So, I just start reading naked lunch expecting to be gruesome, but anyhow, what's the most fucked up you have read? and why?
Teatro Grotesco by Thomas Ligotti
I think some of the stories are body horror like Naked Lunch and I like ones that are creepy underneath the surface rather than conventionally trying to scare you.
Horacio Quiroga - Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte(Tales of love madness and death)
Exactly what it says it is. I read it when i was really young and don't remember the details, but it had gruesome scenes of the death of a horse (iirc), children killing children, etc...
What does /lit/ think of IT?
I personally love IT. Beautifully written, particularly at the parts of a character's childhood.
In the case of three-month old /his/, /lit/, you ARE the father!
Stopping by Barnes & Noble, thinking about picking up The Count of Monte Cristo, but I heard there were a bunch of different versions of it, how do I go about this without autism getting involved?
i have looked everywhere for an ebook of Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima, to no avail. can anyone help?
Is it just a fresh new meme or is it a good read?
Hard mode: you actually read the thing.
What edition of Gravity's Rainbow do I get?
>he thinks this is a meme
get the 1995 penguin anon, blueprint cover.
who else loves this
A friend's older brother had that album. I haven't listened to it in years, but remember enjoying it when I was a child. Are you familiar with Rick Wakeman's Journey to the center of the Earth?
No but I'll give it a listen. If you're interested you really should listen to War of the Worlds, it's all up on youtube. It has everything from cheesy 70s prog to genuinely depressing parts with Richard Burton hamming it up.
>he's currently reading something that isn't on /lit/'s top 100 chart
>he's still stuck on Origins
You'll never make it at this rate.
Is writing more exhausting than painting, drawing and sculpting?
I can write well and on top-capacity for, at the best days, only about 4 hours. The idea of waking up at 08:00am and produce until lunch break and then keep working until 09:00 or 10:00 pm is a joke to me.
I tought this was only weakness of my part, yet I discovered that most great writers (and above all poets and verse-workers) ussualy work hard on writing for only 3-4 hours, and mainly read and copy material on the rest of their time. A lot of writers complain about the menal exaustion that the...
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Can we have a thread about writers and their relationships with one another?
I know very little except that Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Joyce, Gertrude Stein and F Scott Fitzgerald all kind of hung out together. I know that Hemingway thought Joyce was great and that Fitzgerald was a sellout and Stein was a bitch. But I've only read his opinions.
I'd like to know more about the literary world. Who admired who? Who hated who? Who had fist-fights? Any time period. Photos would be nice, too.
Hans Christien Andersen was friends with Dickens for a time, until he went to briefly visit Dickens in England and ended up staying for something like two months. Apparently HCA didn't realize this was rude, but Dickens was so furious about it that the friendship ended.
Didn't Wittgenstein and Russell know each other and Wittgenstein was constantly an autistic pain in the ass to Russell?
Also, much more famously, Schopenhauer was a professor at the same university at Hegel and was jealous as fuck of all the attention Hegel received. That jealousy is actually the core of Schopenhauer's philosophy, it's pretty cringy.
I need an english presentation done please at high school level talking about whether it is better for a leader to be feared or loved based on machiavellis the prince and how it relates to modern society pleaseee it doesnt have to be good ill pay 10 dollars by paypal when its done pleaseee
Tell you what, I wrote my Thesis on Machiavelli and I'll condense it all into neat little research notes that you can more or less copy/paste for an easy B+
That being said, I'll need half of the money up front so I know that you aren't fucking with me
Just read Brave New World.
What do you guys think? I loved it, I read it in two sittings.
My most recent book haul. How'd I do, bros?
Fuck Rothfuss edition
>What you are you currently reading?
>Favorite New Wave novel?
>Favorite old fantasy author?