how do I into poetry? I want to write but I'm afraid everything I write will be shit
Even if it is, who cares? You don't have to show anyone at first if you don't want to, and the more you write, the better you'll get, no matter how much natural talent/how good a starting place you're in.
Spend some time learning the history of Western poetry and what's out there, particularly English poetry since Shakespeare and particularly since the Romantics.
The more you know, the more you'll know to avoid pitfalls, the more you'll know of the possibilities for poetic expression (as well as what's considered old hat), etc.
Or just get started writing disjointed free verse like everyone else does. Remember, if it uses lazy Allusive Language 101 and it's stilted, it's poetry!
Does anyone know what happened to Megan Boyle?
Her book "Liveblog" was supposed to come out today but didn't for some reason (per amazon). She hasn't updated any social media/tumblr/etc for months or years. Her publisher has zero mention of her or the book.
Which books would you like to see adapted to film?
The Stranger or Journey to the End of the Night would be nice, I think.
Why do people want to see movie adaptations to begin with? What could it possibly add?
I understand if the movie departs from the source material to do something really different, like some do. But if the idea is just to capture the essence of the book.. why not just read the book.
It's just another way to experience something nice, kind of like looking at both a painting and a photograph of the same subject or listening to a poem being recited and reading it.
I'm trying to find an accurate order (not necessarily chronological) to read the Arthurian Legend (I'm complete new to this), what would you recommend?
Just save yourself some time and listen to the original Broadway cast recording of Spamalot.
Read something else and save this for bathroom/beach reading
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -> Le Morte D'Arthur -> De Troye's Arthurian Romances.
I also liked the Once and Future King, a smart YA retelling of Le Morte, the 15th or 16th century British novel that makes up the bulk of Arthurian legend around today. It was started in 1939 and finished in the 50s. It's quite good, but the last book went out the window a bit.
Where do I start with?
How do I get into his work?
Feel free to meme.
Ham on Rye
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills
Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit
Short Story Collections:
Is it any good?
The Christians compiled their canon in the bible, is it time for /lit/ to compile our philosophical canon?
What do you want out of this garbage thread. People to fight over a consensus and accomplish nothing, or to samefag over and over to pretend to come to a consensus. What a shitty thread. Fuck you.
Recommend philosophical pessimist non-fiction please.
what are the best german-language novels? my vote would be for jakob von gunten, the castle, radetsky march, and effi briest
Do you do this to your books, or do you use an actual bookmark?
ITT: authors that are /lit/erally you
For me it's Dante; intelligent, nihilistic, and with a wicked sense of humor.
How does /lit/ regard Nick Land and his work?
Is the series any good?
>Teacher asks what our favorite books are
>I say War and Peace
>Teacher says she has never heard of it
>She says Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Smack her in the head repeatedly with a copy of it and kill her in the name of Tolstoy.
Why do people who read like to brag about much they read?