What can /lit/ tell me about this man?
only read Axolotl. it's good. combines two approaches i tend to dislike, 1 the entire story is one focused, methodical observation of a basically mundane subject and account of all the rote activity involved, 2 this culminates in a metaphysical event within the confines of that mundanity. it reminded of one of the slower/less fantastical stories in Cosmicomics, like the one about the mollusc, except they are more deliberate in their "investigation", more conscious of its structure, and concerned with it more than with character/human psychology, as with Axolotl.
Been on /Lit/ for about six weeks now. I'm confused does /Lit/ read for enjoyment or to better themselves. Discuss.
Look, can we just put this book to rest? Or ban discussion of it? Both sides of the discussion are blatantly wrong. What I see most often is people claiming it to be terrible. Look, it's obviously not terrible. It's a decent work by a decent writer, and it is a good representative of postmodernism. It's not great, but it's certainly not terrible either. On the other side we have people who claim it as one of the best books of all time, which is also blatantly false. Can't we put it to rest with that?
>good representative of postmodernism
Anyone down for a Quran read through?
IJ worked great during the summer but GR was a let down because so many people bailed when they failed to understand it. I'm fully serious in this. I believe a read through of the Quran might be the only threads free of people from imgur and reddit.
1. This book is shit if you don't read Arabic
2. This book is shit even if you do tead Arabic
>I believe a read through of the Quran might be the only threads free of people from imgur and reddit.
Why would you believe this? Im sure reddit is filled with "Quran is a hidden gem" and "Quran has absolutely stunning poetry."
Do something pomo and accessible so everyone feels like they're smarter than they actually are--a Barthelme collection or something.
This is a new era. /his/ was nothing. Welcome to post-imgur frontpage /lit/, everyone.
i think this means we have to be more elitist / obscurantist / reactionary for a while to shake them
Books that gave you a Quality, Literary Kek
pic related, I had to stop reading this a few times because I couldn't help being overwhelmed by This Fucking Calvino
inb4 Infinite Memes, etc
A monk on the street just gave me this book and told me it would help me find myself and also to watch out for the terrorists
Litizens of Lit York
We post our favourite authors and their works we feel should be read in the order of our preferation. And lets include an optional section aswell. Positive critique is allowed on others' comments but lets stay away from the negative.
I shall lead by example
Optional: Poor folk, The double, The gamlber, The eternal husband,...
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1. The Myth of Sisyphus
2. The Stranger
3. The Rebel
4. The Plague
5. The first man
If nothing else read the Myth of Sisyphus
Very good selection litrade, I do feel MD stands well on it's own but so do all masterpieces though so all in all a great addition.
I really want to get into Camus, haven't read him at all but he seems really interesting, did you feel you needed to read something before him to get an understanding of his philosophy?
To anyone currently avoiding Dostoevsky, let me just say I was afraid like you until recently. I told myself it would be an endless bullshit slog like Dickens.
In fact, no.
Reading Notes From Underground now and it's really surprisingly enjoyable and relatable. The themes are relevant to modern life, the style is pretty contemporary, the social situations are recognizable enough that I laugh and cringe and sympathize.
The only part that worried me was the beginning where the narrator rambles about philosophy. Don't worry, though, the rest of the book isn't like that. It's supposed to show you the narrator is sad and full of shit.
Definitely give it a try if you've been avoiding the russians- it's a quicker read than some modern writers.
(I'm not OP)
This isn't bait you fucking reddit cuck.
Yeah, OP here I'm not baiting. I've been a reader most of my life but I always avoided the russians, I just had the idea that they were all boring 1000-page descriptions of rich people and table manners and I wouldn't get anything out of it (maybe this is true of Tolstoy? Dunno.) Anyway I gave Dostoevsky a try this week and Notes From Underground at least is really fun and easy.
I'm sure there are other people like me who enjoy /lit/ but somehow got the mistaken impression Dostoevsky would be boring. If you are one of them, give him a try. I was pleasantly surprised.
>smoke a FAT BLUNT
>put on a Neil Young record
>put on the Moby Dick audiobook
>lie in pitch dark visualizing the prose
How is this NOT the BEST possible way to enjoy literature?
submit your diary entry here:
Rate my poem, /lit/
Just seen robots talking about pic related.
Whats /lit/'s thoughts on this - anyone read it?
So this was effectively a confession right?
Rowling just tweeted this.
It's over, mates. Black Hermione is now canon.