I'm curious what /lit/ has to say about post-irony.
Is it real? do you give the term any credence? How would you succinctly define it if so? If you think it's bullshit then why?
Im asking because I came across a quote from a Guardian article on it:
"there are a number of misconceptions about irony that are peculiar to recent times....the eighth is that "post-ironic" is an acceptable term - it is very modish to use this, as if to suggest one of three things: i) that irony has ended; ii) that postmodernism and irony are interchangeable, and can be conflated into one handy word; or iii) that we are more ironic than we used to be, and therefore need to add a prefix suggesting even greater ironic distance than irony on its own can supply. None of these things is true."
Do you agree /lit/? Do you?
pic related it's from a comedy site I like to save images from :^)
Think of it this way:
Shitposting is shit like Chris-Chan unironically posting his sonic oc.
Ironic shitposting is people satirically acting as if they have sonic ocs.
Enter anime chalkboard, "It's still shitposting," maymay.
Postironic shitposting is not caring and intentionally destroying something you care minutely about 4dalulz.
Give me one good reason apart from reading it just because /lit recommends it.
What does somebody get out from reading Oddyssey or Iliad?
Brought into this meme, what am i in for?
Read this book!
Some of /lit/ are, or want to be writers.
Do you have literary paragons?
Post three of your ideals. Feel free to comment, recommend or shitpost.
My paragons are
>he only reads books that other people recommend
>he only reads books that /lit recommends
>he doesn't acknowledge his own taste but reads in order to be "well-read"
>he thinks that being literary makes life more romantic
>he only reads 800+ page maximalist novels
>>he only reads 800+ page maximalist novels
How many of those even exist? I can't imagine there being that many of them unless you lump in scifi/fantasy garbage that's "maximalist" by virtue of taking thousands of pages to tell a story in.
ITT: literature's greatest autists
Is bukowski overrated?
Sure, I do not understand why we must rate him. He is an accomplished and good writer. I had read his works in order as intended (Ham on Rye > Post Office > Women) and they were all entertaining (barring Women which got tedious reading about how he fucks a different woman every 5 pages) but I would not consider him a literary genius-- just someone who knew how to write well and originally.
Women is the only only novel of his that I have not read. I ask because I was basically in love with him from 15-18, but I recently re-read post office and it didn't capture my attention like it has before. Sometimes it seems like he's being vulgar just for vulgarity's sake.
>reads Lacan once
How do you feel about eternal return?
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.' - The Gay Science
Any good books about lawyers?
Im 5.7% in, the russians just came up with their "viramins"
Is this thing worth the entire read? Im aware of the third act time shift.
But is is pretty good?
Yes, I know most of you already feel the rising cry of "BAIT" in your lungs, but please, put it aside for a moment.
I didn't have a lot of luck finding feminist fiction taking place after a realized so-called 'feminist revolution' written by an actual feminist, that is, not a satire. More an utopia after feminism 'won', if you will.
I would be particularly interested in one that doesn't deal in separatism and delves a bit on female-male relations, governance, child-rearing, possible problems (some kind of self-criticism),...
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Ursula le Guin wrote some utopian feminist scifi series about everyone being a fucking pussy or something
Be prepared to grow tits after you read it, to which Mme. Ursula would have diddled her hyena clit furiously
The feminists couldn't write that because their goals are contradictory and wouldn't produce a utopia.
For an actual utopia where men and women are equals, Island. If you like meme books more, then Brave New World.
I am very sensitive, and i get angry/anxious toward peoples very easily then i close myself from world. What are some books that will help me become fearless and secure around normies?
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