Hey. I'm going to spent six weeks in a psych ward soon and since the use of electronics is highly limited and I assume it gets boring really fast, I thought this is a good time to get into literature. What are the best, must read books under 200 pages? Can be from any time period or genre, really.
This is what the wiki is for. Look at it.
By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño is great.
Whores for Gloria by William T Vollmann is very good but very sad.
Agapē Agape by William Gaddis is very good.
Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon is under 200 pages, I believe.
If I may ask, why do you want books under 200 pages?
>tfw you spend 800 pages completely demolishing the claims of reason and philosophy that have ravaged the human mind for thousands of years and completely radicalize what it means to have a positioned, human existence within the world only to end it with: "just be good and shit and you'll be happy one day--you just gotta believe that God exists and that heaven is a place in the future"
Did this nigga really just spend 10 years demolishing everything just to leave it as it was by the time he finished?
imagine being one of the suckered who's been reading this since 1996 lmaooooooo
Best female writers?
Post 'em if you got 'em.
Why in children tales good always win while in reality evil triumphs?
Is it immoral to give children false impression just from the beginning? Children should be exposed to truth, not blatant lies.
>Why in children tales good always win while in reality evil triumphs?
Because it might confuse audiences that the evil in the first place is good, you have to have a play between the two or they might fail to recognize what is and is not evil; and why it's necessary to stand up for what you believe. Evil thrives when good men do nothing, and good men don't come from nothing.
How do I do the dialectic?
It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. Put your hands on your hips; and bend your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust! That really drives you in-sa-a-a-a-a-ane! Let's do THE DIALECTIC again!
>tfw same hairline as Hegel
Why even live
Yesterday when I started to read Moby-Dick for the first time it actually made me feel very depressed to some extent, and because of that I had to drop. What an inexact language your English is. So many meanings and also it is very dependent on a context. I feel really giddy now. Even Dorian Gray seemed to me way better in Russian than in its original tongue. Do you have any advice as to how to improve my perception of the language in order to read with pleasure, not sweating over it. And I fucking swear that Russian written texts are way much easier to follow.
Moby-Dick isn't exactly an easy book to read, even for native English speakers. Start with something easier and work your way up. From your post your English seems to be pretty good.
who is the GG Allin of literautre?
if there is none, do you think there is demand enough for me to become him?
Is this someone who writes shit scat fetish erotica and then at public readings just shoves a banana up his ass and throws it at the audience?
Could do without that in the literary world, to be quite honest, family.
What are some great quotes in the duchess of malfi?
>protagonist is a women
I'm no lover of English literature, but this tragedy is amazing.
Much of the tragedy makes great quote material, indeed:
>O, sir, the opinion of wisdom is a foul tetter that runs all over a man's body: if simplicity direct us to have no evil, it directs us to a happy being; for the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom: let me be simply honest...
First up, my pick
Cute, smart, and with a sassy attitude, and all at the age of 6!
>A man who is not married is living an unnatural life.
what did he mean by this?
Anyone ever read this book? Does Kek have a sacred nectar he secretes from his skin with magic, psychedelic healing powers?
I read Purity and it sucked.
Have you ever gotten a book custom printed?
The services I've found so far (at least in my country, might have to order internationally) are aimed at authors looking to get their shit printed.
All I want is a custom version of a public domain book that will fit in my shirt pocket.
Has anyone made any positive experiences with any service?
Also might consider getting some others if it works out well.
>your /lit/ related ambition
to live a life of bohemian leisure as a comfy bottom feeder of society while reading good books