newfag with a birthday coming up this week, what're some good books to start with that I could/should get?
ITT: Meme books you are allowed to like
What are some good philosophy books that are also just plain good literature?
Yea i read literatures were the books at
Do you guys own any valuable or rare books? I mean of significant monetary value.
I would really be surprised if anyone could hawk a translation of War & Peace for that much.
You could buy a ton of first editions that will appreciate in value at 8x the rate of that book for 3000 GBP
So wait, why did Pierre Gringoire leave Esmeralda alone with Frollo?
Couldn't the 4 of them just run away together?
Also why didn't Esmeralda realize that Phoebus doesn't give a shit about her after he didn't even speak for her, visit her or ask about her in months?
QTTDTOT: Questions that don't their own thread
Post your questions here /lit.
Best English translation for: Book of Disquiet-Fernando Pessoa?
Would also like to know the answer to OP's question, so here is a comment.
I cannot answer op's question but I have my own. I'm writing a fantasy book and I want it to be realistic, or realistic enough, but I have no idea how kingdoms (or empires) are formed. Anyone know a book that goes in-depth on how kingdoms are formed and rise to power? All the mediums I've looked through give me shit from the Three Kingdoms to random religious works.
I've read Mo Yan's Pow! about a year ago and i loved it. ive read The Republic of Wine and Red Sorghum since and those were great aswell.
Has anyone else read Mo Yan? i dont know what to read of his next.
Also a Chinese lit thread in general, ive heard Wang Xiaobo is good but im yet to read any of his works.
Bump. I'm anxious to get to the section on Mo Yan within one of my Anthologies. Additionally, I've been reading some more classical Chinese works alongside the more modern authors within Chinese literature and must say that it is rather refreshing when juxtaposed with the Western tradition.
Memes and shitposting aside. What do you really think about this guy and his work? and explain why.
I hope you are capable of such a task, /lit/.
Good writer, but because he's too focused on the "ills of modern society" and about providing moral fiction for the issues of our era or whatever shit, he's never going to be canonized in literary history. Same with his buddy Jonathan Franzen. Their stuff is the definition of what Harold Bloom calls period pieces.
Smart guy, went to some dark places, could sound like your friend and this really incredible intelligence at the same time. The memekids have kinda soured him on me to be honest though blood relation
/Literature/: A competition of who is the most well educated, who reads the best works, who reads faster, who shares the "right" political, religious, phylosophical opinions. Who is a illiterate pleb for not having the same beliefs, who is the patrician.
>Not trying to share and give the opportunity for others trying to expand their knowledge, throwing stones at them instead.
I bet you all already read books that discussed being a better person, directly or indirectly, so why not apply it here and in life?
What is /lit/'s favorite translation of Canterbury Tales?
Is this book /lit/ approved?
/lit/ humor thread
It seems like love is a social construct. Partners get boring with time, and one is always on a look out for younger beauty.
Anyone have an input?
Women don't look out for younger beauty, only men do. Temporary love sure does exist, forver after love not so much.
But it sure feels good to have a best friend of the opposite sex that you can fuck
Could someone redpill me on Nietzsche?
Also, any tips on/about reading pic related?
Nietzsche isn't very hard to read, senpai. Just enjoy it.