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More Lists; Oh, the Shame!
Topic Started: May 20 2008, 10:13 AM (8,888 Views)
Didi
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Given Eco’s association with the Italian comic magazine Linus I would expect some or most of the following to be among his favourites:
Asterix
B.C.
Bristow
Calvin & Hobbes
Corto Maltese
Crock
Dick Tracy
Dilbert
Doonesbury
Fearless Fosdick
Get Fuzzy
Girighiz
Krazy Kat
Li'l Abner
Maakies
Maus
Peanuts
Pogo
Robotman
Valentina
The Wizard of Id

I think any definitive list will be in one of the Linus issues, from Ecolinus:

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A million likes for your post, Didi! Thanks again. You into comics/manga/graphic novel at all?
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Didi
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Not as much as others here but the interest has increased over the past couple of years solely due to the posts here which I read with great interest given my limited knowledge of the genre. I have been a long time fan of novels in collage, but that is different.

The last manga oriented book I read, which I do not see mentioned in the woods (apart from you mentioning the separate novel), was Rampo’s The Strange Tale of Panorama Island illustrated by Suehiro Maruo which I enjoyed immensely, more than the novel itself.
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Ah, we had a little discussion on him a while back! http://w11.zetaboards.com/thefictionalwoods/topic/785711/5/

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this year's list of lists of this year's best
http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2017/11/online_best_of_75.html (with daily updates)

incl a list of books you won't find on any other list, for that matter won't find anywhere else
http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/3am-books-year/
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via MAO

https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/translation-tuesday/world-literature-todays-75-notable-translations-2017

I would add a few to this list most notably The Disconnected by Oguz Atay (tr. ‎by Sevin Seydi) - not just notable but a very important translation.
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It's astonishing to me that The Evenings by Gerard Reve is not one of the 75 best translated of 2017. I checked the Amazon date - Jan 31 so it qualifies. I know Steven loved this too and several reviews I found thought it a masterpiece.

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yes it should be included given the Amazon date

Pushkin's website states November 2016 and my own order came in October 2016 - but it is a book mostly read in 2017 rather 2016 I would say, hence should be there.
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as it gets to the end of the year...I think it might be my favorite book of the year, I just loved it....then also Enard's Compass and a book that I really liked but that I find myself thinking about it a lot was João Gilberto Noll's Atlantic Hotel....I found it such a better book than Quiet Creatures on the Corner (and that one I liked but Atlantic Hotel is something else, I thought)...
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(Cross-posted from the Gass thread).

William Gass's ' 50 Literary pillars' list:

1. Plato’s Timaeus
2. Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics
3. Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War
4. Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan: Or the Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil
5. Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
6. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
7. Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space
8. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria
9. Paul Valéry’s Eupalinos, ou l’architecte
10. Sir Thomas Malory’s Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur
11. Sir Thomas Browne’s Urne Burial
12. Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
13. Virginia Woolf’s Selected Diaries
14. Ford Maddox Ford’s Parade's End (the Tietjens tetralogy)
15. William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
16. Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist
17. James Joyce’s Ulysses
18. James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
19. Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds
20. Beckett’s How It Is
21. Beckett’s Ping
22. José Lezama’s Paradiso
23. Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch
24. Jorge Luis Borges’s Labyrinths
25. Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain
26. Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor and Other Stories
27. Herman Broch’s The Sleepwalkers
28. Italo Svevo’s Confessions of Zeno
29. Italo Svevo’s Zeno's Conscience (in William Weaver’s marvelous recent translation)
30. Gustave Flaubert’s Letters
31. Gustave Flaubert’s Bouvard and Pecuchet
32. Stendhal’s The Red and the Black
33. Colette’s Break of Day
34. John Donne’s Poems and Sermons
35. Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hymns
36. Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés
37. Ezra Pound’s Personae
38. William Butler Yeat’s The Tower
39. Wallace Steven’s Harmonium
40. Henry James’s The Golden Bowl
41. Henry James’s Notebooks
42. William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury
43. Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider
44. Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives
45. William Gaddis’s The Recognitions
46. John Hawkes’s The Lime Twig
47. Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
48. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies
49. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus
50. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters


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Dec 5 2017, 01:40 PM
this year's list of lists of this year's best
http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2017/11/online_best_of_75.html (with daily updates)[snip]
with so many lists, no surprise that collation would tempt, so no reason not to start a list of such:
https://quartzy.qz.com/1143800/the-best-books-of-2017-if-you-combine-21-best-books-of-2017-lists/
http://lithub.com/the-ultimate-best-books-of-2017-list/
also unsurprisingly few of which pique my interest ...

anyway, one of the more interesting lists of writers' recommendations:
https://bombmagazine.org/articles/looking-back-2017-literature/

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nnyhav
Dec 5 2017, 01:40 PM
incl a list of books you won't find on any other list, for that matter won't find anywhere else
http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/3am-books-year/
http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/3am-books-year-2/
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Waggish's list (man this guy has more favorites than I probably read this year)
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