/lit/ Christians BTFO
I want to start reading Pynchon. Should I start with V., his first published work, or should I start with Slow Learner so I can see his prose and writing abilities progress? I'm not concerned with the quality of the work, I know most say that Slow Learner is subpar compared to the rest of his work, but what is the recommended starting point for ol' Tommy P?
Start with Lot49, it's short and good, then V.
Skip Slow Learner, it's shit he wrote before being THE PINECONE and he published because
It was a Stephen King move. Bad for Mr. Pynchon.
There's a chart that someone made but honestly homie it doesn't matter, there's a real interesting progression from Slow Learner through everything else, TCoL49 is usually the intro book because its the shortest way to get anything and everything Pynchon and let's you know if you really want to read more, but honestly I read like GR->TCoL49->IV->M&D->SL->V.->VNLND->BE
Where do you spend most your time reading? At a desk with a lamp or somewhere more creative? What about reading in public?
On my couch. I pretty much only read in public when I want to leave the apartment because maintenance staff are working on something. I live in San Francisco, so reading in public is just asking to be bothered by junkie homeless people and/or loud niggers.
The Bible is literature. Thought I'd give it a read. What's the best reading order? Front to back? Chronological? Random study guide order?
Yes, New Testament studies is completely different, and the more you study the more you realize its a different world. The associated Ehrman book with the New Testament class is a primer, and an excellent one at that that is widely available to pirate.
As far as reading the bible as literature, of course you should read it all but for enjoyment, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Matthew, and James are masterpieces.
How would people react if the government started banning and burning certain books?
Was it possible for K. to just not go to trial?Nobody was really forcing him to go as far as I'm concerned, but maybe I am wrong. What is /lit/'s analysis on this fantastic novel?
I live in a small apartment and sadly one my book shelves needs to be positioned in such a way that it is exposed to sunlight from a nearby window. I keep the courtain on so that you can't see the sunbeam fall into the books, but I'm worried about protecting them from sun exposure. Is the courtain enough or should I just rearrange everything and move the shelve?
Discoloration is also a problem.
A few books of me warped in summer while being on a room of the house very vulnerable to changes of temperature. They just went back to normal when the weather cooled down.
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How do I enjoy Woolf?
Understand that Wolf was an author who experienced tragedy and suffering early on in life. Her works are best read when one is feeling anxious and somber. She allows you to experience another's dread through her work.
Also, the waves is her magnum opus.
Can you explain why you liked The Waves? I enjoyed To The Lighthouse but found The Waves super disappointing
I'm not 100% sure I 'got' it, but I think I did, and I think what I 'got' was stupid
The characters were really noncharacters too .. and I think that was intentional, I just don't know what to take from that
The waves was Woolf's transcendance from Lighthouse as a modernist writer, leaving the human characters behind, moving into a more spiritual sequent. In the waves, the monologues are not seperate characters, they are "facets of consciousness for continuity". What makes the waves so exceptional is that it challenges the very definition of what a novel can be; many critics unable to distinguish it between an exact story or poem.
What's the best book for someone who's idealistic about life to the point of ruin? Someone who is constantly searching for better than what he has.
>Sam Harris must pay for his crimes. We will send him to the gulag, and every night he will be brutally raped and so on, and we execute him on his birthday with all the old Foucauldian, you know tie his hands and feet to horses and so on you know
What did he mean by this?
What stories or authors from other sources did Lovecraft consider as part of his Cthulhu canon?
What I'm reading?
For all its reputation it's actually a pretty straightforward book. It just takes a while to figure how Benny's world and Stencil's worlds fit together. But no, it's almost too simple when you come to brass tacks.
Any audiobook narrators here? Or, anyone with a british accent here?
Need suggestions: books on obssession/paranoia in the spooky way, either fiction or non fiction