Re: Nominations for 2012
Posted by guillermo maynez on 15/9/2011, 11:07:38, in reply to "Re: Nominations for 2012"
That sounds great about Burgess's two books! I forgot something on my list: I'm willing to do the Dickens anniversary, so I'll read what Dickens we choose |
: If we pick Nothing Like the Sun , Anthony Burgess'
: novel about Shakespeare, we might consider pairing it
: with A Dead Man in Deptford , his novel about
: Christopher Marlowe. They're both relatively short.
: The latter appears to be out of print, but inexpensive
: copies are readily available on Amazon. The books
: were written roughly thirty years apart, one from
: fairly early in his career, one from the very end.
: --Previous Message--
: I've been in Buenos Aires for a year now, and I've
: decided to be offended because the club hasn't yet
: read an Argentine author. I want to nominate one that
: wasn't on Steven's list. Of all the books I've read by
: Argentine authors or set around Buenos Aires, the one
: I found most enjoyable was The Tunnel by Ernesto
: Sabato. It's supposed to be released in English for
: the first time in years in December:
: It's a short book, so we could read it along with
: another Argentine book like The Invention of Morel
: which I've read before but won't reread since I don't
: have it here.
: Sabato died earlier this year, a few weeks short of
: his hundredth birthday. Preperations were already
: underway for a celebration. There is a huge picture of
: him on the side of a building here. It's the whole
: side of a large building, the kind of thing only
: Michael Jordan could get in the U.S. There were long
: articles in newspapers too, and stuff on tv. In the
: U.S., Shakespeare could come back to life and only get
: a couple lines on page 7.
: Of the other nominations so far, I recently read
: Nothing Like the Sun and I liked it pretty well. I
: will certainly vote for that. There have been other
: nominations that I want to read someday, but they'll
: probably have to wait. Maybe there's something else
: I'll vote for. I'll decide between now and voting.
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