I really liked Fury & Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie. Should I absolutely read his other books too (in particular the infamous The Satanic Verses)??
NO NO NO. I wanted him to be this edgy fedora lord who pisses of anyone and everyone by 'Sticking it to the Man', but he wasn't. He was a shitty writer. Just think, had he been beheaded in the streets he wouldn't be writing anymore. ;__;
There's this dank new meme going around where peeps claim authors like Gass, McElroy, Pynchon, and Gaddis are as juvenile as DFW..
Rushdie is fantastic but unfortunately he also happens to be alive and relatively popular so don't expect any sort of positive reactions towards him on here.
The Satanic Verses was great imo and i look forward to reading Midnight's Children
What's up with all the has for Atlas Shrugged? I'm planning on reading it sometime soon. Will it turn me into a rich capitalist swine?
Okay /lit/ make connections using Cuckoo's Nest. Text to Text, World and Self. Go.
hey lit, what's your favorite ebook converter?
>download a lot of books in ebook/epub format
>own a kindle (mobi)
some of the free ones online mess up sometimes and it copies the title of the book and page number every page which on my kindle just gets inserted into random sentences.
also. what're you reading right now? just about to start the martian so i can watch the movie when i visit my folks soon.
I 'm looking for marketing books that include guides to make plans, manuals, briefs or anything that can be delivered to the customer . What would you recommend?
Might have better luck on /biz/.
https://www.warriorforum.com is what I used to use for above ground stuff, they were pretty happy to oblige, and blackhatforums is what i used for spamming advertisements.
Marketing literature is useless because it is mostly theoretical.
What is essential DUTCH literature?
-The Collected Works of Nescio: fantastic read and worth the try because all of it doesn't amount to much more than a novella
-The Discovery of Heaven by Mulisch: the closest thing the Netherlands has to a literary epic. It's scope is grand, it can be funny, exciting, original and it contains my favorite literary friendship. Do keep in mind though that the author can come off as a bit of a narcistist.
what is the difference between pyro and ignis in Latin?
I dunno, but pyr- would have properly come from the Greek, so maybe, if they both meant fire, oyr- would have had a slightly foreign, classical sound to them- kinda like the difference in feel between a Latinate vs anglo-saxon root word for us.
Also, I didn't think Latin actually had a word "pyro." They had "pyra", which more properly means funeral pyre or bonfire.So there's that.
What order should I read these people because I honestly don't know
where does /lit/ gets ebooks?
I usually just google "name of the book" pdf
When was the last time you bought a physical book/played for a book?
I can't even remember since I got my kindle, I only torrent all books. Its easier and better than real books. more eco friendly and less bulkier.
I honestly don't get why people still buy physical books.
I bought a house with a library (flyover country) and have been filling it up slowly. Last book was Carpentiers Kingdom of this World which had an excellent condition mark, and which was filled with notes. I bought from alibris.
>I honestly don't get why people still buy physical books
Mostly because the machine I read ebooks with also has an endless internet porn. Moreover, there's a sense of space associated with progressing through a set of physical pages that isn't nearly as satisfying when done with an ebook.
>you will never master the Apolline and Dionysiac forces
>you will never create beautifully ordered drama upon the primordial Oneness of world-spirit
>you will never match the universal artistry of Greek paedophiles from two and a half thousand years ago
Modern man is fractured and cannot achieve the great holism that came naturally to the Greeks.
>mfw reading TBOT for the first time after being used to late Nietzsche
What post-modern literature is actually worth reading? I read Infinite Jest, and that was genre fiction tier, some Pynchon, not really worth mentioning, I read Ulysses and that made the other two look like pissants. Where are the real books, guys? these authors feel like robbery, where's a serious author that doesnt rely on gimmicks, and can actually write a damn sentence?
>dramatis personae spoils the plot
So Alan Rickman died, but I remember him from Galaxy Quest and not Harry Potter.
I never read Harry Potter, even though it was a thing growing up during my time. It felt childish, but I grew up reading The Dark Tower, and some other strange series.
I feel I know the answer to this, but, is Harry Potter worth a read? Is it interesting? Or gay wiccan heathenism?
It's one of the better childrens series (how should that be phrased?) out there.
Bloom thinks it's trash -- if he took a second look at it, now that the hype's died down, I'm sure he'd see the books as being decent. His statement that they condition young readers to get into digesting trash is false: I quickly advanced from Harry Potter to Oliver Twist.
If you're a teen or adult, there's much better light reads out there, of course. Not all the fiction you read has to be literature, but you should make some attempt.
I agree with this guy. I read HP when I was a kid/teen and I liked it, as far as books aimed at young people go it's good, but not the best out there. I'm not sure if its appeal holds up to older audiences too, especially if you're accustomed to more literary fiction. You can give it a try, but if you're over 20 and going into Philosopher's Stone now I don't think you'll care much for it.
I'll go first, setting the format:
I fucked my uncles wife while drunk
She claimed rape
I claimed inebriation
She played victim
I stayed adjacent
I loved my uncles wife while drunk
He's working late
I came wasted
He never knew
Until she had to face him
I see her walk through my decrepit life
Smiling and singing about something
I wish I could hear what she's singing
I wish I could see what she's seeing
Because without her voice I'm nothing
Without her breath still breathing
Without her step still crushing my ego
I would be the next an hero
is meaning in the prose or
in the author's writ
is the truth just a pose
or is it god's sweet wit?
I close the tome and ask for peace
but thirst for more blood ink
flay my flesh then fry in grease
may i never sleep a wink
library walls loom over me
my tomb this has become
dusty are the pages, see?
my ghost gives all welcome.
Once amidst my mundane day
I catch a waft of truth or something other than what I have become
And while I twinge, in that spark of a moment
I leave it behind and instead watch the frost cover my soul in apathetic understanding
And it's easier to be
So I don't care