Give me your top 5 favorite writers and your 5 favorite works of literature so I can judge your taste

Give me your top 5 favorite writers and your 5 favorite works of literature so I can judge your taste

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You posted a pic of a sniveling israelite who wrote one of the worst pieces of fiction ever. Post your top 5 first tbh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bloom disrespecters should get perma bans

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A segment of IQfy is too dumb to recognize a good ally when they had one. Bloom spoke out against multiculturalism, feminism, and supported the cannon, taking heat in the process. Since he was israeli he has armor of sorts. But morons just want to screech about muh early life section and don’t actually care for defenders of their interests

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When Bloom died all of IQfy was mourning. I don't know where all these new users came from.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes you do.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            plague of frogs.
            Bloom’s the man.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Way to praise him on the least important and IQfy-related things you could have chosen, you braindead /misc/castoff.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don’t deny his importance but regardless he had opinions I’d still disagree with regardless of whether he’s a israelite or not. I would probably feel the same if he was a continental European.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          bloom was always divisive for lit, but i was a fan of the good in him, much of him was a bit too much, or wrong, but he had some very solid and intuitive ideas of literature that laid over my own quite effectively when i was introduced to him. not an infallible figure but his predictions about writing machines being garbage was excellent and definitely accurate when one regards chatgpt, say.
          i think many literature fans who were close to him in the professional field were also present on this forum at one time, so he *knew* about IQfy, and had even possibly answered its call and been a bit of a member here. there was a glimmer of him, at times, in sensibilities.

          favorite writers
          swift
          turgenev
          james
          beckett
          heaney

          The Madonna of the Future
          The Lightning-Rod Man
          Living Relics
          The Forge
          moll flanders

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >bloom was always divisive for lit, but i was a fan of the good in him, much of him was a bit too much, or wrong, but he had some very solid and intuitive ideas of literature
            Much as I disdain israelite-bashing, I can't help but feel that much Bloom's work was deformed by his Judaism. There's something about the israeli mindset that sees itself as the eternal outsider, always potentially threatened by the goyim. Hence critique of said goyim follows naturally, and in particular critique of its most powerful and profound represenatives. So Bloom would wax eloquent over the incoherent Ashbery or even Joseph Smith and snub Shaw, Goethe, Dante. The tendency is always to 'deconstruct,' never to create.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i did find the joseph smith adoration quite odd, but i don't have much trouble removing the flaw from a man to get at the thing i want. despite being an occult nerd, a kabbalistic geek, a nepotistic insert, he still had some effective ways to look at poetry and literature. I very much liked his comments on shakespearean characters undergoing transformation by overhearing themselves, that insight has lingered with me.
            on being israeli, i'm exhausted by the subject and will let god sort that out. If you can have mercy and find forgiveness for the israelite, you can love and forgive anyone on the planet. None more stubborn a people, but none more in need of faith in the father.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Hands preparing for tomorrow's shabbat typed this..

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        A segment of IQfy is too dumb to recognize a good ally when they had one. Bloom spoke out against multiculturalism, feminism, and supported the cannon, taking heat in the process. Since he was israeli he has armor of sorts. But morons just want to screech about muh early life section and don’t actually care for defenders of their interests

        >le based israeli ally
        Everyone who says this is israeli.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Bloom isn't an ally or a threat, the extent of his works and interests is purely literary.
          A sophisticated man that emphasizes the importance of reading good classical lit, even if not for moral reasons, is still encouraging people to actually think, get cultured, learn, etc.
          Either you're a moron or you're israeli. Or maybe you're mischling.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            I’m the anon who called Bloom an ally but perhaps that was a bit misleading for what some have interpreted it as. Maybe it’s foolish of me to assume that IQfy largely wouldn’t be interested in literature for ideological reasons but I meant ally in the sense of supporting the western canon, ie influential literature. He spoke out against feminism and multiculturalism but neither was he /misc/brained. I meant ally in a protector against ideologues of any sort

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Bloom killed Western literature and one day you will realize this.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          did you ever listen to him mope about the state of academia? the frankfurt school did far more. i'm sure there are direct men responsible, and perhaps bloom was one of them, but his voice seemed to strike a different tone.
          i think most truly ah, serious book readers or aspiring writers end up deifying literature itself these days. it's a modernist's chant, the atheist's refuge, literature becomes either THE fixture of god, or a conduit to god, and that sort of reverence is very difficult to fake or ignore when you've come to recognize the religion. there are those who worship the book, see themselves as carrying the weight of civilization on their backs bound up in vellum and black ink, and further, seek their immortality in the pages, for those who would come tomorrow.
          Bloom, in all his occultism, was not a worshipper of god so much as he worshipped poetry.
          Gass and his temple of texts, DFW's "this is water", Joyce's claims to live forever buoyed on the criticisms of literature academics,
          an endless procession of men seeking immortality and god, and relying, in the stillness, in the quiet, on the written word, where the swells and echoes vibrate from inside out, where meaning paradoxically delves beyond the ability to describe it, ah there has been a transition from conduit to direct worship of the written word, or literature as a whole, as an ideal. it is the failure of babe to mistake the tit for his mother. i can at best accept literature as one (of many) pipes through which god's word can flow, but it is folly to fixate on the translation rather than the real thing, that is, god.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            same thing happens with science. there are devoted worshippers of science, of a "code", where they see that truth resides. it's the same guy but different interest.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Melville
      Joyce
      Chesterton
      Nabokov
      Dumas

      All are fun to read

      Moby-Dick
      The Wind in the Willows
      The Napoleon of Notting Hill
      The Man Who Was Thursday
      The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (I love this book and I like Dubliners a lot but I’m not smart enough to fully appreciate Ulysses, I liked reading it and there were parts I did appreciate like the Shakespeare chapter but it was very difficult to understand for me, I think that it could end up supplanting Moby-Dick as my favourite when I’m older after a reread with more of a guide)

      FPWP

      Wagner
      Wagner
      Wagner
      Wagner
      Wagner

      Lohengrin
      Der Ring des Nibelungen
      Tristan und Isolde
      Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
      Parsifal

      >t. Adolf

      >Writers:
      Charles Dickens
      H.P. Lovecraft
      Cormac McCarthy
      Hans Christian Anderson
      Mervyn Peake.

      >Works:
      Moby Dick
      The The Odyssey
      Tale of Two Cities
      Blood Meridian
      Gormanghast Trilogy.

      Judge me.

      Seems good, having Dickens as a favourite is pretty based

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good Chesterton picks. I also really like The Ball and The Cross.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cool I’ll check that one out, I’ve not read it yet.

          Writers:
          Nabokov
          Kafka
          Goethe
          Gene Wolfe
          HG Wells

          Works:
          The Faerie Queene
          The Divine Comedy
          Eugene Onegin
          Valis
          Madame Bovary

          >The Faerie Queene

          Dangerously based.

          I gotta say I was surprised how good and readable it actually was.

          Got this on a whim, hearing this makes me really look forward to it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Melville
      Joyce
      Chesterton
      Nabokov
      Dumas

      All are fun to read

      Moby-Dick
      The Wind in the Willows
      The Napoleon of Notting Hill
      The Man Who Was Thursday
      The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (I love this book and I like Dubliners a lot but I’m not smart enough to fully appreciate Ulysses, I liked reading it and there were parts I did appreciate like the Shakespeare chapter but it was very difficult to understand for me, I think that it could end up supplanting Moby-Dick as my favourite when I’m older after a reread with more of a guide)

      FPWP
      [...]
      >t. Adolf
      [...]
      Seems good, having Dickens as a favourite is pretty based

      You guys unironically triggered the Bloom fanboy ITT, to the point that he has spent the last five hours attacking the other anons and defending his e-daddy's honor.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /Thread.
      You made a midwit kvetch ALL over the thread.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Carver
    Lish
    Saunders
    Joyce Carol Oates
    Ben Lerner
    Garielle Lutz
    Emma Cline
    Philip Roth
    Gabriel Smith
    Honor Levy

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wagner
    Wagner
    Wagner
    Wagner
    Wagner

    Lohengrin
    Der Ring des Nibelungen
    Tristan und Isolde
    Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    Parsifal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Writers:
      Charles Dickens
      H.P. Lovecraft
      Cormac McCarthy
      Hans Christian Anderson
      Mervyn Peake.

      >Works:
      Moby Dick
      The The Odyssey
      Tale of Two Cities
      Blood Meridian
      Gormanghast Trilogy.

      Judge me.

      Stephen King
      Brandon Sanderson
      Steven Erikson
      George R. R Martin
      Haruki Murakami

      Books:
      It by King
      Words of Radiance by Brandon
      The Crippled God by Erikson
      A Storm of Swords by GRRM
      The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

      Chad.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Writers:
    Charles Dickens
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Cormac McCarthy
    Hans Christian Anderson
    Mervyn Peake.

    >Works:
    Moby Dick
    The The Odyssey
    Tale of Two Cities
    Blood Meridian
    Gormanghast Trilogy.

    Judge me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Happa?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Frater Asemlen

    The Bible Above all.

    Below that,

    Dunsany
    Blake
    Fulke Greville
    Thomas d'Urfey
    Samuel wesley

    If I cannot simply say their complete works each, I will instead do this

    Certain Learned and Elegant Workes of the Right Honourable Fulke (Especially alaham)
    Jerusalem (or if a short work is wanted, the chimney sweeper.)
    Dunsany’s complete works (I refuse to choose, but if this isn’t allowable stanton coblentz’s time’s travelers.)
    While it’s obvious, the Divine comedy is still a favorite, and my fifth if I can’t pick all of d’urfey or wesley, I will pick Robert herrick’s Hesperides.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      damn haven't seen you in a while bro
      welcome back

      • 2 weeks ago
        Frater Asemlen

        Thanks man, been very busy with irl stuff.

        Dunsany's best standalone work is easily The Charwoman's Shadow.

        Have you read his poetry? “The Year” is a really good work. But in terms of prose whenever I read him I’m forced to read a lot of it, I read him from the delphi ebook usually so it’s easy to just consider big chunks of him one work.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Have you read his poetry

          No I haven't. I've read the first 4 short story collections, The King of Elflands Daughter, and The Charwomans Shadow. Love them all. I agree on reading him aloud. Love this excerpt from TKoED:

          >And winter came, and whitened the roofs of Erl, and all the forest and uplands. And when Orion took his hounds afield in the morning the world lay like a book that was newly written by Life; for all the story of the night before lay in long lines in the snow. Here the fox had gone and there the badger, and here the red deer had gone out of the wood; the tracks led over the downs and disappeared from sight, as the deeds of statesmen, soldiers, courtiers and politicians appear and disappear on the pages of history. Even the birds had their record on those white downs, where the eye could follow each step of their treble claws, till suddenly on each side of the track would appear three little scars where the tips of their longest feathers had flicked the snow, and there the track faded utterly. They were like some popular cry, some vehement fancy, that comes down on a page of history for a day, and passes, leaving no other record at all except those lines on one page.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Frater Asemlen

            Have you checked this out yet?

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_of_Elfland's_Daughter_(album)

            A favorite

            %3D

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Tripgay
      >Redditspacing
      >Desperately trying to appear interested, end up looking like an attention prostitute.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t. he doesn't know
        Kek

        >The bible above all else

        Holy cringe.

        >the profane literally cringe at the holy and call it a "holy cringe."
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >(You)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dunsany's best standalone work is easily The Charwoman's Shadow.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The bible above all else

      Holy cringe.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Frater posting outside of /pg/ with his trip on
      R A R E

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t. he doesn't know
        Kek

        [...]
        >the profane literally cringe at the holy and call it a "holy cringe."
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

        >is now part of cuckchan "culture" to be a simp for tripgays
        thank God the other IQfy still exist on the webring.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >OMFG IS THAT A FRICK TRIPgay HOLY SHIT WE ARE SO LUCKY TO WITNESS THIS MY P P IS SO HARD

          One individual does not a culture make, troglodyte. Frater is a very skilled poet in the making. Certainly one of the most skilled to grace this board. You can mock as you please, but I don't care. You're a nothing to me.

          My opinion of the israelite is one half philosemitic one half they are the synagogue of satan.
          [...]
          This elephantanon seems to post the collecting/irl book threads or posts in them a lot, if I see one I’ll ask him about dunsany.

          Ah, well, that's reasonable enough. Frater, I still recall from memory most of your poem which ends, "He that sees the King is Jesus damns damnation." Such a wonderful work. I don't often grace /pg/, but if I did, I'm sure I'd recall even more. "To the pipsqueak, pixie's pretty play," lol. Such a delight.

          There's nothing wrong with that.

          Obviously, I think there is. I don't care whether you don't.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Put your trip back, zoomer homosexual.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Frater Asemlen

            Be curious to hear your thought on how I’ve progressed then, recently posted two verses, one with the rhyme fixation, one without. Here’s the one without much rhyme since it’s shorter.

            Tipherethiel: a meditation on beauty.

            Espied my mind divine beauty,
            Sky isles far drifting downstream a swift river,
            coalescing into undulating ripples,
            The curling combers of an auburn mane,
            A little while I remain,
            But then the visions change,
            I see the twilight rainbow,
            The Gloam bands from dim red and sweet orange,
            To bice blue and faint vi’let,
            Empty of all, without association save pure color,
            Unsure, I see another,
            As to oils that are stirred when suspended in water or alcohol,
            Mottle and muddle, motley and melange,
            But then the great amalgamate of tow’ring flame was placed,
            Again, a change,
            The waves return, all aureate, spectral as phosphene glistering,
            Or perhaps strange as the corse-luminescent which lights casket with its charge,
            A limitless boundless markless sphere which seems, with brocken glory, rushing to a common center,
            A Comet’s trail, a garment’s train, both,
            Of He, of body universal,
            Whose head is as the Seth animal for a moment,
            And then the next the emerald tree boa yawning,
            then delicate gossamer of stretched out copper burnished and beat mirror-like,
            Shifting returning, yet the eyes,
            The soft amber of precious resins,
            incense, the bodily sense of the summer night well wanted,
            Then deep cold icy jade green, shivering as feeble leaf,
            Ashes on the skin,
            Jasmine on the wind,
            Heavy, doubtless, substantial,
            Against the shifting image I grasped hard,
            And for a moment glimpsed a black star,
            And saw within a man’s heart,
            Engraved there was the mystery IAO,
            The name of God written by man’s fantasy.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is very good, of course. You have a very good ear and a vivid mind's eye. You're far more knowledgeable on the structure of poetry than I am, but I will give you my impression.

            I think you hit your stride in the second half, but the early portions have some very compelling imagery and phrasing. There are moments in the beginning where the word choice feels excellent, but the phrasing comes a bit awkwardly to me. For instance, "Sky isles far drifting downstream a swift river," which feels like a broken or antique sentence, followed by, "coalescing into undulating ripples," which feels completely modern. Both have wonderful word choice, but their conjunction doesn't necessarily have the fluidity I think you're capable of. The next couplet of lines work so well, both in sound and rhythm (I really love "the curling combers of an auburn mane," masterful) but the next two revert almost to prose and I feel the rhythm broken a little. My general impression here is that you're in a sort of growing stage of your poetry. One in which you're discovering the way to blend the two voices—the antiquated English which you clearly love, and the more contemporary, prosaic voice. I think this is a wonderful idea which suits you completely, and it will just take time to strike the balance well, so that you may preserve your rare command of the cadence of sound. The way you write feels like skipping stones across water on a bright spring day. I read a lot of poetry and I've never seen anything like it. It's also interesting to see this new thing you've done—you use alliteration of sound a lot, but here you're also using alliteration of concepts in a more modern fashion, "Shifting, returning," "Heavy, doubtless, substantial," "deep cold icy," "limitless boundless markless," etc.,. I think its interesting. One caution, I suppose, there is so much imagery here that I could see it reading as very indefinite and therefore difficult to comprehend your meaning. I believe I followed it, but I read much more poetry than most readers may. All in all, I like it well, and enjoy the ending. I just have the distinct impression this is a style still in a middle stage, and I hope that isn't offensive.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your samegayging is getting more and more embarrassing.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you coping, you moron? Stop deluding yourself. How embarrassing.

            [...]
            what’s meme or cringe about pynchon? he’s literally the goat writer

            I've never read him. I actually wasn't criticizing the authors, per se, I just find it amusing that you only listed IQfy-typical authors while criticizing a man who has read more than you ever will.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, you're the only embarrassment in this whole thread, you're obviously the typical small dick energy guy who exudes insecurity and needs to act like a c**t to feel better about yourself, I doubt you're older than 30 and if you are, you just haven't matured.
            Create your own personality and try to lift heavy heights too.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >more cope
            Kid, just shut your trap already.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The best he has to offer is to continue acting like a pathetic zoomer.
            I accept your concession.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's always hilarious to see zoomers trying to pretend to be mature at the start of a debate only to then embarrass themselves and fall into "cope, kiddo, seethe, dilate, lol".
            you don't even have to try very hard to humiliate them, just give them line, it's like fishing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >thinks he's humiliated me
            What planet are you morons on? I feel like I'm talking to two of the most insecure little trans-kids I could imagine.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What a weak reply, you are only showing that you also should go back

            lmao look at this butthurt manchild samegayging and coping this hard, lol

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You need help. You actually do.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based Jesus enjoyer dabbing on the soulless.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you talk like:

            https://i.imgur.com/JsgQja6.jpeg

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, really? Is your mom proud of your shitty meme? Wait for her to wake up so you can show her.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Black person what i am just scrolling, or do you think anyone who references another post must have been the poster of said post? you have now not only exposed your age by expressions such as "based", "enjoyer" and "dabbing", while also mashing casual and careless language with religion, but also by referencing my mother, who has not been a relevant part of my life since the day she disowned me for fricking yours.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What a beautiful sperging. But it's time for you to go back to your Stephen King general thread.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Says he's mature
            >Rant like a teen, starts with "Black person" and ends with something about "fricked your mother".
            There are times when I doubt whether they are just trolls or are we really managing to have a troop of idiots with a total lack of self-awareness.
            So I say, Discord destroyed imageboards forever.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you will burn in hell

            you just pretend to be a Christian to gain approval online but you don't have any of the Lord's lessons in your weak heart, kid

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cringe

          • 2 weeks ago
            Bloom

            fr fr no cape

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's always hilarious to see someone too old to be typing like a zoomed typing like a zoomer (while criticizing them nonethless!)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They genuinely have no self-awareness, the only second language they learn is to project their own problems onto others. They will simply never achieve spiritual peace or masculine vitality no matter how hard they (pretend to) try.

            Frick off with this off-topic shit. Get a life. No one gives a shit about your thoughts on the inner life of Zoomers, you imbecillic frick!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They genuinely have no self-awareness, the only second language they learn is to project their own problems onto others. They will simply never achieve spiritual peace or masculine vitality no matter how hard they (pretend to) try.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Frater Asemlen

            No offense taken at all, a key thing which is animating precisely why the rhythm at times feels shakey, is I am using meters very uncommon in English,

            The “Sky isles” line for example is antibaccius meter, the gloam band stuff is baccius meter, there’s also experiments with cretic substitutions.

            But on that mixing of modern prosaic and antiquated voices, to be blunt it’s because the ideal with that poem is an imitation of my own mind contemplating beauty mentally speaking, of course refining, but in reality I will go back and forth like that while contemplating it.

            I totally agree that narrative solidity, that stability is my weakest point, I’m actually forcing myself to write a long prose work to try to iron out that deficiency.

            But for the middle stage thing, Thank you for the compliment, i see refining and the capacity of getting better as the best part of art, if I were to plateau and reach a peak of my own ability, i would probably stop writing so much.

            Here’s a couple other verses I posted some days ago if you have interest.

            https://warosu.org/lit/thread/23513004#p23520051

            But for the assonance and flow, I genuinely credit the prosody of rap as fundamentally being why I can do that. Watch something like this and it’s an abundantly clear https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQpdRj9Dpc&pp=ygUUcmFraW1yd2FsIHNoaXQgcmh5bWU%3D

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >baccius meter
            >antibaccius meter
            >cretic substitutions
            Looks like I have some studying to do. I have an friend of mine, ENTP, who once showed me some videos with breakdowns of rap like those. I find them fascinating, even if I don't really listen to rap. I respect the artistry which skilled rappers are capable of, but the lyrics keep me from it.
            >if I were to plateau and reach a peak
            Don't worry about that. Just keep going! Yeats, the wicked fool, was still improving even near 70. When God gives the gift, it can always grow. He is infinite, after all. I'll check out your other poems too, thanks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >OMFG IS THAT A FRICK TRIPgay HOLY SHIT WE ARE SO LUCKY TO WITNESS THIS MY P P IS SO HARD

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frater is elephantanon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is that the guy who insisted that he’d only convert to a religion which would accept elephants into heaven, was advised that Catholicism suggests that animals will be there even if they don’t experience it as fully as humans and so decided for Catholicism?
      That guy was based, it would be a shame if he has become a tripgay

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, just the israeli gyp from brooklyn who spams his homosexual collector’s threads and posts his bug wife

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >bug wife
          Who?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Frater Asemlen

      No, just the israeli gyp from brooklyn who spams his homosexual collector’s threads and posts his bug wife

      Nope not me, I’ve never posted anything physical or from my camera, I’ve never posted myself, etc. I’m also not a israelite.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Frater is anti-Semite
        I knew there had to be something wrong with you.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Frater Asemlen

          My opinion of the israelite is one half philosemitic one half they are the synagogue of satan.

          >bug wife
          Who?

          This elephantanon seems to post the collecting/irl book threads or posts in them a lot, if I see one I’ll ask him about dunsany.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's nothing wrong with that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No your just a disgusting pedophille.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stephen King
    Brandon Sanderson
    Steven Erikson
    George R. R Martin
    Haruki Murakami

    Books:
    It by King
    Words of Radiance by Brandon
    The Crippled God by Erikson
    A Storm of Swords by GRRM
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hey pal, you just blow in from reddit-town?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most likely the most successful and intelligent anon ITT, as well as the most humble.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Id agree if Murakami wasnt there, definitly humble but for fricks sake I cant stand that guy's work

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Being willing to admit that one has awful taste is noble in a way but it doesn’t change the fact that he needs to read some better books by better writers, Martin and King are trash writers and you shouldn’t be reading them if you’re older than 16.

        Tolkien
        Plato
        Hugo
        Frank Herbert
        Dumas

        The Silmarillion
        Republic
        Les Miserables
        Children of Dune
        Count of Monte Cristo

        This anon’s genre fiction choices are more respectable but his inclusion of Plato amongst them makes me think he’s probably underage as well. And also needs to read more to escape from the prison of the pretentious teen

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’re a pseud.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Definitely underage.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cope for middling dimwits with middlebrow taste. Stay mediocre, m8.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have already been extremely humiliated in this other thread

          [...]

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That’s not me and you don’t belong on this board. Stick to the genre containment thread. People are trying to gatekeep you because these are shit authors for tasteless immature nerds

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The only people in that thread humiliated are the people defending Stephen King on a literature board.

            Bloom disrespecters should get perma bans

            On the bright side, and influx of King dickriders at least shows us why Bloom is being unfairly lambasted. They aren’t actually antisemites (which would be based), they’re just salty that he called out the trash they read as trash

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >unfairly lambasted
            This was so unnatural you certainly went you yout macbook’s thesaurus, you moronic troon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >thinks that lambasted is a word that would require a thesaurus
            >wants to defend genretrash
            >calls others trans while defending the books and authors that trannies actually read
            Pure pottery, it’s nice to have confirmed that genre-fans genuinely are moronic, reminds me of why you deserve the verbal abuse.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Many such cases. I don't even know why they come here

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Vaguely conservative redditors come to this site constantly. The issue is that they have absolutely no connection to culture outside of 20th century pop culture so they’re aghast when they learn that people think the artless escapism they consume is bad. This makes them cope and seethe uncontrollably because, despite wanting to be conservative, they don’t even know what’s worth conserving on a cultural level.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they have absolutely no connection to culture outside of 20th century pop culture so they’re aghast when they learn that people think the artless escapism they consume is bad
            It depends on that you mean by "bad". I've found trashy fiction great because it provides various windows into social moods and desires if you consume it critically and it provides plain fun if you turn your brain off. I remember it actually encouraged me to write, too, because I thought "I could do better than that."
            Naturally, it's not as deep or significant as books in the old canon. But many of those are merely the books that survived the test of time. Classics like Les Miserables and A Tale of Two Cities were serial publications, as vulgar and lowbrow as a web novel online.

            What matters more than the quality of the books read is the variety of them and the willingness of the reader to think.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Classics like Les Miserables and A Tale of Two Cities were serial publications, as vulgar and lowbrow as a web novel online.
            I don't know what reddit comment induced you to think this but you're embarassing yourself

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >IQfy pseud coping that his favorite classics aren't as highbrow as he thought they were
            lol. Dickens, Dumas, and Hugo are by no means bad (in fact, I think their works quite excellent), but their works were clearly shaped by the serial medium. Dickens often wrote purple prose to bloat his word count, Dumas filled the middle of Count with filler to continue the series, and Hugo often wrote editorials that had no relevance to the story until a footnote at the end.
            These were common stories for the common person, designed to excite and stir the imagination.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NTA and you’re right, Shakespeare was another great example of a writer who wrote for the time’s popular format, but I think this rather makes our current crop of popular fiction look even worse.
            Something having a wide appeal doesn’t necessarily make it bad when the people whom it’s appealing to have read more.
            I think it’s also worth noting that some books were serialised just because that can be a convenient way to generate interest, Ulysses was initially serialised and that is not a book for the average reader at any time, this is a book that required analysis before people were certain that it was obscene enough to be banned

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I think this rather makes our current crop of popular fiction look even worse
            On one hand, people judge too early. Many great authors go unpublished until their deaths, and cult followings take time to establish themselves. On the other hand, we have a real and problematic oversaturation of content, which can make it harder for the real gems to show themselves and forces said gems to compete against one another for relevance. What's likely is that as technology advances, it will take longer and longer for the good books of each generation to surface. Nevertheless, I am (perhaps naively) optimistic that we have good literature being written this very moment, and it will just take time to attain its deserved status.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Dickens often wrote purple prose to bloat his word count

            This take is the ultimate midwit take. No he didn't. There is literally zero evidence for this. He wrote "purple prose" because he it was beautiful. No English writer composed more beautiful sentences then Dickens. The idea of reading a Dickens in striped down prose is insanity.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sure, that’s a fair perspective, but the kind of person whose favourite books are written by King and Martin, and vehemently defends them by imagining the people who turn their noses up at him as transsexuals, are not keeping an open and varied perspective on their literary horizon.
            Serial publication formats or popularity alone don’t make an author mediocre or bad, but bad writing does. This anon chose this image

            https://i.imgur.com/KEOeoA0.jpeg

            Being willing to admit that one has awful taste is noble in a way but it doesn’t change the fact that he needs to read some better books by better writers, Martin and King are trash writers and you shouldn’t be reading them if you’re older than 16.
            [...]
            This anon’s genre fiction choices are more respectable but his inclusion of Plato amongst them makes me think he’s probably underage as well. And also needs to read more to escape from the prison of the pretentious teen

            for a reason.

            When Bloom died all of IQfy was mourning. I don't know where all these new users came from.

            Given the people in this thread defending Stephen King, GRRM, and Sanderson, I think you should know exactly where they come from.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Writers:
    Nabokov
    Kafka
    Goethe
    Gene Wolfe
    HG Wells

    Works:
    The Faerie Queene
    The Divine Comedy
    Eugene Onegin
    Valis
    Madame Bovary

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Faerie Queene

      Dangerously based.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I gotta say I was surprised how good and readable it actually was.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WRITERS:
    Angie Thomas
    Alice Childress
    Adiba Jaigirdar
    Angeline Boulley
    Ann Brashares

    WORKS:
    Zweites Buch
    Voice of Our Ancestors
    The Goebbels Diaries
    The Eichmann Tapes: My Role in the Final Solution
    Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Kafka
    Goethe
    Leo Tolstoy
    Honore de Balzac

    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Idiot
    Moby Dick
    Faust
    Blood Meridian

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inb4 the ghastly crime and punishment and brothers karamazov ringamarole copypasta

      Who wrote that and why, its such a misrepresentation of his work I cant see it being done by anyone who's not spiteful towards Fyodor's work

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your taste in books is pathetic and uninspired.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a niche taste for horror, detective novels, light novels and sci fi but I cant think of a single one of them that can even come close to elevating itself to something like Faust

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/07rWS0g.jpeg

        >hey pal, you just blow in from reddit-town?

        [...]

        Kek the troony going insane in this thread is honestly pathetic. To the point where other threads are pointing anons here to witness the mental breakdown

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Honore de Balzac
      Favorite works?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Lost illusions, old goriot and a woman of thirty, also a couple of his short stories too

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Lost illusions
          Based. It's always rare to find a Balzac enjoyer so I have to ask your opinion on the following works
          >The Wild Ass's Skin
          >The Quest of the Absolute
          >The Black Sheep
          >Poor Relations (Cousin Bette and Cousin Pons)

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Honore de Balzac
      Favorite works?

      >Dis homie read Honor the Ballsack

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tough to narrow it down to so few keeping in mind old favorites and newer ones. Some groupings I associate and can’t separate so I’ll list them

    With no crossover between favorite writers and favorite books-

    >writers
    Henry Miller
    DH Lawrence
    Franz Kafka
    Whitman/Emerson/Thoreau
    Sophocles

    >books
    Letters of Van Gogh
    Memoirs- Cellini, Casanova
    Chinese- I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Classical Chinese poetry (Rexroth translated specifically)
    The Snow Leopard by Matthiessen
    Conversations with Goethe by Eckermann

    I’m reading Life and Fate, and Flaubert’s letters now, think they’ll turn out to be a couple of the best books I’ve read this year as well

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day, you limp-wristed homo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your taste in books is pathetic and uninspired
      >I’m reading Life and Fate, and Flaubert’s letters now, think they’ll turn out to be a couple of the best books I’ve read this year as well
      Don’t think anyone asked. Fricking womanly behavior.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Chinese- I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Classical Chinese poetry (Rexroth translated specifically)
      This is cheating.
      Might as well write "The European Canon" as one of your favorite books too.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think you and I once had a brief conversation in a thread of mine about Rexroth's translations (or else there's a third Rexroth fan lurking about).

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Letters of Van Gogh
      >Conversations with Goethe by Eckermann
      Patrician taste.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tolkien
    Plato
    Hugo
    Frank Herbert
    Dumas

    The Silmarillion
    Republic
    Les Miserables
    Children of Dune
    Count of Monte Cristo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you a teenager or just an idiot?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mostly read shitty LNs these days, and I can't call them high art. Plato is just comfy reading, not particularly deep.

        https://i.imgur.com/KEOeoA0.jpeg

        Being willing to admit that one has awful taste is noble in a way but it doesn’t change the fact that he needs to read some better books by better writers, Martin and King are trash writers and you shouldn’t be reading them if you’re older than 16.
        [...]
        This anon’s genre fiction choices are more respectable but his inclusion of Plato amongst them makes me think he’s probably underage as well. And also needs to read more to escape from the prison of the pretentious teen

        >And also needs to read more to escape from the prison of the pretentious teen
        I'm planning to do that more, but I have to finish moving to my new place before that. Hoping the used bookstores will have some good selections.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > I'm planning to do that more, but I have to finish moving to my new place before that.
          Good for you, we only gatekeep because we want people to be better and experience better things.
          >Hoping the used bookstores will have some good selections.
          You’re looking in the right places at least, used bookstores or second hand online is usually the right way to go

          You’re a pseud.

          Cope for middling dimwits with middlebrow taste. Stay mediocre, m8.

          This reaction proves that you need to go back, those writers are the definition of middlebrow, it’s the kind of shit read by the flood non-genius STEM nerds who never invent anything new. Imagine listing Brandon Sanderson as one of your favourite authors and having such a lack of self awareness that you claim others are middlebrow and mediocre. I hope that you are underage because if not you have a serious problem because these are the kinds of books I read as a 14 year old, because only undeveloped adolescent brains can enjoy this kind of shit

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bloom was a mediocre critic. Anxiety was pure dribble. The only redeeming quality about Bloom was that he was a catty, cantankerous israelite who pissed off similarly situated mediocre critics who thought writers like Franzen, Smith, and DFW had talent

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bloom is a perfectly acceptable entry level critic

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only read obscure stuff. Most stuff you anons would never have even heard of so no point in listing mine. Stuff like John Hawkes, Hiromi Kawakami, This Side of Paradise…

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Embarrassing projection, most trannies love genre-fiction and can easily be described by
    > non-genius STEM nerds
    Women, transsexuals and soiboys read that kind of genre shit.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So what’s this lovers’ quarrel about again? Oh yeah, israelite, israelite, midwit, pseud, troon. Might as well get it all out of the way and make it feel like IQfy again

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn IQfy just plain sucks now. There are like 10 anons who read books that aren’t exclusively on the end of year chart. It seems most don’t read. More just spew grade school level venom

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then maybe you should leave.
      Ironically, it’s people who don’t read much that don’t understand why there is so much commonality in favourite books.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. Nietzsche
    2. Nietzsche
    3. Nietzsche
    4. Nietzsche
    5. Nietzsche

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have to be 18 to post here, dont worry we have all been there

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bloom is so pathetic. Read better critics.

    Anyway, top 5

    Authors
    >Pynchon
    >DFW
    >Gaddis
    >DeLilo
    >Borges

    Works:
    >Gravity’s Rainbow
    >The Crying of Lot 49
    >Infinite Jest
    >The Recognitions
    >JR

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >read better authors
      >whole list is IQfy memes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > Read better critics.
        >posts cringe
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAS

        what’s meme or cringe about pynchon? he’s literally the goat writer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Read better critics.
      >posts cringe
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAS

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jorge Luis Borges
    Herman Melville
    Gene Wolfe
    JRR Tolkien
    William Shakespeare

    Moby-Dick
    The Book of the New Sun
    The Lord of the Rings
    Laurus
    The Divine Comedy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't believe this was the first person itt to name Shakespeare. Wtf are you people reading?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe you should accept that he is in fact the most overrated author in all of history and that no one who actually reads really thinks he's special.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Why?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Overrated as in everyone outside of IQfy calls him the GOAT?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >I can't believe this was the first person itt thread to name The Beatles. Wtf are you people listening to?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          That you think this is a proper analogy tells me everything I need to know about your intelligence, or lack thereof.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >art is subjective
            >except in this one medium

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Who are you quoting?

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Authors:
    Dickens
    Dumas
    Voltaire
    Gogol
    Swift
    Works:
    The Old Curiosity Shop
    The Black Tulip (yes, I know, I chose the pretentious work)
    Candide
    Diary of a Madman
    Battle of the Books

    I am open to recs, though I find "Lost Generation" American works to be avant-garde drivel that has been masked in a nouveau riche guise. I cannot stand it one bit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Old Curiosity Shop

      This very well might be the most based pick on the thread. Fantastic book that most people either never heard of or have a gross misunderstanding of it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you, I honestly was split between this and The Pickwick Papers, both are probably some of Dickens finest.

        >most people... have a gross misunderstanding of it.
        The same goes for a lot of literature sadly. I am sure you know the story about Bradbury walking out of a class at UCLA which he was invited to lecture at because the students all misinterpreted Fahrenheit 451's message.

        I can think of a few more examples (like people seeing deep underlying messages in works where there are none), even more so with poetry, though I know that a lot of people would disagree with some of my thoughts concerning the medium.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why not Bleak House? Also are you saying people gave a tendency to read too much into poetry?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not that anon. Bleak House is great(just re-read it). But i think its weakened by its double narration. The third person narration is far more compelling then the first person one.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            In all honesty, I have been unable to obtain a copy of Bleak House. I read physical books only (they are cheap enough for me to buy with pocket change). I am planning on going to the store today to see if I can find more of what I like, in terms of both author's and series (I like the Reader's Digest Illustrated Editions, as well as Signet for trade paperbacks).

            To answer your question on poetry, in a sense, yes, but only for certain movements and poets. Take Gertrude Stein for instance, it is the equivalent of an expressionist painting in words, but unlike expressionism which is meant to convey a specific emotion, Stein's (et al.) poetry ultimately invokes one emotion: confusion.

            I believe Imagism is another movement of poetry that is too often extrapolated to be something that it is not. Imagism is invariably what exists, the movement itself is not supposed to be ponderous about theme, tone, voice, or message, just about setting or a simple plot, such as eating a couple of plums (I am alluding to Williams here).

            I like to think of poetry as a medium that is deep when the poet makes it deep. Modern poetry misses this and we oftentimes get preachy, politically motivated drivel. I regard that Edward Lear is probably one of the greatest poets because he avoided trying to be deep on most of what he wrote. It was this innocent sense of wonder that his writings capture that ultimately elevates him to being a great poet. Then again, that is just my harebrained justification.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Also, please excuse the long time I had taken to respond. I had slept in between your last message and the one I have just sent.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Divine Comedy
    >The Black person of the 'Narcissus'
    >The Mysterious Island
    >City of God
    >A Farewell to Arms

    Authors:
    >Joseph Conrad
    >James Fenimore Cooper
    >Robert E. Howard
    >Thoreau
    >Edmund Spenser

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a LARPagan sissy btw if that matters, I want to burn in hell together with Robert E. Howard and take big barbarian wiener together with him!!!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Divine Comedy
        >City of God
        >LARPagan
        >??

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Go back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a weak reply, you are only showing how right he is.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What a weak reply, you are only showing that you also should go back

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wasn't going to try and narrow it down. I hate picking favorites, but since I've been posting in your thread anyway, I'll do my best.

    >Authors
    Shakespeare
    Plato
    Aeschylus

    >Demoted Authors (full of men with my aesthetic sense, but without my morals)
    Yeats [demoted on account of his blasphemy]
    Tennyson [sidelined on account of suspected Luciferianism]
    Milton [sidelined on account of not knowing what to make of his faith]
    Swinburne [enemy of Christ]
    Blake [I'm undecided on what to do with Blake]

    >Works
    I like myths and poetry a lot, but I don't think I'll list those because it's a bit more difficult to select.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I curse the Holy Spirit every day. Kys.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then you will burn in Hell forever. Sorry to hear it, but you work to deserve it, so I can't be too sorry.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You will trigger some manlet zoomer, bro, be careful, he will pray for his israelite god to destroy you!!!

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fallow one israelite, and his name is Bloom.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, OP is a homosexual.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In no particular order:
    Joyce
    Houellebecq
    Shakespeare
    Dostoyevsky
    Melville

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >deletes and reposts the same list
      Why?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i removed kafka and added Shakespeare

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, I'm surprised I didn't notice.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As of now, in no particular order:

    >writers
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    Mark Twain
    Tad Williams
    Dostoevsky
    Steinbeck

    >favorite works
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Dragonbone Chair
    The Longships
    Of Mice and Men

    (Close contender was Discourses by Epictitus but decided against it cuz it wasn't fiction)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go back.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No u

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bussing bussin fr no cap

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If you are alluding to Dostoevsky’s worst novels, then, indeed, I dislike intensely The Brothers Karamazov and the ghastly Crime and Punishment rigamarole. No, I do not object to soul-searching and self-revelation, but in those books the soul, and the sins, and the sentimentality, and the journalese, hardly warrant the tedious and muddled search. Dostoyevsky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dignity – all this is difficult to admire. I do not like this trick his characters have of ”sinning their way to Jesus” or, as a Russian author, Ivan Bunin, put it more bluntly, ”spilling Jesus all over the place." Crime and Punishment’s plot did not seem as incredibly banal in 1866 when the book was written as it does now when noble prostitutes are apt to be received a little cynically by experienced readers. Dostoyevsky never really got over the influence which the European mystery novel and the sentimental novel made upon him. The sentimental influence implied that kind of conflict he liked—placing virtuous people in pathetic situations and then extracting from these situations the last ounce of pathos. Non-Russian readers do not realize two things: that not all Russians love Dostoevsky as much as Americans do, and that most of those Russians who do, venerate him as a mystic and not as an artist. He was a prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. I admit that some of his scenes, some of his tremendous farcical rows are extraordinarily amusing. But his sensitive murderers and soulful prostitutes are not to be endured for one moment—by this reader anyway. Dostoyevsky seems to have been chosen by the destiny of Russian letters to become Russia’s greatest playwright, but he took the wrong turning and wrote novels.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        If you like Nabokov your name should be put on a certain list.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, on the list of certified gigachads

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the literature board
    >not a single person with good taste
    grim

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post yours, you sack of dogshit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >stale pepe
      >criticizes lists but doesn't post one of xir own
      embarrassing

  29. 2 weeks ago
    /lit/ dweller

    Franz Kafka
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Charles Darwin
    Peter Wessel Zappfe
    Edgar Allan Poe

    The Trial
    Aphorisms on Love and Hate
    On the Origin of Species
    The Last Messiah
    Murders in the Rue Morgue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tips fedora
      >twirls lightsaber

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bloom here.

    I would like to thank the very dedicated anon who has been fellatioing me for hours.

    I love you, goy! As much as I allow myself to feel free to love a dumb animal.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know of any good blogging sites to post my moronic ramblings and sporadic works of fiction? I want something simple, with a good tagging system, that wont ban me for mildly offensive opinions. I don't care about exposure, just want to post into the void really, if someone stumbles upon it organically its much more likely that they'll actually be interested anyways.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found a basic WordPress site the easiest to work with. I turned comments off, but still got "views" from within WordPress (I think it showed up in people's recommendations).
      I teamed it with SimpleNote from which you can post direct -- just seemed simpler.
      Used it for poems.
      (Also tried Google's Blogger which is also simple but with the additional things listed above). I didn't care about getting views or being in search results etc. the only way anyone found me was if I sent them the url.
      You can easily delete them so maybe play around with a WordPress and blogger site and just see what you like the feel of. I've had a few on both and just delete the whole blog when I got bored of it.
      Btw I read lots of reviews of other site hosting platforms etc but what I said seemed simplest to me.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Houellebecq everything including his poetry
    Ben Lerner (Atocha Station) plus poetry
    Borges poetry

    Gabe habash - Stephen Florida
    Hesse - Steppenwolf
    Roland barthes - mythologies (essays)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a woman if that matters.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Actually I'm a gay male

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Awesome thread on Bloom, guys.. Glad someone is finally writing about writers writing about writers. Feels like I got that MFA degree I could never afford.

    Shakespeare
    Toni Morrison
    McCarthy
    Claire Keegan
    James Baldwin

    Song of Solomon
    The Last Novel
    All The Pretty Horses
    As I Lay Dying
    Richard II

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Song of Solomon
      Need to read that one again. Was life changing when I was in high school.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Toni Morrison

      BAP
      Mike Ma
      Evola
      Spengler
      Wagner

      >BAP
      >Mike Ma
      Oh come on.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day dumb israelite

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          ironic when costin is a gay fat israelite

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >have a nice day dumb israelite
          Frick you as well. Mostly for recommending Toni Morrison (a queer Black person), Bap (a fat israelite), and Ma (a recycler of shitty IQfy posts). OP asked for your favorite writers so he could judge your taste. Yours obviously sucks.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BAP
    Mike Ma
    Evola
    Spengler
    Wagner

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Catcher In The Rye

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    William Faulkner
    Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    Nikolai Gogol
    Volter Kilpi
    Italo Calvino

    As I Lay Dying
    Journey to the End of the Night
    Dead Souls
    Alastalon Salissa
    Invisible Cities

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Michel Houellebecq
    Roberto Bolano
    Vladimir Sorokin
    Yukio Mishima
    Vladimir Nabokov

    Whatever
    Confessions of a Mask
    Day of the Oprichnik
    Nazi Literature in the Americas
    e-girlta

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dambudzo Marechera
    Roberto Bolano
    Philip K. Dick
    Ishmael Reed
    Osamu Dazai

    Mumbo Jumbo
    2666/The Savage Detectives (close tie)
    Blood Meridian
    Black Sunlight
    King Lear (there isn't a single work I've read that I have thought about in normal everyday life as much as this)

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ilf & Petrov
      Lewis Carroll
      Herman Melville
      Selma Lagerlöf

      The Golden Calf
      The Hunting of the Snark
      Moby Dick
      Gösta Berling's Saga
      A Dream Play

      >Dambudzo Marechera
      intredasting

      Bloom is so pathetic. Read better critics.

      Anyway, top 5

      Authors
      >Pynchon
      >DFW
      >Gaddis
      >DeLilo
      >Borges

      Works:
      >Gravity’s Rainbow
      >The Crying of Lot 49
      >Infinite Jest
      >The Recognitions
      >JR

      nice to see people like you are still around, the board was more fun when they were more common

      >Writers:
      Charles Dickens
      H.P. Lovecraft
      Cormac McCarthy
      Hans Christian Anderson
      Mervyn Peake.

      >Works:
      Moby Dick
      The The Odyssey
      Tale of Two Cities
      Blood Meridian
      Gormanghast Trilogy.

      Judge me.

      Best Andersen tale?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Best Andersen tale?

        The penguin classics has a great selection of his works with a high quality translation.

        In terms of individual tales, the funniest tale is Little Claus and Big Claus. And I'm talking about chuckle here and there. Its hilarious from beginning to end.

        For classic Anderson, I'd say The Wild Swans and The Snow Queen are his best. These stories are his perfect blend of classic folk tale structure but embellished with lyrical descriptions and spiritual themes. Andersons tales are in many ways the organic folk tales of Victorian era Protestantism.

        If you want to look at some of his darker more grown up stories, then The Ice Maiden is the big one you should. I'd also recommended The Story of a Mother with it macabre imagery and The Shadow which had to be a major influence on the works of people like Kafka and Borges.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          cheers

    • 1 week ago
      Frater Asemlen

      Love lear, tell me your thoughts on it, also have you heard of “king Leir”? It was published before lear and multiple places claim it co-written by drayton, heywood, and also Shakespeare (sometimes.)

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Robert E. Howard
    Cormac McCarthy
    Thomas Liggoti
    Ambrose Bierce
    HL Mencken

    warlock
    Gargantua and Pantagruel
    suttree
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    mason and Dixon

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >> Favorite Writers:
    >P. G. Wodehouse
    >H.G. Wells
    >Colin Wilson
    >Haruki Murakami
    >Early Len Deighton
    >Philip K. Dick

    >> Favorite Works:
    >Shibumi (Trevanian)
    >The Wind Up Bird Chronicle
    >Way Station (Clifford D. Simak)
    >Ovid's Amores (trans. Christopher Marlowe)
    >The Golden Transcendance (John C. Wright)

    >> Best Writers:
    >Goethe
    >Gaius Lucius Seneca
    >George Bernard Shaw
    >Henri de Montherlant
    >Donald Barthelme
    >John Updike

    >> Best Works:
    >War and Peace
    >The Brothers Karamazov
    >Remembrance of Things Past
    >The Man Without Qualities
    >The Childermass Trilogy (Wyndham Lewis)
    >The Divine Comedy

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >The Childermass Trilogy

      Unfathomably based. I have yet to find someone irl who read that doorstopper of a trilogy. The first book is literally some of the most (intentionally) obfuscating shit I've ever read (I've read my share of utterly complex literary works beforehand).

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Poe
    Homer
    Chaucer
    Clifford Simak
    Rudyard Kipling

    Way Station
    The Odyssey
    Paradise Lost
    Kim
    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nabokov
    Kafka
    Borges
    Pynchon
    Bolaño

    The Divine Comedy
    Pedro Paramo
    Moby Dick
    Pale Fire
    The Savage Detectives

    • 1 week ago
      Frater Asemlen

      How would you define your taste and aesthetic ideals?

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer to focus on the works rather than the writers, as it was The Light of God that actually created the works, but decided to share them with the writers as his instruments on earth.

    My top five:
    Paradise Lost
    The Brothers Karamazov
    City of God
    Absalom Absalom
    The Holy Bible above (KJV)

    To my brothers in Christ interested in fiction, I recommend Sir Walter Scott.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      DEUS VU!!!

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Prefer Russian authors by a margin but I'm not even sure these are translated.
    The authors:
    Isaac Babel
    Konstantin Simonov
    Mikhail Sholokhov
    Ivan Shmelev
    Alexei Tolstoy

    The books:
    Konarmiya
    The Living and the Dead
    Quiet Flows the Don
    The Sun of the Dead
    Peter I

    International ones
    Shusaku Endo
    Thomas Mann
    Cormac Mc Carthy
    JRR Tolkien
    Gabriel García Márquez

    Boooks:
    Silence
    Blood Meridian
    Buddenbrooks
    Master and Commander
    Fate is the Hunter

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I bet you're a fan of Andrew Tate or Sargon. Your taste is mediocre, even though you try to appear different and more refined than average.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I'm a Russian speaker so naturally I'm more familiar with the Russian literature. Judging tastes is in poor taste though. Merely posted some books that other anons might find worthwhile. I believe that's why people post here, googled Absalom Absalom myself from a poster above me and will be reading it next.
        The names you mentioned I do not recognize.
        Post books.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm russian
          That's all we need to know to hate you and wish you harm.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            shush

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            - a israelite

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Peace be upon you, my friend.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Spiteful golem. And utterly outclassed by

            Peace be upon you, my friend.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Bloom killed Western literature and one day you will realize this.

            >DAAAA JOOOOS?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Zero Christian classics
      >Boatslop
      Dropped

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Who are some non-Russian writers who are big over there?

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        In Russia you mean? Too vague a question.
        There's the ususal slop like Coelho, Dan Brown. Murakami used to be popular as well. I think the modern tastes in Russia generally align with what the people all over the world are fond of currently.
        There are also old established authors that have been popular throughout the generations.
        For example my mom has among others complete sets of works by Conan Doyle, Kipling and Walter Scott from the soviet times. As a boy these were among my favorite authors along with Henry Rider Haggard, Louis Boussenard, Alexandre Dumas, Herbert Welles, Mark Twain. These could be printed in hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of copies so just about any Soviet family had at least some of these books.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    anyone who isn't compelled by the anxiety of influence isn't allowed to post

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I actually had to read Flight to Lucifer for a fantasy course I took in college. The day we were scheduled to discuss it the professor's first question was, 'OK, now, how is Bloom's novel different from the fantasy novels what we've read so far?' A bunch of people raised their hand and answered but none of them seemed to be saying what the professor had in mind. He kept saying, 'Yeah, what else?' Finally nobody had anything to say and he waited a few seconds before saying, 'Well, let me phrase it another way. Was there something in Bloom's novel that eluded you?' Silence. 'Something, perhaps, that you would have liked to see, but didn't? Something that was either absent, or hard to detect?' Ah, of course! My hand shot up. 'Yes, Anon.' 'Talent,' I said, 'There was no discernible talent!' The professor and I broke out into hysterical laughter. 'You couldn't discern any talent!' 'None!' he shouted and started rolling around on his desk like a turtle on its back. My face was red and I was wiping away tears. We laughed for about five minutes before it died down to nothing but brief aftershocks of giggles. 'Oh man,' he said. 'Good lord. All right. Remember to read the rest of it for Tuesday, and (shouting over everyone packing up) see if you can discern any talent!' And he pointed at me. 'This guy,' he said. 'Woo.'

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't it funny how a literary snob wasn't actually inspired by...you know...Shakespeare or Thomas Hardy

        but by a fricking fantasy novel written by David Lindsay.

        You would think someone who shat on Tolkien would be capable of writing better than Tolkien.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/06/books/i-would-have-like-to-have-written.html
          >Any critic is finally too inhibited to wish he had written what is a cosmos beyond him, be it Genesis or the short novels of Tolstoy or the parables and stories of Kafka. I wish I could wish that I had written any of them. So I would settle for lesser works, beyond me but within the world of the wish. The authentic religious impulse is difficult to locate in any age, perhaps most difficult now. I find it in Nathanael West's ''Miss Lonelyhearts'' and in David Lindsay's fantasy, ''A Voyage to Arcturus,'' first published in 1920. Had I written either, I would be content.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Had I written either, I would be content.
            And yet he failed to reach Lindsay's level.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            That's why it's a wish.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >You would think someone who shat on Tolkien would be capable of writing better than Tolkien.
          On the contrary. Someone capable of shitting on Tolkien wouldn't have the discernment to write well at all. Bloom's whole problem is that in being 'anxious about influence,' he discarded the great classical tradition of imitation, of aspiring to the best by sympathetically studying and trying to resemble the best. Your own individuality as a writer will inevitably creep in, but it will be informed by the excellence of your predecessors. Screw them, thought Bloom. Be original! Historic standards of excellence went right down the toilet, and so did much of his own prose.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Good point

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I don't kniw if this iss copypasta, but it made me laugh all the same. Cheers

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly read non-fiction and philosophy because they seem more useful than most literature. I'm sure there's great fiction that can be applied to one's life, but I generally prefer discussions and analyses.

    Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
    A Century of War by F. William Engdahl
    Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
    The Brothers Karamazov by Theo Dusty
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
    Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Writers
    Bret Easton Ellis
    William S Burroughs
    Jack Kerouac
    Hunter S Thompson
    Chuck Palahniuk

    Books
    Cities of the Red Night
    The Shards
    Bright Lights, Big City
    Story of the Eye
    Nine Princes in Amber

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bernard Cornwell - The Last Kingdom
    Douglas Adams - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    Agatha Christie - 10 Little Black folk
    CS Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
    DJ McHale - The Reality Bug

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >10 Little Black folk
      C'mon now

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >reddit adams
    >chad
    we have no standards left

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      >not a single post linked mentions the Bible
      Atheists are subhuman reddit bugman trash.

      >Redditor and discordgay are kvetching.

      [...]

      Lmao you end up proving your point.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >NOT liking douglas adams is reddit
        0/8

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I liked Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The rest were crap.
          The Dirk Gently-books were crap too.

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >not a single post linked mentions the Bible
    Atheists are subhuman reddit bugman trash.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you can fit more rightbëer words into one post than that, apply yourself

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/JwlCviQ.png

        [...]
        >Redditor and discordgay are kvetching.
        [...]
        Lmao you end up proving your point.

        If your a real Christian(instead a larper) the bible isn't a work of literature you consume like to be wowed by. Its holy inspired word of God. You don't even think of it in the same category as other books.

        Why are atheists always chimping out on this board?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Because the IQ of this board is higher than average and credulous rubes rub us wrong

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If your a real Christian(instead a larper) the bible isn't a work of literature you consume like to be wowed by. Its holy inspired word of God. You don't even think of it in the same category as other books.

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >verse
    Joaquin Miller - Songs of the Soul
    Arthur Hugh Clough - Poems
    Herman Melville - Timoleon
    Edwin Markham - Lincoln and Other Poems
    Stanton Coblentz - Atlantis and Other Poems

    >novels
    Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Blithedale Romance
    Herman Melville - Confidence Man
    Lewis Carroll - Sylvie and Bruno
    Arnold Bennett - The Grand Babylon Hotel
    George Moore - Confessions of a Young Man

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    flannery o'connor
    jon fosse
    philip k dick
    ivy compton-burnett
    italo calvino

    melville - moby-dick
    woolf - the waves
    ishiguro - the unconsoled
    kosztolanyi - skylark
    alfred bester - the stars my destination

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Writers
    Flann O'Brien
    William Gaddis
    Don DeLillo
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Herman Melville

    >Works
    The Third Policeman
    2666
    Moby-Dick
    Invisible Man
    e-girlta

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The absolute state of this board, full of larpers and pseudos. Only a few ITT are being honest with themselves.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not saying I disagree but what makes you say that?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Give some examples. Which picks are honest and why? Which picks are a LARP and why?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      and people here unironically "upvoting" the tripgay pedo or getting butthurt with small criticisms about Bloom are the cherry on top

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'll have to agree.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Based on what?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        He probably likes genre fiction and not more literary stuff and thinks no one can be different than him. Basically a cope because he can’t enjoy the more sophisticated books

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Comcor with you. In fact, cuckchan as a whole is becoming more and more similar to Reddit or Twitter every day. No board is good anymore. Lacks originality and casualness.
      It's practically impossible to have a good thread here nowadays. There are always three themes dominating the entire board and they are shit that you can talk about anywhere else.

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Writers:
    1) Austen
    2) Trollope
    3) John McPhee
    4) Dorothy L. Sayers
    5) Mark Twain

    Books:
    1) Postwar by Tony Judt
    2) Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    3) Iliad by Homer
    4) The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    5) Emma by Jane Austen

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Your 3rd favorite work is the Iliad?!? Why? Achilles is basically the original plot armor wearer. "Oh no, Xanthus, god of the river Scamander is about to kill me for polluting his river with blood and corpses? NOPE, my mommy goddess is more powerful and can save me! So even though I use Jove's power while violating his wishes, I'm mommy's favorite so I can get away with anything." Literally anime tier.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Post yours gay

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >>I'm mommy's favorite so I can get away with anything
        >Dies

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He doesn't die in the Iliad

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Conrad
    Montainge
    Tacitus
    Cioran
    Shakespeare
    Excluding the works of those guys
    In a Glass Darkly
    The Odyssey
    Snow Country
    Rochefoucauld's stuff
    Akutagawa's autobiographical short stories

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All I read is the bivle

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Hapworth 15, 1924
    Duane Moore novels
    Rabbit Run novels
    Charlotte’s web
    Green Town trilogy

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Andrew Clement’s Frindle
    Jerry spinelli’s Stargirl
    Jd Salinger’s Catcher in the rye
    Larry mcmurtry’s Last picture show
    John updike’s Rabbit run

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Jerry spinelli’s Stargirl
      This is a haunting and also comfy read. I go back to it every couple years, there is something so endearing, sentimental, and almost mystical about it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        There’s like 4-5 books of his I feel this way about: Star girl, yes the sequel, Jake and Lily, and Loser. Wringer and Crash on the other hand are two of the worst books I’ve read.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I was not as enamored with the Stargirl sequel, I found that, by writing from her perspective, it dispelled much of her mysterious and alluring charm, and converted her from a delightfully enigmatic nymph into a merely estimable and eccentric young lady. I have not read any of his other works, I shall perhaps peruse them.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Andrew Clement’s Frindle
            Jerry spinelli’s Stargirl
            Jd Salinger’s Catcher in the rye
            Larry mcmurtry’s Last picture show
            John updike’s Rabbit run

            Stargirl is terrible mary sue bait

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe you're just a joyless curmudgeon, ever considered that?

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            You literally had some weird post about how this character was a fricking celestial angel and disliked the sequel because it spoiled that illusion, like holy shit get a sense of reality.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >like holy shit get a sense of reality.
            You understand the concept of fiction, right? Oh, yeah, I guess not since you are such a grumpy killjoy.

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    w/ plastic wrap obviously
    Aristotle
    Spinoza
    Kant
    Aristophanes
    *female artist award*

    My 5 favorite works of literature are
    A Modest Proposal
    King Lear
    The Art of Being Right
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Board Ontology III

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Xunzi
    Mencius
    Lao Tzu
    Zhuangzi
    Confucius
    Lieh Tzu

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Bless you

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      homie on IQfy givin his Panda Express orda

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      IQfy is the place to talk about K-pop

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hi can you please tell me some titles of these authors that you like ?
      Thank you

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        homie, most of those guys’ names are also their books outside of Analects and Daodejing

  62. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Favorite writers:
    >James Joyce
    >Robert Browning
    >Thomas Pynchon
    >Herman Melville
    >Wyndham Lewis

    Favorite books:

    >Ulysses
    >Les Chants de Maldoror
    >Absalom, Absalom!
    >Darconville's Cat
    >Moby-Dick

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Look at me mom I'm not only a midwit but also a basic b***h!

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        !

  63. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    off the top of my head :

    writers :
    sebald
    balzac
    beckett
    nabokov
    browne

    books :
    the process by kafka
    tristam shandy by sterne
    à la recherche du temps perdu by proust (only read the first half tho)
    paradise lost by john milton
    illusions perdu by balzac

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Good bait

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >illusions perdu by balzac
      basé

  64. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    R.E. Howard
    Leigh Brackett
    H.P. Lovecraft
    Charles Whiting
    Sven Hassel

    Judge away, anon.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Favourite works:
      Red Nails (REH)
      Legion of the Damned (Hassel)
      Blood Mountain (Whiting writing as Leo Kessler)
      The Colour out of Space (HPL)
      The Sword of Rhiannon (Brackett).

  65. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Miguel de Cervantes
    Pío Baroja
    Javier Marías
    Fyodr Dostoievski
    Miguel Delibes

    Don Quixote
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    The Idiot
    A Heart So White
    Lord of the Rings

  66. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Hemingway
    Henry James
    Dostoevsky
    Soseki
    Salinger

    A Farewell to Arms
    Portrait of a Lady
    Karamazov
    Botchan
    A Perfect Day for Bananafish

  67. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    matt dinniman
    dan abnett
    brandon sanderson
    ovid
    shakespeare

    in that order

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Clive Barker
      Nabokov
      John Williams
      Melville
      Dan Simmons

      Miguel de Cervantes
      Pío Baroja
      Javier Marías
      Fyodr Dostoievski
      Miguel Delibes

      Don Quixote
      One Hundred Years of Solitude
      The Idiot
      A Heart So White
      Lord of the Rings

      Favourite works:
      Red Nails (REH)
      Legion of the Damned (Hassel)
      Blood Mountain (Whiting writing as Leo Kessler)
      The Colour out of Space (HPL)
      The Sword of Rhiannon (Brackett).

      R.E. Howard
      Leigh Brackett
      H.P. Lovecraft
      Charles Whiting
      Sven Hassel

      Judge away, anon.

      Based

  68. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Clive Barker
    Nabokov
    John Williams
    Melville
    Dan Simmons

  69. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Herman Melville - Moby Dick
    William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
    Knut Hamsun - Hunger
    Jose Donoso - The Obscene Bird of Night
    Fernando Pessoa - Book of Disquiet

  70. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Roast my vibe

    Haruki Murakami
    Chuck Palahniuk
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Donna Tartt
    Mary Oliver

    Kafkas castle
    Great expectations
    Crime and punishment
    Tender is the night
    In search of lost time

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Not baiting or anything, but your taste is kinda shit. Not because you like bad things, but you avoid enjoying superior works of art and probably didn't read enough.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        What's superior to ISOL?

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          It's a good list. His was a simpletons roast.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            You sound more like the simpleton in denial. Reddit is two doors to the left.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      I like it, but it's a young man's list. What Myers-Briggs?

  71. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Lot more genre readers out loud and proud on IQfy these dark days

  72. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    What is the big purple book just to the left of the guys head?

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