How does it feel not speaking german and not being able to read original Kafka? His writing style is the best I have ever experienced- nothing comes even close. I really feel bad for you guys
I feel sorry for you if Kafka's style is the best you've ever experience. I feel even worse because you don't know French so you can't experience Proust's style, which is the best I've ever read. Feels good to be trilingual.
How do you guys deal with eye strain while reading? I can't read for more than 30 minutes to an hour without my eyes getting really tired and heavy.
Shot in the idiot pool, I know, but anyone know of any books about log flumes?
Can we have a Goodreads thread that don't get deleted by some mod for whatever reason?
Goodreads threads are part of /lit/ why was the last one deleted?
Add me if you want:
Not sure if this is the correct place where to ask, but I know it's here where all the intellectual anons are.
Do you know what is the accent that classical actors like Ian McKellen and Charles Dance use? Is it just Upper Received Pronunciation? Is there something exclusive that only old theatre actors learned?
It is standard recieved pronounciation, if such a thing can be described. Upper class accents (e.g. Jacob Rees-Mogg) tend towards longer vowels and even less Rs. Being RADA actors these two tend to enunciate all their letters, but without some of the pregnancy that RP can have.
>Told friends that Harry Potter is a kids franchise
>They get all pissed and say "But it is intended for adults, since like adults like it too"
>I reply "Adults are idiots as well"
>*public enemy number one*
Am I wrong?
what does /lit/ think of Death of God theology?
What is THE definitive version of Shakespeare's complete works?
and what are the definitive commentaries on him?
I picked up an old copy when I first started going to /lit/ from my local charity shop but the paper is incredibly thin and the text is tiny. Likewise I have Kermode's Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne but I've yet to read Spenser and would like to read more Shakespeare before I read it.
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a Turk.
As Anon awoke one morning from wet dreams he found his waifu pillow into a real anime girl transformed
how important is to learn and master grammar?
What's your opinion of Whitman, /lit/?
Homer... Dante... Shakespeare...
>tfw Positivism killed metaphysics
So, Meursault killed the arab because of "the heat of the moment"? Wtf Camus
What are some good resources to learn to write besides the TTC courses?
yes, it will. there's no 'rules'. if you want to understand characterization, or mood, or style, you have to feel it out of the works of other people. there's no textbook for it, you have to understand it by yourself.
unless i misunderstood and you don't want to write prose or poetry, in which case you should read the chicago manual of style.
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