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April 08, 2009, 01:43:52 AM
Yes, this board has a lot of literary topics.  As there are often literary-minded people here, that's hardly surprising:

http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,1327.0.html -- intro
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,5167.0.html
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,5179.0.html
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,1583.0.html
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,518.0.html
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,3550.0.html
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,932.0.html

From the above, we are seeking a definitive aggregate list that we can integrate into the main ANUS site.  One should be able to pick up and read any one of the books from said list and understand how they mesh with ANUS philosophy and the universe at large; because earthly time is limited, books that repeat similar themes as other entries or obscure the view of this bigger picture should be omitted.

Suggestions, helpful commentary welcome.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 01:44:00 AM
A

Alexander, Christopher - A Pattern Language

Alighieri, Dante - The Divine Comedy

Anonymous - The Bhagavad-Gita (Isherwood, Christopher and Swami Prabhavananda)

Anonymous - Gilgamesh (John Gardiner)

Anonymous - The Nibenlungenlied / The Saga of the Volsungs

Anonymous - The Sagas of Icelanders

Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics

Audi, Robert - Cambridge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Aurelius, Marcus - Meditations

B

Baudrillard, Jean - Simulacra and Simulation

Blake, William - Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

Blanton, Brad - Radical Honesty

Bucke, Richard M - Cosmic Consciousness

Burroughs, William S. - Naked Lunch

C

Campbell, Joseph - The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Campbell, Joseph - The Transformations of Myth Through Time

Carroll, Peter - Liber Null and Psychonaut

Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi Luca - Genes, People, Languages

Celine, Louis-Ferdinand - Journey to the End of the Night
Celine, Louis-Ferdinand - Death on the Installment Plan

Chandler, Raymond - The Fine Art of Murder

Clancy, Tom - Red Storm Rising

Condron, Daniel - Permanent Healing

Conrad, Joseph - Heart of Darkness/The Secret Sharer
Conrad, Joseph - Lord Jim
Conrad, Joseph - Nostromo

Crichton, Michael - The Lost World

D

Delillo, Don - White Noise

Donovan, David - Once a Warrior King

Durant, Will - The Story of Philosophy

E

Eckhart, Johannes - Collected Works (Raymond Blakeny)

Eliot, Thomas Stearns - Collected Poems

Evola, Julius - The Doctrine of Awakening
Evola, Julius - The Mystery of the Grail

F

Faulkner, William - The Sound and the Fury

Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby

Fukuyama, Francis - The End of History and the Last Man

G

Gamma, Erich and Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John M. Vlissides - Design Patterns

Gibbon, Edward - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Gibson, William - Neuromancer
Gibson, William - Pattern Recognition

Gleick, James - Chaos

Goethe, Wolfgang - Faust

H

Hammet, Dashiell - Nightmare Town

Hamilton, Edith - Mythology

Hamsun, Knut - Growth of the Soil

Harris, Joshua - I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Heilbroner, Joseph - The Worldly Philosophers

Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway, Ernest - short stories

Herodotus - The Histories

Herrigel, Eugen - Zen and the Art of Archery

Herrstein, Richard and Murray, Charles - The Bell Curve

Hesse, Hermann - Steppenwolf

Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey

Houellebecq, Michel - Atomized
Houellebecq, Michel - The Possibility of an Island
Houellebecq, Michel - Whatever

Huntington, Samuel - American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony
Huntington, Samuel - The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World
Huxley, Aldous - The Perennial Philosophy

I

J

Joyce, James - Dubliners
Joyce, James - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Jung, Carl - Synchronicity

K

Kant, Immanuel - Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals

L

Lasch, Christopher - The Culture of Narcissism

L'Engle, Madelaine - A Wrinkle in Time

Lonnrot, Elias - The Kalevala

Lynn, Richard - The Global Bell Curve
Lynn, Richard and Tatu Vanhanen - IQ and the Wealth of Nations

Lyotard, Jean-Francis - The Inhuman

M

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia - One Hundred Years of Solitude

Melville, Herman - Moby-Dick

Milton, John - Paradise Lost

Moore, Robin - The Green Berets

N

Nagel, Ernst and James Newman - Goedel's Proof

Nietzsche, Friedrich - On Truth and Lies in a Non-Moral Sense
Nietzsche, Friedrich - The Antichrist

O

Olson, Sigurd - Reflections from the North Country

P

Phillips, Kevin - American Theocracy

Piaget, Jean - Structuralism

Plato - The Republic

Pynchon, Thomas - The Crying of Lot 49

Q

R

Renault, Mary - The King Must Die

S

Schopenhauer, Arthur - The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

Schuon, Frithjof - Castes and Races

Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein

Speer, Albert - Inside the Third Reich

Spengler, Oswald - The Decline of the West
Spengler, Oswald - Man and Technics

Spinoza, Baruch - On the Improvement of the Understanding and other works

Spotts, Frederic - Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

Strunk, William and E.B. White - Elements of Style

Suzuki, D.T. - An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

T

Tactius - Germania

Tolkien, JRR - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Thompson, Hunter - Hell's Angels

U

V

Virgil - The Aeneid

W

Wolfe, Thomas - You Can't Go Home Again

Woodruff, Paul - Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Wordsworth, William - Collected Works

X

Y

Z

Zerzan, John - Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization

Trauco

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 02:13:27 AM
There are a lot of titles in the list I'm not familiar with, but here's how I'd distill it:


A
Anonymous - Gilgamesh (John Gardiner)
Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics
Aurelius, Marcus - Meditations

E
Evola, Julius - The Doctrine of Awakening

G
Goethe, Wolfgang - Faust

H
Hesse, Hermann - Steppenwolf
Homer - The Iliad
Homer - The Odyssey
Huxley, Aldous - Brave New World

I
Isherwood, Christopher and Swami Prabhavananda - The Bhagavad-Gita

M
Melville, Herman - Moby-Dick
Milton, John - Paradise Lost

N
Nietzsche, Friedrich - On Truth and Lies in a Non-Moral Sense
Nietzsche, Friedrich - The Antichrist

P

Plato - The Republic

S
Schopenhauer, Arthur - The Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason
Spengler, Oswald - The Decline of the West

V
Virgil - The Aeneid


IMNSVFHO.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 02:19:27 AM
There are a lot of titles in the list I'm not familiar with, but here's how I'd distill it:

I should clarify that the present scale is probably pretty close to final.  If we've forgotten anything essential, that is most important.  Any specific feedback on the above is also interesting (unless it isn't).

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 04:33:33 AM
Skimming throught this list I personally I think you are better off not doing what kuhn would call "normal science" (ie reading a whole bunch of stuff related to the anusian paradigm) but rather read fundamental books of all fields you want to understand.

History - "Europe - A history"
Mathematics "The Road to Reality" - Penrose
Physics "On the should of giants" Hawking
Philosophy "The passion of the western mind" Tarnas

etc

Taking this approach is far more fruitful though definately more "work"

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 05:55:55 AM
Skimming throught this list I personally I think you are better off not doing what kuhn would call "normal science" (ie reading a whole bunch of stuff related to the anusian paradigm) but rather read fundamental books of all fields you want to understand.

History - "Europe - A history"
Mathematics "The Road to Reality" - Penrose
Physics "On the should of giants" Hawking
Philosophy "The passion of the western mind" Tarnas

etc

Taking this approach is far more fruitful though definately more "work"

We already saw your thread.  This isn't about autodidacticism for every broad subject known to man, nor is the list merely a "whole bunch of stuff related to ANUSian paradigm"; it is supposed to encompass the most important aspects of knowledge that ANUS tries to explicate in its understanding of the world, and that are important to grasping them on the grand scale.  If you think it is being limited by it instead then you are mistaken.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 06:31:23 AM
I would recommend True Believer by Eric Hoffer as a primer for intuiting motivations of individuals willingly persisting in unreason. I may have an electronic copy laying about, pm me if interested.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 07:29:38 AM
Schopenhauer's "World as Will and Representation" and Nietzsche's "Thus Spake Zarathustra" also came to mind but as the writers are already represented, it's not that important. How about Heidegger's "Being and Time", and something by R.W. Emerson? Umberto Eco?

I'm not so much into Peter Carroll but I see it's necessary to have something in that vein. Robert Anton Wilson ("Quantum Psychology"), Carlos Castaneda ("Teachings of Don Juan" or "Active Side of Infinity"), Aleister Crowley ("Magick Without Tears"), Kenneth Grant ("The Magical Revival", impossible to find though) or Richard Cavendish ("Black Arts") are better writers, but not as easy a read. It's an all new topic probably if we get into this zone.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 08:34:16 AM
From the above, we are seeking a definitive aggregate list that we can integrate into the main ANUS site.  One should be able to pick up and read any one of the books from said list and understand how they mesh with ANUS philosophy and the universe at large;

Hávamál - the "bhagavat-gita" of the northen people
Völuspá - The ancient Völva (witch) fortelling Ragnarök and encouraging our youth to face it without fear
Heimskringla - the ancient pagan world in the north, its traditions and values
Icelandic Sagas:
    * Brennu-Njáls saga - considered by some the greatest of Icelandic prose sagas - friendship, eternal values, heroism, death and transcendence
    * Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar - the adventures of Egill Skalla-Grímsson, the warrior-poet and adventurer in Icelandic pagan times
    * Eiríks saga rauđa
    * Fóstbrœđra saga (two versions)
    * Gísla saga Súrssonar, (two versions) of an outlaw poet.
    * Grettis saga - metaphysics, paganism, heroism, cruelty of life and fate
    * Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu
    * Laxdćla saga

I know some English translations of them are shit, but there are many good ones as well.

Nile577

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 12:53:02 PM
Schopenhauer's "World as Will and Representation" and Nietzsche's "Thus Spake Zarathustra" also came to mind but as the writers are already represented, it's not that important. How about Heidegger's "Being and Time", and something by R.W. Emerson? Umberto Eco?

ANUS is not really involved with and even quite hostile to Heidegger.

Umberto Eco is like Dan Brown with a PhD but too interested in semiotics for ANUS.

There's no way that Baudrillard & Lyotard should be on the first list.

It's a shame that Finnegans Wake can't be on this list as it has tons of vedic/Viconian higher transcendental history stuff.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 02:40:49 PM
It looks to me like a general library. Just interesting stuff through history. Not all of it agrees with the ANUS paradigm, apparently.

I saw this thread, and immediately became a split persona. What a good idea / now every person out there is going to have to wank their own ego by submitting completely unrealistic, obscure, redundant titles. I'm really glad this site is in the hands of people who have transcended their own ego-drama.

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 02:51:22 PM
Don Quixote

and not to be a douche, but Fukuyama's title is "The End of HISTORY and the Last Man."

I think "Genealogy of Morals" or "Beyond Good & Evil" is more representative of Nietzsche than either "The Antichrist" or "Thus Spake."  "Antichrist" is quite beligerent and Nietzsche comes across somewhat petty, this is one of Nietzsche's later books, and he seems to be on the decline.  "Thus Spake" always struck me as unnecessarily disorienting given the fact that it's Nietzsche's philosophy in the guise of "fiction."  If you're going to have one book by Nietzsche, "Beyond Good & Evil" is a great catch-all.

Nile577

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 03:34:53 PM
Of all written novels, I think Don Quixote is about as far distant from ANUS as one can get.

Nile577

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 03:38:00 PM
now every person out there is going to have to wank their own ego by submitting completely unrealistic, obscure, redundant titles. I'm really glad this site is in the hands of people who have transcended their own ego-drama.

Yes, I agree it sucks that Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy are on the list.

:)

Re: ANUS Book List
April 08, 2009, 06:50:37 PM
Skimming throught this list I personally I think you are better off not doing what kuhn would call "normal science" (ie reading a whole bunch of stuff related to the anusian paradigm) but rather read fundamental books of all fields you want to understand.

History - "Europe - A history"
Mathematics "The Road to Reality" - Penrose
Physics "On the should of giants" Hawking
Philosophy "The passion of the western mind" Tarnas

etc

Taking this approach is far more fruitful though definately more "work"

We already saw your thread.  This isn't about autodidacticism for every broad subject known to man, nor is the list merely a "whole bunch of stuff related to ANUSian paradigm"; it is supposed to encompass the most important aspects of knowledge that ANUS tries to explicate in its understanding of the world, and that are important to grasping them on the grand scale.  If you think it is being limited by it instead then you are mistaken.



Greetings,
Although I think creating a list of books to which anus can relate is interesting, I personally think judging books on whether or not one agrees with them isnt a particular sophisticated approach to learning. Friedrich Nietzsche, in one of his many aphorisms, says that the common man on the street, whenever he is confronted with something new, relates that something to that which is familiar. Nietzche on the other hand says that one should try to make new experiences as strange and unique as possible. Thus one broadens ones perspective on the world which was the core task of Nietzsche philosophers of the future. I do believe that ALL books and all phenomenon in the world can teach you something. Working onesway through a list like this will merely result in a perpetual confirmation of ones own personal moral prejudices.