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Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
"I don't buy the criticism you see about Seneca not practicing what he preached. The closest I've ever been to being emperor of anything is the emperor of ice cream, so maybe the guy deserves more credit than the typical accusations of hypocrisy.

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Winter Notes on Summer Impressions by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
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I read the Arndt translation, and compared it in a few places with the Falen translation. Overall, the Falen translation (in my admittedly limited sampling of it) seemed much better to me. The meter and syntax seemed much more natural and fluid, whil ...more
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Japan by Shelton Woods
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I read this book before a recent trip to Japan; it was a good, brief overview explaining the major periods in Japanese history, and was useful background for the trip.
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Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz
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This "novel in stories," as the inside flap calls it, focuses on scenes from the everday lives of residents of Tel Ilan, "a century-old pioneer village" (again, the inside flap). These characters are mostly isolated; they live alone, either literally ...more
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Mr. Mani by A.B. Yehoshua
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In the Land of Israel by Amos Oz
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Don't Call It Night by Amos Oz
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Fima by Amos Oz
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