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    Currently revisiting this great novel after many years.

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    After I watched the film Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, I wanted to read the book on which the film was based on.
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    So far, the first few chapters are very interesting, and I hoped that it will remain the same as, or surpassed the beginning, as I continue reading this book.

    - Solaris written by Stanisław Lem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad2 View Post
    After I watched the film Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, I wanted to read the book on which the film was based on.
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    My all time number 1 favourite director.

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    Same, He is one of my favorites directors.
    Thank you for welcoming me to the forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knox View Post
    That's interesting. At one point my German was good enough to read Mann's novella Tonio Kröger in the original and I was amazed at how artistic, even poetic Mann's writing was in the original. Doctor Faustus bowled me over despite the poor translation.
    Someone told me one time that there's a lot of humor in Mann's writing gets lost in translation. I haven't read him myself besides starting Tod in Venedig once then getting sidetracked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciManeIsTheNewWebern View Post
    Someone told me one time that there's a lot of humor in Mann's writing gets lost in translation. I haven't read him myself besides starting Tod in Venedig once then getting sidetracked.
    I certainly don’t recall very much humor. I hope the new translations will help in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciManeIsTheNewWebern View Post
    Someone told me one time that there's a lot of humor in Mann's writing gets lost in translation. I haven't read him myself besides starting Tod in Venedig once then getting sidetracked.
    It’s true and I think with any novel written outside your time and culture there is humour that would only be funny to people living at that time in that culture. Mann’s humour certainly transcends this but it has to read in the original language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad2 View Post
    After I watched the film Solaris directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, I wanted to read the book on which the film was based on.
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    So far, the first few chapters are very interesting, and I hoped that it will remain the same as, or surpassed the beginning, as I continue reading this book.

    - Solaris written by Stanisław Lem.
    Have you read other Lem? One of his few 'serious' SF books, the others being more satirical / literary. The Cyberiad has to be one of my all-time favorite works in any genre


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    I’m still on a Faulkner binge.

    I started reading “Absalom, Absalom!”. It was all fun and games until the fourth chapter, which I still haven’t managed to finish, and which I probably have to partly read again. Faulkner just goes crazy there - I felt my brain cells giving up one by one when I was reading it . But it’s paradoxically rewarding when I do understand what he’s writing about.
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