I intend on reading one more novella today to catch up with my usual 2 books per week rate.
The Maimed, The Setting Sun or The Thief's Journal?
Who are /lit/ approved horror writers?
They say he has a poverty fetish.
where 2 start with this sexy man?
this book sure has a lot of jokes in it. why didn't anyone tell me gaddis was so funny.
I don't know any I actually haven't read it. just thinking about it. I made this thread so people who have read the book could comment "yes" and make me feel better about thinking about reading.
>read an amazing sonnet in high school
>think it's cool, but I don't care
>two years later
>thinking about it and noticed how amazing it is
>can't remember the name of the writer or the title of the sonnet
I asked everywhere and no one knows. It's Portuguese what makes everything worse.
She's dead. She also killed around 50 people in her lifetime.
Anyone doing the November Nobel challenge? How's it going?
>Father of modern logic....not Frege
> created semiotics
> father of pragmatism
> did a whole bunch of other shit
the American Leibniz
Was the ridiculous man God or satan?
deserves to be on the same class as Tolstoy in writing legacy
do you agree or disagree?
Is anyone here an English literature or creative writing major or something relatively related?
I am currently in university (going into my third year shortly) and I am strongly thinking about switching my major to English lit or creative writing. I am planning to apply to law school as well as medical school but if I don't get in there is not much I can do with those degrees. I love to write but would I get published? Probably not.
What do you guys plan to do with your /lit/ tier degree?
English literature major here. Fourth year.
What am I planning to do? Get my MA degree as soon as I can and then teach some kids and earn enough not to die. That's pretty much the only thing I am capable of right now.
Lacan says that the obsession to know oneself is in itself a pathology — for him, the opposition of knowing oneself is not just to act intuitively, it's something different. His point is that instead of probing into yourself, dedicate yourself to an external cause. You are not cured when you can say: "Now I can tell a complete story about myself!" ... The point is not to ease your suffering, but to move out of these categories ... and, to discover things .... that are more important than your suffering or pleasure."
— Slavoj Žižek.
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Assume there are multiple alternate timelines. Which one do we exist in? What's unique about ours?
Discussion / recommendation of books dealing with similar themes also welcome.
Solid answer, especially because the plot came so close to failing. Not to get too /his/ but don't you think the political and cultural climate was set for war even if some other event was the trigger?
>Not to get too /his/ but don't you think the political and cultural climate was set for war even if some other event was the trigger?
Of course it was. That's very clear from not only the actions of the countries involved or their extreme over-eager reactions, but also plain to understand from just the nature of the pre-existing alliances, especially their purpose.
The point is though, we are the timeline where Ferdinand was assassinated, which was the official...
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I feel this is like asking /tv/ to define "kino", but what does /lit/ means by "postmodernism" ?
>type in "postmodern literature"
>click the first link
and you would get your fucking answer
>Google says it's an architectural movement
terminally retarded. please kill yourself.
Where do you guys send your shit to in hopes of having it published?
What are the best books about love? Specifically love that cannot be, or unrequited love. Something along the lines of Lolita, kind of.
Do people here actually have diaries?
Do you write in them everyday? or on a whim/eventful days
Should I start one? Do they make you feel good?
I used to write a weekly reflection on the state of my life in verse, but then my life turned in to too much of a mess and I gave up.
Now my diary is purely a rhetorical device desu
>Do people here actually have diaries?
>Do you write in them everyday? or on a whim/eventful days
>Should I start one? Do they make you feel good?
Yes. I don't talk to people often. Writing things help me to get them out of my system.
Based Cardinal's new book is up on libgen.
Anyone read it?
Can someone upload the new work on the Eucharist by cardinal Burke?
What are some of your favourite words to write or read?
I really like 'proclivity' and 'perforce'.
I don't understand empathy. I want to be a published writer, but trying to write from an empaths' POV's is completely maddening since I might as well be writing from the POV of an alien. Which wouldn't be a problem if they didn't make up the vast majority of my prospective audience.
Any tips on this?
Then write a first person narrative from the perspective of an unempathetic character. Have a disinterested god as the narrator. Surely you've at least observed the effects of emotion from the outside and can understand its effects empirically? I mean I'm in the same boat as you but I got around it by figuring out how people work, and it is both fascinating and would make for an excellent narrative perspective.
>tfw all literature is essentially either self-help or pornography
why do i like this stuff again?
Whats the best Borge's book's to start with?
how do I begin my epic philosophical essay?
I have to write a boring essay about the effects of unemployment, but since I'm a well read genius, I decided to relate this subject to absurdism and Sisyphus, and produce a fine essay that will impress my liberal, feminist, Hillary supporter writing professor.
Has anyone here entered the 2017 Australian / Vogel literary competition and is still waiting for any kind of response?
>TFW too intelligent to care about IQ tests
Do you write poetry for your gf?
Does she like it?
I write some for mine and she likes them, I recommend you guys do too
Lit opinion on neil gaiman?
He was obviously not a human being.
Mc carthy evokes much Christian biblical imagery and themes in his works including this one so he's comfortable with toying with ideas of the supernatural.
It certainly has a similarity but Moses didn't keep the Israelites alive just to prod their minds ad corrupt them wholly.
The image is there however. Imagine Moses as a sadistic man wanting to save the Jews only to ruin them himself.
Is Harry Potter /lit/ approved?
What does it take for a book do be considered a meme?