Books similar to The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
3.84 avg. rating
· 2962 Ratings
In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature and expe…
Rate it:
Goodreads members who liked this book also liked:
Big Sur
3.86 avg. rating
· 30115 Ratings
"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntactic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness…
Rate it:
Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul
Julius Evola’s final major work, which examines the prototype of the human being who can give absolute meaning to his or her life in a world of dissolution

• Presents a powerful criticism of the idols,…
Rate it:
Complete Works
4.43 avg. rating
· 7310 Ratings
Arthur Rimbaud is remembered as much for his volatile personality and tumultuous life as he is for his writings, most of which he produced before the age of eighteen.

This book brings together his poe…
Rate it:
Growth of the Soil
4.26 avg. rating
· 6367 Ratings
A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century. It created an international sensation upon first public…
Rate it:
The Trouble with Being Born
4.20 avg. rating
· 4181 Ratings
In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in th…
Rate it:
The Adventures of Augie March
3.84 avg. rating
· 15930 Ratings
Augie comes on stage with one of literature’s most famous opening lines. “I am an American, Chicago born, and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: …
Rate it:
Harassment Architecture
3.91 avg. rating
· 1419 Ratings
“At a glance, Mike comes off like a 1980s teen movie bully on downers.” - Playboy Magazine“…Mike Ma bragged about crashing a White House press conference.” - The Huffington Post. Now, you can read his…
Rate it:
Absalom, Absalom!
3.97 avg. rating
· 38710 Ratings
Published in 1936, Absalom, Absalom! is considered by many to be William Faulkner's masterpiece. Although the novel's complex and fragmented structure poses considerable difficulty to readers, the boo…
Rate it:
Independent People
4.15 avg. rating
· 8887 Ratings
This magnificent novel—which secured for its author the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature—is at last available to contemporary American readers. Although it is set in the early twentieth century, it reca…
Rate it:
Old School
3.92 avg. rating
· 2223 Ratings
The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of …
Rate it:
Among the Thugs
4.12 avg. rating
· 7360 Ratings
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encomp…
Rate it:
4.00 avg. rating
· 4 Ratings
Hommes, nations, desseins, tout est nul !
Faillite de tout à cause de tous !
Faillite de tous à cause de tout !
D'une manière complète, totale, intégrale :

Merde !
Rate it:
Creative Theories of (Just About) Everything: A Journey into Origins and Imaginations
Rate it:
3.83 avg. rating
· 8373 Ratings
The action of this play takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag - an Irish speaking community in County Donegal. The 'scholars' are a cross-section of the local…
Rate it:
Ode Marítima
4.71 avg. rating
· 7 Ratings
Edição em capa dura, com fotografia de Libório Manuel Silva.
Rate it:
Crimes de paixão
3.20 avg. rating
· 5 Ratings
Dez anos após sua retumbante estréia no cenário literário nacional, o mestre do conto, no topo de sua capacidade artística e estilística, continuava nos brindando com seus inconfundíveis e característ…
Rate it:
O Jardim das Cerejeiras seguido de Tio Vânia
Numa época em que o teatro russo era dominado pelos me­lodramas, Tchékhov radicalizou a arte dramática ao escrever peças nas quais destrinchava os hábitos, os amores e os desejos das pessoas comuns. P…
Rate it:
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha
3.31 avg. rating
· 1042 Ratings
Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing …
Rate it:
Corpo vivo
4.05 avg. rating
· 19 Ratings
Rate it:
A Hora dos Ruminantes
4.01 avg. rating
· 177 Ratings
Manirema bij het vallen van de avond – voorboden, voortekens, geluiden. Aangedragen door de wind, die rond de straathoeken speelt, het onvermijdelijke hondengeblaf en gehuil van baby’s met oorpijn of …
Rate it: