is this some meme on the rise i missed out?
Now that the dust has settled, what did /lit/ think of the Holy Bible?
Hey guys, looking for fiction dealing with historical characters or events. The degree of historical accuracy can vary, I don't really mind, but I'm not looking for history books, just fiction. I'll get this started with a couple of examples and hopefully I'll get some good recs out of this. Also, no pleb shit, please.
So, my first thought is Memoirs of Hadrian, great prose, great rhythm, very introspective. Don't know how accurate it is because I know nothing about Hadrian, but the setting is pretty immersive.
Next one is The Death of Virgil, of course it's not historically accurate at all I'd say since nothing really happens, we just get to meander through Virgil's thoughts on the days prior to his death. Still, incredible book, highly recommended.
and my last rec, The Agony and The Ectsasy. Pretty solid read, though this one is loaded with dates and facts about Michelangelo's life, starting from before his birth. It gives a pretty good glimpse at the social aspect of life in those times.
If anybody knows some good historical fiction set in ancient greece, I'd highly appreciate it.
/lit/ I need your help
I submitted three chapters I've written of a novel to an agency. They replied sooner than I imagined saying they are very interested to read the rest. What do I do?
I work 9 hours a day and commute so I won't be able to write the rest of it for months.
Fess up and hope they work with you or take the L and remember to actually finish your shit before sending it out.
Have a nice day!
I'm not lying. The image perfectly represents my interior duality, one part of me wanting to quit and finish the novel, the other determined to both work a full-time job and complete a novel.
The agency said it would take 3 months to reply, but they got back to me within two weeks. I just wasn't expecting this at all.
I really don't want to miss my chance here. At the moment I am considering not replying for three months and then saying something like "oh my god, I did not expect you to reply so soon! Here's my novel! Thanks!"
Does anyone here sometimes regret becoming /lit/? It's a bit disheartening when you realize that 98% of all books are pretty shit. Every book I get recommended by friends or family is terrible. I'm kind of jealous that they can get so much enjoyment out of it and have such a wide range of books to choose from.
>I don't read for plot
>I read translations
Which one should I choose, anons?
whether you're reading for plot or prose, both are trash
What does /lit/ think of Friedrich August Hayek?
In the grand scheme of thing reading (aside from entertainment) seems like a waste. How can I convert the knowledge I gain from reading into money?
How can philosophy boil down to anything other than assertions + marketing when the Munchhausen trilemma clearly shows that all philosophies are based on feelings?
Did you ever really think about the above, or do you just blindly regurgitate every single meaningless trope society has ever fed you?
All ethics can be reduced to feels. Everything normative can be reduced to feels. That does not make it unsound.
Philosophy teaches you to think critically and rigorously. It may even teach you the virtue to stop being a frogposter.
r8 my grandmother's book stack
So /lit what do you think about my interpretation of Martins Song of Ice and Fire?
Let’s begin with the bottom:
>Dorne: Territory of House Martell, obviously stands for southern Europeans, they look like Europeans with mostly brown skin
>Reach: Territory of House Tyrell, definitely France: Full of gay knights but sexy manipulative women
>Westerlands: Territory of House Lannister, treacherous incest bastards, whose main effort is to gather power - so obviously Britain
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What's some literature dealing with bug chasing/gift sharing subculture?
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Will I look pretentious if I read in public?
My apartment is uncomfy as fuck, and not in a way that can be romanticized either.
What about walking around the city with a book in my hand?
Lay it out for me right now.
What was this guy's fucking deal?
Very good writer; Vienna, Viennese literary styles, and Austrian society and governance were really distinctive and he was a master at using them / depicting them, combined with a strong personal style.
I've been reading his work and enjoying it, just wondering what the consensus is.
What are his best works? Worst works? Personal favorites?
I recently wanted to make reading a habit and realized how fucked my concentration span is. Just reading ten pages in one go is a challenge to me, even though I'm really interested in the book I'm reading. I just constantly have the need to do something which rewards me with dopamine quicker than reading. Is there anything I can do to fix my attention span?
I became an avid reader like three months ago and I can't stop. I stopped watching tv and I don't spend much time on 4chan anymore.
Here's how I did it.
-Remember the average person reads like zero books a year. If you read 5 pages a day, you are 5 pages above the average person
-Don't force yourself to read. Commit to read 5 pages a day. I swear after three days you'll feel like reading more and after a month or so you should be reading 50-100 pages a day for pleasure
-Read various books at the same time. When I grab a difficult...
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I'm going on vacation soon, and it's a 13 hr car ride. I was thinking of reading pic related, but do you guys have any other suggestions?
Not really literature but it has to do with books so. I don't really knew where to go, sorry
One of my bookshelves is completly full of books, like there is no space for air in it and yet from time to time if I push with my fingers I can push the books to the back of the bookshelf which I do eveyr single time. How are the books slowly drifting away from the back of the bookshelf? Does this happen to anyone else? Do I have a pseudogeist? Do I need to buy IJ and put it in the middle so it balances the bookshelf? Halp.
I don't take any book from that shelf. It's one of my oldest shelves so every single book there I have read and I don't really reread any of them recently, it just happens.
Let's say today, I pushed them all back to their place, if I wait a week it wouldn't be visible, but if you were to push with your finger they would slip back into their place. I'm going insane over this, I swear I stood over my bed one morning staring at that shelf.
How do I become "well-read"? I want to be a pretentious pseudointellectual.
It was so bad, /lit/
It was everything you told me it would be and I didn't listen
What did your siblings con you into reading recently?
Do you read books more than once?
Depends, some things benefit from a reread (either to catch details and nuances you didn't see the first time, or just because it was good enough to want to experience again), others you can finish and be okay with having finished.
Who is the greatest thinker of the 21th century?
Anyone read any Twain aside from Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer? Ive heard someone compare him to Gogol and I'm intrigued. Can anyone recommend a good starting point?
I suggest you start with A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
Prince and the Pauper is a timeless classic cant skip that one
His short stories are good too, read whichever theyre all decent to good
You don't need to read the Greeks to understand Nietzsche or Stirner, which are the only philosophers you need.
“I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous — a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.”
This is some fancy shit. Some of the best writers in the English language were using them. Anybody here writing that magnum opus with one, /lit/?
let's do this /lit/
So, /lit/ how many pages do you read while taking a shit?
Do you have a book or two at reach when hitting the crapper?
I'm another man, made of real flesh and blood, typing this to you right now. I'm just as real as you. We could just as easily be sitting in the same room together. I'm a real person, not an abstract, anonymous post. Now imagine shit coming out of my ass.
Are we still doing Infinite Summer?
Let's play a game. Bookmarks. We decide, either based on the book, or the author of the book, what the most appropriate item would be to use as a bookmark, or an ironic item to use as a bookmark. You get the idea.
tldr: funny/appropriate bookmarks