Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by mayborne, Feb 13, 2012.
Light In August by Faulkner, highly recommended.
good stuff! i'll look into those!
I agree with everything Javyn has said in this thread.
Also I am going to take this opportunity to state that DH Lawrence sucks.
The two greatest novels ever written:
The humor especially in Don Quixote has aged very well.
Gawd, save for a few suggestions by Mountainman, you guys are picking the kind of novels neophyte readers will pick and attempt to read only to reaffirm their dislike of literature.
Faulkner. lol. Henry James. lol.
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Both of my picks are very accessible.
IMO Light in August is very accessible. I'd start everyone on that one to get them into Faulkner rather than As I Lay Dying.
Munch, which Don Quixote translation do you like? I read Burton Raffel's, "Don Quijote" and thought it was great, but I hear Edith Grossman's is even better.
The Grossman one is what I read, as everyone said that one was the best. Haven't read any others so I can't compare.
Faulkner? Henry James? Really?
American literature is pretty awful in general except for maybe Melville, Nabokov (if you consider him American) and a few others.
Just get a Dickens novel and you should be okay for a while.
What was the last book or books that you enjoyed?
What are your favorite books?
What sort of stuff interests you? Do you like family dramas? Love stories? War stories? Mysteries? Horror?
I don't think this is a fair statement, or one that is really correct in any sense.
Candide by Voltaire
Gargantua and Pantagruel. I don't know why this isn't widely read anymore - it's a blast, very bizarre, surreal and wry.
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