Obscure, weird, sui generis books
June 2, 2011 5:02 AM Subscribe
Please recommend obscure, weird, sui generis books -- the more unique and obscure, the better!
posted by twirlip to writing & language (29 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for examples of unusual, one-of-a-kind literary works, especially ones that nobody has heard of. For example:
- In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men and Women by John Barton Wolgamot (as seen on MetaFilter!).
- Musrum by Eric Thacker and Anthony Earnshaw.
- Anathema! by Benjamin de Casseres -- imagine if Howl was a tract on nihilism by H. P. Lovecraft.
Books like Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
or Locus Solus
would be perfect, but they're too well-known. If it doesn't have a Wikipedia page, that's a good sign. If it's just an experimental novel with a cult following (like House of Leaves
), it's probably not
what I'm looking for.