>Wardine be Cry.
Nice meme, but in all seriousness is there any explanation for why DFW would choose to write such a poorly rendered dialect? Or was this just a failed attempt at an actual recreation?
>inb4 authorial intent is dead
It's 3AM and my slight is flickering
How fucked am I?
I'm planning on making a short interactive comic or a small videogame (something between those two mediums).
My goal was to first to write a short story to have a guideline over what to work from.
Sadly, I'm a taco, taco, burrito señorita brown manlet and I'm not a good english writer (my grammar skills aren't top notch).
Here it's the spanish text:
Sorry bout no being an english speaker.
What does /lit think of Norman Mailer?
I was always confused about Mailer's scant recognition here. Posted far less than Updike or even Roth.
You'd think someone like Mailer would interest /lit/ greatly. Executioner's Song accords with the standards of their meme trilogies, but, I've never even seen it suggested.
Mailer is God. If it weren't for him I would have a much lower passion for lit in general. Probably wouldn't bother with posting on this board.
Not enough/hardly any mention on /lit/? Okay by me. You tards ruin everything.
I'm getting kind of schizo other when people meme and not here on /lit/
for example everyone seems to hate IJ or other books while they are on the top100 list, so which books does /lit/ actually like and how do you know, while having aspergers, when people meme
You will always envy another's life, simply because you are seeing it from the outside. It was not until I saw my life through a reflection, that I appreciated mine as well.
>What's life but an Infinite Jest?
Why did he wrote that? Wow.
Has any literature given you a sense of purpose in life? What are your broader goals? Wealth? Happiness? Health? Accomplishment? Knowledge? Love? How would you prioritize them? Interested to hear what you think. Suggested reading appreciated as well.
>Has any literature given you a sense of purpose in life?
No, but it has taken it away many times
Although one of my backup plans is to live a Hunter S. Thompson-esque lifestyle for as long as my money can sustain it and hopefully die of overdose as soon as possible
Why is literature so fucking depressing
Happiness is my one goal, I would view Wealth, Health, Accomplishment, Knowledge, and Love as merely accessories to happiness that I only seek if they are necessary for happiness.
Right now I'm going for Wealth on account of how being dirt poor is endangering my Health, and being unhealthy makes me unhappy.
Also all literature did was teach me to derive happiness from reading.
Finally, The Ego and its Own.
>"Oh, Death Came for the Archbishop."
"I realized that I didn't make a mistake. I was made of mistakes. People are made of mistakes. This is what people are made of. Remember that people are made up of stars, our own celestial bodies, what comprises others incredibly out of reach yet twinkling in the distance, preconceived and premature, and yet we ourselves are made of the same cosmic dust-to-dust. Always remember, also, the universe was made by accident. And it all makes sense, because she is my sunbeam."
What did he tried to convey?
I can't believe we celebrate this fucking hack. Luckily, I realise that Analytical philosophy is the only philosphy worth reading. Why would I want to read the writings of mentally unstable obscurantists?
Do you know some good books like the story of Max Payne? I read only the Raymond Chandler's books, but I need something a bit "heavy".
I enjoyed a lot wit Simon Kernick's The Business of Dying. Seriously, this is a good book.
Not sure if youd call it noir as such but Norman Mailer's American Dream includes society's seedy underbelly, murder and fascination with a moll / dame type character.
I enjoyed it.
Do you hate most books that you pick up? I do. For every book I've finished, I've cast a hundred aside.
I'm making a bunch of short stories and sharing them around my circle jerk of friends, problem is I'm running out of steam typing them.
Any suggestions or ideas to spark that inner flame again? I would stop this current story but I'd feel bad for ditching it.
An fling with a girl with psychological problems
Go for a long walk outside. Surprisingly helpful, Thoreau isn't a total fucking hack. Just mostly a hack.
Go to a gay bar. Not joking. The experience will shock your system in one way or another. If you hate gay people, the hatred will be a change and may dislodge you from your rut. If you're okay with gay people, going might get you hit on, which will be new. Which could help.
Try a new drug.
Get hurt. People seriously forget what real, visceral pain feels like. Honestly, feeling it will reconnect you with reality. Don't cut yourself...
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I'm looking for poems that have a 'comfy' feeling of sadness. A type of intimate feeling that makes you feel like you know shit's bad, but you also know there's nothing you can do and that's okay. Although not exactly poetry, Bob Dylan's performance of Mr. Tambourine Man at the Newport Folk Festival in '64 and In My Life by the Beatles give me this feel.
Does anyone get what I'm feeling?
Apologies for talking about music and not being very clear.
Just read Frankenstein. It was OK. Pop culture material even for its time. She wrote it at the age of 19 anyway. So much overrated, it doesn't have much literary merit. What you think /lit/?
Really funny, guy.
The exact same material as yesterday
>So much overrated, it doesn't have much literary merit.
I disagree. It's a prime work on the topic of alienation both of the monster and of Frankenstein's struggle to succeed in his inquiry.