Kierkegaard is the most brilliant mind to grace philosophy in centuries
Objective best and only important philosophers: Socrates, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche
apology for poor english
when were you when daved walase dies?
i was sat at home reading ulysses backwards when my lit techer ring
‘daved is kill’
i was reading somethingawful forums, subforum called general bullshit. somebody made a thread that said "david foster wallace dead at 46" (or something). somebody replied, "wonder how long and pretentious his suicide note was." id never herad of him, figured he was a science fiction writer because he had long hair.
I was rereading Oblivion, 419th time, when the tragic call came.
"Pyotr... are you watching the news right now?"
"No mother, I'm reading. David Wallace never gets old. He-"
My mother began sobbing. She knew he was the only writer I could tolerate reading, and also the only subject I was willing to talk about. That was why she had called.
"Honey, honey, he's--"
Worried, I turned on the television. On all channels was the same breaking report:...
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Was he a pedo?
Do you guys like Sherlock Holmes?
Has detective fiction gone downhill since then? Was Sherlock Holmes as a character /lit/
Hi /lit/ do you listen to music when you read ? If yes, what music do you listen ?
Why are people so picky when it comes to diction in fiction novels? If the story was good, you wouldn't be caught up in the beautiful words from the thesaurus. When I read a book, it's as if the individual words don't matter and it's like a blur. It's not for a class so why pick at it?
Literature as an art form is built on diction the way painting is built on brushstrokes. I disagree personally with both of your points, "good" stories are intrinsically tied to how well they're written and if you barely notice the words you're missing out on most of what the author is doing.
>It's not for a class so why pick at it?
Because this is a board for people who like literature.
Prose is kind of like cinematography or other film techniques. Most people only notice it when its bad, but presentation rely does make all the difference. A good idea presented incompetently is becomes bad.
>absolutely sick of american culture and ideology
>realise that rarely a day goes by where I don't get unreasonably angry about it
>realise that I am getting angry over what's happening halfway around the world in a country that I've never even visited
>realise that, while I can never escape, I'm doing a large part this to myself by browsing the English-speaking internet
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Has anybody read anything by Nabokov apart from Lolita?
What do you recommend?
invitation to a beheading is really enjoyable and short as well. like a more arch kafka
ada is probably the best written one and also has more pedo sex if you're after more of that (this time with incest!)
i didn't care for pale fire but people seem to love it
king, queen, knave was good
I found King, Queen, Knave to be extremely enjoyable, as well as Luzhin's Defence. Tead the first if you're interested in a love triangle and irony, and the second uf you're interested in chess and autism (and a shocking emding). Camera Obscura is interesting from the point of view of describing how a blind man would feel, but the little girl was so insufferable, holy damn, worse than Lolita.
Is the meaning of life hidden behind the language?
The actual meaning of life is developing a philosophical system which gives life universal meaning and going for it.
BTW making a philosophical system to say you need to give life meaning makes you a faggot.
The meaning of life is the meaning that you give to it, not the other way around. Other than that, there is no meaning, no nothing. Everything is beautifully empty and nothing and it is everything.
>go to r/books
Still not as cringe as books.
>hey guis, did any of you ever experience feeling depressed when you finished a book? :-(
And it's filled with fantasy-loving *nerdy* and *quirky* types in the same way as r/art. I truly have a hard time imagining more cringey forums/boards/subreddits than those two
JK Rowling herself tweeted : "Canon : frizzy hair".
I might be wrong, but I'm fairly sure her hair is only ever described as "bushy" in the books.
I don't recall any instance where it is actually called frizzy.
Bushy and frizzy are different. Bushy is thick, curly. Frizzy is how you'd probably describe black African hair, most likely shorter styles.
Just more liberal IRL shitposting.
What is your favorite Albert Camus book?
>wants to write a book
>didn't even read a single book that came out this year
How do you justify this?
Do you ever read out loud, /lit/?
That was a hockey riot in Vancouver.
>a grown man fucking up less/fewer
That's not even a simple grammar mistake, it's using the wrong word because you're too retarded to remember that they have different meanings
>you messed up "there" and "their"
>>IMPLYING GRAMMAR IS SET IN STONE YOU FUCKING PRESCRIPTIVIST FASCIST
Can /lit/ list any pretty good books that were retroactively turned into a meme?
Pic extremely related.
DFW is /our guy/ and you shall have no other guys before him.
is all suffering equal?
No, psychological suffering isnt relieved by the same means as physical suffering. It also varies on how it affects someones life. You could argue that it cant be measured precisely however one can distinguish different levels or gradients on how much you feel like shit
How is he the greatest writer in the English language? Fucker couldn't even spell his own name correctly.
Which should I read first, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, or The Brothers Karamazov?
****Undisputed Dostoevsky reading list****
Notes from Underground -> The Double -> Demons -> Crime and Punishment -> The Gambler -> The Brothers Karamazov -> The Idiot -> The Eternal Husband
The marriage of her dreams
Was he a good writer?
How many books does /lit/ actually READ?
By this I mean, how much of a book can you actually remember? How much of it has entered your mind at a deep level, so that it will always be a part of you, and you will be influenced by it without knowing this is happening?
If one should write, should it be simple or complex? (Vocabulary wise)
Excuse me, /lit/ but I'm in the middle of writing a short story and I need to successfully write a psychopath. Unfortunately, none of what I write has any semblance of being scary. Can you help me out, /lit/?
Find the letter "a" on your keyboard. Press it, then press the spacebar. Then do the same for the letters p, s, y, c, h, o, p (again), a, t and h, in that order (IMPORTANT). If you do this correctly you'll have successfully written a psychopath.
What's his most essential work?
is this worth reading or should I read Arabian Nights instead?
What does /lit/ think of this book?