Darren Aronofsky

8 Darren Aronofsky Recommended Books

Darren Aronofsky is an American filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, and director known for his psychological and surrealistic films. His works are often described as "visionary" and "challenging". He has received numerous awards, such as the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director.

8 Books recommended by Darren Aronofsky

Carrie

Carrie

Author :Stephen King

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"I proceeded to pound through procrastinating by reading [this book], scaring the living crap out of myself." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author :Joseph Campbell

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"[I'm] totally part of his cult. Because I believe in that hero’s journey." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems

Author :Allen Ginsberg

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"A cry from the ‘60s for his generation. At least that’s the way I took it." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

The Writer's Journey

The Writer's Journey

Mythic Structure for Writers

Author :Christopher Vogler

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"Very good. But it’s only for people who are writing screenplays." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

Author :Charles Darwin

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

The Denial of Death

The Denial of Death

Author :Ernest Becker

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"A good one." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Author :Hubert Selby Jr.

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"[I] devoured it in a single night. I had never seen anyone attack the page like he did." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

A Novel

Author :Hubert Selby Jr.

Darren Aronofsky- Darren Aronofsky

"[I made this book] into a film and even [got] pretty close to [the author] as a dear friend." - Darren Aronofsky [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What kind of books does Darren Aronofsky recommend?

Darren Aronofsky recommends books that explore themes of philosophy, morality, and spirituality. He enjoys books by Kafka, Dostoevsky, and Orhan Pamuk.

Darren Aronofsky has recommended books such as Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Darren Aronofsky has recommended books to his students at the Smithsonian Institute. He has also recommended books to various media outlets.

Darren Aronofsky will recommend books whenever he feels inspired to do so. He does not have a fixed schedule for when he will recommend books.