65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s. Music-Map - The tourist map of music. The Art of the Novella » Melville House Books. Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century?
When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it.
Almost in spite of ourselves, we're still writing, translating, publishing and even occasionally buying good books in this country. 623 of the Best Books ever Written - StumbleUpon. Top 10 Great One-Sit Reads. Books Callimachus, librarian of Alexandria, once said “A big book is a big evil.”
Today most publishers will not look at a book of anything less than novel sized from an unknown author. The thinking seems to be that a slim book must be slight in every way. Here are ten of the best books that are what my teacher used to call ‘one-sit reads.’ Disclaimer – Length of time you are willing to sit may vary depending on patience and comfort of seat. The Old Man and the Sea Earnest Hemingway This was the book which won Hemingway the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes. The Stranger. Top Ten Best Novels You've Never Heard Of - The Journal Pulp. Or perhaps you have.
Yet the following list, laid out in no particular order (with the exception of Number 1), is relatively obscure: Nothing is as it seems under the sharp western sun. After recovering from an enigmatic and near-fatal illness, Gasteneau, a man with an iron will, glimpses something so extraordinary and so horrific that he feels his life irrevocably altered. But did he really see what he thinks he saw? In the aftermath of his sickness, he’s also drawn deeper into a resolution he made just prior to getting sick: to seek out a piece of evidence that shows with certainty God’s hand at work upon the earth. 10. Published in 1995, this is James Salter’s fourth novel — a novel as real, as poetic, and as heartbreakingly beautiful as anything I’ve ever read. 9.
By Fydor Dostoevsky. 8. Tom Drury’s fourth novel, published in 2006, is intelligent, endearing, funny — though perhaps a little too farcical — and contains an exceptionally likable hero named Pierre Hunter. 101 Books to Read Before You Die on Lists of Bests. 8 Books For a Higher Existence. 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. Without books we would lose this guidance. And in these times of dire ecological and cultural crisis, we need new ways to respond to the ecosystem that we simultaneous are and are imbedded in. These are the books that can lift our spirits to a necessary higher existence. If you’re done reading this list and want to level up more – check out part two!
Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche Becoming Animal – David Abram. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. The Book List. Booklicious: September 2012. The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Idril's Fantasy. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, as translated by Edward FitzGerald, was first published in 1859 and subsequently illustrated more times perhaps than any other book.
Illustrated editions flourished particularly in the earlier 20th century. An edition of the Rubáiyát frequently involves not just random illustrations here and there, but lavish decorative features, often including an entire book design by the artist. So here is a little taster of some of the nicest illustrators of the poem that I’ve found… Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) The ultimate fairy tale master, Edmund Dulac must be one of the most influential and purely gorgeous illustrators around. Book Art That Will Melt Your Brain. Arts & Letters Daily. TimesMachine - New York Times. Bookbinding Tutorial. BookBook for iPhone 4/4S - BookBook for iPhone 4/4S. Harvard Classics.
Charles William Eliot, compiler and editor of the Harvard Classics anthology.
The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) Eliot worked for one year with William A. Contents The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction was selected by Charles W. Enduring success As Adam Kirsch, writing for Harvard magazine in 2001, notes, "It is surprisingly easy, even today, to find a complete set of the Harvard Classics in good condition. Similar compendia References Further reading and external links Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivi.