So /lit/, I've been told to look for a book, which has to be "something dark and interesting" and rather short. I got nothin like that, so throw something at me please
I just finished this. What do you guys think of the characters? Can we all agree brett is a piece of shit? Is jake's devotion to her his biggest (non-physical) flaw?
But he was happiest in the book trout fishing with Bill and then being alone in San Sebastian at the end. Brett just used him as a security blanket. He had a much deeper connection with Bill or even the englishman they met fishing than her, but he's just drawn back over and over even knowing they'll never actually get married.
That's what love does to you though doesn't it? It isn't always a deep attraction that lies in kindness and the ability to enjoy eachothers company as he did with those you mentioned.
How is the work of Jose Saramago? I know he won the Nobel and his novels seem pretty interesting, and apparently Bloom holds him in high esteem. Is he someone I should keep in my radar?
Quick /lit/ I'm heading to the book store to pick up a bible I need for bible course I'm taking
Id like a Catholic version and the best one
Is this worth reading/is it good?
Are there any modern philosophers that will be immortalized in the annals of history?
What's the best 1-volume collection of the complete works of Shakespeare?
I got this and I freaking love it:
Although it's the biggest, least fun book to read on my library. Heavy, hardback and on Bible paper. I still buy the little Folger or Yale University Press books to read his plays. It's basically a plush piece for my shelf that I only open if I'm looking up a particular sonnet but I love it.
“I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.”
If someone is just interested in literature but doesn't care about music or film or any other art form for that matter, is that person a pleb?
I'd say yes, but I don't really believe in the pleb / patrician duality so I'll just say that he's cutting himself out of a lot of what life could offer and he's renouncing endless possibilities to create meaning.
I think these days people have better access to the arts and anyone interested in one of the arts is generally interested in others too.
However of course people studying literature in 1940 wouldn't have seen Film as anything worth their time and probably didn't have much access/knowledge to music. Same with the other visual arts.
So no it doesn't matter, literature is literature, it's just kind of expected in the internet age.
I have a feeling you're just some /mu/ fag looking for validation that his faggy indie pop is as artistically...
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If we live the best reality possible, how come terrible things happen to people?
Can we get a blog thread going? I want to find good writing on the net.
I'll start by listing a few I like
>Art, culture, society
Hey guys I just checked out Anna Karenina from the library, I've never read a full novel by Tolstoy only some of his short stories. What should I expect? Will it blow my dick off?
>It's another "abrupt ending to the book and nothing was resolved" chapter
How's the Glenn Most translation of Hesiod? Is there another translation which is more "standard" like Lattimore is with Homer?
Isn't Loeb typically more conservative with there translations though most of there translators are based as fuck. You are probably better off getting a standard translation unless you are well versed in reading and writing Homeric through Modern greek because ever other page is the original language. You will end up spending quite a lot more and waste a ton of extra space for a translation that is more dry.
The Glenn Most translation is actually fairly new (2006) and due to Loeb's reputation I figured it would be a fairly good choice. But Hesiod is hardly ever talked about on /lit/ so I really have nothing to go on.
/lit/ I need book recommendations. The last book I read was Taipei and I really enjoyed it. I'm currently reading "middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides and I'm not really that crazy about it. Could someone point me towards something really good? I like David Foster Wallace, Murakami, Kafka, Franzen.