
Tsao Hsueh-Chin's "Dream of the Red Chamber".

This Chinese novel was penned in the 18th century and translated to English in the 20th.

It offers a neat glimpse into 18th century China.

Is anyone else a fan of world literature?


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Re: World Literature [Re: PGF]
    #630086 - 05/14/02 09:39 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Sure !
But I'm part of what you call "world litterature". I live in France

If you like "asian" litterature, you certainly know the chinese french-writing nobel price Gao Xingjian (Soul montain). I haven't read anything from him (except a dialog between him and a french writer) but I'm fascinated by this man. He has a real need to write and do it in the french langage which is not his native language. Awesome guy.

Anyway I enjoy meeting people who like litterature. Thanx PGF


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Re: World Literature [Re: PGF]
    #630100 - 05/14/02 09:51 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I like world literature okay.

I like the South Americans
and I like the Japanese. And
the Indians. I like those ones.
But the not so old ones. The
modern ones I like.


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Re: World Literature [Re: bivalve]
    #630107 - 05/14/02 09:55 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, Dream of the Red chamber may be a little dry for this audience.......

What about the Dylan Thomas and Pynchon suggestions?

I think Vineland would be good especially since Amazon has uesd for $1.25.......You've read Pynchon, right? What you say?


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Re: World Literature [Re: PGF]
    #630124 - 05/14/02 10:05 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm very selective of the things i read. That doesn't mean what i read is the best but different strokes i guess. I like Anne Rice Novels. I've read all the Vampire chrinocles, the mummy, lasher, the vampire Armand and a couple i can't remember. I also like tom clancy..Intensity was an awesome book.


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Re: World Literature [Re: Innvertigo]
    #630345 - 05/14/02 12:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I Started to read the Vampire Chronicles and the first two books were great, I read Queen of the Dammed and i just lost all interest. The series started out great the mysterious lives of vampires and etc etc. But then it just strayed so far from it began.
Does the series start to pick up again? or does it stay at the same type of level as Queen of the dammed?

peace
ps I know this isn't about world literature but what can ya do?


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Re: World Literature [Re: PGF]
    #630900 - 05/14/02 08:49 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

my suggestion for the mystical realism got splat with the deletion of a week here. but latin america has produced some of the most amazing pieces of literature, esp. from magical realism- its NOTHING like what we read in the usa (well, at least not in an american university as an english major).

gabriel garcia marquez is prolly the most famous (one hundred years of solitude)... federico garcia lorca. allende. perhaps paz. the imagining argentina guy (dont know his name...) any of them would be heavy, and one hundred years of solitude is a novel which has earned a place in the canon were all jabbing about lately.

another "world" lit choice of mine would be yasunari kawabata, any of his earlier "novels" would be enjoyed... the lake and other late ones werent the style he was famous for, and just werent as satisfying. another japanese who is very recent: banana yoshimoto, wonderful japanese insights and a sparser style than current european works (plus, always good translations ive read of hers to ingles).

just a few suggestions from "world" stuff.


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    #630972 - 05/14/02 10:26 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I was actually going to suggest "The Handmaid's Tale" myself...but hesitated. Not sure if anyone else would enjoy it. It really was quite good. I also read Atwood's poetry in Eating Fire.I have also enjoyed Marlo Morgan's Mutant Message Down Under and the follow up Mutant Message From Forever. Both very good reads.

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Re: World Literature [Re: oscill8]
    #631071 - 05/15/02 12:41 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I have to say I agree with you oscill8
The latin american writers you mention are really unique. And Gabriel Garcia Marquez has to be read by someone who likes litterature !


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