ITT: funny books. No rules, really.
I'll start with Apuleius's Golden Ass. It's a story about a young man who plays with magic and gets metamorphosed into a donkey. The whole thing is hilarious. Lots of lewdness.
I paid 2€ for this secondhand edition of Ulysses. Printed in 1986.
Does it worth?
>PS: I'm really surprised with the printing quality, seems better than a lot of 2015 books.
Has Sam Harris ever been wrong?
It appears to me, clearly and distinctively, that the majority (or a half, at least) of modern and postmodern literature relies heavily on the literary device of intertextuality, which is - in brief - 'building your text on the basis of another, rather significant, text'. For example - Ulysses by James Joyce exemplifies the use of a classic text (in this case - Odyssey) in order to create a brand new work of art by changing the context and, supposedly, fragmenting the meaning of the whole text.
Another example of this is the implementation of the medieval romance...
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>tfw you want to say "textual field" so badly
>tfw you want to make an entire shitty pretentious post just so you can include the phrase "textual field" somewhere in it like a big gaudy gem in a carolingian crown
>tfw the above reference was intertextual
BUMPING THIS THREAD LIKE DURIEL IN ACT 2
a big part of this is simply that original ideas dont really exist
the entire canon is like one big conversation in which people continuously step on the heads of those who came before, and i definitely don't think this is new. the only reason we can call Homer original, is because we cant see what inspired him
>Main character has literally nothing to do with the plot
>the whole story is basically told from a side-character's view
How can one man be so devoid of talent?
ITT: We post fictional characters resembling 4chan boards.
>Holden Caulfield is practically /r9k/
What are the best books about mages and other spell casters?
You wake up
Its a typical desert island scenario
You get to pick the complete works of any three authors to read while you stay there
In addition you also get to pick one author and one philosopher to stay with you to help pass up the time. They will bring along unlimited amount of their favorite food for you to eat.
dostoyevsky for profound shit
pynchon for complex and involving shit
elmore leonard for fun readable shit
no idea who i'd want to hang out with though. i don't pay much attention to what authors are like irl
Is there a name for that space under December?
What do you call it when a novel doesn't use a chapter system?
Been tempted to buy this edition for a while. It collects Dracula, Dracula's Guest, and other stories by Stoker. However, I've seen a couple of reviews saying the stories are heavily edited. Anyone can confirm?
I need a collection of short stories as varied in theme, content, and setting as possible.
Can you help me /lit/?
which one do i read first?
1. women & men
2. infinite jest
3. grav rainbow
4. brothers k
What are some good operator novels, /lit/?
No need to answer straight away. Take your time, finish your dinner first.
Ok guys, this may be a bit of a stretch, but please bear with me.
Im looking for some books on either or both of the following subjects:
An entry level well researched history and explanation of "secret societies" that is not totally /x/ tier conspiracies.
A book on the history of religion, with a focus on the role that religion has played within society as a stabilizing and/or controlling force. Again hoping to avoid fedora tipping "No god no masters!" type literature.