I arrived here few weeks ago and realized that a lot of books and tales that me and some from my social circle consider "masterpieces" are seeing like pleb or some kind of trash. So /lit/ answer me what makes a book a good nook? Give me some recommendations by the way.
Are his writings worth reading, or "dude weed" incoherent hippie trash?
Can happiness exist without sadness /lit/?
What are your favorite books published since 2010?
Alright guys! So we're off a great start! We've chosen the type of text that the project will, we've chosen what the topic will be, and we've chosen who it will be about. Now we can start writing!
So, just to recap everything:
This project will be a short story collection.
The topic is:
"Pick one figure, real or fictional, whom we all admire, and write a collection of short stories some how revolving around that figure, tying it together in a single round of editing at the end.
The stories don't even have to feature that...
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It seems that you've removed a great deal of short stories.
Are you planning to leave the others currently in the file?
- a concerned author
Are you planning to leave the ones left over?
Since those short stories were written before the topic was decided, I felt that they were no long relevant, so I've removed them
I don't plan on removed anymore that are currently in the file, although one or two don't have much to do with either DFW or Zizek.
>when a patrician sees you reading plebshit
Hey guys, I'm thinking of picking up a copy of pic related.
Can anyone suggest some more contemporary literature (2000-present) worth reading?
I read Banville's Mefisto and it was good if you're into Faust myths. He seemed like he had some interesting things to say and The Sea is supposed to be his most acclaimed book so go for it.
I always feared, perhaps irrationally, that Ishiguro was just a classic middle-brow patrician spilling out stylistically conservative novels with enough skill and know-how to rack up a bit of critical acclaim among Guardianistas without rocking the boat too hard.
I will rectify my ignorance and presumptuousness at once. Where do you suggest I start?
Come up with a new name for Science.
Questions that don't deserve their own thread
ITT: The best publication of a certain novel
I'm talking aesthetics, content, preferably both
oxford consistently beats penguin on all fronts (maybe not some translations), ESPECIALLY for pic related
notes+subjectively nicer covers+better paper+better collections (like HoD+3 short stories)+not penguin
I'm not too avid of a reader but can someone tell me why pic related became such a huge hit? It's made me want to start writing because I don't think anything I come up with could possibly be as bad.
The whole "to each according to his needs" thing in Critique of the Gotha Program is, i think, a good idea when we are talking about access to healthcare, tools for the disabled, food and water donations, e.t.c. but the idea that we should redistribute actual wealth just seems like retarded nonsense, i have never met anyone intelligent who believes in it
I think the wealth of the earth belongs to its inhabitants. Having your own property so long as you or your families uses it is fine, but owning miles and miles of land that other people work, is just greed.
It's an ideal built upon jealously and envy that put into practice, is a good way to break human rights, kill off people and ruin nature. And yet people keep saying "maybe next time".
How sure are you that we can trust your ability to assess intelligence?
When you say the redistribution of wealth, do you exclusively mean money, or do you include things like businesses and property?
I'm going to a bookstore later tonight, any recommendations?
I have very few physical books right now so anything is welcome.
Gold Fame Cirtus by Claire Vaye Watkins
Not on Fire But Burning by Greg Hrbek
Seveneves by Neil Stephenson
The Water Knife by Paolo Bachigalupi
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Grab a bunch of Penguin classics.
Fourteen Byzantine Rulers
I've read Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and Almayer's Folly and have to say Nostromo was the most satisfying.
Any recommendations for what to read next? Some of his less well known work?
Pic related is my pick.
I saw someone post about these vintage contemporaries and picked up a few that seemed interesting.
This one was really great. I would never had found it if I hadn't looked in the publishing line.
Tommy P even gives his regards on the back cover.
Cool-- never heard of that one OP.
I really like that vintage contemporaries line, especially James Crumley.
Also, pic related seem super /lit/ but I never see it mentioned on here.
this t b h
it's actually pretty acclaimed, but people don't read it nearly enough, especially today