Who else loves HST? I think Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 is one of the greatest political works of all time, next to Plato's Republic and Leviathan
Love the man, hate the meme. Thompson is briliant, insightful, highly entertaining, frenetic, captivating and funny. The Raoul Duke persona crippled him, and I think it causes a lot of people to completely miss his thoughtfulness and just consider him EPIC DRUGS LMAO man.
Campaign Trail truly is great, but I wouldn't rank it that high myself. My favourite of Thompson's work is Hell's Angels. Thompson is insightful and thrilling, and the prose is masterful, smooth and captivating. The opening...
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Love his work, and his message. And he died as he lived: with a BANG. And I don't mean his suicide: he had his ashes shot off in a giant cannon, followed by patriotic fireworks.
Hail, King Gonzo
Hi /lit/, i will go straight to the point. I am studying film making at UCLA and while having a discussing with one of my teachers, who is highly renowned within the faculty, he said to me that i should choose another career because of my lack of interested in literature. I tried to argue that cinema and literature are two different things, that he was being to arrogant and couldn't judge such matters, but his conviction made me really insecure and question my decision. So, /lit/, whats your opinion? Do you really need a deep appreciation of literature to do cinema?
>Do you really need a deep appreciation of literature to do cinema?
to do cinema proper, as in good movies? yes. if you just want to make shitty b-movies then its fine.
>I tried to argue that cinema and literature are two different things
eh, i guess if you're a DP, but being a good all-around filmmaker means you need to understand and have read a lot of theater as well as literature.
but do what you want i guess
They are pretty similar. Literature and films both have themes and need to be written well surrounding area whatever themes. An appreciation for Literature wouldn't hurt though. Most movies today are from books too so make of that what you will.
Could anyone provide me with PDF? Could be in english or polish
What do you think about Bukowski? Where to start?
>writer uses a lot of big fancy words
Are there any good websites that catalog professional reviews of literary works? The best/only one I know of is the Complete Review (www.complete-review.com/maindex/maindex.html), but while their selection of fiction is very good if incomprehensive, their poetry section is lacking horribly (http://www.complete-review.com/maindex/poetry.htm). Are there any other options? Not interested in sites that focus on pop/genre lit, ofc.
Is librarian literally dumbest and most useless job ever? I could easily find a book in library, every idiot could do that, only use these lazy useless rats are "muh mr has a debt! Please give us books for this one old book you returned anyway???". Fucking hags, roastie whores, and if more older and uglier librarian is, she is more likely to be bitch and spew her insecurities over me. I fucking hate them
I'm genuinely curious if "library science" is as absurd as it seems or if there are actually some worthwhile concepts there.
Though it sounds like you got BTFO because you couldn't keep track of what you borrowed tbvh.
Memes and /pol/ aside, is this worth the read?
so, /lit/ i have a problem
my essays have structural issues. they're more collections of observations than statements on the work. i don't usually have a single theses as the backbone of the essay unless it's a comparative study. i don't want to be a complete aspie but i also don't want to sound like a crazy hobo.
do you know of any books that can help me structure my thoughts? i don't mean one of those "here's how to do introductions and here's how to MLA guides", i'm aware of the formal requirements. i need...
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Is there literature that will make me scared. Will make me want to turn on all the lights and television.
ITT: autistic books
What do you think /lit/?
Is tagging a piece of work as "pretentious" an invalid criticism of poetry or literature?
who /swedishstudent/ here?
uppsala reporting in. despite having kulturintresserade friends and whatnot (at least they've studied writing/cultural history/lit, which is more than most il/lit/erates), i'm having trouble finding people (read: anyone desu) who are genuinely interested in reading something as basic as classics
>not thinking starting an anonymous book circle or anything of the likes is such a bad idea
pls help. i'm serious
(pic semi-related, not a big fan of stenmark)
I feel you. Studying at Chalmers, haven't met a single person who doesn't think reading is a waste of time. I feel like a massive idiot every time I do a bit of late night reading in the studying halls.
Does /lit/ read comic books/graphic novels?
They should take all the graphics out of a graphic novel and print just the words in standard book format. Then just about anyone would be able to see how weak the writing is, how it doesn't even amount to being a short story and how hackneyed the plot is. No one reads graphic novels, they look at the pictures.
>/lit/ is one person
Many of us do, but it's difficult to get a conversation about them off the ground without someone angrily yelling about it being off-topic, which is true but it's not as if /co/ wants to talk about Alison Bechdel.
^Read this please, it's very good.