Could you ever be romantically involved with a woman that read plebshit like pic related.
>tfw slowly influencing my gf to read more patrician books
Do contemporary writers still write short stories? Was the popularity of short stories tied to literary journals and magazines?
>I’ve only ever read one Stephen King book. That’s the one set in the hotel—The Shining—with the boy who has the second-sight. And the thing that struck me instantly, about 80 pages in, is I realized that the hotel is alive, that it contains the psychic memory of all the people who’ve died there, committed suicide there, done something destructive there, that the building is sort of seething with dark and negative energy, that it will take some of the characters over and destroy them, and that it will be the result, and probably it will blow...
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Is it okay to say i "read" a book when I really only listened to the audiobook?
i have about 20 hours a week of work where i can listen to anything I want, but i also want to cheat and be literate
have you done this?
No because you didn't "read" it. You listened to it, so you tell people that you listened to the audiobook. Of course you can do whatever you want, you can read the sparknotes of meme books and tell people you read those too.
no its not okay. dissociate yourself from people who would care about you saying you listened to an audiobook, and dissociate yourself from this compulsion to paint a face that isnt really you
I agree with this
I would disagree with the emphasis, to kvetch about sitting or lying down and staring a stack of paper to listening to someone talk, of reading of paper books over all other mediums beyond the significance of the personal preference to the reader.
What is the best book (or resource) on learning how to interpret your dreams?
I'm thinking of going full Jungian on this but, if there is an easier way, I'd be happy to know about it.
>He's not a monist
Tell me about Burkean conservatism
>I'm the buttblasted anon from the other thread, and now i think I'm going to get one up on the lefties by testing their knowledge of a conservative political philosopher who i just learned about in that thread.
Everyone looking for reading recommendations went to >>>/wsr/ and the rest of us who are actually readers discuss literature on this board
What writers do you regret inviting to your literary conversations?
Am I abbout to make a mistake?
Yo whats up, new to /lit/, relatively new to reading and would like suggestions/ways to find new books
currently reading in search of lost time, bury my heart at wounded knee and dubliners. Got a long to read list including the recognitions, maldoror, the cherry orchard, and a coney island of the mind. Any help would be great, thanks!
Fictions (Borges), Faust (Goethe), The Trial (Kafka), Invention of Morel (Casares), Solaris (Lem), Too Loud a Solitude (Hrabal), If On a Winter's Night a Traveler (Calvino), The Hearing Trumpet (Carrington), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Dick), Jesus' Son (Johnson), The Autobiography of Red (Carson), Hamlet (Shakespeare), Paradise Lost (Milton), Mysteries (Hamsun) are all excellent.
If you read translations you might as well just die, or not read at all.
Only idiots read translations.
If you don't know how to read every single language you are an idiot.
I want to learn French so bad for this reason, i just dunno if the motivation to become fluent will be there since i dont have any other reason to learn it. But oh the glory of Rimbaud in his native tongue! How magnificent it must be!
Could you recommend any novels that evoke a Boards of Canada atmosphere? Thanks
Edgy? Check. Dystopian? Check. Needlessly Derivative? Check. Mary Sue beta protagonist out to save the world from evil corporations with his encyclopedic wrong generation knowledge of the 1980s? Checkaroo.
I like Geoffrey Hill, Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane. Any other poets I'm likely to get into based off that?