Have you ever woken up from a dream so amazing or terrifying that you thought it had to be brought to life?
Post some stories about dreams you thought about putting into books or drawing out, or did.
Not explicitly but I imagine that the lurker-poster ratio is like 20:1 if not more and that it's those sort of nuggets of sincerity sifted through all the disaffected shitposting that keeps this place interesting enough to lurk despite itself. Or at least that's my justification for often getting no responses.
In the Recognitions, why did Wyatt sell his father's painting, Bosch's seven deadly sins, "for about nothing"?
No spoilers please, if it's revealed later. I just got extremely curious
Hey lit, do you know any commonly used phrases that refer to past gone technologies like
"Stay tuned" or "roll down the window" or "hang up the phone" or "rewind the movie" ??
/lit/, what are some good book on the Vietnam war?
Damn, that was even better than Blood Meridian. I want to be a cowboy now, don't you?
I only read history books written before the Second World War because then I know the contents won't be sanitised to adhere to contemporary liberal values.
I know there's a sticky, but I feel like it's not exactly extensive or offers enough for certain subjects.
So I thought we might just post what type of book we want to read and helpful anons will post books they think fit our needs.
I'd like to know more about the Ottoman Turks, does anyone know a good book about them?
Preferably written in a way that's appealing to people who aren't history majors too.
I'd like one french book that's both a classic and not so hard to read.
My idea is to read this alongside its translation and, hopefully, learn a little bit of the language.
PS: I've read The Little Prince already, but the book I want now doesn't necessarily have to be that easy.
Sorry fami/lit/, I don't know any.
Ive been trying to find out an unbiased answer relating to the credibility of the Bible, either book by book or by a sum of its parts.
Its hard to find an answer that isnt reeking of bias, because they are often either dicksucking christans, or multi-fedora wearing atheists, and they deeply want the other side to look bad.
As an agnothstic theist, i personally dont favor either outcome over the other, but nevertheless id like to know much weight something carries if someone points out "the Bible says so".
Similarly, what about the Torah? the Qur'an?
Not sure I'm understanding the question entirely. There's inherently going to be bias in viewing the Bible, depending on whom you ask, along with what part of the Bible you're talking about. Some of the 'wisdom writings' from the Old Testament, for example, like Proverbs or Ecclesiastes, will likely sound pretty good/credible even to an atheist, whereas they're going to reject something like an account of the resurrection of Jesus. Also A Christian and a Jew will both see the Torah/Old...
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Let's see that handwriting, /lit/.
Let's see it anyways
2666 - Roberto Bolano
Oblivion: Stories - DFW
The Pale King DFW
The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
All very enjoyable books. Some of them, I've read 5 or more times. Those authors knew what they were fucking doing, you know?
Post your own, and comment on other people's.
Not bait, friend, just what I think. You know that many of those books / authors are recognised as modern classics, right? DFW is obviously a celebrated author, and 2666 and Freedom are considered great books. The only bait here is your post.
What are the best names for character?
What are the worst?
Does it even matter?
If I want to read about the character Sun Wukong, which book should I pick up? Or are they just a bunch of myths and loose stories?
Also, is the Iliad entirely about Achilles or is there another book about him?
Sorry, just got into reading and thought I'd start with those since I always held an interest in those characters but don't want to read from Wikipedia.
first ~10 chapters of journey to the west.
then read the rest too.
he's not a myth character with a lot of loose stories, he's just an original character from the book with some loose attributes taken from myths.
Sun Wukong is a character from the book "Journey to the West." The Illiad is about the entire Trojan War, not just Achilles, and Achilles (as with many Greek figures) is mentioned in multiple mythss. Happy reading!
I'm in the bookstore I have a bunch of credit. P&v or c. Garnett translation please help. Also Russian translation thread
What was the universe before Adam? Is there any books telling us besides the Bible? Are we told what earth was like?
Also: what books detail the world before the ancient eras of history, for example, I found out this neato fact that Seth went to God and used a branch from the tree of of life to make Adam immortal and said branch was used to make the cross Christ died upon.
Was Shakespeare unprecedented? Was his wit and devilishly slick tongue unheard of before him?
I just can't imagine how one could come up with his plays and poems at the time. His approach to life and art is far too modern to be true.
If you've read Juvenal and Chaucer, it will seem less unprecedented...