Short story thread, post your short stories and get some advice from others
btw everything which you post on 4chan is lost, if you want to publish it as a part of a larger story or as a short story itself and they check its authenticity it will be found out that it was already posted on 4chan i.e. at best it already was self-published, at worst that it's not even yours
>book starts with a sentence fragment and ends with one related to the first one causing an infinite loop
>book features an uneducated pleb narrator that is still more intelligent than the reader
>he hasn't read finnegans wake three times in a year
I've been going through the Booker Prize winners and shortlists for interesting reads. Just finished pic related and have Han Kang's The Vegetarian, Patrick White's The Vivisector, and Keri Hulme's The Bone People in front of me. Any others of note I should grab, not necessarily from the Booker list, but of comparable prestige?
Inb4 prizes don't dictate quality. I don't need the reminder.
The God of Small Things by Arundutti Roy (I think that's her name).The English Patient by Michael Ondaatji also won the award I think. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee was pretty influential in him winning the Nobel Prize, but I think he also won the Booker for it.
What do you think about the Booker Prize being open to non-commonwealth entries? I hear a South Korean took the prize this year after her novel was translated.
I'm pretty sure that's Han Kang's book. I'm fine with it being outside the Commonwealth. It injects some much needed outside influence into the game. I've read both God of Small Things and English Patient, preferred Ondaatje really. Probably just because he reminded me a bit of Pynchon or Gibson. I've only read Waiting for the Barbarians by Coetzee, I'll have to check out his other work.
>be on car trip with family 2 years ago
>be on highway
>pass by busy exit
>at the time my nose was buried in I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
>get to the climax
>suddenly, my sister gasps
>apparently she had seen some motorcyclist's head broken open from an accident that had occurred just moments before
>mfw I was within...
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so what you're say is that you were reading "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and your sister saw a man who had no mouth and wanted to scream, while you yourself felt you had no mouth but you wanted to scream?
Harlan, we know it's you posting these threads. Give it up. Nobody gives a shit.
And when are you going to get off your fat yiddish pudooshka and release "The Final Dangerous Visions", you fucking dog-in-the-manger? you've been sitting on other people's work for, what, over forty YEARS now?
I wish I could read in a moving car without getting motion sickness. Why is it that I don't have any trouble reading in a moving airplane? And the few times I've ridden in a train, I didn't read but I feel that if I did I wouldn't have had any problems, what's with that?
I have seen this used in first rate writing, is it acceptable and how does it effect how the writer ends the sentence.
The dog was dead: its eyes were closed; its paws still; its nose dry:indicating it had stopped secreting the mucus which living dogs secrete constantly.
^ just off the top of my head so a bit nonsensical but grammatically OK?
What's his catchphrase again, /lit/?
>match qt on tinder
>"you talk so well and you use such nice words anon"
>"yea im actually a writer"
>"wow thats really cool"
>she unmatches me the next day
What went wrong /lit/?
So I just started reading some Dostoevsky and I finished White Nights, and it's got to be one of the most beta cuck tier stories I've ever read in my life. Surely his other works are much better, right?
Dosto's works often have contradicting world views so most of his important works are actually wildly different from each other.
But you're a meme incarnate edgelord who can't empathize with feelings of weakness, loneliness, whatever. Most of his protagonists are confused intellectuals who do things like beg for God's forgiveness from whores, so no I would not recommend any Dostoevsky to you.
Maybe go play the new Doom if you want to experience some alpha Chad feelings vicariously, in fact most of modern literature will probably turn you off.
Do you rank him above Shakespeare?
nah man he's shit with reviews to prove it.
Just pre ordered pic related.
It's Recordings of William S Burroughs reading his favourite parts of naked lunch over punk/psych instrumentals.
What's some other obscure literary paraphernalia that you own/are aware of?
Can someone please recommend good literature with a female protagonist who
1) is realistically & deeply complex
2) has a real character arc, either with some kind of heroic accomplishment or transformation, or genuine pathos
3) isn't primarily defined in terms of, or challenged by, gender roles / some aspect of womanhood (so, her gender is mostly or entirely inconsequential to her story)
I am having trouble thinking of stories that fit the bill
>realistically & deeply complex
is Prague the most /lit/ city?
oh my fucking god lit, a picture of dorian grey is so hard to read.
The good book says that he that lives by the sword shall perish by the sword, said the black.
The judge smiled.
What right man would have it any other way? he said.
The good book does indeed count war an evil, said Irving. Yet there’s many a bloody tale of war inside it.
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not...
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I'm looking for syntheses of Nietzsche and Marx. I'm not certain this exists, or that it is worth searching for. I expect insults to come my way.
Nonetheless, I have to ask, what is there that attempts to reconcile these two?
Is it even possible or worthwhile?