just started my collection desu
How do you faggots deal with knowing you will never be this patrish?
I just got them straight from Amazon UK. Tbh don't bother senpai, some of the pages are a literal smeared with the ink. They're pretty low quality. That and the fact the covers look like trash.
I don't open the fully open so the spine doesn't crack and (this is gonna show the full scale of my OCD) I wash my hands before reading and don't let anyone else touch them.
also they don't go leave my room so they don't get forgotten somewhere in a bent shape.
only aesthetic rage my books get are sometimes the corners go white but I dint think you can see much of that in the pic.
Man, you'd probably go into an autistic fit if you saw my books. Whatever space isn't covered in coffee or grease stains is filled with notes. Spines completely fucked, dog-ears all over the place, etc.
Long time not posting in these threads, i always feel ashamed of the wall.
>Three bibles *dibs adorno*
One's for scholarship, one's for lit-value, one's a companion text
I am such a fucking sucker for this retro-style high fantasy covers. I'm gonna read The Wheel of Time just because the covers are fucking gorgeous, i fucking LOVE that Eye of the World cover
These are just my fiction books. I have a no fiction shelf with various scholarly works (Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, etc.)
Let me tell you the fuck why, anon.
This board is called /literature/, not /books/.
If you want to talk about any book, go to /r/books, over here we discuss literature, that doesn't include shit-tier YA (as if there's anything other) or genre fiction.
Maybe you should spend less time on reddit and instead lurk until you can reliably realize when someone's pulling your chain
So you know, you don't embarrass yourself getting baited like a newfag
>light blue leatherbound book
who the fuck thinks that looks acceptable
inb4 people shaming you for reading translations.
>tfw cant find gravity rainbow in portuguese
What does /lit/ think of my pile of books?
that mla paper
this upsets me i dont know why
Hey good on ya. I just graduated with Classical Studies/ Philosophy double major; applying to grad school next year. Do you have plans for after graduation?
Sorry, I hate asking that stupid question because it makes me sound like a pretentious STEMfag but I'm legit curious
I've always wanted to go into teaching, ideally after grad I get my TESL and go teach abroad, ideally somewhere in Europe (I'm semi-fluent in French which I'm hoping should help)
After a few years of that I'd want to come back to Canada and teach, maybe go back to school in my 30s to get my MA/PhD
Good on you for slogging it through to Grad school, I never had the discipline or the talent for publishing papers so it's always great to see other people making it.
That sounds like a good plan! Isn't Canada's pseudo-French kind of looked down upon by more linguistically "pure" French speakers?
And thanks man, I'm looking forward to it. Not sure what the higher ed climate is like in Canada but in the US if you're not going to a top tier place it's better not going at all. Even then though, it can be pretty difficult to get a job as a professor. Publishing papers is, obviously, a huge part of it but solid teaching experience actually matters when looking for jobs in higher ed. I'm pretty close with my old college profs who are in the process of hiring now and, while they've had a wealth of candidates who have published interesting material, the only ones they are seriously considering are those who have teaching experience or have made being a good teacher part of their priority in grad school. So definitely something to think about it after you've travelled a little.
>Isn't Canada's pseudo-French kind of looked down upon by more linguistically "pure" French speakers?
Not who you were replying to, but not in my experience as an american who lived in paris for three years. French speaking Canadian tourists are adored by the natives, and are really the only tourists tolerated by the French, and it's all because they feel linguistic kinship with the Quebecois. French are very proud of their language and many I met thought it was best suited to be the 'language of the world'.
Part One: Childhood books
>inb4 patrician reader
Redwall, Stephen King, and Harry Potter were what got me into reading longer works. From there I started to branch out more.
Part Two: New ones.
Found a whole treasure trove of classics in my basement, left there from one of my parents' old university friends.
Part 3: The rest.
Dat bible. Tragic case. Metal cover, gold pages, incredible introductory preface with ethnolinguistic details, anthropology, and history details. But i guess its been in the family so long that its practically decayed. Both covers aren't bound to it properly anymore.
Q: do the numerous Pynchon/Joyce/Wallace drones in these threads also create all the threads about P/J/W? Or are most /lit/ users just ignorant of any author who isn't some postmodern experimental whizkid?
I don't mind that stuff, especially if I inflicted it. But I buy the majority of my books from Half Price Books and some have absurd amounts of writing in them. Pic related, I found No Longer Human after searching for a while but someone literally wrote on every other page.
this is what's on my desk
i don't walk into the other rooms to photograph the rest
if u b8 me hard enough i might
Just my top shelf. No particular order for the books.
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the /lit/ b8rs autismo academy
I just got IJ today at Half Price Books. It was originally $6 but I had a $5 coupon. Hope it's worth the dollar. I plan on reading it this summer.
There's a whole collection where Cathedral came from??
Yep, I am.
I can't say much on what would be a good translation, but I remember a thread on here a while ago discussing good translations, and I'm 90% sure that Abdullah Yusuf Ali's was mentioned as being a good one.
What are your favorite works of Hesse's in German?
I've read almost everything except Magister Ludi in English translation, partial to Narcissus and Goldmund.
Do you think he translates well into English? Any translators to a good job? Never looked into his translators.
my shelf at work. late 19th century Persian manuscripts. they're in terrible condition.
I photograph old books and manuscripts for archive and access. I'm not working on those volumes, though. Right now in my queue I've got an incunable (Decameron, fuck yeah) and a 3 volume set on the french revolution (yawn)...and some stupid foldouts and other random stuff.
I've been a photographer for about 15 years now, full time. I've always needed up with jobs in reprographics, for some reason. About ten years ago I was in a bad way with no job and wife and kids and all sorts of bad shit, so I wrote to anyone and everyone that was doing what I was interested in and good at, and an ivy league called me up and here I am. Definitely an outsider, being a photographer in a building full of librarians, but I have a lot of theatre experience, read a lot, father's a writer, so I got along well with the curators. I'm paid less than I should be, since I'm an outsider and no degree to speak of, but I work with great cameras and old books all day, the pay is adequate.
Wide open field, lots to do in this area. I'm trying to bring some studios into public libraries in my area. Do some freelance as well. Pic is a lot of newspapers, which are nightmare projects.
>That sounds like a good plan! Isn't Canada's pseudo-French kind of looked down upon by more linguistically "pure" French speakers?
No. This is a myth upheald entirely by people, namely Canadians that hate Quebecois, who do not speak french and have no basis for making such claims. Quebec french is just older sounding as a result of being isolated from France and protected by the language laws in Canada.
Honestly though the Quebecois are cocksuckers though. If you're franco-ontarian they would rather speak to you in their shit English than in your fluent/adequate, but not Quebecois, french. Acadians are broteir tho
That's tough, there has been some really cool stuff and I'm so incredibly grateful to be working with it. I did two drafts and a final copy of the emancipation proclamation, other Lincoln stuff...but also an Audubon, notebooks of US constitutional delegates, and in older more lit stuff a bunch of incubla like this Decameron and Hypnertomachia Poliphilli, some fragments from the dead sea scrolls and some Egyptian book of the dead fragments. Just did a whole bunch of independent press stuff from the early 20th century, like the roycrofters, so beautiful. A lot of first editions, and a hell of a lot of medieval manuscripts, which aren't really interesting in terms of subject matter.
Thankfully they go to conservation for approval first, and we can reject them if they're too delicate, or the chance of problems is acknowledged as a risk. Mostly covers detach. Obviously I'm incredibly careful but you'd be surprised (maybe) that old books hold up pretty well. Partly because when people used to make books they did so with skill and consideration that you'd be dragging it around on a horse. The paper was hardwood not that lignin filled softwood used now. Binding by thread, etc. Losing track of them is a more common problem, but not that common.
These accordion manuscripts were great but hard to work with.
This is most of my fiction (plus some assorted non-fiction). I have another shelf with the rest of my Classics & Philosophy books, and a third with all my pop-WWII history books from high school
Also around 70%. Including complete readings? I just got my dad's books so that dropped my percentage a lot.
Do you count a book as "read" if you got partway into it and didn't like it?
3. Narcissus and Goldmund
A friend of mine showed me his Bernofsky translation of Siddhartha and I thought it worked pretty good. Reading german stuff in english always feels weird to me, but I think Hesse translates better than f.e. Kafka.
yes, it has raised my standards of american short fiction too much, though. Check out Vitamins, Preservation, A Small Good Thing
I checked it out based on Ann Beattie's praise of it. I haven't read it but I did check out the afterword by David Foster Wallace. He shit-talks Amy Hempel and implies there is such a thing as a 'Carver-ian' or someone derivative of Carver. Kinda made me angry
The top volumes are Cambridge Medieval Histories, circa 1950s
>The aeneid not beside the illiad and the odyssey
Yeah, not gonna lie, the Trump pic is for you guys.
As for the memes, I only started collecting and reading literature a few months ago. I fell for IJ. I don't think anything else own really qualifies as meme material though.
We have lots of books in common. Although I haven't read Kafka's Die Erzählungen yet. What should I expect from it in comparison to his novels?
Pic related, my German literature.
>boring 1-dimensional characters only meant to carry her shit philosophy, literally no challenge to her own philosophy within any of her novels
>unoriginal philosophy that was done by people centuries ago, yet she claims that it was somehow unique
>stupid manipulative cunt (this alone isn't a valid reason, but its not the only reason)
>a dirty jude (also not a reason alone)
>hypocrite who didn't believe in her own philosophy, welfare leach
I wish the /lit/ moderator wasn't such an utter piece of shit. Then maybe these disgusting threads wouldn't litter the board & slide decent topics into oblivion.
Mod, why is Bowie dead & yet you continue to live? When does it end? When?!
Where the fuck are you you fucking brhues, I know there's at least other 5 out there
translation / original
when I first read it, I used the translation for certain passages I couldn't quite follow in the original, then went back and read it.
It's a very good technique for people reading harder texts in foreign languages, tbqhwy
I've read through about half of it. It's got all him short stories and novel/novellas.
For $23 it's pretty good quality, my only problem is that the paper is a little too thin and you can see some of the text on the previous and next pages.
I'm not OP btw.
Well, unlike his novels his short stories are finished. The structures are clearer than in his novels. See for yourself, don't trust me.
Check out Das Urteil, In der Strafkolonie, Der Bau, Ein Landarzt & Ein Hungerkünstler. If you haven't read Die Verwandlung yet, it is in there as well.