>graduated on May the 20th
>been working menial jobs since while living at home
>remember sitting at home watching the French Open final when Wawrinka beat Djokovic
>graduated on May 20th, 2015
Welp, I'm officially a loser.
The whole "college is for the enrichment of the soul and intellect" meme sure hits hard when you have to stare at the void that is life and your first student loan bill.
t. b.a. history with honors, 2005
Hi /lit/ I'm looking for a book that has similair atmosphere to the movie wickerman or antichrist, could you help me out?
Hello /lit/. I am looking for books with the following qualities. I'd be chuffed if you'd oblige me with some suggestions.
- Focused on action; feelings and emotions rather than thought and reason; the present moment rather than contemplations of future or past
- Eloquent and stylistically sophisticated, but raw and emotional
- Experimental, audacious, unconventional
The more it fits with these descriptions, the better.
Thanks in advance! :)
Which authors hit "rock bottom" /lit/, particularly before they had anything published?
I can think of:
>wife divorced him, then was unemployed and in and out of mental institutions
>poor and then institutionalized
Hey /lit/ I wanna start getting into Japanese lit what are the best books to get into it.
Yukio Mishima. Seems like an interesting guy but I haven't started reading his books yet.
I need novels that are like Tomb Raider games before Pratchett's spawn got ahold of them
Explorations and acrobatics and puzzles and fun fun fun
>he thinks flashy jumps and tomb exploring would translate well into book form
bump for interest though
When will Philippines make great literature?
just finished her diary after putting it off for so many years. it was bleak, but also very hopeful. more like this?
>inb4 The Road (not bad, i already read it tho)
thoughts on Diary of a Young Girl, too?
Why are there no Tolstoy threads?? Do you think he was a very introverted person or extroverted ?
i think he was introverted unless impassioned by a feverish desire to express an opinion, otherwise, he was probably a very unpleasant man. what is it that you search for in the artist that you can't find in his work anyway, anon? the man will never be anything but the vessel from which his art pours. you will only be disappointed by his apparent emptiness.
Wtf am I reading?... It's just me or this book is boring as hell?
Post 'em now /lit/
Have any of you guys read pic related? How is it, and is it worth the time spent? How difficult is it to read, compared to, say, the memes? I've heard great things about it, but I wondered what you semen demons had to say about it.
i picked it up a few months back, i read a few pages, then i leafed through it, noting that every
is lines and lines and lines and lines of dialogue. it looks fairly prolix and dense, probably a novel of ideas. I'm sure it's brilliant and all, I'll eventually get around to it, but It doesn't look like a book where anything actually happens. a vaguely hidden philosophy novel. but what do i know? nothing. don't ask me. i don't know anything.
Be A Fucking Weirdo.
Don’t hide your passions. They’re the key to doing awesome shit.
Weirdness is good. It sets us apart and allows us to be wholly different from the rest of the world, while still being innately the same. Humans tend to forget that what makes us weird are the things we are passionate about, and the levels that passion can reach.
We forget that those passions are allowed and are awesome whatever they are, whether it’s a passion for reading novels, playing chess or writing rock operas.
People learn to do things by imitation. We always have...
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But the problem with this is that we learn who to be, too. And we learn not to be ourselves. We look at the successful people, the ones who played by the rules and we start to cut out the parts of our lives that don’t match.
And then we think surely we can’t still listen to punk rock or write open source software if we want to become star employees and make money. Or, if we really want to make it in a creative field, we have to fit what we’re doing into the mainstream.
We can’t be anything except the image of an employee or an entrepreneur or a creative that people...
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Well there's no reason to be weird just for the purpose of being weird. That's borderline hipster fetishism. A better message would be "if you're weird, and you've gotten to that point as a natural consequence, go ahead and stay that way" rather than just "hey be weird k?"
When you were a kid, it wasn't like that. When you were a kid, you let your freak flag fly.
My son is turning two tomorrow how and in what way to approach his future with Literature in general
Am I a pleb if I don't read Canterbury tales in the original Middle English? I started off with Coghill's translation, but I soon some weird anachronisms in the language, but the original is a tough nut to crack. What a dilemma I'm in fellas.
It's not really that hard, you just need to get used to it. Get the Riverside edition; the textual notes explain all the things that won't be immediately appreciable to a contemporary reader. It helps a lot to read it out loud to yourself. But reading a modern translation is just retarded. Rather spend the hours acclimatising yourself and you'll enjoy it much more. It will also let you read other Middle English literature for which there aren't so often translations into modern English.
Yeah. If you can already ready English with ease, this is one occasion where the
meme should be taken without a grain of irony. Just be sure to get an annotated version and look into the pronunciation.