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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The City of Dreaming Books (Moers)
    Nobodaddy's Children (Schmidt)
    Krabat or the Metamorphosis of the World (Brezan)
    Felidae (Pirincci)
    The Tartar Steppe (Buzzati)
    The Waves (Woolf)
    Lesabendio (Scheerbart)
    Little Morgue (Benn)
    The Mirror in the Mirror (Ende)
    Ficciones (Borges)

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Like favorites?

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Harry Potter 1
    Harry Potter 2
    Harry Potter 3
    Harry Potter 4
    Harry Potter 5
    Harry Potter 6
    Harry Potter 7
    The Lord of the Rings 1
    The Lord of the Rings 2
    The Lord of the Rings 3

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Book of Disquiet
    Fathers and Sons
    The Makioka Sisters
    The collected works of Sherwood Anderson
    The Brothers Karamazov
    The Magic Mountain
    Storm of Steel
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover
    Moby Dick
    Mein Kampf

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Genesis
    1 Kings
    2 Kings
    Proverbs
    Ecclesiastes
    Ezekiel
    Daniel
    Matthew
    Acts
    Titus

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I will name only one because I value quality over quantity.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >names 80 books

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >names 80 books

      lmao

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wish there was a /rel/ containment board.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      fortunately for you there's an atheism containment site, it's called reddit

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Da boble mentioning is tame compared to endless pseud convos about german philosophers

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I agree that these anons are terrible as well.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I agree that these anons are terrible as well.

        you need to be 18 to post here

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not an argument

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            and what is your argument?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I will reiterate for you. My statement is da boble posting is less annoying than eternal pseud takes on german philosophers. We need a /phil/ containment board more than /rel/ one.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            We need both. End of discussion

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lol never said we didn't, just that one is way more prevalent and annoying than the other.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            what do you contribute besides your b***hing?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lol you could've just said "I feel attacked please stop attacking my pseud takes about bald germans". Clear as day

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            They are both terrible and cancerous to me,

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tips fedora

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can’t limit it till 10 but I’ll do 10 groupings

    >Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
    >Henry Miller in general
    >DH Lawrence in general
    >essays by Montaigne, Emerson, Thoreau
    >Complete Poetry and Prose Library of America edition by Walt Whitman
    >Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche
    >The East- I Ching, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Classical Chinese poetry, Bhagavad Gita, Dhammapada, Upanishads, Japanese poetry
    >autobiographies by Cellini and Casanova
    >pick 2 of the following: The Idiot by Dostoyevsky, Siddhartha by Hesse, The Prophet by Gibran, USA Trilogy by Dos Passos, Rabelais, Decameron by Boccaccio, essays by Edmund Wilson, Paris Spleen by Baudelaire, Seneca’s writings, Plutarch’s writings, Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke, Hemingway in general but especially his short stories, Sometimes a Great Notion by Kesey, Lichtenberg, La Rochefoucauld, Joseph Joubert, Gogol in general, Conversations with Goethe by Eckermann, Germinal by Zola, A Glastonbury Romance by Powys, The Dharma Bums by Kerouac, Proust, Mysteries by Hamsun

    Too many books I like and my favorites at the latter end change frequently depending on how I feel and I don’t want to exclude any. I’m forgetting a few too

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't read

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kafka - Amerika
    Chandler - Farewell My Lovely
    Walser - Jakob von Gunten
    Conrad - Lord Jim
    DH Lawrence - The Rainbow
    Beckett - Watt
    Burton - The Anatomy of Melancholy
    Tao Lin - Taipei (no really)
    The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
    Bellow - The Adventures of Augie March

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I take it you mean essential for my personality.
    Brave New World (don't preassume that it's a dystopia, it's not)
    Gödel Escher Bach (thinking with self-reference)
    Focault's Pendulum (research everything you don't know, absolutely worth it, understand how Europe came to be what it is now)
    Lord of the Rings (peak comfy)
    The Count of Monte Cristo (for inspiration to become educated)
    Range (how to learn and become a modern renaissance man)
    Road to Reality (for a geometrical understanding of maths)
    Cryptonomicon (for understanding how tech companies think)
    Law and Policy for the Quantum Age (be prepared for the next/current tech revolution)
    Faust

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent set of books, Anon - just as my reading list ran dry. I will (re)read all of these.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Poetic Form and Meter (Fussell)
    Theory of Harmony (Schoenberg)
    The Jazz Theory Book (Levine)
    Film as a Subversive Art (Vogel)
    The Higher Arithmetic: An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (Davenport)
    Foundations of Quantum Theory (Landsman)
    Handbook of Mathematical Logic (Barwise, et al.)
    The Lambda Calculus: Its Syntax and Semantics (Barendregt)
    Éléments de géométrie algébrique (Grothendieck)
    The Monadology (Leibniz)

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Qur'an
    Jami' Tirmidhi
    Reign of Quantity
    Open Letter - Moldbug
    Against Method - Feyerabend
    Fragments - Heraclitus
    Muqaddima - Ibn Khaldun
    The Two Theses of Dr. Ali Ataie
    Introduction to Hadith Methodology - Ibn Al-Salah
    Poetry of Ezra Pound

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