Saturday, June 6, 2009

All about Books: Literary geek questionnary

    Literary geek, I was tagged by Louise from Pandora.


    1) What author do you own the most books by ?
    Stefan Zweig, Thomas Mann, Guy de Maupassant, 
    Dostoievsky, Paul Morand, Céline, Cocteau.

    2) What book do you own the most copies of ?
    La montagne magique (Thomas Mann)


    3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions ?
    No

    4) What fictional character are you secretly in love with ?
    Lewis (From Lewis et Iréne (Paul Morand).


    5) What book have you read the most times in your life 
    (excluding picture books read to children; i.e., Goodnight Moon does not count) ?
    Moineau, la petite libraire (Trilby),
    Le monde en tant que représentation ( Shopenhauer ),
    Mont Oriol (Maupassant),
    La montagne Magique (Mann),
    La curé (Zola),
    Le discours sur la méthode (Descartes),
    Le Grand Nulle part ( James Ellroy).

    6) What was your favorite book when you were ten years old ?
    Le mystère de la chambre jaune de Gaston Leroux


    7) What is the worst book you've read in the past year ?
    L'élégance du hérisson (Muriel Barbery)

    8) What is the best book you've read in the past year ?
    Le moine (Lewis),
    Moïra ( Julien Green),
    La proie ( Iréne Némirovsky),
    Nada (Carmen Laforet).


    9) If you could force everyone you tagged to read one book, what would it be ?
    Les Frères Karamazov (Fedor Dostoievski)

    10) Who deserves to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature ?
    James Ellroy


    11) What book would you most like to see made into a movie ?
    La forteresse vide (Bruno Bettelheim)

    12) What book would you least like to see made into a movie ?
    Le Maître et Marguerite (Boulgakov ) 

    13) Describe your weirdest dream involving a writer, book, or literary character.
    I don’t remenber my dreams.

    14) What is the most lowbrow book you've read as an adult ?
    Justine Levy, Lolita Pille, Nathalie reims …

    15) What is the most difficult book you've ever read ?
    Ulysses (James Joyce)
    Essais sémiotiques (Christian Metz)


    16) What is the most obscure Shakespeare play you've seen ?
    Less known : Beaucoup de bruit pour rien (Much Ado About Nothing)
    The more dark : Le Roi Lear (King Lear)

    17) Do you prefer the French or the Russians ?
    Both 

    18) Roth or Updike ?
    Never read.

    19) David Sedaris or Dave Eggers ?
    I have to google.

    20) Shakespeare, Milton, or Chaucer ?
    Shakespeare

    21) Austen or Eliot?
    Austen

    22) What is the biggest or most embarrassing gap in your reading ?
    Japanese Literature

    23) What is your favorite novel ?
    La Pitié dangereuse (Zweig) and
    Les possédés (Dostoievski).


    24) Play ?
    Le canard sauvage (Ibsen),
    La cerisaie (Tchekhov),
    Un tramway nommé Désir (Tennessee Williams),
    Don Juan (Molière),
    Les Mariés de la tour Eiffel (Jean Cocteau),
    Pelléas et Mélisande (Maurice Maeterlinck),
    La Boîte de Pandore (Frank Wedeking).

    25) Poem ?
    Les yeux d'Elsa (Eluard),
    Paroles (Prévert ),
    Les Fleurs du mal ( Baudelaire).

    26) Essay ?
    L'analyse du film (Raymond Bellour)

    27) Short story ?
    Le Journal d'un homme de trop (Tourgueniev),
    Un diamant gros comme le Ritz ( F. Scott Fitzgerald),
    Nouvelles Histoires extraordinaires (Edgar Allan Poe).


    28) Work of nonfiction ?
    Esthétique du film (Jacques Aumont, M. Marie, A. Bergala),
    Théâtres du Je ( Joyce McDougall).

    29) Who is your favorite writer ?
    Impossible to answer.

    30) Who is the most overrated writer alive today ?
    Michel Houellebecq

    31) What is your desert island book ?
    Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë ),
    Moby Dick (Herman Melville).

    32) And... what are you reading right now ?
    Pretty Things: The Last Generation 
    of American Burlesque Queens ( Liz Goldwyn)

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