Who here is living the aesthetic lifestyle as lived by the author of The Diary of a Seducer?
*rises from grave through grace of God*
*teleports behind OP*
Better start with the fear and trembling kiddo
*unsheathes nordic longsword made of superior swedish iron folded over 9000 times and capable of cutting through a canon barrel*
Tskkk, you had your chance
*telologically suspends the ethical and decapitates you*
I started this book last night and i'm really enjoying it.The writing reminds me a lot of Douglas Adams.
Any thoughts/opinions? is this book popular here?
I have no real interest in Gaiman's stuff (not into graphic novels) but if I enjoy this will I enjoy reading the Discworld novels?
OP here. I worked at a bookstore for a few years and he was really popular with the tumblr-girl crowd. also seemed like teen-lit to me and so I have very little interest in reading his stuff.
Also i dont do graphic novels.
Which editions of Shakespeare does /lit/ recommend?
Depends on what you want. If you want a complete works edition, get the Riverside. If you'd like individual copies, Arden generally speaking have the best reputation, but OUP is good also.
Everyman's is actually good for Shakespeare. Hardback volumes with a couple plays in each. Lovelier and more durable than the Folger or Bantam mass-market paperbacks but just as portable. The best ones to get if you're not gonna buy them all are Tragedies vol. 1 (Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear) and Histories vol. 2 (Richard II, Henry IV pts 1 ans 2, Henry V = the Henriad, a continuous saga and the best of the history plays; also includes King John).
Is there a recommended reading list for the Expanded Universe? I don't really want to wade through all the YA books, I just want to know what I'm talking about when I discuss things and I'm a glutton for pain.
>inb4 it's shit
Reading this and it literally sounds and feels as if it were written by a high schooler. Has Murakami written anything good?
Has anyone here read Tanizaki's The Key?
How do I become a better writer?
In book viii of the republic Plato writes
>Now that which is of divine birth has a period which is contained in a perfect number
He then does a bunch of geometry before going back to the four types of state.
What does Plato's number mean?
>"If you dun beleive in muh jebus then you have nothing to believe in."
>"Oh my, I didn't believe in muh jebus and I did horrible things, therefore you are right!"
Why hasn't this cunt been sacked yet? Do people take this reductive shit seriously?
What did you guys think of Moore's prose in this excerpt of his new novel?
So here it is for those of you who don't want to visit that site:
>In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol-coloured puddles and the fractured...
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What is postmodernism, /lit/?
It is technically the reaction to the modernist movement in literature.
Some people think it's lower quality than modernist literature because it deals a lot with satire and abstract nonsense or whatever, but I enjoy it. I would recommend reading the Crying of Lot 49 for an idea of what postmodernism is.
the response of all the ideals of modernism being betrayed by itself and a combination of those ideas with a longer understanding of human history product of modern analysis and investigation.
you just said nothing
why do people recommend this shallow trash?
anyone who wants to get in to pynchon must start with V. and go straight to GR, do not read TCOL49, it honestly put me off Pynchon but when I eventually read V. I realized why he is so respected.
What are the best series dedicated to releasing introductory material? I'm talking about things like the Very Short Introductions, Cambridge Companions, even the "... for Dummies" type of stuff.
Is this the ultimate fanfic?
>You're no novelist!
>I walked Iggy Pop on stage in 2009.
>Who are you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E62iA6KCIQ All of /lit/