Why aren't you writing right now, /lit/?
there are over seven billion human beings on this planet. there is absolutely nothing i can do that no one of those others cannot and it is bizarrely egotistical for anyone to believe otherwise
What should I read if I'm trying to become competent with my money?
Am I missing something? Is it 2deep4me?
I don't seem to understand the point and it's really not that good
Posts in reaction to the reddit faggots are still our posts, and therefore still us, and that makes those posts important, even if one day they're all we have.
Don't let the turkeys get you down /lit/ we'll always fly with the eagles.
So /lit/, I've been told to look for a book, which has to be "something dark and interesting" and rather short. I got nothin like that, so throw something at me please
Which version of Faust should I read? In German of course.
I literally just bought this edition. I like the way it read when I thumbed through it, and I can learn German.
the face of contemporary french literature
I just finished this. What do you guys think of the characters? Can we all agree brett is a piece of shit? Is jake's devotion to her his biggest (non-physical) flaw?
But he was happiest in the book trout fishing with Bill and then being alone in San Sebastian at the end. Brett just used him as a security blanket. He had a much deeper connection with Bill or even the englishman they met fishing than her, but he's just drawn back over and over even knowing they'll never actually get married.
That's what love does to you though doesn't it? It isn't always a deep attraction that lies in kindness and the ability to enjoy eachothers company as he did with those you mentioned.
what direction do you see literary trends moving in?
The experiences of those in the third world. On one hand I despise this because its often pushed on us re: multiculturalism. On the otherhand, it stimulates my curiosity.
Marlon James, thiong'o, the masses of new chinese pop lit, etc
>On one hand I despise this because its often pushed on us re: multiculturalism.
No. It. Does. Not.
A book of some dude in some african village is a book about some dude in some african village. As a matter of fact, the book may very well describe an extremely monocultural society.
If you're one of the sad few that thinks that books are instructions to do things, please stay away from super hero comics. You may jump off a skyscraper.
ITT: books that women don't understand
a shorter list would be "books women understand"
here it is:
>books whining about how life is dull when men aren't doing things for you, and how you wish more men would do things for you
>books about being on your existential period ("what if men stop doing things for me.. forever?")
>books about being on your actual period
>books about trivial gossip about men and/or women's relationships to men
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Draw arguments old from out your store,
Venture subtleties never used before.
If you fear your audience uninitiate,
Unable profundities to penetrate,
Rest easy out of fashion is naivete."
So let Zeus look on human arrogance, and mark
How lusting for our flesh makes an old stock grow young with perverse desire,
While crazed resolve goads without respite,
And mischief pursuing illusion is pursued by pain.
Could bird eat flesh of bird
And yet be pure? And can a man mate with a woman
Against her and her father's will, and yet be pure?
Even after death, in Hades such an act can never
Escape sentence; there too, they say, among the dead
Another Zeus holds a last judgement on men's crimes.
How is the work of Jose Saramago? I know he won the Nobel and his novels seem pretty interesting, and apparently Bloom holds him in high esteem. Is he someone I should keep in my radar?
Quick /lit/ I'm heading to the book store to pick up a bible I need for bible course I'm taking
Id like a Catholic version and the best one
What are some good books (fiction or nonfiction) that read like a wise older man giving advice to a young man?
ITT: essential redditcore