favorite words thread?
two of mine are pleonasm and catachresis
Why is Zizek so weird?
>/lit/ is struggling to get their novel out there
>even if it's in paperback
>/lit/ shits on guy and calls him an autist because he sells
>he gets his first book he published to be republished in Leatherbound
>anons gather round with glasses to gather the tears of the frustrated
When you getting that book published anons?
How many books have you people read in your life?
Last one hit its bump limit. Post your writing, receive a critique.
I open my eyes. I'm in my living room. But this doesn't feel like my couch. Too soft. Too much room. It's a bed. A bed with black sheets. The lights are on. Everything else in the room is the same as it was when I last saw it. Except the man standing in the middle of the room. He is wearing yellow. A yellow jacket. A yellow hat. Yellow pants. Yellow shoes. He smiles.
"Have you accepted IT?"
"The job offer? How do you know about this? And no, I told her I needed time to think it over."
He looks confused. "Is it...
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when picasso trained himself how to unlearn his art, i shall take the whimsy of madness and curl it to my whispy dreams, and kiss the starlight with my eyemouths.
what is the point of sublimation when there isnt a caboose to rifle through in the calumnious lessee, praddling with their tails swinging in the clockheaded breeze.
King Solomon poked his head out of the room with a rope around his neck, and the crowds looked with wonder as he mysteriously turned purple. Eventually his father came about and...
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I feel uncomfortable criticizing English texts because I have a bad knowledge and instinct aesthetic response to the language. I can translate my own texts, but ussualy only literary, with no attention to sound and other effects. My criticism of the works here would be far from commendable.
>This is from the tragedy I am writing. The original is in Portuguese. It is a war speech (a piece of propaganda by the tyrant that is the main character of the work). Apologies for the bad English.
Make every drop of blood in your veins roar,
And that every single gland in your bodies boil in tigers:
War now grunts to you all the avail
- The assent that society and peace deny -
To unlock the deep wells of your instincts
And allow the darkness to climb them.
From the cavers of the mind unless the wolves,
Might the steel armor-plate your hearts and your brains
So that the prays of pity and the cold cheep
Of fear do not penetrate in your spirits:
That both this knots, of veins and of thoughts,
Disentangle their skeins of contradictions
And only the furious famine for victory sing on them.
Oh gods of war, that sculpt with blood
The labyrinths of human destiny,
Honor the sap with which our
Cuts do honor you, and that your records
Embroider tales of glory with the scarlet
Lines of our scars.
Our sacred texts speak of angels,
Well, to me angels are our own young lads
When in the wars they dew blood from their muscles
And drip sweat that smells of cholera.
Yes, this are my angels, the genies in front of whom
My faith knells and my deeply moved
Heart sing hymns, yes, this are my angels,
And not the storks of heaven, greasy
With butter of light and oil of stars,
Effeminate harp players
That dilute the golden eternity
Of their flaccid afternoons drinking champagne
Of ambrosia and eating bonbons of nectar,
Pinky and obese cherubs,
Raspberries that have swollen by eating to much manna bread.
We man have naked, wingless backs,
And only ambition, the fierce hunger
Allow us to fly to the heavens of the eternal.
If you meditate, what was the book you read that really explained the concept an taught you how to it in a proper manner?
Also, how do you use meditation?
Does it in someway better your life?
Does anyone know and good but cheap edition of
Le Chants De Maldoror?
ITT: post your favourite thing you have ever written
Such thing doesn't exist, I hate everything I have written. I'm almost finishing this notepad and already planning on burning it or throwing it away like the last one.
How do I overcome this?
What do I do now that I'm finished with this thing? I feel so lost
What are good books with mediocre to bad prose? (i.e. books that have good ideas but aren't all that impressive on an aesthetic level)
>pic somewhat related
Have you ever read the Bhagavad Gita? If so, what did you think of it? If not, why haven't you read it yet?
What do you think of her writing? Never read her.
I've heard The Fountainhead is great. Is it worth it?
Her writing's terrible.
I'd really recommend something about a pirate captain or rogueish nobleman from Mills and Boon before The Fountainhead. Or a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The prose in either would be better, and the plot the same.
Fountain head is great.
Anthem is OK.
Atlas Shrugged is her most well-known one, but it spells out the same message that the Fountain head does, except with a few hundred extra pages.
Would you guys recommend reading this book or something similar for someone new to serious reading? I can read just fine but don't feel I absorb as much as I'd like.
I'd avoid it personally. Just read a lot of good books, read the intros and notes that come with them. But mainly enjoy and experience the book. Don't get worried about 'the correct way to read'. You'll become a better reader with experience.
I wouldn't recommend it. It's pretty old and some of the sections are useless.
For someone getting into "serious reading" (and by that I assume you mean getting into literary novels and the classics and stuff), I'd recommend pic related, which is mostly about analyzing symbolism and subtext, so you'll understand a story's themes and overall get a deeper understanding of a piece of literature.
Is he the Camus of our time?
> that face when neither Nietzsche nor Hume ever refuted, or even addressed, Aristotle