Posting mine to start
This is the fiction shelf.
Travel logs, Essays, and some Philosophy.
Horror, old Spanish books, books I dont plan to read any time soon, and some poetry collections.
Stuff I read a long time ago and will probably sell soon.
>English and American studies
>Cognitive approach to lexical word-loaning(elective)
>General and Academic English
>Public Speaking (elective)
>Translations from English to Bulgarian
>Modernism-Postmodernism lit: The Waste Land; Easter 1916 by Yeats; some poems by Dylan Thomas; Kew Gardens by V. Woolf; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; 1984; Lord of the Flies; The Dumb Waiter; The Remains of the Day
>Enlightenment lit: Robinson Crusoe; Gulliver's Travels; The Rape of the Lock; Pamela; Joseph Andrews; The Vicar of Wakefield; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Pride and Prejudice
O-Ok, but no bully pls
Notice the memes top right. That's all you, /lit/.
I've been looking into ordering some Seiwaran. His tutorials on Pawn Structure were among the best I've found in chess instruction.
I'd ask for review, but if's been just a few weeks...
Haven't read it yet, just picked it up from a library sale a few weeks ago. It's a collection of essays, here are the contents
I just got We recently myself. Different edition tho.
Nice lil' stack. The Trial is GOAT, Notes fun, Catcher solid, Nausea solid, Stranger decent, and Borges is gold
actually about to start Heart of Darkness here soon
Some of these are books that I've had with me from years ago, so they're kids-teenage aged books.
Yea I really liked learning about him and what he was trying to do more than reading him directly.
I know School of life gets a lot of shit around here, but I wish I had seen this before I read C&M because it wasnt really clear what his goal was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJTeNTZtGU
It takes a while to get used to for sure. At first I was re-reading whole chapters because I couldnt understand what was going on, but then I guess I just got used to the style, and the rest flowed nicely.
I like your Jlit, anon. Are those sorted in any way?
My favorite shelf of yours. You would like In Patagonia, if you haven't read it yet.
I don't think I saw Bachelard there, but I think you'd like him. What made you interested in picking up the Toson?
Christie's nothing to make excuses for. Murder mysteries are still my go-to comfy genre.
7/7, my non-fic corner. Hoping to replace it with a half-size Billy this weekend.
>He unironically organizes his books chronically by country.
Just kidding man, this is possibly the best collection I have ever seen on /lit/. I'd love to be your friend.
Have you read anything else by Inoue/do you speak Japanese? I was curious what your take on his other books are if so. I got a couple chapters into Tun-Huang and found the prose incredibly awful. I then got my hands on a Chinese translation and it was leaps and bounds better, and I was wondering if it was a translation issue.
Thanks! I've read The Counterfeiter and Other Stories and The Hunting Gun, but I don't remember the English translations being particularly awful.
The woman who translated Tun-Huang apparently won an award for it, though it also looks like she's not an academic, but a social worker. Could possibly color it.
I read the Tuttle version of The Hunting Gun, but I just flipped through this Pushkin Press version--it's translated by Michael Emmerich, who just put out a new Genji translation, and it sounds perfectly apt.
"How extraordinarily difficult it is to write a goodbye letter. It is unpleasant to get all weepy, but it is also unpleasant to be overly brisk. I would like for us to make a clean break and to go our separate ways without hurting each other, but a peculiar sort of posturing seems to have found its way into my prose. Perhaps there is no helping it: a goodbye letter is what it is, and it will not be a thing of beauty, no matter who the author is."
Yep, I've been posting them since /lit/ started and I had about three dozen books total.
I did move; all those squat black Wal-mart shelves got broken in the move. So I got Billys, since I'm even near an Ikea now. It did kind of suck going from (shoulder-height) wall-to-wall to half-a-wall full of books.
It'll look even nicer once I settle on a house next year--I'm hoping to claim a whole room to devote to collections.
hey anon what's a good bible? I want one that is:
has those page scallop cut out things
has nice shiny gold edges with that red coloration somehow
I don't want just a boring paper one or a cheap fake leather one. I found some that looked nice but cost two hundred dollars :(
>I served the king of England
mmm that's a good book m8
you have a lot of nice books actually
I had to move my big comfy chair for you, /lit/, so you'd better appreciate muh books
The remainder of my collection (well, not quite, but most of it) is above my computer desk.
I've read it cover-to-cover at least once. If it's been a while I take the red label off and put a green sticker on.
Have never read them/haven't read them in a while and wish to re-read.
reference books and the like
>my way is the only correct way!!
I like seeing other people's bookshelves on here. I think it can tell you a lot about the posters.
Yes, some of them stick to /lit/core, and that's to be expected. At least they're trying to engage with substantial literature. But others have some interesting collections, like that guy with all the conservative books. There's also the guy who puts stickers on his books and seems to be autistic about flamingos. That's good for a laugh.
I also treat these threads as a sort of window-shopping, and you can ask anons about their books. It's not just fetishizing over material goods.
If you're gonna talk shit, post your shelf.
Essentially, yes, but I've been running out of room lately and have to keep shifting books and I even put a lot of the books I was into as a teenager in a pile in another room.
I've only been reading from the "hardcore" shelf for the past few months.
>sharing something you're proud of is bad taste
I have six other bookshelves with my real collection but I just made this one for next to my bed. The pic is shit idc
Here's a picture of me with my bookshelf. What do you guys think of my books?
OP here. Dude I love your collection.
How old are you? if you don't mind me asking.
Do you buy used books? All of your books look pretty new and not super worn.
Have you read most of them?
Can you recommend me anything similar to Patagonia or The Snow Leopard?
Thanks, OP! I'm 26. Almost all of them are used books; my two big places I've bought books from are PaperbackSwap and Thriftbooks. ~350 were from PBS specifically. I've read ~60% of the ones I own, though I'm starting to buy more that I've already read through library/ebooks too. It's a cheap way to feel happy.
For recs, here's my travel literature chart from a while back--it's my favorite one I've ever made. Fermor should definitely appeal, if you haven't already got started on his stuff, and Richie's Inland Sea will as well.
I think they should still all be up on the wiki, if you haven't looked through that recently.
And yeah, I'm still in grad school for it, though more slowly now that I've started working full time as well.
Not that anon, but our elitism has served us well here, and somewhat insulated us from many of the pleb problems that the other media boards face.
He's an idiot for even replying to a bait pic, though.
The Bible the Christian would get is the one which their priest tells them about. You can't judge someone else's reading habits, when you yourself adhere to the interpretation of the text proposed by another man. You and the other poster are just as deluded as one another.
>Schmidt was a strict individualist, almost a solipsist. Disaffected by his experience of the Third Reich, he had an extremely pessimistic world view. In Schwarze Spiegel, he describes his utopia as an empty world after an anthropogenic apocalypse.
Arno was the most /lit/ of all authors.
Here, have my plebby English shelf.
>Pristine, untouched copy of Ulysses
I already read Ulysses: >>7326022
I had to leave my copy on another continent, though. I could only throw away so many of my clothes so my bags would still go through the check in at the airport.
Atlas Shrugged is only there because some people think it's worth reading. I try to keep around interesting stuff even though I might not read it in years.
Lullaby was very shitty, I give you that.
>judging someone's taste by what's on their shelf
Man, don't discourage people for reading stuff like Rand. It's called seeing for yourself and forming your own opinion. I have Marx on my shelf but I'm not a Marxist.
>It's called seeing for yourself and forming your own opinion.
This. If there's a book people have very strong opinions on, it might be worth seeing for yourself to join the discussion.
He's also a wonderful writer even though he only wrote one book. The Other Side is the one novel without writers like Kafka wouldn't have been possible. It's a must read if you want to get into German literature of the early 20th century.
Not necessarily literature, but the fuel responsible for creating something beyond literature. Transcending, a word often used disgustingly lightly, has its yin and yang. Countering abstract and often extremely visceral thought requires careful measure, slow stirring, and no hamburger. I don't like the hamburger. When the rhythms align, an explosion happens; it's up to me to contain the blast and articulate its intricacies on the canvas. I'm a big eater, so it’s always two boxes. My spoon? it’s away now. I’m going to go eat with it.
Is that Gay Science Kaufmann's?
If so, it's fucking disgusting
I read German so I don't know why it'd be better, but I do know that The Gay Science of Kaufmann's contains a major mistranslation right before Nietzsche's 'incipit tragoedia,' i.e. one of his (most) major quotes, which alone is enough for me to look for another, better translation
I only have Heraclitus - Fragments and The Noble Qur'an. It's the only two books one man could ever need. One being the word of God and the other being the collected ramblings of a previous prophet who was shunned by his people.