>two craftsmen will never compete in the pursuit of their craft because they're both striving for the same ultimate perfection
Even 2000 years ago, this was just complete bullshit. Why does anyone respect this guy again?
Plato's dialogues are basically an exercise in knocking down strawmen and hiding logical fallacies with rambling hypothetical stories. Him and his ilk ruined western philosophy until Descartes.
Alright, which one of you disgusting people bought the entire Tundra series for Christmas?
I know you're here
Thomas Freekin' Pynchon
Reminder that you should read Gaddis this Christmas break. The Recognitions is a perfect place to start, so you can work up to reading the greatest American novel, J R
What does /lit/ think of Gore Vidal? Where do I start with his work?
I got my dad a copy of his favorite book (pic related) for Christmas, and I wanted to make the gift a little more personal. Any tips on writing inscriptions?
How do I stop being pretentious? Apparently it comes off as such in my writing and my personality and I don't know why.
I'm not even that well read
Talk less, be silent, appear mysterious. Speak only if you are of superior knowledge in a given field. Deplete your dopamine so you look like an over-worked sage (so either sex, drugs or sth). Try not to spill spaghetti.
be cruel as fuck. talk down to them so hard that they don't know what hit them. approach their sensibilities and ruin them. people who say you're pretentious probably just don't fucking get it. fuck them. who do you write for anyway? you write for those losers who think that you have some sort of animosity towards those who might not agree, understand, or identify with you? fuck em. write in whatever way that's comfortable for you. polishing is fine, honing your skill is fine, but changing your entire style because some few don't like a few sneers? you have to draw the line of how far you're willing to go to change yourself for others. you might lose whatever voice you had in the process.
Are any of the Star Wars books good? What's canon? Are they all books for babies or are any actually well-written? The only genre books I've read are ASoIaF (fun reading, imo) and I know nothing about the SW universe or whatever, so any opinions are appreciated.
Rate my haiku, /lit/.
Reading Kafka gives me nightmares.
Is there a single good writer that wasn't at least moderately attractive in their youth?
What are your hopes for the final installment?
authors who actually try to contribute
themes and plots
an anthology of poems and stories on a theme
mostly people trying
If I see /lit/ put out one more of these meme books I'm going to puke. You're all a bunch of cowards, writing shit and memes when you fancy yourselves writers
Sister bought me this book for Christmas, is it any good?
It's an amazing introduction to Stoicism and probably the one book that has really influenced my worldview and thinking.
The message is: don't be a worrying bitch nigga and let things come and go.
What are the best English novels since 1970?
1. Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
2. Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children
3. A.S. Byatt - Possession
4. Barbara Pym - Quartet in Autumn
5. Nadine Gordimer - Burger's Daughter
6. Joseph McElroy - Women and Men
7. Cormac McCarthy - Suttree
8. Edward Jones - The Known World
9. Ian McEwan - Atonement
10. Don DeLillo - Underworld