Life of Pi author Yann Martel heads to Mountains of Portugal: Summary
Why are you wasting your time on a Somalian clean water image board instead of reading literature?
How fast can /lit/ type??
The fuck did you have to make the template resolution so high, OP?
I just finished The Dead (and the rest of Dubliners too). I found Gabriel Conroy quite relatable, and this bothers me –because isn't Joyce trying to show Michael as the only truly good character? Everyone else is caught up in the past, where as Michael is afraid to die for the strength of his love in the present.
Joyce didn't want to portray characters as good or evil. In any case, Michael Furey was the only truly passionate character, but look where that left him.
In any case, if you feel you related too much with Gabriel Conroy, and you dont like that, then you should figure out why that is so and fix it.
protip: don't be a snob
>In reference to a passage in the Books of Samuel which refers to a saying about the blind and the lame, Rashi quotes a midrash which argues that the Jebusites had two statues in their city, with their mouths containing the words of the covenant between The Jebusite King and Abraham; one figure, depicting a blind person, represented his son Isaac, and the other, depicting a lame person, representing his grandson, Jacob.
'Michael Fury' is perhaps somewhat comparable to David at this time?
So as I came out of the hospital this afternoon a dude came to me and invited me to his wedding and asked for my help to kill the light inside of him so I gave him some dubstep songs and I left him with his imaginary friend to go to my father's highschool , as I sneaked inside I remembered that my father never went to highschool and that I was in a Barbie factory that was full of drunk Mexican unicorns with lightsabers , I tried to tell them that my leg was made of rubber but they just left using their teleportation powers , I decided to not text my friend cause he was...
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Spoil a book in just five words.
1. They did bring him home.
2. He didn't die out there.
3. Guy spends time building stuff.
I've been reading my whole adult life, but I'm not getting the "enlightened" feeling of reading a good book. I've felt it a couple of times (mostly during Pynchon and Krasznahorkai), but it's seriously getting in the way of me enjoying fiction.
Do anyone of you know the feeling? Are there any books that will wake my inner child up?
What's the most depressing book you've ever read? For me it's probably Fowle's "The Collector".
It's not a depressing book.
It actually scared me a little since in some sense I empathized with the boring personality of the protagonist, and the fact what he thought was an innocent desire to simply have a woman beside him actually masked a lot of violence and confusion on his part. He's one of the finest "bad guys" in literature in my opinion.
>tfw too dumb to read Ulysses
I really want to read the entirety of this. When I understand it, its amazing. But every 3rd sentence or so goes over my head and I have to look up the readers guide, which I hate doing.
How do I solve this? I mean what can I read and learn about to help me understand or prepare me for the language and references in Ulysses?
Please don't bully
Luckily I've taken several philosophy classes and have a basic understanding of all the major philosophers throughout history.
As far as western canon goes, any specific reccomendations?
What was the last book you read?
What are you reading?
What will you read next?
Guess shit about each other basing on their answers.
Hey guys i had a question up for debate. When writing sci-fi which is more important? Historical reinterpretation or logical extensions of prior art. Historical interpretation would be like in Dune how the spice and native population interact, while a logical extension would be the mood organ from, Do android dream.., I personally lean more toward historical science fiction.