Wednesday, 14 July 2021

The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #27

"Words and Peace" is a blog I've been following for a couple of years and I have always found some interesting new (or olde) books there, especially French ones.

For a while, she published posts by "The Classics Club" asking us to create a post, before next Sunday 18th July 2021, and list our choice of any twenty books that remain "to be read" on our Classics Club list. They'll then post a number from 1 through 20 and we have time until Sunday 22nd of August 2021 to read it.

In the meantime, I read five more books from my old list (Classics Spin #27) which I replaced by some new ones. They are all in chronological order.

1.    Eichendorff, Joseph von "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen" (Life of a Good-For-Nothing) - 1826
2.    Douglass, Frederick "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" - 1845
3.    Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" - 1855/56
4.    Twain, Mark "A Tramp Abroad" - 1880
5.    Van Dyke, Henry "The Story of the Other Wise Man" - 1896
6.    Frost, Robert "A Boy’s Will" and "North of Boston" - 1913+1914 
7.    Martin, Catherine "The Incredible Journey" - 1923
8.    Mandelstam, Ossip "The Din of Time" (Шум времени/Shum vremeni) - 1925
9.    Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock" - 1931
10.    Christie, Agatha "Murder on the Orient Express" (Hercule Poirot #10) - 1934
11.    Elbogen, Ismar; Sterling, Eleonore "Die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland" [The History of the Jews in Germany] - 1935/66
12.    Némirovsky, Irène "La Proie" [The Prey] - 1938
13.    Fallada, Hans "Every Man Dies Alone" (Jeder stirbt für sich allein) - 1947
14.    Böll, Heinrich "The Silent Angel" (Der Engel schwieg) - 1949/50
15.    Kazantzakis, Nikos "The Last Temptation of Christ" (Ο τελευταίος πειρασμός/O telefteos pirasmos) - 1951
16.    Highsmith, Patricia "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1955
17.    Simenon, Georges "Maigret Sets a Trap" (Maigret tend un piège) (Maigret #48) - 1958
18.    Eichendorff, Joseph von "Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts und andere Novellen" (Life of a Good-For-Nothing) - 1826
19.    Douglass, Frederick "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" - 1845
20.    Keller, Gottfried "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" - 1855/56

Since I want to finish my oldest classic novels first (as published in my Classics Club list) before buying new ones, I simply added the first ones to the end of the list.

If you want to take up the challenge, here is the post: The Classics Spin #28

For Classics Spin #20, I got #19:
James, Henry "Daisy Miller" - 1879
For Classics Spin #23, I got #8:
Stendhal "Le Rouge et le Noir" (The Red and the Black) - 1830
For Classics Spin #24, I got #18:
Baum, L. Frank "The Wizard of Oz" - 1900
For Classics Spin #25, I got #14:
Hubbard, Fra Elbert "A Message to Garcia" - 1899
For Classics Spin #26, I got #11:
Bulgakow, Michail "The Master and Margarita" (Мастер и Маргарита/Master i Margarita) - 1929-39
For Classics Spin #27, I got #6:
Frost, Robert "A Boy’s Will" and "North of Boston" - 1913+1914

And here are all the books on my classics list.

6 comments:

  1. Who can resist a Maigret? Best of luck with the spin!

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    1. Thanks, Cleo. I'm sure whatever the outcome, it will be good. I'll read the Maigret anyway for "Paris in July".

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  2. I also wish you a Maigret :-)

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    1. Thanks, Brona. Definitely will read it this month anyway. So, I will see what will come.

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  3. Interesting list, quite different from other readers. I have not heard of most of them, which makes the list even more interesting. So many classics out there.

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    1. Thanks, Lisbeth, I just said that to another blogger that my lists are probably more European. Five of them are German, two French, one Russian, one Greek, that leavs only eight English ones since three are double.

      I hope it will inspire some to read more foreign literature, as well, not that you need any of that.

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