Who are some famous authors that turned out to be Muslim?
You might be surprised
I couldn't believe my eyes when I found out this was true. All this talk about Christianity and for what?
>all my life I've been looking for meaning, in tennis, in Wittgenstein, po-mo and Pynchon, and finally in audience pussy. Not even pop culture could fill the void in my soul
>but now I have purpose. Goodbye Karen, I'm going off to join the jihad against western imperialism in the land of the Prophet. By the time you have found this note, I will already alongside my al-Qaeda brothers in Afghanistan. 55 virgins await me inshallah.
>signed David Wallace, 12/9/2008
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What made this man so special/adored?
no idea who that is. have you read manuscript found in saragossa? you should.
dunno who the old guy is though. check out that book i mentioned. you will, cuz you're a cool guy. i can tell.
-from a cool guy to a cool guy
OP, you're not being a very cool guy. I'm disappointed. I had hoped that you were as cool as i thought you were. I guess you don't deserve to look up that book i suggested.
-from a cool guy to a disappointingly uncool fool
Where to start with lit crit?
Want to read a lot of it. Any good recommendations for starting points?
Question about greece and the greeks under roman rule.
After the macedonian wars and the roman conquest of greece, am i wrong for stating that the greeks seemed to have gotten used to the romans and in general, didnt mind being under roman rule? Am i wrong?
Did they resent the romans? Were there major revolts in greece 50, 100, 200 years after the conquest? I dont think ive read about any.
Did they just not mind the romans as much? "These guys are similar to us, they admire us and have adopted many things from our culture, why not just get along?"....
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ITT: best books featuring histories of writers/creative types and insights into their daily life. Especially fiction like parts of W.G. Sebald
What's your biggest regret purchase? For me, it was the fountainhead. Pic semi related.
Why haven't you read the greatest novel of the latter half of the 20th century?
>tfw realize you haven nothing to say that hasn't already been said and in far more interesting terms
Time to stop writing I guess
Anon, haven't you realized that you're going to have to enter into an obsession with another, established writer, to the point where you are so agonizingly concious of your own flaws that you snap and start interpreting flaws into the other writer that you can then fix with your own works
>A thick slurry of lava ran from its severed iron arteries, sheared by towering spires of burning rock, in heavy cascades that bled over warped struts of metal and stone.
Does this sentence make sense? I'm trying to say the iron is cut in two, and not the lava. Despite being okay at writing, I guess, I feel like I'm really bad with proper grammar sometimes. I'd appreciate if anyone could pass along some resources.
lava .....ran in heavy cascades ... warped the metal and stone
commas are for separating these things into different parts, if you put them in it would be lava got cut up rock and bled over the metal and stone
Overwritten nonsense. I'll give it a completely unqualified try.
>Magma bled slowly from where the iron fixture separated in two, flotsam rock formations a perpetual drool sediment decorating its passage.
There are your two halves, the clearly defined subject and then the pointless wank after it.
I read McDuff's translation of C&P some months ago and I really enjoyed it.
>The Brothers Karamazov
Should I stick with McDuff?
>War and Peace
Has anyone ever read this? I just picked it up and I have zero expectations.
Damn looks cool, haven't read it give me an update
you're the faggot who keeps shitting up the sff thread with this. Just read the fucking book, do you have to be spoonfed your own opinions or something? If that's too hard, read the blurb.
i've read it, and i think it's better than lord of the rings because the bad guys are believable.
"There be two days in every month when whatever is begun will never reach completion."
- Gorice XII
Did he sell out?
>proceed to peal Oprah's Book Club sticker off
>mfw it's not a sticker
What are your favourite film adaptations of Shakespeare?
Branagh's Henry V has always been mine
I tried /tv/ but that was like trying to discuss Shakespeare on /tv/
This one is good. The Derek Jacobi prologue is super nice too.
I like the McKellan Lear (with weird Russian costumes) and the Patrick Stewart MacBeth (with the AK47s and creepy witches and soviet bunkers)
Always thought the DiCarpio Romeo and Juliet is a bit silly, as was the Ethan Hawke Hamlet.
You're going to get a lot of Chimes in the thread, but that's because it's fucking great.
King Lear 1971 was something I enjoyed, as well Ran, a Kurosawa adaptation of Lear.
Now that I'm thinking more, Richard III (with Ian McKellen) is well done.
What does /lit/ think about this book?
Haven't read a book/story for as god knows how much, and I want to start reading. I don't really want the recommended reading books, I want a short story, not so short, but not a novel either, that's easy to digest and talks about a practical, concrete idea, and not some abstract shit. thanks lads.