The New York Trilogy by Paul AusterJonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard BachNaked Lunch by William S. BurroughsThe Stranger by Albert CamusBullet Park by John CheeverThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradDivine Comedy by DanteHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. DanielewskiWhite Noise by Don DeLilloOf Grammatology by Jacques DerridaThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoevskyCrime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoevskyFoucault’s Pendulum by Umberto EcoA Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave EggersAs I Lay Dying by William FaulknerThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Corrections by Jonathan FranzenFreedom by Jonathan FranzenInterpretations of Dreams by Sigmund FreudJ R by William GaddisHowl by Allen GinsbergFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Sorrow of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayCatch-22 by Joseph HellerThe Odyssey by HomerFinnegans Wake by James JoyceA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James JoyceUlysses by James JoyceOn the Road by Jack KerouacOne Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Communist Manifesto by Karl MarxBlood Meridian by Cormac McCarthyThe Road by Cormac McCarthyMoby Dick by Herman MelvilleParadise Lost by John MiltonLolita by Vladimir NabokovIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustGravity’s Rainbow by Thomas PynchonKing Lear by William ShakespeareThe Faerie Queene by Edmund SpenserAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyRabbit, Run by John UpdikeSlaughterhouse Five by Kurt VonnegutInfinite Jest by David Foster WallaceThe Pale King by David Foster WallaceBrideshead Revisited by Evelyn WaughTrainspotting 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?
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.
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.
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.