Imagine going to the bookstore to buy this in 1997. It's seven years after the relative disappointment of Vineland and you're thinking "maybe he's exhausted his talent, maybe he doesn't have it in him anymore." And then bam. This book is better than GR. Thematically it's maybe not as ambitious but it's grounded in fascinating characters and equally poetic. The end of the America section has to be his best writing, no? Also, the comedy sections are as spot-on as the English Candy Drill but somehow even more well-observed and timed. I love...
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someone said i should check atlas shrugs. imma get it. what expect?
What is the opening line to your novel /lit?
ITT Post a musician, get recommended a poet
How long did it take for you to finish Aristotle's entire body of work? no memes please
I have 2200 pages worth of reading ahead of me and I'm not sure where to begin. I'm aware that a large part of his work is just him shitting on sophists and doing pseudo natural science which I do find intriguing, but even with that said it's still gonna be difficult to go through even half of it.
Canadian literature. does it exist? is it anything other than DUDE AT LEAST WE AREN'T AMERICA LMAO
Which book would YOU give a girl who you were keen on?
On the whole, my hometown is unbelievably dull, with no literary interest whatsoever, although I just found out today that Piers Plowman is set there, which makes me pretty happy
What literary occurrences have taken place in your hometown?
Any books that represent the comfy yet melancholy winter season?
Just finished reading Invisible Monsters last night. Thoughts?
What age did you start reading literature? Why did you start?
Who were your top 5 favorite characters in Harry Potter?
Which physical location in the Harry Potter universe was your favourite?
i liked luna lovegood
i'd love her good if ya know what i mean
also who wouldn't want to live in a cosy place like the burrow
Literary confession thread
What is the most reddit book ever written?
It's pic related right?
What fictional character from books do you most identify with?
Post /lit/ pics
>tfw arms are too weak from only reading short stories and novellas
What's that one book he's read, /lit/?
I was thinking The Bible
Anyone know the name of the that guy who's essentially the /lit/ version of scaruffi? It's driving me nuts. All I remember about him is that his website name is something similar to "Cosmotica" and that he criticises a lot of the classics - for example I remember him writing a piece that trashed Crime and Punishment. pic unrelated.
God damn, I'm just trying to read about a burglarising drug addict over here, and I'm being told to flick to the footnotes at the back of the book every few lines!
Well /lit/ are you a man?
Who exactly is the audience for all this GQ, Esquire, Art of Manliness horseshit? I can only assume it's members of the insecure and neutered managerial class, because self-reliant and self-assured men usually don't need some NYT-educated West Coast blogger to explain why reading Jane Austen and voting Democrat is totally the alpha choice, bro.
Is Scott Adams the Kafka of our time? Dilbert is quite Kafkaesque
Why is psychoanalysis treated as a joke? Is there no legitimacy to it at all?
What you’re referring to is what’s called “theory.” And when I said I’m not interested in theory, what I meant is, I’m not interested in posturing–using fancy terms like polysyllables and pretending you have a theory when you have no theory whatsoever. So there’s no theory in any of this stuff, not in the sense of theory that anyone is familiar with in the sciences or any other serious field. Try to find in all of the work you mentioned some principles from which you can deduce conclusions, empirically testable propositions where it all goes beyond the level of something you can explain in five minutes to a twelve-year-old. See if you can find that when the fancy words are decoded. I can’t. So I’m not interested in that kind of posturing. Žižek is an extreme example of it. I don’t see anything to what he’s saying. Jacques Lacan I actually knew. I kind of liked him. We had meetings every once in awhile. But quite frankly I thought he was a total charlatan. He was just posturing for the television cameras in the way many Paris intellectuals do. Why this is influential, I haven’t the slightest idea. I don’t see anything there that should be influential.
I think it's safe to say that Sasha Alsberg is the sexiest author of all time T B Q H W Y
she embarrassed herself at this convention, she made a joke like, i'm a great author and it just went quiet. then her next video she was more diva than sweet, and so this is her watermark as hunter thompson puts it
Just thought I'd check in. Pic related is a certified author of classics, up there with the best of them.
this man looks like he unironically self-describes as a legend on stormwind
idk who he is and i am too lazy to reverse image search
but he smells of soft and vulnerable manchild and a lover of albums bought from the counter at starbucks
i hate life anon
i hate everything
What are some good books about the history and development of visual art?
Let us all make a poem.
Throw a single line and when theres enough, anon joins em to make a single poem.
Aristotle claims that slavery is just based roughly on the notion that 'might makes right'
Plato uses Socrates as a mouthpiece to argue against that notion, which is proposed both by Thrasymachus in 'The Republic' and by Callicles in 'Gorgias'
Does Aristotle ever address these arguments? Or am I mistaken in thinking that there is a large discrepancy between the thought of Plato and Aristotle on this subject?
Does anyone here think that Nabokov is bordering purple prose?
How can one write like Nabokov, but not get called out for overly extrapolating prose?
We're not playing league here, m8; this is serious business.
I feel as if it's impossible to recreate what he's done in today's society.
Because "overly extrapolating" is Hemingway-esque bullshit, and is only said by people who think stripped-down prose is the ideal. Plots are garbage: we read good authors for their prose.
I have created a new word: writist.
Anyone who is a writer and an excellent prose stylist like me is a writist.
Use this word from now on to refer to people like Melville, Nabokov, Joyce, me, etcetera.
I have created a new word: analrapist.
Anyone who is a psychoanalyst and an excellent therapist like me is an analrapist.
Use this word from now on to refer to people like Freud, Jung, Maslow, me, etcetera.