Augustus - Williams
Invention of Morel - Casares
History of Madness - Foucault
Why Read The Classics? - Calvino
Death of Virgil - Broch
War at the End of the World - Llosa
Scorch Atlas - Butler
The Female Quixote - Lennox
>what has been read
Invisible Cities - Calvino
Einstein's Dreams - Lightman (aka Invisible Cities: Reddit Edition)
Kitchen - Yoshimoto
>what is being read
The Sportswriter - Ford
The Moon in Its Flight - Sorrentino
A Death in the Family - Agee
>what will be read
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Murakami
Simulacra and Simulation - Baudrillard
Chimera - Barth
> OK ILL PARTICIP
Calvino - on a winters nite
Gurtrude Stein -Stanzas in Meditation
Wally - I(NT)J
Rosaind Krauss - The Optical Unconscious
Graham Lock - Forces In Motion: The Music And Thoughts Of Anthony Braxton
>tfw /lit/ prolly wants to date you
Tales from a Troubled Land - Paton
Blue of Noon - Bataille
The Pesthouse - Crace
Belle de Jour - Kessel
Works - Leve
I'm open to suggestions based on these books or any super lewd books in general if you know what I mean to be honest.
>not caps pic
YOU HAD ONE JOB OP
The Squabble - Gogol
Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
Return of the King
In Defense of Sanity - Chesterton
Solaris - Lem
The Once and Future King - White
The Name of the Rose - Eco
Not in love with LOTR but it's fine. Felt like an obligatory thing. Really need to wash this down with stronger literature though.
The Arabian Nights - trans. Haddawy
Modern and Normal - Karen Solie
The Scarborough - Michael Lista
The Qur'an - trans. Haleem
The Cannibal - Hawkes
Don Quixote - Cervantes
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
7 Contemporary Chinese Women Writers - anthology
Lavender Culture - Jay & Young
Mao II - DeLillo
The Guermantes Way - Proust
The Crying of Lot 49 - Pynchon
A Kim Jong Il Production - Fischer
Confessions of a Mask - Mishima
I was sick of the pic m8, plus it seems a bit of a disservice to the original and absurdly well-read caps guy
1. How did you like The Cannibal? It's revered by both Barthelme and Pynchon (and nearly all pomos attribute some influence) and I've been meaning to tead it.
2. Isn't Oscar Wao shit? What a sorry case of market hype. Diaz is, and I avoid using this term liberally, a fucking hack.
3. Read any Delillo before or is Mao II your intro?
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Homage to Catalonia
The Mountain Shadow
Congressional Politics: The Evolving Legislative System
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Wretched of the Earth
Revolt of the Masses
Submission - michel hollandaise...or whatever
joyland - stephen king
some faggy book by connor something. some little twat from youtube. deleted the thing halfway through.
another country - james baldwin
the art of the deal - donald trump
Delirium: A Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud
Conspiracy Against the Human Race
2666 (not gonna read another long book like this for a while)
The Path of Least Resistance
The Angel Esmeralda
French poetry in French
A few plays of Shakespeare
Alan Paton is highschool assigned reading. Georges Bataille is a popular French author. Crace has won major prizes. Belle de Jour was made into a successful movie. How are these authors obscure again? I mean I guess Leve might be a bit obscure but he's been discussed among the better read /lit/ users a few times over the years. Why do I have to read the same boring 20-30 /lit/ core books as everyone else, books I've already read a long time ago? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?
not the anon you're replying to, but tropic of cancer was great. granted i read it senior year of high school, but i really enjoyed its prose. bursting with neurotic energy. i bought black spring and tropic of capricorn a while ago, but i've yet to read them
J.G. Ballard - Concrete Island
Graham Greene - Monsignor Quixote
J.G. Ballard - Crash
Cecily Cox - Latitude Thirty-Seven South
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
>WHAT WILL BE READ
Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex
Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
Bernhard Schlink - Flights of Love
I've read High Rise once, Concrete Island 3x, and Crash 3x -- all are in his "urban apocalypse" voice. They're great but they do suffer from serious stylistic issues. Crash is far too repetitive with its motifs and Concrete Island has some pretty weak writing in parts. It's a shame he didn't _really_ experience the internet as it is today. He would have had a field day with it. Plays into his whole "technology doesn't just reinforce, but informs our sensibilities" things.
Is Drowned World any good? That's what I really want to read of his. I got a collection of his short stories today so that'll probably be on the to-read list shortly.
GURPS 4th edition Campaigns
Conan the Barbarian Saga - book 1 The Pheonix and on the Sword
Game Magic - A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems In Theory and Practice
Thinking in Java 4th Edition
>WHAT WILL BE READ
another rpg book
another fiction book
another non-fiction book
another non fiction book
I'm using these as slots of books I'm reading every day. I borrowed the idea from my seasonal anime watching habits. Its a lot easier to finish a bunch of stuff if you do a little bit of multiple varied things each day. Currently the longest scheduled finish is the java book in 40 days at 25 pages a day, everything else is between 10-16/day.
This is a terrible way to do it. You can do it for anime because it's 20 mins long and barely have to pay attention to begin with. Literature though requires much more commitment, otherwise you're languishing for days. In your case, weeks. 10 pages a day? How can anyone read like that?
Selected Philosophical Writings - Aquinas
Aquinas - Edward Feser
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
I'm gonna blast through The Man Who Was Thursday, and then start into Moby Dick.
What's with everyone ITT reading more than one book at once? I find that the temptation to drop the lesser book is usually too great,
I'm still experimenting, I'll probwbly weight my fiction book to have more pages per day. I may reorganize the slots to be different than like non fiction, fiction, ect as well. I know from experience that I'll burn out really easy doing a marathon read for a single book. I'm trying to get in 6-7 hours of reading a day. Currently this is about 4 hours maybe.
Pick one book to be your primary and focus for hours on it, and do the rest as accessories. I know from experience splitting your attention is catastrophic when it comes to reading.
I like to have one easy read for when I'm on the subway or if I have some free time at work, and keep books that require more immersion or thoughts for my days off.
Kind of what >>7589466 advises.
Sometimes I add some poetry or short stories in the mix.
Reading The Bell Jar and Absalom Absalom for the moment.
No idea what I'll be picking up next. I don't usually plan my readings in advance.
Last read: the unbearable lightness of being, colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, The Art of War
Currently reading: Angela's Ashes, the Oddysey
Up next: Sophocles' tragedies, Euripides', and Platos' Apology
Austen - Sense and Sensibility
Goethe - Sorrows of Young Werther
Blake - (range of poems)
Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Byron - Don Juan
Shakespeare - Winter's Tale
Austen - Persuasion
Austen - Emma
Austen - Mansfield Park
THEAETETUS - PLATO
ACALLAM NA SENORACH
THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR - KAGAN (I HAVE READ THUCYDIDES)
SOPHIST - PLATO
THE COSSACKS - TOLSTOY
I saw this picture on his, you pick one side now! Do you hear me?
How is that Kagan book? I have it too and haven't read it yet. I got it after reading Thucydides and taking Kagan's open Yale course online.
I was the fella who originally posted it lmao.
It's pretty good -- like a modern version of Thucydides; tells the whole history of the war thanks to it being modern. Offers different/modern interpretations to Thucydides' which is noice.
It's not extremely detailed however (it is only about 500 pages), but it's not meant to be (you can read his individual volumes on the war for further detail).
Hmmm, I thought it would be a good companion piece to Thucydides and Xenophon when I got it.
I have three medieval pictures like this on my other potato. One of Origen castrating himself, another of nuns picking dicks off of a tree and another of someone stabbing a king.
It's good if you want to see the big picture from all the combined sources and research -- it's just he has individuals books on each period of the war that have more detail.
You might want to get Plutarch's Lives at some points, he has biographies of Pericles, Alcibiades, Nicias etc.
Mussolini's Intellectuals - Griger
Afghanistan: Defense of Empire - Wyatt
Pomp & Politics of Patriotism - Unowsky
Rubicon: Last Days of the Roman Republic - Holland
Islam & Germany's War - Motadel
Hero of a Thousand Faces - Campbell
Italo Balbo: A Fascist Life - Segre
How to Read - Adler
The Poetics of Fascism - Morrison
Blood Meridian - McCarthy
Notes From Underground - Dostoyevsky
Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Kafka
Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
The Brothers Karamazov
Stoner - Williams
Light in August - Faulkner
Dubliners - Joyce
A+ plebeian reporting in.
Yes, but neither of those are on my syllabus
The Cannibal was great. It's a few steps below Pynchon, but it's really interesting in a lot of ways.
I didn't like Oscar Wao at first because I hated the prose and was really nauseated by all the nerd culture bullshit. I went on because I had to read it for a class, and I was glad to find that it really picks up around the second (?) chapter when the narrator changes.
I've read White Noise, and Libra and Underworld are in my queue. Should I be reading something else first?
Lost Illusions by Balzac (which is long)
just read Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
reading Great Expectations
maybe David Copperfield, maybe some Twain, maybe some Shakespeare
I finished The Book of Jamaica by Russell Banks
and Love in a Dry Season by Shelby Foote this month
currently reading The Lime Twig
V by Pinecone
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
It Can't Happen Here - Lewis
The message still holds up if some parts seem a little dated. It certainly can happen here and looks like it we're coming dangerously close to it again.
Damsel in Distress - Wodehouse
A bit of light reading, at first I felt guilty, but it was fun and good to read his writing. I now know the secret ingredient to all those Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books. Adams always had a hint of Monty Python but something a little more subtle to it. He must have been channeling Wodehouse.
Iphigenia in Taurus - Goethe
Very convincing little play. I love Iphigenia. Will be reading more Goethe. Pic related.
The Red and the Black - Stendhal
Very modern feeling. Wonderful characterization. /lit/ would identify with Julien very much. Must read guys.
Many others I'll try to polish off this year.
>people on the left are so far left that anybody to their right is Hitler and prudence is fascism
Read Conversations of Goethe with Johann Peter Eckermann by Eckermann, Nietzsche calls it the best book in the German language. There's an epub on Libgen
For the plays, Faust 1 is the magnum opus, if you read one of his books, then read this. It's easier to "get" than the second part, for which you'd need a bit of knowledge of Greek mythology and thought (annotated edition may help).
Sorrows of Werther is short fun but extreme kitsch at times ("Klopstock! Oh!").
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship is an interesting book - it's very modern in structure (not really one story but really a collection of stories), this structure has been done a lot since then so it may seem boring.
I think everybody can skip Goethe's scientific output, there's nothing important in there that can stand on its own. Goethe's plant morphology stuff has not much to do with how we see the evolution of plants today. His theory of colors is plain wrong.
Didn't find it particularly interesting, mostly two couples running around in the country-side not getting it on, a bit of wedding drama, a bit of tragedy, not particularly worldmoving today. The structure of the chemical hypothesis he uses as the structure of the novel is fun though.
>I didn't like Oscar Wao at first because I hated the prose and was really nauseated by all the nerd culture bullshit. I went on because I had to read it for a class, and I was glad to find that it really picks up around the second (?) chapter when the narrator changes.
You aren't out of the woods im afraid...
>I've read White Noise, and Libra and Underworld are in my queue. Should I be reading something else first?
Oh no, not at all, I was just curious. Mao II isnt usually held up there with Underworld/White Noise so I was wondering if you've read them. I've heard Mao II is particularly genius if you've tried your hand at writing yourself
>what has been read
Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
Stranger - Albert Camus
A country doctor, the great wall of china, the metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
Ločil bom peno od valov - Feri Lainšček
Also some poems by Edgar Alan Poe
>what is being read
Alamut - Vladimir Bartol
A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess
A knight of the sevem kingdoms - GRRM (i know lel)
>what will be read
Ana karenina - Tolstoy
Sun and steel - Yukio Mishima
I know, I'm reading the La Inca bit now and dreading what's coming next. I didn't hate the part right before that though-- where this thuggish character was narrating and it was sort of implied that nerd culture appealed to him despite his machismo.
I do write, but I didn't know that about Mao II. That's interesting. I picked it because the themes matched with what I write about it (same reason I read White Noise)
Richard Yates - Revolutionary Road
Adam Hochschild - King Leopold's Ghost
Pio Baroja - La ciudad de la niebla
Mishima - Confessions of a Mask
Oliver Sacks - Musicophilia
Plato's dialogs along with some commentary
Georges Perec - Life: A User's Manual
Dylan Thomas - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Cathedral - Raymond Carver
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
Play it as it Lays - Joan Didion
Don Quixote - Cervantes
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
Epic of Gilgamesh
Cousin Pons - Honore de Balzac
Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Moonseed - Stephen Baxter
>Goethe's collected aphorisms
>Theophrastus, Sophron, Mime Fragments
>Diogenes Laertius's Lives of Eminent Philosophers
>The Canterbury Tales again
>some other shit that I'm forgetting
This month I won't be doing much reading-- I'll mainly go back through those texts and copy my notes out of them.
Did finally get Prudentius's Psychomachia... excited for that