What is the difference between justice and revenge?
MODERN LIT THREAD
talk about what's new, what's good, what's not popular but should be.
I want some suggestions on hidden 21st Century gold, every time I go to a book store all I see are shitty teen fictions copying divergent and hunger games success or shitty fantasy copying Game of thrones
Would you do a major in Hitler studies (BA) at College-on-the-Hill?
Why isn't this even on the "Start with the Greeks" charts? And never discussed here.
After Homer's works it's probably the best of the greek meme (haven't read Sophocles yet though).
Lots of good criticism of the Oresteia. Big in theories of Athenian self-consciousness about the transition to the rationalised state etc.
If anything Euripides is kind of the neglected one. At least I see way way less about him than the others.
Share your contrarian literary opinions
"What is your place in the marketing scheme? Once you're out of school, it is only a matter of time before you experience the vast loneliness and dissastisfaction of consumers who have lost their group identity."
Have you heard about meme arrows xD?
Shitposting aside, I just read White Noise a few days ago. Greatly enjoyed it. So much so that I've got Mao II and Underworld on the way in the mail. I hear great things about Libra as well.
The entire airborne toxic event and the ostensible simulacra nature of the event is hilariously relevant to the entire imgur influx phenomenon here.
Shitposters are creating the hyperreality.
1/2 way through White Noise at the moment. It's good but not great. I have to say I found Mao II & Libra significantly better, although Libra was mainly the shock of how much 'homage' Oliver Stone was paying in JFK.
I think White Noise hasn't aged too well. Not badly, just not great. Obviously it's a study of modern life & trivia & can be read as a snapshot that's still relevant, but the white noise of modern life is portrayed in a very similar way to American Psycho,...
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>he didn't get published in a respectable journal at the age of 16 when competition was fierce
>he didn't live his teenage years as an "enfant terrible," partying and getting laid and causing hijinks during the 19th century.
>he didn't create a completely revolutionary new style of writing before the age of 21
>he didn't enlist as a soldier and then desert, savoring the danger
>he didn't die young, fulfilling a perfect legacy as a prodigious and successful genius
just give up
All memes aside, I've had a pretty interesting life so far for someone who's on the internet so much. Drink, drugs, travel, crime, digital intrigue, women, meeting interesting characters, doing strange things in stranger places. I'm no genius but it's all good stuff for my writing.
Call your friends, call your
family, The Tunnel has made its appearance on the interwebs.
I read this book a couple of months back and I was taken completely aback by it. It's got more text gimmics than you could count (and was published 5 years before Mark Meme Danielewski's House of Leaves), an almost infinite amount of limericks about a promiscuous nun, and a plot which is as gripping as it is hard to follow.
I borrowed it from the local library and scanned it because 1. more people should read it and 2. I know all of you fags are too lazy to do...
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has there ever been an example in any genre of literature, where a male protagonist falls so deeply in love with an unobtainable female that he obsesses over her and starts to "see" her personality and traits in other women?
i don't know if this particular trope has a name, but i'm just trying to articulate an idea i've been thinking of to just see if it's been done before.
How can I tell whether a story I've written is good or not?
>post anything (picture; words; subject you want to learn about; &/or)
>give or get recs
Has /lit/ immersed itself in the future consequences of our soon-to-be post-industrial life yet yet?
Heres some stream of consciousness bullshit oh yeah how many times am i going to not kill myself each day after another like plath's series of white rooms, brush teeth shower eat shit fuck breathe gaseous exchange, make the blood red make it blue and then draw it
Beksinski said his son was murdered at noon, and christ gave up the ghost at 3PM and here we are at 3AM, this witching hour, this dark night, this dawnless day. Kill me kill me kill me but first lemme brush my teeth
>the alternate universe where DFW became a mathematician or a logician and never wrote fiction
DFW studied in the humanities, why are you bringing up math? Is it the figuratively autistic writing style?
If it's because of his essay or the passages about statistics in his novels, anyone who has more than passing knowledge of these fields knows that he just dabbled and gave no signs of having any particular talent for them.
first time posting
Post the books you've read in the past year.
Ask questions and give recommendations.
I guess I'll start.
Didn't read as much as 2014. Hopefully I'll get more done this year.
Far Tortuga was fucking incredible. So was Under The Volcano.
Went in to B&N today because I got a gift card for Christmas and might as well. Walked over to /lit/ and picked up Ulysses. My head hurt just flipping through it. I've always considered my self smart, aced ACT and AP classes, killed my lit survey classes in college last year, read a book or two a month (last month was Hamlet and Inferno) BUT APPARENTLY I'M A BIG FUCKING SHAM. How do I prepare myself for something like Ulysses? Just read more? Study the Joyce's other stuff first? Fuck validation, I just want to not feel like an idiot while reading a book