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How Many Books On @GuyInYourMFA's List Have You Read?

Check off the books you've read on the all-White, all-male reading list of Twitter's favorite literary snob. From GuyInYourMFA.com

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  1. 1. How many of the following books by White men have you read?

    The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
    Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
    The Stranger by Albert Camus
    Bullet Park by John Cheever
    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
    Divine Comedy by Dante
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    White Noise by Don DeLillo
    Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida
    The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
    Interpretations of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
    J R by William Gaddis
    Howl by Allen Ginsberg
    Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    The Sorrow of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    The Odyssey by Homer
    Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
    Ulysses by James Joyce
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    Paradise Lost by John Milton
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
    King Lear by William Shakespeare
    The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Rabbit, Run by John Updike
    Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
    The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

How Many Books On @GuyInYourMFA's List Have You Read?

You should be pretty disappointed. Do you not even take post-nouveau-post-modern literature seriously?

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Pretty good, if you're still in high school or something. You should really get through more of the classics if you ever hope to make it in the scene of New York City writers like me.

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Pretty impressive. So you've done your reading of Real Literature. Maybe I'll stop by your experimental spoken word salon in Bushwick next week.

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How many times have you been published in The New Yorker? We should hang out some time, smoke some cigarettes down by the lake and talk about life. You seem to know your stuff.

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