Was Nikolai Rostov gay for Alexander?
>just finished King Lear
Which other shitty tragedy by Shakespeare should I read?
>i wont read julius caesar, i already know how that shit goes
Opinions about this series?
Read all 8. This is my favorite one.
>inb4 young adult
I remember it being marketed at Scholastic book fairs as being "the new Harry Potter." I judged it as a lame rip-off of Harry Potter stuck with Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and Garth Nix books.
I remember reading this series. Knock off Harry Potter, but I didn't mind at the time. I remember the books being designed so that they were the thickness of a Harry Potter book, but there was so much empty space between the lines that I could finish them easily and feel smart for having read a book with so many pages so quickly.
books you fucking hate
why do you guys hate it?
Burroughs' cut-up method is great in that it isolates and alienates the seemingly insignificant senses and gives them a chaotic sense of fragmentary beauty. His adoption of methods from science and detective fiction and then jumbling them up gives the language a strangely literary quality.
I also think its important as a book of speech-act theory, where language becomes a tool with a performative function of disorder,...
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It reads like book by someone who has been told they're clever their whole life, and feel the need to share their cleverness with the world.
Clever as in burger sense of the word, not bong.
Does anyone have The Complete Chronicles of Conan by Robert E. Howard? Couldn't find it on Bookzz.
I fucking love the Conan stories. Such absolutely delightful writing.
There's a lot of creativity in them, too. You could tell that Howard was always trying to mix it up. Conan isn't even always right all the time.
What in the absolute FUCK is a "fantod"?
What are some good writings about friendship, its nature, maybe some portrayals of what good friends are like? Interested because I don't think I've ever had those; I don't even know what friends are, really.
what do you do after you realize you are god
Do you have any literary or philosophical role models? One of mine is probably Zhuangzi. The fellow was a total bro.
You have an writer over for the night.
Who are they and how do you entertain them?
Has anyone ever thought about publishing an elite collection of 4chan shitposts? Gore and /b/ are not eligble
>"Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time," Christopher Tolkien observes sadly. "The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away."
>"They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25,"...
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ITT: books for reading on the beach
FUCK THE SUNS TOO BRIGHT NOW I MUST COMMIT AN ABSURD ACT
So I've recently gotten into Tennyson. I loved The Lotos-Eaters, In Memoriam, and everything else.
But I got to The Kraken and I absolutely do not fucking understand it. I tried looking up what it meant on a whim, but there where no clear answers. Does the Kraken represent industry? Science? Religion? Nature? Because I have no fucking clue what this poem's supposed to mean.
If it is supposed to represent one of those things, then why all the ancient imagery, and why the fuck does it die as soon as it surfaces?
Am I just being stupid? Is the answer obvious?
Anyone? I read some more stuff about it but now I'm just more confused. There are so many different interpretations, and none of them explain the death at the end.
he's sleeping until the earth gets fucked up by the wrath of god. i don't understand why he'd rise just to die either, though. anyway, cool poem, thanks OP if i have any miraculous insight i'll check back in
When I read about Crane's biography, I couldn't believe this moron. I feel bad for him. His degradation, his failures, and his suicide. I don't know how anyone can spin his life and personality in a positive light. He was honestly an idiot.
he was a good ass poet, at least.
>...nor ever trust beyond it
>spry cordage of your bodies to caresses
>too lichen-faithful from to wide a breast.
>the bottom of the sea is cruel.
god damn the gays can write.
also, his last words were "goodbye, everybody!" which is fucking great, to say the least.
he was a good poet since he was hyper-sexual, so his mind was pretty virile. being gay in that time period probably made him a little stir crazy, hence adding to the anxiety and passion to his writing.
he was gay, but then messed around with his friends ex-wife, then was confused even more about what the hell he was.
it was bad decision after bad decision.
how valid would you say the critiques on the crit threads are? what kind of people usually give feedback on the pieces of literature posted - are they the more educated, experienced browsers, or just the cynics?
Nobody here reads.
The best of them are pathetic firebrands, who even with generous advice, are ludicrously wrong in the broad picture. That makes up about 5 of them.
The rest are simply plain idiots/trolls, who should be ignored.
Cynics. Anonymity breeds them. You get the rare response that's genuine, but of all the pieces that get posted in those threads, the chance that they pick yours is pretty slim.
For book recs, I like this place, but as far as getting feedback is concerned, I'd rather stick to real life interaction, or even Reddit, over /lit/.