Favorite Author (dead and still with us)

Sylvia Plath
Bukowski (of course)
Keats
Charlotte Bronte
Jacqueline Carey (For the Kushiel series)
Farley Mowat
Jack London
jim kjelgaard
Kelly Armstong
Aldous Huxley
Dante
*coughFrancinePascalcough*

There are more but I'm having a moment right now haha, I'm sure they'll come to me.
 
Anyone here familiar with novels by Richard "Kinky' Friedman? Some of his works sort of remind me of Bukowski's Pulp (e.g. the "absurd' humor, the conversations, the drinking of whiskey). Nice things.
 
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Yeah, I saw an interview with him on Charlie Rose. Quite an interesting character, though I haven't read him yet. I think he writes absurdist westerns or something, doesn't he? He is also a musician I think and is running for Governor of Texas. I think we could benefit from more politicians like him.
 
My tastes change but Scott Heim's last two novels (Mysterious Skin, and In Awe) were extraordinarily compelling. At this moment right now, he's my favorite author, and I can't wait for "We Disappear" to be released.
 
Charles Bukowski, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, John Fante, Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, George Orwell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aldous Huxley, Sun Tzu, Hermann Hesse, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, Oscar Wilde, Victor Zygonov, William S.Burroughs Henry Rollins, Theodor W. Adorno, Tom Wolfe (one book), Kafka, Mark Twain, Plato, John Wirtz, Edgar Allan Poe,Henry Miller, Dostoevsky, John Steinbeck, Jack London, T.S.Eliot, Neil Peart (yes the drummer), Dr.Seuss, David Lee Roth (yes, the singer), Doctor Hunter S. Thompson. . .

There's more, but I'm feeling lazy.
 
LIVING:
Harry crews
Murakami
Cormac McCarthy
Bret Easton Ellis
Edward Abbey
Nick Hornby
Palahniuk

DEAD:
Bukowski
Brautigan
Fante
Hubert Selby Jr.
Nelson Algren

Just to name a few.
Oh, yeah Lester Bangs. I've never read anything by him but heard of him through the book PLEASE KILL ME the uncensored oral history of punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Great book.
 

chronic

old and in the way
jerry said:
LIVING:
Harry crews
Murakami
Cormac McCarthy
Bret Easton Ellis
Edward Abbey
Nick Hornby
Palahniuk
Sorry to have to be the one to break the news to you but Ed Abbey has been dead for quite a while now (like 10 or 12 years?).
 
Yeah, I relised that after I posted. And I knew someone would call me on it.
Thanks. FLAF(feeling like a fool)
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
No, you?re not the only Burroughs fan here ;)

Ps.: May I recommend that you read "The letters of William S. Burroughs
1945 - 59", edited by Oliver Harris. His letters are very interesting and often funny...
 
Camus
William S. Burroughs
Raymond Carver
Hubert Selby
Knut Hamsun
Alexander Trocchi
Bukowski
Bob Dylan
Rimbaud
Cormac McCarthy
 
Sorry to have to be the one to break the news to you but Ed Abbey has been dead for quite a while now (like 10 or 12 years?).
And the last time he smiled was when his friends told him where he'd be buried (in the Arizona desert somewhere). They got a case of beer and some whiskey and transported his body illegally... I always liked that story.

Anyway:

Abbey
Buk
Celine
Dostoyevsky
Fante
Hamsun
Hesse
Sartre
Thoreau
Tolstoy
Twain
Wilde

And there many too many I haven't even read yet...
 
Bukowski
Richard Yates(criminally under-rated)
Douglas Coupland
TC Boyle
Willy Vlautin(ok he's only written one,but its sublime.Oh and his band make shit-hot music)
 
Anyone here read Selby?
Also, if you are interested, check out "and the ass saw the angel" by Nick Cave. Very dark and disturbing book....
The Nick Cave lectures are a distraction too, he talks about the lyrics to a kylie Minogue song being the darkest ever written, oh and some stuff about his dad and religion and blah blah blah
 

Domator

Founding member
- Bukowski
- Miller
- Wojaczek
- Dostojewski
- Hemingway
- Celine
- Brautigan
- Ginsberg
- Cendrars
- Whitman
- Laferierre

And more. I don't remember right now.
 
Bukowski, Jim Thompson, Algren, Tennesee Williams, Wilde, Carson McCullers, Steinbeck, Kerouac and I'll add Lester Bangs, too, because he was the firsrt writer to make me enjoy reading (though I didn't know it at the time.)

For live guys I've recently read Nick Flynn, Richard Perez and Arthur Nersesian and liked then all, oh, and Dan Fante.
 
kerouac.
salinger.
hemingway.
steinbeck.
mccullers.
waller.
rilke.
thoreau.
ginsberg.
de prima.
rimbaud.
edward abbey (thank you, m).
i think i am obligated to say the buk.
i also feel i should throw in jean craighead george, gary paulsen, e.l. konigsburg, katherine paterson, scott odell, and harper lee - my school year reading.
the list continues to grow...
 
Edward Abbey (a desert rat; RIP March 13, 1989)
Jack Micheline
the authors of scrawl on bathroom walls everywhere
lee stringer (alive or dead, hmmm)

alive: amy lou
 
Joyce
Proust
Aurobindo
Buk - needless to say
Flannery O'Connor
Shakespeare - sorry but it's true
bunches of dead poets I don't have the time or energy to write down

these make the list because after reading one thing by them, I wanted to read another
 

Brother Schenker

Founding member
I also consider "alot" one word.

Right on, Mr B Goode.

When this thread began, Vonnegut was still alive. Now he's gone to the Violet Light and Hum. In the meantime, I've acquired a new favourite author (besides myself). He is as of yet unpublished (like my good self) and is named George Rostov. His stories are over-the-top with filth & obscenity and are quite hilarious. He's a local chap here in Kent. Do a google search and you'll find his myspace blog. He and I are no longer communicating with each other, but I still enjoy his work.

I remain the golden needle in the haystack.
 

mjp

Founding member
I have been reading a great book of shorts by Miranda July called, No one belongs here more than you. Really funny, kind of twisted and memorable. I'm not even half way through the book but I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

If you saw the movie Me and You and Everyone We Know, this is the same writer. She starred in the movie as well, which I can also recommend if you haven't seen it. Really weird and funny and touching.
 

justine

stop the penistry
i LOVED that movie.. i didn't realise she wrote as well. thanks mjp, i'll try to find her book.
 
other than Bukowski


Dostoevsky
Tolstoy
Gogol
Turgenev
Chekhov
Mikhail Bulgakov
Salinger
Celine
Hamsun
Kafka
Steinbeck
Camus
Sartre
Auster
Hemingway
Kierkegaard
Huxley
Virginia Woolf
Joseph Heller
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Philip K. Dick
Henry Miller


and Nietzsche
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Dead:

Cesare Pavese

Lew Welch

Alive:

Aleksandr Isajevitsj Solzjenitsyn (АлексанÐ'Ñ€ Исаевич Солженицын)

Wisława Szymborska
 
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