I'm looking for a word, can you help?
I'm trying to write something along the lines of:
The Haldane Mission resulted in France & Russia making Britain commit to it's role as Naval hegemon in the North Sea.
Is there a word to better describe France and Russia's actions unto Britain?
It's not quite being 'placed' as " "
It is more of a confirmation of the position; as if Britain previously fulfilled this role in an unofficial capacity but it was now recognised as a necessary role.
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>decides to show my writing to friends
>they say it's shit
>I've been feeling sick and anxious for 3 days now
Does it get better with experience or will I suffer every time I try to show people my writing?
my personal experience is that they'll give you shit just because you're trying and showing passion. usually, they don't even read it and make fun of you for being dedicated and serious about something.
further proof: ive been on both sides of the situation and that the exact reason why I made fun of them
looking for some expansion on the basic themes, characters, context etc from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Studying it at A-Level (I know, simple text that doesn't suit the level of study - but we didn't choose it)
my teacher pitches everything below our level and I'm looking for some obscure references that I can draw on in my exam
general discussion welcomed
Hello, /lit/fags. First time poster here, I made a translation of a Bulgarian poem, one of my favorites by a favorite poet. I'd like some critique or betterment recommendations.
Thank you in advance and enjoy reading otherwise.
Are you biographists, /lit/ ?
Does knowing an author personally makes the interpretation of his work better / more legit?
I think it's better for political works, and worse for aesthetic ones, since in that case the only purpose it serves is to tie the work to the world of gossip, slander, and other social power plays.
>inb4 all works are political
droning politicians who can't abide something existing without using it for power, plz go
I'm currently in a sort of dry spell, where everything I write and say is unoriginal, unfunny, and generally worthless. I always stumble and lose my place when I'm trying to say something, I cant write a sentence with decent syntax to save my life, and whenever I'm writing something for school I fuck up on a letter every other word. Anyone else go through periods where you cant write or say anything good? If so, how do you get out of it?
My whole life was EXACTLY like that until recently (couldn't put two fucking words together). I honestly think that in my inmost heart I just gave up or the drug damage took its toll.
Just keep practicing. Read "The Elements of Style," it should rub off on you.
Has anyone on /lit/ read Life and Fate? What are your thoughts on it? Should I read this or Buddenbrooks first?
italian pedo shit
what was he doing between 1973 and 1990?
Are Argentines deserving of their literary reputation, or do they have that reputation only because the rest of Latin America is shit?
Latin America has great literature, and it is beating both Spain and Portugal for quite some time now.
You don’t have even read anything of that part of the world and yet somehow find yourself in the position to call a lot of material “shit”.
So how many of you have latched on to literature as a way to deal with no qt gf?
If you read literature to cope with no qt3.14gf it's probably a more endemic problem that is pervasive in all areas of your social life. To answer your question, no, I latched on to literature as escapism for being a hopeless NEET.
>"Do you fuck Mommy?" he asks. "You said I could," he pleads hastily, as he sees me gape at him in surprise.
What did Heller mean by this?
Prove me wrong /lit/
I discovered this board about three years ago and I had posted a thread asking which books to read for someone who has not read anything besides some books for young kids when growing up. The first comment was this book. I had purchased it and it still sits in my bookshelf untouched after realizing I couldn't get past the first 5 pages.
I've never read any work of Albert Camus so I've decided to buy pic related translated by Matthew Ward. What am I in for?
hi dumbner-i mean /lit/.
why should i read books? will books get me a gf?
absolutely. you get one after 500 book. but? if you wait and get to 1000 book, you get to the next qt tier. they have to be real books though, no large-prints or cut-and-rebind short stories (I tried)
I don't care if you read books. In fact, I don't want you to.
Knowledge is for the capable and the ignorant unwashed masses shouldn't waste their time pretending to understand Goethe and Epictetus.
The Super Mario Brothers and My Little Pony are more your speed.
1. You were an infant once. It's never too late to start thinking.
2. Like what you do is challenging or important. Just stare at paper until you can drop names and point at other people's ideas. How's your cashier job treating you?
3. For the love of god never become a teacher or a parent you pretentious faggot.