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ITT: Make a list of books that should be read by everyone and mark those you have read completely (x) or partly (*) yourself.
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>>7686104
>recommending books
>haven't even finished them
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How would I know that everyone shoudl read a book if I haven't already read it anyway?
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Are there similar things to Marcel Reich-Ranicki's canon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Kanon) but for languages other than German?
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>>7686124
Intuition. Ask the muses.
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>>7686131
Yeah. Many more are incoming ITT
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>>7686104

The Bible (*)
The Illiad (*)
The Odyssey(x)
Plato's Dialogues
The Divine Comedy
The Canterbury Tales
Complete works of Shakespeare
Paradise Lost
Robinson Crusoe
Tom Jones
Faust pts 1 & 2
Selected romantic poetry (Blake, Worsworth, Coleridge...) (*)
Pride and Prejudice
The Red and the Black
Dead Souls
Bleak House
Wuthering Heights
Walden
Moby-Dick
Middlemarch
Leaves of Grass
Madame Bovary
Crime and Punishment (x)
War and Peace
The poetry of Emily Dickinson
The Adventures of Huck Finn (x)
The Portrait of a Lady
Short stories of Checkov
In Search of Lost Time
To the Lighthouse
The Trail
Ulysses (*)
The poetry of T.S. Eliot
The Sound and the Fury
The short stories of Borges
The short stories of Hemingway
The plays of Beckett
Gravity's Rainbow (*)
Infinite Jest (x)
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>>7686165
You need to get to work.
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>>7686104
>Make a list of books that should be read by everyone
>mark those you have read completely (x) or partly (*) yourself
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>discussing books you haven't read

yep /lit/ in a nutshell
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>>7686165
>The plays of Beckett
Sigh. Poor Beckett.
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>>7686104
Here's Gass' list of 50 literary pillars:
1. Plato’s Timaeus
2. Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics
3. Thucydides’ The History of the Peloponnesian War
4. Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan: Or the Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil
5. Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason
6. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
7. Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space
8. Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria
9. Paul Valéry’s Eupalinos, ou l’architecte
10. Sir Thomas Malory’s Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur
11. Sir Thomas Browne’s Urne Burial
12. Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
13. Virginia Woolf’s Selected Diaries
14. Ford Maddox Ford’s Parade's End (the Tietjens tetralogy)
15. William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
16. Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist
17. James Joyce’s Ulysses
18. James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
19. Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds
20. Beckett’s How It Is
21. Beckett’s Ping
22. José Lezama’s Paradiso
23. Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch
24. Jorge Luis Borges’s Labyrinths
25. Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain
26. Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor and Other Stories
27. Herman Broch’s The Sleepwalkers
28. Italo Svevo’s Confessions of Zeno
29. Italo Svevo’s Zeno's Conscience (in William Weaver’s marvelous recent translation)
30. Gustave Flaubert’s Letters
31. Gustave Flaubert’s Bouvard and Pecuchet
32. Stendhal’s The Red and the Black
33. Colette’s Break of Day
34. John Donne’s Poems and Sermons
35. Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hymns
36. Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés
37. Ezra Pound’s Personae
38. William Butler Yeat’s The Tower
39. Wallace Steven’s Harmonium
40. Henry James’s The Golden Bowl
41. Henry James’s Notebooks
42. William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury
43. Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider
44. Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives
45. William Gaddis’s The Recognitions
46. John Hawkes’s The Lime Twig
47. Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
48. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies
49. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus
50. Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters

And he adds Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams as the "Nothing that is not here, and the Nothing that is."
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>>7686208
>discussing books

You mean make an inane list. There's no discussion to be had.
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>>7686293
even worse, but hardly surprising given /lit/'s other passion - making charts of books they haven't read
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>>7686295
I made all of the charts and I've read every book on all of them.
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>>7686301
(You)
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noi (x)
1984 (*)
mattatoio №5 (x)
cuore di cane (x)
arancia meccanica (x)
fear and loathing in las vegas (x)
the white negro by norman mailer
radical chic by tom wolfe
il costume di casa by umberto eco (x)
l'organon e la metafisica di aristotele (*)
i dialoghi (*)
la sacra bibbia (*)
petrarca (*)
dante (*)
ariosto
tasso
buonarotti (*)
da vinci (*)
i trovatori (*)
la civiltà del rinascimento in italia (*)
shakespeare
gozzi (*)
goldoni (*)
livio (*)
svetonio (x)
tacito
plutarco (*)
plinio
diadoro (*)
il sistema dell'espressione di delsarte (*)
il mondo come volontà e rappresentazione (x)
la mythologie dans l'art ancien et moderne (*)
manifesto del futurismo (x)
OBERIU: il manifesto (x)
j'accusé (x)
nietzsche (*)
marx (*)
engels (*)
immanuel wallerstein (*)
hobsbawm (*)
borges (*)
foucault (*)
gargantua et pantagruel
don quixote de la mancha
gore vidal (*)
robert graves (*)
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