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    May 29, 2013

    25 Nerdy Gifts For English Majors

    Want a Foucault action figure? Sure.

    1. Enfield Tennis Academy shirt - $35.59

    Via zazzle.com

    Comes with Hal Incandenza's weed-masking perfume.

    2. Murakami bingo poster - $15

    3. Collection of comics drawn by Flannery O'Connor - $22.99

    tcj.com

    Did you know the author made linoleum prints?

    4. Book cover cupcakes from Victoria's Kitchen in West London

    5. Foucault and Giddens action figures - $14.99

    6. Misc. author dolls - $40 each

    7. Kafka-inspired earrings - $14

    etsy.com

    As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic Etsy.

    8. A purse made to look like a leatherbound Jane Austen anthology - $58

    9. Misc. "I <3 Theodor Adorno" schwag

    10. Westish College shirt from Chad Harbach's "The Art of Fielding" - $12.99

    11. Poet day jobs poster - $15

    12. The Paris Review beach towel - $20

    13. Original contributor illustrations from The Believer magazine - $100-$200

    14. Misc. literary theory trading cards - $14.99

    15. 50 (literal) Shades of Grey - $18.10

    bookishengland.co.uk

    This item has better Amazon reviews than the book.

    16. Gatsby wall decal - $18.55

    17. Sticker pack from Cat & Girl Comics - $8

    topatoco.com

    How many miles per gallon on a used Pynchon?

    18. Sartre-themed people repellent shirt - $26.59

    redbubble.com

    "Hell is other people."

    19. The Great Penguin Bookchase board game - £41.21

    notcot.com

    Rules: answer book trivia and try to stock your library with as many books as possible.

    20. Bartleby tote bag from Melville House - $14

    mhpbooks.com

    (True fact: every literary magazine you can think of sells tote bags.)

    21. Book cover cigarette tins - £8.81 each

    22. Pushcart Prize nominee shirt - $28.99

    skreened.com

    (Everyone has a Pushcart Nomination.)

    23. Quarterly Co. - $25-50 per issue

    thedieline.com

    Would you like cool people like Maud Newton sending you a box of goodies every three months?

    24. Trystero Coffee - $15/bag

    Not entirely sure what "The Crying of Lot 49" has to do with coffee.

    25. Wuthering Heights scented candles - £30

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