What are the best influential books according to Ian Curtis?

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    #1Nausea

    Nausea

    Nausea is a dramatic existentialist modern novel written by the philosopher, critic, and novelist icon, Jean-Paul Sartre. It was originally released in 1938 and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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    Charles Webb
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This was a good book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I feel it's good and tells a amazing story throughout it. "
  2. 21

    #2Dead Souls

    Dead Souls

    Dead Souls is a dramatic historical fiction with a deep mysterious theme written by Nikolai Gogol. It was originally published in 2004 with Robert A. Maguire's translation. It is a portrait of different human traits.

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    Daniel Lopez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I think they're better influential books that Ian has talked about. I'd like to see a better solution."
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    #3The Castle

    The Castle

    The Castle is a classic 20th-century piece for young adults written by huge literary icon Franz Kafka. It was originally published in 1926, two years after the author's death. This version has the translation of Mark Harman.

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    Carolyn Lewis
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Castle was one of the books that had a huge impact on my life. It was one of the most influential books for me. I have read it a few times and I really enjoyed it and have read it so many times!"
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    #4Notes From Underground

    Notes From Underground
    In Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky tells the story of an unnamed narrator who retreated underground, fully isolating himself from society. It exhibits Dostoyevsky's thoughts on society and the human condition.
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    Ayaan Kapur
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I love this book because it deals with existentialist themes years before the movement became popular. I like to read this book to learn the history of that philosophy."
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    #5The Glass Bead Game

    The Glass Bead Game

    The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi is a dramatic modern novel written by award-winning author Hermann Hesse. It won the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature. It is set in the 23rd century and is about a utopic society.

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    Gary Lopez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A well-reviewed novel which was recommended by Ian Curtis"
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    #6High-Rise

    High-Rise

    High-Rise is J.G. Ballard's 1975 postmodern novel about the residents of an isolated apartment whose ideologies devolved into something more primal, more animalistic.

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    #7Photomontages of the Nazi Period

    Photomontages of the Nazi Period

    Photomontages of the Nazi Period is a photo book compiled and edited by John Hartfield. It was originally released in 1977 by Universe Books. It is a disheartening collection of photos that showed the brutality of the Nazis.  

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    Randy Hanson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I find this book to be as important as it is disturbing. Reading about the wars and all the horrors that came to be is one thing, but seeing it, even in picture form is another. Really puts everything into perspective, and I have trouble imagining how anyone who sees all these pictures can ever want to try something like that again. Only wish the quality were higher on some photos."
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    #8Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf
    Steppenwolf is a novel by Hermann Hesse originally published in Germany in 1927. It is a mix of autobiography and psychoanalysis, as well as a critical view of the intellectual hypocrisy of the period.
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    Carolyn Salazar
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse is a true classic. Published way back when in 1927, Hesse delivers a captivating tale of philosophical introspection and asceticism. While not a light read by any means, it is still intriguing and a definite read for fans of psychoanalyst material. "
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    #9Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    The most accessible and influential work of Nietzsche, the most influencer philosopher of the 19th and 20th century. In this book, Nietzsche explains the basis of provocative and utterance 'God is dead'.

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    Marilyn Hayes
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "You must have an open mind to fully get this book. I think Thus Spoke is one of the best influential books so I agree with Ian Curtis. I loved the helpful notes throughout the book. "
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    #10The Wild Boys

    The Wild Boys
    The Wild Boys is a fiction book written by William S. Burroughs published by Grove Press on January 12, 1994. It is about a battle between police and a group guerilla boys. 
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    Donna Nichols
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A story based on a gang of boys who battle the police in a futuristic setting. The world they live in is terrifying and fascinating and includes humor, imagination and style."

Summary

Best What are the best influential books according to Ian Curtis
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NauseaBooks 22 Paid
2Dead SoulsBooks 21 Paid
3The CastleBooks 18 Paid
4Notes From UndergroundBooks 16 Paid
5The Glass Bead GameBooks 16 Paid
6High-RiseBooks 14 Paid
7Photomontages of the Nazi PeriodBooks 12 Paid
8SteppenwolfBooks 10 Paid
9Thus Spoke ZarathustraBooks 8 Paid
10The Wild BoysBooks 3 Paid
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