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Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
Laughter in the Dark
by Vladimir Nabokov
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The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
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The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Cannibals and Kings by Marvin Harris
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Jeder stirbt für sich allein by Hans Fallada
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Harold Bloom
“Aesthetic criticism returns us to the autonomy of imaginative literature and the sovereignty of the solitary soul, the reader not as a person in society but as the deep self, our ultimate inwardness.”
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

Alfred Bester
“no matter how we defend ourselves against the outside we're always licked by something from the inside. There‟s no defense against betrayal, and we all betray ourselves.”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

E.T.A. Hoffmann
“Je mehr Kultur, desto weniger Freiheit, das ist ein wahres Wort.”
E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr

Mark Fisher
“the centre is missing, but we cannot stop searching for it or positing it. It is not that there is nothing there - it is that what is there is not capable of exercising responsibility”
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?

Harold Bloom
“Aesthetic value emanates from the struggle between texts: in the reader, in language, in the classroom, in arguments within a society. Aesthetic value rises out of memory, and so (as Nietzsche saw) out of pain, the pain of surrendering easier pleasures in favour of much more difficult ones ... successful literary works are achieved anxieties, not releases from anxieties.”
Harold Bloom, The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

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