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 Message 1 of 11
2015 August 23 at 6:10pm | IP Logged 
The first books that come to mind are James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" and Arno
Schmidt's "Zettel's Traum". Do you know other books written in several or even many
languages?
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2015 August 23 at 7:37pm | IP Logged 
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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2015 August 23 at 11:08pm | IP Logged 
The Waste Land (T.S.Eliot)
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2015 August 28 at 11:59pm | IP Logged 
I realise I misunderstood the question and now feel a bit foolish lol.

One book I can think of that is supposed to have quite a lot of Japanese in it is Shogun by James Clavell. Unfortunately I didn't read much of it because I thought it was a bit silly (had a lot of promise though).
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2015 August 29 at 1:54am | IP Logged 
I can't think of any specific examples, but I feel like a lot of older (English) authors
were quite comfortable throwing in words or phrases from other languages (German,
French), simply because the well cultivated, civilised human doing the reading would have
invariably learnt these languages... In fact, in an old translation of Madame Bovary that
I once read, I was shocked to find that quite a few words were simply left in French.
This was mostly shocking to me because they were always the words that I hadn't
understood in the original.
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2015 August 29 at 6:27am | IP Logged 
I've seen Edgar Allen Poe drop some French, Latin, maybe some other things.
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2015 August 29 at 8:29pm | IP Logged 
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (German and French)
Confessions of Felix Krull by Thomas Mann (German, English, French, and Italian)
War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy (Russian and French)
Demons by Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky (Russian and French)
The Lord of the Rings by John R. R. Tolkien (English, Quenya, Sindarin et al.)
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2015 September 01 at 5:26pm | IP Logged 
I would recomment "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco, there is quite some usage of
foreign expressions and words in this book.

Fasulye

Edited by Fasulye on 2015 September 01 at 5:26pm



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