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Mynheer Peeperkorn
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« on: September 30, 2011, 03:29:08 pm »
« edited: September 30, 2011, 03:32:51 pm by Mynheer Peeperkorn »

Just finished reading or re reading all Nietzsche main books. Heidegger comes next.

In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi. In poetry reading for the fifth time the Duino Elegies.

Right now, just super heroes comic books. DC's New 52 are fantastic. Also, this this gem of french comic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dy6uVmRpyM




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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 03:31:33 pm »

Catch 22

Good one. Read it as a teenager and loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 07:54:08 pm »
« Edited: September 30, 2011, 07:56:29 pm by Mynheer Peeperkorn »

Over the past three weeks, I read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Victor Hanson's Why the West Has Won, and Kenneth Pomeranz's The Great Divergence for an international history seminar I'm taking. All pretty interesting, though Hanson is obviously a neocon idiot (but still the best writer of the three).

Neoconservativism is the cancer of International Politics Theory.

Mixing Kant with Quantitativism, what the fuÁk ?
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 07:59:22 pm »

I'm getting sick of everyone hatin' on neocons!!

I don't hate neocons, I just think (and I've always thought) that their main idea (in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY ergo democracy equals peace) it's stupid. They act like hawks, think like doves, and miserably fail.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 11:19:01 pm »

In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi.


Whyyyyyyy!?!? D: I found The Brothers Karamazov extremely hopeful! But I give massive credit to Tolsoy, and you can't go wrong with either in my honest opinion.

I'm actually trying to decide between Madame Bovary, or The Antichrist or some other Neitzsche book, Or Crime and Punishment

If you are new to Nietzsche ideas begin with Twilight of the Idols.

Madame Bovary is fine.
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 03:07:55 am »



Madame Bovary on the other hand...talk about depressing. It makes even Dostoyevski's Demons seem lighthearted...

I hated the book when I read it for High School. So many descriptions! But 10 years after failed and successful relationships, now I can understand the character as a romantic Quixote and that very idea is great.

My problem with Dostoyesvski is that I started with Crime & Punishment....and wow, it was like several punches in my soul. My brother recommended me that I tried with Karamazov Brothers or The Idiot, but   couldn't find a good edition...
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 03:10:22 am »

If you want grim you should read Zola.

I bought Nana several years ago but never tried it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 12:29:27 pm »

What about White Nights ? My brother has a copy here at home.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 02:00:04 pm »

What about White Nights ? My brother has a copy here at home.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2011, 05:35:24 am »

Is it legal to read Mein Kampf in Germany?
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 12:36:58 pm »

Anna Karenina in the P/V translation.

My deepest condolences


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V. S. Naipaul - Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 04:38:56 pm »

I just read The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene as well as Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck.

Now I'm going to do Heart of Darkness.

The amazing thing about Heart of Darkness is that Conrad's English really isn't all that good and the book can get a bit tough despite being barely 60 pages long, but it's still one of the most compelling stories you'll ever read.

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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 04:56:26 am »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 04:58:45 am »

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 11:26:33 pm »

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Didn't know you were an emo girl.

Neverwhere is actually a good book, Mr North American Literature.

lol, read more Morrison or Moore and less Gaiman.
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 07:03:50 pm »

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