It's cool to talk about children's literature here right? I just don't see anybody talking about this. I feel like I'm the only person I know that's even read these.
For those of you that have actually read them:
Do you think that the movie would have been as successful if they did a more faithful adaptation of the books? Would it have been too intense to be marketable as a children's film?
Generally, only when it actually is literature and not just books. "The Little Prince" gets mad play here but stuff like your OP not really. Seems like a mere book (not literature proper).
You just reminded me of /tv/. I don't mean that as an insult, but what you just said is awfully reminiscent of what they'll describe to you as the distinction between a "film" and a "movie". With the former, of course, being the /tv/ equivalent of "literature" as opposed to the latter, which would be the /tv/ equivalent of a "book".
Still though, I've seen more off-topic discussion on the front page. Surely this is close enough so that we can discuss it?
What do people think of Watership Down? I loved that book when I was younger. Re-reading it I can now notice all the various themes and devices throughout.
It's also weird / interesting how when you break it all down it's just a pretty typical adventure genre fiction
post yfw you read about objectivism for the first time
was inculcated by a high school english teacher who was a randian cultist. brought in robert bidinotto to speak and made the class participate in ayn rand institute essay contests.
i still feel fond of the fountainhead but in retrospect i also feel mindraped
Who is your favourite white man who wrote about non-white people?
I have to go with a classic and say Kipling, amazing writer. Toomai of the Elephants made me want to be a writer when I first read it.
What does /lit/ think about collections of letters?
Are there essential collections? Do you have a favorite collection?
>yfw you realize that future historians will be combing through and publishing collections of your e-mails and texts...
So I just did a report in my Masterworks of Literature class on Don Quixote and I think I am in love with it. I was using the John Rutherford translation from my textbook but I was wondering if the newer Edith Grossman translation was better, anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
Also Don Quixote general if enough people really want to discuss it.
I'm about to reread it, after having read an abridgement by accident, i got the tobias smollett translation, but yeah, isnt don quixote incredible? i remember being somewhat exasperated, until sancho started spouting his parables after becoming "wise" and finally realizing that the whole thing was supposed to be funny, it all just clicked for me, such a master, that ol' cervantes. i also own the edith grossman, and she definitely seems to be a heartfelt translator, so i doubt she'd let it go...
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so /lit/ i'm taking a class on detective fiction next semester is this a good reading list?
Some collection of Poe's stories I don't remember which
Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Dashielle Hammett - Red Harvest
Chester Himes - A Rage in Harlem
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
Jorge Luis Borges - Ficciones
Kawamata Chiaki - Death Sentences
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö - The Laughing Policeman
Gene Kerrigan - The Rage
I have to wonder why the professor chose Kawamata over any of the many other works of Japanese detective fiction, especially since it seems he's going for the basics with the reading list. Why wouldn't he use Edogawa Ranpo?
You should ask, OP.
his reasoning was "people might like it because the ring is based off of it" almost verbatim quote. his alternate choice was hard-boiled wonderland.
dude told me he taught a class on war narratives this semester and i'm upset I missed it. it was a good reading list too
>Flannery O'Connor actively goaded a friend, deeply committed to the civil rights movement, with racist jokes.
>Not only did O'Connor know hundreds of racist jokes, she apparently relished them, saving them up and spinning them out in a series of letters that have never been published.
Where do I start with this woman and how do I find her fun "letters" ?
So I'm reading this book, and god damn, is it really possible to live life and be this depressed? I've never felt so saddened by a book before.
What are your thoughts in general?
Can we please have a thread about the new meme trilogy?
What went wrong? I haven't read it yet and /lit/ says it's extreme pleb trash that's only good for growing kids.
19th century literature vs. 20th/21st century literature
If not Kaufman, then whom?
>inb4 >translations meme
Feel free to share Nietzsche memes, too
What are the main themes of your current work-in-progress, /lit/?
I spared the Eplilogue of this for the night of my 23th Birthday (which is today). I love it, and i think it will be hard to leave it behind, since it was a honourable companion in a godless time of my life.
Still being apprehensive of remaining in a lightless nightmare.
>share your benevolent wisdom about The K-Bros with me by giving me your honorouble mentions about it
>the book made me more religious in a carthatic way
>Liked to proceed on Dostojeski which shall be the...
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It's plainly a fantastic book. The Grand Inquisitor, the dream about meeting the devil and the trial are the most prominent in my memory of it.
Read Demons next. It's not as 'perfect' as TBK, but it's characters, particularly Nikolay Stavrogin, are phenomenally interesting and of great relevance for todays society.
didn't read Hermann Röhl
but the language was vibrant and fluent, still old fashioned in but not archaic way. So i think that all laudatios for Svetlana Geier as you could read in the Feuilletonts were legit.
I assume that her work will be authorative for the next 50 years at least
I really want to read AntonCheckhov's stories but don't really know which collection to get, was hoping for a complete collection or bundle of all his work, please tell me your opinion on this matter
Also general short story thread, bonus points for collections/stories that would inspire writing and give you an idea how to base a good short story