So, is this a good adaptaion of the book?
Not faithful in the least but still very enjoyable. I like the fact that Albert is the focus, Franz has a far greater role, and the mystery surrounding the count. Better to watch this before knowing anything about the book.
>I like the fact that Albert is the focus, Franz has a far greater role, and the mystery surrounding the count
Huh, I was just thinking that it would be interesting if the novel started on the Rome part. I'm not OP but I'll probably watch the show just for this
This is excluding the Rabbit books. I don't know much about his other books. How are his short story collection?
Wow, it's been two thousand years and not a single philosophical thought has been able to match it yet.
When did you realise that Socrates literally ended the game?
Every day: they more I study and learn, the more I realise that I don't know a lot and actually know almost nothing. He was quite right though. It is the tragic consequence of learning: the more you do it, the more you realise how less you know.
Whose works are you better off knowing by heart: Aristotle's or Shakespeare's?
Is Camus the worst popular philosopher ever?
His argument for absurdity is "you are impermanent you will be forgotten so it doesn't even matter the universe is big and the stars don't care about you". He's basically a nihilist, but he's too stupid to realize living a life conscious of the absurd is in no way better than living a life where you believe in God or morality, because nothing is better than anything else within his framework. He values courage and defiance for no reason, and he despises leaps of faith for no reason.
It's basically nihilism with a "fuck you" attitude towards fate that he predicates on trying to sound cool. In fact, his only goal is trying to sound cool, and he writes by stringing together a bunch of aphorisms that are individually quotable but don't amount to much. And yet he's popular here and he's taught in Philosophy classes.
Why? How did this fraud go viral?
hey /lit/eralfaggots what do you think about kreutzer sonata? I liked it a lot, can I consider it a trusty example of russian literature? i'd like to get better into the genre but i've heard some pretty bad things about it
what should i read so i can write lyrics like stephin's?
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why did he put so many memes in this book and why won't he stop memeing them.
Cause Gaddis is not subtle. He wanted you to read the book quickly, at the pace of normal conversation, without stopping to reread passages in an attempt to attribute dialogue to specific characters. He also wanted you to read the book in large chunks, 50-100 pages at a time.
He describe the book as a "Blizzard of noise," and he wants to make sure you see the billboards he cares about through all the snow, so he erects a lot of them.
With Brexit/Trump and god knows what else, will there ever be a more incorrect theorist than ol' Frankie Fukuyama?
In his last book he literally apologizes, analyzes his errors, points out that he was being influenced by neo-conservative ideology, and attempts to create an updated world view.
Also Trump and Brexit less so than the failure of Iceland's financial institutions illustrate the failures of that book.
Tribalism and failures of elite institutions will always trump good intentions
Is there any website that writes articles on literature? The only thing I know of is aldaily.com, but I need something more specific.
If not literature-based, are there even essential /lit/-ish websites that deal with politics,news,culture,history etc. and/or write articles/essays about such?
Thoughts on this? Is it a masterpiece?
Why this fat fuck relevant?
He can't write a plot that doesn't divulge into petty cynicism made out of half baked purple prose paragraphs whose excuse is modernity. Neither he is funny, rather more snarky through characters who resemble his own lazy and gluttonous mode of living, unsurprisingly always peering at people from above. Just imagine being alive for all these years, reading and writing as your profession, only to give out a handful of good pages. He's a hack and not even worth of the juvenile affection from impressionable and overreacting hipsters on here.
I don't think everything of his is amazing but I've read every piece of fiction prose he's written. For a quick Gassy handjob you should try the short stories: "Order of Insects" from In the Heart of the Heart of the Country which is 4 pages long and then "Emma Enters a Sentence of Elizabeth Bishop's" which is 40 something pages long but is so good it only felt like 20 to me.
I'm also waiting for that guy who asked for my feet pics to post his Gass rankings like they promised.
What did de Botton mean by this?
the biggest spooks of them all -
1. people don't act in self-interest.
2. self-interest is good or evil.
rid yourself of your mental illness(es) and start caring about yourself today.
the former. they do even if they don't know it themselves, the mentally ill are the exceptions hence the mental illness.
you're asking me to read stirner when you clearly haven't? that's the entire point of the book.
Any WG Sebald fans out there? Rings of Saturn or Austerlitz? I need a book to read next.
I thought Austerlitz was quite a good book, even with the Holocaust tie-ins it was more about the alienation of a brilliant mind by being an orphan then your typical appeal to sympathy Schindler's List style.
What are some names and words that you often here people mispronounce, and immediately write them off as being pleb? (usually actually I think they are mostly self taught and have never heard an instructor say the word)
I just started Don Quixote and was laughing uncontrollably at the inn scene where he defends his armour from the men trying to water their mules. I'm in for quite a ride aren't I?
Since we're talking about books which we were told were funny but disappointed on I'm going with Catch 22 and anything Vonnegut wrote, I found some of their ideas interesting but they never really made me laugh.
Hi guys, so help a dude out,what books hit the subject of the world wars through the existentialist's eyes?
Ctrl-F "Stephen King" - 15 matches.
2 day old thread.
>2 day old thread
Then this post doesn't equate to shit. Just because you searched Stephen King doesn't mean anything. That user could've literally been replying to someone else and saying Stephen King is shit.
Damn, you're retarded.
Plus, I'm willing to bet a 2 day old thread, if popular, probably has about over 200 comments and you picked Stephen King of all things to gripe about. Shut your bitch ass up.
has a book ever made you cry?
Which version of King Lear should I read? Quarto, Folio, or the combined one?
Modern if you're reading for school since everyone use it, quarto otherwise since it represents initial vision. Folio was most probably modified based on initial public reaction, plus some actor changes. While modern is just a mishmash thrown together by some editor.
>by some editor
>not knowing who Foakes is
I recommend the combined one, since it is an interesting take on the play and Foakes (if by th combined one you mean the Arden edition) does an excellent job as an editor.
There is a pdf in libgen with a parallel text of King Lear, with the Quarto in one side and the Folio in other. You might want to check that.
Has anyone on /lit/ read this book?
Do monomyths make sense?
But I'm guessing the idea of the monomyth is derived from comparing hero stories and finding similar elements that cross them and ignoring when some stories lack those elements
However I'm not sure I entirely agree since from what I know about mythological studies only a few ancient cultures are classified as actually having a heroic age and thus a massive wealth of heroes to draw on- most others only have a few heroes- such as Sumeria having Gilgamesh. The majority of these cultures are also Indo-European in origin, so being able to compare the similarities...
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Who are some good anti-life writers and philosophers /lit/?
Pessimists, cynics, depressives, gloomy nihilists.
Also, are there any female writers who cover any of the above?
also dae feel like every time they try to find ways to escape depression and pessimism they have to delude themselves? like I feel like I will never be as successful as normal people because most of the time i don't even want it
because I'm scared to
Does anyone else only read in order to not seem like a pleb when they talk to people (or in case they ever talk to people; or for the unjustified superiority complex over normies)?
That's me. I see literature as entertainment that has gone out of fashion which means that while it slides in to complete irrelevance it is used as middle class and above social signalling ammunition. I literally don't give a fuck about some academia-media-publishing industrial complex chosen Oxbridge / HYP educated rich person has to say in their narcissistic and barely disguised...
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I read because I find it enjoyable. Plus I learn new things not normally taught in schools and shit.
Also, it's kinda fun to look down on normies that only read popular YA books, and say that they read a lot. :)
>5th publisher rejected my book
IT IS FUCKING GOOD I'VE BEEN WRITING THIS SHIT FOR 4 FUCKING YEARS
HOW COME LITERAL YA SHIT GETS PUMPED OUT WHEN MY BOOK THAT I POURED MY FUCKING HEART AND SOUL INTO GETS REJECT 6 MILLION FUCKING TIMES?
Since over the last few years, /pol/ has obnoxiously infected /lit/ to the point where actual discussion is impossible, and since it seems like they're never going to leave us alone, is there another chan with better /lit/ discussion going on? I want to be able to discuss books without shitheads coming in to pollute threads by spamming things like 'lefty shills' and 'liberal elites'
just hide the threads you dislike. there are a few places to discuss books online but they all have some sort of deficiency. This one is by far the most fun in my opinion though. Honestly I don't even know what people want out of this board, half assed and awkward interpretations of text isn't the most appealing thing in the world
Best graphic novel(s) you have read? It's a tie for me between DMZ and Low. But I think Low edges it out just a smidge due to the fantasy mixed in. Both are amazing though.
author insert appears to be a frog in this favorite of mine I ran into at the library. I love Saga a lot.
What are some books with similar humor to Confederacy of Dunces?
I just finished it and really loved the characters.
I'm committing suicide in a few months, so I want to read all the books I heard about but never got around to reading.
Almost done Atlas Shrugged. It's entertaining, and not bad.
Any recommendations? I kinda prefer castaway, wilderness stories. Something with adventure, or survival.
What are the seminal cyberpunk works in any medium besides Neuromancer, Snow Crash, Blade Runner, and the Matrix?