One book you want santa to leave under your christmas tree this year
What's the best version? What publisher? Which ones have helpful annotations?
I dunno, man. I am usually pretty dismissive of people trying to foist companion texts or prerequisite readings on people for a book, but reading Portrait seems pretty important to understanding Stephen's state in the novel.
Hey /lit/. I'm 31.
On one hand, I still haven't finished my debut. On the other hand, I don't have a couple piles of shit to my name.
How old is too old, /lit/?
Looking for inspiring stories of people who debuted late, and disheartening stories to make me wallow in misery and quit the arts altogether.
What are your experiences with trying to get published? Magazines, novels, etc.
I've only been writing since 2012, and I'd submit something to a magazine once or twice a year.
I feel fortunate, because I usually don't have to wait that long for acceptances. I just wonder if some magazines even read my submissions.
>Yo Anon why don't you monetize new sincerity like me?
>Don't ever play yoself.
makes snapchat that repeats the same meme catchphrases.
>we da bess
>They don't want you to x
is this any good? should I read it now that I've seen the movie?
Shoulda been called A Farewell to Leg
Just finished a French 101 class. I have to take another French class for my degree but I won't be able to take it until the fall semester. Recommending fairly easy French books to read so I don't forget all that I've learned before then.
Only really started listening to them two weeks ago. I only know Dan Carlin atm, listened to Wrath of the Khans completely, halfway through WWI podcast now. I'd like some other topics or other people, though. Maybe even just storytellers.
I'm aware of them but have never felt the need to listen to them. If I want to switch off my brain I'll listen to music, if I want to learn I'll listen to recorded lectures. Why would I want to listen to some random knobjockey prattle on about whatever they feel like talking about based solely on their dull interests?
Write a story or a poem based on this painting.
Monks watch as a strange enemy naval fleet descends upon their tiny sea-side state. This is the breathless moment before cannons start to fire. The black one
death, bows his head in silence, and waits. The red one war, prepares to cast off his cassock and take up the sword, as he is young and reckless, but eternal.
Has anyone read any of the books on this list? If so, what are your thoughts on it/them? I'm trying to find out which ones are worth reading.
sacred wood, the paris review interviews, and simon leys are all def. worth reading
the abc of reading was pure fucking nonsense start to finish
avoid edmund wilson, he was a shitty contrarian critic and hardcore marxist (shat all over LOTR and Ulysses, most of the books he commends are all lost to history)
the eco collection is disappointing. I was excited given how much of a pedant he was but his actual essays are mediocre.
Gass' nonfiction is kinda meh besides one hilarious account of a Wittgenstein lecture he once attended, all of his fiction is breathtaking...
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read how fiction works about a month back. first of this kind of thing i ever read except for a few things in high school. really liked it. lots of good advice for readers and writers. want to keep reading similar shit. thank you for turning me on to this list.
Best Mein Kampf translation? I want a translation that has not been altered far from its original state.
I'm terrible at writing dialogue. Looking for books with great dialogue to learn from.
Is this book any good? Got it as a gift last Christmas, but I'm not gonna read 1000+ pages, unless I know its at least decent and I heard its kind of unfinished...
Its great. Without a doubt the best book published in the 21st century so far. English version is only something like 900 pages. Pretty easy read also, I sped through it. It took me longer to read Crime and Punishment which is only around 400-500 pages depending on the translation.
Students of /lit/, what do you study?
Simple poll for general overview: https://www.strawpoll.me/6299132