Has Anyone here read another /lit/icens work and liked it? Tell me about it. Just finished anons book and it didn't suck
>feel incredibly depressed
Is there a word for this?
There is a master of Creative writing on mi city... I am thinking about taking it, but at the same time I feel stupid for doing it... What do you think about Creative writing, anons?
That's like getting a masters to try and play the piano. Sure someone can teach you to do it but it's something you can EASILY learn on your own. As with every other skill all you gotta do is learn the basics and then practice. In this case what I'm saying is go fucking write something to the best of your ability. It will probably be shit. Bring it to /lit/ for critique and listen to the people who actually take you seriously. Repeat.
Question is, do you read often? If not go read a book goddamn. How could one write music if they'd never heard any before?
Well, my bachelor degree is on literature. I dropped it a while ago, I had some issues about what it meant to study literature... then I just went back to finish it.
The point is, I actually think the same as you, but I also think publishing is more about social skills than writing abilities... I am pretty biased since I left my work on a publishing house and reality fucked my little pampered ego.
I m studying modern litterature, andI have a presentation to do about
the art and litterature.
But I really don t kno anythingh on the subject and I need some advices
to prepare the subject.
so, What kind of movement should I study, any idea?
>here is a situation: you are with someone, they point at a hippo and laugh
>here are your choices: (1) say 'that is not funny' and point at a tree and laugh and say 'that is funny' (2) say 'that's interesting you think a hippo is funny, because i don't think a hippo is funny' and think 'this person believes a hippo is funny, i will not be their friend' (3) ask why they laughed at the hippo and listen to their explanation and maybe think 'i understand people are...
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ITT: Books you just couldn't finish reading because they were so shit.
>100 years of Kek
Actually bought a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey off a homeless person in the street for a fiver, mostly to stop him from reading it.
Read a couple of pages. Awful beyond belief. Even the harshest of reviews simply do not do justice to the level of retardation required to pull off that prose. Difficult to believe that there is such a large subset of masochists out there who literally get off on writing that is that painfully awful.
Are there any good erotic fiction sites with a focus on realistic stories? Or at least a good search/filter function. I hate how shitty most free erotica I've found is.
Also interested in real people's sex stories.
I'm looking to start with some Pablo Neruda.
Anyone have any suggestions as to where I should start?
I think Extravagario is probably his most accessible. Full Powers, some Elemental Odes and Canto General should also be read. Again, in Mitchell's translation there are some Odes and parts of Extravagario, but not many.
Who is the best Greek? Who is the best Trojan?
What do you guys think of McLuhan's phrase "the Medium is the Message"? He believes that a form of media as a whole is more important than anything that is communicated through it.
Wouldn't the telephone as a medium only consist of the sum of all things said over the telephone, like the messages that are conveyed through the media are what give those media their importance?
I've been trying to get into books again, and so I read a couple Banana Yoshimoto novels. I thought they were nice. The way she communicates the way she feels, and how she sees things is really pleasant, even when there isn't a lot going on in the story.
What should I read now, /lit/?
if you enjoyed yoshimoto i recommend pic related
the american translation is called the briefcase and is about 25 pages longer
So long story short guys, I'm a stemfag and need to write an essay on "Man is condemned to be free" by tomorrow. Can you guys help? Please?
Is there any philosopher with a more DUDE WEED LMAO mentality?
WOAH DUDE THAT CHAIR, LIKE WOAH MAN SO WEIRD WE'RE LIKE NOTHING BUT PARTICLES FLOATING THROUGH SPACE ON A GIANT BALL WOAHHHH DUDEEEE
ITT: Books that changed your life.
Anyone have no idea what Whitman's supposed to be about? It's all like, "I jizz over all the trees, the mountains, and glorious rivers, and over my soul, which is not myself, but in all your hearts," and I have no idea what it's supposed to me about.
>not sure if serious
Well if you're not kidding:
You should start from the very beginning and do your best to understand the message behind each poem. It's more about life being too precious to be concerned with anything else but love and nature. When Walt refers to himself its usually not about him physically. It's about the thing inside all of us that keeps all of us connected: Consciousness.
What are some good books on poetry?
Currently reading Ron Pretty's 'Creating Poetry' and Rilke's 'Letters to a Young Poet'. I'm not so much interested in writing poetry as understanding and appreciating/critiquing it better.