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Postby Dirty Penny » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:01 pm

Hey, I have a question for people using LibraryThing:

Is there a way to add "date read" to the main column (author, title, rating, etc)? I went to settings to customize it but they don't have a "date read" option to add.
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Postby death is my amigo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 pm

been really devouring Barthelme lately, can I get reccs for other stuff in this vein?
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Postby number none » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:11 pm

These authors are not necessarily like him, but you could always try Don B's own syllabus

https://www.believermag.com/issues/200310/?read=barthelme_syllabus
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Postby mudd » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:12 pm

diane williams, maybe gary lutz?

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Postby Dead_Wizard » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Finished up Fiends Fell. by Tom Pickard over the weekend. Loved it - poetic journal of his time laying low in windy moors of northern england. Bucolic malaise, old man horniness, vivid descriptions of fog and birds...it's got it all!

Have Pete O'Leary's book of poetic critique "Thick and Dazzling Darkness" en route.
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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:27 pm

death is my amigo wrote:been really devouring Barthelme lately, can I get reccs for other stuff in this vein?


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Postby bongo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:46 pm

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this is quite good so far, the prose is really lucid and relatable for me (guy being a jaded on academics ohioan finding himself stranded on the west coast drinking too much and having to realign). it’s slight and breezy but not short on poignant and concise mindfulness insights.
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Postby Kenny » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:50 pm

I once read The Gods Drink Whiskey because it was a cool title.

Not that interesting a book
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Postby walt whitman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:59 pm

all i seem to be able to read rn is Stephen Kings The Gunslinger/ the Dark Tower series
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Postby madness and chaos » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:40 pm



SICK! I need to find an epub of that timothy leary book. Is that how you're reading it, by chance?
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Postby abs » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:06 pm

man i've hit a total wall with reading lately. finishing three separate things but not really making progress on any? ugh. just want to get through something.
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Postby incoherent grunting » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:38 pm

I switched to my backlog of NYers as I had the same problem
"let's get psychic not blacked out. Let's get wild without getting sick. Let's get turnt while staying woke."
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Postby mission » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:37 am

abs wrote:man i've hit a total wall with reading lately. finishing three separate things but not really making progress on any? ugh. just want to get through something.


I recommend, for you, Edward Lewis Wallant's Tenants of Moonbloom

or Emma Cline's The Girls

Easily digested. Enough "Yesss - please stay in my memory" moments to make the rest worth your while.
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Postby bongo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:31 am

bongo wrote:Image

this is quite good so far, the prose is really lucid and relatable for me (guy being a jaded on academics ohioan finding himself stranded on the west coast drinking too much and having to realign). it’s slight and breezy but not short on poignant and concise mindfulness insights.


anyone familiar with cicero’s other work? dead wizard? looks like he’s done stuff on lazy fascist. this is my first exposure to him.
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Postby vivian darko » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 am

the human war is abysmal. sub-sub-tao lin
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Postby madness and chaos » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:06 am

lol, speaking of

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Postby bongo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am

vivian darko wrote:the human war is abysmal. sub-sub-tao lin


woof lol
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Postby madness and chaos » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:15 am

brad phillips on IG recommended this. I'm so afraid to check it out

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Postby death is my amigo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:31 pm

thanks for the reccs (and sylabus [!]) guys : )
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gerald murnane - the plains

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enrique vila-matas - bartleby & co

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j. m. coetzee - disgrace

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elif batuman - the idiot
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dan fox - pretentiousness: why it matters
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Postby Barthes Starr » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm

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dan fox - pretentiousness: why it matters


almost picked up the fitzcarraldo edition of this the other day, glad i held off
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Postby bongo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:30 pm

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Postby dada » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:57 pm

madness and chaos wrote:


SICK! I need to find an epub of that timothy leary book. Is that how you're reading it, by chance?


got a hard copy, my wife works for a book review/publication and got it sent to her

edit: its pretty great reading the first hand documents, I am learning a lot about the early years so far
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should I read about huxley?
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Postby meeshpotato » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:34 pm

Man I actually really liked Tao lin’s Trip
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 pm

meeshpotato wrote:Man I actually really liked Tao lin’s Trip


I JUST finished it seconds before reading this comment. I liked it a lot, too. Don't love him, but it was super decent.
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