thoughts on this?
I didn't read it.
I could've. I held it at B&N forever debating if I wanted to devote time into an almost thousand page novel that reviews told me had little plot and basically meme literature inside.
I put it back for The Vorrh by B. Catling, a kind of historical fiction/fantasy novel. I do not regret my purchase.
the recognitions is the new infinite jest
women and men is the new the recognitions
What do you think of it?
"The downfall of classical ideals made all men potential artists, and therefore bad artists. When art depended on solid construction and careful observance of rules, few could attempt to be artists, and a fair number of these were quite good. But when art, instead of being understood as creation, became merely an expression of feelings, then anyone could be an artists, because everyone has feelings."
> When art depended on solid construction and careful observance of rules, few could attempt to be artists,
That doesn't follow at all. If he means 'coincidentally, classicism coincided with the period of greatest social immobility', then he may have an arguable point, but I suspect he doesn't mean that.
>That doesn't follow at all.
You're going to have to elaborate. Simply saying "That doesn't follow" doesn't demonstrate that it doesn't follow.
Capitalism accelerates social progressivism in art though. Capitalism creates an audience and a purpose for mediocre art; namely, the acquisition of social and financial capital.
Do you know books with really good illustrations? Were they made by the author or another illustrator? What do you like about them?
I esp. like the illustrations of Walter Moers. - pic related
this entire book is like a little work of art. the fonts, margin illustrations etc
Questions that don't deserve their own thread
If I'm published in a peer-reviewed undergraduate literary journal can I refer to myself as having been "published"?
>he already sold out
That didn't take long.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpkE4cS-D0rXmnTjCA0fCkw atleast we have the Knausgaard lookalike, he's also a published author so i think i'll just start watching his videos instead of this greedy cunt
>War and Peace
>Pride and Prejudice
>Fear and Trembling
>Being and Nothingness
>Crime and Punishment
>Of Mice and Men
>And and And
Best horror fiction plz.
Books of Blood
The Hellbound Heart
Song of Kali
Lovecraft Collected Works.
Child of God
Broken Monsters is new
The Stranger Beside Me
The Girl Next Door (Ketchum)
The Vampyre and other tales by Polidori
Dracula Frankenstein etc
What's your fav Faulkner short story?
ITT: characters who did nothing wrong
What is the purpose of literature?
If I had to guess...
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I can't remember
Norwegian Wood, Huraki Murakami
City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg
Deposed in the last 5 years...
Dark Tower books, Stephen King
House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
There are frequently 5 or 6 books, that people rush out and buy in droves, because their friend / tabloid / some asshole on the internet told them to, and the books sell millions. I'm not saying these books are neccesarily bad, but it's weird how...
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ITT: Genuine hacks.
Let's see that handwriting, /lit/.
Let's see it anyways