So I really want to read this Polish book called The Peasants in English. Any of you have any experience with it? Which translation should I be reading?
Could you recommend some edgy literature? Morose, extreme, purgative, severe, etcetc
Books that go along with books like Paradise Lost, Greek tragedy (particularly The Bacchae), Naked Lunch, Notes from the Underground, The Metamorphosis, Bataille, Hamlet, Sade, etc.
Bumping because also very interested in this.
I guess if you want severe extreme literature, check out Las Casas' A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Hubert Selby Jr is pretty damn distressing too but maybe you've already read some of his works?
What do you guys think of Nick Land?
Fav subcultural group of all time?
Is there a good literary representation of them?
Who are the /lit approved poets?
how many books are you planning to read this year?
How can you write about an inability to express yourself?
I've been getting deep into Keats
What other poets make you feel like you are falling asleep in a mossy grove in the woods?
Do you think Hysterical Realism has gone too far? That people writing in the Post-Pynchon/DFW world (e.g. Zadie Smith) are writing needlessly complex novels that pursue absurdity, humor, and irony instead of more traditional storytelling elements. And do you think that this is detrimental to the art of storytelling on the whole? Also, is it thus worthwhile to laud authors like Ferrante, who seem to buck this sentiment with hyper- rather than hysterical-realism?
'real life' in the 21st century is needlessly complex and absurd as fuck. Fictional narratives have become integrated into everyday life, media shapes the course of events instead of simply recording them. If you want to describe the world as it exists today, you gotta deal with these things somehow.
Don't start to view fiction through the lens of these small scale isms. Leave trends and fads where they belong: in blog-o-sphere chatterings and manuscripts tucked under brooklyn apartment air mattresses
Why did Shakespeare make Shylock convert to Christianity? Anti-semitism?
Shylock was being a Jew, trying to swindle people and damage them irreversibly over a few thousand shekels. He was unjust and Portia made him piss poor and forced him to convert as the ultimate punishment.
I wonder what /lit/ thinks of Khaled Hosseini.
I only read his The Kite Runner, there are interesting tidbits of prose here and there, a coherent plot, bothered to use correct terminology in different languages (typical, given his background), but it just wasn't gripping. I hear ATSS isn't as good, either.
If so much of literature is about paying attention to the sublime in everyday experience, why aren't there more passages dedicated to food in fiction? Or are they, aside from bloom's livers and proust's toast, simply not well-known?
Good night /lit/
Left this board for about two months, and coming back I barely recognize it. Can someone explain what the hell happened? I've seen stuff about Hypersphere blowing up on reddit and a bunch of redditors flooding the board, is this the reason for how utterly terrible it is?
How is this? Does /lit/ like Rainer Maria Rilke?
Hey /lit/, is this a good title for a novel?
The Dead Parents Club: or Elternteilslosigkeitsgefühl in the Time of Angst
itwouldn't dissuade me from reading itif ithad been well received by critics I respect, but I'd pass itup at a bookstore without bothering to google itor read the dust jacket if ithadn't.