>hasn't read every single book written in the western world before it
>thinking you understood any of it
>If it were not for these stories—jokes—jests I should die; they give vent—are the vents of my moods and gloom
What did he mean by this?
What are the best books about nordic mythology?
nice intro essay: elementary spirits (elementargeister) by heinrich heine
ah man i saw a movie once about a monk who was traveling from greece up the volga, and he gets kidnapped by a team of vikings and they end up travelling to norway and doing battle with these cave dwelling creatures who're half-wolf, half-man
ah man it was sick af
Is this a good book?
Fountainhead gets the theory across and is way shorter.
Hey /lit/, One of the things on my bucket list is to write at least one book.
Do you have any tips or guides? I excel in English but being the worrier I am, I want my only book not to be trash worthy.
I would greatly appreciate it as it may help me write better in general. Please turn my grammer into grammar.
>I want my only book not to be trash worth
that's gonna take a lot of writing. you have to write through a bunch of shit before you get anything good, no shortcuts.
read a lot of good novels too.
Where were you when a new age of /lit/ began?
Who the motherfuck was that Greek mofo condemned to some plane of the underworld where he would eternally attempt to push a large stone up a slope, but without fail near what he perceived as the top, the stone would become too heavy and roll back to the bottom. This would continue without end.
What's the most complex and difficult book ever written?
What the fuck did I gist read?
Here they are folks. The old meme trilogy in their glory.
It's only a matter of time before the new meme trilogy is accepted.
/lit/ what are some introductions to logic that will help me D O M I N A T E my class next year?
that other shit thread made me want to memorize poetry
what are your favorite short-ish poems to recite? any tips on memorizing poetry other than just repeating it over and over? maybe the piece you want to memorize is a cool monologue from a play, maybe it's not even verse?
or post a short poem you like general
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
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Does he have literary merit, or is he a plebeian genre fiction hack?
He walks the line. I won't call him a hack at all though. He's more literary than Bukowski.
How hard would it be for someone with little previous philosophical reading experience to read this? Is it easy to understand? Is there anything in it that can be applied to self improvement?
You'll find the prose a bit troubling initially. I recommend the audiobook if you're into that. I suggest you read BGE first. It makes for easier reading and is more aphoristic, therefore memorable.
WHAT I LEARNED ON /LIT/ IS -
I see that those who are lonely have no morality. At first perhaps this causes them to suffer but soon they find techniques and methods of coping with that loss. They turn everything into a farce and play on this philosophy that "life is a sick joke to be laughed at."
I suppose what I've learnt is that Williams encapsulated the lonely soul in his character, Charles Walker.