Post your favorite international covers.
>it's actually the real cover
... was apparently used as a japanese cover for The Stars My Destination. I like it because it's not only over the top, but has nothing to do with the book.
Does anyone on /lit/ find interest in autobiographies and memoirs?
I don't mean coffee table, flavour-of-the-month doorstoppers written by somebody on the chatshow circuit, but actually influential autobiographies/memoirs like Malcolm X's, Kurosawa's, Miles Davis', Michael Palin, etc?
I've always had a fascination for great ones but it seems they don't get that much mentioning around here. What does /lit/ think? Have you read any autobiography/memoir that you wished gained more attention/appreciation?
Pic related. I'm reading it at the moment, I never realised how tragic growing up was for him. He was immensely wise.
I read Charlie Mingus' Beneath The Underdog which was frustrating, distasteful, yet revealing, personal and pretty amusing too. It felt very much like James Joyce if he shot up a whole bunch. I especially liked how Mingus wrote it from the perspective of his consciousness rather than himself, and his discussions with his therapist were pretty interesting too.
Would recommend it if you're open to a lot of sex. I was a little disappointed that he didn't elaborate more on his music or creative process, but overall it's an unusual memoir.
I've just started this and I'm enjoying it. It's pretty interesting to see how he, Stein and others reacted to other writers works. Paints a nice picture of Paris too.
why does nobody share my interest in ten hour holocaust documentaries, /lit/?
Remember, you must phrase your answer like a question.
I bet you guys anything, If Harry Potter would have been written in this day and age, it would be labelled as fat shaming.
Back in the 90's it was still acceptable to poke fun at peoples weight, without: muh cunditions, muh feelings.
What do you think?
What are some passages or literary devices that show the theme of 'the meaning of life' in ''Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead''.
Why does my writing keep on switching between tenses, no matter which one I write in out of Past and Present. No matter what I always slip up. Am I retarded?
Rate my shelf senpai
>caring about how your shelf looks
>block the path of your books so everyone realizes you only have them as an affectation
here's some boards you would be more welcome at:
Any other Kantians here?
If matter is all there is then there is no truth, because truth does not have a material shape.
If truth is eternal and we can know it, then there must be a part of us that is like eternal, because like receives like.
There is. It's not eternal, but it's eternal-like.
The reason why you don't see anybody claiming this, no matter how much their metaphysics point to it, is because it's a claim about human physiology. It's a claim for potentials that would unquestionably be labelled as paranormal in the current time. Technology can't measure it yet, so trying to push the idea is pointless.
What are novels with obsessive, anxious and emotionally unstable protagonists?
should i read Master and Margarita or War and Peace next???
I would also like any supplementary info to either of the books. Stuff about the author during the writing of the book, or some hidden themes throughout.
Is there like a fundamental theorem of morality?
what are some philosophies or texts that help with fear?
I hate this whole modern "less is better" approach to writing and I really wish to write a huge maximalist 900 page novel but I find it extremely hard to write anything longer than 5000 word-long short stories. How do you even go about writing a large novel?
I need advice /lit/...
Should I have sex with a ugly girl just for the sake of my novel?
So I know this girl, she's 19, a 4 or 5/10. Not fat or dwarf or anything like that, she's just ugly. She's a nice person, likes art, likes good music, has a pretty libertine thought, bohemian... You know what I mean. I know she has sexual feelings towards me, since we've gone drinking a couple times and we've ended up making out when I'm totally drunk. She actually told me once "I want to suck your dick". To be honest, I don't have...
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