Give me real critical reasons why H.P. LOVECRAFT isn't a 10/10 author.
You can't. It's genius how he weaves stories.
>it's a coming of age story
Why do normies like to brag about using literature as escapism?
has anyone here learned a language just for the purposes of reading?
i want to learn russian, but i dont know if the time investment is worth it, especially considering it will probably be hard to learn.
How smart are you, /lit/?
A man should not hold grudges against the world or himself, otherwise it becomes a tangled web constructed of loops of anxiety and self-doubt. There are web-makers in us all, and they may be hardened machinists knitting intricate cotton into the fabric of self-pitying life or simply spiders that run rampant within the skull. But the outcome is all the same; it is negative and compromising to the being
Have you read the novel of the decade yet? It has been prophetical since the day of release.
I want to read this book + more relevant contemporary fiction but I always feel like I'm never "caught up" enough in the canon. For example, I know Submission revolves around a professor of Huysmans, who I haven't read. If I knew more about late 20th-century French literature my appreciation and understanding of the book would be much improved, but it may become irrelevant in the time it would take me to get caught up.
How is it the Thousand And One Nights, an indispensable centerpiece of the canon, is entirely ignored on this board?
It's very simple: patrician pleb shit tier discernible talent corn upon all the living and the dead implying rate my bookshelf one of these continental implying analytic implying Katie implying
When you carry a book with you, do you hold it title-out or title-in? I don't like for people to think I'm peacocking, so I usually try to hide the cover of the book, especially if it's recognizable 20th century literature. I might let someone see that I'm holding Hardy or Johnson, if I need to hold it up to read it comfortably, but I wouldn't be caught dead showing off Joyce on a crowded subway.
(reading in public general)
>tfw it's comfortable to lean way the fuck forward, with elbows on my knees, when reading on a bench or a subway seat, but I probably look like a manchild getting way too immersed in a Lord of the Rings novel and/or having trouble reading the words
>tfw you almost bump into someone because reading and walking at the same time is hard
Tell mre /lit/ is there any real reason to buy the books you read as opposed to downloading them off the internet? The only real benefit to reading a paperback book that I can see is the possibility of striking up a conversation with another person in public.
What does /lit/ think of this book?
best place to start with houellebecq?
Your opinion about the books, based anons
If that ass is the ass equivalent of Lord of Light or Book of the New Sun in terms of fantasy, Name of the Wind is the ass of a 45 year old crack addicted prostitute you pay 10$ for a blowjob because you are poor.
What are some good modern day literature that came out in the past 25 years or so? I'm getting sick of reading all these young adult books
>Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice.
Edward W. Said, Orientalism
such a shitty star wars ripoff