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The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald 19 25.33%
Topper by Thorne Smith 5 6.67%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 10 13.33%
My man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse 2 2.67%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 7 9.33%
Fool by Christopher Moore 3 4.00%
Augustus Carp, Esq. - Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man by Henry Bashford 0 0%
A Damon Runyon Omnibus 1 1.33%
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore 10 13.33%
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 16 21.33%
Candide by Voltaire 2 2.67%
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #361
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Went to MobileRead > E-Books > Mobi/PRC Books > A > page 7 > Aristotle: Rhetoric, v.1. 27 Jan 2008.

Here's the link for the mobi file, but there are probably several other formats available:

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Thank you, my original question was how did you answered (like in interrogation) "rhetoric by Aristotle" without having read it.
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Thank you, my original question was how did you answered (like in interrogation) "rhetoric by Aristotle" without having read it.
Magic! I pulled the answer from cyberspace via the google.

Actually, I thought the quote sounded a bit like Spinoza, which is what I would have guessed if I'd been guessing!
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Magic! I pulled the answer from cyberspace via the google.

Actually, I thought the quote sounded a bit like Spinoza, which is what I would have guessed if I'd been guessing!
Good man!
but Spinoza for me is almost unreadable although quite admirable.

Good for google, I should use it more than just maps. I mostly ask Wikipedia. At home I do not have much bandwidth.
by the way what does it mean "ebook tyro." ? that's my new insult from the system.
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but Spinoza for me is almost unreadable although quite admirable.

Good for google, I should use it more than just maps. I mostly ask Wikipedia. At home I do not have much bandwidth.
by the way what does it mean "ebook tyro." ? that's my new insult from the system.
That's no insult! That's your Karma Fortune!

A tyro is: A beginner in learning something.
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but Spinoza for me is almost unreadable although quite admirable.

Good for google, I should use it more than just maps. I mostly ask Wikipedia. At home I do not have much bandwidth.
I suspect much of his difficult reading style was a deliberate attempt to express his convictions without alerting the censors.

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by the way what does it mean "ebook tyro." ? that's my new insult from the system.
I haven't a clue!

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That's no insult! That's your Karma Fortune!

A tyro is: A beginner in learning something.
from tyrocinium of course.

I like this particular Karma Fortune. The one I got before was insulting and also the zealot,that's why I changed it. At least that's the way I felt when I saw it.

It is also very true, that's the way I consider myself in most of the circumstances. An apprentice, I mean

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If you have time or inclination for it, do read the rhetoric. You can download it from MR or just buy a pocket book. I kept a cheap copy in my rucksack for years. Actually in French. It is very profound without being religious (which would mix in irrational). It has the purpose of training a lawyer or a politician to convince other people or to win a cause, and myself, I do not care at all for these things. In order to do so, among other things, he examines the emotive motors of our opinions ... There are many other things in the book. But just this part makes it a masterpiece, so actual, even if conceived 2300 years ago. They are the first chapters of the second book.
Thats a good suggestion, thank you. I just need to finish 'Howards End' and read 'the origin of species' and 'Symposion' and take a look at 'a room of ones own' først...

Seriously, its a good idea - but i want to find a good modern danish translation. However good it might be, Im pretty sure Id 'go dead' in an old english one. For ancient texts I think its important to keep the feeling of them fresh, not bogged down by oldfashioned language.
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Thats a good suggestion, thank you. I just need to finish 'Howards End' and read 'the origin of species' and 'Symposion' and take a look at 'a room of ones own' først...

Seriously, its a good idea - but i want to find a good modern danish translation. However good it might be, Im pretty sure Id 'go dead' in an old english one. For ancient texts I think its important to keep the feeling of them fresh, not bogged down by oldfashioned language.
You are absolutely right. These sort of books are more like references. I used to pinch a morsel now and then.

Bye Ea, have a good time with your Iphone and I hope that tomorrow you get a computer. I am going to cook dinner for my family. Sunday night it's easy. Toasts and steamed zucchini for the little one. Toasts and beer for the adults.
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Up to page 55

Jon? What page are you on?

Several snickers and grins on my part so far. Nothing I'd say was a rotfl belly laugh...

I liked the description of drinking the moonshine.

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I think I'll do a quick reread of both to be ready for the discussion.
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Just finished reading Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse which I read as a supplement to this month's selection, so I should be well prepared for the discussion!
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