Does /lit/ approve of Sylvia Plath?
the /lit/ hivemind probably rejects her because she's a woman. i'm not too familiar with her work but i thought The Bell Jar was pretty good, in a way. i have had a few close friends with depression and it really captured the illogical nature of it.
What is your country's national epic?
Prose or poetry allowed. Must involve history and the perceived national character.
When did you realize that biopunk is both more interesting and more realistic than cyberpunk?
Do you have good examples?
I tried to get into Windup Girl but it was just "muh Monsanto boogeyman" in an SF setting, and not much more than a rewrite of his earlier short stories with a bit of hackneyed connection
I'm in need of criticism here. I'm a bit of a rambler and my short essays are in need of work. I swear i'm my own worst critic. Thoughts?
Show me your e-books
I read some books too in iBooks on my phone but mostly poetry and shorter works.
But it sort of trivializes my reading for some reason. I remember my books when they're physical copies
Are their books generally frowned upon by /lit/? Why? I went to the local bookstore and there were many of classics available for relatively cheap, the only thing that prevented me from buying some was because I thought I read on /lit/ that Penguin's translations are shit.
What does /lit/ think of Frankenstein and Mary Shelley?
Which author have you read that seems the most intelligent? Not necessarily the best books, just someone who you admire for their intellect.
The closer they are to modern times the better.
But I know he's fairly basic. I know there are probably quite a few people out there that I don't know of or can't read because they speak in some weird quasi-english impenetrable academia language
Hey /lit/ I've been getting into books and shit lately and I want some recommendations I really love salinger and hemingway atm and Like poetry about nature and shit robert frost and what not so please recommend me stuff
Art Philosophy books
/ic/ is out to lunch
Someone describe l'appel du vide or falling to your death in 300 lines of pseudo-intellectual crap to me, please.
How to start writing and not have it end up in an messy doc 100 pages long that goes nowhere, is heavily edited - although you are aware that no amount of cutting copying and reworking can save - and that won't ever be opened again after two months of fiddling?
For starters you want to use something like Scrivener or simple Word Documents & Folders to keep your chapters and snippets organized.
Makes for much easier editing and ease of access.
The rest is really just up to your skill as a writer, avail yourself to some reference materials to help with any problems you may have.
i think i have adhd and endup getting dis tracted after some time
so i keep a empty note pad open and write what ever my mind has just switched to
then i come back to the original doc and continue on
one of the key things is not to edit as you write, just write out a draft before you edit
Is this truly that good, or is just another meme like IJ?
It is truly good. Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise because they either didn't understand it or didn't read it. I'd give it a little over 20 years until it's recognized as one of the most important works of literature ever written.
Please actually read it before you spout shit about it.
Is this book worth a read? I saw my mom has it in her shelf.
Try to defend Bukowski's ouvre avoiding:
>talking about his personal life, childhood or family
>comparing him to other authors you label as "pretentious"
>talking about Bukowski readers (or other author readers)
>once again, talking about his lifestyle. We all know he was an alcoholic. Tons of writers were too, and they had something more to tell.
He explores unashamed primalism, which is unspoilt because of that lack of shame.
He also incorporates a brand of psychology which a lot of people find relatable. You'll probably realise a lot of people in your life are similar to characters of his, and his stories emulate those personalities so that you might reflect on them.