Hey /lit/, I'm looking for recs on books about alcoholism, and how it destroys someone's life. Could also be poetry. Thanks desu.
>be new to reading plen
>mom asks what do I want for my birthday
>ask for Dubliners
>mom comes back from the bookstore
>they didnt have the book you wanted anon
>feels slightly bad
>but they had this, is from the same author and the guy at the bookstore said it is good
>is actually Ulysses
what contemporary finnish literature would you recommend, /lit/?
I personally know Arto Paasillinna and Johana Sinisalo. What more?
also do you still have swedish-language literature?
BURDO BORDO, hello
ITT /lit/ feuds
Let's have a comfy thread to discuss this legendary book and the genius who created it.
Some thoughts and questions to kick things off:
>was Nabokov a pedophile?
All memes aside, I just can't imagine he wasn't. There is something so genuine and entrancing about the whole story that I'm certain he was at least partially inspired by real thoughts and feelings.
>Why is this book so cozy?
I think he really taps into something blissful and perfect with all of the driving through...
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POETRY SLAM THREAD
I see the earth whole, in a sphere
And i look up from it
And i see the stars
I ask myself
What are they really
But i know what they are
Suns amidst a great shadow
A chaotic storm too deep too follow
Like the roughest parts of the great deep ocean
The bane of demons
Littered with angels
A great big white crane
Big as elephants
Improv poem of "the book" the idea
From the perception of someone dark
Is something full of information
And i know something about
And its something like
"Well you must not read"
And what I see
In the blue-blue eyes of someone whos a book
Is that I eat rich soup and you eat something lighter
Plain rice and oatmeal
So readable for pallets so light
For gliding over waves
Yes im a fly
And we all die
And my hearts grey
Yours is too
But lets die together
And im tired
Im always hungry
I chose to be sober
Which meant be lonely
But i didnt mind it
I eat from the trash
And im not abash
Because i know inside the hearts of peasants
Yes im a grinch
Inside a trench
I dont sleep on the bench
I sleep like a snake inside the bushes
Im a hobo
And im not on the run
Ive seen all the cities
Because i hitchhiked the road
Learned it all
And came to see
The real image inside of me
And what i saw was a wraith
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i dare you to read this on speed
>tfw rejected for publication again
If you have not read Clarissa, you are a pleb.
It's really that simple.
Is Paul Atreides the biggest Mary Sue of all time?
>Leader of men
>Skilled in the Weirding Way
>Emperor of the Universe
>The Kwisatz Haderach
Shut up you dumb retard. You can call him a messiah, you can call him a savior, but he is certainly not the WORD made flesh. Jesus brought salvation to all, there is no comparison between a fictional religious figure and the Son of the LORD. How dumb are you that you compare a human to the Almighty.
I go down to Barnes & Nobles. I get the book I want, it's got straight pages. I get it home, put it on the coffee table sill fine. I then place it on my bookcase. I wake up the next morning and the pages have gone wavy? What the fuck Im I doing wrong?I keep my bookcase in a closet and I have moisture absorbing pads in there. What do I do?
Why are there so many nihilists on this board?
Why haven't you read a real philosopher like Hegel or Kant or someone who isn't an edgy retard.
Nihilism doesn't make sense if you just think for about three minutes and realize idealism is true.
If more people in the world were nihilists we'd have a far more peaceful world.
On the other hand, if we had too many nihilists there would be no world for us to have peace in.
The world is at a natural balance with itself and you are a retard for not seeing it. The constant struggle between good and evil. The constant struggle between 'why' and 'because'. The constant struggle of nihilism versus ideology.
You're asking an empty question. Stop wasting your time.
I'm still a pleb so I can't comprehend this, it seems like an enigma.
How can someone religious like dostoyevsky support existentialism? Dont existentialism and theism contradict each other?
What would he say about the modern world?
What is the vogue in literary fiction nowadays?
Like postmodernism was the vogue in the sixties and seventies, moving onto minimalism in the eighties and nineties (Broad simplification but that's necessary for talking this generally)
What kinds of short stories get published in magazines? What sort of novels?
And note this is a thread about /lit/erary fiction, so no bitching about genre fiction or young adult.
A partial return to Modernism through metamodernism. New Sincerity, the vapid intellectual sinkhole that it is, lived and died with Infinite Jest, though it retains a small following among what is essentially the literary beats of our time i.e Taipei and his tweet-addled ilk
I am looking for books that have the most underground, cut off from society, underworld stories. It would actually be cool if it wasn't a crime story either, just one that's really strange, eerie, and other worldly.
Post your goodreads account and meet new friends!
What's the most beautiful book of The Bible?
>it's my birthday and I'm sitting alone in a dorm reading
Any books that covers this feel?
happy bday but
>caring about birthdays
just a part of the perpetual belief that everyone is inherently special when they're not
why the fuck should someone be congratulated and praised and be center of attention just because they've lived for x amount of years
it creates loneliness like yours
every time my birthday came I purposely hid it from anyone I know, for the fact that I don't want some obligatory relations just because of a stupid tradition
>the sword fight chapter
>that chapter with the retard with latin phrases
>the book fair chapter
this book is literally god-tier
You know the drill, lads.
so glad painters eventually figured out perspective
i suggest pic related
Books about the navy?
Thinking about joining...
I got through the Amazon preview and I neither liked it not hated it. I'm ambivalent about the characters and plot so far.
Is it worth it in the end, or will I end up hating myself for trudging through something meh?
What are some works that deal with the concept of existential loneliness? The loneliness in the crowd, the coldness of intercourse and so on.
What is the best Poirot book?
Does lit care for book covers?
I try to get hardcover versions of books since they're more durable but, sometimes I'm just too fucking poor to buy a book new. If I do get a paperback used, I try not to get one with a real person on the cover.
Sometimes. For LOTR definitely. French editions (not speaking about LOTR only) have good covers even for cheap editions most of the time. Much better than shitty photoshop US/UK novels.
But I like more and more old editions that just have the title with a cool font over a colored background.
I've just started to get into reading again and I'm afraid if I just jump into stuff like Ulysses, Gravity's Rainbow, Brave New World, etc I won't get the full effect of reading them.
What can I read that will build me up to be able to really appreciate books? I'm a freshman at uni and some things I just finished are Old Man and the Sea and pic related.
Raymond Chandler should be up your alley if you liked The Maltese Falcon. Brave New World isn't nearly as difficult as Joyce or Pynchon, you can jump right into that, hell they teach it in high school.
I cant find this book. Please someone post a link so i can get it for my e-reader and fuck off. Pls i want to read.
Has anyone here read Young Hitler by Claus Hant? Apparently it's one of the few books that examines his early life without ridiculous bias in either direction (i.e. not the stormfag direction of 'he was literally the messiah!' or the normie 'he wuz liderally hidler xD')
No, I'm not a nazi sympathiser, but I'm interested in why he became the way he did, and almost everything else I've read on the matter has been incomplete so far.