I fucking hate 19th century literature. Black and white morals, dumb ass frame narratives and main characters on the periphery of the action, proto-metafictional junk like the pretense that someone is writing a diary or blanking out street or character names with -----, everyone overreacting to everything and being melodramatic, man what a shit century.
best version V. to read?
I'm a student at University and I am taking a playwriting class. Every week we are supposed to read a play from the master list of playwrites (pic related), and write what is more or less a book report about the play.
This week, however, the professor has asked us to photocopy a specific two sequential pages of the text and explain line-by-line how each line adds something to the text as a whole.
Can /lit/ recommend me a play by one of these authors? Specifically one you think could fit the additional requirement of line-by-line analysis.
I looked at two versions of Madame Bovary at a book store and they were totally different. French isn't all that different from English so I know at least one of them must be taking considerable liberties. What's the best English translation to read, and how much of a difference does it make which one I go with?
I know to start with the Greeks.
If I want to read Finnegans Wake, what all do I need to read between the Greeks and Finnegans Wake?
Besides this what are some other great post-modern Christian books?
guess all the christposters found a new fad
What are some mind expanding books?
the book of lies
transmigration of timothy archer
the exegesis of philip k dick
the gnostic bible
the ego and its own
What do you guys think of pic related?
Fantastic. Would put it in the top 10 books released so far this century. Each section is better than the last - by the time you get to the younger generation in the last two sections there's so much built-up momentum and symbology that the last 200 pages are just a blast.
I'm trying to be more well read and I keep hearing how great this is, but I don't think I've read enough to fully appreciate it. Before I read it, can anyone give me a list of things I should read first?
Anyone actually read this and if yes would you recommend it? I heard that's it's supposed to be pretty good, but it's like 50 bucks where I live
>inb4 weebtrash gtfo
Amazing. Read it in one day. If you're a recluse or shut-in you will relate. Especially if you suffer from mental illness.
The book also ends great. No one improves, there is no fairytale ending.
oh! I forgot to mention. Go to this site called rightstuf. It's a weeaboo store that sells japanese novels/manga/anime/figures. They sell it for like 10-15 bucks there. I bought it for like twice as much on amazon =[
Can we have a Brandon Sanderson hate thread? Everywhere I go everyone seems to ride his dick even though his books are worse than ass cancer.
/lit/ any good books on chess you can recommend? Just started playing and am looking to develop better tactics etc.
Hey /lit, looking for a good read specifically one with deep meaning, i don't want anything to long but don't make it short.
Read some philosophy tracts, Nietzsche is always popularly divisive, he's always worth reading just to figure out if you think he's brillo, nuts or some combination thereof.
Beyond good and evil is an accessible enough starter text
Also "deep" is a contemptible term.
It's bitterly ironic that people use such a meaningless filler word as a descriptor for relatively complex or difficult books.
Which do you think are the worst sins that a writer can commit?
> For instance, it turned out that one of his basic operating premises was the claim that there were really only two basic, fundamental orientations a person could have toward the world, (1) love and (2) fear, and that they couldn’t coexist (or, in logical terms, that their domains were exhaustive and mutually exclusive,or that their two sets had no intersection but their union comprised all possible elements, or that: ‘(∀x) ((Fx → ~ (Lx)) & (Lx → ~ (Fx))) & ~ ((∃x) (~ (Fx) & ~ (Lx))’), meaning in other words that each day of...
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> Toward the end she had compared me to some piece of ultra-expensive new medical or diagnostic equipment that can discern more about you in one quick scan than you could ever know about yourself — but the equipment doesn’t care about you, you’re just a sequence of processes and codes. What the machine understands about you doesn’t actually mean anything to it. Even though it’s really good at what it does.
>completely unnecessary mathematical notation
>people don't think David is talking about himself in this story about a fraud who needs to impress people
>people are still impressed with David's writing