Classic Literature and translation recommendations?
October 12, 2005 6:22 AM Subscribe
I'm looking to start a collection of classic literature... Machiavelli's The Prince, Sun Tzu's The Art of War... I need recommendations on books, and specific translations of those books.
posted by mhuckaba to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Some other things I'd be interested in would be religious or political texts (I have Mao's little red book [If you've been to China, you know what I mean]), such as a Bible (which I've never read), the Koran, Buddhist and other Asian scriptures, etc.
I'd prefer copies which are as complete as possible and as true to the original text as possible. Thus, the King James version of the bible is probably out.
Fictional literature such as Beowulf, the Odyssey and Illiad would also be appriciated, just nothing like Shakespeare...