It's been awhile since we've had one of these.
I've recently realised that I don't have much of an affect on others
people like me well enough and enjoy my company, but they don't think of me outside of when I'm actually there
similarly women have found me attractive but they've never truly loved me or left a lasting impression on them
this is really weighing heavy on me
what are some books that explore this feeling?
Why is post apoc so entertaining? Is it because of being freed of grand societal narrative? Death of ideology? Post post post post scarcity? Survival mechanics? Roaming neo-societal constructs? Decadent beauty?
What's your apocalypse, what's the best you've read and what kind would you write? I'm partial to irreverence of nature found in Blood Meridian.
I don't see enough Italian literature in here.
Who's your 10/10?
>pic absolute uncontroversial 10/10
Which Yukio Mishima book should I read first?
It's my birthday /lit/.
What's the most patrician way to spend your birthday?
Writers: the leaves are falling and nanowrimo is in the air. Are you working on a new project or red educating yourself to an old one? Tell me what you're putting your energy into.
I can't read fiction.
It makes me sleepy and it feels pointless. Most of this has to do with me being extremely lazy and probably also with me being less intellectually inclined. The only thing that can keep my interest for a few hours is STEM textbooks and even then I like the math/formulas/pictures more than the language.
The fact that my mother, sister and grandfather are all avid readers who tear through books like there's not tomorrow, makes this all the more painful.
Is reading fiction something that grows on you the more you do it or is it just not for me?
How is it even possible that I can shitpost on 4chan for days on end, yet get sleepy after one minute of staring at a real life page. Sure, the content is simpler, shorter and more interactive, but in essence it's still reading, right?
I'm sorry btw, you guys must get this kinds of posts all the time from first-time /lit/ lurkers.
is enjoyment morally imperative
I'm interested in learning both German and Norwegian (not simultaneously, of course). With which one should I start? Will it be easier for me to approach Norwegian after knowing some German? Or the opposite?
GR > L49 > V > MD > ATD > IV > V > BE
>tfw Bukowski has become an Instagram meme
If authors intent is dead/irrelevant, can I make a romantic love story out of Mein Kampf?
Any other books like pic related?
I just ordered
-Fighting For The Essence
-A Handbook Of Traditional Living
-A Sky Without Eagles
-The Way Of Men
I think of all the books I've read about men and manhood out of my need for some direction, this is the best one. Even if it is not particularly well known
Itt: the most insufferable professional writers you've ever had the misfortune of reading
Picture. Fucking. Related.
Insufferable cutesy nonsense.
Sarah Vowell. She was a media darling for a while, she was on the daily show, bored to death and other shit.
She also did the worst shit possible during the golden era of This American Life then she started writing god-awful historical essays that started selling well to feminists and the tumblr crowd.
I haven't read any of her books, but she's an entertaining interviewee. Pic related.