I want to buy a bunch of books from Everyman's Library. Which books are definitely worth buying?
Is there such a thing as wish-fulfillment romantic fiction for men?
Is "The Decline of The West" worth reading?
I'm nearly a third of the way through the book, and I'm finding it to be a blissful experience. It's like talking to an old woman who has been traveling through history over the course of her lifetime.
It's not to be missed, but you'll find difficulty in taking notes at times!
Is there such thing as a good book with a female protagonist? pic unrelated
What are some short story collections I should look at to get into reading?
Is reading one short story a day a reasonable goal?
Chekhov, Flannery O'Connor, Carver, Gogol, Kafka... those are kinda entry level (which doesn't mean they're bad) short story writers.
Yeah, you should read one story a day imo. That's the best way you cant start enjoying reading; if you don't finish a story or chapter in a reading session, it may be difficult to engage with it later.
I'd add Cortázar and Rulfo to that list, and state that I strongly support Chekov as a first-read regarding short stories.
After those, you can scale up to more mid-tier to high-tier authors such as Borges or Calvino.
well that was depressing
Is there a secret? Some other randomer the other day stated that you should always avoid women that don't fit into either 'wife' or 'slut,' and that they're always sexual, that everything they do should be motivated by their sexuality first and foremost.
That's not true, is it? If not, how -do- you write women? Don't write "like men"
Well first of all, I'm not gonna manipulate someone untill I'm a close enough friend to find out all their secrets and ways of thoughts n motivations
Second of all, you really don't learn much from day to day conversations about vapid shit. I might just act too autistic to notice that stuff.
This. Do you have to be spoonfed instructions on how to write every little thing that you don't immediately know how to write? Look at the women in your life and try to find something they all more in less have in common, then work from that. If you don't have any women in your life, look to women in literature and watch how the author treats female characters differently from male ones.
I just graduated from college and realized that during my time in the ivory tower I lost my attention span for leisurely reading (STEM major). How do I get it back again? It would be a useful tool now that I'm unemployed with no job prospects.
What did he mean this?
Has anyone written on the subject of art? More specefically tried to define it to include good works of such as Beethoven and exclude 50 cent? I'm trying to argue against the moral relativists
Yeah there is an ENTIRE philosophy field called Aesthetics.
Lessing - Laocoön
Kant - Critique of Judgement
Schlegel/Mendelssohn write some stuff on it
Adorno - Aesthetics
Deleuze has multiple works on the subject
Looking for literature regarding film making, and analysis. Something that focuses more on the art of film, and cinematography. I've grown a lot of interest in film and would like something that can give me a bit of theoretical knowledge on the subject.
>find this in the "used" pile of a local walmart
>25 fucking pesos
>buy it without thinking
>start reading it
>first couple of pages are completely different from what i remember
>the whole fucking chapter is switched
>the prose is shit
>it's 2 chapters short
>fuck it's only...
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How does it feel to have written a book that's topping the charts?
How can I face the inevitable and quit writing /lit/? I know everything I do is pure garbage, a waste of space on my hdd. But I always feel the need to write, I can't stop it.