Does anyone else write their personal masturbation material?
>pic related, I've written a few stories about sexual encounters with her
I want to buy Beckett's "The Trilogy," but I'm not sure whether I should buy the compendium or each novel separately. I'll definitely save money buying the single volume but I'm not sure of the edition's quality, and carrying around and reading three books in-one seems clunky to me.
/lit/'s thoughts? Does anyone have pic related?
I bought the compendium myself from Amazon, partially because it saved me more money than buying each book separately, but you seem less certain about this than I am. For you, I'd suggest only buying the book in the trilogy that you most want to read, and then if you read and like that you can buy the other books in the trilogy. This way, you save money if you end up not wanting to read the rest of the trilogy. I've seen mixed responses towards Beckett's novels so you may not even like them all.
I'm interested in all of them, is the compendium comfortable to read? Is it printed well? I won't be sorry buying all it so long as the edition is good. It costs less than a single copy of Molloy.
Hello /lit/, I'm looking for an introduction to english poetry, something that covers history of english language and poets, explains prosody in english poetry, and include some poems as sample and explain the archaic form of words.
Thanks in advance.
I've written loads of poems about what I imagine her excrement and urine smell like
>I read translations
It's like someone recommending an orange to you so you eat a lemon instead.
>i learn languages other than english
it's like you already have steak, but you decide to eat dogfood instead.
Can we please stop with nonsense already? I will never learn russian or japanese in a level that someone would deem as acceptable to read literature. So should I ignore their works instead? You can't translate everything spot on, but then again The bible was not written down in English and neither was the communist manifesto and yet you all get the gist of it just fine.
This year's prize was given to Sarah Howe and her collection, "Loop of Jade".
Do you guys think one of the other poets would have been likely to win? I was personally banking on Les Murray.
Is it queer lit?
Are you dog earing the pages?
I'm considering buying a mechanical keyboard. I don't game at all, I mostly plan on using it for typing. I do a fair amount of writing and my laptop keyboard is starting to become very annoying.
Any writers out there that have experiences with mechanical keyboards? Are they worth getting for primarily typing over conventional desktop keyboards or are they primarily for gamers?
When I was a college freshman, I brought an IBM Model M to school with me for writing. I love using mechanical keyboards, but hooking up that monster to my laptop wasn't worth it really. I'd say mechanical keyboards are preferable for writing overall though. I definitely wouldn't buy a new expensive one though. You can pick up really nice vintage ones (that are built like tanks) on ebay relatively cheap.
Just wanted to update you guys
gonna hazard a guess that the fault in our stars is only there because there are a lot of john green hate threads and we don't want to disparage authors we haven't read
I mean, we do, but it'd be retarded to do that
Any opinions on Signet classics? They are are 3€ here and I cant find anything on the net, except that they used to be a branch of Penguin. Are they simplified versions of classics?
signet classics does a great job with shakespeare
convenient size, good font, good annotation, and they hold up just fine over multiple re-readings—my copy of the sonnets has been thoroughly beaten and it's still fine.e.
there's no better option for shakespeare if you're just starting out. grab ten or twenty of them, and whenever you don't know what to read just pick up one at random. You should be able to read a full play in a day without any rush. if you take transit you can just carry it with you in your pocket and read it on the bus or...
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For you writers out there, What tools do you use for writing and stuff. I'm currently looking into journalism and am curious as to what tools you might use or are useful to an amateur like myself.
I carve huge slabs of rock, lay a sheet of homemade papyrus over them and gently rub charcoal over them. The biggest hassle is cutting down the trees for the charcoal because I live in the city. I have to take the train with big piles of charcoal in the front of my shirt.
Since sexuality exists in everything that humans do, will my characters always seem flat unless I'm writing smut?
>since breathing is in everything humanity does, do my characters seem flat if I don't tell the audience they're doing it?
Sexuality is inherently assumed, don't be fooled by the meme-market of 50 Shades.
Rate my shelf /lit/
Honestly probably one of the most prolific collections of contemporary literature I've seen in years. I can almost smell the turning of aged pages and the sound of the noose I wish you were tying to hang yourself.
More modern stuff like Rumi I know of but what about ancient stuff
I know there are one or two Persianists who browse this board.
But I can tell you even as a relative pleb that it's not much that truly survives from the Achaemenid, Arsacid, and even Sasanian periods. Most of what we know is mediated through Islamic civilisation, which subsumed the Persian (or the other way around, depending on your perspective; whole complex sometimes called Perso-Islamic).
I remember having to dredge huge sections of Ye Olde Persian writings from al-Tabari, who wove them together really frustratingly.
I think more Philhellenic...
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Interesting, although the Greek stuff survived THROUGH the Islamic caliphates- Aristotle was being studied in Baghdad long after it was forgotten in the west (St Augustine declared that curiostity acts like a page on the mind). Perhaps the fact that aristotle and Plato' works are (usually) areligious whereas early Persian writing was Zoroastrian (not even an Abrahamic religion) played a role in the loss of its literature under Muslim rule
I know Spengler claimed that the Aryans began first around 1400 B.C., then the Chinese and then Greece.
What sort of corroboration is he relying on?
I have a week to write a short story for my literature course.
Any ideas, /lit/?
What does /lit/ think of text-hased multiplayer roleplaying games?
Pic related, people say it's like writing a collective story.
Roleplaying in general is one of the rare mediums where postmodernism doesn't feel circle-jerky or clumsy. It rarely makes for good stories; still, the collective experience is fascinating.