Did i get memed hard?
Where do I start with Ballsack? Does /lit/ have author charts like /mu/ does?
I'm specially interested in his works that reflect his time the best.
I've only read Lost Illusions but it's one of my very favorites by anyone, ever. People would tell you to start with Le Pere Goriot.
The Balzac rule of thumb seems to be that we should just pick any of his notable works, because they're all good.
Are there any good books out there for getting started with the writings of Epicurus?
"It just goes to show yuh that no matter how biggity a nigguh gits, the white folks can always cut him down."
Where would I go to download newspapers, magazines, periodicals? I used to use stopthepress.es for that but they vanished a while ago. I'm assuming there must be other sources since most of the content over there was (presumably) lifted from elsewhere
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Writers who satisfy your autism.
What's the common connection in each one?
I finished Mansfield Park today and it was a little shit. ¿The other books of Austen are worth read or them all are shit?
emma seems really neat to me, but my mom who is all-in on jane is mostly about pride and prejudice and sense and sensibility.
i've picked up mansfield park and persuasion at different times and i can only imagine i went the wrong way with austen at the start
Okay, pretty much every trashy novel for teenagers talks about how you "should never give up" and "hold on tight to your dreams".
Are there some out there that suggest that perhaps "giving up" might be the correct life strategy sometimes?
What tare the best history books that you have read?
What do you guys think about sylvia plath? I never see her work discussed here
I'm only a few pages into IJ, so my initial reaction might be wrong, but I already can't stand DFW's writing style. It sounds so try hard and pretentious. He actually sounds exactly like one of my pseudo-intellectual friends who tries way too hard to say basic things in some really convoluted or "poetic" way.
I mean so far the characters are simply sitting in an office, which sounds like an incredibly easy scene to describe, but the way DFW describes everyone in the room forces you to re read a few times just to get what he's saying.
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maybe, get this, it's symptomatic of some certain lack on your part (now I'm not saying cognitively per se, it could very well be imaginatively) rather than of some ostensible bogeyman pretension on his--
Or not, welcome to pomodernism.
Any fans of this madman out here? I just finished reading Heartsnatcher and loved the shit out of it. Any of his other works worth checking out? Any authors similar to him?
"Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." - Henry James
Kipling, Rudyard. A favorite between the ages of 10 and 15, and thereafter. Read complete works between 14 and 15. Nobody takes his utilitarian moralism seriously. A genius.
The Jungle Book. Incomparable prose artistry. The supreme masterpiece of 19th-century literature. - Nabokov
Anyone here read this?
I attempted it and after 40 pages I got ridiculously sick of reading what seemed like an endless fucking line of metaphors for sizes. I know how small 10^-43 is without the author having to go on a needlessly long tirade about what that is equivalent of.
I just wanna know if it stops doing this or if I should just give up on the book, because there's no way I can handle even 200 more pages of this.