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Why Finish Books?
Topic Started: Mar 17 2012, 02:00 AM (531 Views)
Funhouse
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Tim Parks asks Why Finish Books?

The article looks interesting, but I stopped part way through.
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Bleak
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ha ditto!
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suzannahhh
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I actually read the whole thing
and
really
it's SILLY!!!!!

I suppose he'll only be translating
partial books
from now on . . . .
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mandm
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Might not bother starting.
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siebentagebuch
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Funhouse
Mar 17 2012, 02:00 AM
Tim Parks asks Why Finish Books?

The article looks interesting, but I stopped part way through.
:laugh: A perfect way to read it then
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What's this asshole's problem with the Finnish and their literature? Fucking prick!


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Martstar
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I think the guy actually has a bit of a point. There is a good sample of this sort of thing from a time period I'll call "college" (and to a lesser extent high school), where the required reading list either included works about which I was not too enthused or that I simply wasn't able to complete in the allotted time and did not choose to finish post-deadline. To some extent, I feel I still "read" these books (though class discussion certainly helped fill in the gaps) and I could say whether or not I enjoyed them or what I gained from them based on only partial readings. I'm looking at you, Jane Eyre. And you too, Paradise Lost. (Milton is such a bore.)
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