You are walking into the a very professional job interview in which you will be judged solely on the last 4 books you have read. How fucked are you lit?
The Bell Jar - Plath
Ariel - Plath
Doors of Perception - Huxley
Symposium - Plato
Judgement: Melodramatic faggot who overestimates their own emotional depth.
What does /lit/ think of Frank Zappa as a philosopher?
He is one of my personal heroes. I adore him for the fact that he is genuine.
but seriously though, what is going on?
who's ""funding"" this ""operation""?
where are you all summer retards suddently coming from?
So, what requisite material should I read before pic related or can I just dive in?
if you want to learn about your consciousness, then stop being a rationalist, even better, stop being an hedonist and learn samatha mediation
Is he legit or a hack?
i watched a talk of his once and he didnt seem next level or special in any way
however he's 100% right about the role age plays in academic performance, holding back your kid so they can be with people younger than them does give them a big boost
He's a legit hack
One if his books made me sperg out on a date... this girl recommended it to me. I read it before our next date and she brought it up again and I had to tell her it was shit.
Readers are consumers.
Eternity belongs to writers.
What have you written lately?
I used to write every day but I fell out of the habit. Even though what I was writing wasn't very good, it was a great routine, and it was very introspective -- I learned a lot about myself. A big part of me wants to go back to it, but I can only think, what's the point?
Hey /lit/ i have to write a story
Can anyone help me whit the subject
I can not think of anything
protagonist discovers a book in a library, falls in love with it, but can't find any information on the author.
He is about to give up when he sees an old card in the front of the book with the name of the last person to check it out. It was thirty years ago.
If you're lazy, you can make this person the character's estranged father.
What happens next is up to you.
protag moves to south america in an attempt to escape what he sees as the perils of modern capitalism, moves deep into the jungle or somehting idk you decide, gets bit by a snake and slowly dies over a few days, realising he cannot get help he simply has to accept his death
Every book I pick up to read seems vapid and cliche, the characters unrelatable and unfleshed, the plot uninteresting and predictable
I... I can't enjoy reading anymore /lit/...
Am I becoming a literary critic?
I went through the Nook STR and currently have a Kobo Glo.
I saw an ad on kijiji and managed to buy a kindle keyboard with the leather cover for $40 and its fucking amazing.
Physical buttons/ no gimmicky shit. I never used the backlight and i cant really notice the better e-ink screen on my kobo.
I just wanted a cheapo ereader to gift my sister and i am seriously considering keeping the Kindle and giving her my Kobo Glo.
Why is this never discussed or mentioned here? In pretty much every "top x books of all time" lists it seems to always make the top 5. Is it actually good or just a meme?
It's pretty bad. Don't trust book rankings (with a couple exceptions), trust talented writers, esteemed critics, and genuine intellectuals. And no where in their vast corpus of literary critique do you see, say, Nabokov, Wilson, Sontag, Northrop Frye, etc. talk about this weak novel because it is not high art/literature.
ITT: recommend good but recently published books.
What do you guys think of majoring in English Literature? I plan on working in education, so I see it as a viable option, in addition to the fact that I enjoy reading and analyzing literature.
To any English majors out there, do you regret studying literature? If not, what did you gain from it?
Sounds insane, but the reason I want to major in English over business is because I feel teaching is a much more noble and fulfilling occupation than anything business could offer. I don't like exploiting people for profit either so I would prefer to teach; although, I am conscious there is such thing as just business.
It's honestly difficult deciding what I want to do for a living. I certainly don't want to be stuck in a cubicle for eight hours a day though.
Do you guys knows any good Spanish literature I can read?
>Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
>its a book
Awful covers thread
Where can I find a cool, old occult or demonology book that will impress my friends/summon Lucifer?
>all dat Bruno
ty anon, not an occultist as such but still find him fascinating
What does /lit/ think is better, The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged?
>inb4 they're both bad
Fuck off that's not the question
Whose got the smuggest face in bookland
This isn't even a competition. There is quite literally zero chance of anyone beating Rushdie.
Give me a really good book/series with a bad ass WIZARD as the protag
The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell
Its a series, that's the first book
It's a historical fiction story about King Arthur(1st person though hes not the narrator) that accurately depicts the British Isles in the early dark ages.
Merlin in this story is the most badass motherfucking wizard ive ever seen In fiction. He doesnt show up til halfway through the story and is built up mythically then he keeps dissapearing and showing up enigmatically, often as a dues ex but not always. His personality is just fantastically done, even though there is no actual magic.
I got a second hand Dickinson collection and just realized it's the edited and truncated poems from before all the originals were dug up, should I bother with this one or just get a complete one?
It's good enough I'm sure, how heavily is it edited? I've never even heard the story of how the "originals" were dug up. I love the "narrow fellow" poem. Also, Emily is proof that even shut-ins can be great poets. This is inspiring for people like myself.
>Emily is proof that even shut-ins can be great poets. This is inspiring for people like myself.
Every time I go to bed after a night of writing without an agent... I know that feel. I know it hard.
Only entries that are objectively correct, thanks
What's the deepest book you've ever read?
what is the literary equivalent of "wouldn't it be nice" by the beach boys ?
inherent vice, no joke
the novel is structured according to pet sounds, look it up
Who are the smug pepes of philosophy and literature?
Stirner and Nietzsche are the smuggest fucks philosophy has yet produced. French guys who took after them were too busy fucking kids and other men to attain the same level of smugness.
How do I increase my vocabulary?
This, and also download a good dictionary app. Every time I come across a word I don't know I can just look it up, add it to my list, and move on. Learned a lot of great words that way. Like badinage.
>been experiencing a bout of anhedonia for the past week
>can't find the motivation to read or do anything else i normally find pleasurable
>can barely even tolerate browsing the web and shitposting all day
i don't know wtf to do, /lit/. i've always been prone to these feelings, but typically they won't last longer than a day or two. this has been a week and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. what do you do when reading & other activities no...
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>been experiencing a bout of anhedonia for the past ten years
What are the best short stories? I'm looking for something a bit on the darker, heavier, intellectual side of things. I've had my eye on Kafka's short stories, idk if it's worth it.
A Perfect Day For Bananafish - J. D Salinger
Good Old Neon - David Foster Wallace
Signs and Symbols - Vladimir Nabokov
Boule De Suif - Guy De Maupassant
A Report To An Academy - Franz Kafka
On Exactitude in Science - Jorge Luis Borges
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius - Jorge Luis Borges
Love of a Good Woman - Alice Munro
Flowers - Alice Walker
A Temporary Matter - Jhumpa Lahiri
How should I take notes while reading?
Do you just write shit like lines that interested you, and maybe the reason why they interested you?
How do you take notes, if you do?
Are you in school? Do you have to read the book for a class or to get a certification or for your fucking youtube book reviws?
If the answer is no, don't take notes while you read, you weirdo
>read a book that is popular with many other people
>dislike its subject matter and themes
>discover that the writer is a.... g-g-girl!
>how the hell can a book I dislike and written by a roastie be popular?
>I know! Its a liberal conspiracy perpetrated by the SJWs to force their views onto society
What is the process by which one draws such conclusions?
SJW is pretty hot right now. It has been for a couple of years but now it has reach its peak in America, hence its just a matter of time before it gets to the rest of the world with that level. Thing is, literature, movies, etc... travel faster than trends as a whole so when you have 3 movie franchises about rebel teen grill saving the world from an evil fascist dystopia youngsters bite into it in a hope for something that fills their personality in an age where they desperately try to distinguish themselves from their...
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ANY BOOKS ABOUT ABSOLUTE FUCKING TURBONUCULAR RAMPAGE???
Which books you can advise me? Now i read "A Farewell to Arms", and i dont wanna read a book about war.