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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments This can help those who are still looking for titles included in the list. I'll start:

1. AGAINST THE GRAIN is the same as AGAINST NATURE by Joris-Karl Huysmans;

2. THE CLAY MACHINE-GUN = BUDDHA'S LITTLE FINGER (Victor Pelevin);

3. THE STRANGER = THE OUTSIDER (Herman Hesse);

4. MAGISTER LUDI = THE GLASS BEAD GAME (Herman Hesse);

5. DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? sometimes go by the title BLADE RUNNER (Philip K. Dick);

6. REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST = IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME (Marcel Proust);

7. THE NEW ELOISE = JULIE (Jean-Jacques Rousseau); and

8. ON EDUCATION = EMILE (Jean-Jacques Rousseau).


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Also:

9. SIMON AND THE OAKS = SIMON'S FAMILY (Marianne Fredriksson);

10. MONEY = MONEY:A SUICIDE NOTE (Martin Amis).


message 3: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Moscow Stations is also Moscow to the End of the Line by by Venedikt Erofeev

And The Stranger/The Outsider is by Albert Camus


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Indeed, thanks Liz M.

Got another one:

PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD = A MODEL CHILDHOOD (Christa Wolf).


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Makenzie Seiple | 1 comments Carmen Laforet's novel Nada is listed as Andrea, a much less common title from an earlier translation, it would appear.


message 6: by Coqueline (last edited Dec 17, 2010 10:37AM) (new)

Coqueline | 28 comments The Elementary Particles = Atomised (Michel Houellebecq)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments tsk,tsk. my brother bought The Elementary Particles because it's on the list, while I got Atomised because it has a pretty girl wearing onlly her panties on the cover. We didn't know they were the same.


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VeganMedusa (kerriveganmedusa) Coqueline wrote: "The Elementary Particles = Atomised (Michel Houellebecq)"

Yay! I read Atomised because I thought it was on the list, then I couldn't find it to tick it off and was very sad at putting myself through all that masturbation for nothing (the philosophy/science bits were good though). Thanks for the info.


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Coqueline | 28 comments Joselito: I got the exact copy of Atomised! I have never actually seen the copy of the other one, I'm guessing Atomised is the British/European edition.

VeganMedusa: I found out they are the same by actually seeing Elementary Particles on the list and wondered if it's the sequel of Atomised (which I read a few years back) and did some searching around.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Ok, girls, thanks. Now try to top this. I got a list book with THREE(3) english titles: Cao Xueqin's A DREAM OF RED MANSIONS aka THE STORY OF THE STONE aka THE DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER.


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Dawn (dawntd) | 5 comments The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte is also The Club Dumas (that's what my version is called).


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY = A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY (Laurence Sterne)

TRISTRAM SHANDY = THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN (Laurence Sterne)

SCHINDLER'S ARK = SCHINDLER'S LIST (Thomas Keneally).


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Does anyone know if Colette's MY MOTHER'S HOUSE is the same as her CLAUDINE'S HOUSE?


message 14: by Susanna (last edited Jan 06, 2011 12:40AM) (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) I think it's the same book. The original title is La Maison De Claudine ("Claudine's House"). The translations include "The Mother of Claudine" (tr. 1937) and "My Mother's House" (transl. by E. McLeod and U.V. Troubridge). (Info from here.)


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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments thanks susanna!


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Susanna (jb_slasher) No problem :)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments I just learned that the real title of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS is TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD. At least that was the title Jonathan Swift gave his book.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments ZENO'S CONSCIENCE = CONFESSIONS OF ZENO (Italo Svevo).


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Bikki Joselito wrote: "ZENO'S CONSCIENCE = CONFESSIONS OF ZENO (Italo Svevo)."

Thank you - I have "Confessions of Zeno" on my shelf waiting to be read!


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments I just got my copy, but it's Zeno's Conscience. Looks like a difficult read, what do you think?


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Bikki It was a swap and I haven't had a chance to look too closely at it yet. I am reading Anna Karenina at night and just started Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

I feel like if I can survive Gone With The Wind I can survive just about anything...it took me months to read it (it was my "night" book too) and I had to force myself to finish it.

Let me know if you are going to read it soon and I'll pick it up next...I like to talk about what I am reading or at least read what other people thought of a book. :)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments ok. I've browsed through it. It looks difficult to me. GWTW is thick but not difficult to read (do you know that the original manuscript for GWTW was so thick that it was even TALLER than the author?).


message 23: by Bikki (new)

Bikki True - GWTW was not dificult to read, I just didn't like Scarlett and had to drag myself to read it. I am going to pick up Zeno tonight and actually look at it then.

I had no idea that about the original manuscript for GWTW...I learn something new every day! :)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW = MISS SMILLA'S FEELING FOR SNOW (Peter Hoeg)


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Sandi | 227 comments Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring by Kenzaburō Ōe is the same as Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments WOMAN AT POINT ZERO = FIRDAUS (Nawal El Saadawi)


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K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 248 comments FATELESSNESS = FATELESS (depending on edition) by Imre Kertsz, 2002 Nobel laureate

ON LOVE = ESSAYS ON LOVE (by Alain de Botton, Goodreads author)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments AS A MAN GROWS OLDER = EMILIO'S CARNIVAL (Italo Svevo)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments A VOID = AVOID (Georges Perec).


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Ellie (elliearcher) Joselito wrote: "Does anyone know if Colette's MY MOTHER'S HOUSE is the same as her CLAUDINE'S HOUSE?"

It's not. My Mother's House and Sido is a memoir. Claudine's House is a novel, part of the Claudine series.


message 31: by Susanna (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) Actually, My Mother's House and Sido are two different books. The book you linked is an edition which includes both books.


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Ellie (elliearcher) I know, I just didn't take the time to find the individual edition. I guess I was more focussed on the fact that My Mother's House & Claudine's House are separate books.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Really? Then I guess I still have to find and buy/steal/borrow Claudine's House. Lucky I haven't read yet My Mother's House! thanks to you girls.

I have another one:

THE BEGGAR MAID = WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (Alice Munro)


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments YOUNG TORLESS = THE CONFUSION OF YOUNG TORLESS (Robert Musil).


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments THE LONELY GIRL = GIRL WITH GREEN EYES (Edna O'Brien).


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments CELESTINA by Fernando de Rojas is sometimes known as THE TRAGICOMEDY OF CALISTO AND MELIBEA or THE SPANISH BAWD.


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K.D. Absolutely (oldkd) | 248 comments THE RAVISHING OF LOL STEIN = THE RAPTURE OF LOL STEIN


Elizabeth (Alaska) The Blindness of the Heart and

The Blind Side of the Heart by Julia Franck

(these have been combined here at Goodreads, so you will find them under the first listing here.)


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Chris | 2 comments I am shocked that this has not yet made the list:

The Hobbit = There and Back Again (Tolkein)


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Cindy (newtomato) | 196 comments I could be wrong, but I don't think The Hobbit was ever published as just "There and Back Again"? The whole title was "The Hobbit: or There and Back Again."


message 42: by El (new)

El Correct - "There and Back Again" is the subtitle, not an alternate title.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments "Story of the Eye" by Georges Bataille is also known as "A Tale of Satisfied Desire."


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Chris | 2 comments Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five=The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death
Shelley: Frankenstein=The Modern Prometheus
Mellville: Moby Dick=The Whale
Haley: Roots=The Saga of an American Family
McCarthy: Blood Meridian=The Evening Redness in the West
Voltaire: Candide=Optimism
Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin=Life Among the Lowly
Smith: The Hundred and One Dalmatians=The Great Dog Robbery
Waugh: Brideshead Revisited=The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Dickens: Oliver Twist=The Parish Boy's Progress
Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles=A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented


message 47: by Sandi (new)

Sandi | 227 comments Those are mostly subtitles though, right? Not alternative titles. And I doubt that The Hundred and One Dalmatians are on the list.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly (joselitohonestlyandbrilliantly) | 372 comments Roots, maybe not on the list too


message 49: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Ghost at Noon is also known as Contempt


message 50: by Liz M (last edited Oct 29, 2011 11:58AM) (new)

Liz M If This is a Man was published in the US as Survival in Auschwitz


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