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Author:  Johnson [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:05 am ]
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Emperor of doom wrote:
Bart D. Ehrman - The new testament. A historical introduction to the early christian writings.


I'd like to know a little about this too.

Author:  Lúgubre [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:45 am ]
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Johnson wrote:
Okay, well when you've read a little more I'd like to know a bit more about it. What made you pick it up in the first place? Have you read much else of his writing? What is it in Nietzsche that you find appealing?

Well, I am a newcomer to philosophy books, but I've always heard people talking about Nietzsche and I found some of his ideas to be interesting.

When I had the chance to pick one of his books to read, I've choosen Ecce Homo to know, get familiar with his style of writing, language, thoughts, ideas and so on, before moving to the principal works.And also, he is a person that always amazed me, so starting to read his auto biography is kind of natural for me.

After Ecce Homo, I am going for On the Genealogy of Morality.
What atracts me to Nietzsche works is his constant questioning of things of the human nature(like morality, in example), his rejection of those values and his very peculiar view of world.All of those things sparked my interest in his works.

I couldn't define very well my thoughts.Sadly, when it comes to more serious subjects, my english vocabulary is very lacking, but I hope I could understand my point.


And changing subjects a bit, could someone give me an opinion about Dostoyesvky, Tolstoy, Victor Hugo and Baudelaire in general?

Author:  dplastir [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:25 pm ]
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F. Herbert's Dune Messiah

Author:  TrogDawn [ Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:04 pm ]
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The White Wolf's Son - MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road - NEIL PEART

Author:  Dirge [ Sun May 02, 2010 9:47 pm ]
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Mikhail Bulgakov - Heart of a Dog

Author:  Reikjavik [ Mon May 03, 2010 1:19 pm ]
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Paulo Coelho - The Winner Stands Alone

Author:  Frater Pietro [ Mon May 24, 2010 12:39 am ]
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The Art of Making Wine - Stanley F. Anderson, Raymond Hull

"In Greek legend, Dionysus (called Bacchus by the Romans), the son of Zeus, first invented wine, on Mount Nysa in Libya..."

Author:  Detox [ Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:00 pm ]
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Swedish Death Metal - by Daniel Ekeroth

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Author:  d.mimøsa [ Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:22 pm ]
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Lars Saabye Christensen - Jokeren
Hjalmar Söderberg - Historietter
...and a guitar book :;):

Author:  moorindal [ Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:55 pm ]
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I've recently got into s-f literature by Strugatsky brothers. Reading them one by one.

But in a week or two I'm returning too my various acoustic academic books :/

Author:  Worm of Na'Ruq [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:49 am ]
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moorindal wrote:
I've recently got into s-f literature by Strugatsky brothers. Reading them one by one.

But in a week or two I'm returning too my various acoustic academic books :/

The fascinating thing about science fiction is that no matter how does it often aspire to re-invent the whole world/universe, it still happens to project so many of the "truths" and ideas that were surrounding the authors at that time. It was in fact last year I've read the "Stalker" collection by them again after many years, which made me think a lot about what/how they were trying to say and what were the kinds of "locutionary" dispositions (contexts) from which they have spoken. In short, it is really interesting to try to recapture the political imagery from those novels/stories. I should read more of those for a final verdict, but what fascinates me is that it didn't seem that the guys were in the end emotionally disturbed by thinking of the future even despite a kind of omnipresent suffering surrounding the things which they described...

Author:  moorindal [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:21 am ]
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Worm of Na'Ruq wrote:
It was in fact last year I've read the "Stalker" collection by them again after many years,


The "Stalker" collection? I thought that Strugatsky had only written "Roadside picnic" of which the stalker-thing started (movies, much later games, other books).

And what you say is truth. I'm not a humanist so I won't describe my feelings and thoughts :p - their books are worth reading.

Author:  Worm of Na'Ruq [ Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:35 pm ]
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moorindal wrote:
Worm of Na'Ruq wrote:
It was in fact last year I've read the "Stalker" collection by them again after many years,


The "Stalker" collection? I thought that Strugatsky had only written "Roadside picnic" of which the stalker-thing started (movies, much later games, other books).

And what you say is truth. I'm not a humanist so I won't describe my feelings and thoughts :p - their books are worth reading.

The "Stalker" book was a collected edition of slovakian translations of their novels / stories, I believe it does not exist in different language in the same composition, if you get what I mean.
Indeed, I must admit that it is a "price" for working your ass through political and cultural theory for a bunch of years, so that in different ways, you simply start to identify and see all different kinds of things around you. It's almost like at the times when I've read through Derrida's Writing and Difference - his argument that there is no such thing as logical/rational consistency then simply made me see all the irrationalities and disjunctions in spoken/written text all around me, wherever I've been and whatever I've seen. It's infectious.

Author:  dplastir [ Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:23 am ]
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Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

Author:  dyingme [ Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:04 pm ]
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Los Dragones de Hierro by Martin Piñol

Author:  Soulstealer [ Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:36 am ]
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Fiedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy and Beyond Good and Evil.

Author:  Woundheir [ Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:57 am ]
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Peter Watt - Cry of the Curlew

Awesome but quite graphic novel detailing our true Australian History. Just read a scene where an English Colonist rapes an Aboriginal woman and then kills her by shoving his sword up her snatch :shock:

Author:  ||||| [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:52 pm ]
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stealing the fire from heaven by stephen mace

Author:  Worm of Na'Ruq [ Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:49 am ]
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Working my ass off through a bunch of pieces. Those would include:
Peter Sloterdijk "Terror From The Air",
Giovanni Arrighi "The Long 20th Century",
Henri Lefebvre "The Production of Social Space",
Bruno Latour "We Have Never been Modern", (reading again)
Leo Strauss "On Tyranny", "The Man and the City",
William E. Connolly "The Ethos of Pluralization",
Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia" (I've gone through the text perhaps like three times over the last 4 years, but I never really "stopped" reading it. Let's call it a permanent passion)

and recently I've read a much less academic book which I can't name, because it is a present for my brother for X-mas and who knows whether he's not reading this just now :lol:

Author:  Bherstuk [ Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:57 am ]
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Woundheir wrote:
Peter Watt - Cry of the Curlew

Awesome but quite graphic novel detailing our true Australian History. Just read a scene where an English Colonist rapes an Aboriginal woman and then kills her by shoving his sword up her snatch :shock:


Makes you proud to be Australian.

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse.

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