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Republic – Plato’s Republic

The Republic – Plato – c. 380 BCE Posted by Steven on 1/11/2013, 12:11:19 More mentions Plato’s The Republic once or twice in Utopia and this invites comparison. There are some similarities, but many more diff...

Penguin Island – Anatole France

Penguin Island – Anatole France – 1908 Posted by guillermo maynez on 26/3/2015, 12:24:40 I had never read Anatole France, but finally in a spell between my reading on WWI and its cultural entourage, I took this from...


Paradise of the Blind

Paradise of the Blind – Dương Thu Hương – 1988 Posted by guillermo maynez on 26/8/2014, 11:34:43 I just finished reading this excellent novel by Vietnamese author (woman) Duong Thu Huong. It is set in the 1970’...

Pamela (Virtue Rewarded) – Samuel Richardson

Pamela (Virtue Rewarded) – Samuel Richardson – 1740 Note: This discussion includes comments on Pamela (Richardson), Clarissa (Richardson), Shamela (Fielding), Under the Volcano (Lowry) and 1001 Nights among other li...


Our Man in Havana- Graham Greene

Our Man in Havana- Graham Greene  – 1958                                Posted by Lale on 19/5/2015, 10:16:44 In December when we were in Havana, I bought from a book seller Graham Greene’s “Our Man in Ha...

Omon Ra – Victor Pelevin

Omon Ra – Victor Pelevin – 1992 Posted by guillermo maynezon 22/5/2013, 10:40:53 Did anybody else read “Omon Ra”? I enjoyed it a lot. I think it goes well beyond a satire of the Soviet Union, to create a...


The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett

The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett – 1908 Posted by guillermo maynez on 2/6/2015, 13:27:21 Continuing with my work towards becoming an expert in British literature 1850-1950 , I just read Arnold Bennett̵...

Novels starting with the claim that the story has been “found”

Novels starting with the claim that the story has been “found” Novels that start with a preface by the narrator or the author claiming that they have found the story that follows in a lost notebook or in a book at a...


Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami – 1987 Posted by Sterling on 14/4/2011, 21:51:06, in reply to “Re: Norwegian Wood” Virtually all the referents in the book Posted by Steven on 15/4/2011, 18:30:24, in rep...

Njáls saga – Icelandic saga

Njáls saga –  Icelandic saga – 13th cc Posted by Sterling on 22/1/2013, 1:01:20 The free Kindle translation called “Burnt Njal” by George Dasent is to be avoided. It was published in 1861 and is doubtles...