What would you say is Stephen King's all time greatest book?
Do you read a book a day?
What are /lit/'s thoughts and experiences on poetry slams?
How's your world coming along?
Have you written any stories which take place in it?
I like the world I'm creating, I'm working on the various cultures and technological developments but I cannot for the life of me think of a story.
It's so weird, having a world full of people but nobody is really doing anything
What about you, anon?
hahaha you got me there.
idk man I'm a stickler for verisimilitude.
I have the basis for a story, but I feel like each step forward the plot takes, the world-building has to take 10 steps to cover it. Characters can only move within a world, so im spending more time constructing shit than developing plot
Alright /lit/ let's have a classic fun thread, post the absolutely terrible book covers.
Dude I saw this in my high school library and almost didn't read it.
Found this cover though, it really emulates the emotions I gain from the book.
Now I have this hardcover copy with a thing to slide it in and rad cover art, I think it's signed too.
Uncle gave it to me, the man is a based reader.
Come on, let them loose.
My scarf rojo is wrapped around my neck
like the noose that ties me to the gibbet-lintel
of propriety. I rip it off
and it flutters in the wind with the sound of the wings of a bird negro
that is batting with all his strength
and is letting the wind underwing
that he would fly, fly, fly away.
I hold the scarf high above my head
with one hand as the other grips the bicycle handle
and it catches the wind roaring into its battlefield
that is encircled by clouds
and it does a war dance that it hails its passing.
I loosen my grip, or maybe the...
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L'averse couleur de lézard,
Fille enfin nue t'a mêlée
A l'été; pur.
Tu es le soleil gonflant l'étoile
De ses rayons,
Beauté flottante dans ses voiles
Voici comme une épée qui saigne
L'astre de chair,
Quand d'aube luisante et de braise
Brille la mer...
I am required to read The Book Thief for English class.
Is it worth reading or should I just use noting websites and find relevant quotes for my essay?
>mfw Infinite Jest is just this movie
I am very new to this board, never been on it before, Ive read all high school level essentials, jekyll and hyde, old man and the sea, lotf, etc, I found a few essential charts online and was wondering where I could start, Already read the sticky and it was too much, far too many books to choose from, is this chart a meme? Or do you guys suggest reading these?
You obviously didn't
readthe sticky very closely or you'd've found the starter kit enclosed to the left.
are platitudes literature?
I just finished a collection of Pound's poetry, and I have come to the realization that there will not be a poet of the same magnitude since our academic institutions have completely derailed. To save art, we need to change University standards.
If you disagree with me, please explain why I am wrong. I would like to feel differently, since this realization makes me feel uneasy.
but someone as great as Pound had a great education. it's very relevant, since the thread is about him and poets alike.
If you are right, who is a modern poet with no formal education that's of a similar caliber?
I'm saying, I want to sustain his spirit and lineage of poetry, but it's not possible if nobody cares or standards continue to be low.
I dare /lit to read this all the time. but they think they are to stupid or something.
What am I in for?
How the fuck did anyone read this in the 40s without a guide? i'm being serious..
Do audiobooks have less merit than paper or digital books that you have to read?
If a person only "reads" audiobooks can they really be considered a real fan of literature?