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Betting on the Muse by Charles Bukowski
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont
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I know that Maldoror is supposed to be the precursor to Surrealism and inspiring to so many artists, writers and poets around the world, but I found myself just bored and tired of reading. It is so dense and hard to decipher that I lost interest. I r ...more
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A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud
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Rimbaud's delirious work "A Season in Hell" was a delight to read, as well as the poem "The Drunken Boat". This is a fine edition of the work.
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The Ubu Plays by Alfred Jarry
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This hilarious collection of absurdist plays by Alfred Jarry makes for a great read. I read the whole book in one day. The plays are all about Ubu, a gross, detestable anti-hero that tries to get what he wants by any means possible.
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A Book of Surrealist Games by Mel Gooding
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A nice little book that has many ways to get the creative juices flowing. A fun read with writings and artwork from Surrealists throughout.
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Seven Dada Manifestos and Lampisteries by Tristan Tzara
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This is a good collection of Dadaist writings by Tzara. Often times cryptic and mysterious, this book offers much in the way of Dada philosophy and thought.
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