How much can I expect to learn? So far it seems to offer more than /lit/.
What are some good novels where the main character happens to be gay or is struggling with his homosexuality?
Hello, everyone! Recently I, a man who's been learning English for 3 years now, started off reading the novel David Copperfield by Dickens, and you know what? I still cannot figure out even 70% of what I read. Sometimes I have to reread passages twice or even more times to get to the point, not to mention of how much the English word order differs from Russian's. And all those different meanings of the same words. Fucking hell. Is it supposed to mean that I will never be able to read English classics without being exposed to the language at the very young age? Should I kill myself?
Three years is nothing. Keep reading, reread, read easy books, read complicated books.
Keep reading him, I was reading ToTC and his writing style didn't click until the 200th page, but then it was fluid af.
Mark the sentences you don't understand and read them later or read a translation.
Practice is key.
t. as you can see, someone with shit english
Name the best work of fiction published in the last 5 years.
Hard mode: no Bleeding Egde, no Pale King.
The Icelandic Sagas aren't that great.
the whale parts are necessary and brilliant
the judge is the best character in literature
white teeth was pretty good
dostoevsky doesn't stand up to re-reads (heartbreakingly)
billy budd >>>>>>> bartleby
pic related is my favorite yeats
>hasn't read Menexenus, Plato's most significant dialogue
Explain yourself, anon
What does /lit/ think of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality?
Do you think a good writer can write a book about anything?
Like if you gave (don't wanna be drawn into a debate about who's good so just insert your fav novelist here) a brief to write a novel on spider monkeys taking over Wales or some shit, or like about a sentient plug socket- could it be good?
It will be good to some extent as long as they are motivated enough to care.
Some authors can probably do better outside their natural environments; for example, dialogue writes will be fine as long as they are allowed to write dialogue.
For the most part though I think a good part of being a writer is quality control. So it might not be great,, but it would be at least readable.
Depends on how much of a headcase they are really. Like some great writer doped up enough to imagine a sentient plug socket would likely do pretty well.
On the other hand someone who specializes in like westerns and the likes will likely have some issues if it's not something they're mind is really built for.
Writing is just the pretentious way to put whatever bullshit you have in your head on paper. So there is no real reason it's impossible but I'd say it's pretty unlikely to...
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Does DFW look like John Romero to anyone else?
Am I crazy?
ITT: Underrated writers
Pic obviously related
Well, he may be underrated on this board, but that doesn't mean too much...
I really like him. Though, I noticed that each time he is evoked, people are quite short of words to tell how he affects them (and I would have trouble telling how he affects me as well)
I am a struggling (read: homeless) dilettante; i realize it is not your problem, but i am homeless because i follow my heart too much and my heart loves morphine pumping through it from time to time--origins aside: i come to you for *help*
i need this book (pic related) but i don't have the money. i can have it shipped to my mother's house and pick it up there when i visit her in a week. i ask for any like-minded and well-heeled ladies or gentlemen to gift it to me.
wish list: amzn dot com slash w slash OAEZ0ZVFPN76
do what thou wilt
I need a time write prompt for crime and punishment, the prompt is limited to the end of part 3.
why do yall act like all spooks are wicked
Why are you browsing 4chan instead of reading?
>He read Nietzsche before Schopenhauer