Knausgaard reviews Houellebecq
>I took Huysmans’s best-known book, “Against the Grain,” with me to my daughter’s gymnastics practice and sat on the benches, drinking coffee from a plastic cup and reading while she somersaulted about on the mats below along with perhaps a score of other 10-year-old girls, in a harsh and glaring light as one hit song after another blared out of the public address system.
What did he mean by this?
Do you think authors are compensated rightly these days?
Average prices by edition
>digital edition $14
Sales volume by edition
>paperback: 50% of the total copies
Average royalty rates: 15%
Average agent fees: 15% of your royalties
You get roughly 2 bucks per each...
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No. Especially considering that most authors are dead now. The contemporary writers are still getting raped. You have to figure out a way to make money outside of the actual craft. Sort of like YouTube. You can't rely on views for revenue. You have to use those views to generate it via merch, movie deals, products, talks, guest work, etc.
that is why you self publish once you've made your breakout
musicians do it all the time. they release one good album and get cúcked by the publishers, then start their own record label and release the rest of their albums via that
Hey guys, I am 22 and I have read a lot when I was a teenager. I am a very cynical and a person of critique. I am also a non-native English speaker, and I am trying to get through ''The Last of the Mohicans''. It is really difficult for me, both the language and all the descriptions, with 2 page long descriptions of how some man stood. My attention span is very bad (I have bi polar). How would you suggest reading this book or should I not read it? How would you rate it guys?
Do you know any books that helped you overcome anxiety and depression?
I finally finished reading this (Longfellow translation).
I recognize the genius behind it and it's obvious Dante was intelligent and very well read but I really can't say I overly enjoyed it.
Would a different translation or more knowledge of Christianity (and its many notable contributors) increase my liking for it?
Clive James' translation if you want a more bombastic, modern translation that takes a lot of liberties with the source text
John Ciardi's if you want a perfectly serviceable translation with great notes on the deeper allegorical meanings of the work
The Hollanders' translation if you want each cantica in seperate , aesthetic at volumes brimming with academic commentary. Probably the dryest of the three but still very enjoyable.
A lot of the reason the Divine Comedy is so popular is because Dante is very intimate with his reader, addressing...
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Hey /lit/. I've been lurking on and off for the last couple years, and I've found so many great books because of you guys. This Christmas I'd like to give back, so I'm planning to send out a stack of books to some random /lit/izens.
This thread is for planning logistics and to figure out who'd like to sign up and join in.
I don't recall ever seeing this before on this board, so the first thing I'd like to find out is if it's been done before and how it worked out.
Is there a single literary critic who was also a great fiction writer?
I picked it up after endless knobslobbering from peers, just to see what it's all about. Almost a hundred pages in and I've only barely cracked a smile at one or two of the comedic moments, but it's been like walking through sludge otherwise. I'm only reading for hope beyond hope that Autism-incarnate kills himself or something. Should I even bother?
kisses from a bee
are secretly my fetish
but I hate the sting
Who is godot?
why is he terrified of Nietzche?
This whole book is way over my head. It takes me like an hour to completely understand any of this.
Is there a book I should read to prepare for this?
What can I do to truly understand and contemplate what Kierkegaard is saying?
My suggestion is to focus on the Knight of Faith, because I think that's the easiest thing that understand that also gives a good window into the book as a whole. What's your take on the Knight of Faith? We can go from there.
Also you're about to get >>>/his/ed so brace yourself.
Alright. I've read Blood Meridian and Child of God by McCarthy so far. Liked them both, but liked Blood Meridian more. I am thinking about starting Outer Dark now, even though it seems I'm in for more inbred hillbilly adventures. This guy is a real pervert t b h f a m. I dunno if he gets off on writing about corpse fucking and incest or what. Anywho, any of you guys like Outer Dark?
>inb4 McCarthy hating europoors
Go make your own thread pls. I'm only interested in how decent this book is out of what he has published so far.
If you read Blood Meridian without any trouble then don't read Outer Dark, go right now and read Suttree. It is without a doubt his masterpiece - even better than Blood Meridian.
Outer Dark is a fine book but in the grand scheme of things its unremarkable. I really enjoy McCarthy's style and if you do too then I definitely suggest reading Outer Dark, but for now read Suttree.
I've read it all other than the border trilogy, and whilst it isn't as ambitious as blood meridian or as outright good a novel as suttree, its still great. I am also European. With McCarthy it may not be the most insanely complex or even most well written book, but you know you'll be getting a decent read at least. Outer dark definitely gives you that. Its got a horrible vibe to it, and as usual the people in it are fucked up.
Irony is the song of the prisoner who's come to love his cage.
I want to write a book about people living in 2D space hunting a three-dimensional creature. I will call it