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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
My Collection of Spanish Literature
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My Collection of Spanish Literature
Avengers Forever | The End of This Insanity!
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Steve's video, kzclip.net/video/vs1rwpGM1Do/бейне.html Michael's drunken video, kzclip.net/video/OQ3afw0LOnU/бейне.html
Seven Days In May Announcement!
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Seven Days In May Announcement!
A Spanish Themed Book Haul
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A Spanish Themed Book Haul
Entertainment For Work
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Entertainment For Work
Don Quixote | The Greatest Novel Ever Written
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Don Quixote | The Greatest Novel Ever Written
Don Quixote, by Cervantes | Book Burning
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Don Quixote, by Cervantes | Book Burning
Avengers Forever | Part 3
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Michael K Vaughn's video, kzclip.net/video/T0m5tTFw7Vg/бейне.html
Don Quixote, by Cervantes | The Knight of the Sorrowful Face
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Don Quixote, by Cervantes | The Knight of the Sorrowful Face
Books From My Mom
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Books From My Mom
Avengers Forever | Part 2
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Avengers Forever | Part 2
Thoughts on a Blind Old Dog and a Playful Cat
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Thoughts on a Blind Old Dog and a Playful Cat
Don Quixote, by Cervantes | The Magic Potion
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Don Quixote, by Cervantes | The Magic Potion
A Few Books from Goodwill
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A Few Books from Goodwill
Don Quixote, by Cervantes | Book 1
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Don Quixote, by Cervantes | Book 1
Avengers Forever | Part 1
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Avengers Forever | Part 1
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Retired Colourman, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
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Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
Franny, by J.D. Salinger
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Franny, by J.D. Salinger
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Lion's Mane, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Creeping Man, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Creeping Man, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Problem of Thor Bridge, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Problem of Thor Bridge, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Three Gables, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventure of the Three Gables, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Mayberry Bookclub
Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce | Mayberry Bookclub
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Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce | Mayberry Bookclub
Demons, by Fyodor Dostoevsky | Mayberry Bookclub
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Demons, by Fyodor Dostoevsky | Mayberry Bookclub
My Favorite Authors
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My Favorite Authors
The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol | Mayberry Bookclub
Tiny House and Library Tour | Mayberry Bookclub
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Tiny House and Library Tour | Mayberry Bookclub
Tiny House Library Tour | Introduction
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Tiny House Library Tour | Introduction
Endgame, by Samuel Beckett | Mayberry Bookclub
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Endgame, by Samuel Beckett | Mayberry Bookclub
The Trial, by Franz Kafka | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Trial, by Franz Kafka | Mayberry Bookclub
Serotonin, by Michel Houellebecq | Mayberry Bookclub
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Serotonin, by Michel Houellebecq | Mayberry Bookclub
The Snows Of Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Snows Of Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway | Mayberry Bookclub
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville | Mayberry Bookclub
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Moby Dick, by Herman Melville | Mayberry Bookclub
20 Favorite Novels
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20 Favorite Novels
The Pillow Book, by Sei Shōnagon | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Pillow Book, by Sei Shōnagon | Mayberry Bookclub
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo | Mayberry Bookclub
The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Goethe | Mayberry Bookclub
I Bought an eReader!
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I Bought an eReader!
The Purloined Letter, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Purloined Letter, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K Dick | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K Dick | Mayberry Bookclub
Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev | Mayberry Bookclub
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Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev | Mayberry Bookclub
The Murders In The Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Murders In The Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allan Poe | Mayberry Bookclub
Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott | Mayberry Bookclub
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Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott | Mayberry Bookclub
Painting a Bowl of Apples
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Painting a Bowl of Apples
The Satyricon, by Petronius | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Satyricon, by Petronius | Mayberry Bookclub
A Perfect Day For Bananafish, by J.D. Salinger | Mayberry Bookclub
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A Perfect Day For Bananafish, by J.D. Salinger | Mayberry Bookclub
A Discussion About NYRB Books | Mayberry Bookclub
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A Discussion About NYRB Books | Mayberry Bookclub
The House of The Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Mayberry Bookclub
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The House of The Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Mayberry Bookclub
The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot | Mayberry Bookclub
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The Mill on the Floss, by George Eliot | Mayberry Bookclub
Boule de Suif, by Guy de Maupassant
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Boule de Suif, by Guy de Maupassant

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  • J R
    J R 17 сағат бұрын

    Greatest American Novel, yes.

  • chris beveridge
    chris beveridge Күн бұрын

    burn that book...read Aeschylus instead...

  • Graham Ohayon
    Graham Ohayon 5 күн бұрын

    I read Kafka at the DMV, to truly feel Kafkaesque

  • Xena Badran
    Xena Badran 5 күн бұрын

    You're not just smart, you're incredibly handsome!!

  • alicescape
    alicescape 6 күн бұрын

    Hello Matthew. Random, but have you heard of the writer Josh Malerman and if so, read any of his books/ care to share a recommendation ?

  • Joshua S
    Joshua S 6 күн бұрын

    You sound like a baby; just read the danm books, there's no time line you need to satisfy, just read.

  • DK Bike Rides
    DK Bike Rides 8 күн бұрын

    Very spot on the book man, I finished the autiobook and was not impressed by it. I like the way you articulate yourself, how can I learn to speak as calmly as you.

  • Raven T
    Raven T 8 күн бұрын

    Love your library home. I too have filled my home with books. :) I'm planning on putting up a Little Free Library to do some destashing as I read the ones I have accumulated, so I can share and make room.

  • HereGoesASmile
    HereGoesASmile 10 күн бұрын

    I share a lot of your comments. I enjoyed the story but the thing that bugs me a lot is the fact that Benjamin felt disgusted towards Hildegarde when she was only 40! I know she wasn't young but he talks about her as she was elderly :(

  • Joey Woodpine
    Joey Woodpine 12 күн бұрын

    I bare the name juvenal

  • Martine McMillan
    Martine McMillan 12 күн бұрын

    Great analysis! Trollope is a great storyteller and like you said the cast and storylines weave together seamlessly. Which character did you find the most amusing or humorous?

  • Alina
    Alina 12 күн бұрын

    I read this story yesterday and I think that it's amazing. I actually kind of forgot that Irene Adler was going to outsmart Sherlock and I was surprised by it, even though i knew it was going to happen. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an incredible writer and I think this short story is really important, because Sherlock starts respecting women more, or at least Irene Adler. It's wonderful to see him look up to someone and being inspired by someone.

  • OxxyJoe
    OxxyJoe 15 күн бұрын

    Is the reader meant to feel like the recipient of the letters? Without return letters, I feel as though that would be the necessary frame of interpretation. Either I would have to assume that I am the recipient, (which would potentially be itself very difficult, if, the one writing these letters feels psychotic, solipsistic, etc), or, that I am simply to have to infer what the recipient was saying back, and when, myself (I've never read the book.)

  • J R
    J R 15 күн бұрын

    Schopenhauer's quotes are the best. Larry David would definitely have gotten along with him. He says what most are scared to say, but what some know to be true.

  • Prabhjeet Punia
    Prabhjeet Punia 21 күн бұрын

    Try to speak louder or use some Mike so we can hear you.......

  • JoRae
    JoRae 22 күн бұрын

    I find Gatsby, with its universal themes, to be timeless. I enjoy revisiting this one every few years. Great discussion. Thanks for sharing!

  • Micah Cummins
    Micah Cummins 22 күн бұрын

    I got the ebook so I can join along!

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 22 күн бұрын

      Great! I started today and so far it's really good!

  • chris beveridge
    chris beveridge 22 күн бұрын

    "So we beat on,boats against the current ,borne back ceaselessly into the past." last line of the novel. reflect on this line and the myth of Sisyphus

  • ieronim
    ieronim 22 күн бұрын

    We should stop making this book be so much about the American dream or something like that. Yeah it's a book about a specific time in America but the lost generation or the unrealiseable dream aren't the only themes. Fitzgerald is ultimately about being borne to the past in every moment, an aesthetic of a lost world and of missing out. Gatsby's building of his own self across his life and then living in the illusion that he can return to the past, the tragedy that ruins his hopes, that's not the American dream, it's just the story of a man who paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. He's larger than life, sure. All of this in the best prose in the history of literature? Pretty good is just not the words man 🤷

  • chris beveridge
    chris beveridge 22 күн бұрын

    "Gatsby had an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely that I shall ever find again ." The Great Gatsby Speaking of Gatsby's goal to have Daisy confess that she has loved him exclusively and to marry her, Nick responds: "you can't relive the past." Gatsby responds" Can't relive the past? Of course you can." Gatsby is the one person in the book who posesses complete integrity. The corrupt means he uses to achieve his ends have not altered his spiritual intactness ,he dares to dream and to be faithful to his dream.true corruption lies in the hearts of those who despise Gatsby.

  • Deborah McDonald
    Deborah McDonald 22 күн бұрын

    “ They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books and I think of the quote above every time I watch the news. Politicians, royalty, and movie stars retreating back into their money… The last sentence gets me every time.

  • Michael Romeo Talks Books
    Michael Romeo Talks Books 23 күн бұрын

    I have loved this book since the first time I read it. It continues to hold up under multiple readings. Fitzgerald was a genius.

  • Lee Kempter
    Lee Kempter 23 күн бұрын

    I have never read this book nor any others by Scott Fitzgerald, I have always just stayed away as though they were just too distasteful. Plus The overlay of Daisy and her Southern accent, the entire 'fakeness'... I honestly can't explain it to you Matthew but everytime I saw the book I just said ...euuuuuu! Then found something else to read. I didn't even know the story or the plot!! I wonder why the entire set of books from Fitzgerald effected me that way. Now you come along and tell me all of this and now I have to reconsider...do I read it or not ? There are only 3 books that have effected me like this....

    • Lee Kempter
      Lee Kempter 23 күн бұрын

      @Mayberry Bookclub Stephan Crane Red Badge of Courage and anything by Willa Cather. I have refused to read any of those

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 23 күн бұрын

      What are the other two books?!

  • tripp
    tripp 23 күн бұрын

    That ending might be my favorite sentence in English. Wow. I need to reread this book badly.

  • Jeff Messerman
    Jeff Messerman 23 күн бұрын

    I find it fascinating that a book that is held up frequently as The Great American Novel...spends its entire breadth poking huge holes in the perceived 'American Dream!' Is it possible that our 'Great American Novel,' then, is nothing more than a tome of explosive irony??? And then, ultimately, is that Fitzgerald's absolute insidious genius - - he writes a book deriding everything America prides itself on only to have it taught in nearly every public school in the land!

    • Jeff Messerman
      Jeff Messerman 22 күн бұрын

      @chris beveridge If that's true, we should be on the cusp of a grand renewal, I would think!

    • chris beveridge
      chris beveridge 22 күн бұрын

      True despair is a constructive emotion capable of eliciting creative solutions to a situation.

  • Nathan Foung
    Nathan Foung 23 күн бұрын

    You touched on an important point that hadnt dawned on me at the time and that is how unlikeable the characters in the book were, it wasnt a great reading experience for me when i first read this and have wondered why.I always felt it was a little over-rated.

  • MediumJohnSilver
    MediumJohnSilver 23 күн бұрын

    That last sentence is engraved on the slab atop Scott and Zelda’s grave in Rockville. _The Great Gatsby_ is my favorite book, but it has been too long since I last read it. The movie annoyed me to no end. The quintessential story about the Jazz Age should not have been filled with rap music.

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 23 күн бұрын

      I enjoyed many parts of the movie but the music was confounding!

  • Todd Minice
    Todd Minice 23 күн бұрын

    Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo. 4 sentadillas son unos mikujava.Monster muchas y un buen ejercicio. Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍 Saludos desde la Cd.. de world 🌹😉💖 los mortalesp abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer.k

  • Beesmakelifegoo
    Beesmakelifegoo 24 күн бұрын

    I like the way you read.. Oui yes I’m French

    • Beesmakelifegoo
      Beesmakelifegoo 24 күн бұрын

      If you learn yes in every language that’s a start!

  • MI6 UK
    MI6 UK 24 күн бұрын

    On Amazon, Mick Herron is described as “The John Le Carré of our generation” and its all to do with bad actors and slow horses. Who would have thought le Carré once drummed with the Who? In terms of acclaimed spy novels, Herron’s Slough House series has definitely made him Top Of The Pops in terms of anti-Bond writers. For Len Deighton devotees that ends a long and victorious reign at number one. Raw noir espionage of the Slough House quality is rare, whether or not with occasional splashes of sardonic hilarity. Colin Firth’s performance in Slow Horses has given the Slough House series the leg up the charts it deserved. Maybe Herron will create an anti-Bond character to carry the mantle in terms of brand and legacy … paradoxically a bit like 007. What should he name him or her? Surely not Happy Jack, Pinball Wizard or even Jackson Lamb although Harry Palmer worked for Deighton's fictional spy novels as might Edward Burlington for Bill fairclough in The Burlington Files series. Of course, espionage aficionados will know that both The Slough House and Burlington Files series were rejected by risk averse publishers who didn't think espionage existed unless it was fictional and created by Ian Fleming or David Cornwell. However, they probably didn’t know that Fairclough once drummed with Keith Moon in the seventies.

  • bikerjon1
    bikerjon1 25 күн бұрын

    It's Poetic and very like the rubiyat.

  • Arsenal N.I
    Arsenal N.I 25 күн бұрын

    I honestly didn't know that this was two books put together... If I'm honest the size of the novel always put me off. Now knowing it's two books I might give this a chance and buy it. Read book one then see where it goes from there.

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 25 күн бұрын

      If you decide to read it please let me know what you think! And by the first 50 pages you'll know if you'll like it.

  • Jettie van den Boom
    Jettie van den Boom 25 күн бұрын

    Sorry, but....The original “Don Quixote” is an English book. The Spanish translations appeared in 1605 and 1615, much earlier than the original English publications in 1612 and 1620. Between these two periods, in 1614, a “false” Don Quixote was published under the name Avellaneda. The original English text was never released. Francis Bacon was the brain behind the three books of Don Quixote; he wrote the part of the hero. Ben Jonson took on the role of Sancho Panza, John Donne wrote the poems, “the two friends” Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher were assigned the task of writing loose stories. These authors made use of the library owned by Robert Cotton. The printer, William Stansby, inserted concealed clues into the text, in order for the reader to be able to draw conclusions… The Spanish translations were carried out by Thomas Shelton (DQI + DQII) and James Mabbe (the “bogus” DQ). Miguel de Cervantes was just a poor Spanish writer who had sold his name to survive. He had told his life-story to the English, so that it could be processed into the DQ. Ten people, sworn to secrecy about their collaboration in the writing of Don Quixote. Now in this book, after four hundred years, clarity is given as to the “who”, “what” and “why” of all this secrecy. Thank you, Jettie H. van den Boom- generalfeatures@home.nl

  • Edson Tejada
    Edson Tejada 26 күн бұрын

    These are not famous writers in the English community but you need to read them. Jaime Bayly. José María Arguedas. César Vallejo, Julio Ramón Ribeyro and José Mauro de Vasconcelos. If you find these authors in English, man your gonna blow up. These are very important for us (Latin American)

  • Frank Morlock
    Frank Morlock 26 күн бұрын

    BACK AGAIN WITH SOME LATIN AMERICAN RECOMMENDATIONS Two very good books translated by Barnaby Conrad who was, BTW the first American ever to become a Mexican Bullfighter. The first is by Luis Spota that I read in a Signet paperback back in the 60s. The American Title is the Wounds of Hunger. It{s a story about 6 young men and a girl who leave their remote village to get into Bullfighting. They all want to be matadors. The story follows them for about a decade and they have lots of adventures, some rather tragic. It is hard to get hold of and Spota is not well known even here in Mexico, but a very enjoyable read. The second book is The 2nd Life of Captain Contreras by Torquato Luca de Tena. This chap is actually Spanish. The story is about a dashing young Spanish Captain on the run from the Inquisition. He is persuaded by a friend to hide in a barrel of honey or something like that. The Inquisition doesnt get him but the Honey does. Several hundred years later the cask is discovered and the body is taken to a hospital facility to be studied. There, to the amazement of the medical staff he wakes up as he is about to be autopsied. Contreras is a sort of Spanish D{Artagnan with strong feelings of honor which makes it very hard for him to adapt in the modern world where honor means so little. I thought it would make a good play, but so did he and his relative who got there first and made a stage adaptation in 1954. The 3rd book is by Enrique Lafoucarde and it is called King Ahab{s Feast. Lafourcarde is Chilean and fled to Mexico during the Allende difficulties. His niece became a very famous singer in Mexico. The story is about this little Caribbean Island Dictatorship probably modeled on the Dominican Republic and Trujillo. The Dictator presides over a friendly court that consists amongst others of a dictator in exile, probably Peron, his security chief who is a former SS Officer, the French ambassador and the dictator{s own beautiful but promiscuous daughter. Lafourcade was a journalist and screenwriter. I frankly have never seen a country taken apart from top to bottom as effortlessly as is done here. I may think of more. But these three are all very fine, if hard to get.

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 26 күн бұрын

      Thank you so much for the recommendations and for taking the time to give brief explanations and also your thoughts on each book. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness!

  • Kaido Love Boat
    Kaido Love Boat 27 күн бұрын

    Amadis of Gaul and The Araucaniad

  • enrique barillas
    enrique barillas 27 күн бұрын

    On why Spanish literature might be hard to find in translation, for a long time the Spanish literary tradition used to be one of the more respected ones in Europe, which is why it is so present in Elizabethan-era literature and why poems that today have fallen into obscurity outside the Hispanic world, like La Auracana, were still discussed by, for example, 18th century French writers and were held in the same level as some Classical writers. But Spanish political decadence coincided with a long period of literary “decadence”, during which there is no work on par with the Golden age writings or with the works being made in the rest of Europe. The combination of these two aspects diminished the prestige and influence of Hispanic culture and literature in the rest of the world. And even if Modernismo and writers like Galdós began a new renaissance of Hispanic literature, and even if the Boom writers gained prestige outside the language, Hispanic literature never quite regained the level of prestige it once had in the past.

  • Nova Blum
    Nova Blum 27 күн бұрын

    Hope you saw your girlfriend! I am reading the Castle in my college Literature class. I had a hard time understanding what was so great about it, but you brought to light some things that make the book a work of art and worth reading. Thank you.

  • Nathan Foung
    Nathan Foung 27 күн бұрын

    Matthew have you thought of having a look online for bookshops in L.A. I'm guessing with a significant Hispanic population, maybe Tom LA Books may have some bookshops to recommend? Most bookshops now have catalogues in pdf format to download.

  • Arden Bogosyan
    Arden Bogosyan 27 күн бұрын

    Amazing review, loved it !

  • MissBliss
    MissBliss 28 күн бұрын

    Hello, Matthew. Here are some recommendations ^.^ 'Nada' (Nothing), by Carmen Laforet. She wrote it when she was just 23 years old and her writing is amazing. 'Niebla' (Fog) is also a very well known work by Unamuno. 'La colmena' (The hive) and 'La familia de Pascual Duarte' (The family of Pascual Duarte), both by Camilo José Cela. 'La Regenta', by Leopoldo Alas 'Clarin'. 'Luces de bohemia' (Bohemian lights), by Ramón María del Valle-Inclán.

    • Frank Morlock
      Frank Morlock 27 күн бұрын

      I forgot to recommend Cela to Mathew. He was compared to Dostoevski, and the book of his that I read was pretty good. But it was 60 years ago and I do not remember the title. I don{t think it was either of his works that you mention but it was very powerful.

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 27 күн бұрын

      Thank you for the recommendations!

  • supercool
    supercool 28 күн бұрын

    I'll have to check out Exemplary Stories. I've never thought to read anything besides Quixote from Cervantes. I haven't read Federico Garcia Lorca, but apparently Tim Buckley's album Lorca is named after him One of my favorite Spanish authors is Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio. He has two books in translation, The Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhui and The River. They are very different but both wonderful books translated by Jull Costa. The River is one of those books that occasionally pop into my mind well after reading it. I like to recommend him as much as I can since he's so obscure over here

  • ch ri s
    ch ri s 28 күн бұрын

    Modern times is a good work environment film, lots of criticisms of capitalism.

  • Frank Morlock
    Frank Morlock 28 күн бұрын

    I would like to recommend a couple writers you might like: Miguel de Unamuno a philosopher. novelist, playwright and poet who died in 1936. His best known work in English is The Tragic Sense of Life a powerful philosophical work. He wrote several novels but they are usually short. A good collection was Three Exemplary Novels. He also wrote plays and poetry. A couple oh his plays have been translate(not by me) and published. I have translated but never published several others. The next writer I would recommend is Jacinto Benavente who lived until 1956. He is mainly remembered as a playwright and for one especially called Bonds of Interest which was in the Commedia della Arte tradition and demonstrates how the social system causes people to protect criminals when punishing them might inconvenience important people. Are you interested in Latin American Spanish writers, if so I can make some suggestions there as well.

    • Frank Morlock
      Frank Morlock 27 күн бұрын

      I forgot to mention the author of Club Dumas, Arturo Perez Reverte. Club Dumas made quite a stir about 20 to 25 years ago when it was published in English and was also made into a movie with Tom Cruise, I think. I never got around to reading it, but I also collected some of his other works and read one of them about Captain Altamira which was favorably compared to Dumas himself. I have to confess I was disappointed. I still have the collection and maybe I will get to Club Dumas someday. I will send you some L.A. Spanish recommendations in a few days.

    • Mayberry Bookclub
      Mayberry Bookclub 27 күн бұрын

      Thank you for the recommendations! Suggestions for Latin American Spanish writers are always welcome as well!

  • JoRae
    JoRae 28 күн бұрын

    Thanks for sharing your collection! It would be nice to have access to a wider variety of translated works.

  • KR Campbell
    KR Campbell 28 күн бұрын

    Good choice.

  • MediumJohnSilver
    MediumJohnSilver 29 күн бұрын

    17:09 I think that Libra was somehow able to sense the myriad of alternative outcomes from different combinations of past Avengers - and that in issue eleven he realizes why this particular combination was the successful one, rather than just an assemblage of the most powerful and cocksure Avengers from the past. Yellowjacket’s betrayal was a key part, as was Captain Marvel’s ticking off of Rick Jones, causing Rick to skip out to the moon at the right time. I thoroughly enjoyed the read-along.

  • Peter Longworth
    Peter Longworth 29 күн бұрын

    The movie Seven Days in May, so much superior to Doctor Strangelove. A fabulous cast and a gripping movie. Definitely not trash at all! After you read the book, please watch this fabulous movie

  • MediumJohnSilver
    MediumJohnSilver 29 күн бұрын

    I remember seeing Seven Days in May when I was a kid, in one of my grandmother’s condensed Reader’s Digest hardcovers. I also recall the movie adaptation starring Burt Lancaster, though I never watched it from start to finish. I won’t be joining in the read-along, though, as I will be focusing on other reading for Horror May-hem and May of the Moderns.

  • Alpha Shaitan
    Alpha Shaitan 29 күн бұрын

    I'm an easy audience, I guess. I liked it a lot. There have been many versions of this story, but this was the first.