Anyone got thoughts on this?
I really liked it, felt quite unique
To me it felt like a nice epilogue of sorts to On The Road. The Buddhist theme is very superficial, but it's a nice book. You read Kerouac to get a feeling for the subculture of the time and this is probably one of his best expositions of that.
What made you feel that the Buddhism stuff was superficial? To me it seemed quite genuine, especially with him arguing with japhy about east and west really being the same thing and how he sort of had his own perspective that wasnt too bothered, in the end, about what others thought.
Don't get me wrong, I think Kerouac was genuinely interested in Buddhism (case in point, see his short biography of the Buddha). But for a book called The Dharma Bums, supposedly about seeking a spiritual life, it's much more concerned with the superficial Buddhist aesthetic that took over counter-culture America around the 50s/60s. It's not really a critique of the book, just an observation. I thoroughly enjoyed reading more of Kerouac's adventures, but the veneer of Buddhism doesn't really...
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Why is Moby Dick white?
Texts that can help me appreciate and analyse litreature
I'm looking for examples like How to Read Literature Like a Professor or An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory by Andrew Bennett
Do you guys underline or annotate books while you read?
Pic Not Related
I want to read In Search of Lost Time in French but I can't really read French. I can stumble through articles on Le Monde with a dictionary and I read Le Petit Prince mostly independently.
Do or not do? I want to do it as a language learning exercise too but I fear it might just be irritating rather than gratifying.
A poem by John Keats, maybe left unfinished but look how strongly it creates the uncanny feeling:
"This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d–see here it is–
I hold it towards you."
Did I fuck up buying Wordsworth?
Do you like this book?
What is the recommended erotic /lit/erature?
I'm horribly bored and I kind've wanna write some of my own but I wanna get a taste of what other authors are doing.
I like writing it and have had some top faps but it takes more effort than just looking at porn and I'm a lazy pleb. I'd also be scared if anyone found my "Special Writing Project."
did anyone else enjoy the hell outta this book?
wtf is a pleb.
Are there any books with female characters who aren't degenerate whores?
ITT: books that have classy women characters.
>Year you were born
>First book you're reading in 2016
What's the most Borgesian thing that's ever happened to you, /lit/?
I was in Argentina and pretended I didn't know Spanish. I only spoke English.
I once got lost in a library, thought it was endless.
I got drunk, lost my car keys and walked 5 miles to a friends house, knocked on his window and the fucker kept on sleeping bc he thought i was pranking him. Fell asleep underneath some shrubs
Anyone know how long this is gonna be on sale? I get money on the 14th but I'm not giving 23 pounds for it if it's not on sale after that.