Is there any sort of computer program that's good at creating randomized prose based on text you input? I've been looking for a less time consuming way of using the cut-up technique.
If so much of literature is about paying attention to the sublime in everyday experience, why aren't there more passages dedicated to food in fiction? Or are they, aside from bloom's livers and proust's toast, simply not well-known?
Can /lit/ recommend me some Jewish literature?
Does determinism result in nihilism?
Since I accepted determinism / hard incompatibilism I pretty much swallow in a complete apathy.
Good night /lit/
Left this board for about two months, and coming back I barely recognize it. Can someone explain what the hell happened? I've seen stuff about Hypersphere blowing up on reddit and a bunch of redditors flooding the board, is this the reason for how utterly terrible it is?
How is this? Does /lit/ like Rainer Maria Rilke?
What's going to happen to sci-fi if the liberal media embraces the expunging of books where potential political analyses can be elucidated
ITT: Moments in books that gave you le chills
> He wafts his hat and the lunar dome of his skull passes palely under the lamps and he swings about and takes possession of one of the fiddles and he pirouettes and makes a pass, two passes, dancing and fiddling all at once. His feet are light and nimble. He never sleeps. He says that he will never die. He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite. He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.
pic not related, just some nice lyrics.
I can't fucking write a story. Like, I can not literally write a fucking story. Whenever I try, I find that the story is basically worthless. I just started trying to write them. Unfortunately, they suck.
My goal is to eventually write a 60 page screenplay.
Do you have any good books to read or any websites or things that you have personally used that have helped you become a better writer?
I am currently watching the videos at this link: http://filmmakeriq.com/2011/03/free-complete-screenwriting-course-from-university-college-falmouth/
however, I am having trouble with seeing how these exercises will help me tell a story. The first exercise is weird, then the person decides to show me this thing about David Lynch and how he gets ideas, but I swear that the guy is mentally unstable and the only reason that he gets ideas is because he is so fucked up in the head, which I am not. I do not think that I am as fucked as he is.
So yeah... can you help out?
Just fucking practice. Practice for literally 10 years, then you might get good.
You have enough taste to recognize that you're currently shit, this is the only reason you may, potentially, get good.
What /lit/-related things will you be doing with your qt patrician gf this weekend?
>tfw going to see a production of Lohengrin on Saturday
I'll be writing working all Saturday then spending the night and Sunday writing an article to be published on Monday. The only literary thing my gf will be doing is shutting the fuck up while I finish.
Being a good writer is talent or hard work? Nature or nurture? Can someone be a decent writer without actually reading tons and tons of books? I have an ambition of writing a book, but i always feel paralyzed thinking that i haven't read enough. Anyone here have a similar experience?
what a dumb fucking quote. I hate when these intellectual fucks who are great in their specific fields, feel the need to "branch out" and """""enlighten us""""" with their 12 yr old revelations.
So, just finished Broom of the System, and I don't understand why it is so praised by everyone. I'm not trying to be edgy or similar, I really hope you could tell me all the good aspects of the book. Maybe I'm too stupid or not simply used to this post-modernism stuff, but I have also bought Infinite Jest and I don't know what to expect. Is there any way for me to gradually understand this genre?
I was also expecting to laugh many times, but I have only chuckled a bit during some instants. And maybe could you please explain me the ending, under spoiler?
Much of the influence comes from DeLillo's debut "Americana", including the head-shaped-city thing which comes from a reference in DeLillo's novel about how John Wayne (IIRC) was so big in town that there was talk of building a city shaped like him or something.
DFW claims not to have read Pynchon but he also claimed not to have read BEE and people have called him out on that saying how influenced he was by BEE being so young at the time of publication etc.
There was actually an ex-student of Wittgenstein's affiliated with Amherst and who...
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Hey /lit/, is this a good title for a novel?
The Dead Parents Club: or Elternteilslosigkeitsgefühl in the Time of Angst
itwouldn't dissuade me from reading itif ithad been well received by critics I respect, but I'd pass itup at a bookstore without bothering to google itor read the dust jacket if ithadn't.
Aeschylus was a great poet. Sophocles was a master of character and plot. Both were thinkers of the highest order.
Why do only seven of their plays survive each, while that talentless hack Euripedes pollutes bookshelves in volume everywhere?
Is it ok to have a thread where we post working torrents for audio books, fiction and non-fiction? If it's not only delete the thread. Don't ban me. I don't deserve it.