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0w0 wrote

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.

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kore wrote (edited )

I study dusty old books, so:

  • Daodejing
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Oedipus the Tyrant
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zzuum wrote

I've never been so engrossed in a book as when I was reading House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

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videl wrote

changes somewhat often but right now they are:

Evil of Banality by Elizabeth Minnich

Technopoly by Neil Postman

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Screwfly Solution by James Tiptree aka Alice Sheldon

The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin

that Crimethinc piece called We Are All Very Anxious

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LostYonder wrote (edited )

Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

Politically? I'm not that well read. But books influenced my thoughts a lot, and I never really developed a preference for 'high' literature over 'pulp'. So, if we're talking things I grew up with, Elric of Melnibone taught me that all nobles are lying bastards, no exceptions, and when a system is broken beyond salvation, sometimes the best thing to do is to take the leap and shatter it no matter what happens to you for doing so. Dragonlance taught me about what it means to be actually noble and righteous through Sturm's character arc, and I cried for days when he died.

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

Zen Anarchy

I wanted to choose the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, of The Fundamental Path of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna, but I'm reminded of everything I had to understand before being able to grasp the clarity of his words. So I'll go with something more fun and accessible!

Also The Road by Cormac McMarthy and The Unique and it's Property by Max Stirner.

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undersc0rezer0 wrote

The Holy Bible KJV.... Seriously maybe Civil War Badlands. Indulgently Dark Tower Series.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Cyrano de Bergerac

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fjones wrote (edited )

"Port of Saints", W.S. Burroughs' most tender teen gay love memoir.

"Howl" Allen Ginsberg

"Paterson", W.C. Williams

"Leaves of Grass", Whitman's incredible walk through s. jersey.