read new york trilogy, thought it was clever if a little amateurish
what else of his is worth reading?
Is there any good release that not too much pricey of Tyndale's translation to the bible(I more interested in the old testament)
Was he based?
"most of us including myself have only heard of it for the first time in the last week "
is there any mistakes in this sentence ?
and sorry of any mistake because english is not my mother tongue
wtf do you fags learn during 5 years while studying a bachelor in literature?
isn't that just a glorified history of literature degree?
i mean you also read literature in addition to studying the history
criticism/analysis/interpretation/etc. not all readings are created equal. someone who studies reading and reads a lot reads better than the average person despite the common misconception that everyone can "read"
>5 years for bachelor
well, I guess that's under literaly criticism, but I'm sure it would take at best one semester and at worst one year to really learn it properly.
My college has licenciature in literature and is pretty much history of literature with a few bits of literary criticism and some writting workshops.
What's the best review or analysis of gravity's rainbow? I read it and can appreciate it for it's unique tone and Pynchon's ability to write with personality, but I don't understand it on a critical level.
Also, explain why you liked it.
I liked it because I think Pynchon's pretty funny, and because it's so metaphorically rich that you can spend your whole day thinking about the various ways brenschluss applies to your life.
I guess also because it's structurally very interesting. The way the narrative is handed off between various characters and storylines manages to progress the plot in an innovative and challenging, but satisfying way.
What does /lit/ think about the Culture series?
>Consider Phlebas was absolutely horrible
Truth only you can see.
All the enlightenment you received from literature, all the things your bright insight shed light to.
REVEAL THE REALITY. SHOW THE TRUTH.
Nietzsche was wrong about everything.
Ideologies are a plague.
Infinite Jest is average.
God doesn't exist.
Morality is ultimately subjective.
Reality reality isn't subjective.
Only the perception of reality is subjective.
Philosophy is already solved and what's left are only circular arguments, remnants of linguistic paradoxes and mistakes.
Leftism is objectively better than the Right for the most amount of people since it promotes more freedoms.
Wanking to trannies isn't gay.
I'm trying to figure out why I should care about literature. I was a heavy reader all while I was growing up, but recently started to get into film and now I have to struggle to convince myself to read a book or two a year.
Is there anything I could read which discusses the differences in the two mediums? I would love to hear some arguments for literature, anything to get me to read more when there are so many great films out there.
I don't have a book for you OP, but i believe there are inherent advantages to both mediums. In literature, there is a much slower burn, and themes are allowed to develop over a much longer time, giving them significance that you cant really get out of a 1.5-3 hour film. I think the amount of time you have pour in to reading a novel like Crime and Punishment or East of Eden also force you to consider them more whereas with film its totally optional. Lastly, for me at least, lit has a bigger impact on our lives than film. But hey that's just me. Best of luck out there anon.
Hi /lit/, what do you think of RACTER? It is a computer program that generates prose and poetry. It even has its own book, The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed. Here is something it has written:
I was thinking as you entered the room just now how slyly your requirements are manifested. Here we find ourselves, nose to nose as it were, considering things in spectacular ways, ways untold even by my private managers. Hot and torpid, our thoughts revolve endlessly in a kind of maniacal abstraction, an abstraction so involuted, so dangerously valiant, that my own...
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What is the most difficult book you guys have ever read?
for me it would be " The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. I had to read it several times to feel comfortable and understnd it fully. In fact it is in the form of a capsule. The symbols used therein are not easy to understand at first. However, the book tempts one to read it again and again. The inspirational aspect of the book is awesome but one can get to it only after arduous effort. Santiago, the protagonist, is such a wonderful creation of the Nobel lauret but going into his word was certainly not easy for me. Manolin is indeed captivating. Any way I enjoy reading of this type of stuff. It gave me the joy similar to guessing the answer of a riddle after thinking hard. And I would love to read it again. I will.\
>for me it would be " The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.
Isn't Hemingway supposed to be the easiest read possible?
I mean, his talent as far as I see is his simplicity.
Or are maybe you are baiting, OP?
I tried to read Moby Dick last year. I am a really great reader, and had already read modern and contemporary classics like Don Quixote, Harry Potter, Got, Cristo, et cetera. But Moby Dick... I just couldn't. At the time I was expecting epic whale fights and tons of suspense... NOPE. I know every book deals with themes like social class, religion and the like but blimey, Moby Dick took the proverbial cake at the time
no trolls pls
Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated...
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What the fuck happened to this place? Let's have one of these.
It helps to post a template, OP. I'll do one in a second.
Is there really any benefit to being a Schopenhauer level pessimist?
What are some good fictional books to read which are similar to the Vikings tv show?
I find the show so manly and I want to read some books that have the same swords fighting eras theme, it doesn't have to be norse it can also be roman or whatever but norse is a plus at the moment