ITT: seriously underrated books
(Despite the Pulitzer prize.)
what are the most notable modern literary movements? in what direction do modern authors seem to be heading?
>Ra: The Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator has only one important statement. That statement, my friends, as you know, is “All things, all of life, all of the creation is part of one original thought.”
This is apparently all that Egyptian deity aliens have to tell us.
I personally really love the Pink Locust.
This Is Just To Say
I have posted
that were in
you are probably
they are delicious
and so rare
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
Op here, here's another one I really like:
There were the roses, in the rain.
Don’t cut them, I pleaded.
They won’t last, she said.
But they’re so beautiful
where they are.
Agh, we were all beautiful once, she said,
and cut them and gave them to me
in my hand.
I just started reading pic related. I'm through the first fifty or so pages and I'm enjoying it. I don't know much about Hazlitt but I do like the way he talks about basic economic principles and fallacies.
I just ran into the most retarded review/(er) ever conceivable. Not only she read a mere 7% of Rushdie's actual book for the purpose of her evaluation but also read, completed and attributed a higher evaluation to 'Joseph Anton: A Memoir' which is a fucking book about the Satanic Verses which she din't even fucking read. The comments on her review also transpired high levels of ignorance where it became apparent that a lot of people bought the book out of principle but din't even bother reading it. I think that it's the western equivalent of all...
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Is Ernest Hemingway the Orson Welles of literature?
Poetry criticism thread, I'll start:
"The unpenned reports garnish my bedside,
I eviscerate the books, exposing the naked pulpy flesh
Of the colossus, the immortals
I choose to decay myself in peace
Capsized bowls and the corpses of bottles
I’ll use to pockmark the vibrant veneer
And the kind, the meek will all flee,
And inherit this hellish Earth
“F*** off, get out” I’ll say, vouchsafing,
Sacrosanct solace in this homely chamber
Today I expel my life from my mind"
>dude, humans are idiots lmao!
Delete lit it's finished
>Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. Its chief purpose is to help towards filling in the framework which is made up of the talents and capabilities that each individual possesses.
The time has come /lit/
For the past year I have allocated my soul to the craft of writing and am now sitting with three novels and six short stories that are collecting digital dust as they lay idle in the hard drive. I am satisfied with my progress and could not fathom a greater satisfaction than what I knownow, however I am not beyond acknowledging the benefit that I may gain from distributing my work so I come to you for advice.
I am aware of a website that compiles a list of literary journals to which one may submit short stories so it is primarily the novels that I have not decided how to try and distribute. I would appreciate any advice that is more helpful than to search online for agents; that I can and will do until I receive a better idea from you, my brothers.
If it at all helps, one of the works, the first I wrote although without the intention of advertising it as such, I will say falls under the genre of young adult fiction as I believe it will gain a marketable advantage if I do so. The second is a psychological thriller and the third, an epistolary piece that I do not yet know how to classify aside from literary fiction.
I have told myself that I will not begin working on the fourth, the idea of which has reached the stage of conception and which beckons to be manifested into writing, until I distribute these so that I can at least say, I tried.
I am familiar with writersdigest, but have only now heard of writersmarket; would you recommend paying the subscription fee and doing it through them or send to agents as are listed online?
I have found a number of agents already since I created the post but the process seems tedious if nothing else, also they are overwhelming in number so it's a little difficult to decide between them as of right now.
Any books that combine retrofuturism with hard science?
Just a friendly reminder for the diseased souls out there that reading tons of literature and philosophy without taking inspiration from it to actually go out and live the things you read about amounts to nothing but leading a handicapped existence. Have a nice day
how a normal human being makes a thread
>what do you guys think of the tension between "praxis" and esotericism in philosophy? are philosophers obligated to live or even die for their ideals?
how a thread is made on 4chan
>DAILY REMINDER THAT IF YOU DON'T LIVE A LIFE OF PRAXIS YOU ARE L I T ER A L L Y A C U C K L O R D HAVE A NICE DAY ;)
How do you resolve the speculative vs realist fiction dilemma in your head? For writing purposes, that is.
To elaborate a bit further, all of the narrative stories that I've grown up with are largely not realistic. Moviewise it's the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Dune, even Pokemon which I find engaging, these kind of Hero's Journey fantasy novels. But in terms of reading I have only ever enjoyed realist fiction like Dostoy, Dickens, Hemingway, Hugo etc. How do you work out which one of these is best to write? I have written bits of both but don't know how to choose one to focus on.