Just finished reading Fellowship
Was it any good?
What's your opinion about this book? I've not seen it being discussed on /lit.
According to one of my professors, an European intellectual must read the Brothers Karamazov, Les Miserables and this. Is he right? Does these three books sum up the European literacy?
my favorite mann.
i think if you want a comprehensive overview of european literacy magic mountain is better. it's more encompassing in scope, whereas doctor faustus is more concerned with art and aesthetics in a more narrow way.
mann gets discussed now and then (there was a magic mountain thread earlier today) but he's definitely underread here. mainly cause he's actually good and not meme :^)
My professor said he chose these three books, because they represent the three most significant nations in literature (implying that Russian culture is part of Europe), they aren't short or simple at all and can be considered as classics by their own right.
I'll add the Magic Mountain to my to-read list.
What historical fiction do you like, /lit/? I've read the first in this series and enjoyed it it.
Does this give you insight in the pursue of understanding your own dreams?
I have no idea, but I saw an RL copy of this thing in a fine bookstore the other day, and I was impressed by the edition. It was about the size of a DVD player. I almost asked the guy to take it off the "pls ask" shelf so I could look at it, but I didn't.
When I got home and looked it up online, it turned out to be one of those things where it was a big deal but kept secret for years until they finally did a wide print a few years ago(?) I don't know much about the culture of psychology...
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How do you deal with writer's block?
Write more. Describe an empty scene vividly until a character appears. That's all you need
Oh sorry did you want a magic bullet? Take meth man you'll be SUCH a better writer you don't have to solve your own problems lol
Does anyone else listen to the nosleep podcast?
There was no reason A Scanner Darkly had to be science fiction. It could have been set in contemporary times with contemporary technology.
What are the reasons to read Proust? Like when people read Walden they read it for the philosophy/introspection and all that, and people read GR primarily for the prose and to tell other people they read it. But what is it for Remembrance Of Things Past? Is it primarily an entertainment read or does it have some themes that are going to change your life? From the short bits I've read about it all the major themes seem fairly basic and nothing to write home about, so I'm curious to what people generally get out of it.
i read it sometimes to women before sleeping and it was very comfy
someone on lit mentioned that he read the whole seria over some years as i remember with the routine of about 1 hour reading in the morning. i guess its a good work to enjoy the prose and content, but mainly a medium for thinking about your experience and life and point of view, maybe it can give you some projection surface
with such big works, if you dont like them and its not because its too dense in content and you could work yourself through that, better lay it aside and come back or read stuff you like more imo
I read it in the original French mainly to refine my writing style.
It's also a very entertaining book, full of keen psychological insights and humorous scenes.
Took me a few months to get through the entirety La Recherche but it was time well spent. The whole novel is consistently good in spite of being unfinished in places.
What is the best way to read the Kama Sutra, considering I dont know, nor am willing to learn the original language in which it is written?
I know spanish and english, and am willing to learn mandarín and arab.
Publish the more retarded, simple and meant for laymen book you've ever read
anything by donald trump, it gets even worse when robert kiyosaki joins him
A girl I went on 4-5 dates with recommended it to me. I told her it was shit and that she was a fucking pleb and I never saw her again. Good riddance.
What do you think of this book?
I'm a very inexperienced writer, really just a highschool student. But i had a scarily realistic and enlightening dream which i wrote down detail for detail, and even though i never visit 4chan, muchless /lit. I wanted to post it somewhere. I didnt try to fix most grammar issues, sorry about that.
I was walking through my high school, prior events had occurred but nothing of note. As I
walked, everything felt off, strange. I couldn't tell you what exactly was off about it but it was a
dream, so everything's a bit shifted. However, it seemed that you could enter and sit in any
class as you please, and with no consequence. So i looked for a class to sit in.
I walk through the hallways, the second floor, I remember most things about the dream
quite well. I walk past the class and I recall myself when I see her in there. She is beautiful,
probably the most beautiful girl that I know, and easily the most beautiful in my school. But at
the time, I only saw her as my friend, my very pretty friend. Sure she had some things being
said about her behind her back, but I’m never one to follow idiotic rumours like those. So I
thought that if I’d sit in a class, i'd find one with a friend since, let's face it, i'm not there to learn
but to screw around and snag a passing grade (a very realistic dream, couldn't even tell i was
I walk in, the class was a little over half full, lights were off, and a movie was being
played. Now what was very much off was i saw her, and her twin sister whom in the dream, I felt
like I’ve heard of, but I never could recall ever meeting her.
“Can I just sit in here and nobody will care?”
“Yea” They both replied to me.
So, I took my seat between the two where there was an empty seat. We didn’t talk too
much because I didn't want to get kicked out, but no more than a minute in her twin sister had
decided to lean her head against my shoulder, with absolutely no prior provocation. It was warm
and there was something amazing, but guilty about the sudden attention i was receiving from
her. With time however, we had come to be more comfortable, i found her arms wrapped
around my waist sort of grabbing at my stomach, and I ran my hand up the outside of her leg. At
this point, i somehow found us lying down, on a sort of bench, rather than the chair i had
previously sat in. She was wearing gray leggings, white shoes, and a red or pink sweater, i
couldn't remember exactly, maybe it was white.
And again i recognized myself in her company, my stomach felt warm, my heart
fluttered. And she went in to kiss me, which i can say i am not unpracticed in. However, as could
as i could be it seemed that she was just showing me the ropes, she licked my ear, then my
neck, then bit my bottom lip and kissed with such a passion that it almost hurt a bit, but she
remained graceful with every move she made. She had a lot of experience, it made no
difference to me.
I had her in my arms, and it was ecstatic, i felt her legs, her body, and everything felt so
real that there was not a single hint that it wasn't real. I could feel her warmth, and her tongue.
But whenever I tried to put a move on her, even subtly, she would stop me and almost show it to
me. She was very intimidating and i just went with what she did. Sometimes she would go in to
kiss me again, only to watch me go in and smile, just to tease me. She would just bite her teeth
together right before...
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What have you written today, /lit/?
If you didn't write anything at all, write me an excuse for why you didn't.
>"anon don't write like that, it's corny, pseudo intellectual, self-gratifying, and cheap"
>"but let me tell you about this famous author who wrote exactly like you do, and why he's hot shit."
>actually be a college prof
>"anon, don't write that. a^2 + b^2 = (a+b)^2 is clearly false in general"
>but let me tell you about how I think it should go and this really great idea I had about how I could write that equation
the student in question was operating in a finite field of prime order
What does /lit/ think of Bukowski?