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  • #11
    Re: What are you reading...

    Originally posted by felizitation M. Kundera - La vie est ailleurs (life is elsewhere)
    That is a gorgeous book, frenchie. I wish I could read french so I could read it untranslated.
    Sweet is the lore which nature brings; our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things: we murder to dissect.

    -William Wordsworth

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    • #12
      Re: Re: What are you reading...

      Originally posted by loseyourname That is a gorgeous book, frenchie. I wish I could read french so I could read it untranslated.
      Kundera is not originated from France but from Tchek Republic. This book was originately written in Tchek. So you're freed of French, but tchek is said to be much more complicated.
      Good luck
      "C'était un des principes fondamentaux de la doctrine Gradgrind que toute chose devait être payée. Personne ne devait jamais, en aucun cas, rien donner à qui que ce fût sans compensation. La gratitude devait être abolie et les bienfaits qui en découlent n'avaient aucune raison d'être. Chaque pouce de l'existence des humains, depuis la naissance jusqu'à la mort, devait être un marché réglé comptant. Et s'il était impossible de gagner le ciel de cette façon, cela signifiait que le ciel n'était pas un lieu régi par l'économie politique et que l'on n'avait rien à y faire."
      - D.i.c.k.e.n.s., "Temps Difficiles", 1854.

      ... stupid words filter. xxxxens is an author!!!

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      • #13
        I've read all the books by Michael Connelly, I own 95% of them. Clive Cussler and Robert Crais are also a long time favorite. From the library I usually check out James Patterson, James Lee Burke and whatever catches my eye. Right now I am finishing up Jolie Blons Bounce by Burke.
        We all carry reminders of our past, some are more visible than others. Some are so visible that everyone reads what they believe we've become. It's sometimes hard to dissuade others from the story they have written for us.

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        • #14
          Re: Re: Re: What are you reading...

          Originally posted by felizitation Kundera is not originated from France but from Tchek Republic. This book was originately written in Tchek. So you're freed of French, but tchek is said to be much more complicated.
          Good luck
          He is czech, but I'm pretty sure he writes in french. He is fluent in at least seven languages. Check the notes.
          Sweet is the lore which nature brings; our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things: we murder to dissect.

          -William Wordsworth

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          • #15
            The Gay Science

            Nietzsche_

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            • #16
              Re: Re: Re: Re: What are you reading...

              Originally posted by loseyourname He is czech, but I'm pretty sure he writes in french. He is fluent in at least seven languages. Check the notes.
              The notes are saying to thou, that it was originately written in czech. I think he still lives in France, the book has been traduced then the translation was reviewed twice.
              "C'était un des principes fondamentaux de la doctrine Gradgrind que toute chose devait être payée. Personne ne devait jamais, en aucun cas, rien donner à qui que ce fût sans compensation. La gratitude devait être abolie et les bienfaits qui en découlent n'avaient aucune raison d'être. Chaque pouce de l'existence des humains, depuis la naissance jusqu'à la mort, devait être un marché réglé comptant. Et s'il était impossible de gagner le ciel de cette façon, cela signifiait que le ciel n'était pas un lieu régi par l'économie politique et que l'on n'avait rien à y faire."
              - D.i.c.k.e.n.s., "Temps Difficiles", 1854.

              ... stupid words filter. xxxxens is an author!!!

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              • #17
                Originally posted by spiral The Gay Science

                Nietzsche_
                Spiral, you're going to interest me
                "C'était un des principes fondamentaux de la doctrine Gradgrind que toute chose devait être payée. Personne ne devait jamais, en aucun cas, rien donner à qui que ce fût sans compensation. La gratitude devait être abolie et les bienfaits qui en découlent n'avaient aucune raison d'être. Chaque pouce de l'existence des humains, depuis la naissance jusqu'à la mort, devait être un marché réglé comptant. Et s'il était impossible de gagner le ciel de cette façon, cela signifiait que le ciel n'était pas un lieu régi par l'économie politique et que l'on n'avait rien à y faire."
                - D.i.c.k.e.n.s., "Temps Difficiles", 1854.

                ... stupid words filter. xxxxens is an author!!!

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                • #18
                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What are you reading...

                  Originally posted by felizitation The notes are saying to thou, that it was originately written in czech. I think he still lives in France, the book has been traduced then the translation was reviewed twice.
                  Oh well - I can't read Czech either.
                  Sweet is the lore which nature brings; our meddling intellect misshapes the beauteous forms of things: we murder to dissect.

                  -William Wordsworth

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                  • #19
                    Presently reading "The Russia Hand" by Strobe Talbott. Memoirs of the former deputy secretary of state of the US, where he talks about US-Russia relations. I love the "behind the scene" conversations.

                    After that, I will be reading Chomsky's "Towards a new cold war".

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by felizitation Spiral, you're going to interest me
                      I'm only assuming here, but her posts don't convey her understanding of Nietzsche's work. I'm sorry.
                      I'm pretty sure she's merely heard of the book.
                      - and you're gonna forget about me?
                      =Every Day...

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