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I've never been to /lit/, but could you guys maybe recommend me obscure publishers, archetypes of writers(movements, whatever), or anything else I'm unlikely to have read through googling random terms?
I read a book every couple of days, and have been doing this since I was about 13. I got bored in school a lot after finishing work early so I started reading a book a day then, and it's a habit I haven't broken in nearly 15 years. I genuinely feel like I am running out of worthwhile books. I've read a ton of non-fiction, to an exhaustive level for nearly anything I'm interested in, and I feel like I'm running out of fiction that is worthy of my time. For example, I've read everything on the Goodreads top 1000 except for a few modern fantasy type things like Harry Potter, Hitchhikers Guide, etc.
Outside of the classics, my focus has mostly been on postmodern stuff outside of the classics/obvious popular choices, so I feel like there may yet be some deep vein of interesting literature I haven't explored, and I'm essentially just making this post in hopes someone will mention something that will give me a new road to travel in reading.
My favorite books/works/whatever are:
Winesburg, Ohio(and essentially everything else Sherwood Anderson)
An Anthropologist on Mars
Labyrinths(Borges, this title seems like it's probably not unique to the one book)
The Canterbury Tales
Oh, and for reference, I can read at a workable level in Spanish, French, Italian, and English. I'm working on German, and could probably handle most books in that language at this point. I prefer to read in the original language, but I know one of my weak areas is that I've ignored a great deal of Asian literature. I would love some really solid recommendations in that realm that have great-tier translations.
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So I just finished 'Crime and Punishment' ( The McDuff penguin translation) by dostoyevsky and my god it was excellent. In the past I dismissed it as more dry as a bone 'classic literary fiction', but it completely smashed that assumption, it honestly doesn't read like something written in the 1860's, although possibly this is to do with a contemporary translation. So, questions
> Who's read C&P, or any of dostoyesky's other works?
> Which translation
> Where should I go from here as someone who immensely enjoyed C&P, should I start on 'The Brothers Kramazov', or take a stab at something like tolstoy