Hey, /lit/. I'm 18 I've never really been a huge book guy aside from graphic novels and fantasy books. Recently, I've had an impulse to read some literature. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book to start with existentialism or depression closure? I've been diagnosed with depression and anxiety with problems seeing only the worst in most things, so I'd like to be immersed in a story aswell as to gain some insight.
So I am really into playwriting, and I plan on doing a lot of traveling soon. Thats why I like the appeal of an alphasmart, but would it be easy to format a play on it? (I format with tabs) I'm just worried it would fuck it up in the end.
What is your opinion on Lord of the Flies?
I've only got to chapter 9, and honestly it's kind of boring to me. The whole idea of it is interesting, and the symbolism is neat, but actually reading it is painful.
A screaming comes across the sky...
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Where can I find a textbook online (for free)
anybody read rant by chuck palahniuk? thoughts?
What the fuck did I just read
A seriously unfinished work by a great author who was a pretty immature writer for most of his career who showed immense promise of a potential masterpiece with The Pale King but unfortunately ended his life before he could finish it (potentially knowing he never would be able to, anyway).
Opinions on this trilogy.
Do you think this is good literature regardless of its best seller status and popularity?
Just came in the mail
Why is thic considered a great book? It is shite compared to 1984. Or is it acclaimed for the same reasons as Siddharta - for its simplicity?
Is there any Swedish lit worth reading apart from Strindberg and Söderberg? Post the best Swedish literature, please
Seconding Pär Lagerkvist. The Dwarf is fucking masterpiece.
The Long Ships (Röde Orm) by Frans G. Bengtsson is also essential reading.
Aniara by Harry Martinson is great if you're into epic poems.
Can you critique this?
The leaves were green splashed with gold; the sky was baby blue, and clouds as if snow was floating above the world. The sun lit up the world like a candle lights a room and revealed it’s mix of bright greens, yellows and blues. Every now and then, the still warm air was interrupted by a generous cold gust of wind coming from the East. The field was clean and trimmed. If a person were to rub their foot on the grass, they'd hear a soft squeaking noise as if it was a polished wooden floor. Deep down in the oceans, coral reefs glittered with...
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It's good, you have beautiful prose that still needs working on but it's a lot better than most garbage that gets posted on this board. How long did it take you?
Ignore this guy he's a pleb and probably visits /pol/ and reads Game of Memes.
Why do mythological origin stories so often include a "decline of man"? Hesiod's five ages, fall of man in Genesis, the Yugas in Hinduism, etc.
What's the psychology behind these stories? In virtually all of them the decline is irreversible, so it's not some sort of aspirational thing to make people think things can be better. What's the societal benefit to the veneration of an imaginary golden past?
I'd like to find good books with a little girl protagonist. I'm not really sure where to ask, and to not appear creepy I ask you, here. I like fantasy and sci-fi (trash tier?), but any book will do, as long as it's enjoyable.
hard millitary sci-fi is such sex. I want some /lit/. Give reccs please