What are some good lit based films?
Inherent Vice is as good an approximation of a rich prose-sylist novel that we're gonna get.
Novels that are able to work as stories through translating their concrete imagery from language to film work better, something like Mouchette or One Flew. Even the best directors have trouble making films from novels beloved for their stylish prose, especially modern ones: see Kubrick's adaptation of Lolita.
How do you cope with knowing that your only literary contribution to the world is posting on /lit/?
Eh no I write and share my works with those around me and my community circles, I may not ever get published but I have sincerely touched people with my works and that means something to me.
Let's talk submissions, acceptance letters, rejection letters, etc.
Have submitted a few pieces of flash fiction, a few short stories. I started with no pay stuff, but then decided pay markets.
Did you receive form rejection letters, personally written rejections? What did your acceptance letters look like?
Mostly interested in short story submissions, but also curious for you novel writers who submitted to publishers or agents.
So far I've got two rejection form letters from Clarkesworld. The last one literally took less than 12 hours to get back.
I have an english sonnet submitted to Phobos magazine right now, no response yet, also a horror story I submitted to Apex Magazine.
Still a couple of flash fiction pieces out in the void to no pay markets that are going on 4 months.
Here's an example of a form rejection letter from clarkesworld.
Thank you for the opportunity to read "Cockroach Vapor" Unfortunately, your story isn't quite what we're looking for right now.
In the past, we've provided detailed feedback on our rejections, but I'm afraid that due to time considerations, we're no longer able to offer that service. I appreciate your interest in Clarkesworld Magazine and hope that you'll keep us in mind in the future.
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What was her fucking problem?
I feel Animorphs is really under memed. Did you feel really said when they fucked up David? I did, also it never explains if R kills him or not, plus whenever they mentioned him in any other book my heart always dropped out my chest.
Whats the most you have even spent on a book? Or the most expensive book you have ever received as a gift?
I clock in at 90 dollars or so. A friend managed to track down an out of print collection of short stories called 'The Azathoth Cycle' and gave it to me as a Christmas present
She was the best.
What about you, /lit/?
if you count college textbooks then like 400 bucks once
if you only mean literature, then I think I capped out at 40. I got that pretty Frank Miller cover of Gravity's Rainbow.
>tfw when I take full advantage of my university library
New Rule: you're not allowed to say something is "kafkaesque" if you've never read anything written by Kafka.
Opinions on this?
Recommend me some Chilean Literature.
Roberto Bolaño, Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral son los primeros escritores que se me ocurren
Recomiendo especialmente a Bolaño.
Es uno de mis escritores favoritos.
Empieza con Los Detectives Salvajes, o con cualquiera de sus libros de relatos, son maravillosos.
Did Internet bring anything good to quality of books? Is the all pervading connectedness good for writers?
>The only thing that really counts in a man is his get-up-and-go. If he's got get-up-and-go he's a real man, and those are the kind of men we need here on Uta-jima. Family and money are all secondary.
w-what did he mean by this
I didn't really like "Sound of Waves".
A bit too pat/saccharine/cutesy. Of all the full-length stuff I've read by him, it felt the least like Kimitake-kun.
>tfw no weeb gf
Can I get in legal trouble if I submitted a story to a competition and won first prize but under a false name and identity?
They are asking for a photograph and short bio and I'm panicking a lot, but I could use the money also.
Looking for recommendations for a Murakami fan.
With few exceptions I've found myself reading only Murakami novels for the past couple years (I'm an incredibly slow reader). Now that I'm reaching the bottom of the barrel, I'm looking for other magical realism novels that can help fill the void.
I fear that I'll never find another author that moves me quite like Murakami.
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>tfw you long for death's sweet embrace but your disgusting animal body isn't ready yet
Are there any books /lit/ can recommend on this topic?
Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable
I stopped really liking Nirvana after middle school but I maintained that Cobain had patrician tastes and it was my gateway into slightly more substantial pop music, Cobain apparently read the books or so I read in some footnote of an article and the details of his death have some interesting parallels with those in said books. Molloy's wandering through the forest, Cobain's perpetual kidney problems, etc.
Is it okay to just read Ecclesiastes and not the rest of the bible? I am of course talking about a secular reading of it as a piece of literature.
Well Ecclesiastes is good for secular reading, but Romans is just as good.
Romans 5:1-5 basically talks about how suffering leads to endurance, character, hope and hope does not disappoint us. How we rejoice therefore in our sufferings. It can get pretty philosophical.
You don't need to read most of the OT. NT is pretty important though.