/lit/ humor pleaseeeee
What are some English books that don't translate well into any other language?
François Rabelais, I want to read some of his work which features the "Grotesque". Anyone got any recs / want to prove they don't just read meme auth...memes?
If someone writes something really good but it doesn't fit into the trends of the time, it's destined to be lost innit? It'll never be canonical.
I don't mean ones that are deliberately reactionary against trends either.
Nah, Moby-dick wasn't liked at the time it was wrote and only gained fame later on after Melville had died when some guy read it and realized how great it was.
You do have to be published though, so it can't be that out of the times.
There's always an element of contingency to it. Nevertheless there are countless examples of gems that are only really unearthed or at least rediscovered and given their due decades or even centuries after their author's death. As far as these works are concerned you could say the times have finally adapted to the author instead of the author adapting to his times.
What makes fiction worth the time? Non fiction is filled with facts, historical antidotes and clearly layed out arguements. Fiction is one really long fake story
any poetry or philosophy that defends abstinence from masturbation? I'm having a rough time of it today
Is he the most arrogant philosopher?
Which is best /lit/?
I'd like to know what's /lit/'s take on literary journals/magazines. Do you read any?
Just finished this. Dont know what to think yet, form my opinion /lit/
What are some books that don't translate to English well?
Tell me /lit/, How can a discussion board that claims to be enamored by David Foster wallace indulge in so much irony and shitposting? Would he not look at this with contempt and against what he stood for?
It is such a contradiction. Help me understand.
Why do Wordsworth have so many books with goofy lookin covers?
1. renewing medieval tradition of "drolleries"
2. because they can
3. because the publisher's specific sense of humor
Has anyone here read his works? The Book of Law or The Book of Lies?
He comes across as interesting character and was wondering if he's worthy of being studied as people acclaim him to be
i have a copy of "The Magickal Record of the Beast 666" around here, somewhere.
funniest part was when he was taking cocaine. he'd make a journal entry, claim "this stuff isn't addictive and doesn't affect me at all". then he'd do some more, make another journal entry ten minutes later that would run for eight pages of densely packed verbiage, do some more cocaine, another journal entry and so on for about forty pages.
the content was your usual snow-head's gibberish, albeit a little better informed in terms of classical...
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