I offer you a simple question /lit/
What's the single scariest novel written by man?
A lot of people tell me it's pic related, but I don't think I believe them.
Has anyone read a translation of IJ?
There's something that came up to my mind while i was reading this book, why didn't plato write it in such a form that it was more subtle? like, we know that the good city is an allegory to men's souls, yet he keeps talking about the soul itself throughout the book, wouldn't it be more aesthetically pleasing if he only wrote about the good city leaving it to us to conclude that he's talking about the soul and about individuals rather than just cities?
How the fuck do you force yourself to read for any longer than half an hour? At a certain point, I just can't read any more words. They don't even register. How do you focus?
thoughts on the literature of Neil Gaiman?
Tell us about some of your unusual literary opinions, c/lit/s.
the face of contemporary french literature
what direction do you see literary trends moving in?
The experiences of those in the third world. On one hand I despise this because its often pushed on us re: multiculturalism. On the otherhand, it stimulates my curiosity.
Marlon James, thiong'o, the masses of new chinese pop lit, etc
>On one hand I despise this because its often pushed on us re: multiculturalism.
No. It. Does. Not.
A book of some dude in some african village is a book about some dude in some african village. As a matter of fact, the book may very well describe an extremely monocultural society.
If you're one of the sad few that thinks that books are instructions to do things, please stay away from super hero comics. You may jump off a skyscraper.
Why aren't you writing right now, /lit/?
there are over seven billion human beings on this planet. there is absolutely nothing i can do that no one of those others cannot and it is bizarrely egotistical for anyone to believe otherwise
Dear /lit/, I have been with you guys for a little over a year, and I really enjoyed this board for what it was: discussions of literature, however since a flock of redditors and new people came to this board and just shitposted none stop of everything not /lit/, I will have to say goodbye. I'll check back in a few months but until then good luck trying to fix this piece of shit board up. It was a nice board. Hopefully you guys can get it together so it won't be like /pol/ or /tv/. Anyhow if you see a post that is not lit ignore it or say not literature not lit.
Been posting here for two years, and I don't see a problem. It's the same threads we've always had, about the same books and authors. I think you're just one guy trying to stir up shit 'cause he's bored.
What do you think of suicide? As a theme in literature and as an action one might perform someday.
This isn't a death thread. I'd like to know who you guys like or respect. Who's the next great American literary critic? Is there anyone in line behind him?
Serious discussion preferred, but I know you guys won't.
Are you going to read Infinite Jest for its 20th anniversary on February 1st?
And what was your favorite scene? I liked whenever Orin and Hal were on the phone
Will /lit/ still call me a pleb if I buy and read all the 100 books in the pic?
Unless you also read The Tunnel, yes.
Even though there are a lot of pleb books on that list there are also a good a number of serious books as well. The sheer amount of books we are talking about combined with the fact that many are good would probably negate the fact that a dozen or so are super-pleb books. You would be even less of a pleb if you tried that based on the more recent top 100 book list that was compiled about 3 or 4 months ago that had way more people participate in it and better statistical methods. I would post it but I can't...
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While Russian board is dead , your Russian brothers in literature sit here
This book impressed me to the core