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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Haha, the bookstore had that edition as well, but since it cost two dollars more than the hardcover and was in worse condition (plus being a paperback generally), I opted for the hardcover (which had been discarded by a public library here).


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:44 pm 
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That's how I got my Whaley translation!

My high school's library was giving away old books, and one was an early 60s Modern Library hardcover edition of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:09 pm 
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blood meridian and inherent vice


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Charles Baudelaire - The Flowers of Evil
Harry Levin - James Joyce
Herman Melville - Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby Dick (all in one hardcover collection)
Thomas Pynchon - Inherent Vice
David Foster Wallace - Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Peter Weiss - The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass (1855 edition)

edit: just bought the following as well

Richard McKeon (ed.) - The Basic Works of Aristotle (1500 pages of Aristotle, hardcover, various translators I believe)
Plato - The Republic (Desmond Lee translation)
Friedrich Nietzsche - The Gay Science (Nauckhoff and Del Caro translation)

Seriously need to stop doing this.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:21 pm 
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The Stranger (Ward translation; read it in school and LOVED it), The Plague, A Clockwork Orange


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nice! i just read the ward translation. gonna reread it soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
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James Robert Brown - Smoke and Mirrors: How Science Reflects Reality (recommended by a professor)
Ernst Cassirer - Language and Myth (a big influence on Nelson Goodman, I believe, so yay)
Gilles Deleuze - Spinoza: Practical Philosophy (radical postmodernist comparing Spinoza and Nietzsche? Can't be less than fun)
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays and Lectures (Library of America hardcover \o/)
Northrop Frye - The Educated Imagination
Clive Hart (ed.) - Jame's Joyce's Ulysses: Critical Essays
Henrik Ibsen - Peer Gynt, and a volume containing A Doll House, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, and The Master Builder (all translated by Rolf Fjelde)
Richard M. Kain - Fabulous Voyager: Jame's Joyce's Ulysses
Friedrich Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil (Hollingdale translations)
Robert D. Richardson - Emerson: The Mind on Fire
Vincent Sherry - Joyce: Ulysses


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
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Found an awesome used bookstore near my college and treated myself for my 19th birthday. Bought:


The Aleph and Other Stories - Jorge Luis Borges (trans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni; the good, out-of-print translation)

The Essential Rumi - Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo (trans. Lascelles Wraxall; printed in 1938 in almost mint condition)

The Complete Stories - Franz Kafka

The Possessed - Albert Camus

Some random collection of Noh plays


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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace


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Looking for Spinoza-Antonio Damasio (pnoom did you say you read this one? What did you think of it?)
The Sun the Genome and the Internet-Freeman Dyson (by the physicist climate change denier who switched. should be interesting to see what he has to say.)
An Introduction to Information Theory-John R. Pierce (will be my intro to this sort of stuff. anywhere familiar with Info. theory?)


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book You Bought
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:28 am 
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The first book I've bought to read for enjoyment in years:

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Hopefully it's as good as it sounds. Anyways, I'm looking for a good book on ethics, specifically for the agnostic atheist audience. I'm becoming more and more aware of my Machiavellian tendencies and I don't like it. Not one bit.


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It's okay. I feel like half of the interest for me came from it being an apocalyptic story (which is just a genre i like) but that cormac's style didn't do as much for me. It's still a good book, though.

What do you mean by your "machiavelliantendencies"?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:41 am 
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Wiki:
"Machiavellianism is also a term that some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate other people for their personal gain."

Perhaps I don't have Machiavellian tendencies, that sounds too close to being a sociopath. I guess I'll just say that I spend the vast majority of my time trying to achieve my own goals and I don't go that far out of the way to help others. I think I'm looking for something that will influence me to be less self-serving.

The apocalyptic theme is really what drew me into having an interest for The Road.


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Last book I bought was Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens.


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Emily Dickinson - Final Harvest
Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly


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