Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

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What lenguaje would you recomend reading GEB in?

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createdyesterday
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Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by createdyesterday » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi, I've been reading a lot about this book [Godel, Escher, Bach] by Douglas Hofstadter and I really want to read it.
However, I have a little conflict. :?
  • My native language is Spanish, so I first thought of buying the spanish version. However, I read some opinion on internet and I am afraid that part of the magic of this book may be lost in the translation.
  • On the other hand, I've read that the book is somewhat difficult and it may be easier to comprehend in spanish (my native language).
    I'd like to think that I can speack and read English fluently, yet I'm not sure what version to buy.
Any advice?
Would you rather buy the original English version or the translated one?
Any spanish-speaking person that has read the book?
Your opinion is highly appreciated.
:D

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Impenitent
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Re: Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by Impenitent » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:02 am

read it in Spanish first, then re-read it in English...

-Imp

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Re: Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

Post by surreptitious57 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:05 pm

I personally found it to be rather convoluted and disconnected and as a consequence its central theme is hard to follow
And so you would not be missing out on the so called magic whichever language you read it in but thats just my opinion

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