A while back, I read Noli Me Tángere
by José Rizal, which is sort of the national novel of the Philippines. I've just borrowed The Knight in the Panther's Skin
from the library, which is seen as "Georgia's national epic". What are some other national novels? (I've seen the Wikipedia national epics
list, but I'd prefer novels to epics, I think, unless they are really outstanding.) If you have particular translations/editions to recommend that'd be great as well.
posted by Jahaza
on Jul 1, 2013 -
I'd like to donate some money to a charity. Is there a worthier techno-cause than Wikipedia?
posted by zscore
on Oct 28, 2012 -
I can't find a Wikipedia page I saw a while back. It was about a sort of design error or cognitive bias whereby designers or engineers reject as irrelevant (or are unaware of) a relevant factor in the requirements of a design because it is outside of their field. It gave an example which was about designing and providing water supplies in Africa. There were known ways to prevent a certain disease in the water, but the engineers were not familiar with them, so the disease spread.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Firefox update change doesn't take me straight to where i want to go anymore. [more inside]
posted by revikim
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Internet estate curation, or: How to get a better biography of an author "out there"? [more inside]
posted by progosk
on Aug 30, 2011 -
Where can one find a comprehensive list of all sites that mirror (and I do mean mirror as in full mirror
, not mirror as in quote from) Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wiktionary, and other such content?
I'm in a Wikipedia-expunging mood and wish to program the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension to ignore the Wikipedia/Wikiquote/Wikibooks/Wikiwhatever/Wikikitchensink Wikisexguide monolith.
make this thread into an inquiry as to why I'm doing this. I'm just realizing that doing this piecemeal as they come up could take me forever.)
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 25, 2006 -