The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #31

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2022-2027

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The Classics Spin #31

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For this Classics spin #31, I got #2 which on my list was

Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

This selection of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke was published in 1948, and then translated into English in1981. But these poems were actually written between 1899-1926.
I found this book at a library book sale last year.
I haven’t read Rilke since my teen years, so it will be lovely to revisit.
Plus it’s a bilingual edition, and it will be fun going back to German as well.
I’ll start reading it as soon as I’m done with my current print book, conversations between Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was born in Prague.
He is considered one of the German language’s greatest 20th century poets.
He also wrote more than 400 poems in French.

Have you read this selection, or other works by Rilke?
What did you think?

It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See here what this is all about.

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Here is what I got for the previous Classics Spins:

A wizard of Earthsea Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Arsene Lupin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

The Face of Another A Moveable Feast The Dream of the Red Chamber

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

For Classics Spin, #20, I got # 19: The Dream of the Red Chamber
by Cao Xueqin

On the Edge of the World  Sanshiro The Sleepwalkers

For Classics Spin, #21, I got # 5: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov

For Classics Spin, #22, I got # 13: Sanshiro, by Natsume Soseki

For Classics Spin, #24, I got # 18: The Sleepwalkers, by Hermann Broch, which I didn’t take time to read!!

The Letter Killers Club History in English Words A Man Lay Dead

For Classics Spin, #25, I got # 14: The Letter Killers Club – which was way over my head.

For Classics Spin, #26, I got # 11: History in English Words, by Owen Barfield, a fascinating book, which I haven’t reviewed yet!!

For Classics Spin, #28, I got # 12: A Man Lay Dead, by Ngaio Marsh, alas a disappointing one.

The Man in the Queue  The Bride Wore Black

For Classics Spin, #29, I got #11: The Man in the Queue, by Josephine Tey.
For Classics Spin, #30, I got #5: The Bride Wore Black, by Cornell Woolrich

 

 

 

 

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT BOOK DID YOU GET FOR THIS SPIN?

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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #31

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The Classics Club
2022-2027

The Classics Spin #31

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, September 18, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday September 19, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by October 30, 2022.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my brand new 4th list of 150 classics.
In this list of 20, I have included books on my physical book shelves (pink), 3 books I’d like to read for The 1929 Club, and the rest is mostly novellas I’d like to read for Novellas in November.

1 Edgar Allan Poe Major Tales (1849)
2 Rainer Maria Rilke Selected Poems (1899-1926)
3 Upton Sinclair The Jungle (1906)
4 James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)
5 Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway (1925)
6 MIchel Tournier Vendredi (1969)
7 William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury (1929)
8 Anthony Berkeley The Piccadilly Murder (1929)
9 Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery (1929)
10 George Eliot The Lifted Veil (1859)
11 Paul Gallico The Snow Goose (1941)
12 Nikolai Leskov Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1865)
13 John Buchan The 39 Steps (1915)
14 Italo Calvino The Cloven Viscount (1952)
15 Rudolph Fisher The Conjure-Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem (1932)
16 Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep (1939)
17 Henry Van Dyke The Story of the Other Wise Man (1895)
18 Adolfo Bioy Casares Where There’s Love, There’s Hate (1946)
19 Mikhail Bulgakov A Dog’s Heart (1925)
20 Alexander Grin Scarlet Sails (1922)

COME BACK ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR OWN LIST!

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

The Classics Club September 2022-2027

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My 4th list:

September 2022 – September 2027

I’m thrilled to present to you my 4th list of 150 titles for The Classics Club.
Yes, you don’t need to limit yourself to 50 titles.
I was going to have a longer list, going through all my Goodreads TBR, but then The Classics Club announced an upcoming new Spin, so I needed to have my list done, and it’s taking me a long time to put together. So 150 will do.

Here is my new table, with color codes for books on my physical shelves, nonfiction, Japanese, and mystery (though I probably missed some green cells).
At this point, I don’t have any special classics projects, so hopefully I’ll do a better job at sticking to my list, but who knows!
Actually, I do have some upcoming small projects, that will nicely fit with this list: The 1929 Club, and Novellas in November, as well as Nonfiction November.

I will obviously update the table as I go along.
You actually see I have already read 2 books from that new list, as I started making that list on September 1st.

How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 150 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years.

Be patient, it may take a few seconds for the file below to show up

CLICK ON THE TAB ‘SHEET 4’
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GOOGLE DOC
TO ACCESS MY NEW LIST
or click on this link.

And on Saturday, I will announce my list of 20 titles for the next Spin

I’m curious:

  1. How many of these have you read?
  2. Which one/ones is/are your favorite?

See my 3rd list here (137 titles)
See my 2nd list here. (50 titles)
And my first list here. (50 titles)

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