Hey /lit/, is it normal that I can't stand some of the writing in this?
It's my girlfriends favorite book and I'd love to be able to talk about it with her but I'm a few pages in and his abuse of adverbs and using countless alternatives to "said" or "asked" drive me insane. He has some brilliant ways of describing scenery but the dialogue is so distractingly bad that I can't enjoy the book
Does anyone feel the same way? Should I keep reading? Am I ignorant? What's the deal here
I couldn't stand how alpha, successful, racially-aware Tom was the "bad guy" and Gatsby the effeminate beta criminal was the "good guy." Fitzgerald could turn a sentence, though. Only in high school curricula as a lazy means of 'teaching' symbolism.
Will 1984 be remembered as the quintessential 20th century novel?
is the book good? I just watched the movie last night and enjoyed it immensely
>"The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."
Sunset found her squatting in the grass, groaning. Every stool was looser than the one before, and smelled fouler. By the time the moon came up she was shitting brown water. The more she drank, the more she shat, but the more she shat, the thirstier she grew, and her thirst sent her crawling to the stream to suck up more water.
'He found a line and pulled on it, fighting toward the hatch to get himself below out of the storm, but a gust of wind knocked his feet from under him and a second slammed him into the rail and there he clung. Rain lashed at his face, blinding him. His mouth was full of blood again. The ship groaned and growled beneath him like a constipated fat man straining to shit'
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Fend off the pangs of solitude for a few hours by namedropping books and quoting obscure philosophers
What does /lit/ think of the Critique of Judgement? Is Kant right in his assessment of aesthetics or is he full of shit as usual?
Is it an insane thought of mine to have this desire to become a scholar and contribute to the mythological canon of Greek theology? I honestly feel like there is esoteric knowledge of particular myths that I am privy to that needs to be expressed in some fashion.
I hope it's not some form of latent insanity or my drug abuse that's making me feel like I have the power to resurrect ancient lost knowledge of Greek theological thought
No, but I can absolutely guarantee you that if you actually do the work of background reading, you'll go through like sixty five stages of meta-realization that you were incredibly naive and knew nothing, and there is a whole world out there that has already explicitly articulated much or all of what you vaguely felt you wanted to say
I know because I had/have similar things and that tends to be what happens
Not to say you should give up on the dream
>The fact is, you get great art only from mutilated egos. Only mutilated egos are obsessive enough.
>Men's egotism, so disgusting in the talentless, is the source of their greatness as a sex. ... intellectual obsession, that self-mutilating derangement of social relationship which, in its alternate forms of crime and ideation, is the disgrace and glory of the human species.
Books on Roman Laws?
I'm reading the 3 pillars of occidental society
Pens, pencils, paper. What do you use? What's new? What's cool?
You may only post in this thread if you have perfectly mastered grammar.
Questions that don't deserve their own thread
If I'm published in a peer-reviewed undergraduate literary journal can I refer to myself as having been "published"?
Is this the best translation of the bible?
Is this good /lit/?
Any /lit/non use that?
Should i use that to become a /lit/ patrician?
Share some hacks to increase speed read with spreeder config or other tools
Also, spreeder general thread
I particularly don't like the idea of reading fast for the sake of it.
Find it way better to read slow and meaningfully than rushed and superficially, especially if you're talking about the great books.
But they say only autistic boys read with a internal voice inside the head.
Also, i want to be productive. Capable of engage intelectual conversation in anoymous anime boards without spending precious % of my life just to be at same level of another senpais.
Btw, i wanna have more time to post on 4chan and help my mom, because she complain alot of the mess i made when i get out of the basement.
>maman died today
Is that the most Kafkaesque line that Kafka ever wrote?
Do I really need to read the Presocratics?