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    In my case, it was an author, Oscar Wilde.

    I absolutely love his stories and how he uses language to mock the British society of the time.

    He made such an impact on me that - long story short - I'm an English translator now

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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinab View Post
    In my case, it was an author, Oscar Wilde.

    I absolutely love his stories and how he uses language to mock the British society of the time.

    He made such an impact on me that - long story short - I'm an English translator now
    I completely agree with you, Wilde's stories are marvelous. And his life! My heart breaks in two each time I think of him and Bosie (Bosie hater here!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnabellaG View Post
    I completely agree with you, Wilde's stories are marvelous. And his life! My heart breaks in two each time I think of him and Bosie (Bosie hater here!)

    I read different genres of books. I love all books by Remarque.
    My favorite books:
    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
    The list goes on and on)

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    The book that changed my life was definitely 1984.
    I read it when I was camping in a lonely beach in Patagonia. And I didn't want to come back to the big city after that. Too much people watching me, LOL

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    I can also add "Gulliver's Travels"
    I't's an acid satire of society barely known as an innocent book for boys.

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    Absolutely had a tectonic shift in my teen years with Demian by Hermann Hesse. (Just like the starter of this POST)

    I'm almost convinced that a persons moment is defined by the book that struck him or her at one particular point of his or her life. When I was younger (I'm in my thirties now) I used to read Herman Hesse with great passion and now, in spite of being an excellent writer, I think he's one of those authors who are to be read at a certain period of your life.
    What book has changed your life and why?

    Going back to the book, it helped me understand the change that has to be made, the subtle shifts in boy-girl dinamics, and the relationships that were and about to be.



    Re-reading it now seems like a lifetime of growing up has been done, some chapters are not as interesting as they were back then.
    It's not as timeless as "The Little Prince"[Antoine de Saint-Exupéry] or "Being There"[Jerzi Kosiński] but it's just like the theme of the post states, a book that made a Before and After.
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    I'm with Agustina and Santiago here.

    1984 blew my mind and it's still eerily relevant today.

    And Oscar Wilde was simply incredible with his satire of British society and Victorian values. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is lough-out-loud fun, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is decadent and daring, and "De profundis" will make you think what in the world happened to Oscar's head to end up writing such a thing.

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    "Lettres Persanes", Montesquieu.
    For any traveller, this is the book you want to have. One of the first "travelling novels" written by one of the greatest philosopher. This book had a huge impact on the first "backpackers" who were crossing Europe by land, to get to India. If you like to share and discover new culture, you'll probably love it.

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    I couldn't agree with you more, francot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francot View Post
    I'm with Agustina and Santiago here.

    1984 blew my mind and it's still eerily relevant today.

    And Oscar Wilde was simply incredible with his satire of British society and Victorian values. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is lough-out-loud fun, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is decadent and daring, and "De profundis" will make you think what in the world happened to Oscar's head to end up writing such a thing.
    I've discovered Wilde when I was a child and a copy of "The Canterville Ghost" fell into my hands. I couldn't ever imagine that it would be the start of an endless romance. Even short stories like "The happy prince" are beautiful, rich and deep.

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