terça-feira, 8 de agosto de 2006

Other 10 best novels of the 20.th century

As promised some time ago, here you have other ten titles that made their way in the 20.th century novel universe. As I also said before, this is no longer a ranking; it's a list I've been establishing through the years, trying to be as inclusive of all literatures as possible. You tell me your opinion about it...

Jorge AMADO, Capitães da Areia (Brazil)
Pramoedya ANANTA TOER, The Buru Quartet (Indonesia)
Karen BLIXEN, Out of Africa (Denmark)
Jorge Luis BORGES, Aleph (Argentina)
Hermann BROCH, Die Schlafwandler (Austria)
Italo CALVINO, Cosmicomiche (Italy)
Albert CAMUS, L'Étranger (France)
Tessa DE LOO, De Tweeling (The Netherlands)
Alfred DÖBLIN, Berlin Alexanderplatz (Germany)
John DOS PASSOS, U.S.A. (United States of America)

[BREAKING NEWS - «Portuguese Culture in 100 Topics» is almost ready! I'll be posting it this week yet. It was no easy task though... My first «data base» reached nearly 250 names, but most of them get their meaning only in a Portuguese context, not in an international one. As for the adopted criteria - not easy at all to meet with... - I will most gladly brief you about them tomorrow. Of course, I'll be delighted to answer your questions!]

... And now pick a book from the shelf, sit back comfortably, and embark on a reading journey for as long and as far as you choose to. You may reach Paradise or the Seventh Heaven, you know?...

4 comentários:

castor disse...

Did you read "L'Homme révolté" by Camus? If no, you should do it!

RIC disse...

No, Castor, I did not. Thank you very much! I will though, because I like Camus very much.
Übrigens, mein Lieber, Hermann Broch dürfte nicht fehlen, oder? Andere werden doch noch kommen... Ich hab sie persönlich eingeladen!
You're a great guy indeed, Castor! Your commitment is worth of every appraisal! :-)

castor disse...

:-) Natürlich darf Hermann Broch in Deiner Tischgesellschaft nicht fehlen. Aber Du mußt wissen, dass Albert Camus für meine Generation beinahe ein Prophet war. Ich war 17 als er starb, wir alle wußten damals, dass sein Unfall ein gelungenes Attentat auf ihn war, das man zu vertuschen wußte.
"L'Homme révolté" ("Der Mensch in der Revolte")ist kein Roman, sondern ein philosophischer Essay, den Du unbedingt lesen solltest, da er Dir Deine eigenen Gedanken bestätigen wird!

RIC disse...

Mensch! Ich bin ja gespannt und erstaunt! Komischerweise hatte ich noch nie von diesem Essay gehört. Mein Fehler, bestimmt! Er soll meine eigenen Gedanken bestätigen? Castor, ich brenne schon darauf! Vielen Dank!