>bla bla life is absurd
>so just don't kill yourself
He never actually answers the question. Okay, so life is absurd. Why not kill myself?
Sisyphus was destined to roll the rock for eternity: but we can quit rolling ours whenever we want (suicide).
So I decided to put all the books in my living room into a stack. What does /lit/ think of my taste?
Pretty much typical "just got into reading" core. I wish you fucks weren't the average c/lit/poster.
You probably go on /v/, too. How would you feel about people constantly posting threads about how they bought but haven't yet played HL2, Oblivion, and COD4, rate my taste?
>muh justice system isn't just
>muh boring shitty writing style
Tell me again why this rubbish is considered so highly?
>Nowhere in Kafka does there glimmer the aura of the infinite idea; nowhere does the horizon open. Each sentence is literal and each signifies. The two moments are not merged, as the symbol would have it, but yawn apart and out of the abyss between them blinds the glaring ray of fascination.
Google "Notes on Kafka" by Adorno
So, to the poeple who have read it/are reading it now, is it a tough read? Because it seems like a very interesting book, but the length of it is putting me off. Also, English is not my first language and, given that 2666 is full of hard language constructions, I may ot be able to grasp the book fully. Is it like Remarque, perhaps?
I read it in an English translation, but it was originally written in Spanish.
I don't remember the language being particularly difficult, but it is a sprawling novel taking place in numerous countries and over several decades. Keeping track of characters who appear, disappear and re-appear can be a challenge.
What does /lit/ think about the Beat Generation?
absolute garbage. a time in which an author's personal reputation counted for far more than their work, even by today's standards.
check out Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion, and that's pretty much the only good book it ever produced.
The Lord of the Rings:
>dark ale or mead (LOTS)
>served in giant drinking horn won from an aurochs
>sing with your brothers the whole time
>repeat til blackout
Yes it's a Creepypasta, but it is amazing
Non-Anglophone /lit/izens: What is your mother tongue's Ulysses?
Nothing that would be equivalent in both scope and experimentation, so... influence-wise? I guess it should be Céline's novels.
Because Beckett either shot straight into space or hasn't actually landed yet. (the wankton of academic junkprint doesn't count, no)
I'm looking for books that explain the sociology of how movements can get out of control. An example is how the rain of terror came to be. Why does these things happen?
Vent. We believe we revolt against those ideals we fought against, e.g. slavery, woman rights, liberty, but really we revolt against organized society as a whole. The beheading of an aristocrat does not quench the thirst that subordination and the illogical and baseless hypocrisy that organized life brings forth in every sphere it touches. As long as the individual is made a collective there will be no quiescence of mass violence.
>the rain of terror
Jfc the French are so dramatic.
I'm gonna give an popular opinion here: It by Stephen King is actually good.
Now hear me out before you call me pleb. I'll agree that most of King's writing is shit. His prose is too basic and cinematic, his characters are for the most part flat and uninteresting. His narrative sequences are usually cringey and sometimes just unnecessary. But It, I think, is actually unique to all his other works. And I believe it actually has a lot literary value, at least artistically.
A lot of this is subjective, I'll admit. But I feel like the characters...
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Stephen King's major gimmick is combining mundane, blue-collar Americana (notice how he's always dropping brand names of things?) with supernatural/mythological goings on. He tries to bring his horror closer to the reader by making the characters and settings believable by their relatable nature, and this book is where he most successfully pulls it off. If he were a better/more creative writer he could really do something earth-shattering (and yes, LITERARY) with this most potent combination but since he isn't IT probably represents his ceiling.
The Ego and Its Own, The World as Will and Representation, Beyond Good and Evil
Best Alice Munro short story collection?
Was this final proof that Morrissey is an idiot?
I imagine a lot of /lit/s readership is familiar with his dulcet tones.
As I get older I sort of outgrew him and realised that he is just a guy with a personality disorder writing anthems for the personality disordered in order to feel justified in their selfish self-pitying behaviours. What a bint.
Started that way. Early on there was a hint of self deprecation, self awareness and irony. Then following the smiths and into his solo career he became lost in his own hype and lost any semblance of humour. Finally culminating with him thinking he could write a novel.
Move aside Lawrence!
“‘Well hopefully it doesn’t get any worse than this, because my stomach just couldn’t take it…’ and their fiendishly loving wrestle began once again, rolling across the floor as hot-tempered enthusiasts of lustful joy as both adorers’ bodies did their sexual staccato heaving and barging into place, nothing forbidden, heartbeats uneven, the mind as naked as the body, weakened by exertion, only to shockingly lock with a halt at the astride legs of Sammy, young brother to Ezra, as he quietly stood with satisfied slyness watching the debauched...
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Can someone help me find this book?
Are there /lit/ approved adventure books?
Pic maybe related
Manuscript found in Saragossa,
Journey to the West,
H Rider Haggard (maybe lit approved)
Sir Walter Scott (maybe lit approved)
Robert Louis Stevenson,
The Four Feathers,
Some Dickens, perhaps,
Some Tobias Smollett, perhaps..
all i can think of right now. hope that helps