I'm about to read this. You mad? :^)
Coming out with a new novel in January.
It's randomly 880 pages wtf.
Never read anything by Auster. I've heard a good amount about the New York Trilogy. Seems like fun. Is it the place to start? Is he worth reading? If so, all of his stuff, some of it? Give me the low-down.
Thanks for your help.
You don't need to be careful about where you start with Auster, he's easy to read, jump in wherever. I recommend Invisible.
He's like Murakami for me, his books aren't amazing or deep, but I like him anyway.
What are his best stories/novels? Halfway through the Aspern Papers and want to know where to go next.
Tantalizing paws upon her finessed bust
Potent mindful deception over her anatomy
Forced wrench of her vibrant razzmatazz cowlick
A metamorphic transformation within
Dissonant mar amongst her collar
Whomping breeze out of her bronchi
Writhing towards that holy grail
Orgasmic passion trickles down her spine
Contortionist psyche without a footprint of regret
A Woman brimming with a phobia of reality
Demands to be exposed to her rightful residence
In this hideous terrene around her
Why do people pay attention to this nonsense? It's unreadable, it's just a bunch of gibberish.
Bought Dune and now I'm halfway through with it.
Do I pick up the sequels or do I avoid them like an AIDS-infested tire fire?
Book 1 and 2 are great, i havent read 3 yet but I heard that if you read 3 then you must read 4. I heard it starts getting shitty from there, and that if you read 5 you must read 6. But none of the son novels no no.
I was at a festival a few weeks ago and some guys had build a "festival" library pretty close to my camp. The library was filled with shitty thrift shop books that they had picked up for free, because they knew they were gonna get stolen anyway. But among the thrash I managed to find the first three Dune books collected in a single book.
It was pretty neat chilling in my tent and reading the book after a long day :)
A book like this picture?
I read the following Kafka short story and I couldn't help but relate it to a modern day version of the current refugee/migrant situation. When the Emperor looks out the window, I can't help but think "that's fucking Merkel!"
Though one must assume that there is something insidious in Merkel's actions. She could simply deport them all if she wanted too; the most debatable question is as to why they are kept around.
What is the purpose of Homeric repetition? What does it add to the literature?
just wanted to share this again because I'm proud of it
What are some essential books for someone considering libertarianism?
I don't need to be recommended the basic dystopian novels (1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World).
Not strictly "libertarian" books, but I feel that these will be worthwhile to you:
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Free to Choose
The Constitution of Liberty
Law, Legislation, and Liberty 1-3
Economics In One Lesson
I always identified a lot with Princess Marya from Tolstoy's War and Peace. Perhaps simply because she's one of the few female characters in literature that seems to truly have any depth at all.
What female characters does /lit/ consider the most well-written? (N.B. Well-written that is, not who's your literary manic pixie dream girl waifu)
Where does one go after War and Peace?
Shakespeare's Rosalind, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
I'm reading Balzac atm and he writes his women with a lot of sympathy and nuance, so hes worth a shot too I reckon
Pilar from For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Technically Estraven from The Left Hand of Darkness if you think about it
The protagonist from The Lover by Duras. The one who has the affair very young and then grows up. The mother from that story was good as well.
Honestly I can't really see the difference between male characters and female characters. I think people really overthink it. I don't think women are any better at writing women, but everyone just assumes they are. It's like how people thought that guy's poetry was better when he used a Chinese...
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>tfw all the happiness I currently have is derived from the comments on my unfinished erotica story
>tfw I haven't made any progress on the story for an entire month
>tfw my audience have been asking about my progress
>tfw I'm actually afraid of disappointing those people
anyone else know this feel?
Thoughts on Will Durant? I've seen his name countless times for famous series on history and philosophy. I saw Life of Greece in a store recently and picked it up. I plan on starting it when I finish my current book, but I want to know /lit/s opinion on the guy.
Great job guys. When's the next one?
we're doing a prologue for totalitarianism in a tundra that also acts as a bridge between LoTiaT and Hypersphere. First we synthesize, then we contextualize using present /lit/ as our catalyst for progressing the narrative.