How's my stack, /lit/?
This might as well be my stack. I'm teaching a course on the beats in the fall. check out gregory corso and philip walen if you like those
and gary snyder (japhy ryder in dharma bums) wrote a book of nature-buddhist poetry called Mountains and Rivers Without End that is superb
Just finished The Name of the Rose and wondered if anybody wanted to stop cyclically navel gazing over Turgenev, Pynchon and DFW and have a discussion on the late great Umberto Eco.
Should an author talk frankly about his work in interviews / reflections?
Who deserved it, but wasn't awarded for idiotic reasons? Who do you think deserves it in general?
I thought this was supposed to be difficult?
I am writing a book alongside another author. It is about an illegal vegetable farm in 2070 after a global food shortage. The culture of real food is illegalized in most of the world and all food is replaced with synthetic food.
We are trying to make this book as believable as possible, so what we need are reading recomendations and advice on botany and famine
Step one: don't write it about that, unless it's a satire or something. The premise sounds dumb and uninteresting.
Step two: try to come up with a different premise. Before you do that, it might be good to think about what you want the overall meaning/theme of the piece to be, then come up with the premise from that.
Step three: don't assume that just because you have another author working on it, it's going to work out great. If you notice something awkward/bad, don't hope that they'll fix it for you in revision. Do your best.
Why is real food illegal? What caused the original famine? How does the farm stay undetected? What would the punishment be if they were caught? Is this the only illegal farm or do they know others?
What happened to farmers markets :(
All of these questions should prob. make it in so it's believed, cant think of anything else
What should I expect from pic related?
Hey guys, I saw DFW's undergraduate thesis in philosophy posted here yesterday, so I thought you guys would appreciate a couple screenshots of excerpts from it. You should read it, it's not much different form his novels tee bee eytch
>not caring about the compositional interaction of temporal and modal operators
you're not a fucking pleb are you? This is part of the full DFW experience
Reading this was daunting but I consider myself a DFW fanboy for life and if I was going to 100% his oeuvre, I had to do it. I can't claim that I understood it completely, but I got through it and there (cool robot voice) Achievement Unlocked.
He was right about everything.
Irony erodes the soul.
I don't go one day without running into a truth that he already expressed.
Recommend me books with heavy atmosphere, so heavy it feels like a Tarkovsky movie
i've only read molloy and malone dies. need to get to the unnamable soon.
i think both nostalghia and those books are so minimal that they're practically a rorschach test for the reader. you'll get a lot out of just considering what sticks out to you.
Has any artist ever denounced his own work? Like in interviews or in his own writing saying he failed on a certain project? just wondering
How come /lit/ doesn't meme Celine anymore?
My brother just died. any books to help
redpill me on this man
i remember deciphering the stupid code that ran across the bottom of the book. it was just an ad for the second book. Now I know how Ralphie felt when he got the secret decoder ring in A Christmas Story.