Have you read this book? if so, what do you think of it?
Gene theory is overly reductive. Read pic related and "Sex and Death," instead if you want to get a handle on how evolution works and is discussed among professionals.
It's cool to talk about children's literature here right? I just don't see anybody talking about this. I feel like I'm the only person I know that's even read these.
For those of you that have actually read them:
Do you think that the movie would have been as successful if they did a more faithful adaptation of the books? Would it have been too intense to be marketable as a children's film?
Generally, only when it actually is literature and not just books. "The Little Prince" gets mad play here but stuff like your OP not really. Seems like a mere book (not literature proper).
You just reminded me of /tv/. I don't mean that as an insult, but what you just said is awfully reminiscent of what they'll describe to you as the distinction between a "film" and a "movie". With the former, of course, being the /tv/ equivalent of "literature" as opposed to the latter, which would be the /tv/ equivalent of a "book".
Still though, I've seen more off-topic discussion on the front page. Surely this is close enough so that we can discuss it?
What do people think of Watership Down? I loved that book when I was younger. Re-reading it I can now notice all the various themes and devices throughout.
It's also weird / interesting how when you break it all down it's just a pretty typical adventure genre fiction
post yfw you read about objectivism for the first time
was inculcated by a high school english teacher who was a randian cultist. brought in robert bidinotto to speak and made the class participate in ayn rand institute essay contests.
i still feel fond of the fountainhead but in retrospect i also feel mindraped
Who is your favourite white man who wrote about non-white people?
I have to go with a classic and say Kipling, amazing writer. Toomai of the Elephants made me want to be a writer when I first read it.
What does /lit/ think about collections of letters?
Are there essential collections? Do you have a favorite collection?
>yfw you realize that future historians will be combing through and publishing collections of your e-mails and texts...
Does anyone know and good but cheap edition of
Le Chants De Maldoror?
So I just did a report in my Masterworks of Literature class on Don Quixote and I think I am in love with it. I was using the John Rutherford translation from my textbook but I was wondering if the newer Edith Grossman translation was better, anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
Also Don Quixote general if enough people really want to discuss it.
I'm about to reread it, after having read an abridgement by accident, i got the tobias smollett translation, but yeah, isnt don quixote incredible? i remember being somewhat exasperated, until sancho started spouting his parables after becoming "wise" and finally realizing that the whole thing was supposed to be funny, it all just clicked for me, such a master, that ol' cervantes. i also own the edith grossman, and she definitely seems to be a heartfelt translator, so i doubt she'd let it go...
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so /lit/ i'm taking a class on detective fiction next semester is this a good reading list?
Some collection of Poe's stories I don't remember which
Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Dashielle Hammett - Red Harvest
Chester Himes - A Rage in Harlem
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
Jorge Luis Borges - Ficciones
Kawamata Chiaki - Death Sentences
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö - The Laughing Policeman
Gene Kerrigan - The Rage
I have to wonder why the professor chose Kawamata over any of the many other works of Japanese detective fiction, especially since it seems he's going for the basics with the reading list. Why wouldn't he use Edogawa Ranpo?
You should ask, OP.
his reasoning was "people might like it because the ring is based off of it" almost verbatim quote. his alternate choice was hard-boiled wonderland.
dude told me he taught a class on war narratives this semester and i'm upset I missed it. it was a good reading list too
I blew it tonight, you guys. I really blew it. If you don't know me, I've been reading the classic novels. I figured it's good to experience the great works of art that have been made before I was born and also, and this is the main reason, I want to be able to recommend books to the girl I love. She enjoys reading. I took some time off from reading for a while after I finished The Stranger. I'm now halfway through Lord of the Flies. I'm not enjoying it as much as the other books I've read so far, it's a little heavy on adjectives for my taste,...
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1. you don't love her
2. you're reading some lesser classics. If you haven't read at least King Lear and Hamlet, please do that
3. if she knows you at all she knows you're awkward because obviously you're socially awkward
write about in a fictional format
oh and Pope fucking blows. Just read some Percy Bryce Shelley or Robert Browning
>Flannery O'Connor actively goaded a friend, deeply committed to the civil rights movement, with racist jokes.
>Not only did O'Connor know hundreds of racist jokes, she apparently relished them, saving them up and spinning them out in a series of letters that have never been published.
Where do I start with this woman and how do I find her fun "letters" ?
So I'm reading this book, and god damn, is it really possible to live life and be this depressed? I've never felt so saddened by a book before.
What are your thoughts in general?
>go to kikebook
>pick your most literate friend
>click the "about" tab on their profile, scroll down until you see books
>post their pleb taste
Can we please have a thread about the new meme trilogy?
What went wrong? I haven't read it yet and /lit/ says it's extreme pleb trash that's only good for growing kids.
19th century literature vs. 20th/21st century literature