Did anyone else read this series as a kid?
I remember these books being really fucked up and creepy.
Where should I star with the Norse myth and all that?
Is this a good book?
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It pulls from all respected studies and books and compiles what has been reviewed by professors and other prolific figures. Many prestigious academic institutions use it in literature classes.
why don't we talk about this?
Because it's one of the few masterworks that most people have actually read, so there's no way that we can feel intellectually superior when we discuss it.
The sad thing is that it's one of the only works of literature that's easy enough to understand that the non-Lit major students here could probably actually have a decent discourse based on it.
This is a good trilogy and no amount of snobbery from /lit/ will change this fact.
It's just about as bad as a novel can get.
Exposition was anime tier.
Overall, the inquisitor was mildly entertaining and everything else sucked.
I want to read the Pali Canon, what version should I get?
anyone wanna help me understand what's happening in that scene with everyone throwing food at each other and talking about pissing in sinks and where grampa was when James Dean died
They're talking about death in pop culture. They're also "intellectuals" throwing food like schoolchildren. There's another level of irony in the matter that this "New York crowd" studies what is, essentially, the effect of postmodernism. All this is incredibly obvious though. What are you asking? Did you read it?
Do you think Orwell read We?
whats the oldest antique book you own /lit/?
Just found a book that was printed in 1802
I own these old as fuck collected works of Goethe and Kierkegaard. Neither contains any of their greater works tho.
I actually have no idea when these are from, as it is not stated anywhere in them.
i dunno, shit shape is damn old. but good shape i got one from the 1860's i think
it's great because it's got a signature saying "to whoever it is, from whatever it was, on Christmas Eve 1868".
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Tao works quite hard on his books, and they're more than just "omg mumblecore alternative slacker" literature. /lit/ hasn't published anything because no one here actually knows how to write well. People here live in their heads, in their fantasies, in their pseudo-intellectual criticisms, in their ironic distance. They cannot do good work.
Ive come to the conclusion that his writing is a sincere attempt at writing serious lit using vapid contemporary text speak. I guess he's progressing form? But taipei is so fucking boring, had to put it down
What does /lit/ think about pic related?
Looking for literature about the discussion of Christianity's influence on western civilization, dating back to Christ to present day. Want some unbiased stuff, but ultimately I'm looking to build or destroy the argument that Christianity was necessary for the prosperity and superiority of the West.
what's the appeal of this book? why did you like it? why would you recommend it?
it reads like a paulo coelho novel
ITT: words that you're sick of hearing to describe books
Since my journey with Dubliners is coming to an end soon,would /lit/ be so kind to decide what book should I move on to?