1. Last three books read
2. Recommend a fourth for the person above you.
>Le Pli, Gilles Deleuze (basically his opinion on Leibniz and the Baroque movement as a way to live in the present day)
>Spiritual in the Arts, Kandinsky (interesting and fairly pretentious ramblings by an abstract painter that at the very least will show you why he used exactly those shapes and colors)
>A Clowkwork Orange, Burgess
TAZ, Hakim Bey
Uh dunno honestly but try Moscow-Petushki, it's fairly cool
>tfw you will never be dominated by Plath
>tfw you will never lick her feet
>Soumission - Houellebecq
How hard is Houellebecq in French?
I have no knowledge of French, but I'm interested in learning some using books.
My native language is spanish, if that makes any difference.
The life of Monsieur de Moliére
The Brothers Karamazov
Seeing I havent read any of those books I wouldnt really know what to recommend so I'll say 'Cosmicomics' by Italo Calvino, can't go wrong with that.
>lost illusions by balzac
>lord jim by joseph conrad
>great expectations by charles dickens
I've read all of yours except murakami, you should check out latter-day kerouac, like big sur maybe, or the original scroll version of on the road
The Death of Ivan Ilych - Tolstoy
>The Recognitions - Gaddis
>A Brief History of Seven Killings - James
>Mao II - Delillo
Thank you for replies anons.
I didn't really enjoy On the Road much, so I might wait a while before reading more Kerouac. Thank you, though.
This looks interesting, almost like a German Vonnegut. Is that a fair comparison?
I have already read Cuckoo and enjoyed it. Someday I might read Kesey's other novel. Your other two suggestions look good, and are ones I haven't considered before.
I was planning on reading Steppenwolf next, but I might go with one of your guys'. Regardless, they've all been added to my 'someday' list. Thanks!
>Your other two suggestions look good, and are ones I haven't considered before.
Sorry those were the last three I read, however I would absolutely recommend Steppenwolf over those that I listed. It remains one of my favorite novels.
I rec you the cosmic trigger vol 1. You've probably never heard of it, like me and all the books on your list.
1. Gravity's Rainbow
2. Debt: The First 5000 Years
3. The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Calvino
Most recent listed first:
Joseph Heller - Good as Gold
Nathanael West - The Day of the Locust
William Saroyan - The Human Comedy
The only one of those im even kind of familiar with is Infinite Jest.
I'll recommend Heller's Something Happened.
one of my favorites, I read that several times (actually, it's being taught in secondary schools)
after you finish the book, watch the cartoon adaptation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0176694/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1
>The Shadow of the Torturer
read the rest of the book u dingus.
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Pyramids - Terry Pratchett (Give me a break i'm still half pleb)
The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
Currently reading Gravity's Rainbow. What's next?
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
100 Years of Solitude
Currently reading Earthly Paradise, Norwegian Wood, and the English Patient.
At the Mountains of Madness
The Colour Out of Space
The Music of Erich Zann
You've probably already read all of these though, as most people get into the Yellow King through first reading HPL :/
YEah, I have the Necronomicon collection book and read those. Thanks anyway I already got some ideas from the other posts in this thread :) not to mention my extensive list of "To read"...
i liked it. The dialogue was pretty hard to wrap my head around, but i like the black comedy vibes in it. And i like Beckett's style, he peppers his prose will little riddles and call-backs from earlier parts in the novel. Did you enjoy it?? I want to read the trilogy soon too.
1. The "United States" collection of essays by Gore Vidal.
2. "The Battle for Spain" by Anthony Beevor.
3. "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis.
I know next to nothing about post-war german literature for the person above, but I suspect you might like "The Berlin Stories" by Christopher Isherwood. They give a slightly fictionalised but generally accurate picture of the Weimar Republic Era Germany, and how the Nazi threat was basically building itself up in the shadow of the period's decadence.
Beiser - The Romantic Imperative
Jünger - Das Wäldchen 125
Leontiev - Against the Current
>you will never be a famous troubled genius with an equally famous literary sensation gf whose work kind of disgusts you because it's so womanish but you find the spark of her creative soul too fascinating to consider leaving her
>you will never subject her to your weird pathological femdom fetishes like a modern Venus in Furs, being precociously perverse for your generation
>your weird kinky escapades will never be written about by literary critics and gossip clickbait generations into the future, millions of twitter proles finding out that you used to use something called a rimseat with this well-known authoress
>/lit/ will never turn excerpts from your private letters into memes
>you will never inspire a new generation of horny aspiring writers with femdom fetishes to go find their own Sylvia Plath analogue and lick her feet and be perfect together, renewing the cycle
The Fault In Our Stars
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I Am Legend
I tend to read fantasy and sci-fi so don't think I'm a YA reader.
Honestly, have never heard of those books before. I really enjoyed American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Metapsychology by Rakover
Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious by C.G. Jung
Complete Book of Self Hypnosis by Yates and Wallace
I would also recommend "A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud" (It is good for beginners)