YA gets a lot of hate, but what about it do you like? Read any recently? What's your favorite?
>inb4 John Green
Mexican kids growing up in the 80's. Sort of like John Hughes movie when they were fresh. there is a magical realism element but it's used as a vehicle for the characters' story.
You can compare this to Diaz's Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, but it's actually good. there are plenty of references to pop culture of the time, but it's used well unlike the former.
Recommend me some books about devilish lads into mischief.
Have a moment of inspiration? Better write it down fast lest it slip away!
You're always in the presence of parchment or keyboard, aren't you anon?
Me on the middle
Answering your question, yes, I do carry a notebook and a trustworthy pen with me at all times.
What's your favorite postmodern novel? Are there very many good non-american ones?
I have a weird fondness for Vineland. The Beetle Leg is also very good. Gravity's Rainbow is a little bit falsely hailed as a sort of be-all and end-all masterpiece of PoMo lit. It's incredible, but still so.
Brits don't seem to take to it for some reason. They prefer much more well-crafted work than we do at the behest of any kind of more experimental aesthetic quality. I understand that Borges is a postmodernist, but I only ever read original lit in English so I wouldn't know. Others probably will.
This thread again
how difficult is it to read proust in french?
What is that Jap book where the main character is basically the embodiment of /r9k/? There were a lot of threads about it for ahwile
I'm writing a book where I talk about my political and social point of view, and how could I improve my country thanks to this. What should I consider? Tips?
>is it fiction or non-fiction?
Somehow retarded, I guess. 90% of my ideas are gladly accepted, but the other 10% seems pretty much "politically incorrect", or would stir too much shit.
I mean basically what you're saying is that 90% of the book is common opinion among people and 10% of your book will get your ostracized for your backwards beliefs.
To top it off it's non-fiction (and I'm guessing it's not a non-fiction novel but some sort of general self-help/philosophy type manual) so it's not like your gonna capture the casual reader.
My advice is either shape your ideas into allegories for a fiction novel or hang it up.
What are some good leftist books, fiction or nonfiction, that will make me react like this?
Has reading made you feel isolated or brought you closer to other people?
Just looking for some links / recs to browse on my phone when I'm out and about without a book at hand. Thought it would be good for other users to get free access to shorts too.
Read Nabokov's "Symbols and Signs" which can be found here:
Also got Thomas' "A Child's Christmas In Wales" here:
Can anyone else contribute?
Depending on who you'd ask. I'd start with Good People first. Work through some of his essays and short stories. You'll get a feeling for his writing style and the paths he goes down (intellectually)
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
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What is the essential knightly literature? I read the Book of Chivalry by de Charny. I know it should also include the Bible (especially Maccabees and historical books of the OT), chansons de geste, the Matter of Britain, possibly some classical epics too. Anything I'm missing?
Does any contemporary stuff capture the chivalrous ethos properly? Most reactionary/traditional writings I've read seem to not really get what the ancient Christian warrior aristocracy was about.
you don't need it to be shiny and new but you do need it to be sharp. when you stab your sword into the ground you really have no idea what you're thrusting your blade into, and there's a good chance you will not only dull the point (the most important part to keep sharp) but possibly chip the blade as well.
also, if you are walking around in a suit of mail you probably expect more resistance than "peasants with rocks and sticks".
the point is that it's needless abuse of...
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what is the closest/most similar book to stoner? i want to read more books with a similar theme
> inb4 someone posts the /lit/ exitcore chart. just because all the books there are sad does not necessarily mean it's similar
>inb4 someone posts the /lit/ exitcore chart. just because all the books there are sad does not necessarily mean it's similar
Then, why don't you be more specific about what "theme" you want? You're the one soliciting for recommendations, so you would do good to better describe what you're looking for.
Who is the superior French novelist: Flaubert or Proust?
Should any other French novelists be included at their level?
Have any of you had success with freelancing for creative writing? Should I bother trying to look for such work?
>freelance creative writing
There's plenty of work if you're willing to do blogs for lawyers, real estate sites, and stupid listicles, but freelance CW doesn't exist.
You can try porn or contests, but it's a slog to make a living in those arenas.