Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: My Reading List For University

  1. #1
    Cheese's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    is everything.
    Age
    40
    Posts
    19,023
    Just got my reading list for University through the door. That's a lot of reading...
    The Secret Self: Short Stories by Women 1900-1984

    The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald

    The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays

    The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton

    The Iliad - Homer

    Agamemnon in the Orestian Trilogy - Aeschylus

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anon

    Macbeth - Shakespeare

    Paradise Lost - John Milton


    Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

    Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

    Beginning Theory - Peter Barry

    The Rape of the Lock - Alexander pope

    The Specatator - Joseph Addison/Richard Steele

    Oroonoko; Or the history of the Royal Slave - Aphra Behn

    The Life and strange and surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Dafoe

    Gulliver - Johnathon Swift

    The School for Scandal - Richard B.Sheridan

    From Britain Literature 1640-1789:

    The Deserted Village - Oliver Goldsmith
    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Thomas Gray
    Fingal - James Macpherson
    Ode to Evening - William Collins

    Pamela; Or, Virtue Rewarded - Samuel Richardson

    The New Penguin Book of English Verse

    The Poetry Handbook

    The ones in red are ones I have got already.

  2. Lounge   -   #2
    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,259
    How long are they giving you to read that rather interesting yet very tall pile Cheese?

  3. Lounge   -   #3
    DanB's Avatar Smoke weed everyday
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    London, so fuck y'all
    Age
    38
    Posts
    22,104
    You want to start now and you could be finished by 2006

  4. Lounge   -   #4
    Cheese's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    is everything.
    Age
    40
    Posts
    19,023
    [i]Originally posted by uNz@19 August 2004 - 10:01
    How long are they giving you to read that rather interesting yet very tall pile Cheese?
    The course starts properly at the end of September.

    Quote from list:

    We do not, of course, expect you to have read everything on these lists but it may be useful for you to familirise yourself with some of the reading required for the first and especially with some of the longer literary works.
    Just getting them all is going to be a task. Amazon here I come. (If anyone knows of any other cheap UK based second hand online book stores please post them here.)

  5. Lounge   -   #5
    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    5,401
    Well, a number of them are available for free on the net.

    Great Gatsby
    Iliad
    Agamemnon
    Sir Gawain
    Macbeth
    Paradise Lost
    Heart of Darkness
    The Rape of the Lock
    Gulliver's Travels
    Robinson Crusoe
    Ode to Evening
    Elegy

    are all ones I've seen plastered about. If you want the addresses, just ask. Most are on Project Gutenberg.


    Whose translations of Iliad and Gawain are you reading?

    It's really not as long as it seems. But I've read 16 of those already.

    Your bigger task will be in the understanding, rather than the reading. Macbeth, for example, has a huge amount of themes running through it. Too bad you don't have Hamlet, though. I love Hamlet.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

  6. Lounge   -   #6
    Cheese's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    is everything.
    Age
    40
    Posts
    19,023
    Your bigger task will be in the understanding, rather than the reading. Macbeth, for example, has a huge amount of themes running through it. Too bad you don't have Hamlet, though. I love Hamlet.
    I'd love to do Hamlet as well, my favourite Shakespeare text. Macbeth I actually did at GCSE level...will be interesting to see how it is treated at this higher level.

    Looking on Amazon it doesn't look like I'm going to have to spend too much money for these books. Or, I should say, my parents aren't going to pay too much.

  7. Lounge   -   #7
    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,259
    There's always the local second-hand bookshops.



    But don't get your hopes up.

  8. Lounge   -   #8
    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    5,401
    Why not?

    The best bookstore in my town is a second-hand shop. It's absolutely huge, with such a great selection.

    The other two bookstores cater to either the "_____ for dummies" or the coffeetable-gardening set.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

  9. Lounge   -   #9
    Cheese's Avatar Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    is everything.
    Age
    40
    Posts
    19,023
    Originally posted by MagicNakor@19 August 2004 - 12:20
    Why not?

    The best bookstore in my town is a second-hand shop. It's absolutely huge, with such a great selection.

    The other two bookstores cater to either the "_____ for dummies" or the coffeetable-gardening set.

    An English Degree For Dummies book would be great.

  10. Lounge   -   #10
    Guess Harry Potter isnt on the list this year either .


Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •