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

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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?

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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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Book review: The Pine Islands

The Pine Islands

The Pine Islands
by Marion Poschmann
Translated by
Jen Calleja
Serpent’s Tail

3/21/2019
Originally published as Die Kieferninseln
in 2017
Genre: Literary fiction
192 pages

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The Man Booker International 2019 longlist does not feature any book translated from the Japanese this year, which some members of our shadow panel found odd and disappointing. But The Pine Islands, even though it was originally written in German, is actually set in Japan! Really? That was my first reaction, but nice surprises were in store for me.

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? 5/4/2015

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Can you believe or not, I’m back!
Click on the covers to know more about each book

CURRENTLY READING

        Look Who's BackThis will be my last novel read for the IFFP.
This is a totally hilarious staire on our society,
through Adolf Hitler, who wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin in 2011.
One of the most funny literary novel I have read for a long time

CURRENTLY LISTENING

   The Girl on the Train
Great mystery, with 3 totally unreliable narrators
— which I usually hate, but it works perfectly —
The fact that it is read by 3 different narrators help a lot.

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?