I'm about 110 pages into pic related, and I can't fucking stand Esther and I hope she's killed off soon. Was it Gaddis's intention to have her disliked?
>I dislike a certain character!
>I hope she's killed like this is some kind of soap
>what are the A U T H O R ' S I N T E N T I O N S ?
jesus fucking christ are you addicted to drugstore paperbacks?
Was he Autistic?
Is being an ugly and pallid white guy a requirement to get into the antinatalist club?
Come on I bet you want to lick Ligs pretty ass. Just admit it
What's some good introductory reading on Semiotics?
Who is the John Ford of literature?
Is Kipling's work worth reading? I've wanted to get into neo romanticism but can't find much on it.
absolutely. get a collection of his verse, Kim, and some of his short stories.
Dunno what that's supposed to mean. You'll find it more fruitful to think of Kipling as an imperialist writer in the high noon of the British Empire. Which has its good and bad points. Said, who found Kipling's political views disgusting, nonetheless thought Kim a masterwork. And it is. Though nobody would call his verse first-rate, it did have admirers—notably, T. S. Eliot.
Any good space opera books? Aside from Dune and Star Wars stuff..
I just read Animal Farm. You told me it's not about animals. It's about fucking animals.
ITT: we critique prose and poetry in languages other than english.
I'm describing a beautiful monster which the characters in my story decide to save rather than slay. how do I make this an understandable decision? How can I convey beauty and danger?
Strength is beautiful. The ability to actualize one's will is beautiful. Being absolutely and perfectly free is beautiful. Being unstained by doubt, self-hatred, or misery is beautiful.
this is really good. I didn't know that this was what my story was about, but all my characters struggle with these things, and the monster is like that. Very cool, thanks. will post more monsters if people ask
Give me one good reason to read any of these trash books
because you might like them.
why should we make you read anything? it should be an activity that isnt compulsory. if you don't want to read, or need some specific reason to read books, then you don't have to.
it would be nice for you to read some of this literature, not all of it is worthwhile, but it can help you to see the world in a different way, relate to others better, and improve communication!
I've always found "Lovecraftian" things pretty interesting so I finally decided to try out the source. I ended up reading Pickman's model, The color out of space and The music of Eric Zann.
Did I pick really badly or is his style not even meant to be scary? More about trying to blow your mind than crawl under your skin or jump at you?
I'm pretty confident when it comes to terror. I'd be running out of the room screaming if it was remotely spooky.
Lovecraft's game is "fear of the unknown" so if that's not how you get your rocks off, he's probably not for you.
Which is fine. I personally got a lot more enjoyment out of Clive Barker than Lovecraft.
So everyone knows that Germany, Russia, England, The United States etc have all produced great literature. But outside of the major powers, which smaller nation produces the best literature?
>The United States
Argentina comes to mind.
murray bookchin is the man!
gay-tier statist rubbish. check out Hans Herman Hoppe, Moldbug or the austrian economist.
What does it mean when the only viable constructive criticism of a work of fiction you've found is simply a criticism of one's own interpretation of said piece of fiction?