Reading PragueDiary of a Monk

24 novels recommended by book-loving monks - a quick look at recommended works at each level from introductory to advanced!

In this article, we will introduce novels that we highly recommend for each level of readers, from beginners to advanced readers.

Basically, the books introduced here are all great books that I recommend with confidence. All of them are extremely interesting works, so please take a look at the linked pages for the books that interest you, regardless of whether they are categorized as introductory or advanced.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Che Guevara, "Marx-Engels Sketch" - What does Guevara think of Marxism? That Guevara wrote a biography of Marx!

This work is very much about where Che Guevara stands on Marxism.

First, when we think of Marxism, we think of the Soviet Union, but from Guevara's perspective, Soviet-style Marxism seemed to be distorted from the original Marx. The Soviet Union had become a rigid bureaucracy, and its reality was different from Guevara's ideal of Marxism.

In this article I will tell you what Guevara thought of Marxism and what I think of it!

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Miyuki Sato, "Guevara's HIROSHIMA" - What did Che Guevara think when he visited the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome?

I would highly recommend this book.

Che Guevara visited the A-bomb Dome. What were his words there?

In this book, you can take a closer look at Guevara's visit to Hiroshima.

Whether you know Guevara or not, this work is a must read. The book raises issues that are really important when thinking about war and the atomic bombing.

Why not pick one up?

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Che Guevara's "Motorcycle South American Travel Diary" Synopsis and Comments - Young Guevara's Don Quixote Journey! A well-known work as the basis for the movie

This trip seemed to me exactly like a Don Quixote trip.

The old motorcycle, Poderosa 2, soon breaks down and crashes over and over again, throwing them all out of their bodies. The Guevaras also continue to make happenings wherever they go.

Don Quixote is a man who takes what most people would consider foolishness very seriously. He becomes an itinerant knight and travels all over Spain to correct the injustices of the world.

Guevara must have been traveling with this very Don Quixote in mind.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Chihiro Ito, "Cuba: The Latin Soul that Brought a Superpower to its Knees" - A recommended reference for learning about Cuba's history!

We were amazed at what we read in this book. We usually receive very little information about the country of Cuba. At best, we have an image of Cuba as a strong baseball team. For those of us who only have an image of the Cuban crisis and the dictator Castro, what this book tells us is truly astonishing. The world here is the complete opposite of the image we have of Cuba.

I am sure that this book will change the way you feel about America.

I think one of the great things about this book is that it gives us an idea of what the U.S. was like for the Cubans, not just information from the U.S. side.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Toru Miyoshi, "Che Guevara Biography" - Biography recommended to learn about the life and thought of Che Guevara, the leading revolutionary of the Cuban Revolution.

It was Guevara who inspired me to read Don Quixote. It was because of Guevara that I decided to read "Don Quixote" for the first time.

Now "Don Quixote" is like my life's work. I will continue to read this work for the rest of my life.

For me, Che Guevara was the great benefactor who connected me to Don Quixote.

This work, "The Biography of Che Guevara," is a wonderful biography that allows us to learn about the man to whom we owe so much.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Unamuno's "The Life of Don Quixote and Sancho" - A famous book full of love for Don Quixote! A recommended work that will cheer you up if you read it!

I was thrilled to read this piece. I was so moved to read this piece, and I thought to myself, "How could someone read "Don Quixote" so much and speak so passionately about it!" I was so moved. It is love itself! You can feel it! This is an amazing work.

This work is a must-read for fans of "Don Quixote" and is one of the best books of all time.

As I mentioned in the title, this work is a masterpiece that will energize you if you read it. I believe that this work has overwhelmingly great significance in contemporary Japan. I strongly feel that I would like to read this book again and again in the future. The power of this work is that great.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Takashi Sasaki, "The Philosophy of Don Quixote: The Ideas and Life of Unamuno" - Spanish philosopher called the Kierkegaard of Southern Europe and Don Quixote.

Unamuno was a Spanish philosopher known as the "Kierkegaard of Southern Europe.

As the title suggests, Unamuno's philosophy is inseparably linked to "Don Quixote. It is very significant to know Unamuno in order to study "Don Quixote.

This book provides an accessible summary of the life and thought of the Spanish philosopher Unamuno for the beginning student.

This was an interesting piece. He is quite a minor philosopher in Japan, but I really hope that his existence will spread as much as possible.

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

T. Bulfinch's "A New Translation of King Arthur's Tales" Synopsis and Commentary - The Royal Tale of the English Medieval Knight! And the connection to Don Quixote.

This book will be a work compiled as a guidebook to get a general overview of the vast "Tales of King Arthur".

I would highly recommend this piece. The story is dramatic and enjoyable. I am convinced that this story has had a great influence on modern fantasy and video game productions. The Holy Sword Excalibur and the legend of the Holy Grail are exciting even for those of us living in the modern age. I think this work can be called the royal road of storytelling.

It was also interesting to read it while thinking about the connection to "Don Quixote"!

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

M. J. Dougherty, "Illustrated King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" - A recommended guide to learn the outline and history of the Arthurian story!

When it comes to medieval knightly tales, "The Tales of King Arthur" cannot be missed.

You have probably heard of "The Tales of King Arthur" before, even if you don't know what it is about.

And in fact, the famous "Knights of the Round Table", "Legend of the Holy Grail" and "Holy Sword Excalibur" are mentioned in this story. This is interesting.

It is also visually friendly with numerous illustrations, making it easy to read.

This is a great book for an introduction to King Arthur. This was a much appreciated work.

I highly recommend this guidebook.