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We judge each other based on our top 3 p4p best authors. >Ernest

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We judge each other based on our top 3 p4p best authors.

>Ernest Hemingway, Yukio Mishima, and Virginia Woolf
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>>6339084
nice list, fag. you gonna kill yourself just like your authors?
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Combined with your image I'm guessing you're a >tfw no gf skinnyfat faggot, and probably 20 or younger.

>Swift
>Pynchon
>Gaddis
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>that list
rethink your life choices OP

My list:
>Twain
>Milton
>Proust
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>>6339134
You're a tryhard with one or no friends.
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joyce
pynchon
foster wallace
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>>6339135
That's actually spot on.
Also:
>twain is tryhard
You're that guy who has a crush on one of his male friends.
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>>6339084
>Borges
>Kafka
>Kundera
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>>6339128
You got the age right. I'm actually ripped. Being fit wont make you happy; I still feel depressed and I feel like the authors I chose relate to me on an emotional level.
>>6339134
Fan of Twain myself.
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>>6339145
Zing. Did you guess I was the other list of just off the cuff? Impressive either way.
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Houellebecq
Solzhenitsyn
Celine
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>>6339239
>cis white, early 30's? Probably angsty growing up.
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>>6339242

>Cis white
Correct
>Early 30's
nope, 21
>Angsty
Maybe a little but I'm pretty normal fag on the outside
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>>6339084
teenager/10
>>6339128
Cool dude but thinks he's smarter than everyone
>>6339134
Honestly likes Twain but the others you pretend to like so you look sophisticated
>>6339142
you are a meme
>>6339148
depressed/10

Here's mine:
>Walser
>Kafka
>Bulgakov
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>>6339239
>muh end of western civilisation
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>>6339142

Do you actual read? Or just browse /lit/ and tell everyone you read?
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>>6339258
kek
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>>6339255
>Bulgakov

And you called me a teenager
GET OUT
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Gibson
Twain
Clarke
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>>6339267
m8

talk shit get hit
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>>6339275
At least my authors speak from real emotion. When's the last time you felt sad, faggot?
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>>6339282
>Walser
>not speaking from real emotion
You know nothing.

Also u mad bro?
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>>6339084
Don't kill yourself OP

>Vonnegut
>Twain
>Socrates

Come at me
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>>6339255
Is Borges depressing?
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>>6339293
Does a bear shit in the woods?
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>>6339293
No.
Fanciful, bookish, fun.
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>>6339305
Exactly, that's what I thought too.
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>>6339290
How is HG treating you
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>>6339312
Go fuck yourself
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>Joseph Conrad
>Harlan Ellison
>WIlliam S. Burroughs
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>>6339323
OP here
The only other one I liked
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>>6339255
>Cool dude but thinks he's smarter than everyone

Accurate
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>>6339255
I don't get why everyone says proust is tryhard. He's much easier for me than /lit/'s favorites like pynchon. Honestly some of the most smooth prose I've read
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london
chesterton
graves
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Mishima
Borges
Dostoyversky
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>>6339366
This.
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>>6339255
The guy who enjoys being the "weird" guy of the group, but is fairly well adjusted

>>6339290
humor and satire was your gateway into literature

>>6339323
Misanthrope, but sardonic enough to not be a bore

>G.K. Chesterton
>William Empson
>Kingsly Amis
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>>6339446
You like explorations of human nature and can appreciate a good atmosphere as well.
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>>6339514
>Misanthrope, but sardonic enough to not be a bore
Not bad, anon.
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The odds of accomplishing a link between personality and specific interests in authors is very low.
>Goethe
>Dostoevsky
>Houellebecq
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>>6339514
>The guy who enjoys being the "weird" guy of the group, but is fairly well adjusted
Correct. Nicely done.
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>>6339282
>muh feels

no, you get out, retard
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Wittgenstein
Dostoyevsky
Karl Marx

>>6339305
More like pedantic, pretentious and boring.
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>>6339532
>>Houellebecq

100% pleb shit
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McCarthy
Melville
Dostoevsky
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>>6339559
>implying he's not the contemporary Tocqueville in literary form, with a more cynical nature towards humanity
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>>6339545
You might make a case for pedantic, why I said bookish, but pretentious? They're short stories. Self consciously brief.

What do you read for fun, comrade?
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Calvino
Borges
Mann
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>>6339522
Spot on.
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>>6339570
>implying I would want to read anybody with that matches that description

>look guys! here's an ugly middle aged man that hates society! look at his ugly ass hair and face and body! he's like Bukowski but he's French so he's probably cooler!
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>>6339571
Whatever I may find. I enjoy silly poetry and philosophy stuff. I'm not very organized.
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>>6339583
>basically just ad hominems to justify your hatred of an author you've probably never even read
If we're going to go that far, then I suppose its best we stop replying to each other. Or at least I will cease.
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Once more, into the breach. As of late:

>Hunter Thompson
>Shakespeare
>Pratchett
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>>6339594
you were the first person to ad hominem him buddy
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Houllebecq
Celine
Fowles

pic related, it's me btw.
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H.P. Lovecraft
Orson Scott Card
Timothy Zahn
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>>6339618
>H.P. Lovecraft
At least you have the sack to admit it. I love him, but I never admit it because of the number of fans he has that so completely miss the fucking point.

In fact, fuck any reference to Cthulhu all together.
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>>6339603
I see you also posted
>>6339598
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>>6339627
You wot m8, I'm >>6339598 and I've never even read any of the authors the other guy posted. Don't throw me in with that lot
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GOD's Holy Spirit
Lewis Carroll
JRR Tolkien
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JG Ballard
Cormac McCarthy
DFW
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Anne Frank
Allen Ginsberg
Karl Marx
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>>6339573

damn

nice taste son
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Louise Glück, Helene Cixous, Emil Cioran
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>J.G. Ballard
>Thomas Pynchon
>Franz Kafka
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>>6339692
You like disgusting imagery
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>>6339698
Yeah, but I hate William S. Burroughs though.
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Proust
Nietzsche
Marcus Aurelius
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>Kerouac
>Hunter. S
>DFW
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>Hemingway
>Bradbury
>Steinbeck

Destroy me, I beg you.
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>>6339817

>Destroy me, I beg you.

I hope you really liked those reads I hope you go on to enjoy many more.
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>>6339791
If you're an American, you think about It and attribute a mythology to it, being frustrated and astounded by the nation you inhabit. You also like recreational doses of speed and alcohol.


Faulkner
Eliot
Milton
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>>6339817

Bradbury? Babby's firdt favorite author!!! :^)
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>>6339084

>Kafka.
>Banffy.
>Proust.
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>>6339850
>Banffy
You are a cool magyar guy
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>>6339563
You enjoy somewhat antiquated prose that has held up well. As for the stories, the more allegorical, the better. You have an interest in governmental systems. Your sign: Scorpius.

>>6339598
You enjoy a certain flippant attitude towards life. You also enjoy a flippant attitude towards prose, even when it appears well-constructed. No matter how deep the story, it'd better be fucking entertaining. Your sign: Capricorn.

>>6339830
You enjoy a mixture of great prose and great story. Unfortunately, few authors possess a talent for both. You don't enjoy contemporary literature much, but you are dedicated to the classics. You want to become a college professor, or once wanted to. Your sign: Aries.
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>>6339084

You're about 21, not college educated, and you feel a little bit bad about your lack of education, but not very.

Do me, do me!

John Berryman
Terry Pratchett
Iain Banks
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TC Boyle

Carl Hiaasen

Norman Maclean (yeah he only wrote two books, who gives a fuck, they were both great)
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Kafka
Plato
PKD
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Kafka
Melville
Canetti
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Mccarthy
Tolkien
C.S. Lewis
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Faulkner
Dostoevsky
Steinbeck
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Proust
Cervantes
Gaddis
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Styron
Faulkner
Gass
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Steinbeck
Joyce
Strindberg
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Bruno Schulz
Donald Barthelme
Philip K. Dick
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Hermann Broch
J.K. Huysman
Erich Kästner

Please tell me how much of a pleb I am Anons.
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Wallace
Lem
Delillo

bring the hate
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>/lit/ confirmed for all reading the same 5 authors

Here's mine, come at me.
Roberto Calasso,
Vladimir Nabokov,
Joris-Karl Huysmans

>>6339148
Depressing to be around

>>6339239
Pq si inquiet mon pote?
Is an atheist, prefers Lucky Strikes to Pall Malls, and spends a lot of time on trains staring out the window with a melancholy feeling while trying to drown out the sound the of the Muslim teenagers goofing around in the isle.

>>6339791
>>6339817
Typical American hipsters

>>6339733
Emotionally well adjusted
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Ezra Pound
Virginia Woolf
Robert Musil
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>>6340925
>Emotionally well adjusted


Hey Thanks
>Roberto Calasso
>Vladimir Nabokov
>Joris-Karl Huysmans


Well travelled, likes to debate A LOT!
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James Joyce
Thomas Pynchon
Robert Anton Wilson
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>>6339290
>Socrates
>author

You have read the Apology, part of the Symposium, and like a book and a half of the Republic. But that's okay, because you're still in high school.
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>>6340803

20-22 range, Faulkner/Dost though are ageless

>>6340807

22-24

>>6340823

22-24

>>6340834

20-22

>>6340915

18-20

>>6340925

24-26

>>6340938

22-24

>>6341209

20-22

>>6340019

16-18

>>6339733

18-20

>>6339573

24-26

>>6339545

20-22

>>6339446

18-20

>>6339323

18-20

>>6339290

14-16

>>6339270

16-18

>>6339134

18-20
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Bernanos
Jarry
Kafka

>>6340925
Ça fait plaisir de voir qu'il y a encore des gens qui lisent Huysmans.
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>>6340925
>heimgway
>bradbury
>steinbeck
>hipsters
>the most mainstream literature taught in high school is hipster
hurr
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>Kerouac
>Wilde
>Sartre

At this time
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>Vladimir Nabokov
>Thomas Hardy
>John Ford
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>>6341322
are you 15?
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>>6341300
Ça fait plaisir de voir qu'il y a encore des gens qui lisent Jarry.
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kafka is utter shit
how boring do you have to be for him to be your favourite author? he writes like he's describing a court case at all times in the most strict, athletic legalistic prose, and the stories are all simply 'muh oppression'
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>>6341348
what's the problem with Wilde?
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>>6341354
I agree.
Pic is my reaction at seeing Kafka's name popping up a lot.
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>>6341363
his works are basically the precursor to pg Wodehouse and douglas adams
simply witty and with no substance
I did like dorian gray, however, but his plays are shit
also I hate the fact that he reuses lines in different works
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>>6341365

i'm sure he loves being agreed with by a young kid who posts dungeons & dragons type reaction pics, lol.
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>>6341379
>not recognising dark souls
lol sure is normie in here
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>>6341379
It's Dank Souls, you weaboo
Christ on a fried stick
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This might be off topic but are you guys depressed all the time? I don't think I can continue the /lit/ lifestyle.
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>>6341383
>>6341386

you're both too underage to be posting here
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>>6341396
'too underage'
it's binary friend
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>>6341383
>>6341386
>proving his point
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>>6341390
no I am pretty happy with my life I play lots of golf and read lots of books :)
how are you holding up friend?
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>>6341396
>>6341424
>samefagging
>complaining about video games on a Japanese anime website
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>>6341257
>20-22 range, Faulkner/Dost though are ageless
I'm 18. Nice try though.
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>>6341421

no one cares about your dweeby pleb shit try to come to terms with this.
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>>6341437
butthurt kafka fan detected
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>>6341431
kek this
>goes to an animu website
>hehe you guys r nerds xD
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>>6341426
I'm OP. I'm really depressed.
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>>6341447
do you think it is simply mental or caused by the circumstances of you life?
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>>6341431
>>6341439
>>6341442

>teens being teens
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>>6341460
>complaining about teens on a website that is populated predominantly by 15-20 year olds
at some point you need to either get over it or get better company
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>>6341460
old fart detected
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I'm surprised by the lack of Shakespeare ITT, I'm sure we can at least agree that he's everyone's unequivocal fourth favorite

>>6341180
I have trouble imagining someone loving Proust and Marcus Aurelius and not being pretty mellow.

Not nearly as traveled as I'd like to be, but you got the debate part right.

>>6341257
>24-26
18 actually, but I'm proud.

>>6341300
Ah bon? J'ai trouvé qu'en France y'a pas mal les gens que lisent. En tout cas, Huysmans c'est un vrai génie.
T'as lu Michel Houellebecq's Submission? J'ai entendu que c'est inspire par Huysmans.

>>6341469
>>6341466
>le muh secret highschool anime club face
Go away
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Beckett
Calvino
Moore

>>6339573
>Likes Jodorowsky
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>>6341432

good taste for your age then. Congrats
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>>6341597
>18 actually, but I'm proud.

congrats to you as well then, great taste
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>>6341597
Il me semble que les gens le connaissent de nom sans jamais vraiment le lire, ils en parlent d'un air supérieur, persuadés d'être des parangons de culture. Laissons les vautrés dans leur vomi pédant.
J'ai pas encore lu Soumission, je suis en train de dévorer toute la Comédie Humaine et ça me prend pas mal de temps.
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Hjalmar Söderberg
Albert Camus
Nikolai Gogol
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Joyce
Conrad
Hemingway
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DFW
le bandana man
DFW
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>>6339084

my list changes all the time but right now I guess my favourites would be DeLillo, Ballard, Faulkner
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>>6339084
18, smokes cigarettes, talks about "society and shit, man" with friends, can appreciate good prose, will grow out of this phase. Should read Walser or No Longer Human.

>>6339128
23, Likes witty stuff, probably a little too full of his own intelligence. Should read John Barth.

>>6339142
Rusemaster, as old as the id itself. Should sudoku.

>>6339148
22, finds humanity alienating and the universe really big and weird and empty. Should read Enrique Vila-Matas.

>>6339255
23, thinks people are pretty weird, but doesn't hate them, laughs a lot. Should read Krasznahorkai (though you very well might have already).

>>6339545
19, hypocrite/10. Wittgenstein, genius aside, was the most pedantic person this side of Russell and the most pretentious this side of Nabokov. Should read an encyclopedia if he wants rock-solid declarations in utilitarian language.

>>6339563
25, really likes allegory and human sin. Should read Under the Volcano.
>>6339366
It's because Lost Time is four thousand pages long and is seen as extremely high-art-like by most people.

Mine recently:
Enrique Vila-Matas
William H. Gass
Hermann Broch
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>>6342291

I read In the Heart of the Heart of the Country recently. While I really loved the opening story and 2 of the other stories, the other couple left me cold. Could you recommend one of his novels as a starting place?

Also you guys should stop assigning an age to someone's taste in literature. It's silly and I don't really understand what it's based on. The average person who comes in to the book store I work in is probably 40-50 and they mostly read flavour of the month bestseller stuff
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Pynchon
DeLillo
PKD
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James Joyce
Marianne Moore
Thomas Wolfe
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>>6342339
> It's silly and I don't really understand what it's based on
This entire thread is judging strangers on the internet based on the names of three authors they like. It's silly from the start. My ages are basically "What type of attitude might lead a person to like and name these authors? Who generally has that attitude/at what stage of life do people have that attitude?" I wouldn't bet more than a nickel on them, though.

> Could you recommend one of his novels as a starting point
Well, he only has three, and I'd suggest Middle C as a first. I'd also suggest searching up some essays of his, because they give a really good sense of his literary attitudes/agenda.
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>>6339084
Juan Rulfo
Calderon de la barca
Borges
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pynchon
nabokov
heidegger

full disclosure i like reading heidegger now because i took a class with a pretty famous heidegger scholar and he complimented me on my understanding/interpretation a lot and reading his work became a lot like masturbation for me. i dont even find it particularly interesting or poignant anymore but it makes me feel like such hot shit. god damn. i genuinely enjoy pynchon and nabokov though.
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>>6342459
>I like reading Heidegger because a guy who liked Heidegger complimented me
I really want to call you all sorts of names, but you're being pretty honest with yourself about it, so I won't. You should still curb that, though.
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Faulkner
Pynchon
Vonnegut
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>kafka
>mann
>hesse
>>
Mann
Proust
Gaddis
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Melville
McCarthy
Delillo
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>>6342474
i wasn't very popular in high school and now i get off on people misinterpreting difficult writers that i understand pretty well. it's totally childish but fuck it. once i grow up i'll probably look back on this phase and be embarrassed.
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>>6342537

>the bigger the book the s-s-smarter i'll s-seem
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>>6342672
HAHAHAHA


I do like staying a long time with the same books.
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Faulkner
Chesterton
Zweig
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>>6342605
If you're like the average 4chan user, in five years you'll have matured out of "look how smart I am!" and will instead have stopped playing that game altogether, abandoning books and employment and subsisting solely off of food stamps, torrents, and /jp/.
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>>6342605
Why is it so hard to go through puberty without becoming a massive fucking faggot? I remember being like you and now I just can't imagine what I was thinking.
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>>6342522
Nice meme taste friend
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>>6342733
Not him, but I'm pretty sure until you reach your thirties, you spend your life looking back at yourself two years ago and realizing what a massive faggot you were.
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Lovecraft
Philip K. Dick
Nabokov
>>6341597
Honestly, never been too big a fan of Shakespeare
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Haruki Murakami
James Joyce
Aldous Huxley
really warming up to Hemingway lately though and have a soft spot for Wilde.
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>>6342753
>>6342733
>two years ago I was reading Gide and Mishima and drinking beers and smoking cigarettes with cool ppl
>today I read Ishiguro and García Márquez and smoke pot and go to the gym by myself mostly
>I've wasted the vast majority of my teenage years relaxing by myself on the beach with a bottle of wine and the warmth of the sun
>tfw no regrets so far
>>
>>6339583
>giving a shit what an author looks like

Are we in the middle of a "who can be the biggest pleb" contest?
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>>6339598
You'll probably be pretty cool to hang out with once you graduate from high school.
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>>6342833
The time you spent reading Mishima was wasted.
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>>6342850
>Time enjoyed
>Wasted
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>>6342833
Why did you greentext those unironic full sentences?

>>6342861
>Time not committing sudoku for glorious Nippon
>Not time wasted
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>>6342861
Time not used to improving your self/reality is time wasted.
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>>6342833
>17
>read Pynchon and IJ and act like a smug fuck on /lit/
>all my friends think I'm smart
>going to work hard in college and learn all this stuff about writing and philosophy and ideas and...

>21
>don't do any work
>completely disillusioned with liberal arts students
>talk to no one
>spend all my time watching cute grills and calling you're waifu a shit on /a/

It actually feels sort of cathartic to be such a failure.
>>
>>6339084
What does "p4p" in OP's context mean?
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>>6342914
I just assume it meant either "pound for pound", or perhaps in context, "page for page"
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>>6342914
I'm assuming it's "pound for pound" (or maybe "page by page" by analogy?), so just taking into account quality, not output.
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>>6342872
To build up for the >tfw part, although I guess it would have worked better as regular sentences.

>>6342874
I'm usually getting plastered on the beach alone in between working out at the gym and studying. It relives stress and gives me time to reflect.

>>6342903
All I want is an easy job that pays well enough for me to feed my habits and gives me plenty of free time to exercise and read, to live in a warm city with a decent amount of classical concerts, and to have an average gf who keeps me entertained but mostly leaves me alone.
I figure as long as I always keep my priorities straight I can't go wrong with life. Maybe I'm setting myself up for failure, but I can't imagine being 60 and wanting much more either.
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>>6342920
>>6342922
We are become brothers.
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>>6342920
>>6342922
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>>6342874
>improving reality
If you're a utilitarian or something similar, you could say that having positive happiness improves reality relative to the moment before.

>>6342928
I just want to be left alone and do nothing.
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>>6342903
Like a phoenix, you must rise from your ashes and make a choice. Here's a video by UFC fighter Chael Sonnen talking about choosing a path. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj_h5-V6L0g Maybe the /lit/ life is still for you but not a /lit/ profession? Don't worry about lifestyles, everyone mostly changes their degree plans anyways. It's just up to you whether you choose to advance in your path.
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>>6344591
Me again
Motivation < Habit
You can have all the fucking motivation in the world but if you don't form a habit that can accelerate your path, then you're only hurting yourself.
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Late to the party
>Saki
>Vonnegut
>Faulkner
>>
Thomas Mann
Leo Tolstoy
Hermann Broch
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>>6341624
Thanks.
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>>6339084
>flann o'brien
>joseph conrad
>philip k dick
>>
>nabokov
>kafka
>borges

dude weed lmao
>>
>>6342903
Im probably going to study english in college, can you talk more about why liberal arts students are awful? Ive probably heard it before but id love to be persuaded to study something useful.
>>
Camus
Beckett
Pynchon
>>
GMMR
DFW
tai "the memelord" pei
>>
Thompson
Hemingway
Joyce
>>
Fernando Pessoa
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Herman Hesse
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>>6345716
Well, I'm at a classical liberal arts school, so this doesn't necessarily apply to a humanities major at every school. For me, though, the issue is that the liberal arts stereotype (non-religious spiritualists with immense respect for Buddhism smoking pot and talking about "SOCIETY, MAN") is very real, and so socially I can't abide that, and then academically everything becomes about message and feelings and shit, and it's all nebulous and about the discussion rather than the answer, and there's no rigor. I feel like the art-school anons who go looking for technical training in classical painting or something and instead find a bunch of people throwing stuff together and claiming it's social commentary. The emperor has no clothes, STEMfags are right, and I should have found a specifically analytic-biased program to enter.
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>>6346547
Yeah, at this point Im thinking of just applying to Oxford and doing a STEM degree if I dont get in. The nebulous feels without any academic rigor is something I expect to find at most universities.

I wish liberal arts didn't attract the people who are just incapable of doing STEM.

>tfw you will probably never study English at Oxford or do anything with your life.
>>
>>6346969

If you think the situation at top-tier schools will be any better, you haven't been paying attention. Yeah, there won't be fags like in >>6346547, but they got these new, radical kind of fags. You just can't deal with the fuckers, they're delusional.

The only way is the faulkner route, imo
>>
>>6346982

What's the Faulkner route?
>>
>>6346992
You go steady with Faulkner. Have you never read a VN before, anon?
>>
>>6346969

kek.

someone in the social sciences here.

my advisor was a math major as an undergradn, then got a masters in math, and then decided to switch to social science for his PhD.

not to mention most sociology is based around running regressions
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>>6347116
this
i'm just doing stats all day
>>
>>6342522
>he went and manually click on that many replies
quite passionate about memes
>>
>>6347116
Daily reminder that Pynchon started a math PhD and Wittgenstein was an engineer.
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>>6339084
Well, you could always try anti-depressants

>>6339128
Never read Gaddis, but you're probably a 20 something, unsure about your convictions yet funny guy who wants a qt hipster gf

>>6339134
Insufferable academicist who loves to complain at people who read degenerate postmodern prose

>>6339142
ebin :^)

>>6339148
Yeah, life will never be as whimsical and ethereal as you want, but LSD helps

>>6339239
Edgy teen

>>6339255
Never read Walser, but you're probably depressed at post-modernity's ennui, yet you see things getting better one time or another

>>6339270
Eeeh...sorry, nothing

Skipping to the last ones 'cause thread is bigger than I thought and I'm kinda drunk

>>6345736
babby's first life makes no sense

>>6346229
You wish your life was more thrilling than it is, so you spend your weekends getting wasted on whatever you get while complaining about the modern world with your friends, but deep down you're a nice guy

>>6346448
sadfrog.jpg


Mine are Pinecone, Cortázar and Georges Perec
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>>6347150
>Kundera
>Kafka
>whimsical
I guess some of their readers might think so, but only if they're brain-dead idiots.

Why does no one do mine?
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>>6347154
I guess whimsical is not the world, but you know, surreal in a hazy way? (Also, I've pretty much skimmed through Kundera, not that he's a bad writer, it's just that I didn't had the time, patience or liked the person who recommended it, and ended reading Lightness more on obligation.

I plan to come back to it someday though)
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>>6347154
Kafka is whimsical, but in a really cynical morbid way.
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>>6347154
Kafka based a lot of his writing on Eastern European folk tales and parables -- you could definitely make the argument that there's whimsy in his stories.
>>
Flannery o'connor
Raymond carver
Kenzaburo oe
>>
Kafka
Wilde
Camus

(I'm not as edgy as I sound)
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>>6339242
>cis
go the fuck back to tumblr
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>>6347165
Kafka is more neurotic than cynical
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>>6346998

Dafuq is a VN? What does "go steady" mean?
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Robert Graves
George Orwell
Remarque
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>>6347116
Yeah im not saying all liberal arts students are fucking retards, just that most of them are :^)
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>>6347379

Hipster.

>>6347180

Person pretty much like myself.

>>6346448

Fanatical humanist.

>>6346229

You are in love with "the lost generation" and their followers.

>>6345736

Hipster with a good sense of humor.

>>6344981

Humanist.

>>6344790

You love reading history as much as prose, and hate all post 70s literature.

Mine:

Celine
Buko
Amis
>>
Pynchon
Cortázar
Perec
>>
Let's say that my cousin is 15 yo.
His favorites are Dosto, then Burgess and Douglas Adams. Is he in the right way, /lit/?
>>
>>6349202
Oh, and Kafka, you can also put Hemmingway on the count also.
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>>6349217
*you can also put Hemmingway on the count.
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>>6339117
#REKT
>>
>pynchon
>céline
>apollinaire
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>>6349166
>camus
>hipster

well meme'd
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>>6349229
>cousin
sure bro
If you're 15 and still haven't read and understood Finnegan's Wake you really shouldn't be posting on this board. You might be more at home in r/books.
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>>6349387

>beckett
>simplistic
>comparing pinecone to Beckett.

Have I slipped into some kind of retard world or something?
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>>6339084
>Adolf Hitler
>Ayn Rand
>Ron Paul
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Zhuangzi
Camus
Guenon
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>>6345716
STEM students are even worse. At least liberal arts students are literate..
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Henry Miller
TS Eliot
Yukio Mishima
(Joyce if Eliot doesn't count)
>>
Asturias, Gass & O'Brien.
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Faulkner
Kafka
Nabokov
>>
Plato
Easton Ellis
McCarthy
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shax
tolstoy
keats
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Hesse
Hemmingway
DFW
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John Edward Williams
Dostoevsky
Tie between Lem/PKD
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>>6345716
It's turbo-autism taking a normal pastime by reading unverifiable, meaningless garbage into literature. Books people read as a hobby. It destroys the joy in just curling down with a book and getting lost in it.

But autism is a stupid buzzword isn't it? It's mostly just sad. Not sure why the field exists.
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>>6341209
You've definitely enjoyed psychedelics.
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>>6345716
The people are all living stereotypes of obnoxious, unnecessarily wordy morons who think that applying elements of "symbolism" makes them sound more intelligent while analyzing really simple art and literature. There's no logic used in nearly any aspect, it's all based on emotion and feelings.

I took several liberal arts courses and the other students completely ruined the experience for me. Every question was brought back to emotion and the misguided opinions were so off the wall that it even stopped being fun to laugh at them.

Think about the types of people who want to be liberal arts majors. They tend to be lazy, brain dead, liberal idiots who wanted to go to college but didn't want to do math. The actual coursework teaches you nothing of any real value and most employers will trash any resume they see for liberal arts majors. Even if you don't fit that stereotype, there are so many people who do that grouping yourself in with those people will only be harming yourself. You can always read on your own time, and that way you don't have to waste time in class listening to people claim that sex in literature is always an analogy for power.
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>>6339134
>tfw no one here likes Milton
;(
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László Krasznahorkai
Thomas Bernhard
Julio Cortázar
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>>6351544
/r/badphilosophy
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>>6339084
Nietzsche
Stirner
de Sade
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Ben Lerner
Ben Lerner
Ben Lerner
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kafka
tolkien
camus
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