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Old 10-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #2581
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eh, you're right, huh.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #2582
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very strange, you talk about these books as if they were restaurants
Well the Marcuse book is sorely lacking in sex and pictures right now but I like how he loops philosophy from Aristotle to Hegel and says the rest is not that important, aside from say Nietzsche. I still much prefer Freud as you can sense the underlying kinkyness, old dude just wanna get down.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #2583
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #2584
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love looks not with the eyes
has anyone had a chance to thumb through the new(er) alexander mcqueen book? i have 2 other books on mcqueen and was wondering how this one is.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #2585
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has anyone had a chance to thumb through the new(er) alexander mcqueen book? i have 2 other books on mcqueen and was wondering how this one is.
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Yes, a definite hit. A copy already has taken prime real estate on my bookshelf. For the first time I wished that there were more color photos though. Black and white just cannot fully capture McQueen's genius.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #2586
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Bought Norwegian Wood by Murakami yesterday, hope to enjoy it; my first Murakami
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In my experience the best one. Much less unreadable, pseudo-magical-realism bullshit that ruins his writing for me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #2588
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Could anyone recommend good 20th/21st century scandinavian/icelandic literature?
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Could anyone recommend good 20th/21st century scandinavian/icelandic literature?
Is there a genre you're particularly interested in?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #2591
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Whatever you think someone who reads lovecraft, borges, continental philosophy, huysmans, bataille, lispector, mann etc.. would like.
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #2593
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‪Pär Lagerkvist‬ - The Dwarf

‪Vilhelm Ekelund‬ - (maybe too hard to find in English)

August Strindberg - Alone

Harry Martinson- Aimless Journeys

Björn Larsson - Dreams by the sea

Maybe you would like some of it.

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #2594
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stig dagerman is probably the best 20th century swedish author. I particularly recomment "a burnt child" and "german autumn".
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stig dagerman is probably the best 20th century swedish author. I particularly recomment "a burnt child" and "german autumn".
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:14 AM   #2596
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Whatever you think someone who reads lovecraft, borges, continental philosophy, huysmans, bataille, lispector, mann etc.. would like.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #2597
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Speaking of Swedish authors, I'm reading My Life as a Dog by Reidar Jonsson -- thoroughly enjoyable (As an aside, if you haven't seen the movie, I'd recommend it, but the book seems a more natural expression even when translated.)
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:04 AM   #2598
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I need a couple of books to put on the list for santa, any recommendations?
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You'd have to tell us what you like, first
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #2600
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thanks for all the scandanavian lit recommendations, I have alot of books to check out now.

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too funny
lol. if you haven't already read lispector, you should - she eats a cockroach in a mystical rapture in one of her books.
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