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Post by convince » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:13 pm

w4ffl35 wrote: Had a friend recommend Murakami, where should I start?
anything he has written. i think he's one of those writers whose entire biblography is incredibly diverse yet you can hear his own distinct voice.

me: i'm reading this

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Post by RJMyato » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:32 pm

Let's Fight! wrote:Yeah, I'm a fan of his blog even though I've never read any of his published work. His blurbs are also awesome.
i've been obsessed with him for a while now, pick up closer and frisk (they're both really short so not much time investment) and if you like them read the rest of the George Miles books (Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, Period) and on from there

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Post by Egyptian Tea » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:20 am

Let's Fight! wrote:
RJMyato wrote:if you guys dont read dennis cooper's blog you ought to. he reps a lot of cool underground lit and also writes huge posts on weird subject and is hip to a lot of good music (had a big guest post on Yellow Tears a while back)
Yeah, I'm a fan of his blog even though I've never read any of his published work. His blurbs are also awesome.
Is that the same book with the Bob Mould out-ing article? I went through a big Dennis Cooper phase in college after getting the narcissistic nihilism bug from the early Bret Easton Ellis novels.

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Post by blackweather » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:27 pm

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all on top of my toilet, currently. i usually go for the bukowski shorts.
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Post by dwemmy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Bhagavad Gita is toilet reading? :eek:

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Once derided by historians now regarded as mostly accurate.

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Post by convince » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:46 pm

dwemmy wrote:Bhagavad Gita is toilet reading? :eek:
well- he's also got dangerous vision on the pot, so i'm guess he's dropping some serious knowledge in there whilst getting his read on.

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Post by convince » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:34 pm

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Post by Clemon09 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:22 pm

adorno's aesthetic theory - not by adorno :D

about to start something on the buddhist dharmakirti.

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Post by butter » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:33 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard-Boile ... _the_World

Not far into it, but so far I'm way less engulfed by this book than the other Murakami stuff I've read.
ahem...

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Post by erector » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:18 pm

Clemon09 wrote:adorno's aesthetic theory - not by adorno :D

about to start something on the buddhist dharmakirti.
Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory" has been on my "to-buy" list for the longest time.... alongside shitloads of other Frankfurt School-related texts (both by the Frankfurt School and about the Frankfurt School).

Reading this right now:

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Post by Clemon09 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:22 pm

hmm, yeah. i don't think this intro is great - at least for someone with very little knowledge of aesthetics, hegel, kant and that sort of thing. a lot of it reads as part nonsense and it's difficult to reconstruct much of an argument. _but_ i think that it might make that book easier to read - i looked at a couple of pages that had really stumped me and i think they clicked. maybe just determination...

it's sad how much i worship adorno considering how little i understand :D

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Post by Clemon09 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:22 pm

edit double post.


i'm an awfully slow reader and rarely get round to it as well. but reading strikes me as a really important thing. at least as long as i don't know much ha.

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Post by blackweather » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:44 pm

not even for knowledge, i think reading is a great form of entertainment. it's arguably THE best form of entertainment.

just a fucking sham that it's so difficult for me to sit down and take the time to read

i listen to audiobooks when i sleep and read on the toilet every day though.
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Post by Refund » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:53 pm

dwemmy wrote:Bhagavad Gita is toilet reading? :eek:

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Once derided by historians now regarded as mostly accurate.

These people were the most hardcore race ever. If they had gotten beyond Buda and Pest we would not be speaking English.
I recently saw a documentary about an australian dude who spent a few years doing the ghengis khan trek across the eurasian steppe of mongolia, kazakhstan, russia, ukraine, and hungary on horseback, and there's still buttloads of nomads living in yurts out there.

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Post by erector » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Clemon09 wrote:hmm, yeah. i don't think this intro is great - at least for someone with very little knowledge of aesthetics, hegel, kant and that sort of thing. a lot of it reads as part nonsense and it's difficult to reconstruct much of an argument. _but_ i think that it might make that book easier to read - i looked at a couple of pages that had really stumped me and i think they clicked. maybe just determination...

it's sad how much i worship adorno considering how little i understand :D
Have you read Minima Moralia? I think that's the best place to start with Adorno.

(I'm something of a fanboy myself...)

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