this is for joyce *u*

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A bunch of screw-ups in your family. I mean, your mom… I’m not even surprised what happened to your brother. I’m sorry I have to be the one to tell you, but the Byers, their family, it’s a disgrace to the entire—

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stranger things opening credits in the style of buffy

A-Z Book Recommendations

@macrolit​‘s idea, my version.

Originally I aimed to list only one work per author, but I have Umberto Eco and Péter Esterházy twice, tant pis.

~ A ~
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

~ B ~
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

~ C ~
Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy

(for me at least it is about) P.E., descendant of one of the most important aristocratic families of early modern Hungary trying to cope with the weight of his family heritage; translated to English in 2004

~ D ~
Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri

~ E ~
Egyszerű történet vessző száz oldal - a kardozós változat [Simple Story Comma One Hundred Pages - The Version with Swordfighting] by Péter Esterházy

early modern Hungary, postmodern; unfortunately no English translation is available

~ F ~
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

a.k.a. when you play with conspiracy theories and they turn out to be true: humans vs. texts

~ G ~
A gyertyák csonkig égnek [Embers] by Sándor Márai

in a love-hate relationship with this one; from Wikipedia with love: “The narrative revolves around an elderly general who invites an old friend from military school for dinner; the friend had disappeared mysteriously for 41 years, and the dinner begins to resemble a trial where the friend is prosecuted for his character traits.” translated to English in 2000

~ H ~
Hytti nro 6 [Compartment 6] by Rosa Liksom

young girl and middle-aged man sharing a compartment on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the 1980s

~ I ~
Iskola a határon [School at the Frontier] by Géza Ottlik

boys growing up in a military school between the two world wars

~ J ~
La jeunesse mélancolique et très désabusée d'Adolf Hitler by Michel Folco

poor Adolf’s early character development with a pinch of tasteful humour

~ K ~
Der König David Bericht by Stefan Heym

about a Jewish scholar asked by King Solomon to prepare King David’s biography with the “help” of a committee, but actually about Stalinism and its relation to Lenin and the past and history-writing in general

~ L ~
La Leçon by Eugène Ionescu

about authority and obedience

~ M ~
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

my favourite literary work!

~ N ~
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

every time I re-read it, I find something new

~ O ~
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

~ P ~
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

~ Q ~
Historiarum Sui Temporis Libri Quinque by Rodulfus Glaber

there’s this historical / literary text from the 11th century, just because I needed something with Q

~ R ~
Le Roi des Aulnes by Michel Tournier

creepy French guy trying to define himself, the world, and the relation between the two in the 30s and the second WW

~ S ~
Sátántangó by László Krasznahorkai

power and interpersonal relationships in a small community in late socialist Hungary (80s); also watch the 7h long movie version directed by Béla Tarr

~ T ~
A test angyala [The Angel of the Body] by “Jolán Sárbogárdi” (Lajos Parti Nagy)

brilliant parody of cheap romantic novels with very advanced linguistic inventions

~ U ~
Ulysses by James Joyce

~ V ~
Verhovina madarai [The Birds of Verhovina] by Ádám Bodor

slow decay of a secluded village in the Carpates

— and a little cheating now: —

~ W ~
Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

creepy children’s book from 19th-century Germany with blood, fire, and death by starvation. good night, sweet dreams

~ X ~
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 9th Edition

shut up, I like it

~ Y ~
Making History by Stephen Fry

prevent Hitler’s birth, ruin your life, and … I won’t spoil it for you, read it

~ Z ~
Жизнь и необычайные приключения солдата Ивана Чонкина [The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin] by Vladimir Voinovich

well, if you transliterate the title…
satire about the Soviet army and everyday life in 40s USSR

New Summer Mix, thanks for all the love on the last one! Check this out! hope u like it!

TRACKLIST:
Beyonce - Party (Reggae Remix)
Joyce Wrice - Good Morning (Surf Edit)
Jeremih - London (Feat. Steflon Don & Krept & Konan)
Brent Faiyaz - (Kid Masterpiece Remix)
La Roux - Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
Mabel - Finders Keepers (Feat. Kojo Funds)
Cecile - I Wanna Fuck (Ball Em Up Edit)
Tory Lanez - Luv (Nilas Flip)
False Witness - CRYSTAL X CUFFARO
Falcons - Gossip Riddim
Krs. - Like So
Azeali Banks - Fantasea (Feat. Shystie)
Club Rez - RIZZLA’s “Club Cecile” bootleg
Brandy - U DONT KNOW ME (PBs CANDY FLIP)

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a concept: joyce adopts eleven and hopper pretty much does too since he’s at the byers’ house 24/7. of course, being around them all the time, el continuously sees them smoking. and even though she doesn’t really understand the concept, she knows that it isn’t natural/healthy and she doesn’t want either of them to get sick so every time she sees one or both of them with a cigarette she makes it fly out of their hands

  • *sees a single snowflake drift slowly to the ground and melt instantly*
  • me: A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.
  • [Cornelius and a fellow intern are arguing at IC]
  • Cornelius [covered in caffeine patches, not having slept for five days]: Look around you! Do you really think this world is real? You'd have to be an idiot not to notice all the sloppy details. Look, that guy's putting a bun between two hot dogs.
  • Intern: I dunno, man. I've seen some people do that before.
  • Cornelius: Well, look at that old lady. She's-she's walking a cat on a leash.
  • Intern: Uh, Mrs. Spencer does that all the time, Neil.
  • Cornelius: Look, I-I-I don't want to hear about Mrs. Spencer! She's an idiot! All right, all right, there! What about the fact that that guy's got his shirt on backwards?
  • Intern: Isn't that your dad?
  • Cornelius: Oh... Oh yeah.