I need to write a short story for a small-prize contest in a couple of weeks.
Does /lit/ have any ideas, inspirations they wouldn't mind giving me?
Why is this book so famous & popular? I read it in grade 10 for school so I have read it but being that young and "forced" to read it there is very much the possibility that I didn't "get" it. But I've read a lot since then are there are many better books that would also be appropriate for highschool kids. Why this book?
What do you fools think about it?
What are some books that have strong arguments against Christianity?
On the other hand, what are some books that have strong arguments for Christianity?
I've read some of Dostoevsky's work and while I am interested in a philosophical perspective, I'm also curious to see arguments from a historical perspective as well. Like, the truth of the accounts in the Bible.
What is some good literature about the acute awareness of your own existence?
Is pic-related decent?
This book made america great again
How is it even legal for such a virile white male to run for president? Forget banning guns, we need to fucking ban white men!
p.s. this book was filled with useful information for getting ahead in your career and life. it's mostly stuff your dad would have told you if he cared about you, but you're a 4chan shitposting communist so we know he didn't.
Any good Romanian authors? I checked the sticky but found nothing. I've already read all of Cioran's work.
Please help me; my other hobbies (video games and cinema) are failing me so I'm returning to literature my one true love.
I've read many of the essentials, a lot of Russian stuff, and anything I could get my hands on with a vaguely Philosophical bent (Camus and shit). I recently discovered Murakami: I think he's fantastic but I'm sure he's considered pleb here.
If anyone could take the time to give a recommendation or two I would really appreciate it. Done wasting my time on vidya.
I'm currently reading Dune and I find all the ecological stuff Herbert incorporated really interesting. So where do I start with ecology?
so, i don´t come to /lit/ often so i don't know if im breaking any rules, i didn't find anything that could help me on the wikia
i need a easy, short greek tragedy, what would you reccomend?
this could also be a greeks general or something, idk
About to start reading this. Any advice? I've heard it's a tough read. How long would it take on average to get through it?
you should be hooked by the family meeting at the monastery
>mfw literally every scene with Dmitri
> I've heard it's a tough read.
It's not.It can be a bore if you're not used to old school type of writing and Dosty does tend to ramble a lot but that's all.It's not hard to grasp stylistically or conceptually.
Valentine's Day is in two weeks. There's a girl who works in my office complex who I'd like to give a card to anonymously. Would the following message be autistic?
Happy Valentine's Day.
With love and squalor,
Does it sound like I'm trying to be deep&edgy or tryhard or something? The "joke" or reference here is that I'm a pretty quiet and expressionless individual in work. I've always like the Salinger story and her name sounds kinda similar to Esme's,...
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Is Infinite Jest just a shitty postmodern ripoff of Ulysses?
uhhh.... not at all.
it's more like a self righteous didactic parable without the common sense to keep the parable lean, exploring every tiny detail - and ironically finding its only merits in those digressions
but no. not ulysses at all. 'postmodern' is a dubious label too, especially considering its rigid moral compass.
Let's talk about the plays of ancient Greece. They're a good way to start with the greeks, since they were stories widely known by the average greek citizen.
What's the best greek play, in your opinion, /lit/? I like The Bacchae, Oedipus Rex and Prometheus Bound. Medea is pretty nice too.
The plays were a huge influence over many writers - Shakespeare, Milton, etc.
Any important works that should be read in order to understand the plays even more?
Maybe, greeks general.
He tried to warn you
So I found this old book from 1902. Very interesting content. Here's a few pics of the poems I found