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How's your music taste compared to your taste in literature?

>favorite musical artist/composer
>favorite album/musical piece
>favorite author
>favorite literary work
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Swans
To be Kind
Adolf Hitler
Mein Kampf
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>>48393295
>>favorite musical artist/composer
Franz Schubert
>>favorite album/musical piece
String Quartet No. 15
>>favorite author
Samuel Beckett
>>favorite literary work
The Brothers Karamazov
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Not up to snuff to say the least
But I've been slowly becoming more literate over the past few months
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>uhhh mozart
>Pavement- Brighten the Corners
>Dostoyevsky
>Notes from Underground
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>>48393354
>>favorite literary work
The Brothers Karamazov

great taste, loved that and 'the idiot'
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>>48393295
Does Borges (and/or Calvio) count as literature?
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>>48393295
Fairly pedestrian

I dislike fiction unfortunately, prefer music, film and non-fiction
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>>48393354
>Samuel Beckett
Genius. Favorite work?

Also, what are some other favorite playwrights of yours?

>>48393361
Good. What have you liked so far?
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>>48393407
Of course. Borges is pretty great
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>Coachwhips
>Neil Young- On the Beach
>Cormac McCarthy/Don DeLillo
>Blood Meridian
my taste in literature's probably as bad as my taste in music, but my taste in lit's broader
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of Montreal
Trust-TRST
Kevin Barnes
Novelization of Mean Girls
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artist: bjork
album: remain in light
track: new grass by talk talk
author: is it a cop-out to say joanna newsom? uh prolly dostoevsky I guess
literary work: infinite jest

don't read as much as I'd like, workinonit tho
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>>48393417
>Favorite work?
Waiting for Godot. And before anyone asks, I've read, seen, and/or directed all his plays. Godot deserves to be the most popular.
>Also, what are some other favorite playwrights of yours?
Aeschylus
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>favorite musical artist/composer
In Gowan Ring
>favorite album/musical piece
Il trovatore
>favorite author
Malcolm Lowry
>favorite literary work
Under the Volcano
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Drake
>favorite album/musical piece
Yeezus
>favorite author
Stephen Baxter
>favorite literary work
Invisible Cities
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>>48393295
>the grateful dead
>american beauty
>joseph heller
>catch 22

>suck my dick /mu/
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>Pete Townshend
>Quadrophenia
>Tolstoy
>The Master & Margarita
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My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade
Tara Gillesbie
My Immortal
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>>48393560
>Infinite Jest
my nigga
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>Radiohead
>Ladies & Gentlement We Are Floating In Space
>Albert Camus
>The Plague
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>>48393560
You know, I don’t want to be offensive. But ‘Infinite Jest’ [regarded by many as Wallace’s masterpiece] is just awful. It seems ridiculous to have to say it. He can’t think, he can’t write. There’s no discernible talent.
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>>48393676
dfw was a pretty dodgy character but I can't deny his talent. also just generally kind of inspirational in its maximalism, makes me wanna get off my ass
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Stravisnky.
The Rite of Spring.
Machado de Assis.
Epitaph of a Small Winner.
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>>48393705
g2b harold bloom
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>>48393576
>I've read, seen, and/or directed all his plays
Calm down, I'm no contrarian. Godot is in fact my second favorite, where Endgame only marginally beats it for me.

>Aeschylus
Never read anything, only read about him. Any plays you recommend to start with?

Also, thoughts on Ibsen?
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>>48393705
Bloom just got pissy because Wallace denied him a traditional ending after 1000 pages of hard work.
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>>48393822
1,000 pages is a drop in the ocean for Bloom
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>>48393726
Have you read any of his other stuff? I think some of his essays and a couple of the stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men are just as good as IJ
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Nick Drake
Illinois
Vonnegut
Lost in Yonkers
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>>48393576
Any other becket's you consider essential?
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>>48393835
I won't deny you that, but 1000+ pages spent with any set of characters only to have the end not really happen is a real pain in the ass for anyone reading the book the first time around
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>Favorite musical artist/composer
Jim O'Rourke
>Favorite album/musical piece
Long Fin Killie - Houdini or The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
>Favorite author
Albert Camus
>Favorite Literary Work
Nadja
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>>48393839
Yep but I don't own any of the collections, just read stuff online and watched interviews, he was clearly as smart as infinite jest leads you to believe but some of its a little frustrating. For instance consider the lobster has some of the best descriptions/arguments for veganism I've heard and he just rounds it off by continuing to eat meat like "ho hum what a mystery". and there's some pretty palpable racism across a lot of his work
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>>48393880
whats your fav camus
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>>48393646
people gonna flame you for Catch 22, but screw that, I also liked that book a lot.

>artist/composer
I ll go with Astronautalis
>album/musical piece
hmm.. Deathconsciousness
>author
I'd say Dostoyevsky, even tho his personality sickens me
>literary work
The Plague
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>>48393921
not that guy but The Plague is the clear answer here
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>>48393921
the plague
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>>48393947
>his personality sickens me
elaborate? I mean I know about the anti-semitism but beyond that :s
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Death Grips
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle
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>>48393354
>The Brothers Karamazov
explain clt

>>48393732
>Stravisnky
you're okay
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>>48393986
anti-semitism & he hated Poles & various other things

still a great author tho.
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>>48394014
Truly, is there any great author that wasn't in some sense a terrible person? I find it so hard to pick out real unconditional idols nowadays
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>>48393705
dude Infinite Jest is ultimate Maximism at it's finest. It's the best recreation of American lifestyle, but satirically created to make us feel uncomfortable in hopes of realization.
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>>48393986
he wasn't even anti semetic
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>>48394034
I'm not sure, haven't dug deep into personality of every incredible writer, but you're most likely right outside of some exceptions that tend to be applied everywhere
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>>48393354
have you read "the idiot"? is my fav...
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>>48394034
Albert Camus
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>>48394037
>It's the best recreation of American lifestyle, but satirically created to make us feel uncomfortable in hopes of realization.
What, that's not Tao Lin? Taipei does it damn well.
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>>48394106
Camus is great and seeing approval towards him on /mu/ makes me happy
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>favourite musical artist/composer
MF DOOM, for consistency.
>favourite album/musical piece
Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
>favourite author
Mark Z. Danielewski, closely followed by Joyce.
>favourite literary work
The Poe-et's Nightmare by HP Lovecraft. The language in that piece is impeccable and flows like liquid ambrosia.
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>Artist
Aphex Twin
>Album
Octagon / Octaedre by Basic Channel
>Author
Terrence Tao
>Book
Signs of Life: How Complexity Pervades Biology
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>>48393902
I wouldn't say that he's a racist, but he grew up around and writes about people who aren't racists in the classic "Lynch all them niggers" sense, but are racist in a more subtle, modern way
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Scott Walker
>favorite album/musical piece
Smetana's Má vlast - Vltava
>favorite author
Not sure who my favourite author is but my favourite writer is Christopher Hitchens
>favorite literary work
The Iliad
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>Can
>White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
>James Joyce
>Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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>>48394120
I've never read Tao Lin, but I assume I'd like him, even though he gets tons of shit on /lit/.
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>>48394199
I can distinguish characters from authors thanks, I still think there's some clear racist undertones in his work. whether it came about through conscious directed malicious hatred or whatever I'm not sure but it's there
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>>48394237
Much of his earlier shit was retarded, but the real issue was that he's in with the urban 'hipster' crowd, which is why he takes shit from /lit/. Taipei is surprisingly better than Shoplifting and his poetry works, and I wouldn't be surprised if he puts out more decent to good stuff later on
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>>48394274
Maybe it just flew over my head. Now that I'm thinking on it, there's a pretty clear demonification of Canadians and Mexicans in IJ
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Fucked Up

>favorite album/musical piece
David Comes to Life

>favorite author
Franz Kafka

>favorite literary work
Goethe's Faust

p plebby but w/e
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>>48394153
>Danielewski
>pleb

Snowing did a song where they just straight up say "I'm reading house of leaves, by mark z. danielewski, it's really fucked up I like it."

Look it up I'm lazy
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>Bob Dylan
>Sparklehorse- It's a Wonderful Life/Black Dice- Beaches and Canyons
>William S. Burroughs
>Moby Dick
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>>48394008
how can such god tier book choice have death grips and nmh
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>>48394153
House of Leaves is Danielewski's only really good book. I tried reading that other one he wrote and it was just pretentious out the ass
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>all this entry level books
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>>48394335
yeah I can't remember which essay but there was a couple lines about roma people that really made me cringe. and regardless of intent there's not much excuse for coming out with a phrase like "scuttling orientoids". also as you probably remember the aave sections in ij were pretty contrived to say the least

some of it might've just been trying to fit in or grab some kind of "humor", he was obviously a fairly insecure guy anyway, but it doesnt really sit right with me
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>>48394407
welcome to /mu/
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>>48394440
what's your favorite book
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>>48394440
no-one's claiming to be an expert
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>>48394440
talk shit post lit
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>>48394409
Only Revolutions? That fucking book was a trainwreck
>muh gold-green irish wrist twists
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>>48393295
tripple 6 mafia or bad brains
paul with the 45
h.p. lovecraft
naked lunch
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>>48394407
>implying
>implying
>implying
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>>48394472
Yeah, that's the one. I remember only making it a couple pages in and it was just so pretentious
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>>48393295
>Debussy
>Suite Bergamasque
>Orwell
>Homage to Catalonia
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>>48393295

Radiohead

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea/Loveless/Kid A

Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms
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The strokes
ITAOTS
Frankenstein
Kafka
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>>48394472
I AM THE MOUNTAIN
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>>48394560
the fucking coloring shit though, i wonder how much extra that cost to print. Also, the editor(s) must have been super autistic for all the hurr deliberate misspellings
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>>48393295
>Kevin Barnes
>Satanic Panic in the Attic
>Vonnegut
>The Stranger
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>>48394407
Troll
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>>48393295
>>favorite musical artist/composer
David Bowie / W.A. Mozart
>>favorite album/musical piece
Van Morrison - Into The Music / R. Schumann - Gesange der Fruhe
>>favorite author
L.-F. Céline
>>favorite literary work
Voyage au bout de la nuit
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>>48394440
>entry-level
Why are plebs so obsessed with this term?
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>>48394544
Is this a /mu/ injoke or do you faggots seriously like Radiohead and Neutral Milk Hotel?
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>>48394106
allegedly wasn't a very good husband.
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Damn i suck at picking favourites

GY!BE
Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
Isaac Asimov
Foundation or Slaughterhouse 5
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>favorite musical artist
Oneohtrix Point Never
>favorite musical composer
Hildegard von Bingen
>favorite album
Replica
>favorite musical piece
Ordo Virtutum
>favorite author
Heidegger
>favorite literary work
Walden
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>>48395374
Good taste in the artist and composer categories

>>48395404
ITAOTS is a great album, but having Radiohead as your favorite band is ridiculous even though they're okay at times.
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>>48393295
>favorite musical artist/composer
Nico / Richard Wagner

>favorite album/musical piece
Vespertine / Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

>favorite author
Vladimir Nabokov

>favorite literary work
The Master and Margarita
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>>48394440
>pleb

why are faggy faggy faggots so obsessed with this term?
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>>48393295
>jizue
>Novel
>Gombrowicz
>Cosmos
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>>48396119
>Wagner
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>>48393295
>favorite musical artist/composer
Karl Jenkins. If I'm in the mood for something more pop-oriented or mainstream, I guess Enigma or Sigur Rós.
>favorite album/musical piece
Adiemus 2: Cantata mundi. As for the aforementioned artists / groups, Enigma's greatest hits album (Love, Sensuality, Devotion) or Sigur Rós' Hvarf / Heim are also nice.
>favorite author
Unfortunately, I can't comment there. I don't read any fiction, and most of what I read is public domain stuff like classic philosophy.
>favorite literary work
Classical Greek philosophy, ethics and schools of thought, mainly Epicureanism and stoicism.
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>>48394440
>reading
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>>48397071
go fry your brain with anime or video games then
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>>48394483
>h.p. lovecraft

Not to infringe on your tastes, but I'm not sure how anyone can celebrate Lovecraft's works, given all the overtly racist overtones.
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>>48397117
perhaps if they themselves are racist? turned out to be the case for 2 of my high school buddies
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>>48397117
>mad about racist undertones
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>>48393295
>Other than Bach, probably Brahms or Messiaen.
>Faure's Requiem or the Turangalila Symphony.
>John Steinbeck
>Grapes of Wrath
>>48393560
interesting, you're all right.
>>48393732
you should really look into his other works.
>>48393947
You're good, especially for DC.
>>48394008
>can't tell if troll
>>48394153
based Lovecraft
>>48394213
neat choices!
>>48395660
never been too big a fan of Bingen but I can get behind ya
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>Stars of The Lid
>Soundtracks for the Blind
>neal stephenson
>snow crash
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>>48393295
>Favorite Musical Artist/Composer
I'm torn in between Sufjan Stevens and Philip Glass (whom Stevens ripped off/learned from)
>Favorite Album/Musical Piece
It's still NMH's ITAOTS, due to the sheer natural voracity that it exudes - it's sheer visceral essence is one that is rarely tapped into, yet it was expressed in the modern and simplistic style which permeated the time period it exists within.
>Favorite Author
Ivan Yefremov
>Favorite Literary work
Yefremov's "Stellar Ships." There is no other work within the hard science fiction genre (and by extension 'soft' science fiction) that even approaches "Stellar Ships" in it's tenacity towards making /accurate/ assumptions about the scientific subjects which it operates within.

For those of you interested in HSF, read that book. I'm not sure if it has been translated into English yet (only Spanish from the original Russian source), but I'm working on translating that book and a variety of other ones (there is a compilation made by Jacques Bergier), and I'll look to publish it as soon as I can.
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>>48397117
i don't judge music based on it's ideological content, nobody has the exact same viewpoint as me so if i did that i'd have nothing to listen to
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>>48397635
Did Sufjan really learn from Philip Glass.

I'd argue he has more of a Reich influence since Reich is higher quality.
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>>48397635
sufjan is more steve reich than philip glass honestly
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>>48397660
*i don't judge art based on it's ideological content
fun fact: i like burzum, early death in june, and a lot of RAC oi bands as well, listening to that music doesn't make me racist
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>>48397635
>exudes
physically cringed
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Bob Dylan
>favorite album/musical piece
ITAOTS
>favorite author
John Crowley
>favorite literary work
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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>>48397635
That is one of the most prententious descriptions of ITAOTS I have ever read. Fuckin saved, thanks for the pasta
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>>48397117

I don't hold Lovecraft up as some sort of role model or anything, but it's fascinating and compelling how he made such powerful symbols from his own fear and hatred. He took what was petty and small about himself and turned it into overwhelming cosmic horror.
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>>48393295
Iannis Xenakis
Music for 18 Musicians
Thomas Pynchon
Gravity's Rainbow
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>>48397851
whats ur fav xenakis
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>>48397663
>>48397669
He is definitely more Glass. Listen to Glassworks and compare that to songs like "All Naysayers," "They Mourn," "Tallest Man," "Predatory Wasp," "Come On, Feel the Illinoise" et al.

>>48397696
>>48397851
B)
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>>48397660
>i don't judge music based on it's ideological content, nobody has the exact same viewpoint as me so if i did that i'd have nothing to listen to

No, but embracing Lovecraft's works seems tantamount to saying attitudes such as racism or sectarianism are perfectly okay - and just because you hold all viewpoints to be equally arbitrary? We're not talking about simple differences in opinion, we're talking about centuries of civil rights offenses and racial oppression. I don't think you're understanding the full gravity of this. The fact that you lack so much empathic capacity as to trivialize something like this and write it off as someone's subjective opinion or preference just underscores one of the more serious issues with society today.
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>>48397923
Wait, so cause Lovecraft was racist his writing is shit and you shouldn't read it?
I want SRS to leave.
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>>48397923
it's not that i don't analyze the ideological content of art or have opinions on it
i just don't feel artists should have ideological obligations, ever
i believe in art for the sake of art
h.p. lovecraft's racist shit rarely even comes up in his stories, have you even read him?
plz go back to tumblr
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>>48397851
Not too big a fan of Xenakis.
>>48397918
Listen to "Out of Egypt" then. That's totally Reich.
>>48397923
Does listening to Wagner make you a Nazi?
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>>48397918
Also, to add to that, Sufjan was definitely taken with minimalism overall. He does rip off Reich, most notably in "Out of Egypt," but it's obvious that he has more pleasure/skill/success replicating Glass' work.

However it should be noted that out of all contemporary singer-songwriters/composers Lite that are out there, Sujan was the first to embrace minimalism AND make it work in a different medium that academic exercise.
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>>48397635
>>48398002
I'm surprised ya'll say rip-off. I'd say Sufjan is doing more of an homage that anyone aware of Reich's work will understand. Is he ripping off Schubert with "Now that I'm Older?"
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>>48397923
>putting this much thought into what media you consume

Please get over yourself.
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>>48397683

I think problems arise there because there are a lot of well known NS bands that are shite but popular based on ideology alone (see: early Absurd, Pantheon etc.)

Though I also listen to some NS/racist/sexist music as long as the music itself is good.
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>>48398026
egypt is artistically valid if for the title alone
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>>48398026
No of course, the rhetoric is simply to induce a need to investigate further. Sufjan is indeed one of the better composers out there, but you'd be crazy to think that his utilization of the techniques which the aforementioned composers pioneered doesn't veer on outright plagiarism. In any case Stevens alone is responsible for half the music we hear today, and I was utterly shocked when The Age of Adz didn't get the recognition it deserved. That album, right there, is his fucking masterpiece.

And it's all me bae.
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>>48397923

Nah, this isn't true...

>>48397975
>lovecraft's racist shit rarely even comes up in his stories

But neither is this.

Racism is at the heart of Lovecraft's whole thing. It's absolutely fundamental to him. He's not great despite being racist, he's great BECAUSE he was racist. He channeled that xenophobic loathing, and it worked.

The important thing is that Lovecraft doesn't espouse racism at any point, he's just inspired by it. It also sort of helps that he's always racist from a powerless vantage; his is not the racism of the typical successful privileged white dude looking down on ethnic scum, his is the racism of the little old lady who is scared to leave her apartment because her neighbourhood is full of blacks now. It's pitiful rather than despicable.

tl;dr it's pretty easy to appreciate the way Lovecraft builds a palpable sense of this all-consuming fear and loathing of the Other in his work, without condoning that attitude.
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>>48398129
>>48398131
I think re-purposing Reich's music for the popular context is a valid artistic choice. What's more, when I hear "Out of Egypt," I'm not like "This is Music for 18 Musicians." I'm like "This sounds very Reich influenced with the close chords and repetition."
Perhaps my definition of plagiarism is too specific, but I don't find him as a plagiarist.
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Ramleh
>favorite album/musical piece
Hole in the Heart
>favorite author
Roberto Bolaño
>favorite literary work
American Psycho
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>>48398223
I suppose the brutish way in which I accused Sujan of indulging in the art of replication was a bit over the top. I love Stevens' work and I feel the same way about Reich and Glass, but I feel the need to point out the fact that Sufjan's approach was basically "monkey hear monkey do," if only to incite "le ebin motivation" in others who consume and produce music.
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>>48398358
dude your register comes off sooooo forced please sit down
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>>48398384
idk I think >>48398358 made a very valid response.
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>>48398384
shit my bad i forgot its 4chan so my vernacular needs to be more limited

ayy lmao B^U
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>>48398416
I said "register"
>>48398422
there's nowt wrong with using language to better express yourself if you know words that could better articulate what you're getting at, anti-intellectualism on here bothers me too but the way you're writing is so obviously unnatural and contrived its embarrassing to read
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>>48398505
if you pay attention there's plenty of humor and self-dismissal in my rhetoric m8 (art of replication should have been a clue as to how serious i was being).

though you understand that there's a certain level of discourse in which one chooses to engage in if they are having a semi-intellectual discussion in an image board designed for fanatics of chinese cartoons.

ayy lmao
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my morning jacket
talk talk - "spirit of eden"
john muir
i don't know. my first summer in the sierra. the society of the spectacle. the devil's dictionary. breaking open the head. i don't read a lot so it's hard to choose a favorite.
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Tom Waits
Bone Machine
William Faulkner
The Sound And The Fury
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column)
>favorite album/musical piece
Felt - Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
>favorite author
Evelyn Waugh
>favorite literary work
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
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I've never read a book in my life apart from Harry Potter and that book about the Gruffalo xD
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>>48397894
probably Concret PH
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>>48399027
>vini reilly
>felt
mah nigga. you listened to maurice deebank's "inner thought zone"?
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>>48399718

Yeah, that's another of my favorite albums
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Jazz: Miles
Other: Mark Hollis
>favorite album/musical piece
Album: Aqualung.
Piece: Elgar's Dream of Gerontius
>favorite author
Chaucer, hands down
>favorite literary work
Novel: Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Play: Hamlet
Poem: Troilus and Criseyde. But honorable mention to Emily Dickinson "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
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>Nick Cave
>London Calling
>James Joyce
>Gravity's Rainbow
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>>48393295
Interesting

>favorite musical artist/composer
Jason Becker/Opeth/Woods of Ypres/Acid Bath
*i couldn't just pick one*
>favorite album/musical piece
Opeth-My Arms Your Hearse
>favorite author
Isaac Asimov/ Michael Grant
>favorite literary work
The Complete Robot/ Gone series
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>favourite musical artist
don't like music
>favourite album
n/a
>favourite author
J.G. Ballard
>favourite literary work
The Crystal World - J.G. Ballard

>>48393295
hey what's your favourite Hamsun?? he's great
thought Hunger wasn't even that good, Mysteries was a far superior novel but w/e
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>>48393673
underage b& for being 13 y/o girl
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The Microphones
The Glow pt. 2
Albert Camus
A Moveable Feast
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>>48400916
>Hunger wasn't even that good
What didn't you like?

>Mysteries was a far superior novel
Literally the book I'm reading now, and it's for the first time. I love Hamsun's neurotic neo-romantic depictions. All the protagonists seems to have something in common, they struggle somewhat similar (in different contexts ofc), and my theory is that they're all a little autobiographical from the author's side.
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>>48400916

I love Atrocity Exhibition and Crash. Which Ballard work should I check next ?
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Nick Cave
>favorite album/musical piece
Pink Moon
>very important to me personally
>favorite author
Mikhail Zoshchenko
>favorite literary work
Before Sunrise
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>>48394037
>>48393705
Are these /lit/ memes?
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>>48393295
>>favorite musical artist/composer

Impossible to choose, my taste is too advanced

>>favorite album/musical piece

Same

>>favorite author

I only read nonfiction.

>>favorite literary work

Irrelevant
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>>48400916
why are you on /mu/?
Did you just want to pretend you were on /lit/?
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>>48402022
great post shitbag

could've just put ones anyway for the sake of conversation
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>>48401896
yeh
the second one is a Bloom quote iirc
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>>48402032
If you like music you shouldn't be on /mu/ in the first place
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>favorite musical artist/composer
probably the minutemen
>favorite album/musical piece
pink moon
>favorite author
kurt vonnegut
>favorite literary work
dharma bums by jack kerouac
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>>48402078
People always say this meme and every time I just think it sounds stupider and stupider.
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>Animal Collective
>Paul Simon - Graceland
>Gene Wolfe
>Book of the New Sun
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>>48402118
I'm gravely serious
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>>48400430

I would marry you.
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>>48399155
shit choice
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>>48393361
Is there a chart of essential books like we have for albums? I need to pick up reading again.
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>Otis Redding
>Fenn O'Berg - The Return of Fenn O'Berg
>Steinbeck
>The Bible
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>Swans
>Ys- Joanna Newsom
>Friedrich Nietzsche
>The Brothers Karamazov and Beyond Good and Evil
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Varg Vikernes
Promised Land (Queensryche)
Aldous Huxley
Catch-22
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>TWIABP
>Whenever, if Ever
>Kafka
>Amerika
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>>48402378
You identify with themes of alienation and feeling lost, and you tend to gravitate towards works which others might dismiss as convoluted or overly dense.
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>>48401319
it was good actually, was just underwhelmed. i read Mysteries first and Hunger didn't seem to have the same richness or emotion
hope you're liking Mysteries, it's a solid book. it moves towards spirituality a lot more than his other stuff

>>48401379
definitely The Crystal World
and check out The Drowned World too! his short stories are stellar too
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I'm bad at favorites so here's just stuff i really like.

>Oneohtrix Point Never
>Madvillain
>Kafka
>Watchmen
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>>48402689
Cool, I'm really enjoying the characterization so far.
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>favorite musical artist/composer
At the moment? Probably Avishai Cohen (& Trio).
>favorite album/musical piece
Probably Feinberg's third, or Lyapunov's F minor piano sonatas.
>favorite author
Probably Don DeLilo
>favorite literary work
Umberto Eco - Foucault's Pendulum
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>favorite musical artist/composer
Luke Kelly of The Dubliners

>favorite album/musical piece
People Who Eat People by Andrew Jackson Jihad

>favorite author
Albert Camus

>favorite literary work
Possibly James Joyce's Dubliners or The Stranger by Camus
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Ponytail
Magic is real by Pile
Books are gay
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>>48395660
Lol shut the fuuck up
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>>48394187
Haha seriöusly?
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>>48393614
pfft
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>>48405944
take a shower
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>>48405735
get real
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>>48402378
...
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>>48395660
Heidegger like, Martin Heidegger? Being and Time was a hard one for me
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>>48394287
Not him, and a bit late to the party, but I myself like Lin's earlier work to some extent, if not primarily just because of how vastly different it is from Taipei. It's pretty interesting how much his style evolved since 2006, much more so than most other authors imo.

And the only people I know in real life who have heard of Lin go on /lit/, so he's not as hip as I'd assumed. Or at least, he isn't in Florida; odd, because he's from that state
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Das racist
Since I left you
Camus
Hitchhiker's guide
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>Composer
Erik Satie

>Album
Slint - Spiderland or Tim Hecker Virgins/Ravedeath 1972

>Author
Vladimir Nabokov

>Literary Work
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
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>favorite musical artist
Suzanne Vega
>favorite musical piece
The Decision (Brecht / Eisler)
>favorite composer
Alexander Scriabin
>favorite album
Diamond Dogs (Bowie)
>favorite author
Charles Bukowski
>favorite literary work
Naked Lunch (Burroughs)

Gordon unrelated.
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>>48393295
Mozart
Idk probably don giovanni
Idk, not well read enough as I want to be
Lolita
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>>48406521
Yeah, it's bizarre how different it is. It must be at least in part because of him going full bohemian: at one point (last year I think), he was selling random shit from his house on eBay and was linking the sales on his twitter.
Regarding his popularity, I've seen videos of him doing poetry readings in New York, and he seems to draw a pretty decent crowd. Also, a professor I know recently saw me with Taipei and referred to him iirc as an "underground prodigy" (this was at UCI).
sidenote: youtubing his name right now, apparently he did an hour and a half long interview with Yoni Wolf. Can't imagine what interest Yoni would have in him
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>>48406563
>Since I left you
Can we be friends
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>Johann Sebastian Bach
>Matthäus-Passion
>Lewis Carroll, Arthur Schopenhauer or Franz Kafka
>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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I didn't know /mu/ was this fucking hipster with books too.

>Skeleton Key
>The Soft Bulletin
>Hunter S. Thompson
>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Death Grips
The Money Store
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Correction (Thomas Bernhard)
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>>48408277

how can you be "hipster" with books?
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Das Racist
Danny Brown - XXX
Simone Weil
Simone de Beauvoir - Pour une morale de l'ambiguïté

Art sucks, everything sucks.
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>>48393295
>favorite musical artist/composer
Talk Talk
>favorite album/musical piece
Converge - Jane Doe
>favorite author
Thomas Pynchon
>favorite literary work
The Book of Disquiet
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>Crack the Skye Mastodon
>My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth
>Fyodor Dostoevsky
>The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
>>
>>48408484

wow
>>
All of these fluctuate except for the favorite author.
>flaming lips
>devil and god are raging inside me
>Ernest hemingway
>Garden of Eden
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>>48408617
What do you think of Dodgson's method?
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>>48406383
Hmmm?
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>>48402078
xD
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>>48393295
Why have you dropped your trip? You were a cool guy.
>>
>Wagner
>Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt
>Orwell
>don't know, taste is completely random
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>>48393354
I'm reading The Brothers Karamazov right now.

Suck my dick, CLT. Your taste is good though.
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>>48393295
Nice, I'm getting into Hamsun and he is amazing (currently reading "Siesta").
I've heard that he loses steam in his post 1890 novels, what do you think? Also, what's your favorite work of his?
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>>48393295
>Michael Gira
>Talking Heads - Fear of Music
>William Faulkner
>Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
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>boards of canada
>Loscil - Plume
>Dylan Thomas
>The Autumn of the Middle Ages - Johan Huiziga
>>
>>48393295
>favorite musical artist/composer
I'm not too sure if I can name just one modern artist here, but Liszt is by far my fav. composer.
>favorite album/musical piece
Lick My Decals Off, Baby by Beefheart (ask me this question on any given day and you'll get a different answer each time but this is the most consistent)
>favorite author
Jack London
>favorite literary work
Nausea by Sartre
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>>48393295
>artist/composer
charles mingus overall I'd say, he fills out both of those rolls extremely well
>album/musical piece
probably tim buckley's starsailor
>author
steinbeck, overall
>literary work
faulkner - As I Lay Dying

>>48412115
solid choices, and I feel the same way about the albums

>>48412003
reppin faulkner
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>>48412257
He's the king of modernism. As I Lay Dying is probably my favourite of his novels as well. It's cool that you dig Steinbeck, I think he's become kind of unfashionable in the last 30 years or so, but he is a really great writer.
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Bob Dylan
The Velvet Underground and Neko
David Foster Wallace
Lolita
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I'm a literature pleb — mostly because I read very slowly and wasn't truly interested in it before I was seventeen or so (when I was younger I read almost nothing but Terry Pratchett, then William Gibson). I've been trying to catch up, but I know it will take me a long time; it's not like I could read several novels a day the way I listen to albums.

So far I've been enjoying Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Virginia Woolf very much. The latest books I've finished were The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (which was a real page-turner, not deep but I liked it a lot), The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (very pretentious and self-indulgent), and Cronopios and Famas by Julio Cortázar, which was cute.

I've been thinking about getting into Thomas Pynchon because I keep hearing good things about him, but every time I go to the library and read the first few pages, I think it's not my thing.

>>48402236
Here's one I found on /lit/.
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>>48412277
sound and the fury is a VERY close runner up for me. and yea, I see that, my father got me into him at a young age with travels with charlie, so I've been reading him all my life. we did OMAM in high school as well, and I'm sure kids are getting exposed that way still
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>>48412549
… forgot to attach the picture, sorry.
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>>48412749
that list is fucking terrible, it looks like something you'd get out of a Sunhawk thread
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>>48393295
>Kanye West
>Mozart's Requiem
>James Joyce
>Paradise Lost
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>>48412115
>nausea
woah you suck
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Death Grips

Hospice

TS Eliot (yes i know he is a poet)

The Lives of Girls and Women
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>>48414893
>>Kanye West
>>Mozart's Requiem
Haha what a bizarre combination.

>>48415558
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