I'm at Barnes And Nobles right now and I'm desperately looking for a good fiction book to read. I'm also getting the Tao Te Ching.
I'm looking hopefully for a nice refreshing literary fiction book, as I don't read much. Something along the lines of Ninteen Eighty Four in the sense the plot is easily gripping and entertaining but the book itself is still highly regarded. I just passed Lolita but I don't know about getting that.
ITT: people who couldn't write a single novel to save their life
>itt: people who couldn't write their own name to save their life
Does /lit/ believe that the current climate of sexual commoditization and malaise is a direct outgrowth of the "Free Love" movement in the 60's?
As far as I can tell, Zappa pretty much predicted the future. Also, does this belong on /mu/ just because I'm referencing Zappa? I would rather know /lit/'s opinions on this
How do I overcome the fear of the unknown?
You don't fear the unknown, my son, you fear others. But, throughout these years you've become a damn veteran at struggling with fear. You can only embrace the unknown for it puts everyone on the same ground. You know how to stand the fear. You know the feeling of gazing into an abyss. Do they?
It just keeps tumbling down, tumbling down...
I´m want a tattoo. Which is the correct order of the seven deadly sins? from worst to best or the order Dante found them or just some kind of order
>hasn't read Menexenus
Why anon? It's one of Plato's most important dialogues
Or any of Gil Orlovitz's other works such as Ice Never F?
Where should I start with this bad boy?
Hello /lit/, I've been coming here for a couple of months now and I've been wanting to learn to appreciate literature on a deeper level. There seems to be a great deal of websites online dedicated to teaching courses on the likes of programming and mathematics, but very little in terms of literature.
In short, where can I study a University tier literature course online, for free? It doesn't need to be accredited, I don't plan a career in literature and want to do this purely for pleasure.
I know Ligotti gets brought up A LOT in horror threads on /lit/, but I was wondering if anyone else finds his work to be a bit underwhelming? Since Penguin reissued Grimscribe/Songs I've read four of his books (the other two being Noctuary and Teatro) but I feel like he's been writing the same story for the past thirty years or so (Protagonist encounters malevolent force that is usually indescribable/extremely abstract that confirms the absurdity and meaningless of human consciousness to him.) I can appreciate the general atmosphere he conjures in stories like 'In...
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Pretty much. He sets up a creepy atmosphere but doesn't do anything with it. Also his endings suck. "END THEN A SKELETON POPPED OUT"-tier. He could just end his stories a paragraph or two earlier out of nowhere and they would improve.
I agree. I was a huge Ligotti fan for a while, but after reading Grimscribe/Songs, it does seem like he was a one-trick pony. Before I read them, I thought maybe he had something interesting going on, something that wasn't just an evolved Lovecraft rip-off, but now I realise that his new stuff which I had enjoyed so much was simply built on his Lovecraft imitation. Discovering the missing link made it all so underwhelming.
On the positive side, means it's less work for me to outdo him. Or anyone else.
>Tfw when there's no working /lit/ archive.
I really want to get pic related, but I'm only interested in getting this specific cover, as I think it's beautiful and it's the same as the version I checked out from the library. Unfortunately the dumb bastards at Modern Library have since reissued the book with a lesser cover but with the same ISBN. I'm having trouble tracking down this exact copy, especially since most booksellers are a bunch of cunts who use stock images and don't guarantee that the cover will be the same.
Anyone have any tips?
Can you really learn Italian in two weeks?
What is the easiest language to learn to speak conversationally?
I don't know, I haven't read the book. I'm Italian tho and I meet foreign people on a daily basis, which provides me with empirical evidence that no, you probably can't learn a language in two weeks - although you can probably learn a few hundred phrases and get around with those, so maybe that's what I meant.
Has anybody here learned a language just to be able to read fiction in that language? Tell me about your routine.
i started learning Russian. in the process, i got to know quite a few Russian people. i found them untrustworthy, manipulative, deceitful, bitter, angry, careless, rude, opinionated and self-centered.
think i might start learning Japanese instead.