Can you write a better haiku?
How reliable are they /lit/, would you trust them, to check your paper?
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So guys, I think I'm missing something. I just don't understand everything I read, I sit down I take in the words on the page, I even reflect on what happened chapter by chapter but I can't seem to understand it. I just read fahrenheit 451, which is the reason I'm here right now, when Guy says that he doesn't understand, that there just words on a page, it made me realize that that's how I've been reading forever now. Maybe I'm just being an idiot or maybe it's because I haven't read enough but I honestly don't see anything...
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Keep reading. Read something easy and read shmoop chapter summaries and analyses as you read. Understand how they reach those conclusions. Continue that, then start trying to analyze yourself. Keep it up. You'll get better with practice.
A well-written book makes you understand what you're suppose to. In this case, it's not that you don't understand Fahrenheit 451, it's that it only made communicable sense in fractions. Which follows, because it was speedwritten in 9 days on a typewriter.
This anon is retarded, ignore him.
Anyone know of any good secondary literature to Homer that might grant some insight into the poems?
Cambridge Companion to Homer, on Bookzz.
There was one of.those meme chart for starting with the greeks that included some secondary sources on the Homeric epics. Have a look at that too.
does anyone on here even know about simplicissimus?
Its a great, weird, brutal, honest and funny story, written a few hundred years ago.
are there even translations from german? has anyone read both the english and german version? how horrible is the english translation?
do you think that its the best book of the 17th century?
ive never even met anyone that knew this book.
Know about it? Sure, but haven't read.
>are there even translations from german?
If you feel there's something strange about it being so unknown I can't explain it but what other long stories from the 17th c do you know about?
I am not studying literature or anything I just picked it up in the libary one day.
It just seemed so obscure and kind of like a hidden book.
it would also be cool to know how they translated "Knan" and the other weird words.
Do i need anything other than Heidegger, Lacan and Set Theory before trudging through this?
I'm trying to find "Container Atlas: A practical guide to container architecture" book for a report I'm doing. Anyone got any tips on where I might be able to download it for free?
It just occured to me that there are way more (orders of magnitude more) people who make a living teaching and studying literature than there are people who make a living creating it.
How does /lit/ feel about the word "stupider" and it's use?
>nonfiction book about an academic subject
>the author talks about his/her personal experience/life
No. Just no. Maybe save it for the afterword but 9 times out of 10 I don't give a shit.
i havent read any cortazar but my friend offhandedly mentioned some story of (i think) his that riffed off the metamorphosis where some guy turned into a salamander
what story is this
Lewis somehow manages to create a very interesting and, yet, at times, very boring story about a fictional future (relative to Lewis, that it) in which "I can't believe it's not Huey Long" establishes a fascist dictatorship over the United States. Other than some boring bits, and some dialogue that reads strangely, the book is excellent over all.
Anyone else read it?
No. How does it compare to All the King's Men by Penn Warren? That was another fictional treatment of Huey Long and, although there was an awful lot of fat that could have been trimmed, a pretty terrific novel.
Thoughts on Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series by Brian Staveley ?
Just finished it on audible and I see nobody is talking about it. Pretty good series overall
>don't write them
>don't read them
>read ideas and have new ideas
>don't write new ideas
Do I have to remind you how mediocre you are?
What are good books on Rasputin? Not just plain facts, but well written and I like a bit philosophy in my books.
General Russian books you'd recommend are welcome too.