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My mom wants to know what books she should get me for christmas / my burthday since they are only 2 days apart. Any suggestions? I was thinking some kafka or nabakov would be nice

>> No.14287180

>>14287175
Lord of the Rings, it seems you need a bit of cheer in your life

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>>14287180
I already own lotr + hobbit and the silmarilion in a boxed set. I liked them quiet a bit. Thanks for the suggestion though

>> No.14287189

Well what do you like?

>> No.14287211

>>14287185
If you want more comfy literature, you can´t go wrong with something like the adventures of winne the pooh or the chronicles of narnia. Some might say that they´re nothing but childrens books, but I like them regardless.

>> No.14287222

I think you need to branch out away from meme books that always get mentioned here. Not a jab at Kafka or Nabokov, I'm just saying there is more to literature than the same 100 books the teenagers here post inane threads about.

Try "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page" by G. B. Edwards.

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>>14287222
This sounds interesting, thank you. I was thinking the diaries and letters of kafa and pale fire by nabakov. Do you have any suggestions for poetry? I read Leaves of grass recently and liked it quiet a bit.

>> No.14287329

Tell mommy to get you some Dylan Thomas. He's a fine writer. Poetry or prose.

>> No.14287338

A Child's Christmas in Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

>> No.14287342

>he doesn't have a 100+ item wishlist of books that's constantly growing and being rearranged
never gonna make it

>> No.14287364

The Pilgrim's Progress

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>>14287175
Story of the eye

>> No.14287419

>>14287175
i'm trying to imagine what it feels like to be with your mommy. to go to the mall with her when she's shopping for your present. what her pussy feels like when i'm fucking her in my bachelor's pad.

>> No.14287423

>>14287419
>what her pussy feels like
Desiccated autumn leaves.

>> No.14287430

>>14287342
based literal child

>> No.14287446

You should try Harvard Square by Andre Aciman, and definitely Savage Detectives by Bolaño.

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>>14287175

mine birthday is the 27th, bro

>> No.14287719

Get you a poetry book, or a compilation of short stories.
Short stories are great for quick and easy reads.

>> No.14287829

>>14287175
2666 by Roberto Bolano

>> No.14287836

>>14287175
>>14287539
Shit pal. My birthday is the 20th, my sister's is the 28th.
I asked for some books, including:
Film Art by Bordwell and Thompson
The Tartar Steppe
Hunger
Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Speedboat
Under Western Eyes
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Among some others. Not sure if any of those sound interesting to you. I almost asked for Kafka's Diaries too but I held off, maybe you would like that. For Nabokov? Pale Fire is nice.

>> No.14287855

>asking for presents
not /lit/

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The complete works of Homer, Pindar, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Euripedes, Hesiod, Aristophones, Herodotus, Sappho, Plutarch, Ovid, Virgil, Lucretius, Arisoto, Horace, St. Augustine, Marcus Aurelius, Rabelais, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Luther, Cervantes, Chaucer, the Beowulf poet, Chretien de Troyes, Marie de France, Sterne, Burton, Browne, Wyatt, Sidney, Percy Shelley, Tennyson, Donne, Pope, Dryden, Bacon, Novalis, Schelling, Schlegal, Hegel, Pascal, Lichtenberg, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Dickens, Marlowe, Diderot, Jonson, Goethe, Bunyan, Gibbon, Addison, Smollett, Milton, Johnson, Boswell, Emerson, Quincey, Burke, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Mary Shelley, Wollstonecraft, Racine, Baudelaire, Valery, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Moliere, Montaigne, Browning, Gray, Holderlin, Schiller, Shaw, Voltaire, Hugo, Balzac, Zola, Dumas, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert, Mallarme, Malraux, Chateaubriand, Artaud, Poe, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Byron, Keats, Arnold, Pater, Walter Scott, Swinburne, Rossetti, Carroll, William James, Henry James, Hawthorne, Twain, Melville, Dewey, Bergson, Whitehead, George Eliot, Williams, Frost, Cummings, Crane, Stevens, Whitman, Plath, Trakl, Rilke, Celan, Montale, Neruda, Lorca, Tagore, Manzoni, Peake, Murdoch, Wharton, Wilde, Leopardi, Faulkner, O'Connor, Passos, Nietzsche, Marx, Adorno, Bloch, Lukacs, Bakhtin, Hamsun, Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Chekhov, Andreyev, Bely, Bulgakov, Gonchorov, Camoes, Pessoa, Queiroz, Saramago, Paz, Borges, Bloy, Pirandello, Huysmans, Lautreamont, Schwob, Casares, Bolano, Cortazar, Lima, Donoso, de Assis, Carpentjier, Celine, Marquez, Unamuno, Gide, Jarry, Camus, Conrad, Wells, Hardy, Salinger, Lawrence, Forster, Hrabal, Swift, Bronte, Woolf, Bachelard, Roussel, Beckett, Proust, Nabokov, Joyce, O'Brien, Yeats, Waugh, Heaney, Auden, Hofmannsthal, Mann, Musil, Broch, Zweig, Bachmann. Jelinek, Lessing, Laxness, Simenon,Svevo, Levi, Buzzati, Quasimodo, Llosa, Walser, Kafka, Babel, Schulz, Transtromer, Kertesz, Pavic, Andric, Grossmann,Sillanpää, Linna, Mahfouz, Boll, Grass, Canetti, Pavese, Robbe-Grillet, Blanchot, Perec, Calvino, Bernhard, Gass, Barth, Gaddis, Vollmann, Vidal, Hawkes, DeLillo, Pynchon, McElroy, Soseki, Murasaki, Shonagon, Kawabata, Mishima, Akutagawa, Tanizaki, Dazai, Oe, Xinjiang, Yan, Kosztolanyi, Gombrowicz, Ishiguro, Eco, Coetzee, Auerbach, Benjamin, Barthes, Pasternak, Derrida, Deleuze, Bateson, Foucault, Lyotard, Mcluhan, Eichenbaum, Steiner, Munro, Carson, Handke, Theroux, Patrick White, Alfau, Marias, Enard, Claude Simon, Elizabeth Bishop, Markson, Lowry, Bellow, Dara

>> No.14287916

>>14287836
Tartar steppe is great but if you have any passion for journalism it will burn it to the ground.

>> No.14288021

>>14287175
The best book I've read this year was, by far, McCarthy's Suttree. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

>> No.14288036

i want to fuck op's mom so hard, she seems like a nice person.

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