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27-04-2004, 06:12 AM
This is more for me to keep track of when i buy what, but please (!) feel free to comment on new additions.
Newest additions to my shelves:
Comic by Bob Callahan and others: Paul Auster's Stadt aus Glas (Paul Auster's City of Glass)
Boris Pasternak: Doktor Shiwago
27-04-2004, 09:22 AM
Great title :!!!: :D
What do you think of the books/comics s far?
27-04-2004, 09:55 AM
Doctor Shiwago is about 750 pages long and is not on my priority list so it's got to wait.
The comic however is great - the drawings are well done and work very well with the text, which in turn was niceky distilled from Auster's original novel. Both can be advised! Read the novel first, then the comic.
27-04-2004, 10:10 AM
ya, there's nothing better to read a comic that has proffesional drawings rather than the usual anime crap that takes much less skill and doesn't signify any form:) (Sorry to you anime lovers but the truths gotta come out)
Im guessing the comic is german right? Well then i better get me an english-german dictionary, lots of coffee, and even more time!!:D
What could "Doctor Shiwago" possible be about if its 750 pgs? I know your going to say "its about a doctor:lame:".........see how did I know that:smug: Well, if your putting that aside that means your reading 3d books.
Speaking of 3d books, I got a hold of 3ds max 6 animation a little while ago and its really a good book isn't it?(heh, well I guess thats why you gave it a 5 star.....or blocks......or.......well whatever the hell was in the reviews for it:D) But there is this odd thing that struck me, look way back on page 41. It sais he used 3ds max 5.......now look at the title of the book:crazy: Can you say HUGE typo :D
27-04-2004, 07:14 PM
haha, that one actually slipped me! go ahead and send Barrett an email about it ;)
I'm sure that particular comic is available in English, since Paul Auster is from New York and publishes all his works in English ;)
27-04-2004, 07:17 PM
hee it is, but it's sold out on amazon.com and 16$ for a used one is a rather hefty, I think. I got mine for EUR 3.95!
01-05-2004, 02:23 AM
Lewis Caroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Samuel Beckett: Molloy, Malone dies, The Unnamable
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness and other tales
02-05-2004, 04:02 AM
F. M. Dostojewski: Der Spieler (rus.: Igrok; engl.: The Gambler)
Alexander Solschenizyn: Der erste Kreis der Hölle (V PERVOM KRUGE - The Fist Circle)
Arno [Otto] Schmidt: Der sanfte Unmensch. Essays. (The kind brute)
F. M. Dostojewski: Der Großinquisitor. (Velikiy Inkvizitor. The Great Inquisitor)
Heinrich von Kleist: Ampyhtrion
Uwe Johnson: Das dritte Buch über Achim. (The third book about Achim)
6 used books for €5 at a flea market - not bad at all!
06-05-2004, 08:53 AM
two days ago i added:
Lewis Carroll: Through the looking glass
Alice was very nice, juts like I had it in memory. And I'm almost finished with the Looking glass s well!
07-05-2004, 12:07 AM
Through the Looking Glass is great. :)
Read it a few times online..
http://www.literature.org/authors/carroll-lewis/through-the-looking-glass/index.html (Not the same source I read it form, but I'm sure it's pretty similar.. except mine had a commentary)
07-05-2004, 03:12 AM
I got the Penguin softback of Through the looking glass- almost through it now, only two pages or so remaining. :)
07-05-2004, 03:24 AM
The poem at the end is really good, I thought.
Used to quote that book like crazy. :)
Forgotten all of it now though.
11-05-2004, 04:38 AM
this was a bright day for my shelves...!
Bertolt Brecht: Das Leben des Galileo Galilei (The Life of ~)
Samuel Becktt: Das Gleiche nochmal anders (Essays on Art by Beckett)
Volker Braun: Hinze-Kunze-Roman
Jan Christoph Hauschild: Georg Büchner (Biography)
Truman Capote: Die Grasharfe (The Grass Harp)
Alexandre Solschenizyn: Krebsstation (Rakovij Korpus. engl.: Cancer Station)
Robert Walser: Der Gehülfe (The Helper [or something...])
Robert Walser: Geschwister Tanner (Siblings Tanner)
Paul Auster: Die Kunst des Hungerns (The art of hunger)
Paul Auster: Leviathan
Hans-Jürgen Heise: Webn das Blech als Trompete aufwacht (Essays on key figures of the modern age)
Ralph Freedman: Hermann Hesse (Biography)
Hermann Hesse: Lektüre für Minuten 1 (Aphorisms)
Hermann Hesse: Lektüre für Minuten 2 (Aphorisms)
and for little money too!
and three were a gift, thanks mate!
11-05-2004, 05:43 AM
just as i came home i found another volume in my mailbox:
Christoph Ransmayr: Die letzte Welt (The Last World)
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