So, /lit/, how can you justify any novel but Capti as being the best this century?
> protip: you can't
This book is criminally underdiscussed here, despite its great prose and literary merit
Post spooky books please.
>author is a woman
>doesnt read Flannery O'Connor
>doesnt read Virginia Woolf
>doesnt read Sylvia Plath
>posts Harry Potter image on /r9k/-tier thread
it's like somebody left the door open and all these fucking pleb redditors are flying around thinking they're going unnoticed
I dunno what other board to post on besides here.
What's the difference between Erebus (Erebos) and Thanatos?
One source I checked said Erebus was the god of death, and Thanatos the daemon of darkness, but another said Erebus was darkness and Thanatos death.
Can anyone who knows more about Greek mythology tell me which is which?
I feel like this is the appropriate place for this thread
The first and last sentence in a book
Try guessing if you want
"It's not that bad being dead."
"Then I sat with Astor and waited for the for the music to start."
Is there any literature about picrelated or are the sorts of people who become novelists never likely to enter this world?
Translation for those in the colonies:
Leicester Soccer-playing woman-beater Daniel Simpson engaged in coitus with three different models.
His conviction for assaulting his former girlfriend, Stephanie Ward, was not enough to deter the previously mentioned women from associating with him.
Did anyone of you Shakespeare-fags out there buy a Yorick skull? If so, post pics. I'm thinking about buying one, too.
When are we going to make another top 100 books chart for 2016? I'm running out of books to read on the 2015 chart.
no no no that would be too much of a fiasco. 2016 will be different anyways because 2016 /lit/ is not the same as 2015 /lit/
>tfw the 2014 list is better than 2015
Any Harry Crews fans? Found out about him recently and read almost all of his novels. Shame that the majority of them are out of print because he is definitely and author that deserves more spotlight.
Also, best jacket pictures ever.
this is now underappreciated authors with excellent jacket photos thread
I saw this at my local bookstore and thought about picking it up, but I keep hearing everyone say how Edith Hamilton's book on Mythology is a bit better and more comprehensive. Is there any truth to that? This particular book would look terrific on my shelf, but I'd rather get quality reading rather than looks.
Does it just compare mythologies or actually translate them? I was looking more for a comprehensive guide to mythology that would go step through step of what Greek/Egyptian/Roman myths we know at present.
I like Bulfinch's Mythology, but it's partially a nostalgia thing. I remember reading dozens of quips from it on Encarta Kids when I was young. Just remember, if you decide to get it, that there are 3 volumes.
>"But Anon, the extremely narrow specialisation or subservience to the needs of the lowest common denominator induced by the ever more liberalised market on the individual is spiritually affirming," Global Capital seductively whispers in your ear while squeezing your crotch.
>anon.. Get a job you lazy bum.. Your father and I had such high hopes for you, we thought you'd be a doctor or a lawyer.. Now you are an "activist" fighting for "class justice" while collecting social security... Your mother sobs tenderly into your ear
well that wasn't very good....
Quick! I'm going abroad for vacations in 3 days! give me a recommendation of books to read that I might download while I still have internet available!
DL links to Amazon's full ebook repository appreciated (there used to be a 30gb torrent with amazon's entire book library, but I can't find it. Any tips?)
PC will stay on DLing torrents for 72 hours. Give me all I can download!
>author doesn't include/describe the rimjob
What's up guys, I just finished Dubliner's by Joyce and very much enjoyed (especially found "A Mother", "The Boarding-House", and "The Dead" to be fantastic) and decided to venture into Faulkner's works as I'm a pretty interested in the modernists (I love F Scott, Hemingway, and Ford) and wanted to take on an ostensibly "dificult" author before I went on to Joyce. As I Lay Dying is probably one of my favorite books now, but The Sound and the Fury is pretty tought to get through. The retard's narration is absolutely...
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I actually did not like Faulkner very much, especially compared to Joyce. Something about Faulkner's writing seems too labored. I recommend trying out D.H. Lawrence, though sometimes he gives off that same Faulkner vibe, as if he is weary of writing the page in front of you and is struggling to get it out. Joyce was probably a better stylist of the three, but I prefer the intensity of Lawrence.