What are some Aesthetic pleasing books?
Why give any money to the publishing industry when it's a bunch of ivy league roasties with vanity jobs and investment banker husbands and a feminist agenda?
Do you guys seriously think these people are the judges of what is and isn't worthwhile art? Why are you all so artistically bankrupt?
Hey /lit/, first time thread creator here, the thing is, i need recomendations for some short novels/stories to adapt into a play for school, i just started browsing here and reading in the beginning of the year and i've read 1984 and The Stranger so far but 1984 seems kinda dificult to make into a play and The Stranger has some topics and emotions that would be difficult to act and make people understand, please help a /lit/noob out
I am Mexican btw (if that helps)
Books women will never understand.
I don't understand how so many people are capable of writing whole books. How can you get yourself to sit there every day for months and write? How do you manage to keep hammering at the same idea for so long without deciding to change things or deciding the whole thing is retarded and a waste of time?
Favorite quotes thread
Marco Aurelio is great. Also
>The Master said "Is it not a pleasure, having learned something, to try it out at due intervals? Is not a joy to have like-minded friends come from afar? If it not gentlemanly to not take offence when others fail to appreciate your abilities?"
Are there any "essential classics" that you feel no interest in reading? Something you always see on lists or in threads, but feel no desire to ever pick up a copy?
>guy is best friends with a retard
>retard kills a bitch
>oh shit, better kill my best friend
What was the point of this book?
The apple on its bough is her desire,--
Shining suspension, mimic of the sun.
The bough has caught her breath up, and her voice,
Dumbly articulate in the slant and rise
Of branch on branch above her, blurs her eyes.
She is prisoner of the tree and its green fingers.
And so she comes to dream herself the tree,
The wind possessing her, weaving her young veins,
Holding her to the sky and its quick blue,
Drowning the fever of her hands in sunlight.
She has no memory, nor fear, nor hope
Beyond the grass and shadows at...
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Is the nobel prize in literature relevant at all?
what reading would you recommend to someone with a low IQ that just wants to enjoy themselves
Sorry if this is a dumb question but... How do these long and short syllables in Latin and Greek hexametre work? Are the long ones supposed to be pronounced more slowly or what?
There are languages which do not have vowel length; which do not give a fuck about vowels and have shit ton of consonants instead. Why do you speak? If you are a native to English or German I'd ask you to fuck off and stop trolling us since your language does have this shit as well.
What does /lit think of Norman Mailer?
I was always confused about Mailer's scant recognition here. Posted far less than Updike or even Roth.
You'd think someone like Mailer would interest /lit/ greatly. Executioner's Song accords with the standards of their meme trilogies, but, I've never even seen it suggested.
Mailer is God. If it weren't for him I would have a much lower passion for lit in general. Probably wouldn't bother with posting on this board.
Not enough/hardly any mention on /lit/? Okay by me. You tards ruin everything.
I'm getting kind of schizo other when people meme and not here on /lit/
for example everyone seems to hate IJ or other books while they are on the top100 list, so which books does /lit/ actually like and how do you know, while having aspergers, when people meme