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Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 10, 2004 06:16AM

Where would be a good place to start looking for electronic texts.

Recommend me happy...

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Desi (---.grecian.net)
Date: January 10, 2004 07:12AM


Try these:

www.bartleby.com
[promo.net] (Gutenberg project)
[www.perseus.tufts.edu] (classical texts)


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 10, 2004 09:11AM

Desi

Thank you

Comprehensively arranged and available freely on line, smiles.
Is there a catch?

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-02rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 10, 2004 11:02AM


Is there a catch?

Yes, you have to be able to read. Also, you need access to a computer, an internet service provider, and sufficient free time to peruse it all.

[www.digital.library.upenn.edu]


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Tigermonkey (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 10, 2004 03:33PM

The only other catch you may find is that to be freely available, MOST of them are likely to be out of copyright, so it may be hard to find anything less than around 80 years old (depending on the particular copyright law in force.)


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 11, 2004 07:46AM

Hugh and Tigermonkey.

Vast and limited resources, thank you, where to start?


Recommend me happy...

Alexi

[www.poetry.nl] /> STICHTING POETRY INTERNATIONAL


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 11, 2004 12:47PM

Vast and limited resources, thank you, where to start?

Recommend me happy...


[www.gutenberg.net]


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 11, 2004 03:34PM

Hugh

Ok, I need some time to read this and think it over, will get back to you.

Thank you

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Tigermonkey (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 11, 2004 03:37PM

Question: Where to start?

Answer: Where do you want to start? Over to you. Happy hunting!


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 07:40AM

Tigermonkey

Well, I have been told not to eat at a restuarant unless I have had it reccomended to me and I have been advised to study classics (Greek and Roman) although I would like to read something that is humorous and perceptive I can't just "do what I like" forgive, forget and remember - this is my problem!


Recommend me happy

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 12, 2004 12:24PM

Google for the 'hundred best books', for example:

[tinyurl.com] />
I remember there was also an old humorous poem called The Hundred Best Books, by Mostyn Y. Pigott, whoever that was, but I can't find a copy on the internet.

It started out with,

First there's the Bible,
And then the Koran,
Odgers on Libel,
Pope's Essay on Man,
Confessions of Rousseau,
The Essays of Lamb,
Robinson Crusoe
And Omar Khayyam ...

It goes on for another 90-some lines, but I am too lazy to type it up.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 01:57PM

Consider the following in deciding where to begin:

1. What are my interests? Is there a book online that explores those interests?

2. What is my experience? Is there a book online that I've been meaning to
read, but didn't have the time?

3. Recommendations. Has someone recommended something; such as Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, or the Tao Te Ching that never sounded interesting. Explore some of these possibilities.

4. Recommended lists. Sometimes just picking a book out of a recommended list is a good place to start. Why is To Kill a Mockingbird on all the American lists? Because it's a good book. Many of these lists are available on line. Go to Google type in "100 best books" list and see what pops up.

5. Explore the Gutenberg site. Perhaps you have an author in mind. Type in his name and see what's available. Maybe Thoreau, or Emerson are your type, or perhaps James Joyce, or John Milton.

Any of these ways and more can lead you to an enjoyable read. But I do not wish to shirk my resposiblity as a recommender, so here are some books, I have no idea if they're online or not but you can certainly find many of them there. If not, go to your local library and do it the old fashioned way. smiling smiley

A. The Bible especially Revelations

B. The Prophet by Kahill Gibran

C. Conversations with Don Juan, A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Casteneda

D. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

E. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

F. Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, or Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

G. It by Stephen King

H. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I. Romeo and Juliet, or any other play by William Shakespeare

J. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, by John Gray


Have fun and keep reading!


Les


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: January 12, 2004 02:32PM

You might also want to check your local library, especially if you're affiliated with a college or university. Most have electronic texts available.

pam


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 04:04PM

Thanks Les
I've actually read some of these, but the bible? - arrrgh! - makes no sense!smiling smiley

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 04:18PM

Take it one chapter at a time, it's not all light reading. Read some verses from
Proverbs in the old testament. They stand alone without knowing the whole premise of the religion.

Les


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: January 12, 2004 05:29PM

I usually start by searching on line for:

["title of the book" + text]

Recently, I've checked quotations from DRACULA at
[www.gutenberg.net] />
And I've compared the original Spanish to an English translation of DON QUIXOTE at:

Text of DON QUIXOTE on line:
English - [ibiblio.org] /> Spanish - [ibiblio.org]

Go here to see the stuff that BiblioMania has posted on line:
[www.bibliomania.com] />
Go here to read BEOWULF in side-by-side Old English and Modern English:
[eir.library.utoronto.ca] />
Go here for links to plain texts of Shakespeare's plays and poems:
[www.cs.usyd.edu.au] />
There's more than one way to find texts from PROJECT GUTENBERG. Here's one: [www.textual.net] />
============

But again, if you KNOW what you want to read, search for ["that title' + text] to begin with.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: January 12, 2004 06:41PM

Which translation were you trying? King James is for language, Good News or Jerusalem for sense.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 12, 2004 07:17PM

Exactly.


Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 13, 2004 09:29AM

What level is this information?

I studied English GCSE and A LEVEL at school, I don't remember all of these
topics having been covered. Refreshing!

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 13, 2004 09:30AM

Pam

Good idea, thank you Pam!

Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Alexi (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 13, 2004 09:49AM

Marian-NYC

Thank you

I also think you have to know for yourself, to some extent and...
I have been made aware that life is not a sausage factory.

"All the sausages here are small"

If it is not too impertinant to ask, why vampires?
I have not read Don Quixote and I do not speak Spanish, but I have read Joesph Andrews and have considered reading Pamela. Possibly was lost in translation.


Your advice has been a great help, thank you.
Alexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: January 13, 2004 10:10AM

"If it is not too impertinant to ask, why vampires?"

If you mean, why was I checking the text of Stoker's DRACULA: I had just "read" it by listening to it as book-on-tape, and I wondered how some of the names were spelled. After that, it was just browsing.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: appgrrl (---.student.appstate.edu)
Date: January 15, 2004 06:43PM

I do that sometimes, except the other way around. I'll find literary quotes, and then find that I want to read the whole book. It's the same with movies. For instance, I'm going to check out Bridget Jones' Diary (I happened to come across it as I was working) as soon as I pay off my late fee.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Desi (---.grecian.net)
Date: February 14, 2004 09:08AM

STICHTING POETRY INTERNATIONAL

you are dutch? Where are you studying? (if you are) I used to study classics for a couple of years at the UvA.


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: February 14, 2004 10:32AM


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Lexi (---.range217-43.btcentralplus.com)
Date: February 15, 2004 10:32AM

Give us a clue?!


Lexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Lexi (---.range217-43.btcentralplus.com)
Date: February 15, 2004 10:39AM

I studied at Erasmus University Rottedam as an exchange student whilst undertaking my first degree at Manchester University.

I thought the STICHTING POETRY INTERNATIONAL web site was designed well - clear and informative with the option of viewing in different laguages.

I also wondered whether stitching was like .. well .. like knitting?!(don't ask)


Lexi


Re: Electronic Texts
Posted by: Leiky (---.range217-44.btcentralplus.com)
Date: April 19, 2004 07:51PM

Bloomsbury.Com Reference Library

[www.bloomsbury.com] />

Leiky




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