gronskog is not currently reading any books.
I’m 36 years old, male, from Sweden. I’ve been a DailyLit member since February 07, 2008. My reading interests include classics.
- From the Earth to the Moon finished
- Fetching Raymond finished
- Dracula finished
- Little Lord Fauntleroy finished
- Bible: 1st Book of Moses (Genesis) finished
- Northanger Abbey finished
- Anne of Green Gables finished
- Poems Every Child Should Know finished
- Three Men in a Boat finished
- Craphound finished
- The Coming of Bill finished
- A Damsel in Distress finished
- The Adventures of Sally finished
- The Art of War finished
- King Solomon's Mines suspended
- Three Men and a Maid suspended
- The Deerslayer suspended
- There Will be Dragons suspended
- My Man Jeeves suspended
- Bleak House suspended
Sorry to be a grudge but if I were you I'd pick up any book of Plato and take it from there. The alchemist is classic philosophy washed out one too many times.
Then again, reading is a very private matter and the Alchemist have touched a lot of people and I do not want to diminish that. I just find it sad that not more people seem to want to experience the original work of art rather than listening/watching/reading the cover work.
Was having a bit of debate with a friend a while ago as to which country's authors; The US or Russia, have been more influenced by the natural properties of their country.
Russian litterature in the 1800's is probably more heavily influenced by the social dimension of the national identity, due to the changes that their society was going through but US writers seem to do the opposite and describe their national identity through the country they observed. Any views on the matter? I would argue, and excuse me for generalising, that American 20th Century litterature owe much to its russian counterpart a century earlier in its importance to the development of the national identity, especially for foreign readers.