Oh, that scene when the devil visits. And not surprisingly, Adorno wrote the philosophy behind the novel! DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Thomas Mann
Read a difficult book for once. With old black and white photographs thrown in. My first Sebald. THE EMIGRANTS by W. G. Sebald
If you tote one book to read when you have a spare moment during your busy day, this is it. LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET by Rainer Maria Rilke
During these last decades the interest in professional fasting has markedly diminished. “THE HUNGER ARTIST” by Franz Kafka.
Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime/we drink you at noontime and dawntime we drink you at night. “DEATH FUGUE” by Paul Celan
Number 1 book for ages in South Korea. Irritating bits made up for by the sheer weirdness. A page-turner too. DEMIAN by Herman Hesse.
Verfremdungseffekt aka alienation effect. One of the most influential aesthetic books in our time. BRECHT ON THEATER by Bertolt Brecht.