daily reminder If your favorite author won this you need to get the FUCK off this board
japanese literature - does it get any better than this?
pretty good novel, different from what I expected. Oe tries not to be a Japanese-style writer.
Mishima and him hated each other though, I guess just a classic ideological hatred.
Is Dostoevsky the greatest author of all time? Why is he so patrician?
Dislike him. A cheap sensationalist, clumsy and vulgar. A prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. Some of his scenes are extraordinarily amusing. Nobody takes his reactionary journalism seriously.
I'm just thankful he didn't die prematurely from his sickness. I had a friend who got seizures once in a while . One time he was riding a subway and got one, fell down and hit his head and dead.
What are some really popular books feminists and the modern woman/ nu males deem to be essential reads?. Do they consider those books to be high literature as we do our books of choice?
>Someone made this image because they were angry about the shallow personalities of these women but probably fantasize about the perfect woman every day.
Anyway, the modern fun readers and attention readers enjoy books that they can relate to. They don't have to be just like the main character, they just require a simple theme dialogue and story. They enjoy gimmick bullshit like adding gay or minority characters as well as just adding a genre to a soap opera like twilight did.
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What are some of your favorite titles for novels (or literary works in general)? What makes for a good title? I think pic related is an exceptional example. It's a concise and accurate summary of the plot, and it's also a joke. Portnoy has many many complaints, not just one. But then, maybe it's not a joke given that many of his complaints MIGHT come from just one complex--his relationship with his mother, or maybe his frustration with the Jewishness that his family tries to force on him.
Any examples of bad titles?
Somewhat related: without googling,...
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some titles i've admired
>the autobiography of alice b. toklas, the memoir by gertrude stein
>in the heart of the heart of the country
>one hundred years of solitude
>on the road
>the age of innocence
>down and out in paris and london
>lit by mary karr, a book about both alcoholism and literature
Does anyone have recommendations of books that discuss Hegesias of Cyrene's Philosophy?
that is the wrong diogenes!
>these are the vocabulary words in the first 3 1/2 fucking pages of La Bas that I had to use google to look up the definition for. I kept them in a little notebook, this is fucking inane, it took me like an hour to get through these pages.
Lachrymose, Veracity, Sinew, Lanuginous, Diction, Fetid, Eulogize, Apothosize, Repudiate, Veritable, Baseness, Seditious, Adulating, Imbued, Erudition, Interminable, Harangues, Inchoate.
INSPECTION,show me your pass code before you keep lurking the board.
Post ending in:
0= Doesn't eat food for an entire day
5= Disregards distractions (Porn/Tv/Magazines,etc) for a day
7=Sleeps on the floor tonight
Dubs= Does everything cold including the night(Shower/beverages/little clothes/sheets/food)
9= Makes a vow of silence (1 day)
Everything else is your sophist safe card for the day.(We know Protagoras bought your way out) Move along
How is it /lit/?
It is just a timewasting doorstop?
Post modernist garbage. I had to stop when the author goes off on a 3 page tangent about how a character impressed some girls at a bar.
What's the best bible translation? I got some NVR edition, good for joints, not much else.
Why should I read stories about some old fu*ks drinking wine and talking about nonexistent gods before reading anything else? Western thinking is a mess and /lit/ memes are the worst.
I am going to get banned from /lit/ now, simply because of the last 2 words in my post
I am bored and am depending on this board to create a few emotional short stories for me to read to some friends for kicks.
doesn't have to be real obviously but something that will make you feel emotional or perhaps laugh would be ideal
Who are the best authors at clean prose?
Someone who uses no adverbs, adjectives, dialogue tags; other than said, yelled, whispered.
Someone who pays attention to the rhythm of stresses.
Someone who has clear pane prose rather than stained glass prose.
Someone where they pull off description, while mixing setting, character, and plot into a single sentence.
Someone who allows the words to drive the story, rather than take one out of the story.
ITT: Sum up a book as briefly as possible
A bachelor's ennui
Anybody read Columbine by David Cullen? Thoughts on the book? The biggest discovery I made reading the book was Columbine intended to be a bombing and not a shooting. Estimates of more than 500 dead if the bombs did go off. The book draws comparisons to In Cold Blood by Capote.
Yes, they did. In memory of the Timothy McVeigh bombing, they decided to do the bombing on April 19th. Due to issues with ammo, they decided to wait one more day until they carried out the attack.
How many words can you skip and still claim to have read a particular book?
What's the most problematic book you've ever read? I'd have to say pic related. Islamophobic, fear-mongering piece of garbage written by and for white males
lol you think that was problematic, you only managed to understand the most superficial meaning of the book.
What does /lit/ think of Somerset Maugham?
Anyone know any good books on how to make gold? I've been in the back yard all day mixing various household items together in a pot but still no luck. Thanks in advance.
Ramon Llull wrote some articles about it in the 1500s
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem
Is this series close to Ender levels of quality?
I'M TIRED OF THIS BITCH TELLING ME ABOUT THE TWENTY DIFFERENT GODS THERE WERE, PLEASE SAVE ME /LIT/, JUST TELL ME ALL I NEED TO KNOW SO I CAN MOVE ON TO THE ILLIAD
so is 42 just a le so random bullshit or does it have a meaning
Didn't he tell one guy what it was before he died? Unless that guy tells everyone then it may as well be le random bullshit because there's no reasonable answered discenred from his books (and trust me douglas adams fans are some of the most obsessive autists there are, you can bet that if the meaning was hidden in the pages it would be out now).
That is of course assuming that the answer - if it exists - isn't just exactly that i.e. "lol, I just made it up, that's the answer LMAO"
Hate to break it to you sheeple, but capitalism is bad, you guys. Heh, not like you'll do anything about it, you'll just keep buying things you don't need while staring at the television like good sheep.
In reality you're just going to die, and all your precious things you spent money on will be all for nothing. Because you're dead.
All that stuff they taught you in history class? Well I don't want to say they lied to you, but they sure didn't tell you how it really happened.
Once upon a time, things used to be real. Now they're fake, all made out of plastic imported from china. You could probably say the same of yourself.
Hi! I'm new to /lit/ and was wondering if you guys/gals could point me to the more high regarded SteamPunk works of literature. No joking about corsets pls and ThankYou.
ITT: Books you shouldn't read in public
Anons, which translation you have? What is the difference between other translation?
Mine is Rolfe Humphries: I am enjoying it because it's easy to understand even though it's a verse translation.