Do you keep some books at your bed side, lit?
Where is /lit/s favorite place to read? Mine is a park near my house thats usually empty, great view of the hills and lake in the summertime.
I'm trying to get over an extremely painful breakup, /lit/.
Any books that will make me miss my ex even more? I feel emotionally destroyed but I wanna see how far this rabbit hole of utter anguish goes.
Let's see who can write the best existentialist poem or proverb about the Library of Alexandria burning. I'll start us off:
I shall erase knowledge as if I had never had it in the first place
And in the flames of nature burns the toils and trivializations of man. The equivalence of thousands of human minds' collective reflections and priceless knowledge. The earth takes back the secrets she had given to her patrons, leaving them to stumble into their forests again in hopes that they may find their path.
Amassed ancient Afrikan artefacts apposing alexandria abolished as an act against Asiatic actualisation and abusively abnegated alas appropriated as authentically abrahamic astronomy.
Who are some Russian authors who might be overlooked from the 19th century and prior?
I've covered Gogol, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoy, Lermontov, Turgenev.
Wouldn't mind some more recs.
I just can't imagine him happy, I just can't. Help me /lit/
Would you consider yourself one?
Please recommend me some good books from eastern Europe, that aren't about politics, communism, poverty or ww2.
Does /lit/ still fall for plot twists? After being immersed in the culture of today spotting plot twists have become pretty second nature to me, and it has ruined the reading of a shit ton of books because of it.
1984 - Could barely finish it because the plot twist was so obvious and predictable. (It's not the books fault, it was of course published at a time before we hit the "plot twist around every corner mark")
Not only that, having predictable plot twists has just made authors do "extreme" plot twists, I.E. Game of Thrones...
What do you think? Has culture (or I guess reading in general) made you tired of plot twists or do you still find yourself surprised sometimes?
Would say, "Hey recommend your favorite books with a plot twist", but that would defeat the purpose of the book having a plot twist.
A very good friend just gave me this book as a birthday present.
What is he trying to imply?
(I have not read it yet.)
My little brother is an autist. He has a tumor in his head, and it's incurable. Please anons, help me help myself. If you know any books that could give me insight or knowledge on how to cooperate with him and make it work for both of us, to escape the nightmare of misunderstanding and despair - recommend them. I search for books myself, but I know that asking you will speed up the process. I'm grateful in advance.
I actually don't know any kind of books that can help you. But I've heard about a book called "The Novel Cure", by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin: it's a summary of books, ordered by the bad thing they can deal with. Hope I was helpful with this
Thank you. There are a lot of books on autism, but they all tend to be very specific, especially concerning the age of a child. My brother is 13 now, and it seems that only books dealing with teenagers will have any practical effect.
Let's talk about Ugo Foscolo
How do you read and how fucked up your posture is?
I must stand to avoid neck pain. Can you put the book at the table, sit in the chair and read for more than 5 minutes without áin?
Posture is great because I stretch properly before and after computer time.
When I read, I either read in my bed or in my armchair. I never have any pain in those positions, anywhere else though is bad after an hour.
>all my screenplay ideas devolve into a Pygmalion-esque self-insert fantasy where the protag kidnaps a pretty girl and reprograms her to be intelligent and interesting
Fuck--who else is creatively bankrupt here?
I'm going on holiday and have been considering taking The Master and Margarita with me, but I haven't read Faust yet.