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Postby Zyn » Thu May 27, 2010 2:10 pm

...I'll just say yes.
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Postby wrong43 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:43 pm

I use to read a lot. Then stopped. I use to have a bunch of books, but gave them all away to random people because I ran out of space. My favorite books are fantasy types. And I love sci-fi.
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Postby evilredqueen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:02 pm

wrong43 wrote: And I love sci-fi.


That is my true love also. Hopefully come winter I will get a chance to read some serious books again. A couple magazines has been the extent of my reading this summer.
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Postby ƒrosty » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:49 pm

I'm trying to read some Nietzche, but the 1800s language is making it a slow process. Immediately previous I read The Selfish Gene, which I heartily recommend to you all for a nontechnical romp through the veritable essence of life as we know it.

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Postby Azgarth » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:47 pm

1800's german i take it?
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Postby ƒrosty » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:34 pm

It has been translated; I didn't have to learn German.

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Postby Chichevache » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:24 pm

This makes it sound like that is the problem.

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Postby Azgarth » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:59 pm

frost, then why pick an old translation over a newer one?
if picking up a translated piece of work, it's usually best to pick the most current/up-to-date/correct (whichever you can find, reverse order of importance) one, usually that's not a translation from the 1800's.
it's fun though, i done that for a few chapters of inferno (courtesy of gutenberg, great site), enjoyable to do, if rather tiresome.
these days i have two different current translations of divina commedia (one preserving rhyme and all, the other preserving all meaning with a set notes almost the same size as the original book), and both are more enlightening by far than the old translation.

if you read something in the original language though, yeah, oldest is usually best.
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Postby Zyn » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:39 am

I just finished Purgatorio, actually. I have the rhyming version. Getting Paradisia come Monday.
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Postby ƒrosty » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:27 am

I got the one I got because it was the one the bookstore had. I wasn't on the prowl for Nietzsche.


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