I would like to read a prose translation of the iliad and the odyssey along with the fagles translations I have.
I found an old prose translation in my parents basement by E.V. Rieu, and after reading the first few pages I found it to be quite good as a supplement to the fagles edition.
It's fine. I teach the book, and I own the Viking edition, but I usually tell my students to pick up a $5 Penguin paperback on the internet.
Does anyone else even still have it in print?
I wouldn't go seeking out some obscure edition for minor differences. Just get the book in the cheapest form you can. It's not like you have to be concerned with footnotes or translations. It is an English book that was initially released with no extra material. What are you possibly losing by getting a newer edition?
Couple of questions for theatre buffs: A while ago I heard about a German play called "Job" which features a parrot which both talks and explodes onstage. But the title makes it impossible to find in a search through bookstores, google, or anything. I'd like to know the author, or if someone just has a link to more info about the play that'd be good.
Also, a long while back a friend with whom I've lost touch recommended a play in which the characters keep a Bengal tiger in the bathtub. That's the only detail the guy mentioned, and again I've had no luck searching.
Could someone recommend books/essays ABOUT art criticism (rather than consisting OF criticism)? Could be literature, film, music, or all of the above. I just want to read something about how critics' approaches to art changed over time - what conceptions of 'good' art did critics from 300 years ago have, and how do they compared to current criticism? That kinda thing.
Mostly myself, I look up authors that influenced or were influenced by authors I have read and liked.
Goodreads sometimes has decent suggestions.
If I'm at a real loss I will buy a random nyrb book. Have never been disappointed by them.
i'm reading a collection of Hemingway's short stories and i'm a little puzzled by "An African Story". great story but wikipedia states that it is "From The Garden of Eden (Novel) (1986)". I haven't read that novel but it's synopsis shows me that the two likely share a main character. but what's the relationship here? does An African Story appear in full as a chapter in The Garden of Eden? Was it one of many chapters that was scrapped? Related question: how does the quality of The Garden of Eden compare to his other novels (i am wary because it was published after his death and edited without his blessings)
i did freeflow when i was younger and things always fell apart about halfway through. outlines help me stay on task, give me guidance when i'm losing steam (or when i have a fair amount of time between writing sessions) and make sure that i know how things are going to wrap up in the end so i know what to build toward.
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So I just got myself an ereader and I wondered where you guys pirate your books from.
I wanted to read the Discworld series and I found a pretty good torrent, but when I was halfway through The Light Fantastic I noticed it seemed to be missing a part. And sure enough, my epub/mobi version is missing a big chunk of the book. PDFs I found were fine, but I can't find a correct ebook version anywhere.
Anyone know where I could find a fixed epub (or mobi) version?
Always outlines, my man. It's good to have the structure ironed out first and then get into writing, although I know I've just free flowed writing in the past just to get myself into the proper mood and to motivate myself into writing more.
There's benefits to both but free flowing it shouldn't be how you write a novel, rather just short exercises.
Anyone know a good introductory book on airplane mechanics? Something comprehensive but accessible, not really looking for an aeronautical engineering textbook, but of course any particularly good or suitable examples of those are welcome as reccomendations also.
Buy a guide. I have a complete, commented history of French literature. It gives a lot of references, in which order I should read them, what can I avoid and why, what is the story behind each title or what would be a nice thing to read before going in a deeper work. In addition, I got a very well-read bookshop tenant—that's why you shouldn't buy from Amazon—who often keep away books I might like. Also, never ask here.
I guess closest to the second - guiding principles rather than very specific mechanics, which might not have been made clear in my first question. I'm actually looking to buy it for my brother. So far it seems the obvious choice is a John Anderson book, maybe Introduction to Flight or Aircraft Performance and Design, which are used as textbooks but also apparently written in pretty plain English. Have you any experience with either?
What's the best book on the presocratics?
Also, should I take notes when I read fiction? I'm reading the Iliad right now, and haven't taken any notes because I haven't really felt the need to.
>yfw you realize all the sections are actually describing the same city (Venice) from different contexts and at different points in the narrator's life.
Could someone tell me the german original of the 2 following nietzsche quotes?
and is there a genereal source for finding the original of quotes?
“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Checked my Kritische Gesamtausgabe:
>“Objection, evasion, joyous distrust, and love of irony are signs of health; everything absolute belongs to pathology.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
>Der Einwand, der Seitensprung, das fröhliche Misstrauen, die Spottlust sind Anzeichen der Gesundheit: alles Unbedingte gehört in die Pathologie.
Jenseits von Gut und Böse, aphorism 154
Can't find the other.
It wasn't really memorable for me either, but I remember it being quite the easy read and you can probably finish it within a couple of hours, if you really hate it go ahead and drop it. Notes from the Underground is unquestionably better.
Does such a place exist where I don't have to pay $200 for each of my textbooks every semester?
Buy them used from the bookstore or people that took the class in The previous semester.
They don't change much from one edition to the next so don't worry about getting the newest edition (unless the class follows the textbook extremely close maybe)