How is it the Thousand And One Nights, an indispensable centerpiece of the canon, is entirely ignored on this board?
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When you carry a book with you, do you hold it title-out or title-in? I don't like for people to think I'm peacocking, so I usually try to hide the cover of the book, especially if it's recognizable 20th century literature. I might let someone see that I'm holding Hardy or Johnson, if I need to hold it up to read it comfortably, but I wouldn't be caught dead showing off Joyce on a crowded subway.
(reading in public general)
>tfw it's comfortable to lean way the fuck forward, with elbows on my knees, when reading on a bench or a subway seat, but I probably look like a manchild getting way too immersed in a Lord of the Rings novel and/or having trouble reading the words
>tfw you almost bump into someone because reading and walking at the same time is hard
Tell mre /lit/ is there any real reason to buy the books you read as opposed to downloading them off the internet? The only real benefit to reading a paperback book that I can see is the possibility of striking up a conversation with another person in public.
What does /lit/ think of this book?
best place to start with houellebecq?
Your opinion about the books, based anons
If that ass is the ass equivalent of Lord of Light or Book of the New Sun in terms of fantasy, Name of the Wind is the ass of a 45 year old crack addicted prostitute you pay 10$ for a blowjob because you are poor.
What are some good modern day literature that came out in the past 25 years or so? I'm getting sick of reading all these young adult books
>Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice.
Edward W. Said, Orientalism
such a shitty star wars ripoff
Is all lovecraft this pants on head retarded?
I'm only 25 pages in and
>taken to the dark side of the Moon on a rowboat
>before shit goes down an army of cats appear and kill all his captors
>he then talks to the cats and finds out the kitten he saved happens to have a grandfather cat that leads this army
I was fine until this cat shit. Also why does he name drop made up places all the time, it's not really...
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>I will never have a GOAT younger sister
>ywn have your own Phoebe
Why live, bros?
Those of you with younger sisters, I hope you realise how lucky you are.
I sometimes feel like Holden without a Phoebe.
Why do people try to claim that free verse poetry has any value whatsoever? It's shit and shouldn't even be grouped in with real poetry. Literally anything can be free verse poetry, so it lessens the weight which the term poetry holds for actual poems. If your poem doesn't rhyme, then it's automatically lessened in value by several magnitudes, though it can be redeemed if it has a good structure and flows well, like e e cummings's work. This has been my free verse poem, titled "Fuck Free Verse Poetry"
This comes up on /tv/ and /co/ a bit... Please tell me you guys have read it and/or have excerpts?
I'd hate it to just be a holy grail..
Should I do it? 25€ is a hefty price for a bit of memeing though.
Where did academia and literature go so wrong?
The ultimate literary battle:
The Iliad or The Odyssey?
I feel that the Odyssey has had a bigger influence on popular culture and "storytelling" generally.
However, there seemed to be a lot more "proper" literary techniques in the Iliad. There's a more intense characterization and the prose (particularly during the battle scenes) is plain fantastic.
Remember, Goethe described the Iliad as "a glimpse into Hell", and Tolstoi thought it was "a miracle". The Iliad is the more highbrow work, I think.