What does /lit/ think of this and Céline in general ?
I loved Journey.
Currently plowing through Death. Had to put it down after 300 pages straight. It's compelling to read further, but the amount of shit (both literal and the fucked up stuff that keeps happening to him and to which he sets himself up) is just too much to take at times.
Damn that looks way better than mine
Most of what Americans consider literary canon is overwrought pseudo-religious dogma, also it doesn't make money/earn respect/mass publicity anymore.
"On August 15, 2011, The New York Observer reported that Lin had sold his third novel, then titled Taipei, Taiwan, to Vintage. Lin's agent, Bill Clegg, brokered the deal with editor Tim O'Connell based on "a 5000-word excerpt and a ~3-page outline", for "$50,000 with a $10,000 bonus if it earns out its advance."
>"What Orwell failed to predict was that we'd buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching."
How many books do you read at the same time?
I'm cycling through 7 fiction, 2 short story collections and 2 non fiction books right now.
too many at the same time
The Light Fantastic (not really shlock but you get the idea)
Elric:stealer of souls
Masters of Doom
Storm of steel
Heart of Darkness
Claudius the God and his wife Messalina
What is the ultimate poolside companion to demonstrate ones patricianhood to the sunward facing normies
>tfw reading Macтep и Mapгapитa in english
>its absolutely fucking terrible
Why are americunts still trying to read russian classics in english?
your pic related is a great translation. most people get pissed off about the patronyms and othe russian features being retained. you're probably a monolingual p&v reader of "the russians"
I've never read a book.
Which book do I start with? I want to read the first one so I am not lost
I find it hard to read books in english because english is not my first language so every book i try to read i lose track because of the mysterious weird words
What books can i start read that has a simpler language and have a decent story too?
my first english book was Tom Clancy's Teeth of the Tiger. i picked it up in sainsbury's, when i was road-tripping through england , they were selling used books for charity. it was 50 penny each so i was like "why the fuck not, ive never read anything in english, so i might as well start". suprisingly, i had almost no trouble reading that book at all
look for the penguin, it means the bok is written in easy english
i tried to read a clockwork orange and the first page has many old word references that i can keep up
every 3 lines i google for a word
thanks anyway i will read Tom Clancy's Teeth of the Tiger
Does anybody here have an iceberg for /lit/? I saw it about two weeks ago here
I want to read high brow great works of literature but I'm too stupid to understand what I'm reading. I feel like I'm missing out on so much all because I was born a dumb ass.
can we get an adult comics suggestions thread?
went to /co/, but its capeshit central, so i think /lit/ would be better for it.
>inb4 graphic novels
uh, i read one called 'Fun Home' that was pretty cool.
Basically, it was a nonfiction graphic novel about the narrator's late father who was a very strange dude that slept with younger men (underaged but not prepubescent).
I mean, it was a bit SJW because the writer is a lesbian and feminist icon. BUT it was very intelligently written, dwelling very little on the author's own sexuality and focusing instead on her father's repressed homosexuality and relationships with young boys....
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Sounds fucking awful.
Anyway I liked Maus because it had jew jokes, it's the thing I remember the most.
Ghost in the Shell had a superior adaptation.
Watchmen was okay.
Transmetropolitan was garbage.
not fun at all. sounds shitty.
there was this book, that was a literal object book, a box, that contained about 17 different pieces, some were small books, some were pamphlets. all added to the story. it was meant to be like a city building?
How many of you have actually read War & Peace? What was your favorite scene and why was it Prince Andrei's death? Such a beautifully written moment.
When Tolstoy calls his passing "the mystery of death being accomplished" I had to set the book down for a few minutes and just let the feelings wash over me.
There are so many other tremendous moments, though.
>The wolf hunt
>The Battle of Borodino
>Napoleon at Austerlitz
>The evacuation of Moscow
Been a few years since I read it. I'm probably due for a reread.
My three favorites have been mentioned.
The death of Andrei, the wolf hunt and the sleighride (followed by sneaking out of the party).
I read that last part under the christmas tree while i was home for the holidays. My heart still melts when i think about it.
Other favorites where
>Andrei looking at the men bathing in the pool like carps
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How do y'all get ideas for writing? I wanna write a short story, and I get all the stuff about improving my writing (practise, etc), but I can't think of anything to write about.
paralysis by analysis.
Tbh best bet is to just write nonsense. Eventually the world will start showing up as material. you'll get sparks all day-- hitting the cafe, driving, etc. + reading other fiction.
It is a small hurdle, takes a couple months. After this you'll have the opposite problem where you're paralyzed by too many ideas.
Get off internet/phone also
Watching this faggot get owned by Peter Hitchens was pretty satisfying.
Is anyone else pissed off by 99% of all literature?
>messages so simple a drunk baboon can understand them
>elementary school tier humor
>tfw adults "enjoy" all this
How do you deal with it?
how do I combine writing (literature) with programming and drawing waifus?