what are you reading right now?

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
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Come around
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Postby Buddy Glass » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:55 pm

Currently alternating between these two

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What became of her? She lived, as she liked to say, off the kindness of gentlemen. I assume she’s dead.
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Postby furrowed brow » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 pm

Are there a lot of women who write huge books? Other than Stein obviously.

i remember dfw on charlie rose (quite a pair, amirite?) doing this big feminist strawman about how he writes such long books cuz he's phalliocentric or something. idk just always wondered from then on how many women write huge novels like that and idk enough to answer the question lol
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:02 am

Reading this myself. This guy is the best continental political philosopher for my money, zizek be damned.

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Postby a long gush from your hole » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:12 am

furrowed brow wrote:Reading this myself. This guy is the best continental political philosopher for my money, zizek be damned.

:lol:
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Postby Riverchrist » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 am

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I hadn't read this for 7 years but happened to watch the 1999 movie again, and I'll be in Venice so wine not.

If you'd (somehow) never heard of this book and read the first 100 pages I wonder what you'd even make of it. Tom is so elegantly drawn, there are so many wonderful, small moments--he's too sick to leave his hotel but he crawls after patches of sun on the floor of his room so he won't be too pale on the beach.

Not only does the book contain a lot of excellent travel writing but it could only be written by someone who spent much of their time alone. APPROVED

This moment was glorious, he thought as he stopped to stare at the tall, towered cathedral in front of him. Wonderful to look at the dusty arches of its facade and to think of going inside tomorrow, to imagine its musty, sweetish smell, composed of the uncounted candles and incense-burnings of hundreds and hundreds of years. Anticipation! It occurred to him that his anticipation was more pleasant to him than his experiencing. Was it always going to be like that? When he spent evenings alone, handling Dickie’s possessions, simply looking at his rings on his own fingers, or his woollen ties, or his black alligator wallet, was that experiencing or anticipation?


The last section gets dull and talky as Tom repeats his alibis and fables to everyone and no one ever puts anything together. He's basically trolling them by the end.
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:16 am

a long gush from your hole wrote:
furrowed brow wrote:Reading this myself. This guy is the best continental political philosopher for my money, zizek be damned.

:lol:


wait, are you zizek stan or a hater? or neither? I shouldn't post like he not a good philosopher.
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Postby i_am_agriculture » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 am

furrowed brow wrote:Are there a lot of women who write huge books? Other than Stein obviously.

You might want to check out Ayn Rand ;)
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:01 am

lol, idk how i forgot her in that instance.
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Postby Kenny » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:19 am

Octavia E. Butler wrote big (very good) scifi tomes
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Postby No Good Advice » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:26 am

furrowed brow wrote:Are there a lot of women who write huge books? Other than Stein obviously.

i remember dfw on charlie rose (quite a pair, amirite?) doing this big feminist strawman about how he writes such long books cuz he's phalliocentric or something. idk just always wondered from then on how many women write huge novels like that and idk enough to answer the question lol


You should read some George Eliot
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:32 am

you are not wrong. my sis's copy of middlemarch is around here somewhere. i find reading fiction in general hard right now (by which i mean for the last 3 years) tho.

thanks petty for the Butler. have heard of her, but didn't know her books are really long.
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Postby Kenny » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:43 am

I looked this up and it's not really true that her books are huge, so now I'm wondering who I've mixed up
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Postby Sobieski » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 am

furrowed brow wrote:Are there a lot of women who write huge books? Other than Stein obviously.

i remember dfw on charlie rose (quite a pair, amirite?) doing this big feminist strawman about how he writes such long books cuz he's phalliocentric or something. idk just always wondered from then on how many women write huge novels like that and idk enough to answer the question lol


You could read Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, I've never read it but I want to

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a novel by Marguerite Young. She has described it as "an exploration of the illusions, hallucinations, errors of judgment in individual lives, the central scene of the novel being an opium addict's paradise."[1]

The novel is one of the longest ever written.
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:11 am

ah, fantastic answer sobieski. thx

Also, was sort of thinking, why should the Neapolitan trilogy not be considered, in some sense, a single work?
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Postby Vegetable » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:12 am

Tale of Genji, more like Tale of My Giant Schlong if we’re being honest.
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Postby shizaam » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:16 am

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i really want to read these
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Postby Kenny » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am

The first one is classic, the next three are really good, the last one is poor
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:30 am

Vegetable wrote:Tale of Genji, more like Tale of My Giant Schlong if we’re being honest.


lol, thx for this.
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Postby cooly » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 am

furrowed brow, have you read axel honneth? he’s one of the contemporary Frankfurt school guys and is really good

tale of genji owns btw
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Postby furrowed brow » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 am

oh right. am familiar, though i haven't read him no. honestly don't know if I'd call him continental tho. I'm obv using an idiosyncratic definition, but imo Frankfurt School since Habermas really cut in a Rawlsian direction feels very analytic to me. But Idk, i guess Honneth stuff is explicitly using Hegel to look at "politics of recognition" so maybe not. lol I'm already disagreeing with this post i'm making right now, welp.

what have you read of his?
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Postby chowder julius » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:55 am

the talented mr ripley was a surprise favorite of 2018 for me. really beautiful stuff. idk if it's considered genre fiction but it's definitely literary
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Postby HotFingersClub » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:35 pm

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Alice Jolly – Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile
This is unbelievably good. Absolutely criminal that it got so little attention upon release – I think there's a good chance it'll be a future classic if people would actually read it. If you like Riddley Walker or The Wake, or you want to read more exceptional writing by women, you owe it to yourself to check this out. It's a bit of a tome but takes about half as long to read as a standard 600 pager, which is always welcome.

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Jose Revueltas – The Hole
This was decent. Very grimy.

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Eli Goldstone – Strange Heart Beating
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Postby warmhouse » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:12 pm

furrowed brow wrote:Are there a lot of women who write huge books? Other than Stein obviously.

i remember dfw on charlie rose (quite a pair, amirite?) doing this big feminist strawman about how he writes such long books cuz he's phalliocentric or something. idk just always wondered from then on how many women write huge novels like that and idk enough to answer the question lol

white women be writing big novels cause they love putting them in their purses n shit
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Postby hadlex » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:28 pm

Finished "Condominium." It was great and am looking to reading more John D. MacDonald. Among the pulpy fun, he has these lovely, poignant, almost lyrical passages that explore thoughts on aging or why people get caught up in conspiracy theories or the nature of greed and they're really astonishing.

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Postby abs » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:07 am

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this was super cool. French series that inspired GRRM to write game of thrones.

now (finally) onto (for real this time)

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Postby cooly » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:01 am

furrowed brow wrote:oh right. am familiar, though i haven't read him no. honestly don't know if I'd call him continental tho. I'm obv using an idiosyncratic definition, but imo Frankfurt School since Habermas really cut in a Rawlsian direction feels very analytic to me. But Idk, i guess Honneth stuff is explicitly using Hegel to look at "politics of recognition" so maybe not. lol I'm already disagreeing with this post i'm making right now, welp.

what have you read of his?

i've only read bits of the struggle for recognition and freedom's right (he was my host when i was a visiting scholar somewhere he taught, so i felt obligated to go to his course and read his stuff, but i was really pleasantly surprised) and i found them very interesting. you're right that he's closer to habermas than e.g. adorno in his politics though. just thought if you were really feeling geuss he might be a good place to go next. i've been thinking about picking up his more recent "the idea of socialism" but it's hard when i have two unfinished books of his on the shelf. just been too busy with dissertation stuff to really give it a go.
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Postby Kenny » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:26 am

Kenny wrote:The Prennial Philosophy was so good, I'm even gonna buy it in physical copy to read through again, very inspiring and like solidification of things I felt before. It's got some wierd bits about minor pyschic abilities being provable and also some post-Jungian personality type stuff that always makes my eyes roll but other than that it was so spot on for me.

Gonna keep religion rolling and read this next:
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Finished this. It was more of a book-length obituary than a biography in some ways but I like obituaries so it was a fun read.
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Postby Kenny » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:12 am

Now starting this book which I've been meaning to read for like 30 books in a row in the meantime:
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Someone's made a list of most of the songs he mentions in the book if you want a list:
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