What are your thoughts on The Witcher books other than >genre fiction?
>“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.
>"William," she said.
>"I am," he said. He was staring at her, and she could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
For once, the memes were right. Is this not one of the greatest novels about love of all time? Thank you, /lit/, well done. *slow claps*
Will it work on any of the pseuds here? Stay tuned to find out
Why haven't my fellow countrymen written anything worthwhile?
>bush poetry is just awful
>only Australian kiddies know who Blinky Bill is and that's because of the cartoon, not the book
>Colleen McCullough is our one claim to international fame and that was over thirty years ago
Is it time to emigrate, /lit/?
>>Colleen McCullough is our one claim to international fame
Robert Hughes is better known.
But you're right overall.
Great Australian writers like Patrick White and Simon Leys weren't born here.
>Why haven't my fellow countrymen written anything worthwhile?
We are an extremely young country with a small population which lacked the urbanisation and social institutions that produce great authors. By the time we started developing in these areas globasliation started to hit.
Whilst we might not have great literature we have still hit far above our weight in areas of science, sport and economic endeavors.
Uh-uh-uh! You know the rules, Ausanon - they are fully Strayan until the publicly disgrace themselves. Then they're Kiwi again.
Who's read this amazing work of literature. One of the greatest fantasy books ever written.
Required reading before this guy?
Why is it that most popular books are all on the 10th grade reading list?
Is /lit/ the most underage board on 4chan?
What do you call a phrase that's like an anachronism as in, 'turn off the lights' even though lights don't have knobs anymore they have switches. Like people still call videoing things 'taping' even though most handheld cameras are digital
no wonder you're in therapy
Does Burroughs have any good books? I was told I should read the cut-up trilogy
I started reading The ticket that exploded before I found out it was part of trilogy. Im about half way through it's pretty good, that is, if subtext about addiction and being a fag is your thing.
Burroughs is a *fantastic* writer, but nobody knows this because people only ever read Naked Lunch and Junky, which are largely formalist gimmicks imo. Read the Red Night trilogy and The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, OP
Why are so many authors such terrible human beings? Hemingway, Dostoevsky, Faulkner, Joyce etc. Who are some genuinely good people that have written great works of literature?
>inb4 any saints
You'd be surprised how many terrible people who aren't authors. It's just as, authors are any group of people, they'll have their share of the statistic. And mistakes made along the way contribute more to the dramatic capability of one. Combination of things really.
Where were you when it was objectively CONFIRMED that Borges is the Dark Souls of short stories?
(pay attention and you'll see a screencap of a /lit/ post claiming that metal gear solid 2 = pynchon. )
Reccomend some philosophy to me, please. I've read Thus Spake Zarathustra and some of Plato's Republic. Still kind of a beginner when it comes to philosophy, I guess, but I wouldn't shy away from more dense/challenging stuff.
I'm also open to hybrid stuff. I read and enjoyed Steven Erikson. Loved how literary the Malaz books were, and appreciated the philosophy woven in to the story, though I know /lit/ doesn't exactly appreciate normie books.
Also, if anyone knows anywhere I can access this stuff online would be great. I know MIT has...
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Where do i start with Mexican Literature?
Which translation of the Bible should I read?
Depends on your reason for reading it. As English poetry, read the KJV. For modern English, read NIV. For a more accurate feel for OT culture, read anything that translates the Tetragrammaton as YHWH, Jehovah, or Yahweh instead of LORD
When you read, treat it as ancient mythological literature.
Which edition of The Count Of Monte Cristo should I read?
I'm planning to buy the Penguin Classics edition.
Penguin Classics should be good. They seem to hold up better than Oxford, particularly their bigger books. I've read my penguin Quixote 3 times and it still is in terrific condition. I've read my Oxford Huck Finn 3 times and it's warped as hell.
Describe the plot of your favorite book in 3 sentences.
I can't go first because I don't read books (not yet anyway).