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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:04:49 No.3667028

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how poor is my reading comprehension if i can barely get through war and peace?


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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:06:09 No.3667031
zero, since you fail to realize that it's obvious that no one here knows.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:06:52 No.3667032
>>3667031
well I graduated highschool about a year ago and im going to uni this september, i always considered myself proficient at english and this book is giving me trouble.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:08:31 No.3667035
Read Anna Karenina first. It will ease the transition.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:09:36 No.3667038
That depends. Are you struggling to understand it, or do you just find it boring?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:09:51 No.3667039
>>3667028
Don't read it then. Stick to shorter works

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:10:30 No.3667043
>>3667032
>well I graduated highschool about a year ago and im going to uni this september

who the fuck cares?

>this book is giving me trouble.

what kind of trouble

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:10:53 No.3667046
Takes about a chapter in to get used to Tolstoys flow.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:12:49 No.3667057
>>3667038
the vocabulary is a bit more advanced than my own.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:14:34 No.3667061
>>3667059
so what do i do? I really would like to appreciate this novel for what it's really worth. right now im borrowing it from a library and i dont think a 2-3 week loan is long enough to get through it all.

Is it worth purchasing ?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:15:47 No.3667062
>>3667061
read 10 or twenty smaller books, preferably contemporaneous or from the turn of the century, then come back to it.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:16:54 No.3667067
>>3667061
Yes. It picks up once you get used to the style Nd get to know the major characters. It is worth springing for the pevear and volokhonsky translation.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:19:14 No.3667072
>>3667067
Do I have to read fiction or can I read up on my philosophy? I was planning to start reading some of bertrand russells works, then on some of the marx philosophers, nietzsche, kant etc. I am not too interested in fiction, though this just seemed like a book that would be worth it.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:21:37 No.3667081
>>3667080
idk wut to do ;_;

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:22:34 No.3667085

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>>3667072
>can't get through tolstoy
>thinks he can do nietzsche, kant, marx and russell

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:22:55 No.3667086
>>3667084
But what's easy that's interesting? As I said I really don't have much interest in basic bitch fiction.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:23:20 No.3667089
>>3667084
he's obviously dense

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:23:35 No.3667092
>>3667085
right now im trying to read zizek too and it's hard :cccccccc

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:25:18 No.3667098
>>3667067
Is that a good translation? My ex gave me that one on my birthday, I've been wondering for a while if it's any good

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:26:49 No.3667110
>>3667098
No it's terrible, that's why he recommended it.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:26:58 No.3667112

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>>3667092
jesus kid you're gonna give me a heart attack

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:27:10 No.3667113
>>3667092
For fuck's sake what sort of inbred shithole do you live in?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:27:57 No.3667118
>>3667092
>Reading Zizec

Fucking why

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:28:27 No.3667119
>>3667095
>>3667105
okay. i just dont know how to find easy stuff to read that id enjoy or find interesting, though.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:29:09 No.3667122
>>3667118
>>3667113
hes interesting

i like reading interesting stuff
i just cant understand it

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:30:06 No.3667131
>>3667122
how do you know he's interesting if you can't figure out what he's saying? what kind of retard are you?

>>3667119
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:30:43 No.3667134
>>3667122
John Stuart Mill is interesting and he's much more understandable than Zizek could ever hope to be
.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:32:36 No.3667141
>>3667131
>http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading
>>3667134
>>3667133
Okay. I'll read Ulysses.

Is that an okay to understand book? I think I read something about it before and it seemed interesting.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:33:25 No.3667145
>>3667141
10/10 for getting me to reply more than once.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:33:47 No.3667147
>>3667139
No, I've watched a lot of zizek vids on youtube and I can understand it from that perspective, but when it comes to the writing (I'm reading Violence), I can understand it but I cannot "fully" appreciate the argument as I would like to. Same thing for watching/listening. I can get the gist/understand it, but I cannot fully appreciate the vocabulary and phrasing

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:34:25 No.3667151
>>3667057
Pull a dictionary. General rule if you pull the dictionary more than 8 times in a chapter its not a good indication that your up to par

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:34:39 No.3667153

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Here's an easy and good read for you OP. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:34:50 No.3667155
>>3667145
>>3667144
I'm really not trolling. What on the 4chan recommended reading does not require a great amount of reading comprehension?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:35:21 No.3667159
>>3667153
I will pick that up. Thank you.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:35:39 No.3667161
Read the Greeks and Harry Potter, in that order

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:36:18 No.3667167
>>3667157
Some people like specifics.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:37:57 No.3667176
>>3667153
A friend of mine wanted to get into english written books, I recommended Farewell to Arms as a good starter, was it good advice?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:38:38 No.3667180
>>3667147

Do you possess some form of dyslexia? Or is English simply not your native language?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:40:30 No.3667195
op here, is hemingway really all fuggin history?

gay

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:40:46 No.3667197
>>3667180
It seems pretty clear that OP is a filthy barbarian that thinks he can speak english

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:41:07 No.3667198
>>3667180
english is my 2nd language i am finnish

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:43:12 No.3667218
okay going to go to the library right now and pick up old man and the sea

What was that one book? It was about some guy having an ordinary day and that was the entire premise.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:44:05 No.3667226
>>3667198
Lol
>>3667176
In my opinion yes

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:46:14 No.3667239
>>3667198
I am start

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:47:44 No.3667243
>>3667198
Hopefully you're reading these in Finnish? Zizek is really easy to understand compared to a lot of philosophers, but don't start from him.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:48:48 No.3667247
>>3667243
no mi trying to read in english cause i need better english i go to american university

>>3667230
do not read old guy and water? why xD?

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:50:02 No.3667256
>>3667208
LOL this whole fucking thread i'm laughing out loud in the library at my uni

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 20:56:51 No.3667278

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It's translated from fucking Russian, that's why you are struggling.

langue works differently, some words are impossible to translate, you are not used to the names, ... yaddadadada

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 21:26:04 No.3667374
>>3667155
Hey OP try starting off with Tristram Shandy. It's easy as shit to read and really short. Got a great plot.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 21:47:23 No.3667442
>>3667247
For learning English, stick to books originally written in English. Hemingway and the modernists are probably a good place to begin if your hope is to become more proficient in the language. We read Old Man and the Sea in my 9th grade English class. You might also consider reading Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 21:57:06 No.3667467
Oh, how the hoards of dilettantes pounce upon a sincere yet naive poster.

Fuck this board.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 21:59:55 No.3667481
Read some Gene Wolfe if you want dat vocabulary

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 23:03:28 No.3667637
>>3667028

If you'd like to try something easier I would recommend Ulysses.

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Anonymous 2013-04-17 23:04:25 No.3667642
2/10.I read that shit in 7th grade.







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