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    One of my true passions in life is reading....and of course, when I can, I try to read books in their original language. This is not always possible, but here's a list of some of my favourite foreign language books, which I treasure at home, and was able, to read without translation.

    I have some in german waiting for me to learn the language!

    What about you?

    Cheers

    Marcos

    Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
    The Three Musketeers (A. Dumas)
    After the divorce (Grazia Deledda)

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    Hi there!

    After adding this thread to the forum, I started checking at home which books I had in foreign languages, so here you have some more I really enjoyed and I keep wherever I move:

    The name of the rose (Umberto Eco)
    Christ Stopped at Eboli (Carlo Levi)
    The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
    Blindness (José Saramago)

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    Hi Marcos,
    What an interesting topic! Definitely we do share this passion and I see we have one in common, The Alchemist.
    Here I share some of my beloved ones:

    Macbeth (William Shakespeare)
    Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen)
    The hours (Michael Cunningham)

    Regards!

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    Hey!
    I like this...

    I share with Lorena these 2:
    Sense and Sensibility
    The hours

    and here´s some others:
    The Picture of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde)
    Sons and Lovers (
    Lawrence)
    Rimas y Leyendas (Bécquer)
    El túnel (Sábato)
    El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan (Borges)

    What else...


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    Hey guys, here's my "home-pick":

    1984-George Orwell
    Ask the dust-John Fante
    The 7 Harry Potters (of course)+ The 3 Lord of the rings (of course agian)
    The Dharma Bums- Jack Kerouac
    Lettres persanes-Montesquieu
    Discours de la méthode- Descartes
    etc etc....

    I totally agree with you analaura, reading a book in its original language is completely different from reading its translation, even though most translations are extremely accurate.

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    Hi guys!

    Wow! you made me remembers such amazing books!! I know when we all first start with a language it takes a lot of time to "get there" in terms of being comfy with our reading, but I think is worth it right?

    Nabylm, look at you! Montesquieu, Descartes!!! Are you from France?

    Lorenac, I love Jane Austen as well, also Charlotte Bronte!!

    Analaura, I adooooore The picture of Dorian Grey, both the book, which I read when I was like 12, and the old black and white movie

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    Classics are classics malterio... you just can't beat them

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    hehe, I know nabylm, I wish I could read french as you do, that's all....reading Victor Hugo's Les Mis was a huge effort...I'm not at a Descartes level for sure.

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    Más allá del éxito de la serie Juego de Tronos, me gusta leer en detalle cada uno de los libros, que fueron traducidos a más de 45 idiomas:

    The Princess and the Queen
    The Rogue Prince
    A Game of Thrones
    A Clash of Kings
    A Storm of Swords
    A Feast for Crows
    A Dance with Dragons
    Last edited by reminder; 07-28-2016 at 09:42 AM.

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    Que bueno, yo debo admitir (y más de uno me va a querer matar, jajaja) que solo vi un capítulo de la serie y no leí ninguno de los libros YET)

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