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 have you written today, /lit/?
If you didn't write anything at all, write me an excuse for why you didn't.
As a fool and a plebiscite, I find myself doing the stupidest things. Wisdom is needed, and I hope to share in this journey with you all. Let's share books, excerpts, ideas, platitudes, etc, in order to collectively grow and do better for ourselves.
I'll start. I read through the book of Proverbs and wrote down some bits that help me not be a fucking moron.
>The soul of the sluggard craves in vain, but the soul of the diligent is amply satisfied
>Walk with wise men and you will become wise, but the...
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Why is my version of ficciones so thin? Is this the normal version? Bought it on a thrift store.
I haven't seen that addition before, OP. Couldn't tell ya.
But Borges never wrote anything particularly lengthy, so it may very well be that's the complete Ficciones.
If you're willing to drop more cash, the book Labyrinths is all of Ficciones plus a handful of solid essays. It's my go-to book for introducing friends to Borges
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.
Prove to me this was not just Joyce having a laugh. I've read Portrait and Ulysses, I know full well what a cheeky fucker he can be.
It was Joyce having a laugh. Except he spent nearly 20 years writing one joke which is what makes it so amazing. If you've read Dubliners, Portrait, and Ulysses you should understand what he was going for even if you don't understand all the words.
Any books similar to the vibe of this movie?
Also post a movie/album and get a book recommendation.
He's going to do 26 volumes for this "multi volume novel". Up till now the volumes have been at ~800-900 pages. How can he justify this? It's all going to be filler.
>I don't read translations
Do you think that in the future, crimes against information will be punishable? Writing a book that is sub-par but contagious(and very popular), killing a franchise, forcing a meme so it dies. Things like that.
I just feel that it's possible to write a novel crafted in such way that youth are instinctively drawn towards it. For example, using Johngreenian "spiked prose" to lure teenagers, except pushed to the absolute limit, so it's irresistable.
When you manufacture prose so it's instinctually gripping to some demographic. The certain flow and language that you enjoy not on conscious, but unconscious level. Pop music managed to do it, so why it can't be done within literature world?
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'm reading through Lord of the Flies right now and thoroughly enjoying it. The degeneration storyline is wonderfully done. I have a question, though:
Is Simon, the boy who gets killed by the mob after revealing the reality of the parachute-man, a.k.a. the beast, representative of Jesus Christ?
"The paper based on the study, recently published in Information Sciences, showed that certain works were more complex than others, specifically the books written in stream-of-consciousness. These could be compared to multi-fractals, according the scientists, who explained that Finnegans Wake by James Joyce had the most complex structure of all. Professor Professor Stanisław Drożdż said: “The results of our analysis of [Finnegans Wake]...
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someone I can spend the next books in pdf:
(If it may be the oldest edition possible)
The Book of Thoth
The Vermys mistery
Just finished reading Sorrow of Young Werther. How does /lit/ feel about it, especially in comparison to Faust?
Personally, while I will say I enjoyed it, I don't think I connected with the work as much as I hoped I would. However, there were definitely some very moving and beautiful passages and I think Goethe touched on a number of contemporary philosophical concepts that I didn't expect.
it's well known in part because of the influence on contemporaries (copycat suicides, etc)
in terms of "respected" works, the top ones are Faust, Wilhelm Meister, and various verse/drama works, such as erlkonig and egmont from the early sturm and drang period and later stuff like west-eastern divan when he got more into other genres/styles