Been lurking a yik yak thread from my college about literature. Incredibly fascinating stuff. Gonna dump the conversation as soon as I figure out how to stitch the screencaps together. Stay tuned.
This is fascinating? I was into this stuff back in high school, it can't be that obscure. Why are they so out of date? Tao Lin hasn't been cool since like 2011 and he couldn't ever be that cool if I thought he was cool in high school. OP get a twitter. What the fuck is yik yak?
>everyone's too reactionary
>everyone's too intellectual
Either schizo or retard
We haven't even fucking developed a complete metamodernism yet, this poster's a goddamn tool.
And yes, I know it's you, OP.
Fuck that embrace of fraudulence bullshit. Get in touch with what's real and express THAT. Find your version of the truth and share it. Fuck your pithy branding. You're not clever just because you can knight's move a literary moment. Stop stroking your cock on 4chan and learn how to write.
I'm laffin over here. Either OP is a 10/10 troll fucking with red boat, or everybody's being sincere about this so-esoteric-so-as-to-not-even-exist shit, and this is funny/cringy either way. Not really fascinating though.
Literature of Silence by Ihab Hassan actually covers this in-depth, although it's a bit dated now. He compares Henry Millers pure autobiographical style with Samuel Beckett's deconstruction of language through permutation and proposes that both artists were seeking to make literature irrelevant or unnecessary
Pretty much this. If you go to a bottom-tier state school
like I doit's full of normie banter and Facebook level memery. If you go to an ivy/elite school it's Reddit level circlejerking.
I wonder if your average /lit/ thread was a person what that would be like.
>ambition without the chops to back it up
>/lit/-certified misunderstanding of basic literary concepts
>like reading somebody's shower thoughts
cool, now I know.
Odd-degree irony is the way to go. that fucker actually gave me a talk about even-powered vs odd-powered irony and made this stupid ass laplace transform about sincerity in this email convo I had with him.