I just ordered pic related with a gift card I got for Xmas. It was between this and The Stand. Did I make the right decision?
Probably going to get the hardcover of The City and the City.
It has the missing sentence, but I penciled it in after looking it up. I don't know about errors content-wise, but there is some noticeable grammar mistakes. Not BURN IT WITH FIRE tier like people make it out to be, but still disappointing
Also I wish I could read Conrad in English, but it was too cheap to decline
These two came in pretty recently.
Ulysses is smaller than I expected it to be, but it's over 1,000 pages.
unfortunately, that's not the best translation of petersburg, but it's still one of my favorite russian novels. the man was a genius, blows away most writers in technical ability. absolutely genius. if you're curious about a superior translation, Elsworth is your man.
read Ulysses after. if you read Ulysses first and then IJ, you're going to be supremely disappointed. it's like wading through the ocean deep, then getting out, and diving head first into the kiddie pool.
i'd be curious to see a list of printing errors. if anything that makes the book more of an experiment in itself for me. the comparison between editions and what not.
out of those books it wasn't a purchase on my end, it was a christmas gift from an aging mother
yeah, Infinite Jest's difficulty and quality is very oversold, whereas Ulysses has some of the most incredible words put to paper. Ignore all the threats of difficulty when you're reading Ulysses, just try to experience it, and the sooner you get lost in it, the better, don't worry about "getting it" until you come back to it a second time.
it wont say the date, they've been pumping out the same "edition" for a decade. I just noticed fixed copies last year. if whoever walked into a b&n and picked it up it's likely one of the newer fixed ones.
I bought eight books from thriftbooks last Saturday or Sunday and I think I was supposed to get some of them today but the fucking ice storm ruined that. Rain, sleet, snow or hail, you fuckers.
Waiting on these to come in.
I have a copy of moby dick already, but it's a small mass market paperback version.
During finals I would always walk around our library and steal textbooks from STEMfags and sell the books early. I normally made around $500 every semester. They were primarily textbooks from Asian students that could hardly speak English.
Barnes and Noble Classics series are absolutely disgusting. feel terrible in the hand, the paper tears when you turn the pages, and they smell like compost. the introductions are usually decent, though. i bought 2 for classes last semester and hated them so much. one of them was a double feature, portrait of the artist and dubliners. but they put dubliners second? why?
Why are so many anons being Petersburg lately? I might give it a re-read sometime this year but I have the Pushkin Press edition as opposed to the Penguin.
Recently picked up:
Paris Peasant-Louis Aragon
I've only read the first chapter of Satantango but I've enjoyed it a lot, just something about the tone while bleak can sound so calming. Which Krasznahorkai should I get next and any I immediately should get my hands on?
scored this for a penny plus shipping. couldn't believe it.
Can you not get Teatro Grottesco? That one had a decently wide paperback release. My Work is Not Yet Done had the same, I believe. His out of print stuff is a pain in the ass to find anywhere.
Everything other than the ones you listed and Conspiracy Against the Human Race is out of print, I think. I guess just hope that Penguin or some other publisher reprints his other stuff in an affordable manner.
>But what if I actually like those obscure books?
Funny thing, everybody seems to be like you.
Whoah, it's almost like everybody wants their books to be more obscure books than everyone else! What a coincidence!
Really enjoying zarathustra so far. Was reading ulysses but I might take a break to read Nietzsche because frankly I find Ulysses a bit boring- although many chapters were quite thrilling, when not too obtuse. I feel as though a difficult or lengthy book is like a bottleneck for my backlog.
Nice choices, specially dat dere Doctor Faustus edition. I actually borrowed it from my uni's library for a class. Such a great play, man, and such a good edition. I wanted to buy that edition but I'm short on money. If I have some spare change before I return home (I'm on an exchange atm), I'll totally pick it up.
Something like that, but not quite. Erasmus, as far as I know, are only from European nations. I'm an affiliate student from Mexico, but I have exactly the same status as an Erasmus student, I think. I'm at London, btw, UCL.
When Gravity Fails - George Effinger
Permutation City - Greg Egan
Imaginary Cities - Darran Anderson
Nietzsches Corps/e: Aesthetics, Politics, Prophesy, or The Spectacular Technoculture of Everyday Life - Geoff Waite
Might have overpaid slightly for that last one.
What's the name of this? The cover intrigues me, but, unbelievably, googling "que of ri bvre" just presents me with a bunch of gobbledygook.
And recent purchases:
> Parallel Stories / Peter Nadas
> Unrecounted / W.G. Sebald and Jan Peter Tripp
> Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid / Douglas Hofstadter
> My Brilliant Friend / Elena Ferrante
I went Everyman's crazy and bought the War & Peace box set, and Moby-Dick and Dubliners are en route from book depository.
I also decided to try some Oxford classics Shakespeare which should arrive soon. Some of you guys told me they we're great.
Not that Anon
hope this helps at least a little
I am not sure if it's worth the 50€
I'm typically very hesitant about opening any book all the way but the binding on them is solid.
Text is dense but very legible. Included is a fabulous intro by Rf Christian which set a level 99 comfy mood.
It won the grand prize at the recent Fantasia Bunko awards. I'd say it's pretty good, has cute moments of bonding of MC and the heroine, some lewd moments, what's not to like?
I think he just has big hands.
It's really good, mostly because I know nobody on /lit/ has ever read it.
What's the book on the bottom with the target design?
I have that same Burroughs. Is late Burroughs really difficult? I heard that somewhere on here. I know W&M is super difficult from trying to read it, and Goodreads suggests Darconville's cat to me all the time because I have a shelf of hard books I couldn't get through.
I don't have a proper shelf so I put my books in this dresser
Pages are solid and feel timeless. Acid free construction makes it elegant as fuark too. $70 sounds like an investment (got my collection on sale) but I'm very happy with it and would have got it had it not been on sale.
Why would I want to read weeaboo fanfiction with shitty prose and no literary value? If I want to fap to underage anime girls I can just go to Exhentai.
Leave this place you disgusting pleb. Light Novels belong in /jp/.
It was approved by Tolstoy because it was the first good translation. Compared to newer translations it's not as good. I don't know why I'm bothering though, you just want a pretty book set
Not shitposting at all. Just because it was approved by tolstoy doesn't mean its the best. Maybe in the 1920s is was a great translation, but you're better off with Briggs or even P&V. If you insist on Maudes get the revised version released in 2010.
But like I said, you just want a pretty bookset so go for it :)
>Men Without Women
>Women without Men
>No Women and Men
I mean c'mon
Any prior experience in reading Hedayat?
I've personally read Blind Owl and it became one of my favorite reads ever. Three Drops of Blood is actually kind in the same vain as Blind Owl. The other stories vary from historical fiction to fantastic, with only slight hints of surreal in them. But he's quite good
The blue-purple is Thucydides histories
this is the stuff Ive ordered recently I also have a giant bag of books from the thrift store I haven't even gone through yet.
this is the thrift store stuff mostly sci fi
It's a nice drink.
It was actually quite an enjoyable book. You shouldn't be so afraid to like what other people already like.
I honestly didn't know that title existed, otherwise I would've bought it. Quick bookdepository look for Women and Men only gives me ''Why Men Love Bitches''.
Yeah, The Blind Owl is my favorite novel, that's why I bought the book in the pic. Three Drops of Blood is indeed a lot like it, but it feels completely new regardless. Really like his mystical style. He was a pretty depressed man, though, reading some of his other stories.
I must admit I was memeing when I mentioned Women and Men. As it is notoriously difficult novel, as well as having being out of print for about two decades and thus hard to find.
I have that Tolstoy collection. It's fine, a good read and a funny cover. The works in it are good as well. I've read Family Happiness, The Cossacks, The Death of Ivan Ilych, The Devil, The Kreutzer Sonata and Hadji Murad from it, here's my book, spine and cover if you want to see the quality. I took this everywhere in my backpack and it's about two years old now.
The moby dick copy, the repeated books, richard the third and who´s afraid of Virginia Woolf are from a friend of mine (she took the photo).
What is up with /lit/'s absolute hard-on for classical literature at the seeming expense of contemporary lit?
Vai pra casa, João.
A versão da Ilíada da Penguin é boa mas, se puderes, cheques também a da Nova Fronteira. É em capa dura e o design é horrendo, mas estamos falando de traduções, afinal.
There's a used bookstore (comfy levels off the charts) in the old-town area of my city that sells many books with the binding of that copy of Moby-Dick. If they weren't a big investment I'd have gotten a few for pics.
If I lived closer to it I'd love to work there part time just for the experience.
I don't know if they're already translated either, but I know they were found in 2012 (codified as T.1447 from tablet V). This edition of the book was published in 2011 so it doesn't have it, unfortunately.
I read Stoner over christmas and it was transcendentally good, so when I got back home after the holidays I picked up these two, started reading Augustus on Monday, about 80% of the way through and it's just as good as Stoner, really looking forward to Butcher's Crossing