desu audiobooks are so much better than reading i want to record my own readings of books without audiobooks just to audiobook them back to myself
/lit/ I am just bought Borges Collected Fictions.
Which short stories are must reads besides The Library of Babel?
I probably will unless I hate it. So far I've read Library and the first few stories. I only ask because I might dislike him and not want to continue reading his weaker stories.
Tatami Galaxy is so good. The translator is ready here:
Also, read all the ficciones
What does /lit/ think of Spinoza?
Is it fair to say that this man had as much of an impact on modern or popular fantasy as Tolkien?
Worth the read?
You can read it, OP. But understand that Clausewitz has been superseded since WW2, especially as our thoughts about warfare have changed drastically from when he wrote the book. Still, he did affect German military thought for over a century, so he's worth reading for that reason alone. Just remember that he's not as relevant as he used to be.
Erland Josephson's Wikipedia page says he wrote a large number of books, but I can't seem to find any of them. Has anyone here read them?
Post you favorite quote
what makes that your favorite quote OP
Mine's probably: "A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore."
Joyce's sentences spring with such rich sounds and perfect form, that line makes me want to write and be great more than anything else. Pure motivation.
What did Zizek mean by this?
Political correctness is a subtle form of social control.
>tfw Zizek attempts to construct a coherent moral worldview from the perverse scribblings of betafags and fedora tippers
My life is shit but I have loads of free time.
What are some books that can provide me hours of escapism?
I don't care if they are genre shit as long as they keep me entertained and maybe intrude into my dreams.
I read almost transparent blue and I really liked it, main character felt like a self insert and his friends were my friends. I want something that replicates that feel. Other murakami works didn't do the trick for me.
Honestly, I may get flamed for this but The Hardy Boys Series. I used to own the entire collection when I was a teenager and I read every single one multiple times over. They are the best mystery books ever written in my opinion and if you want to just get lost in a completely different world, you couldn't have a better series. I would finish 1/day.
What are the best novels of the 21st century?
The "Novel" is dead
I'm not joking when I say Poetry is far more alive and flourishing, even if it has maybe 10 readers per 1000 populace, because even though a lot of it is crap, a lot is going on right now. There are at least three great English poets alive right now, and there are no great novelists other than maybe Delillo.
>almost died on his birthday
what an autist
I just got done watching Radio Free Albemuth which is a depiction of Philip K. Dick's VALIS.
What did you guys think about the craaazy story?
Philip K. Dick was right
He was right. Couldn't finish Valis though it was just exhausting. Do Androids and the Minority Report short story were spot on though. A Scanner Darkly is my favorite book by him. Love that schizo speed-head
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This is the future you wrote
Is poem critiquing allowed on lit? I'm a bit new to this board, and I love to write poetry, but nobody to share it with. It's personal to me because it's an outlet for emotions. If so, here's a piece. Tell me what you think guys.
Friday ends on a sweet note.
Tension and stress is purged through the pervasive pores.
Departing from the sweat and smiles, dread lingering in the subconscious.
Reality is waiting at a place this called “home.”
Pack on the back, water on the side, headphones on.
The train crawls forward in anticipation.
Brief thoughts of suicide,
cut short by the train.
Maybe next time.
The train is relieved.
Strangers with their own story doze.
Humans with their tendencies, their own habits, doze.
Silence on the way “home.”
A hand grips the doorknob tightly,
like any other day.
Spices flood the senses – as usual.
Legs sore, yet they climb the stairs dutifully.
Maybe Tia or Grandma will call today.
With luck, maybe even Dad.
Slim chances, sure, but a guy can hope.
Pack on the floor, water on the table, headphones on.
Climb in to bed wearily.