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I've barely read anything but some of you lot seem pretty well read so I'm curious as to where the blind spots are.
Interesting that from the first list I've read at least something by all of them (ok not Hugo in fact) but the second list.... in fact I get less and less likely to read them as I get older I think.Dickens Flaubert Hugo George Elliot Jane Austen Proust Tolstoy Gogol tonne of major novelists really. Kant Hegel Marx heaps of heavy shit too much really but life gets in the way
I think that's implicit in the title anyway. The only thing is, there are so many books that everyone should read that no-one can read them all. The list needs ruthless pruning I suppose.Another sub thread within this thread could be what should you read? What are the building blocks of a reasonably educated cultivated mind?
Not read them, or Ulysses or Moby Dick.I guess Gravity's Rainbow would be my one volume recommendation for this board, though maybe most of have read it? Followed by Infinite Jest, if you love that and want to repeat the experience.