How to stop being a mediocre pleb /lit/? Recommend something insightful and enlightening
Preferably a short novel. Attention span can't bother beyond ten pages an hour.
Can /lit/ give me some disturbing/weird ideas to wright about?
I've never seen Knausgård featured on here, have any of you read the honest Norwegian best-selling sensation?
We talk about this faggot everyday.
Read Proust or Powell. If you want something modern, read Ferrante.
If you wait twenty years or so, you can read my memoir based on the life of Miles Davis, Jon Rose, and, myself.
is epistemology, taken to its last consequences, nothing but philosophy of the mind?
I'm not a huge reader but I've read quite a few novels in my time, however I've never touched poetry.
Where do I start?
I posted here the other night, but my thread archived without any replies.
Basically, I'm looking for an article, essay, or something of that nature about how any story that's written, whether intentionally or unintentionally, has themes, or perhaps even messages. And not in a moral guardian/SJW way. I want something I can use in an essay I'm writing.
>my thread archived without any replies
>tfw know those feels
Psychology major here. What're the best few books/textbooks to get me ahead and started on forensic psych?
Has any philosopher in the history of mankind ever accurately defined what is "good" and "bad"?
If not what are the best definitions you've found?
Socrates and Platl went out of their way to say that there were no teachers of virtue and no way to pin virtue down using naive sophisticated tools like definitions.
So just don't look there lol
So I've been reading this for a couple of days and I'm enjoying it a lot (Fucking Ignatius it's the sanest person around here) but I found something particullary interesting. The pic related is the edition I'm reading right now and it surprised me how, no matter how much I've flattened it, bended it and overall manipulated it while reading it it's spine hasn't cracked nor there is any sign of damage on the spine itself. I'm almost at the end of the book so you know I'm aplying pressure while reading it but yet there is no damage to...
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What the FUCK happened?
King lost his fucking mind
I hope when King dies someone can reboot the Tower series and make all books like the first, Roland wandering the dying, weird world, occasionally massacring towns
The voice of a generation?
How strange is your attractor ?
Can you transcend ?
What does /lit/ think about Star Trek books? As a fan of the show, I like them a lot. Does anyone else like them?
I thought Purity really came together in the last half, but it's nowhere near as good as Freedom and The Corrections. It felt like everything was backstory. Best chapter was Tom's memoir.
There were some good parts, the family drama. But the global intrigue always destroys my willing suspension of disbelief when it comes from Franzen.
Still, that scene... [spoiler/] I'm gonna fuck you in the ass [/spoiler] yikes. Intense.
This man...in my country, he is everything...
tfw u will never fuck rimbaud hahahaha am i right
I hate people who likes Rimbaud tbqh
9 times out of 10 they only say the like him because of that stupid picture where he is an 11/10 and haven't read anything written by him or if they have they have not understand it or find it moving at all.
I haven't read any Rimbaud but you can tell when people are pseuds with vague or "ohsoprofound" obscurintic responses.
Are there any good books on the Aboriginal Dream Time stories?
>have nice ass picture in my head which I'd like to translate into word
>even if I could the reader would not see it exactly as I do
Have you noticed the huge irony that the people who go on about the Ancient Greeks being so important wouldn't pay any attention to Socrates or Plato or Aristotle if they were born during their era? They'd be too busy wanking over the Ancient Egyptians.
And so on back in time, until the first group of humans would have some people claiming that Neanderthal mud paintings are the most profound thoughts of all time and only a disgusting pleb could think otherwise.
I finished reading Dubliners by JJ and after each short story I would google its meaning on Sparknotes.
I've done the same thing with all of Steinbeck's short stories and mark twains.
How bad have I fucked up? Is it stupid to do this if I want to fully grasp the stories?
Do you do it?
This is how one reads deeply. Looking up critical angles on the literature you read is important. I would only suggest looking into sources other than Sparknotes due to its tendency to oversimplify things - but I can also understand the use of Sparknotes out of sheer convenience.
Anyone know anything about Chinese literature? They publish the most books according to wikipedia. What are they writing?
>people who have strong opinions on books they’ve never actually read
>"I don't want to read that book. It looks shitty."
>"oh my god, how do you know it's shitty if you haven't read it?"
>"oh my god, why did you even read it if you knew you were going to hate it?"
Besides this list, what books can I recommend to my 17 year old cousin to help him further himself for his last 2 years of high school and eventually university?
Well, /lit/, I'm about to settle in with pic related. I've got a cup of tea, a top floor apartment with a view of the city, and a nice fluffy papasan chair. Is there anything more comfy?
Hey /lit/ how does one go about choosing the tone of their novel and how do you keep it consistent?
How much do care about understanding the context of a book or author when you read one?
Do you have to do a little bit of historical research before you read Charles Dickens? Or do you just dive in?
I'm 3 chapters into The Trial by Franz Kafka and I find myself absolutely bored while I'm reading it. There's nothing interesting going, no interesting characters and the prose is nothing special, from what I can tell it's like any other book. I want to drop it but at the same time I keep thinking it's going to get better later since it's on the /lit/ must read list.
Should I drop it? How many chapters do you give a book before you drop it?
You can drop it, just realize that whenever it comes up in conversation, you will have to explain that you could not get further than about 50 pages into a sub 200-page book that is often taught in highschool.