>title of book is a quote from Homer or Shakespeare
>It's a greentext thread on the "intellectual"/"art" (/his/, /lit/, /sci/, /biz/, /pol/, /v/, /g/) boards
>title of book is a quote from Shakespeare
I bet you're the type of /r/books-browsing pseud who thinks 'pretentious' stands alone as a valid criticism of a book, and that 'Shakespeare is overrated'
just about to start moby dick
is it essential to read the extract/introduction
its quite long and i just need simple yes or no so i can either start from there or go straight into it
Has anyone read this yet? What are your opinions on it?
Who is the GG allin of literature?
and also 'who is the X of literature' general I guess
I haven't read a book in 6 years. What book should I read that'll make me want to pick up another one immediately afterwards rather than another 6 years from now?
I did and they don't have any recommendations for people who haven't read a book in 6 years but who want to start reading good books regularly. Perhaps you can add one for me right now?
Any books resembling this soundtrack?
I'll preface this by saying that I'm fully aware of how melodramatic this might sound. I want to be more eloquent than to simply say 'life is shit and hard'. I fully understand if you think little of how I choose to write this soppy story.
I'm 21, nearing 22 and have had chronic depression of a varying severity since I was 14.
The gift of a normal life was taken before it was offered, and I find it impossible to relate to most people my age. In the past two years I have finally developed confidence and the ability to genuinely...
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Brothers K, Master and Margarita, Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost...what's some other top tier Christian literature?
Are there any satanist works actually worth reading?
Recommend me a book that won't take 8 years and a college degree to finish, /lit/
I just need a book to keep me busy when i'm high
It's been awhile since we've had one of these.
I've recently realised that I don't have much of an affect on others
people like me well enough and enjoy my company, but they don't think of me outside of when I'm actually there
similarly women have found me attractive but they've never truly loved me or left a lasting impression on them
this is really weighing heavy on me
what are some books that explore this feeling?
Why is post apoc so entertaining? Is it because of being freed of grand societal narrative? Death of ideology? Post post post post scarcity? Survival mechanics? Roaming neo-societal constructs? Decadent beauty?
What's your apocalypse, what's the best you've read and what kind would you write? I'm partial to irreverence of nature found in Blood Meridian.
I don't see enough Italian literature in here.
Who's your 10/10?
>pic absolute uncontroversial 10/10
Which Yukio Mishima book should I read first?