The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #24

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The Classics Club
2019-2024

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The Classics Spin #24

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For this Classics spin #24, I got #18, which on my list was

The Sleepwalkers

 

Wow, got a fat one, 656 pages! I really have no idea what I’m getting into, lol. Happy with the challenge, plus I haven’t read an Austrian classic for a long time.
It has been on my TBR for 7 years, so it’s about time.
So I have to read it before the end of September.

“With his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers (published in 1932), Hermann Broch (1886-1951, born in Austria) established himself as one of the great innovators of modern literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equal of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. Even as he grounded his narratives in the intimate daily life of Germany, Broch was identifying the oceanic changes that would shortly sweep that life into the abyss.
Whether he is writing about a neurotic army officer The Romantic, a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be assassin The Anarchist, or an opportunistic war-deserter The Realist, Broch immerses himself in the twists of his characters psyches, and at the same time soars above them, to produce a prophetic portrait of a world tormented by its loss of faith, morals, and reason.”

Have you read it? 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

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

 

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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #24

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2019-2024

The Classics Spin #24

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, August 9, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday August 9, 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 September 30, 2020.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my 2nd list of 50 classics. 
This time, I didn’t include any Japanese classics, preferring to read them during the next Japanese Literature Challenge.
I didn’t have time to participate in the Spin #23, so I’m really excited, especially seeing the diversity I have.

  1.         Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767)  
  2.         Xavier de Maistre Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre (1794)  
  3.         Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) = reread  
  4.         Machado de Assi Dom Casmurro (1899)  
  5.         Marcel Proust Days of Reading (1905)  
  6.         Robert Walser Jakob von Gunten (1909)  
  7.         A. A. Milne The Red House Mystery (1922)  
  8.         Edna Ferber* So Big (1924)  
  9.         Freeman Wills Crofts Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924)  
  10.     Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky The Letter Killers Club (1926)  
  11.     Dorothy L. Sayers* Clouds of Witness (1926)  
  12.     Owen Barfield History in English Words (1926)  
  13.     Stefan Zweig Confusion (1927)  
  14.     Josephine Tey* The Man in the Queue (1929)  
  15.     Virginia Woolf* A Room of One’s Own (1929)  
  16.     Edmund Wilson Axel’s Castle: A Study of the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930 (1931)  
  17.     various authors The Floating Admiral (1931)  
  18.     Hermann Broch The Sleepwalkers (1932)  
  19.     George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)  
  20.     Ngaio Marsh* A Man Lay Dead (1934)  

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TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

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The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #22

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The Classics Spin #22

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For this Classics spin #22, I got #13, which in my list was

Sanshiro

“Sōseki’s work of gentle humour and doomed innocence depicts twenty-three-year-old Sanshirō, a recent graduate from a provincial college, as he begins university life in the big city of Tokyo. Baffled and excited by the traffic, the academics and – most of all – the women, Sanshirō must find his way amongst the sophisticates that fill his new life. An incisive social and cultural commentary, Sanshirō is also a subtle study of first love, tradition and modernization, and the idealism of youth against the cynicism of middle age.”

I’m thrilled I got what I wanted, that is, a Japanese classic (published in 1908).
I’ll read it in January, for the Japanese Literature Challenge, see this post at Dolce Bellezza.

Have you read it? 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

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

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #?

MY FULL CLASSICS CLUB LIST IS HERE

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