thoughts on barth? where to start? what's he comparable to?
Just finished this book.
Is there any other portrayal of a virgin neckbeard loser in literature that compares to that of Ignatius J. Reilly?
What does /lit/ think about Sam Harris' podcast?
What do you guys think of Philip K. Dick books. Read Man in the High Castle and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Elderitch.
Great books. Lot of great twists. Next book I'll read is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
androids is the only pkd book i've read and i wasn't really impressed. the characters were pretty bland, the plot was nothing to write home about, and the vocabulary was a little drab and repetitive.
maybe i'll try man in the high castle or valis
ubik is supposed to be his best so i read that but was underwhelmed
on the one hand, i read it straight through
that means it's good
but i was expecting to have my mind blown at least once and that never happened
So the other day I subscribed to a European ~Marxist blog called monoskop (http://monoskop.org/log/) and I got my first weekly email from them today. Turns out, they mentioned a post about Hypersphere. (See here: http://monoskop.org/log/?p=16172) Who did this? Does anyone else know about this?
ITT: Single worded poems
> inb4 cousin 15 pec solid woah
ITT: discuss the novella format. From what I can tell, and what my editor / other publishers have said about trends in the literature market, the consensus seems to be that the novella is a dead form. No one publishes it. What has made novellas such an undesirable format in the modern day? Its popular to express that because of how fast readers are able to consume books with their smart devices and with changes to the field like self-publication and e-readers, novellas are just too long to for people to pay attention to. I don't really buy this though, if the contemporary attention span were the culprit, wouldn't novellas be great, and novels be dying? Shit, even film adaptations usually go for novels, which entails an enormous amount of content-parsing, and usually leads to a slimmed down product that fans of the source material lament for "leaving things out." Novellas are almost directly translatable to feature-presentation length.
So what gives? Why is the novella a "dead" format? Is there any one out there who publishes serious literary novellas? To be frank, I just finished a novella that I've been working on for two fucking years, and I wonder if there is a market for this thing besides my own bookshelf.
Self-publishing is the devil.
>>Why are novellas commonly considered a dead format?
No one considers them a dead format, idiot. Now go back to Reddit and leave the big boys alone, so that they can continue discussing literature.
post some interesting biographies/autobiographies
Is this any good? I never see it being mentioned in here. I just finished Dubliners and I'm not sure if I read this or skip it and read Ulysses.
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how do i live the lit life?
>go to uni
>pick obscure field of study or just stick to philosophy or literature
>read and heavily annotate all texts required for course
>get to class early and be sitting, reserved, reading a text that is not required for class
>hog the attention in class by constantly raising hand or interjecting without Prof. Permission
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>'There is no sound more peaceful than rain on the roof, if you're safe asleep in someone else's house.'
What do you guys think of Anne Tyler?
Does determinism result in nihilism?
Since I accepted determinism / hard incompatibilism I pretty much swallow in a complete apathy.
ITT: Moments in books that gave you le chills
> He wafts his hat and the lunar dome of his skull passes palely under the lamps and he swings about and takes possession of one of the fiddles and he pirouettes and makes a pass, two passes, dancing and fiddling all at once. His feet are light and nimble. He never sleeps. He says that he will never die. He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite. He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.
pic not related, just some nice lyrics.
What /lit/-related things will you be doing with your qt patrician gf this weekend?
>tfw going to see a production of Lohengrin on Saturday
I'll be writing working all Saturday then spending the night and Sunday writing an article to be published on Monday. The only literary thing my gf will be doing is shutting the fuck up while I finish.