WHY THE FUCK DO WE READ
WHY DO WE PROCESS WORDS
WHY DO WE CRAVE THE FINITE BUT THE WORLD HAS PROVEN IT'S ANYTHING BUT
WHY WHY WHY???????
What are they gonna make me read /lit/?
>Intro to women's lit
>British authors after 1800
>American authors after 1900
>Intro to metaphysics
I'm 25. Haven't been to school in 4 years and just enrolled for fall 2016.
Pls recommend some good books/series set in medieval Europe
Does /lit/ read picture books?
Non native speaker here, which one is the correct term?
>for each tree we determined the percentage of bad apples per total apples
>for each tree we determined the percentage of bad apples of total apples
Those two of's in a row sound so retarded. And per feels kinda wrong. I apologize for even asking. But please reply.
pic more or less related
What did Danforth see?
Are we allowed to discuss plays here? If so what does /lit/ think of vagina monologues? Has it every showed at your uni and I)is it even funny?
>Inb4 muh feminism /pol/fags
I've heard quite a few feminists have problems with it too.
Oh ok. Just asking since my friend asked me if I wanted to see it with her. Will probably skip if it's crude humor to the point of not even being funny. Also I heard there was controversial rape thing with two lesions or something.
> "In rock music, people have certain assumptions that it makes people more enlightened, and it really doesn't."
Is she right?
Are there any 20th-21st century lyricists that could stand alongside Eliot and Shakespeare?
she just NEEDS to take the brown pill
IMO the greatest poets of our age have taken to music. Nevermind and Highway 61 Revisited are achievements in language and storytelling that truly stand their own against the works of older wordsmiths like Pound or Whitman
Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend
As an old enemy
Oh God said to Abraham, "Kill me a son"
Abe says, "Man, you must be puttin' me on"
God say, "No." Abe say, "What ?"
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I think they are just playing a different game. Lyrics have a different aesthetic context than poetry does.
Things like delivery and complementary instrumentation put different demands and liberties onto the musician than they do the poet.
On the one hand, I would say that it gives the musician the opportunity to be more experimental and bend and break the rules in ways that poets can't because they don't have that extra context to fall back on. On the other hand it has the potential to foster laziness and produce the ridiculous amount of shitty songs that exist.
Also it is more focused on the visceralness of what is produced that repetition becomes acceptable in a way that doesn't work with poetry.
What are the most dynamic, fluid, yet accurate English translations of Dostoevsky lit? Particularly for Notes from Underground, The Brothers Karamazov, and Crime and Punishment.
prove me wrong or tell me what you liked/disliked about this book
its my first time posting here and its kind of a big thing
i need your advice on how to write a novice-lever fantasy book
now, for the last week i was worldbuilding with the help of /tg/ on some occasions, and its allmost finished and ready to start writing.
Now, i would appreciate if you could name any beginner mistakes i should avoid,
or just to give me some general tips to help me with the writing
i trust your experience and thank you in advance
Here's a pretty basic "class 1" lever you can start with.
Don't feel the need to include stock fantasy themes because 'elves are fantasy, you gotta have elves!'
Don't feel the need to try subverting themes for the sake of subversion either.
Don't write in overly formal olde-tymey style just because you're in a faux-medieval setting
just DO it
What is Edgar Allen Poe's best story?
I'm looking for books about travel and exploration.
Climbing mountains, traversing thick jungles, plains or deserts. Just the beauty of nature, the mysticism of the unknown and contact with strange people and places.
I'm mostly looking for stuff that doesn't make me want to kill myself and lose all faith in humanity, but something realistic is fine too.
Hard mode: female protagonist
Heart of Darkness is on my list although it does fall on the kill myself side of the spectrum.
I am new to the authoring business. I've written myself a novel and I have the intent to seek publishing because of how satisfied I am.
But I have been devoting some absurd faith to my editor. I am afraid he will copy and paste my text, write his name on it and then publish it himself for a quick buck.
If he doesn't do it, the publication agent might try. Or my beta readers.
The question I have is if that is even feasible. Can people steal your manuscript? What are measures you can do to stop it? How can I send a query (including the three example...
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O rem ridiculam, Cato, et iocosam,
dignamque auribus et tuo cachinno!
ride quidquid amas, Cato, Catullum:
res est ridicula et nimis iocosa.
deprendi modo pupulum puellae
trusantem; hunc ego, si placet Dionae,
pro telo rigida mea cecidi.
What are you enjoying in latin, /lit/?