I read "Animal Farm", hence I am more politically literate than 99.9% of the world's population.
Hello pals. I come from a country in central Africa. One of our local publishing houses have given me their word to publish a novella-length genre fiction story of my choosing. This seems like a golden opportunity to introduce my fellow countrymen to some great works of imaginative literature. So my question is this: what is the single best novella length fantasy/sci-fi/horror story that English language has to offer? I want something that is guaranteed to win over people who have never been exposed to modern fantastic literature. There must at least be one work that is guaranteed to do this.
What's his best and why?
I've read The Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice, not sure where to go next
Against the Day
Because it's so much Pynchon that you're actually on the verge of asking the question if he is writing a parody on himself.
Apart from that the period in which the novel takes place is great for a mixture of science fiction and adventure with a good dash of the literary.
Who's gonna splash the cash then?
Is this quality YA?
What books will have this effect on me?
Why is the English curriculum so awful in American public schools?
>half the books assigned are pleb Y/A novels
>even when something good is assigned, it's taught like shit
>most of the projects are "Draw a scene from a book" or some muh feels bullshit about your favorite memories
>all the teachers are obnoxious, overly-emotional women
It turns out the educational process is almost an impossible science and anything but perfect. The only solution I can think of would be to allocate more class time for English.
Our homework/busywork system is also pretty wretched, and eats up SO much time.
>English teacher tells us we have a big end of the year project and it's worth a lot of points
>assignment: make a fucking scrapbook
How does one go about reading this book?
start with the greeks my diary desu meme meme meme MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME
what are some good /lit/ tier websites? as much as we all love this place and 4chan in general, there's a big internet out there. seems like a waste to limit all the time we spend on it to a single web community.
so where else to you go for a /lit/ related web experience? preferably sites explicitly focused on literature or philosophy, but anything you find intellectually or aesthetically stimulating will do.
Tips on conquering this behemoth, lit?
>Genre fiction, also known as popular fiction, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre
What are character driven stories called?
ITT: books that made you autistic
all of them, all books are for and by autistic people
literature is essentially a bunch of nerds rambling to each across the centuries while normal people actually lead productive lives and have sex
Where to start with Alexandre Dumas? Count of Monte Cristo?
Bloom's myopic white-privilege lens has no bearing on the quality, reception and appreciation of Dumas' works.
Bloom is not the final authority on literature. Freud is out-dated and wrong.
Why do so many books seem self indulgent, even ones I like? I think the fortress of solitude was a vehicle for the author to peddle his childhood memoirs rather than an attempt to write a novel. It's a particularly annoying book due to this reason.
Are there any novels that combine fiction with either non fictional discussions, almost easy style? It seems like any straight up novel has to either be an enjoyable page turner with literally zero patrician cred or philosophical ruminations about the unknowable nothingness of blabla.
Why do so many books seem anthro-centric, even ones I like? I think the fortress of solitude was a vehicle for the author to peddle his experience of being human rather than an attempt to write a novel. It's a particularly annoying book due to this reason.
I am French Canadian and I resent the way DFW has depicted us in his novel <<Infinite Jest>>. Do not read this bouquin.