I'm trying to think of a word to use in an essay.
What's an adjective that implies that something opens new possibilities, or makes available new ideas or technologies or whatever that weren't available before? Something that "mentally unlocks"?
No, not that. I'm trying to think of a word that describes the sophistication that human brains have in comparison to animal brains. Like an animal can only form simple thoughts: Bug food, nest good, predator bad. Whereas a human can formulate complex mathematical equations and write literary masterpieces. The sentence is:
"But categorization also allows us to form more complex thoughts by the __________ process of combining categories into more complicated ideas."
The word should be like,...
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Why do I never see /lit/ mention one of the most important books of the twentieth century? Do any of you actually read?
Is Hawkes any good? I know he inspired Pynchon's work, but I'm just not exactly a fan of Pynchon. Is he in the same vein of writer?
Also, reading someone else still isn't an excuse not to get your hands on this fucking beauty.
I like him. He is much, much more subtle than Pynchon, and his ideas are much better. In terms of style, he isn't as flashy, but I think it conveys and creates perfectly, and is able to make you very uncomfortable without being unbearably edgy like Pynchon.
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What do you think about ballsack?
Started reading this... Don't understand a shit ton of the words used. Wut do
Would you ever get a tattoo of your favorite quote from a book you really enjoyed? If so, what is it? More importantly, why?
>inb4 tattoos are degenerate
Did Proust really jack off to rats killing each other/being stuck with pins?
>Proust would enter a brothel and ask the Madam if she had a hat pin and any rats. If the Madam informed him that she had both, or could obtain them, Proust would then request that the pin and vermin be sent up to his room. Once Proust was in his room and comfortable, a rat would be brought in by the Madam, in a makeshift cage, along with, preferably, a pearl-headed hair pin. Proust would then instruct the Madam to puncture the rat from its back through its belly with the hair pin. As the pin slowly went through the rat, Proust would masturbate; timing his ejaculation to occur at the exact moment the tip of the pin pierced the rat’s belly, so that its blood and his semen fell in time.
>it's his birthday
>reading J.G. Ballard story
>random homo shit out of nowhere
>"I celebrated in his tight buttocks a new stylised form of violence"
every fucking time
>Europeans don't care about Vollman, Gass, ,Pynchon, or McElroy.
Alright lit, let's see how many well accomplished (and possibly unduly ignored) non-meme authors we can name. I'll begin:
>writes book called Infinite Jest
>becomes an eternal meme
He predicted his memehood, prove to me he isn't a genius
Disclaimer: I haven't actually read IJ
>implying literature isn't too far gone at this point
>tfw I sat down today for 6 hours and wrote the best short story I've ever written
>tfw I've sat in my basement having wonderful day dreams for the past six years
>tfw I only started writing down all the thoughts in my head two days ago
>tfw I am so far behind but holy shit does the future seem bright
Books similar to Confederacy of Dunces?
Anything with an anti-social, "autistic" protagonist
with a wicked sense of humour
Some I've read:
>A Long Evening of Goodbyes
>Welcome to the N.H.K.
>Notes from the Underground
>Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things
Diary of a Superfluous Man.
not necessarily as funny or as interesting, but definitely one of the sources of the literary archetype. I know there are quite a few more, gimme time to think.