100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life.
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Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. 8 Books For a Higher Existence
Amazon Listmania: The Essential Man’s Library Part II Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins Just like The Da Vinci Code, but on hallucinogenic mushrooms…and written 30 years prior. A psychedelic story of a wandering musical troupe that settle down to open “Captain Kendrick’s Memorial Hot Dog Wildlife Preserve,” and somehow get mixed up with the Vatican. The motto: “The principal difference between an adventurer and a suicide is that the adventurer leaves himself a margin of escape (the narrower the margin, the greater the adventure).” 100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library
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Top Ten - Top 10 Existential Novels - Top 10 Top 10 Existential Novels #10 - FIGHT CLUB  Chuck Palahniuk "It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero." #09 - JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT  Louis-Ferdinand Celine
100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library
30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 post written by: Marc Chernoff Email In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully.
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Fear of Flying by Erica Jong First published in 1973, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong introduced the world to the "zipless fuck"—a no-strings-attached sexual encounter between two strangers. "It is rarer than the unicorn," Jong's narrator, Isadora Wing, declares. "And I have never had one." A semiautobiographical novel about an unhappy housewife who gives in to her fantasies while on a trip to Vienna, Jong's book became integral to second-wave feminism and has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. 10 Books Taboo for Their Time - ELLE
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (/ræmˈboʊ/ or /ˈræmboʊ/; French pronunciation: [aʁtyʁ ʁɛ̃bo]; 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes. As part of the decadent movement, he influenced modern literature and arts, inspired various musicians, and prefigured surrealism. All of his poetry was written as a teenager; he gave up creative writing completely before he turned 20. His "genius, its flowering, explosion and sudden extinction, still astonishes". Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and a restless soul. He traveled extensively on three continents before his death from cancer just after his thirty-seventh birthday. Arthur Rimbaud
Factotum takes place in 1944 and follows the life of perpetually unemployed alcoholic Henry Chinaski as he drifts through the seedy city streets of lower-class Los Angeles in search of a job that will not come between him and his first love: writing. He is consistently rejected by the only publishing house he respects, but he is driven to continue by the knowledge that he could do better than the authors they publish. Chinaski begins sleeping with fellow barfly Jan, a kindred spirit he meets while drowning his sorrows at a bar. When a brief stint as a bookie finds him abandoned by the only woman with whom he is able to relate, a fling with gold-digging floozie Laura finds him once again falling into a morose state of perpetual drunkenness and unemployment. Factotum (novel)
Naked Lunch Title origin The book was originally published with the title The Naked Lunch in Paris in July 1959 by Olympia Press. Because of US obscenity laws, a complete American edition (by Grove Press) did not follow until 1962. It was titled Naked Lunch and was substantially different from the Olympia Press edition, because it was based on an earlier 1958 manuscript in Allen Ginsberg's possession. The article "the" in the title was never intended by the author, but added by the editors of the Olympia Press 1959 edition. Nonetheless The Naked Lunch remained the title used for the 1968 and 1974 Corgi Books editions, and the novel is often known by the alternative name, especially in the UK where these editions circulated.
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Mit o Sizifu Mit o Sizifu (franc. Le Mythe de Sisyphe) je knjiga filozofskih eseja francuskog egzistencijalističkog filozofa Alberta Camusa. Djelo je prvi put objavljeno 1942. Apsurdno prosuđivanje[uredi VE | uredi] Camus poglavlje počinje objašnjavanjem što on smatra glavnim pitanjem filozofije: zahtijeva li nužno samoubojstvo realizacija besmislenosti i apsurda života. U nastavku objašnjava stanje apsurda – velik dio života gradimo na nadi za sutrašnji dan, a sutrašnji dan nas vodi korak bliže smrti; ljudi žive nesmetano iako su svjesni neizbježnosti smrti.
Book Review: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho | All Things Girl “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.” “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” These two quotes are two of the central themes in the book, The Alchemist, written by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist is the story of a shepherd boy named Santiago. It was interesting to me that the boy was referred to as Santiago only on the first page, and then for the remainder of the story, he was called simply, the boy. Perhaps the author did that on purpose to make the reader feel like the story could be as much about them as it was about the boy.
Brave New World (9780060929879): Aldous Huxley
Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyReason for Reading: My Year of Reading Dangerously ChallengeRating: 5/5 Summarize the plot: Welcome to the future. People are now created in test-tubes, and trained from birth via sleep-hypnosis to know their place in society. Brave New World (review)
'The Republic of Trees' by Sam Taylor - Reading Matters Fiction - paperback; Faber and Faber; 240 pages; 2006. Four adolescents -- expat Brits who live in France -- run away from their family homes to spend the summer in the forest free from adult control. Here they set up a new society called The Republic of Trees based on the principles in philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract.