How necessary is it to memorize all of the divine characters and how they relate to one another in their family, among all other details?
Remembering this mythological family tree and what every god does is such a pain in the ass. Especially when the gods, their names, representations/meanings, family members, and Latin counterparts get conflated and muddled over history as much as they do.
Can I get away with just reading Mythology without trying too hard and referring back to it when I get to Homer and Plato?
>Can I get away with just reading Mythology without trying too hard and referring back to it when I get to Homer and Plato?
holy shit dont take it so seriously, youre just attempting to build a DYNAMIC understanding of the greek mythos. its important to remember that any religion or culture is not going to be static, its not going to relate in definite ways, and so memorization is counterintuitive to understanding the Greeks as an actual culture rather than as simple facts.
i wonder if guaranteed replies girl gets the irony in being a 'feminist' whose whole image is based off the male fantasy of a dependent and submissive 'alt girl' who will cling to anyone who gives her the time of day
>last book you read
>next book on list
>Iliad of Homer, Lattimore
>Odyssey of Homer, Lattimore
>Things: A Story of the 60s/A Man Asleep - Perec
>The Plague - Camus
>Still deciding between Lolita and Pale Fire. Want to try out Nabokov, usually you start with an author's most popular/accessible work but Pale Fire seems much more interesting.
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I think the books are pretty well done, even though I hear you guys hate them, they have plenty of epic moments.
However, the show on the other hand, while fun to watch feels so flat and lack of detail when compared to the books. My question is, can movies, TV shows, and video games even compare to /lit/ when it comes to story telling?
Basically books>>>>>Movies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Video games in terms of story telling.
>These are the books that film and TV always adapt.
Thats implying being adapted is somekind of elevation. People make that same mistake with videogames and its ridiculous.
Every medium has their own strengths and qualities, not everything needs to be shoveled into some 90 minute movie or tv show.
So long as you know your medium and how to best utilize it, you can do whatever the fuck you want.
>What is the most beautiful love poem you know?
What is the most beautiful love single verse you know?
Audrey is the most beautiful woman in the world and I would die for her
ITT: You say a theme/subject and anon recommends you books relationed with it.
I'm looking for:
>historical fiction of non-western civilizations
>novels that are almost devoid of plot
>non-fiction about everyday life
I want to get into sci-fi. Is Iain M. Banks a good start?
I'm halfway through the Consider Phlebas and I'm kind of liking it. Is the rest of the series any good? Are there any similar books/series?
If someone mentions Star Wars or Star Trek I'm gonna slap someone, be warned!
Yeah I've read a few other books in that series and enjoyed them just as much. Not Excession though, I never finished that one. I was going through a rough time when I read it so maybe it deserves another shot. I think Banks said that he was inspired by the Hainish novels by Le Guin
Banks is a good popular introduction to sf. He's all about politically driven space opera, which are broad and relative areas for an audience not interested in harder sf's contemplation of ideas. The Player of Games is considered the best general introduction of his corpus, since it covers many of the themes that will reoccur in the series, as well as having efficient plot progression. Consider Phlebas is also a good place to start, and even though it's meandering and digressive (which I suppose fits the outcast protag), it happens to be relatively fast-paced...
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There are trippy/psychedelic novels, poetry, and non-fiction, but is there such thing as a psychedelic play?
I'm very into theatre and psychedelia, but I've never found a cross section of both.
Oh man I'm really having a hard time with this one, how do I read this ?
More of these.
Opinions on Cormac McCarthy?
I've only read No Country for Old Men. Found it tough going to be honest, great story but the writing was a bit quirky. Sentences could last for a whole page with "and" being every 5th or 6th word.
What are some good books about libertarian philosophy and individualism?
>ur gf sends this text
what do u do, /lit/?
I'm looking for fiction with the following themes:
Societal homogeneity over heterogeneity
Nature conservation/worship (Blood and Soil)
Any recommendations don't have to have all characteristics and feel free to recommend works that have characteristics I didn't mention but are similar to those I mentioned.
That's it. Post your poetry, and we'll comment.
Can we discuss this masterpiece? Also highly recommend Butcher's Crossing, might even be better than Stoner imo