what other books are this comfy?
The Dharma Bums for pseudo-spiritual comfy.
Big Sur for sad comfy.
Lonesome Traveler for short story of just Kerouacian description comfy.
This album for maximum comfy listening to Kerouac reading his own work with accompagnying piano:
Doesn't get much more comfy listen to this laying around drinking wine desu.
Which is the best translation for Anna Karenina?
My local bookstore has the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation for 50 cents.
Should I call my sci-fi thriller Tech Runner or The Transhuman?
What are some good books that explain feminism or just increase my understanding of it?
No /pol/ please
So I've just come to realize that I'm a total uncultured loser and I'm about to have a few months of free time on my hands. I came across pic related, what are /lit/'s opinions on it as a starting point? The only book on it that I've read is The Stranger (which I really enjoyed). I notice Joyce is on there, I thought his stuff was incomprehensible?
Thanks for any meaningful opinions (who am I kidding, this is still 4chan).
Pretty decent, it's all pretty accessible and if you enjoy it you might enjoy less accessible stuff.
> I notice Joyce is on there, I thought his stuff was incomprehensible?
Dubliners itself is pretty straight-forward. Though he has written some very dense and intimidating books none of it is incomprehensible.
All those books are good. If you read, liked and understood the stranger you should be able to read most of the books on this chart.
Dubliners is accessible, it is not nearly as difficult as Ulysses or Finnegans wake.
Tell me what you are interested in reading and I can recommend which of those books to read (I've read them all).
so have you read zenith yet? sasha just got published. why don't you guys get published? what's the big hold up.
>A gender-neutral pronoun, the passive voice, and the Oxford comma walked into a non-academic bar and absolutely no one cared
What are the best survival books? No clutter or filler. Just straight descriptive with pictures.
Post your pocket journals
This bullshit is handmade with natural paper mane. It's pretty cash
The top that ties it though doesn't have anything to secure it and it's starting to fray. It's really my only complaint. The paper is nice and thick and pleasantly textured.
Excuse the fagotry of my writing but yes. I write in it pretty frequently. I don't really have any problems with it. It's just meant for free writing, and a short story I'm kind of working on. It's the perfect size for a pocket notebook and if I've got a nice pen handy I don't really have any trouble with it.
dune was a dissapointment but i'm an easily manipulated cuck so i bought books 1-4. i was under the impression Dune was some kind of anti-scifi full of trippy spiritualism and psychedelia and patchen or pynchon or hawkes or late-burroughs level coherence. you can imagine i was dissapointed when i read some sunday morning b-movie aristocrat war story with everything cool relegated to the background
do they get ... better? less genre-trashy? should i read 2-4 even if i was bored to death by book 1?
there's been a huge influx of Dune-love that coincided with the recent Reddit migration. you can do the math on that one.
Before then Dune was generally regarded as pretty much your typical cult classic sci-fi doodoo. Which it is.
Also, why did you buy all three AND the collected trilogy?
What happens if STEM god tier gets its way and the humanities are banned from college and the study thereof becomes a hobby?
I doubt that that would ever happen. But the SJWs are already ruining the humanities. So any serious studying of humanities is what is done in private.
What do you guys think of "pic related"? I've seen plenty of talk about other McElroy books, but not much about this one specifically. I just finished it. First of his I've read. Have A Smuggler's Bible ready to go. But I'd like to reflect a bit before going on. Anybody have any thoughts? How do you think it compares to the rest of his stuff? What was McElroy shooting for here? The odd/constant uses of quotes and italics? Were they meant to address questions of ontology/epistemology?
I'd love to hear any thoughts.
how's about we hear your thoughts you dick sucking fucking retard. I've been looking for this man's books everywhere. can never find them. might order them online of they are any good.
Lol. Yeah dude, I just ordered them online. The Letter Left To Me is $.01 on Amazon, plus the standard $3.99 shipping charge from third-party sellers. I paid 15ish for A Smuggler's Bible. Seemed worth it. No library around has any of his stuff. TLLTM was worth four bucks for sure. It's short, very sentimental, beautiful at times. Coming-of-age stuff. If you've ever lost a parent/close friend/someone you cared about in general, I'm sure you'd gain something from it. Not as complex as the rest...
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I think the Stoic fatalism and bracing yourself against fortune and such is bretty cool but I don't necessarily see why the moralfaggotry is part of the package.
Couldn't one be an edgy stoic just as well?
it's always been a porchmonkey philosophy since the inception, but the moralfaggotry got more pronounced when the romans took it over because they were looking for a way to be a fascist empire. that's why you find seneca saying shit like "virtue's all you really need" when all that does is protect the state from the vagaries of man, not man from the vagaries of fate.
For my part I consider that it is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to keep her under it is necessary to beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to work more coldly. She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her.
>wake up at 5am
>shower, eat oatmeal, pack lunch for the day
>sit at my desk and write
>finish around 7, hop in the car
>start my audiobook
>get to work by 9
>have fulfilling career working in the service industry
>finish at 5
>drive to a bar
>write thoughts and...
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You may have a large general vocabulary /lit/, but how much specific terminology do you know and how many do you have to look up?