Any of you guys given this a chance? I was pleasantly surprised, funniest thing I've read since Catch-22
>Robert Shearman (also credited as Rob Shearman; born 10 February 1970 near London, England) is an English television, radio, stage play and short story writer. He is known for his work for Doctor Who
yeah i dont think so
>went to the pet shop yesterday
>started looking at the fishes to have some insight at the fish condition
>one fish was motionless staring the oxygen exit
>all the other fishes socializing away from him
>named him fernando pessoa
>after 15 minutes he started moving
>his eyes are white
>I realized he's blind
>he started doing some crazy stunts
>named him borges instead
>bought him and brought home
>put a sheet of paper at my table
>removed the fish from the plastic with water
>started slamming him incessantly at the sheet
>he doesn't seem to write for some reason
I think there's something wrong with Borges. Anyone knows why he doesn't want to write? Pic related, it's him.
Also, any authors who wrote about this phenomenon?
>there is not a good pdf of Stoner on the internet
how is this possible? isnt this book a meme? theres only one pdf on libgen that is the epub version converted into pdf which really shitty. does anyone have a good pdf of stoner lit bros?
ITT: we post art that gives us the inspiration to write/read
bonus for comfy art bc i'm ill and the weather is shit
What are your opinions on this book?
Is it the best to start with Kundera?
one of my favorite books ever, if not the favorite. i would say, as would most others, that it's his "best" but really all of his works are worth reading imo having read them all. that said, this is an excellent place to start. if you read it and really like, you should do one of two things; if you like the political aspects, work backwards in his body of work. if you like the more literary/interpersonal/philosophical of whatever parts, work forwards. either way you will do no wrong. his non-fiction...
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the book of laughter and forgetting was the only kundera book I really enjoyed. immortality was also kind of weak for me. but I have friends with good tastes who enjoy all of his stuff. I dunno.
It's probably my favorite book--I think it's his best. That's only what I've heard though--the only other thing I've read of his was Testaments Betrayed which made me pretty sad (although I wish I read more of his novels since he references them a lot).
What's so good about it?
The guy's pretentious, but he has a right to be. The reason it's so short is because he pours his qualitiy toughts into it, excluding all the unnecessary. Not story oriented, leaving only his version of eastern philosophy and values. In ways similar to The Stranger, only with heavier writing (not so fluent, it required a higher dose of concentration to read than Camus).
What are your favourite literary film adaptations, /lit/?
What book do I read to cure being spiritually and emotionally dead?
I want read China Miéville's stuff, what are some of his best books?
Looking For Jake has a nice selection of different ideas and styles. His longer works can be a bit atonal. I liked The City & The City; Kraken was entertaining at times but a bit long and just yet more Gaimanesque urban fantasy, King Rat was stupid for a number of reasons, Embassytown and Railsea are stylistically flawed, the scar trilogy or whatever it's good is a bit like a pseudo-serious Discworld.
c-can someone s-site read this p-p-please?
What the fuck is semiotics and why is it important?
Like, I kind of get it, I think. You see a man in a suit and you think "businessman". So, the man in the suit is the signifier and "businessman" is the signified, and together they form a symbol... so what? Help me to understand, I'm fucking retarded.
m8 you got it the wrong way round
Signifier = word
Signified = concept
referent = actual thing
That's really all I remember from some critical theory books on strucuralism and post-structuralism soz
Is there some sort of Semiotics 101 book I can pick up somewhere? It sounds interesting but I just can't seem to see how there can be a whole branch of philosophy attached to symbols.
Ya I get the feeling from semiotics that someone realized symbols had a semi regular anatomy, began naming all the bits they could differentiate, and then quit without doing anything interesting
Post the last book that you was '''''''''''''''''''''''''fun''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
TSZ for me. I'll be fucked if I understood it all, but it is well written, entertaining and humorous. Pretty decadent ay?
I hate myself and existence makes me sick.
Why do you prefer 3rd Person to 1st Person, /lit/?
Because, as you can see, the first person is a non-white woman, the worst kind of woman.
The second woman is too pretty for her own good and has already sold her innocence for the cutest football player already.
The third person, she has obviously lived a hard life of isolation, like me. I would love her and she would love me.
I believed third person was the standard and that's how I was taught at school. Many times I attempted writing and it always turned out shit. I hated it. I stopped.
Lately I began reading existentialist fiction (Camus, Sartre, Dostoevsky etc.) and they all utilised first person. After seeing the depth of expression it affords, I attempted writing again for the first time in years. It has changed everything for me. The quality of my work has improved 1000x and it doesn't feel clunky and awkward at all any more.
Can anyone redpill me on these two classics, /lit/ ?
How strong are they?
Who is more powerful?
Who would win in a battle?
Which literary universe is better? Which author is better?
Let the games begin.
I would bet on Cthulhu because he's a deathless interdimensional ... thing, whereas the other one is just a really big dragon.
Tolkein is more popular in general whereas Lovecraft is perhaps more subtly influential through other writers who are fans of his. Lovecraft seemed to have more original ideas but Tolkein is the greater researcher and put in significantly more actual work into his world building. I guess weighing those up, Tolkein comes out on top although I find him terribly dreary myself.
Stupid thing to argue about really. They have their own strengths...
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