Darren Aronofsky
Book Recommendations

  • Howl and Other Poems

    Howl and Other Poems

    Howl and Other Poems

    Allen Ginsberg,William Carlos Williams
    4.12 (101,443)

    Darren Aronofsky

    That one you should read. That one's great.

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  • Carrie

    Carrie

    Carrie

    Sissy Spacek,Stephen King
    Balls (Parties)
    3.97 (592,174)

    A modern classic, carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in american fiction -- stephen king. the story of misunderstood high school girl carrie white, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is...carrie--back cover

    Darren Aronofsky

    When you read King, it's just like wow.

     — Source

  • The Writer's Journey

    The Writer's Journey

    The Writer's Journey

    Christopher Vogler
    4.09 (8,964)

    Provides new insights and observations from vogler's pioneering work in mythic structure for writers.

    Darren Aronofsky

    It's very good

     — Source

  • The Denial of Death

    The Denial of Death

    The Denial of Death

    Ernest Becker
    Philosophy
    4.13 (9,983)

    Winner of the pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, the denial of death is ernest becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. in bold contrast to the predominant freudian school of thought, becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. in doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

    Darren Aronofsky

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

     — Source

  • The Origin of Species

    The Origin of Species

    The Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin
    Science
    3.98 (109,032)

    Darwin's theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief: no being or species has been specifically created; all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task. yet the origin of species (1859) is also a humane and inspirational vision of ecological interrelatedness, revealing the complex mutual interdependencies between animal and plant life, climate and physical environment, and—by implication—within the human world. written for the general reader, in a style which combines the rigour of science

    Darren Aronofsky

    Recommended on Tim Farriss podcast

     — Source

  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces

    The Hero With a Thousand Faces

    The Hero With a Thousand Faces

    Joseph Campbell
    Social Science
    4.12 (38,194)

    The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.myth, according to campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; campbell's book, like star wars,

    Darren Aronofsky

    Recommended on Tim Farriss podcast

     — Source

  • Making Movies

    Making Movies

    Making Movies

    Sidney Lumet
    4.25 (6,110)

    From one of america's most acclaimed directors comes a book that is both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. drawing on 40 years of experience on movies ranging from long day's journey into night to the verdict, lumet explains the painstaking labor that results in two hours of screen magic.

    Darren Aronofsky

    I read it when I was in film schoolwhen it first came out.

     — Source