What is some essential literature for someone who is fucking ripped?
How to become a millionaire author without becoming a meme, /lit/?
>inb4 write erotica and sell on amazon
I'm being very serious here, if you want to become a prolific and famous writer that makes money off of the profession, your books will not be good. It's as simple and as tragic as that.
Is this our generation's Catcher In The Rye
What are some good authors from the past 25 years besides David Foster Wallace?
What's the definitive translation of the odyssey? It seems the fagles translation is the highest rated on goodreads, but the penguin classics has a beautiful and inexpensive hardcover edition, and there doesn't seem to be a nice hardcover of the fagles edition. If it really comes down to it, I would be happy to sacrifice getting a beautiful hardcover copy for a better translation, but if it doesn't make a difference then I'll go for the hard cover.
You can find the whole thing here
It's in dactylic hexameter and is the most faithful translation along with Lattimore's
Could I find a sense of self in literature? If so how?
Iliad and Oddissey
Tell me about some great Victorian literature.
Anything from poetry to gothic fiction to philosophy
What are the greatest Philosophical Fiction books?
Great question. A few picks:
>Reza Negarestani - Cyclonopedia
>Giorgio Manganelli - Hilarotragoedia
Relying on other anons to give you older titles.
Which books have the best songs? I really like the ones in LOTR
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the sea.
What are the criteria for good prose?
Let's have a general dedicated to only talking about the Classics.
What's the best translation of the Oresteia trilogy? I was deciding between either Fagles or the Oxford University Press one. Any suggestions?
>inb4 learn Ancient Greek (yeah I'll get to that eventually)
This thread may be dead, but I would still like to ask this in case anybody sees it.
What is the best version of The Quest of The Golden Fleece? I've been checking out the Penguin Classics and the Oxford World's Classics ones.
If there is a Loeb translation I go for it. If there is not I go for any 19th century translation. Maybe it is just me but I prefer a more literal translation, and majority of the loeb translation is understandable.
People shit on loeb too much imho.
I don't like to read teubner etc with major critical aparatus as I don't read for research etc purposes. Nor I appreciate little footnotes explaining basic concepts when there are far better books which delve into the said authors work. The english as I said is not that different even for the earliest loeb,...
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Can a novel written in 2016 in the style of an 1800s British novel ever be considered as good as the novels it is paying homage to?
opinions on this guy? i'm thinking of reading the amazing adventures of cavalier & clay