Rate my poem, /lit/.
It's called "The Masketta Man".
...Will you not speak? Then you shall die,
"Not good" 's how I'd describe you fly.
The next among you I shall ask:
Bane! Why does he wear the mask?
Your silence is both strange and bold,
For one who fights for naught but gold.
Perhaps the man does simply wonder,
Why, before you'd throw him yonder,
You would shoot him in the head,
And cast him out when he is dead.
Finally a man here who can speak,
You may be the one I seek.
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Hey guys just got here from /pol/
I really want to read more because I feel like it will make me more well read, but then whenever I sit down and try to read, I find I'd rather be shitposting on the internet.
I'm supposed to be reading Gravity's Rainbow atm.
How do you come up with story ideas that aren't shit/overdone?
come up w/ idea -> research tvtropes for similar works -> refine idea -> research tvtropes for similar works focusing on fine details -> refine idea further -> research tvtropes for similar works focusing on finer details -> refine idea even further -> research tvtropes for similar works focusing on even finer details -> give up -> lurk tvtropes
Hey /lit/, what's your favorite PoMo? I finished pic related over Christmas break last year and I highly recommend it.
i always think back to the part where he describes displaying objects on a clean white surface. the way he talks about the straw, milk containers, and bags and whatnot is a similar process imo. taking something mundane/insignificant seeming and magnifying it, highlighting its intricacies.
after i finished it made me reappraise the things i encountered in day to day life that i'd overlooked previously (since childhood probably).
its a very calming book to me.
How can anyone say Hemingway is better than this guy? Faulkner shits all over Hemingway. Faulkner shits all over nearly everyone in the 20th Century. The only one better than him is Joyce.
Faulkner is great--really, really great--but, even so, I think that is kind of a ridiculous claim to make, especially when you consider all the authors you haven't read, like Orlovitz, or Coover, or Gaddis, who are all just as great as themselves as Joyce was as himself.
What are some other comfy books. I can't explain why this book is so comfy, maybe it's because
the characters interactions and being alone on a long stretch of road
This is my favorite Stephen King book by far, haven't read it in years tho. I wouldn't call it comfy however, the whole concept freaks me out. What did you think of the ending OP? I found it pretty depressing.
I don't know which other board to ask this, but since you guys are "/aesthetic/: the board", let me put it here.
Is graffiti a regressive and thus degenerate art form or not? Like a return to cave painting?
"Graffiti" and "Street art" are two different things. People have made decent shit on the sides of buildings and whatnot with spray paint. While technically graffiti, I'd classify it differently (street art).
Continuing in that vein, "graffiti" is writing words on a wall, which can be viewed as narcissistic, regressive, and degenerate since typically you are not making any statement besides "I made this."
Cave paintings were probably the Sistine Chapel for early humans.
Graffiti doesn't really regress to anything in my opinion because it seems to me that people have always done it. It's neither a step forward or step back I guess is what I'm trying to say.
would you read a book about a guy who writes people's suicide notes for a living?
Is it a common thing that other countries have their own "copies" of the famous writers? For example, some say that Pelevin is a Russian Pynchon (or poor man's Pynchon). His literary style and even his life-style shows some similarity.
Maybe somebody could recommend a writer similar to this? I have really enjoyed reading the Molloy trilogy, probably one of the best books I've ever read.
Thanks. I don't like Hemingway for some reason. Will have a look into the other writers.
I don't really know what minimalism is. I am a bit a brute of literature :). Gombrowicz was in some parts similar to Beckett to me.
It's hard to explain. I like books where nothing appears to make sense, but then everything makes perfect sense. Borges in some of his stories can be like that, but in my understanding Borges is very gentle and humane.
This topic might not be especially suited for this board and if so I apologize but considering it's the de facto philosophy one, it seems suitable enough.
So this morning I was visited by a couple of Jehovah's witnesses and whilst being considerably high, I talked to them for a while. They asked me if I believe that god has a name and I said I wouldn't know since I'm agnostic and I'm not even sure of god's existence.
"If such a being exists, given the apparent indifference witnessed in nature I think it would be more akin to Lovecraft's Azathoth: the blind idiot god, the nuclear chaos, rather than our wishful benevolent conceptions of it" I did not say.
Instead I simply said that their booklet seems "interesting" and that they wouldn't bother me if they visited again tomorrow to ask me my thoughts on it.
So fuck it! Instead of telling them to fuck off I guess I'm gonna have at least some fun and debate/troll(?) them since my stupid high self initiated this. So, I come to you for suggestions on things to say. Not the classic ad nauseum arguments we all know and convince nobody (what does?) but something.. interesting? fun? Like that Azathoth thing. I trust 4chan's imagination.
>tl;dr Jehovah's witnesses visit due. Asking for suggestions on trolling, paradoxical or fun (for me) arguments.
Hi /lit/ lads, I got no idea where to get an appropriate opinion on English books and I have a lot of esteem for you all.
Has anyone read Moran's short books?
Did you like them? Did you like the guy before (standup, Black Book, etc)?
anything about it goes in
>Gene Wolfe said, "magic realism is fantasy written by people who speak Spanish"
>Terry Pratchett said magic realism "is like a polite way of saying you write fantasy."
Are they right?
>Gene Wolfe said
>Terry Pratchett said
there's your answer.
I'm pretty sure they're both just jealous that Marquez got the "magical realism" label and they didn't because they're shit writers compared to him.
/lit/ things that make you sad:
I found out that my two favorite authors, Philip K. Dick and Stanislaw Lem, hated each other. Lem considered Dick the only American author worth a damn, so he wrote him a fan letter. Dick thought Lem was a communist spy trying to get him, so he reported Lem to the FBI.
This book surprised me, it was actually quite good. Any of you read it? What did you think? Would love to dicuss.
I wasn't that impressed with the prose to be honest: It felt like his attempt to frequently dim certain details went beyond his intention of demonstrating victorian values and just made following the dialogue annoying. What really caught my attention was the design of the ghosts as an "intruder" element by stripping down the concept. And the kids' relationship with the Governess.
Will be Portrait of a Lady, sounds promising.