ITT: Guilty pleasures
How often do we look for a deeper meaning behind trivial sentences just because of the reputation of the author?
It's certainly true that people look for irony and satire where it doesn't exist when they read late 18th century novels.
>There's no way a man so intelligent and well-respected could have been so sentimental, right? I mean, this is laughable—wait, maybe that's the point! Maybe it's a SATIRE on sentiment! Yes, his use of irony is masterful!
In what order should I read his works?
I've only read Demian so far.
What are the best short stories in the English language /lit/?
What is pure ideology?
First person narration is a meme.
>muh downfall into madness XD
I'm trying to read The Gutenberg Galaxy and it just seems like fucking nonsense. McLuhan's basic point (a medium such as writing is not simply a communication tool, but fundamentally changes the way we think and perceive independently of the actual written messages -- i.e. "the medium is the message" if you want to be an obscurantist cunt about it) is brilliant and I'm really interested in reading a good analysis of this stuff, but I don't think that The Gutenberg Galaxy actually offers that; mostly he just makes completely unsubstantiated (often...
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Of course there's secondary literature everywhere. I wasn't asking if secondary literature existed, I was asking for a certain type and quality of secondary literature (or alternative literature dealing with the subject better than McLuhan does).
I'm writing a creepypasta. Any good, fresh horror ideas? I'm trying to break the pattern of dark roomed cliché.
Let's make an adventure game using tundra, hypersphere and/or other original content. We write the text and the virgins make the game.
(If in need of inspiration:
If we can write a book we can write an adventure game. It's just about getting the virgins to cooperate.
Well just finished The Old Man and the Sea.
What was so special I don't get it.
You guys make books sound like orgasms but it was just a dude in a boat.
Do I just not understand literature? What was I supposed to get out of it?
>hemmmingway was just a hack
Is it "muh escapism" that you don't like? is it the tired conventions? Of course I'm aware most fantasy authors tend to produce entry level work but I've even seen swiping statements such as "fantasy is not even literature". Or is it all just the no fun allowed dank memes at work?
English is not my first language, sorry for errors.
What are the most underrated science fiction books?
Is it gay to admire his work?
Like sucking another man erect nipples and to admire his wonderful and muscular back.
What does Rene Descartes mean by 'intentional being'?
t. dumb shit