I already posted this thread on /his/, but I wanna hear your recommendations, too.
I am really interested in old expeditions, preferably in the victorian era. Everything was so unknown back then, there were mysteries everywhere.
Sadly I don't really know much about famous explorers or expeditions, but I'd love to learn about it.
What are some of the best travel journals and adventure literature from the georgian/victorian/edwardian era (or any era, if it's interesting)? I wanna read about strange new cultures, archeological findings, jungle expeditions,...
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What was Moby Dick a symbol for?
Literally character analysis: What do you think Sherlock Holmes IQ is?
What is the LITERATURE equivalent of Welcome to the N.H.K?
Yes, I know it's a light novel. I want LITERATURE.
Hey /lit/ I have a serious oneinitis and she knows that I love her but she doesn't love me back but doesn't treat me very rudely either so I was thinking to share with her this piece of writing which details our first date but I was wondering if you guys thought it was up to standard or not and if you had any improvements to make?
You will get everything good and all you desire as long as you stay true to yourself
/lit/ is for the discussion of fictional works only. In a century you will be a historical entity. Your form will take shape in the statistical data of am epoch long past. Ergo this thread belongs where all threads that are not about fictional writing belong and that is on the ever-versatile /his/
Any books which emphasise the feeling of being alone? It doesn't need to be a direct theme of the book. Maybe the main character who wanders quietly or calmly around and have musings that feel distinctly his, but all that feels somehow as if he is alone. Stuff like that. Preferably the book isn't edgy or about misery of a guy.
Now that all posters who haven't read the original meme trilogy are being permanently banned from /lit/ and redirected to /his/ (thanks Hiro), I think it's time to discuss which books should be in the second meme trilogy, so we can whittle down our userbase further. Thoughts?
1: Your country
2: Rank the top 5 most important and respected writers in your country's canon (n.b. this doesn't mean 'rank your favourite authors')
>5: toss up between Austen, Wordsworth and T. S. Eliot
Im canadian but read exclusively American (and was born in USA)
1. Melville (obv)
2. Whitman (obv)
3. dickinson (obv)
4. Faulkner (obv)
5. Ashbery, DeLillo (ashbery IS pomo poetry, but DeLillo is probably the biggest influence on writers past the 90's)
Honorable Mentions: Pynch, OConnor, Pound, Eliot, Fitzgerald,
Describe /lit/ in 5 words or less
Who was the better existentialist, Mersault or Rieux?
Mersault always seemed like a whiny bitch to me, especially when he yells at the chaplain at the end. He's like a little kid.
Whereas Dr. Rieux embodied the Sissphyian ideal of struggling against a meaningless situation.
David Foster Wallace substitutes?
Name some books as good as or better than this one.
How does Hegel's "Lectures on History of Philosophy" differ from Russell's "Hisory of Western Philosophy" in terms of biases and understandings? I just started reading the first in the three set volume published by Bison Books.
Who else is participating in No Write November?
(We purposefully avoid writing any kind of poem, story, literature, book.)
Hey /lit/, I want to get into poetry but don't know where to start. Any suggestions? Thanks!