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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Duality of man etc. etc.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde
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Tightly-wound gothic narrative and meditation on art, life, ethics, and the soul (all Victorian conceptions thereof, of course)—partly taking place within a pretty blistering and entertaining language game over which Wilde is master. The book—the sym...more
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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe
A Personal Matter
by Kenzaburō Ōe
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From this book I learnt that Japanese people are fucked up.
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Taipei by Tao Lin
Taipei
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Seemingly accurate mimesis of people I try to avoid irl.
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Daisy Miller by Henry James
Daisy Miller
by Henry James
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Agapē Agape by William Gaddis
Agapē Agape
by William Gaddis
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In which you begin to wonder if the speaker's concern for authenticity itself has fallen victim to programmatic manipulation, and in which a violent attraction/repulsion to/from elitism in all its forms becomes established as one of many fugue states...more
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
“We are struggling with language.
We are engaged in a struggle with language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The melancholy of everything completed!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

William Gaddis
“Justice? -- You get justice in the next world. In this one you have the law.”
William Gaddis, A Frolic of His Own

Immanuel Kant
“Mathematics, natural science, laws, arts, even morality, etc. do not completely fill the soul; there is always a space left over reserved for pure and speculative reason, the emptiness of which prompts us to seek in vagaries, buffooneries, and mysticism for what seems to be employment and entertainment, but what actually is mere pastime undertaken in order to deaden the troublesome voice of reason, which, in accordance with its nature, requires something that can satisfy it and does not merely subserve other ends or the interests of our inclinations.”
Immanuel Kant, Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

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