Is this the only worthwhile literary work by a negro?
>tfw I am going to wait a decade before reading the second half of the Quixote
Who /patrish/ here?
What is the most intellectual book about the beauty of the naked female body ever written?
I hope I'm not supposed to identify with Dedalus in "Telemachus". Maybe I just respond to Buck's confidence and charisma but he seems a lot more reasonable. Patronising, maybe, but Dedalus is an insecure whiner.
Did Joyce intend him to come off like that?
SNOW-BALLS HAVE FLOWN THEIR ARCS
Hey /lit/, I'm having trouble deciding what next to read. Can you kind anons please suggest me something off of my bookshelf? Preferably something nice and comfy. Thanks.
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So the cold weather is here again, fellow bookworms. What are the comfiest and coziest books to read with the lamp on, coffee on your bedside table and the dark rain pattering away on your bedroom's window? I'm currently reading On the Road for the zillionth time, the coffee is on my bedside table and I'm in bed listening to the rain. Is there anyfink more perfect? And what are some more comfy books to read in a similar fashion?
where do i begin with nietzsche?
With his first major work, as you would with getting into any other author/thinker. Then proceed to read the rest of his major works chronologically, as you would with any other author/thinker.
After seeing Gaddis pop up in a few threads, thought we could have a general talk about our favorite works of his. I've read The Recognitions, J. R., Agape Agape, and I've got Carpenter's Gothic in the mail.
Personally, I think Agape Agape is his most challenging work out of what I've read, and is definitely my favorite. It also was great to read right after reading Wittgenstein's Nephew by Thomas Bernhard.
Has anyone read all of his work, and can provide some insight or thoughts on their favorites? I've not read A Frolic of His Own...
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that's not really that controversial. Now if you said it was better than Ulysses ppl would see through yr b8 easily. But if you say it's better than Gravity's Rainbow then there's a real hornet's nest to kick.
Anyways I loved the Recognitions and still think about it often. It may be one of my favourite books. Most of Otto's parts were funny and sometimes painfully relatable. Oh and just ordered J R.
I've read all of his stuff and Frolic is probably his best on a technical level but I don't know if I could pick a favourite, he's just absolutely flawless. Although you should read them in order as much as you can so you can see him develop his technique across his career (AA gets even more heartbreaking once you know it's essentially autobiographical and he finished it on his deathbed).
Currently rereading JR, forgot how much fun it is. The elderly saxophonist trying to join in during a high school Rheingold rehearsal, the eleven year olds reading fliers about vibrators, someone shitting in Bast's piano, the old aunts rambling when Mr Co(h)en's trying to talk to them at the start, it's way funnier than I remembered. I think people make too much of a big deal about how 'difficult' it is which distracts you from how enjoyable it is.
I need some advice senpai.
All enrolled students are invited to
vote on an eighth novel as the ?students? choice? selection, which will be
required reading along with the above titles.
I have nominated twenty-three novels below, any one of which I would be happy
to include. Please consider these titles, and indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place choice, and also which one title you wish to vote against. You can email
me a list clearly naming your top three (in order) and the one you?re voting to
Please indicate your top three choices...
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CALLING ALL WRITERS
I really need some help to write a short story involving the theme of manipulation.
Any help very much appreciated
I'm a huge sucker for the warhammer universe, especially chaos and the Empire.
Any good novels or anything else I could read? Would love a tale about a witch hunter coming to a small village, infested by a chaos cult or something like that.
Also, what do you think of the warhammer universe when it comes to fantasy universes?
Reason I'm asking is because I don't want to read a novel if everyone says its shit. And I will more than likely have to pay for it, which would be a waste if it's written by a games workshop intern.
What a time to be alive.
I jut finished pic related and was wishing for a conflict to give me some meaningful purpose somewhere.
Anybody know if the CNT or UGT are still around in the area?
Finally a chance to live a life just like my two favorite writers.
This is literature related
every time there's a minor terrorist attack in the west the first thing people do is apologise to muslims
anyway I'm waiting for civil war in france to give me purpose so maybe we'll see each other OP
I have gotten more interested in esoteric literature where the easiest way to get it is to just go on the internet and read a PDF but I'm scared it'll be hosted on a dodgy site and my laptop will get it's shit fucked up. I run linux mint btw.
Is this is a justified fear? Can you trust PDF's?
>why would someone write a virus for an OS no one basically uses
even if no one uses it , I'm still massively paranoid that some fucker out there has probably done it.
> Also you can't write a virus into a .pdf extension
wat, what about safe view though? What is that supposed to protect you from if not malicous stuff?
/lit/ how do you guys define literature? How do you separate it in your mind from just other writing? Can writings start out as non-literature then later become literature? Can the opposite occur?
Would you say there is a similar distinction between art and entertainment? Some music pieces are just kind of fun to listen to, while others are deeply evocative of emotions or perhaps incredibly new in style or composition.