Who is the best living poet?
geez, what a pathetic, stupid woman.
I'm sick to shit of spoiled, middle class white American princesses and their "depression."
Everyone wants to be a victim, and "suffering" from depression is the easiest way.
Is there any better passage in literature than the opening to Lolita?
Legitimate question, /lit/. I'm currently reading Lolita and that opening sent shivers down my spine with how beautifully written it is.
What seriously competes with this? I want to know.
> Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
ITT: Your favourite passages in literature / passages that are better than...
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The comparison between shit and a negro's dick in Gravity's Rainbow during the BDSM coprophilia scene. Not even kidding for the sake of edge, Pynchon really has a talent for the grotesque and abstract metaphors and Gravity's Rainbow is host to many grotesque moments that are injected with surprising humour and beauty.
>Produce the greatest epic since Homer
>Get ignored by /lit/
This is an Orlando Furioso thread. Reply only if after having exhausted your horse, you supported it on your shoulders and dragged its dead corpse pursuing your promised virgin who got fucked by a moor.
Yes, it's better than the divine comedy.
Are "gravity's rainbow" and "infinite jest" actually worth reading or are they just a board meme?
ITT we recommend books we have never seen posted on /lit/ before
What are /lit/'s favorite films?
Cinema? Here's the Top 10
1. Leon: The Professional
3. The Boondock Saints
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Pulp Fiction
6. The Seventh Seal
8. Boogie Nights
9. The 400 Blows
10. Citizen Kane
Why aren't you reading a book right now?
POST A LIST OF ALL THE BOOKS YOU READ IN 2015.
Here's my reading list for 2015. Still reading the Bible, probably won't be done with that for a while.
I read much less than I wanted to this year.
>Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy,Joshua Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles
>The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian
>The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
>200+ poems and 100+- short stories for school
The first edition of Hypersphere is done:
Read it now to be able to tell your grandchildren (imaginary or otherwise) how you were one of the first to read the fourth entry in the meme quadrilogy.
Physical copies available!
As of now, my life is complete.
Also - I hereby announce this to be the death of literature and literary sense. No literature is literally needed after this bad boy. It has everything and nothing at the same time. It is the perfect static and a cultural mashup of everything. It is the dankest sphere known to man. The Hypersphere!
First of all:
Thank you for this wonderful experience. We're published now! I've been writing on this project since the first thread and I've had so much fun. I love you /lit/.
If you catch anything that is wrong in the PDF or BOOK I'll do my best to fix it. I'll link to the google doc I used for generating the PDF in a bit.
Feel free to start your own lulu accounts and sell it yourselves, I claim no sole ownership and neither should you.
>Get in here before it's taken down, mass upload of 86gb worth of ebooks
Anyone knows how to mass download only the .epubs? I'm not interested in the pdfs
>Also, request thread
If anyone's got Jung's Red Book Readers Edition on kindle version to share, I'd be really grateful.
FLASH FICTION THREAD
This is a game that used to be played here that I haven't seen in awhile. Roll it up and write a flash fiction in the style of the corresponding number. Take no more than 10-20 minutes before posting your work.
0 - Hardboiled/noir
1 - Fantasy, mostly dialogue
2 - Poetry
3 - The High Seas
4 - Philosophy
5 - Comedy
6 - Unrequited love
7 - A letter to someone
8 - Adventure
9 - Moved to a new neighborhood
Dubs: Main character is not a human
Trips: Must be XXX
The campfire glowed the faces of the band, their cold red faces made redder by the light. Behind them, each wrapped in their own thick fur, lay nothing but darkness and snow and the wilds of the night. Only the newcomer did not wear a fur and no one offered. He was of slight build, more slender than any other man gathered, wearing only Spring-leathers. He sat cross-legged, smoking a short pipe. Only a few hours before, before the sun had sank beneath the hills, he had approached them as they made their camp. Turning...
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Is it possible for an adult to be truly innocent?
Jesus was a rapist. The evidence for this is on equal ground as that of his existence. Raping =/= innocence.
I got the 1st ASoIaF book for christmas and I'm wondering if I should bother with it. I worry because each book is like 1000 pages and there will apparently be 7 books total. I know lit likes to shit on them because they are popular/ not highbrow, but my question is weather or not they will dissapoint me I'd I'm just looking for a fun fantasy series.
Writers of /lit/, which authors have influenced your work the most?
ITT: Post a song and anons recommend you literature based on it