>There's a huge seal called 'impossibility' pasted all over this world. And don't ever forget that we're truly the sailor who fell from grace with the sea
Does anyone have that meme of a guy giving a really dumb answer on Jeopardy involving Michael Chrichton? That's as specific as I can be, can't find it anywhere.
Thoughts, /lit/? How does it rank against his other works?
Why is it impossible for a Christian 4chan /lit/ poster to like or even just not detest books in the vain of Fight Club or American Psycho.
It's not a question of aesthetics or literary preferences it seems that they just dislike the idea that others are attracted to them because of their rather outsider themes and worldviews they represent.
Does these novels sown together with parchment intimidate your Judeo-Christian sensibilities? We need to talk about this.
Posts deriving from these sentiments are crapping up this already rather messy board. Let's talk.
This is my Girlfriend's bookshelf, what do.
How does /lit/ strive to not take themselves too seriously?
Who will play him in the inevitable biopic?
I'm looking for books that explain the sociology of how movements can get out of control. An example is how the rain of terror came to be. Why does these things happen?
Vent. We believe we revolt against those ideals we fought against, e.g. slavery, woman rights, liberty, but really we revolt against organized society as a whole. The beheading of an aristocrat does not quench the thirst that subordination and the illogical and baseless hypocrisy that organized life brings forth in every sphere it touches. As long as the individual is made a collective there will be no quiescence of mass violence.
>the rain of terror
Jfc the French are so dramatic.
Have you watched the new adaptation? Thoughts?
Also, general Shakespeare thread, I guess.
really want to watch this in the cinema. Only saw like a halfhour of the recently released torrent. Imo, Macbeth has amazing cinematography,I just cant fathom why they didnt push this movie more.
What is the worst book you had to read for your English/literature courses in high school, /lit/? The best?
For me, the worst:
>Nineteen Eighty Four
what do you think about scaruffi's top 100
What are some essential pieces of literature with an "epic" scope? I want to get lost in a story with huge proportions. Currently reading murakamis Wind Up Bird Chronicle (new to reading for fun) and I love how big it feels, I guess. Any suggestions?
I am supposed to write a journal entry from the perspective of a character from Hamlet. I am writing about the use of double meaning by Hamlet himself. So far I have "to be or not to be" as a double meaning for suicide and homicide, and I have "get thee to a nunnery" as a double meaning of calling Ophelia a whore and insisting she goes to an actual nunnery. Can anyone give me another example?
Only rule is that it must be between Act 1 and Act 3.
All help is appreciated.
The first dialogue between Hamlet and his uncle about "less than kin" or something like that. I'm mexican so I only coud grasp such things thanks to the endnotes. Try an edition that provides you with a lot of notes even if most are obvious.
What novels did you read in high school? Was your school patrician? What would you have wanted to read?
All that I can remember:
Stig of the Dump
Romeo & Juliet
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
Pretty standard desu. It was kind of merged into media, so we also analysed some films in the same way we'd do so for a book. We did Shrek & The Fifth Element and something else I forget
And there were a bunch of poems by some British poets I can't even remember the names of. One of them is currently the poet laureate if I recall though. I thought their poems stunk
What are the best books for better understanding lit, asides from just reading more lit itself? Any recommendations/reading list on crit/theory would be appreciated
pleb opinion: the post
super entry level stuff:
norton anthology of theory if you want the comprehensive overview
well wrought urn by cleanth brooks for poetry
mimesis in OP pic is good
shakespeare by mark von doren is a good shakespeare overview
Thomas C Foster - How to Read Literature like a Professor
Crash Course: Literature (youtube lectures)
How to Read a Book - Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Harold Bloom - How to Read and Why