How do we fix the spook craze?
You stop believing in spooks, we'll stop calling you out on it.
I'm looking for books with adventure like in Uncharted.
Jungles, escapes, airplanes, motorcycle, treasures, travels, mysteries.
You reading me bro?
I bought a king james bible on the cheap
Which books in it are essential?
Ive already got Job and Genesis on my list.
Recommend novels written from the perspective of someone looking back over their life
>trying to read the canon in chronological order
Why must I be cursed with this autism?
Questions that don't deserve their own threads:
Well, I'm a little disappointed. I found pic related edition of Master and Margarita and bought it without doing any research on what translations/editions are good, so I only just discovered, halfway through the novel, that it's based on the censured Soviet edition. I think I'm just going to go ahead and finish it, then read the complete translation afterwards. So, what are the recommended translations for this?
best books for/against racism
politics not allowed
want : intelligent arguments from fields of metaethics, psychology, neurosciences, no-homo-sociology
do not want: pathos, political rhetoric of any kind, blind acceptance of current year yolo values
kant and socratos were racist against niggers despite strong nigger cultures at the time.
(antisemitism not interesting too much memetic influence imo)
I want the truth!
Anybody here have experience of non-fiction book commissioning?
I would like to write the biography of Ted Kaczynski (and Michel Houellebecq), does anyone have any idea how to go about pitching this idea to agents / publishers?
I would self-fund travel expenses, do my own research, find individuals to interview and so on and I know I would make a great job but I'd only do all that if I knew someone would publish the work.
Yes that was me, but why would that matter?
Ted's brother David recently released a short book (~150 pages) about their life but there is so much to Ted's story which interests me but which isn't available. From the age of 27 until his mid-50s he lived such a tumultuous life, not only concentrating on his manifesto and socio-political theories but also attempting to find a romantic partner, making attempts to re-immerse himself in society, and a lot more that is barely mentioned in the articles...
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Recommend me novels which are structured more like a group of connected short stories.
>english teacher tells us we get to write a story
>have to plan it
Why do non writers do this? They think we have to plan creativity. News flash bozos, creativity just pours out through the tip of what we channel it through. They just love to ruin our groove
>mfw the word 'obfuscate' obfuscates the word hide
>mfw the word 'hide' hides the word obfuscate
What do you call this phenomena?
Any Pete Dexter fans in the house?
He only wrote a handful and started after getting roughed up by a bunch of punks
I thought Spooner was awful as a novel and made a lot more sense as a raggedy memoir. I wish my copy would have acknowledged that somewhere. paperboys was good, I think I get him confused with Pete hamill.
>NEET for months after college
>finally find a data entry job
>work there for two years while struggling to write
>decide to risk it all and quit to finish a novel
>rent a cheap room for three months
>move back to parents' place for anothe three months
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I graduated summa cum lao after 3 years of personal mentoring from the grandwizard of Oxford. Now I'm set to publish my first collection (which I wrote at age 17) in the Yorker, and my next two manuscripts, sitting on the mahogany desk from which I write with a view over Shanghai Park, are lined up for paperback release by New Directions and Loeb. So no, I'v never been in a situation like this before.
Kind of man. Cancelled my uni applications, joined the police aged 18, realised I wanted to study further and left after training. Decided to be an engineer, did a year of maths and physics and got a job with an engineering company to save for me and my girlfriend (a large reason I didn't go to uni in the first place) to move in together. After first year of my degree I've switched to Law and me and the aforementioned girl just broke up, so I'm leaving at the end of the year and moving to Paris for 4...
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How do I get into metaphysics? I'm mainly interested in identity, theology and consciousness. I'm not interested in the eastern, hippie shit it's related to today.
First of all you'll have to let go of that absolutely plebeian view of time.
if you haven't developed schizophrenia by that stage you should be set to begin metaphysical texts.
Did I get memed or what? Stirner can be adequately reduced to "can't tell me what to do, *". How the fuck is this a revelation to anyone?
(*mom, god, ideology, feels, morals, in-group values, memes etc.)
Much wow very eye opening.
Is this like the /lit/ version of "you lost the game"? In that case well rused and thanks for wasting my time. Whatever.
Fuck you you condescending cunt.
His "idea of property and power" is pure jargon. What I "empower" myself to I can make my "property" and do with as I please and this is the single justification I need.
In other words * has no power over me.
holy fuck lit, everything I pick up is too fucking difficult. Nausea, a rebours, notes from underground, the passion according to g h, what the fuuuuuuuuuuck. I can't find a book I can actually read.
What are some good books on democracy?
Should be required reading. Tocqueville criticizes the death of aristocracy in American democracy and spends most of his time talking about the tyranny of the majority. If you hate reddit you should read this book.
Do you novelists/creatives have a deep feeling that what you are writing is special/that you are one day going to be a famous author or gain some recognition. I want to ask those that are writing, what your age is, how many novels/how far in are you and out of /10 how much do you believe your writing is "special" or you are destined to write something that will bring you acclaim.
No-one will read what I read, it won't be a special piece of writing, the mediocrity of it will upset me initially, but ultimately I'll realize great literature is written by great people, and that I am not one of them.
I write with the intention that what I write is genuine, like I've taken a part of my thoughts or feelings and put it to paper. If I feel I've accomplished that, I don't really mind anything else.
Sure it's nice to have people like my stuff, but it's not usual. I'm not very bright either, so I have trouble explaining my writing/stories - people sometimes take it as me being pretentious, as though I'm saying "oh you won't really understand"
I've always been convinced that my works are going to become massively popular one day. It might not happen this year, it could be that they only find their audience after I'm long dead, but I'm sure that when it does happen, it's going to be big. Not necessarily because my works are somehow special. I just sincerely think what I do is exciting, and do my best to get better at conveying that experience.
So, /lit/, have you read anything by the classicist Anne Carson?
Is he one of us?
I just want to express that just finished this a day ago, and its shit. Can see why it gonna become a Tim Burton movie.
>nigga was literal chad, played sports, tall, fucked grupies, blazed it, wife, etc
>bitch ass nigga still hella depressed, nigga broke his neck
What was his fucking problem, niggas?
When people say reading is good for you what do they mean?
Fiction nonfiction news stories wikipedia what?
I read about occultic religions and strange beliefs and it teaches me about the world around me.
Is reading literally anything just plain good for you?
No, if you're reading airport fiction you're probably not getting anything out of it. But if you consistently read more difficult or at least ideologically subversive stuff on a common basis, generally your vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and overall intellectual capacity do increase, if only by virtue of synaptic engagement.
Why is reading for plot so looked down upon?
What is the book that you most regret spending your time on?
I'm not talking obviously BS book that you just picked up and read for a couple hours... I mean a book that you actually expected to be good.
For instance, any of the books on the top 100 list or any of /lit/'s favorite meme books... what was the one you most regret spending time on?
Is Ulysses really that bad? This is not the first time that I have heard someone say that they didn't like it..
I've always thought that I would enjoy it but I haven't gotten to it yet. what was so bad about it.
Also, whats unfulfilling about IJ?
Is this the best version, /lit/? Do you have a different recommendation? Thanks.
>A deconstruction of the Vampire genre
What would it look like? Most vampires in literature are portrayed as noble and romantic beings, I think a deconstruction would portray them as demons and monsters that suffer from a sickness disguised by their air of nobility.
That just sounds like a return to the old Romanian and Transylvanian folk tales. Vampires are ugly, feral beasts in those stories, the spawn of demons and the Devil, and there's nothing charming about them.
What makes it so good? Why is this THE children's book?
Does it feel like a dream?
It's been my favorite book for many years now. I just fell in love with the childishly curious voice Alice has in reaction to the absurd situations she finds herself in. Has there been a spiritual successor to Alice in Wonderland yet? It's kind of one of my dreams to write one, where a young girl
dies, but forgets what happened to her, so she goes on a journey through an etheric afterlife filled with gods and other spirits gathering pieces of her memory before confronting God.
What do you guys think of this book? Favorite parts?
Can anyone recommend me a wartime book about a city under siege or controlled by an oppressive regime? Something like Victor Serge's revolutionary novels, the first part of Vargas Llosa's Conversación en la Catedral about Zavalita's failed student insurgency, Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows. I want to read something like the Warsaw uprising or the Farrell novels.