Literally the greatest work of art ever created.
I understand this might be a difficult or even bizarre question, but how does one go about enjoying literature?
Another way of asking this is: have you always enjoyed reading, and has the enjoyment always come first, or did you have to learn in some sense how to enjoy literature?
Finally, could you recommend some passages you found/find particularly rousing, and describe what/how they make you feel?
For some personal context, I have recently begun reading non-fiction voraciously (I am young and have recently found that I am interested in learning about...
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>but how does one go about enjoying literature?
do you not realize how retarded that question is?
>but how does one go about enjoying opiates?
>but how does one go about enjoying ice cream?
>but how does one go about enjoying buttplugs?
there's no process to enjoyment. you just do or don't.
>2013 - Randposting
>2014 - Marxposting
>early 2015 - Christposting
>late 2015 - IJposting
What will this year be?
Anyone in /lit/ has ever read this austrian nigga? What yall think bout him?
Don't see much about him over here and I think /lit/ would enjoy.
Any slow readers here that managed somehow ro overcome that problem without taking medicine to help their concentration problems?
3 minutes per page
Used to take ritalin 3 months ago, now I read at least 50 pages a day, depends onhow much I wanT. Yesterday i've read 75 so I could finish Ancient Celts. Back then it'd take me an hour to read 10 pages.
How come /lit/ never talks about Proust?
Canadians of /lit/, how do we save the culture of our country's literature? Besides Margaret Atwood and Alice "Our Chekhov" Munro, the rest of the world literally gives zero fucks about what Canadians have written since the confederation, even when we hold the most land area of any country after Russia. The emergence of great Canadian literature would be the final step to finally establishing ourselves as a GOAT nation.
Reading challenge of 2016.
How many books are you planning on reading this year?
Any books you're excited to get to?
I've decided to try and read at least 20 books this year, which is a big increase since the last year of 5 books.
51 books. One has to be the Phenomenology of Spirit,
I am going to die.
hardcover or paperback? which do you prefer if you have a preference? asking because I'm thinking of starting a small physical collection.
Want to submit my short story to as many literary magazines/journals as possible, list the ones I don't have to pay to submit that you'd recommend. I think this could be my magnum opus.
Have you ever been published in a literary magazine or journal, /lit/?
Sorry, that's actually a pretty good question and I should have specified that duotrope isn't exactly helping. I suppose I'd consider it experimental or metafiction based on its style but thematically or storytelling-wise it might creep into surrealism. The sort of thing someone writes after spending a year or two devouring postmodernism and then rebelling against it. I can envision lots of fiction editors appreciating its merits but saying it's not for them.
You are condemned to read one book for the rest of your life, name it /lit/?
>protip: don't think about it, just the first one that pops into your head
What books accurately portray the thoughts, emotions, and struggles of women? Books that help you empathize with women?
>be reading book
>book gets shat on
>quit reading book
How's your novel, everybody?
>short stories collection
>tfw have lots of ideas but don't have the discipline or experience to execute any of them properly
I'm still blogging, and have a few readers, but there's no sign it's going anywhere. Posting shit to reddit gets me a few thousand hits when I do, but again, I don't see how this is ever going to get bigger than it is. If I don't change, I've peaked.
Have you tried adderall?
Not that guy, but I've seriously considered it. I have a pretty big portfolio of commissioned work, but when it comes to sitting down and really writing something I can't focus for shit. I was always afraid it'd impair my creativity, though.