>tfw you spend years improving your writing but you know deep down that you will never have the courage to show it to anybody or try to publish anything
Has anyone else read Elliot Rodger's manifesto?
Honestly, I thought it was a fun read. It is interesting to have a direct portal into the mind of a psychopath.
Many laugh-out-loud moments. I laughed when I read of his self-prescribed "superior memory" in the second paragraph, but it quickly becomes apparent that his memory really is quite extraordinary, or he's just lying, or my own memory is terrible.
Stefan Molyneux insinuates that he was neglected as a child and poorly raised, thrust into new environments without preparation, and generally...
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Will reading sad literature help me tune with my emotions or will it just push me off the edge and an hero?
I'm crushingly lonely and in a college without any future prospects.
I refer to books such as Sorrows of Young Werther or Stoner.
books similar to this movie, only just getting into reading and have read all of camus and i few others with similar 'existentialist' themes but none with character like this film. oblomov looks like it might be somewhat similar?
Let's talk about the greatest American poet /lit/
let's say he doesn't die in a car crash. does he kill himself?
So i've seen all of his lectures on youtube at least 5 times
What books should i read now? Also other buddhist book recommendations please
I don't like alcohol or any drugs.
I'm in English class right now, doing some stupid group project where we have to write a story using elements of Gothic fiction.
Obviously I have no idea of giving any actual effort, so let's see what things I can put in to make our story true cancer. Dubs decides a line/character/concept that I add.
Thoughts on "Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow"?
I haven't actually looked it through but it looks like shit. Also here's Zak Smith.
If you wrote a novel where characters talk like this would it inevitably be doomed to fail or can such literary inflection be explained by the need for realism?
>do people now speak this way out loud?
the internet has had a great impact on spoken language. i'm not talking about the people who autistically reference memes irl either, they are part of a wider transformation that it's hard to measure right now. but yeah writers gotta deal with it somehow, though it's hard to pull off.
I see your bookshelf thread and raise you -> paranoid literatti bookshelf thread.
This is non-fic but increased my paranoia
I am thinking about starting to read some political books. I might order something from amazon. Anyone know if this is a good one? I like her ideas, but I'm not certain if she is a good writer.
Hey /lit/. I was wondering if any of you had recommendations for a general overview of our solar system. Specifically aimed towards adults with a good understanding of physics and astronomy.
Any recommendations that pertain to a specific body within our solar system may also go here.
Palestine and Israel had Jesus and Zarathustra
Nepal had Gautama Buddha
Germany and England had Shakespeare and Schopenhauer.
Am I missing anything?
Prove aesthetic relativism wrong.