Does anyone read nature writing anymore? I feel like I never hear anything about it. I really don't know that much about it except for a few people like Audubon and Matthiessen and Muir
I guess the point of the thread is to ask if there are any nature writers you really enjoy
Society has become massively more urbanised over the past century, so we've lost that connection to nature which is important in nature writing (e.g. nature poetry, which used to be a huge genre of verse).
Try to write something like Tintern Abbey nowadays and it just comes off as archaic.
How do I get into the habit of reading?
Yesterday this girl in my lit class said that she liked the way i read poetry b/c i read it without stopping at the end of the line.
>"To be or not to be, that is the question"
>Long, long pause
Why do people read any poetry by stopping at every line without punctuation? Plebs
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Did he fuck it?
Now that the dust has settled, is there such a thing as good American literature?
Was Hemmingway the best example? Or should we look to Twain/etc? Even if they can't compare to the European Übermensch, it's cute that they tried and are trying.
Here are the top 25 American writers as determined by the amount of scholarship on each. In brackets is the rise or fall of each writer when compared to his or her ranking since 1947.
( 1.) Henry James (3,188 items) [+1]
( 2.) William Faulkner (2,955) [-1]
( 3.) T. S. Eliot (2,659) [+1]
( 4.) Herman Melville (2,579) [-1]
( 5.) Vladimir Nabokov (2,290) [+5]
( 6.) Ernest Hemingway (2,220) [-0-]
( 7.) Edgar Allan Poe (1,958) [-2]
( 8.) Toni Morrison (1,950) [+9]
( 9.) Nathaniel Hawthorne (1,751) [-4]
(10.) Walt Whitman (1,647) [-2]
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How many books read thus far?
15 for me
Fucking 10, kill me senpai. I've been on a stall for past 1.5 months because of my thesis, gladly it will be over in a week.
Best translation for Anna Karenina?
I read the Garnett version a few years ago and found nothing wrong with it, but i'm wondering if there's something better.
hey boys it's mira AMA
Apart from obvious cash-ins from big movie studios, what do you guys think about adaptations? Do they ruin the original material? Add an extra layer of meaning? Do you regard them separately? Any book you would like to see a director try translating to the big screen?
They're their own thing, to be judged with different criteria and categories. They could be good, they could be bad - their relationship with the source material is, I feel, incidental and not that relevant to the final assessment of a film's value.
As for what I'd like to see on the big screen, my picks are:
>Neuromancer (done by a competent director, not that fucker who made Cube for fuck's sake)
>Blood Meridian (I believe it's possible, but only, maybe, as an avant-gard-ish...
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i never understood the argument that a film can ruin a book. how so? look at your bookshelf. the book's still there, mate. the only thing that can ruin a book is censorship.
i also believe any narrative can be successfully adapted to any other form or medium of storytelling.
Anyone have the image with books on how to write books?
It's a chart like this but with recommended books on how to write.
ITT: fuked up books
Haha, ya posted the most fucked up one of all, my friend. The poop scenes had me laffing off my ass in my chair. Hilarious. And weed too. You think when harold bloom read "weed" he was like "I dont partake, but damn it's funny." Bloom's actually pretty cool for liking such a rad book. Wonder if he's ever smoked. Pynchon is the man.
Anyone know of a single torrent with uni-level textbooks in as many fields as possible?
bro ur pic remind man of this shit i saw on youtube it was titled something about life hacks and it was just a loop of that mongo jerry song where it's like "have a drink, have a drive" over and over....i never noticed that song was advocated DUI, now these days songs advocate an array of felonies from cocaine trafficking to homocide so i guess a little drunk driving in the summer time seems quaint, but still i was like lolllllll i wish i could find it again it's hypnotic the dude is just like "have a drink ... have a drive ... have a drink ... have a drive..."
I'm well within the stiff robotic downswing of nihilism that so many other plebs like myself go through. What book of ideology do I turn to so that I might change?
Do I just flick through various ideas until I find one I want to place above myself?
How about you consider the fact that there is no God and no purpose to life, yet you're here on the planet with the ability to make conscious decisions and do whatever you want because you create your meaning?
>"I was so fucked up while I was writing it . . . that now I go back over some of those sequences and I can't figure out what I could have meant."
What did he mean by this?
He wrote some things in such a bad place of mind that now that he is in a better place of mind, he simply cannot understand where he was coming from nor what he meant by any of the things he wrote.