What are you gonna read of the list, /lit/?
2. Sword Art Online
3. Tenkyou no Alderamin
4. Eirun Last Code
5. Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka?
6. No Game No Life
7. Toaru Majutsu no Index
9. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
10. Escape Speed
Is haruhi a meme series? I read the entire first book and i did not enjoy a single page of it. It was written as though it was a script for an anime the author hoped would happen.
Now Oregairu on the other hand had eightman, and decent writing
How can something be sad and banal at the same time? That literally makes no sense
banal implies a pejorative though
saying it's banal to die of heart diseases just makes you sound edgy
saying something is sad implies a sentimentality, unless dfw was using sad ironically similar to how we sometimes say some things are sad when we in fact mean they are pathetic.
>write drunk, edit sober
Can you even begin to approach and fathom this? When I'm inebriated it's just silliness and sentimentality, I could never understand people who write drunk.
Let's make a serious topic for serious people, none of this joke topic shit.
Do the americans on here realise that these days there exists almost no culture outside their country? And what does exist is shit? And that any attempt by any of us non americans to pretend otherwise, is an attempt to troll the americans?
Do they realise how shit the rest of the world is in terms of culture? Sorry, I meant Culture. big black C U L T U R E that can be proudly displayed alongside BIG DEAD WHITE MEN old fashioned culture. We have none of it. I live in Britain and the...
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>first class degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford
>had a book published
>scholarships at Harvard
Why is she so much better than you? Just from looking at the above stuff I can tell that she would stomp us in to the ground intellectually. Imagine the raw IQ advantage she has over any of us.
Just finished this big guy. Loved it.
This is a general discussion thread since there's so much to talk about.
Starting prompt: What do you make of the ending?
OP again. My interpretation of the ending:
In a weird way, kind of hopeful. Mason and Dixon end up propagating little Masons and Dixons, which is all anyone can ask for.
And on his deathbed, as his sons talk to him, Mason might be hearing the remnants of his travels with Dixon--maybe even the beginning of a new adventure.
Notice that Isaac talks as Dixon might have about magic Indians and fish jumping from rivers (referencing that which is down. Fitting, considering Dixon's occupation as surveyor).
And William, who seems the glummer of the two,...
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It's been too long since I read it (which as a personal plus also means it won't be so long until I get to re-read it)
for me to say anything about the last chapter other than yes, it did clearly strike a hopeful note even in the end
Anyone else way spooked by the waxhouse?
My dad recommended I read this since I binged on Dostoevksy not too long ago.
Is it worth it? What are your thoughts on it?
Read most of his short stories (except for I think 4?), then I read Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground. Not all, but I very much enjoyed him, especially his short works.
I just bought this old edition of 'On the Road' by Kerouac at a used books market. What's your opinion on the book? I've never read Kerouac before.
Whatever it is, it's a great book. Make sure to check out 'The Original Scroll' later if you like the edited version.
Kerouac appropriated the literary methods of Balzac and Proust to put together his oeuvre and for my money, OTR, Subterranneans, Dharma Bums, Desolation Angels, and Big Sur can be read as one text.
Hard to go wrong with that, and then he still has a vault of poetry and other writings to check into after the main works.
It's a nice comfy travel story for about 50 pages or so but then you realize that it isn't going anywhere and that the only reason it's acclaimed was because it inspired a bunch of hippies to go on road trips.
What are the most significant criticisms (or flaws) of utilitarianism?
any good cyber monday/cyber weekend deals for books?
>Right so, get this. One day this guy wakes up and he's a bug.
>...okay...so then what happens?
>Oh you know, he's just sort of being a bug for the rest of the story, and then he dies.
>Alright Mr. Wallace, pitch it to me.
>It's about these young tennis players, and some drug addicts and this magic movie that turns up every now and then.
>Oh okay, we've actually been looking for some short stories to publish, you can type it up in a month right?
>S-s-sure, yeah, n-no problem
>I'm writing a novel
>Oh cool, what's it about?
>Well nothing really happens
>Right, um, isn't that not really wha-
>It's 900 pages
Any good lit dealing with chaotic metaphysical decay and/or disintegration? Like extreme ontological shocks, someone's world violently falling apart or rapid loss of sanity?
I keep getting called a fascist in political discussions, people use the term as an accusation and as if that invalidates all my views.
What is some literature that displays fascism in a positive or neural light?
I can't find this book for download anywhere and I've searched a lot.
Can anyone upload it?