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Any good books on american culture?

>> No.13034317

Shart of the Deal

>> No.13034324

>>13034308
the gettysburg address

>> No.13034330
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>>13034308
>american
>culture

pick one

>> No.13034361

>>13034330
american
now what?

>> No.13034379

>>13034317
Kek

>> No.13034381

>>13034361
you get shot

>> No.13034390
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«OUR AMERICA: A HISPANIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES» BY FELIPE FERNÁNDEZ ARMESTO.

>> No.13034391

>>13034308
INFINITE JEST

>> No.13034415

>>13034381
not if i shoot you first

>> No.13034443

>>13034390
>t. butthurt spic

>> No.13034448

>>13034308
East Of Eden.

>> No.13034451

>>13034308
Huck Finn still nails it imo

>> No.13034465

>>13034443

DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT IS THE MEANING OF «BUTTHURT»? I DOUBT IT.

>> No.13034510

>>13034330
kek

>> No.13034520

>>13034308
Yeah, it's call the menu.

>> No.13035125

>>13034308
The Pale King

>> No.13035331

>>13034390
Yeah except beaners and Canucks get mad if you call them American, try it

>> No.13035471

>>13034308
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Yes, it's still relevant.

>> No.13035560

>>13035471
I was going to say, it's amazing how accurately de Tocqueville nailed America's core character, and that was more than 150 years ago. It IS still a highly accurate description of what most Americans are like.

>> No.13035625

>>13034330
Based.

But hey "they" invented jazz so, you know, give credit where its due.

>> No.13035630

Probably Hunter S Thompson, no?

>> No.13035675
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>> No.13035683

>>13034308
Tom Wolfe’s stuff is exquisite.

>> No.13036315

>>13035675
Do you rate this anyone?

>> No.13036702

>>13036315
Lasch is sort of like the American Adorno. His critiques of the left that emerged from the 60s/70s hold up very well today.

“Cultural radicalism has become so fashionable, and so pernicious in the support it unwittingly provides for the status quo, that any criticism of contemporary society that hopes to get beneath the surface has to criticise, at the same time, much of what currently goes under the name of radicalism”

"“The atmosphere in which the Weathermen lived - an atmosphere of violence, danger, drugs, sexual promiscuity, moral and psychic chaos - derived not so much from an older revolutionary tradition as from the turmoil and narcissistic anguish of contemporary America”

If this sort of angle appeals to you, I'd recommend it.

>> No.13036717

>>13034308
Imagine being so fat that, upon your enormous weight tipping over your mobility scooter, you're reduced to flailing around on a wall of 12-packs of soda. Everything about that is immensely sad. I don't understand how someone continue to make poor decisions past the point of their weight going past a manageable amount. Perhaps that's something about being an American that I'm missing despite being one

>> No.13036735

>>13035675
>>13036702

There's also Bells Cultural contradictions of capitalism which goes very well with the Culture of narcissism.

>> No.13036739

>>13034391
Not really, it applies mostly to 90s pop culture and would feel very dated if he did not take things to such extremes to allow for a wide range of interpretation.

I often feel like I live in Fahrenheit 451 minus the book burning.

>> No.13036810

>>13036717
I work a job where i am constantly going into other peoples homes and learning about their medical problems, you would be surprised at the absolutely hellish living conditions people will put themselves through on a daily basis, i dont really think its an american thing, i think its more just following the path of least resistance

>> No.13036811

the culture industry

>> No.13036823

>>13034308
The 400 pounds CEO

>> No.13036831

>>13035625
And don't forget every modern convenience in your shitty country as well.

>> No.13037015

>>13036702
>Cultural radicalism
stopped reading here

>> No.13037039

U.S.A. Trilogy for early 20th century America is a good read.

>> No.13037131

>>13037015
Congratulations dipshit

>> No.13037165

>>13035331
Us Canadians are of higher stock is all

>> No.13037192

>>13034308
Baudrillard, America

>> No.13037489

>>13037131
Thanks little shit

>> No.13037631

>>13037489
:)

>> No.13037982

>>13036315
It's very good. Big recommendation.

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>> No.13038498

>>13034308
White Noise

>> No.13038655

>>13034390
America's not a continent, "the Americas" are two continents. America is a country (USA). An idiot made this.

>> No.13038700

>>13036717
We are raised soft. Simple as that

>> No.13038738

>>13034308
Pretty much anything by John Steinbeck will give you insight into the real American culture.

>> No.13039512

>>13035630
I second this recommendation.

>> No.13039545

>>13036702
Lasch is extraordinarily good.

>>13038738
I agree that Steinbeck nails the real shit beneath all the excess and spectacle (at least where I live, pretty close to his stomping grounds). Seems like less and less of it is going around all the time, though, and it's really only alive outside the big cities.

>> No.13039557

>>13035630
I'd say he covers a certain subset of American culture. He was best of all Boomers, the guy that rode the tiger that was the middle of the 20th century better than anyone else, wrote down what he discovered, and pulled the plug before the Bush era could really set in. But outside of the 60's and its aftershocks, I'm not sure how representative he is.

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>>13035625
One of the worst inventions ever.

>> No.13039580

less than zero - brett easton ellis

>> No.13039594

Bolano is a good contemporary pick.

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>>13038482
I see this shitpost a lot but da jesus book actually sound kind of interesting. anyone read it?

>> No.13039606

>>13039578
He's just bitter because he was a shitty composer.

>> No.13039618

>>13039578
adorno never played jazz, he wouldn't know a good chart if it hit him in the face

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>>13034308
last exit to brooklyn

>> No.13040774

>>13038655

«THE AMERICAS» IS A SPURIOUS TERM CREATED BY UNITEDSTATIANS AFTER THEY USURPED THE CONTINENT'S NAME FOR THEIR NAMELESS COUNTRY—WHY DO YOU THINK THAT ONLY ANGLOAMERICANS, AND ANGLOPHONES IN GENERAL, REFER TO AMERICA AS «THE AMERICAS»?

>> No.13040838

Declaration of Independence followed up by the bill of rights

>> No.13041117

>>13034330
t. Adorno

>> No.13042698

>>13040774
Go back to your side of the wall, Pedro.

>> No.13042707

>>13040774
Why do you write in caps all the time and change your trip so often ?

>> No.13042743
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>>13042698

ARE YOU REFERRING TO THAT WALL AT UNITEDSTATES' SOUTHERN BORDER, INTENDED TO KEEP THE «GOYIM» INSIDE?

>> No.13042871

Democracy in America
American "Civilization"

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>>13042743
Oh you're that kind of Mexican...

>> No.13042920

>>13042896

YOU SHOULD STOP POSTING.

>> No.13042939

>>13034308
America by Baudrillard is the gold standard.

>> No.13042967

>>13042920
WHY DO YOU WRITE LIKE THIS ?
FOR REAL THOUGH, WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH IT.
ARE YOU SHOUTING ? TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION OR WHAT ?
YOU FREAK ME OUT. ARE YOU A NAZI ?

>> No.13043586

>>13034308
American culture is better reflected in our theatrical art

>> No.13043692

>>13034390
shit up and go back to larping as a Mexican Nazi on /fa/

>> No.13043714

>>13039578
I don't see any critique there, just unsubstantiated attacks.

>> No.13043719

>>13042707
he wants to feel like he has friends, or at least people who would talk to him, and he's a complete recluse.

>> No.13043734

>>13042967
he dresses like mosley with swastikas and takes pictures to try making his chin look bigger and nose look smaller, often overlaying them with text like
M I L L N I A L
B A R O Q U E I S M

>> No.13043814

>>13043734
>>13043719
>>13043692
>>13042967

Get help.

>> No.13043866

>>13034308
You might want to check out Lasch. Heard his stuff is good.

>> No.13043890

>>13035675
I have a good amount of his books on my list. Need to read him sometime.

>> No.13043913

>>13038482
I'm reading the bible and I can't stop laughing. Help.

>> No.13043965

>>13034390
isn't there a canal severing the "continent" in two which is why it is called the "americas"?

>> No.13044083

>>13039618
>you have to play shit music before you can critique it

>> No.13044094

>>13043714
>jazzfag can't read
Imagine my shock.
https://youtu.be/TE7949ypVCw

>> No.13044099

>>13035625
The Africans invented that.

>> No.13044131

>>13043714
Listen to real music faggots
https://youtu.be/AVRdhg6biN0

>> No.13044157

>>13039578
Jazz is only acceptable if it's Tedpilled.
https://youtu.be/mE5ir7bJnDI

>> No.13044175

>>13044099

UNITEDSTATIAN AMERICANS INVENTED JAZZ, NOT AFRICANS OF ANY COUNTRY.

>> No.13044303

>>13034308
The Marvel movies

>> No.13044308

>>13034330
Fuck off dumb leftist.

>> No.13045149

>>13042967
>>13042707
>newfags don't know about REI

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>>13034361
you chose... poorly

>> No.13046272

>>13044099
>>13044175
actually, it was the Brazilians

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