Hey pleb, what books are you reading? I bet it's something only a pleb would read.
Dropping 2 tabs of acid next week.
What book do i take?
Take 1 instead of two
Dont fucking read
Dont stay inside go outside
Seriously there is a good chance that youll have some sort of shitty upper cut into your acid so you arent going to want to sit around and read
Post your favorite poems.
This is not a critique thread. Just post stuff you like.
Death Fugue by Paul Celan
Black milk of daybreak we drink it at sundown
we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night
we drink and we drink it
we dig a grave in the breezes there one lies unconfined
A man lives in the house he plays with the serpents he writes
he writes when dusk falls to Germany your golden hair Margarete
he writes it and steps out of doors and the stars are flashing he whistles his pack out
he whistles his Jews out in earth has them dig for a grave
he commands us strike up for the dance
Black milk of daybreak...
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The idea of Order at Key West
She sang beyond the genius of the sea.
The water never formed to mind or voice,
Like a body wholly body, fluttering
Its empty sleeves; and yet its mimic motion
Made constant cry, caused constantly a cry,
That was not ours although we understood,
Inhuman, of the veritable ocean.
The sea was not a mask. No more was she.
The song and water were not medleyed sound
Even if what she sang was what she heard.
Since what she sang was uttered word by word.
It may be that in all her phrases stirred
The grinding water and the gasping wind;
But it was she and not the sea we heard.
For she was the maker of the song she sang.
The ever-hooded, tragic-gestured sea
Was merely a place by which she walked to sing.
Whose spirit is this? we said, because we knew
It was the spirit that we sought and knew
That we should ask this often as she sang.
If it was only the dark voice of the sea
That rose, or even colored by many waves;
If it was only the outer voice of sky
And cloud, of the sunken coral water-walled,
However clear, it would have been deep air,
The heaving speech of air, a summer sound
Repeated in a summer without end
And sound alone. But it was more than that,
More even than her voice, and ours, among
The meaningless plungings of water and the wind,
Theatrical distances, bronze shadows heaped
On high horizons, mountainous atmospheres
Of sky and sea. It was her voice that made
The sky acutest at its vanishing.
She measured to the hour its solitude.
She was the single artificer of the world
In which she sang. And when she sang, the sea,
Whatever self it had, became the self
That was her song, for she was the maker. Then we,
As we beheld her striding there alone,
Knew that there never was a world for her
Except the one she sang and, singing, made.
Ramon Fernandez, tell me, if you know,
Why, when the singing ended and we turned
Toward the town, tell why the glassy lights,
The lights in the fishing boats at anchor there,
As night descended, tilting in the air,
Mastered the night and portioned out the sea,
Fixing emblazoned zones and fiery poles,
Arranging, deepening, enchanting night.
Oh! Blessed rage for order, pale Ramon,
The maker's rage to order words of the sea,
Words of the fragrant portals, dimly-starred,
And of ourselves and of our origins,
In ghostlier demarcations, keener sounds.
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Is this the only thing that /lit/ /tv/ and /v/ likes?
1. Catcher in the Rye
4. Clockwork Orange
5. Brave New World
6. Of Mice and Men
8. Huck Finn
10. To Kill A Mockingbird
Of those I've read American Psycho, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Do androids dream of electric sheep, and the picture of dorian grey.
I've also started lolita.
I prefer AP but I could buy an argument that Huck Finn is better written, so I've put them as tied.
So sometimes I get real high and try to read The Hobbit. It's amazing.
What are some other great high reads?
DUDE I like to rip the bong and read some bukowski because he reminds me of myself with his cynical outlook and his deep intellectual sadness. I only get wasted because I have all this inexpressible rage most people will never understand.
sometimes on the weekends I go over to my friend Tyler's house and we drop acid and listen to terrence mkenna and alan watts on youtube. thats some pretty dope shit as well man they really make you think.
ps. vote bernie sandrs he'll legalize it LMAO
What is the most epic cover art for a book and why is it Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam?
I remember masturbating to Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam when I was a kid and I don't remember why and I'm scared to find out. What's the weirdest, sexiest shit that happens in Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam?
Please read my books.
This is one of my favorite books of all time! But enough of what I think. What did YOU all think of this book? :)
As an engineer I found this to be a lovely bit of Nostalgia. as a 90's kid I remember playing these videogames in my youth and this book brought back all those memories and hit me right in the feels. 5/7 cannot recommend enough.
Do you have any recommendations for really engrossing novels? The type that you start reading and then want to do nothing but spend the rest of the day reading them. For me at least not all of the books I love feel like that.
>"kill your darlings"
>writing is riddled with darlings
He didn't say that. It was Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, fuckface. And it was 'Murder your darlings'.
Read a fucking book and stop parroting people.
Who is the greatest living science fiction author and why is it Kim Stanley Robinson?
Hi /lit/! Any scifi fans here? What'd you all think of this book?
I fucking loved it! I am a positivist and it provides a wonderful framework to demonstrate everything I have been indoctrinated to believe is true.
by the by is anyone else checking this place out from imgur? it's pretty weird. how do I let other users know if I approve of their posts?
Pimp is obvious; it's a the thrilling of biopic of Iceberg Slim that sums up the entire black experience into one book. But what about the other two?