How does the book compare to the movie?
The book is extremely dark and morose compared the film. Exceedingly, the narration becomes murkier and murkier as the sanity from the narrator slips. It's definitely worth the read and could almost be considered two different sides to the same coin.
Hey, Anons. Today, I've finished the "Telemachiad" of Joyce's Ulysses, or, the first 45 pages of the Gabler. I've been using Gifford's Ulysses Annotated only for Latin and French quotations I can't derive any meaning from on my own, but I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't be doing this at all? If maybe I should only look at annotations at the end of the chapter? Or maybe that not understanding what's going on is maybe part of the intended effect—especially in the third episode. Any Ulysses vets care to weigh in?
I should clarify—it's not that I don't understand what's going on at all. Only that the book, no more powerful than in that third episode, oscillates between a space of having a narrative foothold, of events and sensations to latch on to, and densely allusive free indirect discourse that I sometimes will have to go back and read two, three, four times to get anything. It's taxing, I'll admit. But it is rewarding already.
it is easier to read, especially if it's your first time, if you don't try to get every reference and just treat it like a novel. come back to it afterwards and analyze it to death with a million commentaries but the first time just turn your brain off lmao
i like to read things that repulse, disgust me or shock me, due to the intensity and vividness of the description. it's kind of rare when i read something and get that kind of visceral reaction. anyone have any tips for writing really graphic things? is there a certain way to do it?
For a complete philosophy noob, what are the best companion (either a book or online resource) to Plato's Complete Works? I just checked this out from the library, but I want to be able to get as much out of it as possible. Is it not necessary or do any of you guys have any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
I'd like to know this too. I usually use the Wikipedia articles and SparkNotes for each dialogue just to make sure I didn't lose the Big Important Idea in a given dialogue, and I used to have this great .pdf a /lit/ user posted way back that gave historical context for each dialogue. Some great stuff in there, like how in the early dialogues, these aren't just random Athenians or random topics, they are eminent members of The Thirty Tyrants who met messy ends, either related to the dialogue's topic or to the interlocutor's failure to really grasp the...
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What does /lit/ think about Hunter?
and not the Hollywood bullshit Johnny Depp mythos, I don't care about the Depp movies and the Murray movie
his work, his life and times, and the crazy shit he did, his fascination with the debased and insane
What is the official /lit/selected, best work by Shakespeare? I remember reading some time ago about his highly praised around here (considered his best) work, not being Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, nor Macbeth and can't remember the title. I've read the three memeic aforementioned plays and loved them, but who cares cuz we all do I guess. You can just throw the title I'm looking for and we'll get rid of this horrible thread as fast as we can.
Which author wrote the best defence of Marxist-Leninism?
Who else takes the radical philosophical view that literature is an arm of the entertainment industry? And that the writer has a responsibility to give me FUN?
I've read too much self indulgent shit. No more lads. No more. And no, this doesn't mean reading sci fi or fantasy shit. I am entertained by a lot of respected books.
Picrelated isn't that entertaining but is passable.
So I've only read a couple of his poems long ago but I wish to read more of his body of work. I tried checking the wiki for any starting image but unfortunately came out empty-handed.
So, what works would you recommend reading first and what should I keep in mind while reading them. I am looking more in the range of poetry but am open to his essays or anything of that sort too.
Also, what makes you interested in Walt Whitman anyway?
What are some good books about music? Not necessarily music theory, but about genres or musicians?
What's /lit/'s opinion on bringing your own book to B&N?
Whenever I get the urge to write, I just read a couple of pages of Gaddis. This usually kills the dream.
Does anyone else feel this way when reading certain authors?
Should one go out of one's way to read literature specifically written by authors who aren't straight, white and male?
Why or why not?
Here I thought people read in part to challenge their worldview. If your worldview is entirely composed of the ideas of straight white males, it's pretty limited.
One of the joys of reading literature is putting yourself into the shoes of someone totally different to yourself. It flexes your ability as a reader, makes you a better reader, if you can read and empathise with a perspective that resembles something completely different to your own.
Why do you think everyone here has read Infinite Jest?
Round 3 of the Sharethreads
Bibliotik is currently on a freeleach for 20 more hours, so make a request (for things that aren't available elsewhere, like libgen or bookzz) and maybe someone can help you. If you have anything to share then feel free.
Check 4ch.be (the warosu replacement) when either of those go down.
The previous thread had NYRB, Dalkey Archive, Pushkin...
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