Old one at 300+.
Post 'em and be judged.
Wow. Is that a first edition The Snowy Day that I see? Keats nearly lost his mind writing that book, and he never fully recovered. His follow up, The Sunny Beach, was complete shit.
This is pleb tier anon, get your child the Grimm fairy tales you plebeus maximus
I din't have a bookshelf but I just kep some if the books on my shelf. I just don't think I have enough needs for a bookshelf at this point yet.
The overall view--I might take close-ups later today.
Gift from a friend. I thought it was fine. Take it for what it is, not high/deep literature.
Collected works of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Yong
One of my favorite authors and some of the earliest books I've read. I've probably read his entire stuff 10+ times over.
IDK they were amassed over the years. I don't really have any "premium" editions besides a Franklin library copy of Faust that I got for like $40. The Shakespeare set I got for ~$400, and the Jin Yong cost ~$250, of which ~$200 was overseas shipping costs from China. The cost, if I had to guess, averages around $15 per book, so multiply by however many books there are and you'll probably be in the right ballpark. It's not like I bought them all in one day.
I just posted my shelf with all the philosophy books. You have good taste. Also, I think you're the first person I've seen on /lit/ who has also read The Sparrow. How did you like it?
I loved the actual writing/set-up/story, but really disliked the core conflict.
You just sent people to make contact with aliens on an alien planet, and the only survivor ends up being prosecuted and assumed guilty even though no one knew what actually happened? And the only reason is because he was seen in a sexually compromised position/was obviously deranged when he killed the child? That seems highly unrealistic/asinine to me.
Still liked the book quite a bit though.
Carson and Pinsky only did Inferno, and Merwin only did Purgatorio
I like autistically reading different translations of the Commedia (and Faust).I made the Dante chart if it wasn't obvious :>
I'll have to describe since it's a mess atm:
>The King of Betajnova by Ivan Cankar
>Tolstoy 4 books (W&P and Anna included)
>2 books if some kind of collection by Gogol
>Mother by Gorki
>Kashtanka by Chekov
>Some kiddie books like Around the World in 80 days and Tom Sawyer
>2 Dylan Dog Comics
>Life on the Missouri by Twain
>About 10~15 poetry collection books, includes Poe, Tagore...
>Mother by Gorki
>The Dead Souls by Gogol
>2 Tome book about Marxism, don't know author.
>6 Shakespeare plays
But what I really like is my grandpa's collection that is still in his house, this place is a fucking gold mine since my grandpa studied literature, I love it so damn much:
>Julia or the new Heliose
>2 Dummas books includes The Black Tulip
>About 6 Hemingway books
>10 books by Stefan Zweig
>10 books by August Senoa
>War and Peace
>Herman Hesse compilation book
>Heart of Darkness
>5/6 books of his own work
>About 30-40 books from writers from my country
>Old western thrillers and comic books and much more, seriously, every time I visit I discover something new and awesome there.
I've got a lot of fantasy books, but they really mean a lot to me. All my literary stuff is on 3rd bookcase.
Nice LOTR editions tho, how much did they cost?
Trying way too hard.
Food stamps are a big help, I wish I were still eligible.
Will try to update for version 2.0 in the near-ish future.
It's in the cards but don't hold your breath. It's a more complicated comparison IMO.
I'm all about the edge.
>Nice LOTR editions tho, how much did they cost?
LotR was like $60. The Histories were like $180.
Tom Wolfe, H.S. Thompson, every McCarthy besides Suttree, American Psycho, Catch 22, Camus, Thomas Pynchon's Infinite Jest, 2666, House of Leaves, Confederacy of Dunces
every shit book that teenagers can't stop reading all in one image
authors published in Mississippi Review/New World Writing
most of the authors in pic related
Pretty basic bitch collection I know, only started actively looking to buy books a couple of months ago. Not pictured: IJ, lent it to a friend
>brave new world
>very thick books
>mfw that must be in fucking massive font
are you two years old and they are full of pictures or you are legally blind or something?
would also explain why the picture is so blurry I cant read most of the titles and why you have so many dupes.
my copy of faust part one is about 8mm thick and 12pt font
I have wanted to read all the pretty little horses so many times. i ended up buying the wives of bath for the same reason I couldnt get it from the library.
>for some reason the australian cataloging system used for our state libraries lists the book as being teen fiction involving homosexual erotica
>tfw I grew up reading my parents anatomy and pharmacology text books
>I now enjoy a wide range of pharmaceuticals
I guess this is why other kids in the class wanted to be firemen and vets while I never had a fucking clue what I wanted to be?
I don't have any copies of House of Leaves.
Does your copy of Faust only have Part I or something? Or are yo confusing Faust with Doctor Faustus?
Also many books have more spacing for plays and verse works. In addition many of the copies I have contains notes, ranging from sparse to super extensive.
Also if you can't read the titles doesn't that mean you're the blind one...? In any case I have close-up shots later.
What an analogy. 10/10 on the asinine scale. Anon do you even enjoy reading/books/literature? You sound angry.
You fuckers talk about them 24/7, give them the highest praise, and then shit on others when they naturally want to see what the hype's all about? What the hell?
Being popular =/= being bad
And you do that only because they're popular, so you're guaranteed to piss off the maximum amount of people. You've probably never even read them, have you? Or if you have you didn't mind them, but still you talk shit about them on here because you can and it's amusing, and it works at making people angry.
no i think murakami and dfw are garbage.
i don't really shit on pynchon that much but i only read GR and i was fairly apathetic about it.
i read and enjoy plenty of super popular stuff.
shakespeare, joyce, woolf, dostoevsky, tolstoy, dante, goethe, bolano, calvino, hesse, tolkien, asimov, herbert, bradbury, clarke, etc. etc. all super popular/canon stuff. some of it memed on /lit/ others not. /lit/ memes have no impact on what i like/dislike.
The bottom bit is the start of my non-fic, which I'm still mulling over how to sort. For now I've got it as vaguely myth->spirituality->lit crit->essays->history->grammar->art->science->cats->food.
Will be a bit before the rest, I've got to go pick up books that go on the next shelf.
Guy owning the bookshelf here. The fact that you use the word 'memes' to describe it allows me to generally dismiss you, as the way you use it is completely nonsensical. I'm also curious as to why you pick on my "memes" rather than the genre fiction.
I picked up Murakami on my own and I find his writing really calming. I get that he isn't all that qualitative, but I like what he does none the less.
Sort of the same thing with Wallace. The first piece of his I read was TPK, followed by some essays and short stories. And TPK is still to this day on of my favourite novels.
I just got all the Tachen Basic stuff in their sale last weekend.
Haven't finished re-organizing American lit yet (it's by author's year of birth).
And I've finally started sectioning out a place for children's books.
Well, they were $2-3 and shrink-wrapped still. They look pretty cute so far; I know I'll at least keep the genre ones.
The only one I've read before was on Hiroshige, which I thought was adequate and well-selected. Definitely didn't work as "definitive overview", but of the several books on Hiroshige I was reading, it was one of the more beautiful. I'm hoping they release more Japanese/Eastern artists in general.
i'm guessing you got them at the damaged/display book sale last weekend, which is totally understandable. not bad for a very basic overview.
i do have the XL version of hiroshige 100 views of edo. it's pretty incredible. i hope they start releasing more complete works in general, of any artist. they do an unbelievable job providing very up close and quality detail of each work, plus great information about the artist, the work, etc. all of them were written by various scholars who specialize in them.
here's a few of mine, rest are packed at the moment
Yep! I've always felt uncomfortable with how little I know about Western art, so thought, why not. My art readings are almost exclusively Japanese otherwise.
I'm guessing the XL Hiroshige is the one that's $40 MSRP (this one? http://www.amazon.com/Hiroshige-One-Hundred-Famous-Views/dp/3836521202/), or is there a larger one? If that one weighs over four pounds, I can't imagine how heavy Michelangelo & da Vinci are there.
I always feel like it's a crap shoot buying any art books I haven't already read, since I never for certain know if I'm just getting 2 color prints + a book of black and whites or what.
the one i have is out of print. originally printed in 2008. ISBN 978-3822848272
the MSRP was $150 i think. weight about 12 lbs.
the da vinci one weighs like 23 lbs
actually all the books you see there are out of print. they usually release large format XL or even XXL editions, then reprint a few years later smaller. to get a sense of scale, the da vinci book is around 20" x 12", the reprint they have out now is around 14" x 9"
Amazing collection Anon.
It's like a who's who of modern Japanese literature plus a respectable chunk of America and Europe.
Update on my shelf, just rearranged some things...
man.. your wife must never see you.
>'I'll just be down in the shop'
>frantically reading and gluing random shit together, trying to piece together reality.
>wife on the phone upstairs
>'you know what claire.. I worry about him. He tries to escape reality down there. I'd honestly rather him escape through alcohol.'
How am I doing Lit
Montaigne complete works is top book
Not pictured are bathroom reading books that include
The Tibetian Book of living and Dying
Mortality by Hitch
$30 Dollar Film School
Of what I got now, Ligotti Conspiracy Book was a fun easy read, HST Gonzo book is a cool photography portfolio book of his, Book of Secrets was really fun, Keikegard was interesting, Amery Suicide book is compelling
Vyvanse 60mg for ADHD (I only take it when I'm very busy with school work, usually no more than twice a week)
And Propanolol, its a beta blocker that prevents me from sperging out. I have a fear of presentations and without it my heart would be pounding and my hands would be shaking. I'm looking into some way to get over my public speaking anxiety, it really gets in the way of my success.
They do have illustrations, but they're all still around the same length as usual, ~300 pages.
example of one of the prints with a description. the book is multilingual.
there is also a history about how they were made, the time period, the artist, and so on inside as well. it's pretty comprehensive
>all these tiny collections
>all these new editions
>very few books not in English, only a few people with sections devoted to other languages
>only a few people with sections dedicated to subjects that pertain to their metier
>people "just getting into reading"
I don't think you remember the definition of a word as well when you look it up that way. I've got a notebook in which I write down the definition of every word I have to look up, regardless of language.
Reminder that people hate people like you.
Also it's not about what you NEED. All I NEED is to put food pieces in my mouth and water in my dumb hole and sleep on a warmish rock, but I read because I enjoy it and it feels like it improves the quality of my life.
If you already speak the global lingua franca, any time spent learning some dying language is a waste, since you can just read translations.
And if it hasn't been translated to English it's not relevant.
>having incest supporting chinese cartoon photos stored on your computer
get off /lit/
Yes, I realize that. I only mentioned it because anon said he had it in his cart and was considering buying it, but the one I have is out of print, so I wanted to point out the differences between them since anon probably didn't have the same edition in his cart.
>This meme bugs me every time i see it
not a meme thats my life u bitch