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Can /lit/ recommend me some more works like pic related?

Also DFW is pretty good when he's not rambling about tennis (and sometimes even when he is, as in the essay about Tracy Austin) why do you guys meme him so much?
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It isn't clear exactly of what you ask, as I've not read Lobster

The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995
Dictionary of Accepted Ideas
The Waste Books
Taleb's "Incerto"
The Book of the Courtier
Les Caracteres
A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works
anything by Nietzsche
anything by Cicero and the Stoics
The Breakfast-Table Series: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, the Professor at the Breakfast- Table; The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenkō
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas (Husserl, Edmund)
Sextus Empiricus: Against the Professors
Oration on the Dignity of Man
The Writings of William James: A Comprehensive Edition
Voyage Around My Room
The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert
Pleasures of Music
Jacques Barzun Reader
My Secret Book
Unto This Last and Other Writings
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live
A Benjamin Franklin Reader
The Book of Prefaces
The Diary of William Bentley, D.D.
The Autobiography Of Benvenuto Cellini
Table-Talk, Essays on Men and Manners
An Essay Upon Projects
The Human Condition
Selected Essays from the "Rambler," "Adventurer," and "Idler"
Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature
The Complete Essays (Montaigne)
Reveries of the Solitary Walker
An Elemental Thing
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
The Dyer's Hand
An Autobiography Maimon, Solomon
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
any joan didion book of essays
A true hero among us. I was looking for essay collections and you delivered like god for Moses. I'll go through these. Thanks a bunch.

Lobsters don't feel pain and even if they did I wouldn't care.
they do, and you're an idiot
Did a lobster write this?
His other essay collections
Kafka's diaries
Works by the major German critical theorists honestly. I don't think DFW ever read Benjamin, for example, but I always found some sort of kinship between their writings
Not him but I become a Lobster after I stay in the sun for too long.
Can confirm: feels pain.
Here are some other, normal books, similar in "topic" ("multitopical")

All the ancient philosophers.

No Other Book: Selected Essays
The Selected Writings (Sydney Smith)
The Essential Russell Kirk: Selected Essays
Selected Non-Fictions (Borges)
Michelangelo's Notebooks: The Poetry, Letters, and Art of the Great Master
Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud
Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing
Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times
The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes
Anything by Voltaire
The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives
On Discovery (Polydore Vergil)
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
From Dawn to Decadence
On the Nature of Things by Lucretius
The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays of Lionel Trilling
Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory
A View from the Year 3000
A Philosophical Enquiry...and Other Pre-Revolutionary Writings
Love, Poverty, and War: noteJourneys and Essays
Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World
To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Seeing Islam as Others Saw It: A Survey and Evaluation of Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian Writings on Early Islam
Thinking the Twentieth Century
Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric
Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays
Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars
The Selected Writings of John Jay Chapman
Against the Current: Selections from the Novels, Essays, Notes, and Letters of Konstantin Leontiev
The Captive Mind
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age
Poetry, Language, Thought
Chamfort: Reflections on Life, Love and Society Together with Anecdotes and Little Philosophical Dialogues
On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society
The Sense of Beauty
5000 B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies
The Medium is the Massage
A Room of One's Own
Athenian Funeral Orations
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
The Act of Creation
Philosophies of Art and Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger
Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World
Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds
Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space
Colloquies (Erasmus)
Italian Journey
Hermit of Peking: The Hidden Life of Sir Edmund Backhouse
Selected Writings by Walter Raleigh
Selected Writings by Charles Lamb
Love Letters of Great Men - Vol. 1
Landscape and Memory
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Infinite jesters:
Gargantua and Pantagruel
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Don Quixote
Jacques the Fatalist
Gravity's Rainbow
Finnegans Wake
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Zeno's Conscience
Don Juan
Don Jon?
Dom Juan?
did you just assume my gender
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>generic masculine
>assuming gender
bait notwithstanding

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