The year is 2016. I decided to finally read Infinite Jest. What should I expect? What does it make so good and relevant today?
Also, I spent 2015 reading Tolstoy and Dostoivesky. Will DFW make me want to go back to the russians or he is truly great as /lit/ says?
Is his critical acclaim only because he's black?
I haven't read Seven Killings yet (I got it for Christmas) so I dunno.
I think he's pretty cool though. I did read an interview with him where he was talking about how he wanted to write a novel about vikings. He didn't like being locked into certain topics because of his ethnicity/sexual orientation and I can respect that.
I haven't read Seven Killings yet and won't till sometime middle of next year but pretty much everybody whose opinion on books I care about that has enjoyed it. Even my hard as fuck to please former English prof liked it.
So I can't say with any real opinion of my own but it does seem at least somewhat deserved.
Why do Americans think that using caps lock makes anything they say sound quirky? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DONATE TO MY KICKPATREON #SAYNOTOPANHANDLING XD
Is it a go to key for diminishing responsibility through detachment? A keyboard form of vocal fry?
Why do Americans like to make everything loud and clappy?
Because they're descendants of those who get expelled from the heart of civilisation because they were not civilised enough.
This was fucking garbage.
im a pleb for disliking this?
I'm looking for an essay titled "Depersonalization, the experience of prosthesis, and our cosmic insignificance: The experimental phenomenology of an altered state."
Where can I find it without paying for a monthly subscription to some online shitshow?
I'm willing to pay a few dollars I suppose.
It's part of a journal called "Philosophical Psychology" and appears in Volume 5, Issue 3. Published in 1992.
Does anyone have access to a database of journals that this might appear in? If you're a college student, which I am not, you probably can find it through your library.
Hey guys, i'm looking for some books on Indian
mythology and folkore.
Any good recs?
so /lit/ I want to write great homo-homo stories because I want to take a hobby and I chose to write homo-homo fanfiction to pass the time.
BUT! I write like shit and I am shit yes, that's right.
how do I make girls wet their panties reading my homo-homo fics? I want to enter their minds and hear them sniff and cry and feel with my love stories.
how can I make this happen?
what are your guys' favorite words? do you think they have any connection to what you believe?
mine is slugbait, it feels right to say.
Synapse was the best hacker I knew in the cult of the dead cow so once he got busted I took on his alias and everyone thought I was he. I remember getting crazy calls at 2 in the morning asking me to hit this server or that; shit was cash. This was before Frozen Synapse or anything known which used the word and I thought it was cool as hell. Now I am the director of a company called Synaptics Limited which operates out of Hong Kong helping move illegal shipments to and from Pyongyang and China.
I was reading a book the other day and I accidentally turned two pages at once but for about two lines it still made grammatical sense so I didn't initially realise that I'd missed a page. This made me think at first of writing a book with 'trap' pages that can be effectively missed out entirely without affecting the flow of the book at all, but may offer something that makes you consider an alternate idea or viewpoint if read, there would be no indication as to whether the pages were meant to be left out or not so it would let readers interpret it more uniquely....
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There was that one book, can't remember the name, don't care to search, where you could read any chapter in any order and it would still make coherent sense.
I think it would be cool if you kept both style and substance. The post-modern has neither.
Also, if you take out the limitation of needing to fill a whole page, you could make it more coherently incoherent.
Cortazar's Hopscotch does something similar. There are ~56 chapters that compound the main plot, and about a hundred "dismissible" chapters that can be ignored completely, followed at a certain order indicated at the beginning, or in any order you want. They tend to be quite digressive tho.
I read somewhere that Invisible Monsters Remix by Palahniuk does something similar but I read the regular Invisible Monsters and am not interested in reading more of it. Also, there was mention in the Wikipedia article of Hopscotch of a book that consisted of a box filled...
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Just saw this film. Does /lit/ approve of that guy, or is the film just sucking his teet cause he's dead?
I didn't think it made DFW look good at all. I thought the movie character came off as insecure, snarky, disingenuous and still nursing and ugly addiction to TV. I don't think any thinking adult could watch that and think "wow DFW was such a hero."
> that ending
Did Delillo predict Banksy?
How did Michael Pemulis get so cool? Every passage including him is hilarious and fun and makes me nostalgic for hanging out with friends fucking around in high school.
He's a sociopath. They tend to have magnetic personalities and inspire weaker people to admire them and want to imitate them. Wallace himself said Pemulis was written to be one of the Antichrists of the novel. Personally, I'm with Wallace, because that's all I saw. A mean, manipulative bully.
It's this time again /lit!
Let's determine /lit's favorite book and it's correlation with /lit's favorite fetish. Rules are pretty simple, just give us one title and your fetish, later on we sum it up. We had fairly successful threads like this before as well as some on /mu and /tv. Let the search for patrician's fetishes and favorite books commence.
I'm going in first, feel free to join up, just keep it classy.
>If on a winter's night a traveler