Why didn't you guys tell me how good Rumi was?
What're you reading, OP?
I've always avoided Rumi because fat old bags who led real happy lives love dropping him as another piece of their texture-lives, discarded on a bedside table while they fuck hundreds of men in the gold light of the 60's-today.
>He's probably considered pleb-tier around here though.
Most threads about him have been positive up until this point but now that you have insinuated that it might be pleb-tier to like him, /lit/ will have to pretend to hate him.
Hey, I'm a Ukrainian and as of late my solitude has gotten to the point where all I can think of is committing suicide. I wish I began learning English long before I was even in my teens, but in truth be it said I've been dabbling this shit only for 3 years now, I am 22, and as yet didn't succeed in the slightest. Still my expectations of being able to read Moby-Dick or Charls Dickens' works are pretty high. Unfortunately I don't have friends I could share my interests with. No one wants to talk to me once having found out how bad my English is in reality,...
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If you haven't noticed, literally all of /lit/ is slavs, including me. IRL Ukraine(Kiev at least) is full of ex-intelligenzia, who would gladly talk to you about Joyce and Wallace and other memes. Of course, they are degenerates, so it would probably make you even more miserable.
Also English is extremely simple. Just stop sucking dick and making excuses and learn it.
There is a tiny chat for /lit/, it is called 4chanlit (just search the room on ths website). We'd ocasionally talk, read stuff and share poems, music and books. Sadly most of the users are busy lately and we are seldom grouped. But if you sit on the room someone will eventually appear and it can get 7 guys or so. Btw n the weekends you have more people.
His argument for the Ego not being a spook is literally Descartes rehashed. How is /lit/ so stupid?
Even if he's wrong about that, he does have a lot of insightful things to say. And he doesn't advocate for living totally without spooks, he just wanted people to be aware of their existence.
I honestly can't decide whether or not the writing in this is good or terrible.
Is this on purpose?
>Is this on purpose?
Well, that is the gorillion dollar question, is it not?
Is Lovecraft worth reading? I highly enjoy horror stories and poetry, but I've never actually read anything by him. Should I go for it?
Go ahead. It's worth reading a bit even if you just want to understand all the references to his work. Read his most famous stuff in an anthology before trying his complete works, though - some of his stories are only worthwhile if you're already a fan.
Yo also need help:
Ive got "the best of HP Lovecraft" here and so far have read
>the call of cthulu (duh)
>the color out of space
>the dunwich horror
>the shadow over innsmouth
The last was my absolute favourite! Where do I go from here?
Does it exist?
I dont mean literature about psychedelics, but rather writing driven by the psychedelic experience, literature that is itself psychedelic.
Naked Lunch gave me those feels.
I used to have an old edition that included all the grammar mistakes during particularly psychedelic passages which was cool, but i lost it. New editions corrected the grammar.
Does Donald Trump fit the mold of a Dionysian leader? Is he primarily a man of becoming rather than one of being?
"I love Hillary. I think she's an amazing woman. I love her husband. They're great people. I've known them for years."
"I believe in loyalty. I believe in helping your friends and hurting your enemies."
"The economy does better under Democrats."
Is there any way I can make a LaTeX document look less like a wall of text? This is Marcus Aurelius's Meditations, I just used the basic article class. I don't know much about book formatting. Should I just put line breaks between the paragraphs?
Why don't you make me, faggot.
Anyway I kind of made it better.
LaTeX was ideal for just grabbing the text from Gutenberg and quickly making it into a pdf.
You know, you can do Export>Export as PDF/XPS on Word, it takes less than a minute and you can adjust font/size/interline/paragraph break as you wish. I can hardly see where LaTeX would be convenient except for mathematical expressions writing and formatting.
Are there books about necrophilia or necrophiles?
Joseph Winkler put some necrophilia in “The Serf”, if you can handle bestiality, juvenile, deviant homosexual intercourses, tortures and animal cruelty. Today, I'm still nauseous when I think about it.
Yeah i've already seen the recommendation list, I just have a strong repulsion to "classics" as i'm a brainwashed anti intellectual deep in the pit of nihilism. Please help a brother out and recommend a book that'll bring the feels
The classics are difficult for a short period of time only. It is the strangeness of the prose that makes it hard reading, not the intellectual substance. Most of the classics are fairly straight forward and immersive. Just keep reading. They will lift you up my friend
Has anyone on /lit/ read this? How do you feel about it?
How do I into Schopenhauer? Start with The World as Will and Representation? If so, which translation?
inb4 start with the Greeks.
This translation is good but you have to buy each volume separate (two total).
Can someone explain to me what purple prose is?
It's when you're trying too hard and it's fucking obvious. It's nice to have pretty language every once in a while, but purple prose is when you've gotten to a point that's obnoxious.
A good way to avoid it is to just tell your story in the way you naturally would. The details are what's important. No one wants to be swimming in a sea of adjective after adjective while reading a book. If you're describing one thing, you should describe it in two sentences max. That's usually all you need if you're good at compacting sentences....
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What do you think of my poem?
with veins full of honey,
having a perfect day.
Dreams of Lou Reed
In her parents' old basement
Mixing doubt with Everclear.
Her eyes were all dropping at dinner time,
Held down by small hooks and fishing line.
The neighborhood clock was dark and slow,
A far off cosmic crime.
Criticism is appreciated (I can take someone telling me it's bad if they have a reason), but be constructive - not a dick.
"Everclear" replaced the line "bourbon and beer", which is not a brand name and has some nice alliteration, but it doesn't make sense for her to be drinking both bourbon AND beer. Maybe it does actually now that I think of it.