I managed to lose Infinite Jest (possibly destroyed in a drunken tantrum) and I don;t own Ulysses
I have the penguin deluxe version of GR with Frank Miller's cover art, pic related. I like the paper
Really beaten up used copy of IJ that I found in a HPB for $1.
Penguin Deluxe Classics GR that I bought for full price (kill me).
Haven't found Ulysses in a used book store yet.
I haven't read any of them.
Read IJ and Ulysses last year, working my way through Pynchon's bibliography this year. Halfway through GR right now
Nice bookmark senpai
Here is my set. Guess which one I've actually read.
Did you read them all and appreciate them? C&P gets you extra credits, but it's still not enough to graduate. how's your masters thesis on Finnegans Wake coming along? have you even burned a copy of The Fountainhead this month?
Not at home, but these are my editions.
Infinite jest new, other two used
On women is an incredibly short essay. No way can it be a meme philosophy book.
Is pretty much right, but maybe some Nietzsche or Wittgenstein (depending on if you lean analytic or continental) instead of Heidegger. As far as the CoPR and PoS go, you really can't read ANY philosophy that came after either of those without reading those first.
Well, you can, but you won't be understanding it.
Why would you post the outdated Meme Trilogy? 2015 called, it wants it's memes back.
I usually favor translations unless it's a reasonably simple English, but books like Ulysses are *designed* to read them in English, no matter how hard that can be.
I saw a translated version the other day where about a fifth of the book was a huge table of English expressions used in the original text, and their true meaning. Why not just read the goddamn book in English?
Thanks. That's the one I read, it has annotations and widely spaced text which made it a lot easier and more enjoyable. I used to have the Penguin one with the tower and words on the cover and it sucked.
Please don't make any more hard books required reading. Same goes to the Pure Phenomenon of the Spirit and the Gass posters.
Meme quadrilogy, based on the general sentiment around here.
>Please don't make any more hard books required reading. Same goes to the Pure Phenomenon of the Spirit and the Gass posters.
Just because you're only here for the memes doesn't mean everyone else is.
>Blood Meridian shows signs of multiple rereadings
>IJ, GR, and Ulysses show wear consistent with being pulled out and replaced on a bookshelf multiple times without ever having been opened - like a conversation piece
We all see right through you.
didn't read them
can't tell with the hardcover because you probably took the IJ cover off when you read it.
read at least part of Infinite Jest and part of Ulysses. Hasn't touched GR
has only read Ulysses
hasn't touched GR. got the others used
hasn't read any
Sadly the only one in the thread who reads is this guy
>cover depicts the wrong meaning of rainbow
>Sadly the only one in the thread who reads is this guy
that's 'cause i buy shit i enjoy, not shit invisible people on the internet tell me to.
tfw you own all three in hardcover, with IJ being first-edition
No. As Pound noted, particularly musical writing--what he called "melopoeia"--doesn't translate well, so unless the translater was a great writer himself, it's likely that the translation will be lacking in one of the original's best qualities.
Well, keep in mind that most English speakers can't understand it either. My suggestion is that you buy both an English version and a translated version. When you have trouble with the English version, check the translated to see what it means.
>best italian translation
>full of in-depth notes
I am the guy who posted the pic with the italian translations and right now the only books I read in a Newton Compton edition are Ulysses and Brothers Karamazov. And both were very good.
I have Potrait Of A Lady in the backlog but I read positive things about it.
And if you are trying to be objective you should know that the works of different people are by definition different works.
The point should be that the biggest publishers have the best translators or editions.
I read a lot of things by Newton but if I can find an alternative I go with it.
The ideal would be to make a comparison with the original text but, you know, at that point I'd be reading the original. I can only trust the general thought on the editions, if I can find it.
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full disclosure: I have not read Grande Sertao yet because, surprisingly, portuguese is not really as close to spanish as expected, and I'm halfway through Ulysses right now
i think i may have misunderstood this thread
those are cult /lit/ memes. They're great and havent had much exposure or discussion on here but everyone mentions them (except for 2666 ehich always gets the "it's boring, does it get good" thread every once in a while and that anon posts the pasta on why it's good).
are you kidding, the murders part was dank as hell. that eerie dispassionate language, the cumulative weight of endless murder, the way it draws all the various cops into it and starts spiraling out into their various stories, and then when that one lady turns up and gives the reporter the interview about her friend and one of these random ladies suddenly becomes a detailed fleshed out human being, and let's not forget the weird german guy and insane mexican prison brutality
the whole section was a trip
I thought this was the best shit until I realized that Ulysses is a translation
I'm disappointed, you could have been great anon
You stabbed me in the back with good taste and two non-translations
being this mad can not be healthy, kin
I know the cool kids at /lit/ told you the crimes is the better part but that was merely in jest, you see.
the other parts do much better at transmitting the horror of what's going down in the town with their subtle hints than the crimes. it's the difference between the discomfort produced by that thing that's just slightly out of your periferal vision and, say, marathoning all the "Bones" seasons. the part of the crimes is literally "Bones": the novel
64 euro - 15 euro - 18,56 euro
>Get the epubs for free, amico.
It's not a big deal if
1 you actually read every book that you buy
2 you buy only 1-2 books per time.
epubs are great, but my usual schedule when i'm in the search of a book is:
bookstore --> library --> epubs
>100 euro is not a big deal if you read the book
I fail to understand what difference does it make at the end of the month if you read the book or not.
No one more than me understands why having physical copies is nice but there's a limit. I have hundreds of books on my one-week-old Kobo, how the fuck could I have ever done that without piracy?
>I fail to understand what difference does it make at the end of the month if you read the book or not.
if you not, you don't have to spend other 100 euro the next month because you have to finish what you've started
>I have hundreds of books on my one-week-old Kobo
I've maybe two hundred books in my twelve-years-old shelves.
>100 euro is not a big deal if you read the books-->fixed for you
Yes, if are well made, can stand the time, and have given you a comfy read.
I have plenty of books myself. You seem to miss the point, not everyone can afford to regularly spend money on books, let alone €100 each month or two.
Personally I'm a fucking neet and yet I've just bought the Dying Earth series but only because the 4 books costed me €17.
So, if I really like a book I've read, loaned from the library or pirated on my Kobo, I'll buy it, otherwise not. This will generally be my behaviour from now on until I'll have a steady income, with few exceptions as with the Dying Earth series.
when you work 100 euro every 1-2 months are not a big deal, but I understand your point.
btw even I take some books from the library because are too expensive for what I need from them, like historical dictionaries, heraldry shit or other things to use as help for books.
Hope that you can find a job soon enough bro
I actually just finished an intern at a library, I've been there for 7 months and I've still managed to read nothing. Well, I've read some parts of a couple of books but that's it.
I wonder if could be elegible for a job in a library abroads, I don't know the second language of my region, it's a pain to find a decent job at this conditions. As a fellow Italianfag that should have given away my location.
I simply wish I could find an easy job that could permit me to pay for university. Sometimes I hate life.
I'm older than you, with high school degree and a work as butcher.
thanks God i've enough time for read great literature everyday, but I do it cause I like it, relaxes my brain, and feed my days. Not in order to have a/n monetary/academic payback.
Doesn't meter where life drags you, if you like reading, read.
>Sometimes I hate life.
If you don't find the job of your dreams take what comes.
"Mutat enim mundi naturam totius aetas ex alioque alius status excipere omnia debet nec manet ulla sui similis res: omnia migrant, omnia commutat natura et vertere cogit." De rerum natura by Lucrezio
have a pretty displeasing copy of IJ, the artwork is just red and blue lines
I've read Julian Rios and it's the wildest ride, no joke
to read Larva, which is his best, you need to at least be aware of Don Juan (Byron's especially) and Joyce in general. there's definitely a plot but imo it's more fun to focus on the puns and wordplays --which are necessary to decode what's going on anyway. honestly just jump in and have fun, family
Found the guide in question btw, if anyone's interested
There are a limited number of identifiable different editions of physical books, with ebooks that's not the case. You want an infograph that tells you if cryi_49_tpyn.mobi is formatted correctly but has more spelling errors than TCoLFN-Pynchon.epub? That's retarded.
I got rid of the two shitty books in the trilogy and created a better one built around the real masterpiece.
Yes, that's a dog. He likes to hang out by my desk. 4chan fucked the pic but I'm too lazy to take another so it's sideways.
I'm happy with both volumes. They are nice quality and very complete (including some poems that had been unpublished). I have actually read much of the commentary yet so I can't really vouch for that but it appears to be good. I just looked and there are over 100 pages of notes and commentary just on The Waste Land. I only recently got them so I could flesh out Eliot's works and to start diving into them more critically but haven't had time yet. Picked them up after the recommendation from NYRB a couple weeks back.
Il tempo infatti muta la natura di tutto il mondo, e in tutte le cose a uno stato deve subentrarne un altro, né alcunché resta simile a sé stesso: tutte le cose passano, tutte la natura le trasmuta e le costringe a trasformarsi. Giacché una imputridisce e fiaccata dal tempo langue, poi un'altra cresce ed esce dalle condizioni di disprezzo. Così dunque il tempo muta la natura di tutto il mondo, e nella terra a uno stato ne subentra un altro, sicché non può produrre ciò che poté, ma può ciò che non poté in passato
don't know if it's about the most cited books here or edgy ones
> apparently not all footnotes of the DFW were translated
This is a book with a nice cover, a series of surrealistic investigations about some weird circles/cults in 1950's Paris like spiritists ou onion's belovers.
Candles give a pleasant light and the wax can be used for a variety of things, some of them took place kind of secretly at night in my apartment in Paris.
also I didn't post any XIX french author. Sorry if this sounds arrogant btw, I just like this thread
pic somewhat related : "Jesus and his suburbs"
Yes, and I liked them, so it is confusing why they are treated as jokes. Is it just the nature of the internet user to subvert with irony feelings for that which is popuar? Ulysses is commonly considered the greatest novel in the english language, and while that is debatable (i don't agree) i don't see why it and Gravity's Rainbow, another unique and groundbreaking novel are only jokingly respected here. When did it become uncool to sincerely enjoy books? I do understand the meme potential of DFW, though
It's a combination off ass-ravaged retards from /tv/ and /r9k/ who don't actually read and people eventually got sick of seeing threads about them every single day for years. The way Gravity's Rainbow is treated now was predicted when Inherent Vice was announced as a film. This board didn't used to suck so hard when the post speed was much lower, and the increase in posts was mostly shitposting from the groups I mentioned.
I understand that their popularity is, while deserved, a bit excessive because it steals the spotlight from other books, but it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. It's a punchline without any setup, repeated so often that, in memory, its all the joke ever was or needed. It makes toothless novels which would never bite without any good reason for doing so.
it's the old "eng mother tongue" fetish for their language, for them the canon bible is the kjv.
In their heads english is the start and the final form of every written text, you can't discuss this dogma with them, so just say yes and go on.
not trilogy but i really like the brazilian version of infinite jest