Can we create a /lit/ canon that isn't composed of white males? Here are some of my picks:
>Aphra Behn - Oroonoko
>Naidine Gordimer - Burger's Daughter
>Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
>Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
>Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes were Watching God
>Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - Weep Not, Child
>A.S. Byatt - Possession
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nothing of literary interest happened between 200 C.E and the 1600s except for dante
Would you suggest I read Dan Browns work in English or in my own mothers tongue. Reason why I'm in dubio about this is because I feel if I read it in Dutch I will miss out on jokes et cetera that go lost in translation while if I read the English one I might not understand it as well as I would in Dutch.
Any insights? Many thanks for your replies.
Thanks for the warning. I'm well aware of it not quite being literature but when I saw the movie I felt like it wouldn't be bad to read. I'll probably read it in Dutch as, like you said, it doesn't matter too much.
>dan brown isnt particularly quality literature.
The above quote is why it does not matter if you read it in Dutch or English.
I doubt there are many parts of the book which rely heavily on unique English language context.
That being said, the translation may be shit, and non-critical points may be misinterpreted during translation
What's the greatest work of art of this century so far?
I call bullshit on that JKR comment.
Sur this is what look like the first comment on the appearence of Hermione.
But I am pretty sure in all the seven book, there must be one moment where a comment on her skin color from the narraor or another student.
I found it a bit simple and bullshitting to just say "no no, hermione were never litterary white colored, where did you get that silly idea? I never did :)"
Doesn't anyone know a passage like that?
How can we organize a crowd search to seek it in the books?
She's just trying to copy Heller.
>mfw colonel korn is black
Honestly looks cute as hell. I don't know about you guys, but I prefer black women. This definitely explains why she's such a strong and independent young woman, she was fighting against racism before she ever fought against magical racism.
What am I in for?
Pinecone Issue 10000:
3 quality & unsettling short stories by your /lit/ friends & Not-BillMurray on The Great Gatsby.
Go ahead, ache at its beauty.
It's now safe to come aboard, now that you see what's possible ;^)
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>>What is this?
Pinecone Magazine is the /lit/ magazine that publishes when there is actual content worth anyone's time.
What do you think you will think when you draw your last breath, on your dying bed?
ITT: six word stories.
>In toilet: miscarried baby, never alive
First time poster here /lit/
I did not have the best upbringing where my parents were very uneducated and discouraged my interest in reading. I am now 25 years old and I never read books (besides mandatory for schooling ect)
Where should I start? Whats the best reading for someone who has no clue what is out there when it comes to literature?
My last book was freaking Harry mother fucking Potter back in middle school
What's the most beautiful name?
What do you think of the works of this beautiful man? What are your favorites?
Haven't read all of them yet (missing "The Idiot" and a few short stories), but my favouriute would be "The House of the Dead". Some of his most powerful pages are in there.
Is it worth me buying books when I live 20 minutes away from a huge city library?
Okay, so this has been bothering me for awhile. Googling has turned up nothing. What is exactly is "The Zone"? It seems to include a variety of areas. I'm 557 pages in, did I miss an explicit explanation somewhere?
What's your favorite series? Here's mine.