I just finished this and I don't understand the ending. Who gives a shit if the guy wrote it using the I Ching?
I am vaguely familiar with /lit/ and its fine taste, yet I do not frequent this board as much as I should. Finally I have reached the verdict to post this question as no one I know can answer it. Should I read any tales of Sherlock Holmes? I've heard it was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", and I was very fond of that story.
Please,/lit/! Please lead me to the righteous path of Literacy!
Guess the library
Which one should I read next, /lit/?
what is the meme trilogy of /lit/?
Feeling pretty down and isolated lately, any good escapist recommendations?
Why does /lit/ abhor this book so much?
What is his best work?
I hate his short stories. Great Gatsby is a good if not somewhat simpleminded novel. This Side of Paradise is imo his strongest, you get the breakdown of a Gatsby-type in a much more personal manner (largely autobiographical)
The Bible is literature. Thought I'd give it a read. What's the best reading order? Front to back? Chronological? Random study guide order?
Yes, New Testament studies is completely different, and the more you study the more you realize its a different world. The associated Ehrman book with the New Testament class is a primer, and an excellent one at that that is widely available to pirate.
As far as reading the bible as literature, of course you should read it all but for enjoyment, Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Matthew, and James are masterpieces.
State one awesome and one shitty book you read or tried to read based on /lit/'s recommendation.
Bonus points for obscure works and restrain in trollage.
>Captain Fracasse, by Theophile Gautier
Some frenchanon recommended it years ago and it's now one of my favourite books. Light adventure with amazing descriptions.
de Bello Gallico
I love historical work, even more if it's 'original', but I just couldn't get into this one.
Are plays better watched or read?
>You generally basically like the books Harold Bloom likes, but you disagree about David Foster Wallace.
>You think that the fact you disagree with Bloom about Foster Wallace means that you know more than dick about fuck.
>You like McCarthy more than Pynchon, Roth or DeLillo because stuff happens in McCarthy's novels.
>You liked White Noise but you couldn't get past the first 50 pages of Underworld.
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Disagree with Bloom on a lot of things
Not really fond of DFW
Pynchon is my favourite book
Didn't really care for White Noise, though I'll probably read Libra and Underworld soon
I'm pretty sure I've got most of it, it isn't that hard
Yes I did
I don't even try, have no interest in reading A Recherche any time soon
I probably am smarter than I think I am, but hardly as smart as other people think I am
>hasn't read Menexenus
top pleb lel
Non-Anglo anons, do you read books in English or in your own language??
If they were written originally in my own language, I read them in my own language. The same with English. For languages I cannot read I use either an English or Spanish (my mother tongue) translation depending on the edition and how close the other language is to either English or Spanish (e.g. I read Pessoa in a Spanish translation, but I would read Goethe in an English one).
What should I write a play about?