What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:24 pm

Smudger5150 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 am
Hyperion by Dan Simmons

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....and now the sequel, the Fall of Hyperion:-

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Pill » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:44 pm

Enchiridion be Epictetus

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:04 pm

Just finished re-reading Dante Purgatorio, Hollander translation with Italian en-face and copious notes. Very good.

Looking to start Ethics by Michel Foucault.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Daniel Penalva » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:57 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Looking to start Ethics by Michel Foucault.
Hi, i think there is no book Ethics by Michel Foucault, but there is a lot of books on Ethics by Michel Focault :lol: .
I have been reading Hermeneutics of the subject and The Use of Pleasure, both he pretty much use nietzschean method of genealogy to show from where our concepts, who builds Ethics, came from. By the way, i just found a article of Ethics about Michel Focault development on Ethics. Good reads :mrgreen: :

http://www.iep.utm.edu/fouc-eth/

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:45 pm

Hi, i think there is no book Ethics by Michel Foucault, but there is a lot of books on Ethics by Michel Focault...

right you are! This is volume 1 of the Essential works of Foucault edited by Rabinow. It's a collection of pieces. Foucault did a seminar on the Stoics which is by far my favorite work by him. This "ethics" book came into our store and I just grabbed it hoping that it would be more of the same.

Frankly, I'm not that interested in his Nietszchean side. Same with Heidegger. edit; but I just glanced at the article in your link and it looks pretty good! thanks.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by andries veldhuis » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:06 pm

Fouad Laroui: Une annee chez les Francais, very nice book,

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:07 pm

tosunpasa wrote:
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You are almost done?!!! With five volume?? I've stopped reading every chapter because it was tedious and killing me. And this is only one book. Right now I'm only reading interesting parts like Chopin, Debussy etc. Are there chapters that are really important and I must read?
Yeah, though it's been a two year project. I read it a chapter at a time because my long-term memory is good enough I can keep the entire narrative/argumentative arc together while I work on other stuff. It's pretty readable compared to his giant two volume survey of early Stravinsky, actually. Since I like music ranging from Gregorian and ancient Orthodox chant up through Xenakis and Part I have been having fun reading through the whole thing. It's not really a survey of composers set so much as a history of what I'd call cultural dynasties of high arts patronage with highlights of each epoch. He's not as good at concealing his likes and dislikes as he may have thought he was being when he was writing the books, though. :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:37 pm

Lee Child's, "No Middle Name." The complete collection of 'Jack Reacher' short stories.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tom3949 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:42 am

Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:00 am

tom3949 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:42 am
Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan.
Good book! And it looks like Netflix is going to make a series out of it! I must read Broken Angels soon....
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tom3949 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:14 am

Netflix are really making a series based on Altered Carbon? Excellent - I'm going to have to keep an eye out for that. I hope it comes across in the same 'film noir' vein that I envisage whilst reading it. (I was going say while reading the 'book' - but I have gone over to the 'dark side' with a kindle).

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Smudger5150 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:02 pm

tom3949 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:14 am
Netflix are really making a series based on Altered Carbon? Excellent - I'm going to have to keep an eye out for that. I hope it comes across in the same 'film noir' vein that I envisage whilst reading it. (I was going say while reading the 'book' - but I have gone over to the 'dark side' with a kindle).
Well yes, I've been reading the Hyperion series on the iphone. Convenient until the battery dies!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by tom3949 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:26 pm

Smudger5150 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:02 pm

Well yes, I've been reading the Hyperion series on the iphone. Convenient until the battery dies!
Hyperion is in my reading list - when I get around to it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by doug » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:59 pm

"Field of Prey," by John Sandford.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Post by Luuttuaja » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:51 pm

"Playback" by Raymond Chandler. It's surprizingly good considering it's usually thought as the worst Philip Marlowe book Chandler wrote.

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