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White Noise by Don DeLillo
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The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth
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The Wall
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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“I was recently asked what it takes to become a writer. Three things, I answered: first, one must cultivate incompetence at almost every other form of profitable work. This must be accompanied, second, by a haughty contempt for all the forms of work that one has established that one cannot do. To these two must be joined, third, the nuttiness to believe that other people can be made to care about your opinions and views and be charmed by the way you state them. Incompetence, contempt, lunacy--once you have these in place, you are set to go.”
Joseph Epstein

Robert Walser
“I don't want a future, I want a present. To me this appears of greater value. You have a future only when you have no present, and when you have a present, you forget to even think about the future.”
Robert Walser, The Tanners

Robert A. Heinlein
“Live and learn, or you don't live long.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Ezra Pound
“Man reading ought to be a man intensely alive. The book ought to be a ball of light in his hands. ”
Ezra Pound

Friedrich Nietzsche
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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A group for the amazing work of David Foster Wallace, now deceased. RIP 1962-2008 Feel free to add his books to the bookshelf for the group.
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