How many Nobel laureates in Literature did you read?
Whom of them do you like\dislike and why?
Whom of them you have not read yet but eager to do?
The Magic Mountain is top tier
Good but sort of too wrapped up in his style to transcend
Didn't really click with me, still interested in giving another go
Better short story writer than a novelist. While For Whom The Bell Tolls may be overrated, he himself isn't.
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Ive read and enjoyed: Hamsun, Yeats, Shaw, Lewis, O'Neill, Hesse, Gide, Eliot, Faulkner, Hemingway, Camus, Steinbeck, Sarte, Sholokhov, Kawabata, Beckett, Solzhenitsyn, Böll, Bellow, Marquez, Mahfouz, Morrison, Ōe, Saramago, Grass, Llosa.
Seriously people shit on the Nobel but that list has same GOAT literature on it. All of those are worth reading.
I'm not particularly interested in reading the new laureate, but I might check out some of the older ones.
What is the Motörhead of literature?
If a smart person pretends to be dumb during his entire life, just for the sake of it. Could he be considered smart or dumb?
For example, if he always knew that smoking would kill him, yet still smoked (and he doesnt want to die).
Sorry if my english is not great, i just want to know your opinions on this subject.
>you're out of town, reading gaddis
>he fucked your girl, cumstains on your mattress
Is there another word in the English language as versatile as 'fuck'?
I'm asking seriously. 'Fuck' can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, and in the right circumstances even a pronoun. Are there any other words like that?
whats the easy rider of /lit/?
looking for some 60s70s counterculture realist fiction
(please no on the road ive read it)
>less than zero
>living in the end times (žižek)
Which book should I read first, /lit/?
What's the best translation of Don Quixote?
I'm sure I saw an infographic once with classic authors and /lit/'s preferred translations, if anyone has that I'll be very grateful.
What's your favorite Kurt Vonnegut book?
I'm reading Galapagos right now, but I'd say it's one of my least favorite so far that I've read. Mother Night and Cat's Cradle are my favorite of his, and Mother Night.
>you will never cuddle with Bloom while he reads you some Shakespeare
Why even live?
I just finished 1984 by Orwell and I´am ready to go on.The only question is : Which book now ?
I´am struggling to decide between :
- The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music / Friedrich Nietzsche
- Animal Farm / George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
Thanks in advance !
Not Nietzsche, that's for sure.
Animal Farm is literally just a slightly mushed up history of the Russian revolution with added bacon.
F451 is pretty mediocre, but that's just me.
I'd advise Orwell's essays, honestly.
what authors make you feel?
not authors that make your cry or depressed but just make you bitter and unsatisfied
for me its Stefan Zwieg, his descriptions of a traditional, cultural central Europe before the horrors of war and modernism spoil it all. as a northern Irish person living in a province that has for its whole existence been nothing but a tribal killing ground, I feel disappointed I will never experience such a world
>tfw will never live an aesthetic life in 5th century Greece
Is this book any good?
Hey /lit/ cucks, what app do you use for reading on mobile?
Looking for books about life in rural America during the 20's and 30's that isn't straight southern gothic stuff. Been listening to a lot of delta blues and would really like to know more about life in that place and time.
Fiction is good, non-fiction would be great but not really interested in stuffy academic texts about the blues.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.