Is he right?
"made a huge mistake" is code for "it's a trap"
which is code, if I have to explicate this for you too, for "a tranny"
which means a girl with a dick
it's implying sideways that only biological males read this
like everybody is doing (the implication, not the reading)
Sir David Attenborough, in an interview with the folio society, describes all books as memes
Skip to 2:43 in the video
Will we let this egregious offence go unpunished?
You're a special kind of stupid aren't you?
Infinite Jest was first published February 1st 1996. Its the 20th anniversary, what are you going to do to celebrate?
Please, convince me to buy this book. I have heard that Faulkner is a great writer and prose stylist, but from what I read myself in quick glimpses of the book his prose is quite poor (there is also the fact that Nabokov, a prose-poet himself, didn’t like Faulkner).
Can you people post some examples of the most beautiful and poetic moments of this book?
>reading for purple prose
>reading only for prose
Also, Faulkner is quite the good prosist. I've only read As I Lay Dying and some of his short stories, but I can assure you that his prose flows well and has highly poetic passages. If what you are looking for is prose similar to that of Nabokov's, then read Nabokov, not Faulkner. If you read Faulkner, you're getting some good ol' Faulknerian prose.
Which books do I need to become the ultimate Übermensch?
They can be on money, busines and finance etc.
or dating, social skills and business relationships etc
or in physiology, mental and physical health, energy etc.
or self discipline and work ethics
or general culture and knowledge
or general philosophy and self reflection
or education and learning, etc.
Just tell me if you know a good book that talks about any of the topics above or something similar
Am I a pleb for thinking this is shit?
>ADA OR ARDOR
so when your talking about the book right, do you say the title straight or do you say ada or ARDOR maybe a bit like jd and turk on scrubs like it's innuendo or something, is that what nabokov was going for maybe?
What do you all think of this book?
Reading it right now, really enjoying it.
happy birthday IJ :^)
Today, the NY Times published a pretty good piece about Infinite Jest: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/books/review/everything-about-everything-david-foster-wallaces-infinite-jest-at-20.html?_r=0
What is your opinion of this man?
One of the great essayists of the English language. His Father Brown stories are also quite good, and are the ones that started the subgenre of the "priest detective". Haven't read his novels but want to. Which one should I start with?
>tfw bae on boing boing about grammar
>tfw comma-fuckers bully in the comments section
This is the degeneracy that descriptivism brings
Of course, the hypothetical people calling her out are probably spergs who can't in2 context and dialect as well
any way to write for a lit magazine / website?
>tfw you die at 60 and your son reads your diary
Why was tragedy considered a higher art form than comedy?
Tragedy managed to revive the consideration of the object which the protagonist had aimed at.