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More "truth is brevity"

The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels                                                         34 pages

We Agnostics: On the Tightrope to Eternity, by Bernard Basset, S.J.                                              117 pages

We Neurotics: A Handbook for the Half-Mad, by Bernard Basset, S.J                                              116 pages

Meditations,  by Dorothy Day                                                                                                               81 pages

I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me, by Hugh Prather                                                               not paginated
  This book has about 150 pages, but over 1/2 of each page is either blank or illustration)

An Introduction to Oriental Mysticism, by Edward Stevens                                                                181 pages
  (It seems much shorter)

Al-Anon's Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions                                                                                     139 pages

Heart of Joy: The Transforming Power of Self-Giving, by Mother Teresa                                          141 pages


abendstille  has suggest I reread St Exuprey's (I know I spelled it wrong)  "The Little Prince" and I plan to do so.  I only remember that it was very short and very strange.  I remember being more intriqued by the author's life than by his writing.  But then I was about 11.


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illaria_hyde
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
What do the page numbers mean? Is it just the length of the book or a special page?

Mh, I read The little Prince two years ago and I wasn't what everyone made me expect, not that impressing, I think.
Sure you can interpret the hell in it!
I read somewhere on the internet that the fox means something about kapitalists ...
Reminds me of the bibel codex you also could do with Moby Dick.

When I meet all this ignorant people every day I can't believe that a popular book like this can be so wise, when all the ignorant people like it ...

"We Neurotics: A Handbook for the Half-Mad" Sounds interesting.

Marx I couldn't get myself to yet. I have it here, but ... the language ...

Did you ever read Hermann Hesse? A really adoreable german autor, famous for his book Steppenwolf -> See
bobby1933
Jul. 25th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Page numbers
This was a continuation of a thing I posted a few days ago called "Truth is brevity, Brevity is truth" to express my preference (other things being equal) for short books. The significance of the page numbers is to prove the books are short.

I have read Steppenwolf (a long time ago) but nothing else by Hesse. Its been so long I can't remember much about it.

The two books by Basset are written by a priest (Catholic or Anglican, I can't remember which) but they are quite readable, full of good advice, and not especially irritating to a non-religious reader.

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