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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
" Moby Dick is the epic of epics, it makes everything else seem less in comparison. It alternates wildly between travelogue, encyclopedia of whaling, stage play, series of Shakesperian soliloquies, and proto stream-of-consciousness monologues. The d... " Read more of this review »
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Theory of Religion by Georges Bataille
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El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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This is the kind of paradox, I think, of what it is to be a halfway intelligent American right now, and probably also a Western European, is that there are things we know are right, and good, and would be better for us to do, but constantly it's like "Yeah, but, you know, it's so much funnier and nicer to go do something else." and "Who cares?" and "It's all bullshit anyway. David Foster Wallace
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Thomas Pynchon
“Paranoids are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations.”
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“Shall I project a world?”
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“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.”
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“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
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“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”
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