What's some good LGBT literature?
What are some of Wodehouse's best? Maybe some english anons can help me out. He doesnt seem to get much attention in America
What does /lit/ think about about the following books?
2) The Book of the New Sun
3) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
4) The Thought Reader
5) The Dispossessed
8) The Stars My Destination
9) The Man In High Castle
10) Use if Weapon
11) The Foundation Trilogy
12) 2001: A Space Odyssey
13) The Forever War
14) Red Mars
15) Brave New World
Post 'em. Pic related is mine
What the fuck happened to the /lit/ philosophy project?
Is this a good way to start with the greeks? Please respond.
Reading this, is he really this generation's Orwell? I'm half way through and inclined to believe so.
It's amazing that Brand has that surname. Time to adopt Russel Brand as the signifier for lazy champagne-socialism and faux-spirituality which is really nothing but a mask to indulge in even more hedonism. Russell Brand philosophy for affluent, bored millennials.
why did I listen to the memers
Where to start with Confucius? Ezra Pound translations?
So where's the /lit/ archive?
Hey guys, out of pure curiosity, let's say you're single-minded enough to read all of a certain author's oeuvre, plus his biography: will you start with the biography, then go on with his actual works, or do it backwards?
I, for one, try to read the biography up to the point where he wrote a book, then I'll read that book, before going back to the biography, up to the next book, rinse and repeat until I'm done.
Pic more or less related, I'm just hitting the Hamsun for now (hitherto he's been my favorite litterator)
What is your favourite book quote. Mine is:
“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
from Crime and punishment.
One of my favorites, something related from The Brothers Karamazov:
"Above all, don't lie to yourself. Tha man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."
Who was the greater author? Shakespeare or Robert Burns?
What do people think of this one?
At least in Germany, it was published in accordance with Heidegger's wishes, following the publishing of a bunch of other texts he thought needed to come out before it. With respect to America, his stuff gets published roughly in accordance with the German schedule, but that can take a while, especially given the difficulty of his texts, let alone the challenge the present to translation specifically.
Hey /lit/, I need the title of a book. It is about a colony on Venus where it only stops raining once every 3 years. In the colonies school, there is 1 girl who claims to have seen the sun, but none of the other students believe her description of it. Then the rain stops one day, but they lock her in closet while it happens. I read it one day when I was in the library, but I can't remember the title. I think it was written by Ray Bradbury. If you could give me ANY information about it, I would be most thankful. Thanks!
Hey, /lit/, which non-fiction would you say is really well-written? I finished pic related recently, and it was a real pleasure to read in a way that academic writing very rarely is, in my experience.
I studied history, which should be a relatively good subject for nice writing, but from what I remember most of it was serviceable at best.
Pic also related: a nicely-written history book.