Why would any self-respecting adult write YA?
the girl i love gave me her copy of pic related. she has highlighted some occasional sentences and mentioned we could watch the movie (which ive seen) after im done with it. im a senior drop out, she is a sophmore.
why do i like girls with such boring taste?
also thoughts on the book cause i want to laugh
>implying J.D. Salinger wasn't the greatest 20th century American writer
Do you just have to write about how hard life is as a Black man to win these prizes now a days?
what is going wrong in your life? write about it in this post. i will solve your problems and critique your prose simultaneously.
I have lost complacency in my image; I look in the mirror some days and see myself transparently and empty, when others like my mother and my sister say me: What is wrong? I can only whimper bashfully that I am alright. I am a person of principle and have weaved ideas into others that I do not faithfully believe in and to ruin that image that they've known me by for my entire life is something I do not wish to do.
complacency? you want to change? are you considering gender fluidity and arent't sure how to break it to your family? or are you just confused? if it's the first, i'm sure they'll be cool - just bring it up. if it's the latter, do not seek self-knowledge; hit the gym, clear your mind, and boost your test.
prose was 4/10
I'm going to stop taking german courses next semester. What should I read to keep up my fluency?
I love poetry. How do I get into Rimbaud when I can only read english?
Stupid teacher set a minimum limit of 40 pages for a paper. Is using multiple references everywhere a good way to increase the lenght of the text? The references are very related to the theme but now I have 23 pages of references (maybe I went too far).
In my defense I plan to use the we shouldn't rely on a few sources.
Any better ideas?
I had no idea I'd like Tolstoy so much. The way he keenly observes characters, captures a particular feeling, describes landscapes poetically, and the way he talks about big things like death, love, and war, without being overwrought, cliched, or maudlin, has been a revelation.
I've read The Cossacks, The Raid, The Woodfelling, Three Deaths, and Polikushka. They are all accessible, engrossing, edifying stories.
So my purpose is to say this: if you are curious about Tolstoy, just pick something up, you don't have to start with War and Peace or Anna...
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I feel the same way about Tolstoy. I finally read him this summer ( Anna Karenina) and I was completely blown away. That set me off on reading some other Russian stuff. I read Lermontov which was pretty good, and just finished Fathers and Sons which was spectacular. I felt some of the subplots were a little conventional and maybe the book was modest as a whole, but I loved the delicate prose and the psychological sharpness of Turgenev's writing. Want to read more Tolstoy, was thinking id go with Ivan Ilyich next
Check out Novel with Cocaine (actual title). Forget the author's name (too lazy to check my shelf upstairs). By an older, obscure Russian author. Late 19th/early 20th century. Very, very good. Short, too.
When it comes to American literature, it seems /lit/ only cares about Moby-Dick, Faulkner, and postmodernism.
Could we get a thread to discuss Steinbeck and Hemingway? Which one do you prefer and why?
I left a hundred dollar bill in that exact copy of GoW when I returned it to the library today and I'm freaking out right now. Gonna be there first thing in the morning to check and ask after it.
This man has excellent prose
Only pseuds will disagree
Should I read bad books?
You should read well written books. You should read badly written but important books with good, interesting, and insightful arguments (that is, badly written books with good philosophy). You should not read badly written books without good philosophy.
If you didn't read Harry Potter when you were a wee tyke, I wouldn't recommend reading it now. It certainly won't cultivate your mind in the shape of the forms of good thought or true beauty.
Your body is what it eats. Your mind is what it reads.
says it's shit. i know its good. has had interest before. end of rope with queries. just fuck my shit up.
>says it's shit. i know its good.
What are your pre writing rituals /lit/?
Who here /invocationofthemuse/?
If Kafka was able to finish this novel - what would be the ending? What would have happened?
>he likes anything after modernism
any good ones other than casanova's diary?
Share a few light poems that you like, it can be from someone else or even yourself!
A Word To Husbands
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Monsters rise from the ground,
wrought from iron, glass, and concrete.
An old world under shadows drowned, their conquest nearly complete.
Grotesque forms rise to the skies,
Heavens territory is ceded.
The old from consumption dies,
its ancient spirit depleted.
Soulless blocks of glass now stand,
where once stood old forms proud.
Gone are the days of beauty grande,
replaced with a more modern brand.
For an art project I'm doing underground culture; I have to find 3 aspects of it. I have come up with underground film, music and literature.
However I have no idea how to classify "underground literature" i need examples for a page in my project so could anyone show any examples or tell me how to classify or define underground literature?
What are some good books on pirates? I'm thinking of teaching a course on piracy /lit, but I'm having trouble filling it out.
more books like Fin's Wake that invent a lot of words/language?
A clockwork orange has a lot of made up or developed language in it called "nadsat" however I've no idea what fins wake is about so whether it's "like it" or not I don't know
How's that novel coming?
Is this really all your work? Please see me after class.
Where would be a good place to start on Kierkegaard
I'm trying to develop better (less shameful) habits. Been at it for a while but still not really enthused about reading.
Only porn and sometimes video games can give me that full body, tingle in the balls excitement to go and do them so am wondering if any of you get that feeling for reading consistently?
Read Stirner. Stop being spooked by motivation. Reading is already your property, you need only to exert power over it.
I'm not a huge reader, but I am a music-head, and I realized there's a lot of good music based on this series, so I decided to give it a go. I just finished it; I really loved it.
Do you guys enjoy the series?
plus a bunch of others that I either haven't heard or kind of suck, the guy from Can did a whole opera apparently
Please, /Lit/Lord's, recommend me a good book set in the wild west.
Hi my name is Thomas Pynchon
Anyone have any reccomendation on books about the pursuit of hedonistic pleasure versus the voice of reason inside oneself? Would be very interested -
First American to win Booker! Yay! Let's see all the happiness on /lit/ ...
Oh, right, he's black. Never mind, /pol/.
Or that we care about literary prizes.
We only talk about the nobel because it was a hilarious goof, not because anyone cares that someone more 'deserving' didn't get it.
And yeah, this is a clear case of social programming anyway. The Sellout was a soulless, shameless exercise in hot-topic race-baiting. Readers are too smart to fall for that shit.
Then again, readers are too smart to care about literary prizes, so, good job, Beatty.
Which word is more powerful, Invincible or Invulnerable?