Alright lit, let's see how many well accomplished (and possibly unduly ignored) non-meme authors we can name. I'll begin:
James I understand because he is very difficult.
For the lack of discussion of Hawthorne, there is no excuse. Melville is talked about all the time, or perhaps more properly, his name is thrown around a lot (and it seems like it's only ever in reference to Moby Dick or Bartleby). Hawthorne isn't really hard to understand either. Not saying that his works are simple, but they are actually pretty accessible.
All the talk about Gass is being done by myself and, if I had to guess, ten other people, which, in my opinion, doesn't make him qualify as meme (it kills me to even use that word).
My introduction to James was The Golden Bowl. It was an experience that I will never forget. Some sections were fantastic, others confused me utterly. I will set out a month or two to read it again with a pencil ready. What are some of his more accessible works? I'm considering picking up Portrait of a Lady tomorrow.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Edward St. Aubyn
Sir Thomas Malory
Louis de Bernières
William Makepeace Thackeray
Sir Walter Scott
I see some of those guys mentioned a lot on /lit
I think Paul Bowles is enough of an iconoclast to be memeworthy, look at this fucking guy, he looks cool as fuck
Li Sha Sha
Akutagawa (not talked enough and very untranslated)
Miyazawa Kenji (for stuff other than Galactic Railroad)
shcmidt's good and zettel's traum is probably popular for the trying to fuck the ptp bits as much as the poe bits. it's surprising he doesn't get mentioned more often because we have a high enough german speaking population
If you can find her Collected Stories used somewhere, that will be a good place to start. It has her best stories in there. I picked up a hardcover for $8 at a used bookstore. It's 800-ish pages, so it is quite a large book.
>tfw I get to meet my living literary waifu soon
you sound upset i've read more postmodern porn than you. you don't have to jack it to schmidt if you don't want, i'm just sayin there's some ptp in there like any good book dedicated to poe should have. if your complaint conversely is that i jack it to less postmodern books than you: we can't all be into bicycles, they'll gain the vote in no time.
your problem is that i like the same books as you do? if calling me retarded was an invite to your club, please do consider my offer to join the jacking it to your friend's daughter between manuscripts club an equally friendly offer.
Ok, I'll offer a couple that I'm surprised don't get mentioned more often.
Thomas Berger - Little Big Man
Saul Bellows - Herzog
Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer
Isaac Babel - Short Stories
PG Wodehouse - My Man Jeeves
Eh, it has an
>Y, or Y
structure title and little summarised key events opening each chapter. Frankly I think that after WWII conscious traditionalism on that level counts as postmodern.
>muh original sin ad infitinum
if you're not xtholic don't fucking bother
he says those two words literally litwrLLY LITAlkrr A millino fucking times
gos i hate this hack fuck