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Old 05-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #31
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #32
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Confusing, keeping track of nominations but I'll jump in w/my three:

Nominate A Question of Upbringing (three?), and Feast of All Saints (two?) and Master and Margarita (two?).

Many nominations already on my TBR list.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:04 PM   #33
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There are many nominations that I'd like to support, but I only have two more nominations so with difficulty I choose these:

I third Seven Japanese Tales.

I second After Dark.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:21 PM   #34
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Browsing quickly, here are the nominations (if I missed anything please correct me):

(1) The Age Of Innocence
*(5) On The Beach
(3) The Time Machine
(1) Pride And Prejudice
(4) Persuasion
*(5) Seven Japanese Tales
(2) Feast Of All Saints
(1) Age Of War
(4) A Question Of Upbringing
(3) The Master And Margarita
(1) Scarlet Dreams
(2) After Dark
(2) Time’s Arrow

If anyone would like to update this list with authors, abstracts, nominators or updated numbers, please do so. Otherwise, please scroll through the thread to learn more about each nominated work.

As a reminder, I will be gone for five days starting tomorrow and I may or may not post during that time. The poll may not begin until I return (the 28th at the latest with a three-day poll).


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Old 05-21-2011, 11:24 PM   #35
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Fourthing Seven Japanese Tales.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #36
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I will third The Master and Margarita.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:38 PM   #37
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:40 AM   #38
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Master and Margarita is a variation of the Faust legend set in 1930s Soviet Union. The novel draws on Goethe's Faust as well as operatic versions of the legend. It also draws on Bulgakov's experiences with the authorities and literary ringleaders of His time. The first draft of the book was written and burned in 1928. Bulgakov was working on the fourth. draft when he died in 1940. The complete version of the novel was not published in Russia until 1973.

Bukgakov was a very good writer and this is his best satire.

I would also recommend A Heart of a Dog by same author about a mad scientist type who creates a human dog hybrid.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:45 AM   #39
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I'll second Age of Innocence. I've not read it, and I'd like to. It's available here in a variety of formats. And I think I'll enjoy it.

On the Beach I read in the 60's and I'll pass on reading again. A good and valuable book, but not one I would enjoy. If it's the final, I'll simply pass this month.
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Master and Margarita is a variation of the Faust legend set in 1930s Soviet Union. The novel draws on Goethe's Faust as well as operatic versions of the legend. It also draws on Bulgakov's experiences with the authorities and literary ringleaders of His time. The first draft of the book was written and burned in 1928. Bulgakov was working on the fourth. draft when he died in 1940. The complete version of the novel was not published in Russia until 1973.

Bukgakov was a very good writer and this is his best satire.

I would also recommend A Heart of a Dog by same author about a mad scientist type who creates a human dog hybrid.
I'll second this as well as I enjoyed Heart of a Dog.
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I recently downloaded "The Brothers Karamazov" . It would be a re-read for me, and I would recommend it, but I understand why it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, so I would go with:

Seven Japanese Tales
Master and Margarita
Heart of a Dog

in that order, for something new. Now, are these books available on Amazon or BN?

PS. I got off my lazy electronic behind and looked. The first two are available as Kindle Editions( most likely BN and Kobo has them too). The last seems only available as a pbook). In that case, I would go with the Wharton book as my third nomination.

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Old 05-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #42
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Is 1984 Literary in peoples honest opinion, can I nominate it ?

Or has it been "Done to Death" ?
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Is 1984 Literary in peoples honest opinion, can I nominate it ?

Or has it been "Done to Death" ?
Yes, yes, and yes, IMO .
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Yes, yes, and yes, IMO .
Yes on the first question or on the "Done to Death"?
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Yes, it's literary

Yes, Kevin can nominate it

Yes, it's been done to death

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