So what does /lit think of the BBC War and peace series, any good?
shit looks cash desu
some anon posted his take on the book a while back and it made me interested in reading the book, and this just solidified it.
unfortunately i am just starting on infinite jest so idk when i will get to this and finish it
How did this novel make you feel /lit/?
First time visiting /lit/. What do you guys think about Charles Bukowski? Reading some of his work currently and is pre gud
I'm about 3/4 of the way through and I don't know what the fuck this even is
>Old lady at work who sits in lunchroom with some shitty paperback
>You sit down to eat and read as well
>One minute passes
>Say anon, did I tell you about my daughter's track competition?
>Nod and "mm-hmm" until she goes back to her book.
>Two minutes pass
Seriously, how the fuck do people read so passively? Are they even...
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fuck women plebs, man!!
theyre intellectually inferior to a towering mind like yours.
I can imagine your reaction: "FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!"
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What are the characteristics of a Southern Gothic novel? How to write one?
I want to look into Yukio Mishima, where to start /lit/ ?
You should begin with Confessions of a Mask, move to Golden Pavilion and Sailor Who Fell From Grace, and end with Patriotism, Sun and Steel and the Tetrology, in that order. His biography, The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima is a really, really good book, and you can see that far from being an ultranationalist, he was really just sort of a brilliant autist with a fixation on death.
Is this a decent reading order for the Greeks? Excuse the shitty spelling and formatting. I tried to logically combine the three different Greek reading orders I see bandied around on /lit/.
I'm fine with reading loads, just want to make sure it's in a logical progression.
The * means "not strictly essential"
even then don't start with mythology
at most read the ancient greece cultural history. the odyssey and the illiad. don't bog yourself down in secondary material tbqh, it won't help much once you get a good grasp on athenian culture.
Is this book hard to read? I'm pretty entry-level but I really wanna read this.
What are sum boeks that have not translated to English.
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Could you recommend some books in which the protagonist lives a lonely life and dies alone?
Why are old philosophical books (eg: the greeks) so dry? it feels like the author is just monotonously reciting his ideas without any passion or a theme that gets you interested in it, compared to some modern literature let's say.
What did this part mean? Am we supposed to know?
>The way it ended with Gertrude Stein was strange enough. We had become very good friends [...]
>It was before noon but the maidservant poured me a glass of eau-de-vie, put it in my hand and winked happily. The colorless alcohol felt good on my tongue and it was still in my mouth when I heard someone speaking to Miss Stein as I had never heard one person speak to another; never, anywhere, ever.
>Then Miss Stein's voice came pleading and begging, saying, 'Don't, pussy. Don't. Don't, please don't. I'll do anything, pussy, but please don't do it. Please don't. Please don't, pussy.'
>I swallowed the drink and put the glass down on the table and started for the door
What's the general opinion on this guy in /lit/? I use to see his shit in charts but he's never discussed.
He is the best writer of that generation. Absalom, Absalom is amazing, and his prose is incredibly difficult but rewarding. He is influential, most of /lit/'s favorite authors owe him at least some literary debt. Suttree for example is very "Faulknerian".
Beyond that, almost all of his work is worth reading.