>tfw started philosophy with postmodernists
>now can't distract myself from them
Is my thinking fucked up for eternity?
Yes, unfortunately. This is how continental philosophy works, it's like a horoscope with vague sweeping statements that can be applied equally to the correct revolutionary way to apply makeup or the hermeneutic implications of the Banach-Tarsky paradox on Modern Monetary Theory In Bernie Sanders' Writings
It's like one of those brain infecting memetic attacks from SCP only real.
How do you cope with the sadness that comes with approaching the end of a series you really loved reading?
Assuming I have already resolved to read some alt-lit, what works are least worst?
Write eroticism like pynchon, go!
He always had a snake wrapped around his waist, and he walked with a limp. He saw the board girl in the corner of the room and knew she was the one he was supposed to meet...
Blately Envoy, protagonist, read with feverish devotion medical manuals describing the function and structure of the human gonads, constructing in the theater of his mind an ever more elaborate, ever more immediate image of a lone and levitating phallus the color of a classic sculpture erupting like an audience as its unchristian juices splattered the pine flooring.
I was going to continue but I can't be bothered sorry
>Surveying with one glance the current state of Western literature-and by literature, I mean novels, poems, and plays, but also the traditional nonfiction modalities like the literary essay and the great work of philosophy-compared to what it looked like in, say, the first half of the twentieth century, what strikes one is an appalling decline in overall quality. Reading a contemporary novel, like Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet, which falls apart about halfway through; or Umberto Eco's The Island of the Day Before, which starts off promising, but reads more and more like an outline for a novel; or Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, which is so self-consciously affected that it reads like a caricature of Faulkner; or even a master like Thomas Pynchon, whose Mason & Dixon goes in and out of focus, one is inevitably perplexed by the awkwardness of the performance.
>While it is true that more books are being published than ever before, a close inspection of the average level of quality offered by most publishers reveals them to be the literary equivalent of fast food: trashy Barnes and Noble-type coffee table books with more pictures than words; computer and business books; cookbooks; graphic "novels"; pop fiction bestsellers. Worse, the books that pass for "real" literature, like Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections or Toni Morrison's Paradise or Arthur Gulden's Memoirs of a Geisha, are really just frauds masquerading as literature, rip-offs from great novels of the past displaced to modern, or exotic, settings. The handful of real artists out there practicing real literature-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Doris Lessing, Salman Rushdie-grows ever smaller, while the frauds, and the public's inability to discern the difference between them, proliferate.
How does it feel to be a bunch of frauds?
So, this is basically fan fiction, right?
Ok buckle up this is my reimagining of P&P but this time around? There's fags. Hope you enjoy!
Elizabeth Bennet was eating a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast with Steve, some faggot who had asked her out on a date.
"Sure is hot out today huh?" Said steve, who was an enormous fucking faggot. Ever since he was a boy people had shouted "Hey faggot!" at him from car windows and house windows and bus windows.
"Want some ketchup on that sandwich girl?" Said Steve, who's clumsy employment of african american vernacular,...
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Do you think you are funny? I bet you spent all semester coming up with this "witty" retelling. Nobody over the age of 20 would derive any sort of enjoyment from this drivel. You may as well have ripped off the idea to do it all in emojis.
Doesn't anyone get afraid of posting their work online only to have someone else reuse or steal it?
I really want to know if this has ever happened to anyone too.
Are there any space operas besides Foundation, Dune and Ringworld?
Working on it...
How have you helped the Future Galactic Semiimperatrix thus far?
What are some other books like these?
Not sure about Gundrisse. Is it >>8179980
As for the Silmarillion, try:
Hesiod, including Theogony, the Works and Days, the Shield of Herakles
Snorri Sturluson, the Prose Edda, the Heimskringla
The Orkenyinga Saga
The Poetic Edda
I'm a recent high school graduate, soon to be freshman in uni, and I'd like to expand my knowledge of literature, in a sense- widen my horizons. I'm super interested in stoic phillosophy, so I've put "Letters from a Stoic," and "Meditations" on my list. Anything else that you might recommend?
I just finished small gods by terry pratchett and im depressed that this plotline ends with just one book.
Are any of the other discworld books similar and worth reading?
Yes, yes, well done, Zizek, well done
Hey /lit/, what are some good books to help me learn more about prosody/scansion/forms? I have a decent background, having read The Ode Less Travelled, memorized the forms in it, and also having read Poetic Designs by Stephen Adams. Are there any more advanced books? I want to try to teach myself to have a very advanced understanding of poetry. Is Fussell's Poetic Verse and Poetic Form good? I heard that it is more advanced than the other books, but I wanted to hear what you guys thought of it. And by the way, I already read a lot of poetry on the side, so there's...
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Book of Forms
Poets Guide to Poetry
*go to your library and enter prosody in the subject search then check out those books*
This guy any good?