Has there ever been a case of an author that has gained popularity by solely writing cliche genre fiction for all of his career, suddenly completely changing the way he writes and publishing an unconventional book that actually has some depth and literary value? And then the fans end up rejecting it and hating the author for it because it wasn't the book they were expecting from him?
This board is lit.
I don't think I'm getting it, but what does New Sincerity fights for? Is it just to be genuine and sincere?
Has anyone here used the website http://www.literature-map.com/ ? You just type an author into it, and it tells you what other authors that people who like the author also enjoy. Try it out.
Results for Thomas Pynchon. Pretty much what you'd expect.
What are some books dealing with overwhelming paranoia? It could be comical, like Pynchon, or just a horror novel, but any work in regards to that would work.
does lit approve of my next purchases?
I've only read Crash. The other books are supposed to be pretty edgy. I was thinking about picking up the Marbled Swarm after someone recommended it here but it might be too edgy even for me.
is there any reading similar to this? I'm going mad trying to find something. Has anyone got a recommendation or place to proceed from here? I've read it 3 times now and I still keep going back to it
>the text is 1/3 of the page
>the footnotes are 2/3 the page
Would you recommend to read "Portrait of an artist as young men" before reading "Ulysses"?
Is there anything special I need to know beforehand?
Yes, read Portrait first. Hell, read Dubliners before that.
James Joyce grew by leaps and bounds, so tackling him chronologically is an amazing journey, especially if you take in his play and poems
Pic related: I'm really into reading things that are "arcane and or eldrich" the kind of stuff i'm either not supposed to be reading or things that only very little people know about. H.P Lovecraft,Secret Files, truth about the world and people that isn't common knowlege, all right up my alley. I say free/public domain becuase i want it read it from online, buying it would break the immersion for me (yes, i am aware of how dumb that sounds)
Disclaimer: i don't have any problems with religon related suggestion's just please nothing satanic,...
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Are there any writers who actually had skin in the game?
Does anyone use KJV non-ironically in this day and age?
Recommend me 5 novels that will make my prose and vocabulary stronger.
Particularly for essay writing.
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
The Book of the New Sun
Note that these aren't strictly my favourite book, just a few I think will help you build a vast vocabulary.
Be more specifice mate
Will there ever be another Joyce?
another schizophrenic that tricks people into paying close attention to his gibberish?
What is a good novel with the main character having social anxiety disorder (or anything close to it).