This is one of the greatest books I've ever read. I'm currently taking a course in Italian just so I can read it the way it was originally written.
One can't compare them. If The Baron In The Trees is Calvino's most traditional novel, and Winter's Night is his most experimental novel, then Invisible Cities is his most... esoteric? I wouldn't even call it a novel. I sat down and read it as an actual account of Marco Polo's tales to Kublai, even though it's clearly not. Very philosophical. It's very much like Nietzsche's The Gay Science in how one reads it.
Do female philosophers exist?
are there any authors that just release stream of consciousness pieces with absolutely no editing?
i got my first payment for writing. i don't have anyone to tell so i thought i'd post it here
thanks for reading
>What do you do exactly?
selling erotica on amazon.
>Do you see yourself supported solely on writing?
maybe. if i put enough time and effort into it. i didn't publish anything for a few months and the sales slowed down to a crawl. but i've started writing them again recently
Why does he write about food so much?
Is it because he's a fatty?
I read this book a few months back and really loved it. Romantic, poetic, and nationalistic/cultural. Any similar recs? Besides continuing w/ the tetralogy.
Did you read it in the original Japanese? I'm currently reading it in English, and am not loving it too much. I think the way that Mishima is translated to English makes his prose kind of awkward. If you read it in English, which translator did you use?
As for additional recommendations, I would go for the other Japanese greats. Kokoro by Soseki is my personal favorite.
Do you think he'd like being a /lit/ meme?
>first paragraph of the book warns you there won't be a happy ending
Does /lit/ like Max Weber? Better than Marx? Worse?
I've only read the Protestant Ethic. His ideas about capitalism becoming a cage are cool and all but the rise of social and liberal institutions after the second world war sort of make the context of capitalism different from the one in his time (and also Marx and Hegel).
Although one would argue, little has changed in developing countries, but Europe and North America have seen drastic changes in worker rights since the early 1900s
Who are the other great latin writers aside from Petrarch, Boccacio, and Dante?
I just got done reading Decameron i'd appreciate more works like it or in the similar era.
Tell us about your comfy reading space, /lit/
that room looks like it would be a pain to keep warm at night in winter
i like vita sackville west's library. i visited there a while ago
My reading space is usually a corner in my office, OP (pic related). Doesn't really photograph that well because the light comes in the window over the shoulder, which means photos are backlit pretty harshly.
That said, it's a pretty comfy spot.
>At every fuck I gave you your shameless tongue came bursting out through your lips and if a gave you a bigger stronger fuck than usual, fat dirty farts came spluttering out of your backside. You had an arse full of farts that night, darling, and I fucked them out of you, big fat fellows, long windy ones, quick little merry cracks and a lot of tiny little naughty farties ending in a long gush from your hole. It is wonderful to fuck a farting woman when every fuck drives one out of her. I think I would know Nora’s fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers...
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Did he read Jabberwocky?
I would say my favourite aspect of Lovecraft is when he is writing about alien and prehuman cultures e.g. when he is describing the murals left by the Elder Things in Mountains of Madness, or uncovering the ruins left by a reptilian race in The Nameless City, or recalling the fall of Ib's conquerors in The Doom That Came To Sarnath.
The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath is unreadable however.
Anyone read this?
I liked this better.
In the middle of the 20th century, literary theorists came up with "death of the author" while film theorists came up with "auteur theory."
Why did literature move away from the importance of the author at the same time film moved towards it?
because they knew that film is an inferior medium that's limited by commercial and monetary issues so film critics pretended that the director was the "writer" so that film could have the prestige of literature.