Everyone talks relentlessly about left-wingers, but few spend any time trying to figure out what they're actually saying.
You all seem like a well-informed bunch. What are some essential books everyone who describes themselves as left-wing would read? What are the key ideas presented in those books and their relevance to the current discourse on a given topic? How did some of those ideas manifest historically and influence our current thought? Which ideas persist? Which have faded into obscurity?
I don't expect expertise, but surely some of you are aware.
Way too much Zizek on there. Nice to see Paulo Freiere, though. Fromm's nice to read, but I disagree with many of his moralistic ideals. Lenin is absolute trash. Neoliberalism is a joke as well.
Where's C. Wright Mills, Bertrand Russell, Noam Chomsky, and Pierre Bourdieu at?
How do you make an original world for your story?
causation, causation, causation
You don't include an isolationist nation of proud ivory tower elves because something something 'tolkein did it it must be good,' you include it because X led to that situation Y. If you don't have a good reason for X, you shouldn't include Y. Worldbuilding is less a matter of drawing a map and more a matter of timelines and falling dominoes.
Get inspired by history. Have a solid understanding of geography, meteorology, physics, economy, technology and languages.
Also preferably ignore all other works of fiction, world building in these ranges from bad to worse.
If you can help it, don't bother with creation of your own world at all.
Ignore all these people and those related to them!
Soon to be updated :)
Are there any "literary" page turners?
I think a lot of them are. Middlemarch probably tops it for me, because of just how long it was, and how much I still wanted to read it despite sitting there for 5+ hours at a time.
>"I can tell if a woman wrote a book just by reading a paragraph or two, it's evident in their style" - VS NAIPAUL
Is this still true? Since women are losing their feminine touch and becoming masculine I assume it doesn't hold anymore
ITT: Books you consider to be be a "must" for any serious reader. Books that, will change your life for the better, and improve with every read.
what is the most /lit/ city in the world? Where would I go to surround myself with other literate people?
Hard to say. Concord Massachusetts is a really cool place to go if you live on the east coast and are looking for a /lit/ sort of vacation. The place is totally fucking fantastic, I imagine in the autumn it would practically be sublime.
So who wrote the plays
/lit/, please tell me that one of you guys still has a link to the file with all these short stories. The link on the wikia is not working.
>using adjectives or adverbs
>using a metaphor or a figure of speech
>using long or unusual words instead of everyday English
>using anything other than ',he said.' in a dialogue
>not a window pane
Why is /lit/ and most of what /lit/ likes so fucking purple?
Are there any books that explicitly contain the moral "It is perfectly fine to be a virgin"?
No because it's not something most people give a shit about. Literally such a non-issue nobody ever felt the need to say it. I want you to leave this board but go somewhere other than /r9k/, it's killing you.
Would you end a relationship on account of your girlfriend claiming that pic related was her favorite book?
Write a kafkaesque story in one sentence.
"I hope I'll make it in time for the funeral," he thought, in response to being buried alive.
Does China have good literature? written after the cultural revolution
Here's the inside of a Chinaman's brain after the Cultural Revolution
>CHINA SO GOOD
>DIRTY WEST NOT GOOD
>ME WANT MINDLESS CONSUMERISM
>ME RUV MONEY
>CHINA DEFEAT WEST
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Where do I meet /lit/ girls? No "college" admitted, already tried.
Sorry about hearing that man.
Gonna' break it to you if you're not college material truly /lit/ girls probably won't be into you or if they are it won't be to do /lit/ things with you.
Not as much because you didn't study English formally mote so because you're likely stupid.
What was your reason for not attending?
Are you saying you didn't get accepted to college? Try community college, exhaust your options.
If college wasn't for you then good luck because /lit/ girls are more fixed on the "idea" of an academic man and less fixed on the "idea" of a man who reads books.