Why does /lit/ like this book so much, considering that it was incredibly influential to the modern YA novel? You could even call it a precursor.
John Green raves about how it's one of his biggest influences.
Does anyone have a pdf or ebook copy of this book?
Phatic Communion with Bob Dobbs
It is a tough one to find and out of print.
Not completely sure desu
This guy believes the Church of the Subgenius is based on him. He's a "para-media ecologist" who's influences are Marshall McLuhan, Finnegan's Wake, Wyndham Lewis, and a zillion other things that he rambles about for hours on his radio show.
please post slackercore books familia
What's a good book to listen to? I mean a book that has literary merit but is easy enough to comprehend that I can do other things while I listen.
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This fume of words, seducing poetic reason, it lyricaly shakes my gut.
any lectures, poems , stories of equal impact?
Name one book by a French author where the protagonist doesn't go to prison.
do you gytys find you write better drunk? I freel very creative but its hard to focus that energy to be honest.
hey /lit/ what are some good science/fantasy fiction books to read
What do you guys think about /r/books?
I feel like they have higher, meme free, content on lower quality books.
Do you browse any other literature forums?
Super cool to read Dirty Herman before he started bumping uglies with Hawthorne. So /lit/, what do you think? Should Dirty Herms have avoided plowing Nathaniel over the sink or would he have never been able to generate his masterworks without Hawthorne?
I haven't seriously read anything (as in picked up a novel/nonfiction book and decided to read it) in the past 2 years or so. So I went on here and someone recommended I read Ulysses.
I am reading it and quite blown away by the poetic writing style and how he gets into the head of Stephen Dedalus.
The only possible criticism I can make is that there are so many grammatically incorrect sentence fragments. Did Joyce ever take an English highschool class?
No you aren't you living fucking meme. Stop this. Every time I go into the fucking bookstore or come on /lit/ there's some post-ironic faggot who is like "Ulysses' language.. it's so poetic. It's the PINNACLE of PROSE! IRISH MEN, RUNNING THE WORLD.. A NEW AGE!"
NO IT FUCKING ISN'T
IT'S A FUCKING IRISH FARTFAG PLAYING GAY IRISH WORDSMITHERY GAMES
I'm in your position except I just finished Shipping Out. It's a pretty funny read, on the surface, but it's morbidly transfigured by DFW's suicide.
Every other page includes a note on self-elimination as a 'wry joke.' The ocean as a 'primordial stew of death and decay' is a running motif. The entire conceit of the piece is DFW-as-clever-neurotic 'seeing through' the corporate processes used to induce relaxation in cruisegoers.
DFW's go-to capsule...
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How does one write a novel that takes place in a city that one has never visited previously?
Can you ever truly develop an authetnic feel for the city in your writing?
You have both an advantage and a disadvantage. You may not really know the city, but you still have a romanticized vision of it. No previous experiences have ruined your opinions about the city, and it still has a mistery aura around it in your mind.
it's that time again
how did you read it ?
1.Navidson record all the way through > back to start > Johnny story + misc footnotes till completion
2.Navidson and johnny at same time till completion
3.Navidson till end chapter , go back Johnny + misc notes till end chapter > proceed to next chapter.
Greetings, /lit! Today is the day we started the group-read of Ezra Pound's The Cantos, which you can find a Discord for at https://discord.gg/0x7GUiMfuYkFc1DN. For those who don't know and want to join, the pace is set at 50 pages a week, and there are discussion held on Discord on Tuesday and Friday at 6:00 PM Central Time. Feel free to ask questions or, if you have started, discuss in this thread and on Discord.
How shit are the Witcher novels is Sapkowski a hack tell me
Pretty good actually, it's basically a clever self-aware subversion of fantasy tropes and then of genre fiction in general, while also being interesting reads and an interesting setting in their own right. Fun on several levels.
Anyone remember that Daikatana demo review by Lowtax?
>I CAN SMELL COLORS
>clever self-aware subversion of fantasy tropes and then of genre fiction in general
Is it really? Or is it just a fantasy story with more swearing and fucking?
I wouldn't say it's quite as genius as >>7987850 says, but it's definitely not bad. If you're into fantasy, give it a shot. Last Wish is short stories, so read a few and decide if you like it.