Does any know of any books where wizards are super powerful and only a small part of the population like in warhammer fantasy or in the elder scrolls lore?
Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
Not exactly wizards, but mistborn are characters with semi-magical powers like wizards and they're extremely rare among the population and are ultra powerful in comparison.
I'll just drop this here
Struggling with writers' block lately. Just don't feel like I'm writing anything of quality, lyrically. Are there any generic habits I can start forming - like maybe writing in a specific formula every day or something - that can help me to improve? Really what is there to do other than simply writing more?
Anybody who thinks that is Nabokov's best novel clearly is just in love with brevity. Nabokov fell in love with the English language, my friend. The proof is in Lolita and Pale Fire, not in Pnin, which is a sad little tale about an inadvertent exile, mistaken for comedy.
How do I write a college essay that isn't garbage
I'm doing a six credit hour workshop, two hours a day three days a week for three months, on shakespeare to finish my Masters degree. I need to buy a very large number of shakespeare's works. I'm still very lacking in collecting classics, and thus have not chosen a uniform publisher for these types of things.
Over christmas break I need to do that because I don't want to waste a bunch of money buying these books just to replace them down the road to have a pretty book shelf.
What does /lit/ advise? What are my options for publishers who cover...
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Where should I start with Lovecraft?
I want to read something with characters with massive/big powers, like, earth-shattering shit. Why? Because its fun, that's why. Of course, no comics.
Anybody has any suggestions?
Pic not related.
Worm. Its a capeshit webserial that's actually really good. Lots of grey morality, Premise boiled down is basically otherworldly powers fucking about with earthly reality. MC is a teenage girl who controls bugs
What are some books about gaining confidence?
No shitty "self-help" books full of fillers, please.
I read a bunch of Ezra Pound for a class and I really want to keep going. What do I pick up specifically to tackle him head on?
I've read both his prose and poetry in a limited amount, and am interested in both. If I'm interested in buying everything he wrote is there a reasonable collection I can buy in a few books? If not, I'd appreciate some fairly large collections to start.
Any advice is appreciated.
Cantos should be one volume, his poetry another.
I took this one IIRC out at my library, it's pretty comprehensive:
As for the Cantos, I don't know, someone else can tell you.
Don't bother with any of his prose collections. His prose writing is really dreadful.
Here's a picture of a typical LoA hardcover. The Pound volume was more of a maroon color but otherwise looked the same. The insides were good, the pages a little thin for my taste but w/e, the typeface was OK, and the poems were formatted properly.
And here's a screenshot of one of Amazon's scans from a LoA Whitman volume to give you a sense for what I mean about the typeface. It's not awful, but it's not my favourite.
I've barely read any Australian stuff apart from Wake in Fright which I enjoyed. Anyway, looking for recommendations. Is Cloud Street as good as everyone seems to say it is? People really get their dicks hard over that one.
I find that when a protagonist shares your nationality it just adds another level with which you can relate to them, and thus I think I have a kind of default appreciation for Australian film and literature that I don't have for American shit.
I got wake in fright recently, glad you like it. Monkey Grip and postcards from surfers by Helen Garner are good. Death in Brunswick by Boyd Oxlade is dope too. Good poets include John Forbes, Chris Wallaace crabbe, Thomas w Shapcott. Good contmporary short fiction writer is Tony Birch
Those collections 'best australian stories/poetry' are really good too.
I havent read cloud street, is that Tim Winton. Omly books by him I've read were those childrens books about the footballer, they were sick tho
Who's your countrys most well regarded literary figure?
Pic related or Margaret Atwood
I'm halfway through this and it's getting really boring. I really enjoyed the beginning and thus powered through it but at the point I'm at it's debilitatingly bland. Anyone else find this?
How old were you when you realized that 1984 isn't a dystopian novel; it's a reality novel
What are some good books about space marines?