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Question: Greatest book ever written?
Preussentum und Sozialismus   -1 (25%)
Der Untergang des Abendlandes   -0 (0%)
Die Revolution ist nicht zu Ende   -0 (0%)
Der Mensch und die Technik   -0 (0%)
Other (I have no taste)   -3 (75%)
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« on: October 05, 2015, 06:03:41 pm »

What is your favourite book bro? Preussentum und Sozialismus is pure gold.


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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 09:19:30 pm »

Gotta go with other, hoss.  Probably partly because I have no taste, but also because the only other choices involve reading a book in German.  Even when I lived in Germany and spoke the language proficiently, I hated it.  I'm not saying that they're all written as badly as "Mein Kampf" but any book written in that language will not win my vote.

Serious answer:  the best book ever written was written in Spanish.  It's hard to read, because much of it was written in a style that was already archaic when it was written 400 years ago, but if you have the patience, try to read it:

I read the first volume in a university Spanish course about 30 years ago, and struggled with it, but I managed to get through it and write my report.  I reread it recently, with the help of a spanish-english dictionary and have managed to appreciate its wit and wisdom. 

James Joyce's Ulysses comes a close second.  The main problem I have with Joyce is that he writes in the same style as I do, and it puts some readers off.  Even me.
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