>Started my first Turgenev today - A Hunter's Sketches
>Second page in, laughed out loud at the part with the guy's extravagant French cooking
>Why isn't there more of this guy on /lit/?
Fathers and Sons is pretty much second tier /lit/-core
That being said I agree
“Je ne suis jamais plus sérieux, madame, que quand je dis des bêtises.” is one of my all time favourite quotations
Turgenev is good. He writes interesting, enjoyable stories. He just lacks a certain element of transcendence beyond his media. He writes books. He writes good ones. But are they really the sorts you think of twenty years down the line?
Since they're turning them into hip-hop musicals now, what's your favorite historical biography /lit/?
This was good
I've only read biographies of American historical figures
I wanna read Sherman and Grant's stuff next
Anyone read the Force Awakens novelization? Is it well written, opinions of Star Wars aside?
>writing on a laptop or PC
Yeah, good luck with all those hundreds of unfinished novels /lit/. Real writers use paper because you simply have to organise projects into folders and complete them, rather than saving every half a page you write as a new document and never opening them again.
>What is Scrivener.
Yeah, but I agree with you. I'm one that prefer paper than laptop. Every time that I see some written text in the PC/Laptop I see it like something smaller than a written text in notebook.
ITT we talk about our favorite legends. I'll start.
My favorite myth from Greek legend is the tale of Sisyphus. Guy had some serious balls. He went and trapped Thanatos (basically the grim reaper) and kept people from dying for a time.
Then the gods got pissed, set Thanatos free, and punished Sisyphus by having him roll a big rock up a hill, only to have it fall back down, and do it again and again until death.
Shit makes for a great tragic hero story. Guy was literally saving lives, only to get punished for life because he stepped out of line. Not...
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If the book of Genesis ain't in your top five books of all time your opinion is pretty much worthless. There is more lore crammed into the first few chapters than every single novel written in the 20th century combined.
What's your honest opinion about this book?
ITT: People who are automatically intellectually inferior
People that gratify themselves with sexual pleasures.
Sensual pleasure obscures the intellect and sex is the greatest of sensual pleasures. Lust darkens the intellect even more than gluttony.
Crime and Punishment > Brothers Karamazov > The Idiot > Demons > The Gambler > The Double
How do you have achieve a state of non-desire if you have to desire it to achieve it?
ITT: Post your /lit/ idols
>You will never write like Ray Bradbury
>You will never love life like Ray Bradbury
Who do you wish to be more like, /lit/? Surely you've read the entire collected works of your idol?
where to start with alchemy
particulary, interested in philosophical aspect of it
How do you incorporate the seemingly untranslatable-to-fiction ideas from hard philosophy into your writing?
This seems really hard to me. Why can't I just write a simple story, Why must it be so abstract and allegorical?
How do you do it?
Is writing well an innate talent?
Is 'manufacturate' a word?
They say that the wise and thoughtful man keeps to himself. Does that mean that philosopher as Plato and onward have been inferior minds?