giovedì 27 dicembre 2018

Back to the Classics 2019

Sfida ospitata da "Books and chocolate" per il sesto anno. 
How it works: 
Complete six categories, and you'll get one entry in the drawing; 
Complete nine categories, and you'll get two entries in the drawing;
Complete all twelve categories, and you'll get three entries in the drawing 


1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899.

2. 20th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1900 and 1969. All books in this category must have been published at least 50 years ago. The only exceptions are books that were published posthumously but were written at least 50 years ago.

3. Classic by a Woman Author.

4. Classic in Translation. Any classic originally written in a novel other than your native language. You may read the book in your native language, or its original language (or a third language for all you polyglots!) Modern translations are acceptable, as long as the book was originally published at least 50 years ago. Books in translation are acceptable in all other categories as well.

5. Classic Comic Novel. Any comedy, satire, or humorous work. Humor is very subjective, so if you think Crime and Punishment is hilarious, go ahead and use it, but if it's a work that's traditionally not considered humorous, please tell us why in your post. Some classic comic novels: Cold Comfort Farm; Three Men in a Boat; Lucky Jim; and the works of P. G. Wodehouse.

6. Classic Tragic Novel. Tragedies traditionally have a sad ending, but just like the comedies, this is up for the reader to interpret. Examples include The Grapes of Wrath, House of Mirth, and Madame Bovary.

7. Very Long Classic. Any classic single work 500 pages or longer, not including introductions or end notes. Omnibus editions of multiple works do not count. Since page counts can vary depending on the edition, average the page count of various editions to determine the length.

8. Classic Novella. Any work of narrative fiction shorter than 250 pages.

9. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean). Includes classic set in either continent or the Caribbean, or by an author originally from one of those countries. Examples include Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (United States); Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (Jamaica); or One Hundred Years of Solitude (Columbia/South America).

10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia). Any classic set in one of those contents or islands, or by an author from these countries. Examples include Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt); The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan); On the Beach by Nevile Shute (Australia); Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria).

11. Classic From a Place You've Lived. Read locally! Any classic set in a city, county, state or country in which you've lived, or by a local author. Choices for me include Giant by Edna Ferber (Texas); Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser (Chicago); and Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (Germany).

12. Classic Play. Any play written or performed at least 50 years ago. Plays are eligible for this category only. 

THE RULES: All books must be read during read from January 1 through December 31, 2019. 
All books must have been written at least 50 years ago to qualify; therefore, books must have been published no later than 1969 for this challenge.
Recent translations of classic novels are acceptable.
E-books and audiobooks are acceptable! You may also count books for this challenge that you've read for other challenges. Books may NOT cross over within this challenge -- that is, you may not count the same book multiple times within this challenge. You MUST read a different book for each category in this challenge, or it doesn't count. 
Multiple books by the same author are acceptable.
Children's classics are acceptable, but no more than three total for the challenge!
And please, no picture books.
Single short stories and short poetry collections do not count, but you may use full-length narrative poems (like The Odyssey) and short story collections such as The Canterbury Tales, as long as you read the entire book.
You do NOT have to list all the books you intend to read in your sign-up post, but it's more fun if you do!
You may certainly rearrange or change the books for this challenge, and books may be read in any order. 


Libri letti:

1. 19th Century Classic. --> Canto di Natale (Charles Dickens)

2. 20th Century Classic. --> Lettera al padre (Franz Kafka)

3. Classic by a Woman Author. --> Delitto in cielo (Agatha Christie)

4. Classic in Translation. --> Tropico del cancro (Henry Miller)

5. Classic Comic Novel. --> Tre uomini in barca (Jerome K. Jerome)

6. Classic Tragic Novel. --> Morte a Venezia (Thomas Mann)

7. Very Long Classic. --> Via col vento (Margaret Mitchell)

8. Classic Novella. --> Lo smeraldo maledetto (Edgar Wallace)

9. Classic From the Americas --> Cent'anni di solitudine (Gabriel Garcìa Màrquez)

10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania --> Il paese delle nevi (Yasunari Kawabata)

11. Classic From a Place You've Lived --> Rime nuove (Giosuè Carducci)


Sei categorie: completato il 04/06/2019 (2-4-7-8-9-10)
Nove categorie: completato il 18/07/2019 (3-6-12)
Dodici categoria: completato il 24/12/2019 (1-5-11)

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