what's /lit/'s opinion on chingiz aitmatov? the day lasts more than a hundred years is one of my favorite books
So did anyone else get a Scooby-Doo vibe from the first Harry Potter book?
i never read harry potter or saw the movies, so I don't know
pic related on the other hand
>de debbil killing monks was just a ruse
>the ghost in the library was just a funhouse mirror
>he would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky Franciscans
of course it also has plenty of medieval history and the debates about poverty between the Franciscans and the papacy.
What is the derived utility of memeing?
Some people say Don Quixote is nonsensical, others say it is a hard read but people say many things.
Is Don Quixote a worthy read? Im going to read it anyway just cant decide if Ill buy this or illiad, maybe epictetus discourses first.
What is your opinion on this book lit?
It's completely sensical
Don Quixote is just a guy so obessed with knighthood that he sees everything through the filter of his medieval books
He sees windmills as giants-OP related, bar owners as kings and bars as castles etc. While the true picture of the world around him is given to us through his sidekick.
It's just a satire book breh
I think Don Quixote is the most relatable and timeless piece of literature ever written. I'd even say that it is more relevant in our days than it was in Cervantes' time, in a different way of course. Just think of all the bronies and weaboos you see on 4chan. Not even mentioning the effects of all the formulaic movies and celebrity worshipping.
Don Quijote is the ultimate dreamer, he refuses to adapt to the world but instead tries to adapt the world to himself. While it was probably intended purely as a satire as >>7648343 says, it is also a depiction of a man who wants to change the world all by himself and never surrenders doing so in spite of the fact that he has no chance of success. It's in a way also a very romantic story in this sense.
In general I think it's a great novel that isn't as dated as people think it is
so what was in Kublah Kahn's pleasure dome??????
>tfw poor imagination and can't construct the characters and background in my head in a satisfactory way
my paintings? I draw, mostly practicing, but I'm no good.
Is it true that one typically must write a lot of figurative garbage, before you write something of quality; something that could stand the test of time?
Even if you write something of quality editors are incapable of discerning whether or not it's well-written, and they'll choose a talentless hack before you to either a) fulfill their agenda, or b) posture and follow whichever trends are on the zeitgeist
Writing something that "withstands the tests of time" essentially means writing something that editors are either too scared to publish, or a story where its quality and genius go way over their heads.
anyone know what a good translation of Gilgamesh is? or alternatively have the recommended translations chart?
ITT: books you dropped as soon as the author mentioned the title in the text.
Book titles for a death-of-hippie-culture-dirty-70s-junkie-journalist debut novel?
unnamed procrastinator protagonist is a journalist who ends up wrapped up in all sorts of shit thanks to junkie ex he can't get over and the editor of his paper getting shot. Takes place in disgusting dirty-beach california in the mid-70s, with the hippie dream suitably dead. Just has no book title. I'm 90% done the book and really just want a title to hook people and give them some idea of the basic themes. Not looking for somethign revolutionary or that has that much to do...
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holy shit /lit/ I was not ready for how good this is, I'm currently on book 2 and loving it, please tell me it doesn't get bad later on.
>you will never be part of the Seekers for Truth and Penitence and drink with your fellow journeymen on the day of your masking
I'm working on a novel (surprise, surprise), but don't have any cred in the literary or publishing community. I do, however, have a few essays which I'm proud of, and figured I could use them as briefer introductions to my work and/or to build up a bit of credibility before releasing a full-length book.
What's the ideal avenue for this? Post the essays on Medium or my personal site? Send a bunch of inquiries with the essays attached to online magazines and hope that one actually reads them?
>inb4 no one will read your...
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Which do you prefer: the Iliad or the Odyssey?
(inspired by my reading the Odyssey for the first time right now!)
Just wanted to let y'all know that I'm also reading the Fagles translation, which I quite like. Newer(?) from what I understand but has anyone read the same translation/have thoughts about it?
just download this since i'm in the mood to hear about an inspirational male role model...is it a liberal hatchet job? or an honest look at one of America's greatest business icons and
this why broken familes are degenerate, ur dad is not an object of sexual desire u fuckin fag, and if ur dad hadnt abandoned u leaving u to search for father figures among any pedo who would pay u attention u'd know that, ur dad is the one guy who will pay attention to u and teach u stuff without collecting a tax on ur anus hole
I've read Mo Yan's Pow! about a year ago and i loved it. ive read The Republic of Wine and Red Sorghum since and those were great aswell.
Has anyone else read Mo Yan? i dont know what to read of his next.
Also a Chinese lit thread in general, ive heard Wang Xiaobo is good but im yet to read any of his works.
Bump. I'm anxious to get to the section on Mo Yan within one of my Anthologies. Additionally, I've been reading some more classical Chinese works alongside the more modern authors within Chinese literature and must say that it is rather refreshing when juxtaposed with the Western tradition.