Where should I start with Calvino? Should he be read in any particular order?
>Should he be read in any particular order?
Italian here so I don't know about translation but his prose is pretty simple (even if it's great), I read The Baron In The Trees, The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount when I was 12 yo.
Don't worry about the order, you can start even from his more avantgarde stuff without any problem. But do it, it's great.
Is this good /lit/?
Any /lit/non use that?
Should i use that to become a /lit/ patrician?
Share some hacks to increase speed read with spreeder config or other tools
Also, spreeder general thread
I particularly don't like the idea of reading fast for the sake of it.
Find it way better to read slow and meaningfully than rushed and superficially, especially if you're talking about the great books.
But they say only autistic boys read with a internal voice inside the head.
Also, i want to be productive. Capable of engage intelectual conversation in anoymous anime boards without spending precious % of my life just to be at same level of another senpais.
Btw, i wanna have more time to post on 4chan and help my mom, because she complain alot of the mess i made when i get out of the basement.
What with all the hype? I'm about halfway through and it just seems plain boring. Why should I give a fuck about the Kwisatz Haderach, or the Fremen or the spice? Seriously, it's so pointless and boring I don't think I can continue. What do you think of it /lit/?
>32-year-old Levin fucks 18-year-old Kitty
>that hunting scene where Oblonsky refuses to apologize for cucking his own wife
>that time when Vronsky almost blows his own face off
>that time when Karenin tries to commune with spirits or something and Oblonsky doesn't know what the fuck is going on
>Anna becomes the biggest bitch east of the Baltic Sea
>that anal scene
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>If you don't take notes whilst reading you're a pleb
Prove me wrong
Highlighting is for fucking children who can't just read a book and digest it.
>IF I HIGHLIGHT THIS, I'LL KNOW IT'S A CRITICAL SENTENCE! AND THIS ONE.. AND THIS ONE.. AND THIS ONE.. WAIT, I'D BETTER START UNDERLINING EVERY NOUN SO I DON'T FORGET WHAT A NOUN IS. HOLY SHIT THIS PARAGRAPH BEGINS WITH A DECLARATIVE SENTENCE! WE'RE GONNA NEED SOME BIG SHADED ARROWS FOR THIS ONE!
Actually kill yourself.
If I want to read about the character Sun Wukong, which book should I pick up? Or are they just a bunch of myths and loose stories?
Also, is the Iliad entirely about Achilles or is there another book about him?
Sorry, just got into reading and thought I'd start with those since I always held an interest in those characters but don't want to read from Wikipedia.
first ~10 chapters of journey to the west.
then read the rest too.
he's not a myth character with a lot of loose stories, he's just an original character from the book with some loose attributes taken from myths.
Sun Wukong is a character from the book "Journey to the West." The Illiad is about the entire Trojan War, not just Achilles, and Achilles (as with many Greek figures) is mentioned in multiple mythss. Happy reading!
How much time in a library is considered "weird"
I go to mine like 4 days a week for 2 or 3 hours, and I feel like I am there way more frequently than most people who just stop in to use the computer for afew minutes
The one near me is small so the people who work there know I am there the entire time
Where do you go if you want to read about a book? Sparknotes is an ok read, but kinda rudimentary and lacking any serious opinions or insights. There has to be something more on this big internet.
For example, I just finished War and Peace and I feel I could read a whole other book just talking about it.
Hey guys, gunna go to my local library today and get a card.
I go there afew times a week and hang out to read, I always say hello to the people working there but I have yet to get a card.
Any tips on how to go about doing this?
What book should I check out first to make a good impression?
On my reading list I have "A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man" by Joyce, but Im scared that will make me look like a pretentious tryhard
Is this necessary reading if I wanted to get into beat literature?
Does anyone happen to have this epub or pdf or know where I could find a mirror?
Since this board is all about the use of the English language, may as well stretch it to include spoken language.
Which English speakers pronounce Wales and whales differently?
i.e. which say "wh" with a clear H sound at the start?
Where do I go once I truly grow out of /lit/ but still enjoy how quick discussions can flow without people double-thinking what they say due to having an e-name to uphold?
I'm getting half sick of your bullshit guys.
Is there any evidence DeLillo was ever young?
I liked it quite a bit. It was more opinionated than I thought it would be, and I didn't always agree with what was said, but overall it was very interesting and informative.
I recommend it.
pop history dude. Its language makes it clear that its written to appeal to the new atheist/ mainstream "nerd" culture.
A lot of new-agey beliefs weave their way through the book and its a very shallow probe into genuine intellectual spheres.
Read this if you're the kind of pleb who loves factoids