checked the archive there isn't rly a shelf thread
Let's seem em m8s
Post recs and r8
Did you take those two DFW books and stick them on your younger brothers shelf or what?
Nice selection have you read most/all of the stuff there?
also Roald Dahl is patrish as fuck, criminally underrated and unfairly typecast as merely a children's author (though he is an excellent one).
I like Faust and I like autistically comparing translations. Not pictured: Luke and Bayard-Taylor.
It's excellent. I claim no great understanding of it and I'm not sure on the quality of the translation (it's an old one from some defunct publisher) but the imagery and the poetry is stunning.
No on Innamorato.
He's not Austrian but a decent Hungarian writer, very unknown but I think you'll like him, Pushkin Press have translated most of his novels, I think. Anyway start with Journey by Moonlight, a lot of his books are mainly about people bumming around Europe while moaning about unrequited love but still fun to read just for the atmosphere.
Any good Austrian writers you'd recommend? Other than Zweig of course. Also you should see the movie Grand Budapest, a lot of his material was used as inspiration for it, you'd probably be able to get more references than I did.
>He's not Austrian but a decent Hungarian writer, very unknown but I think you'll like him, Pushkin Press have translated most of his novels, I think.
Sweet, I'm defo gonna hit that up.
>Anyway start with Journey by Moonlight, a lot of his books are mainly about people bumming around Europe while moaning about unrequited love but still fun to read just for the atmosphere.
Sounds based desu.
>Any good Austrian writers you'd recommend?
Robert Musil and Joseph Roth are two of my personal favourites but not quite as good as Zweig by any means.
>Also you should see the movie Grand Budapest, a lot of his material was used as inspiration for it, you'd probably be able to get more references than I did.
Patrician-tier film mate, absolutely adore it.
I have a lot of books so this is going to be long
New-ish to reading. All very enjoyable. Recommendations/memeposts welcome.
Because it's a sign of class; they're quadruple folded from artisanal nippon steel.
Looks good fella. How was Mishima? I'm quite interested in his works.
The dust jacket for Plato was shit, wasn't it?
I got it used so it didn't even have one.
good taste in publishers 10/10
the three books turned backwards if anyone cares
it's a volume of criticism by sean egan from 2006 going release by release through his catalog. read all of it, bretty good. I think it's called 'the mammoth book of bob dylan'
what's really good, though, is 'chronicles' by bob dylan himself
2/3 mostly my books from home and school
3/3 my records and some more books from home, books I was gifted etc
new to /lit/ and reading in general, posting my humble collection
>some fantasy, dosto, orwell, and huxley
maybe check out some other dosto like notes from the underground and orwell's nonfiction
brave new world is great make sure you try to retain it and check back with it periodically later on
check the sticky if you ever need reading ideas
would you recommend bloom's compilation of poetry?
Crown & Country is a history book actually, very dry but incredibly informative too. I'd reccomend it to anyone else who doesn't know where to start with British History. Dostoyevsky is actually the only one I haven't read, because tomorrow I should get Notes from Underground and some other short stories of his in the post, and I'd like to start with that. Yeah, I didn't think the prose in BNW was on the same level as 1984 but I loved the exploitation of human sexuality and I think there's probably some symbolism in their I missed. Definitely plan to reread it this month or next. Just finished it yesterday.
do you read many english-language authors? if you're curious about english poetry there are a ton of fat compilations of it to find inexpensively, like slightly out-of-date textbook editions whose value has dropped out
I'm yet to properly read it. I have, however, had a few skims through it. It seems like it's going to be very good; it has a very large selection of English language poets (in chronological order) -- includes all the 'main' guys, and a few lesser known ones.
I can't comment much further than that, but it does have a very large selection, with commentaries etc.
Huxley spent his time doing all of the early psychedelics so suffice to say it's not really about the prose so much as what it contains
>tfw all of the childrens engage in the sex play so there is no concept of virginity
>if you had grown up in BNW you wouldn't be a lonely virgin
>implying I live in a repressive judeo christian culture
>implying every girl I know isn't a massive slut
>implying they still won't fuck me
I just want a cute wife and to live on a nice rural parcel of land
hnnng imagine sipping coffee or beer with your 20 something qt in a nice historical city while the shop is closed for the night and there's nothing but the smell of dusty books in the air
I'm sure bloom wouldn't put you wrong, then. I have this three-piece Harvard textbook thing which covers about all of them until the 21st century.
check out more whitman if you can
keats and the romantics if you haven't
maybe dante gabriel rosetti and longfellow
byron for some highbrow perversion
maybe some gertrude stein if you're up to the task
i should have thought about college/university reading lists/compilations, thanks!
Not that guy but:
How could a translation be outdated? It's not like the English language has transformed since then.
The Maudes are very good imo, definitely among the best, if not the best.
Just a step. It's just an old Dutch home, so many have these windows. Not a rare thing and it makes the place a nightmare to heat, they are wafer thin.
I'll miss the bar in the basement.
Posted this in the desk thread but figured what the hey bails?
It's not a joke. "If noone goes to a play, then the playwright hasn't succeeded in his duty."- Moliere. The same principle holds true here. If noone reads Dante than he has failed as a writer.
That's not the point i'm making. Even in the canon there are so many other works people could be reading or have on their shelf. I'm not deriding people because their shelves aren't filled with obscure works people have never heard of. But it's really just the same books over and over. Heck, i'm not even really moaning at people just having this stuff, it's understandable that people on here new to /lit/ just have /lit/core stuff, i just don't see the point of having the same thread all the time if there is no variety whatsoever.
there are plenty of people here who've posted interesting shelves with more than /lit/core. Just talk to people you think are interesting then.
Or just ignore these threads if you really don't like them.
That site itself has a list of way more books from the canon than blooms list itself
Got a bunch of lists from various places, and if you look at the index it has a list of all the books from every list complied by time/culture. It even includes the Eastern canon.
Keep in mind though that this mostly focuses on fiction and poetry ect, there are some philosophers and historians and the like included, but their are more expansive lists of those elsewhere.
>a little too traditional
Sunni is the flexible one, Shia is the one where they still pray with a little circle rock, and once a day every year stab themselves in the head for someone that happened over a thousand years ago.
I have never seen a shelf with non-english book
Is it against the bookshelf thread etiquette ?
I started reading english book only recently, please don't be mean
Dear Lord no.
GoT are gifts (I enjoyed the first three books though)
I don't own the martian, you must have misread. The photo is pretty blurry, mea culpa.
Most philosophy books were for college. I have read some several times though (Wittgenstein, Frege, Leibnitz ...)
YES! This picture is so good. At first you think it's a modest trolling attempt by searching /r/books. BUT look at the bottom-right shelf. Do you see it? It's fucking FRANZEN. This is truly an elaborate troll
Just the top shelf for now. There's no real order to the books, I'm working on that.