>It is one of "those days" in which you feel strange and "low".
>You can't read, you can't write, yet you feel the drive, just not the energy.
>The hours pass, and the guilt, and the frustration, indicating that you are wasting the day, consume you.
How do you deal with this situation, if you experience it, obviously.
Reading Pierre by Melville really helped me snap out of my delusion that you had to work yourself to the bone every day (which ironically was instilled in me by reading Moby Dick about two years earlier). I don't know. I just came to accept that some days I won't be "on", but that I've been doing what I do long enough to know that I'm not going to stop doing it just because I have a bad day.
I believe this process is referred to as "growing up".
Surely there has to be someone that comes close, right?
So, misogynistics of /lit/: how can you justify your views while knowing the first novel was written by a Japanese gal?
What is the most /lit/ job (NEET isn't a job) in the sense that you can read a lot while working without reading being your actual function? Preferably night shift and I don't really care about the pay.
Can anyone recommend some books about the history of fascism?
How do you guys pronounce these two words?
I've heard patrician pronounced Puh TRISH-IN and Puh TREE SHIN
I've heard plebeian pronounced PLEHH BEE IN and PLEBIAN
Can some english major or patrician direct me to the proper pronunciation?
Can you recommendations me any books written by a woman? Its actually posible to distinguish if a book is written by a woman if you don't know it?
George Elliot is God tier. Probably should start with Mill on the Floss. The Bronte sisters are also pretty good.
Also have to plug some southern Gothic: Flannery O'Connor, Donna Tartt, Carson McCullers, Shirley Jackson.
In fact, I don't know why but a lot of women have written in the southern Gothic / Gothic genre. Mary Shelly and Ann Radcliffe are pretty great as well.
I didn't enjoy Colorless Tsukuru all that much, but I don't want to give up on Murakami. The beginning of the book was promising, but it just didn't pick up from there I've read/watched multiple reviews of the book and most, especially seasoned readers, seem to dislike it which reassures me; I like his style and the way which he describes a character's emotions, which was what mostly captivated me.
Any suggestions on which book to read next? A friend recommended I read Sputnik Sweetheart, which I already had in mind, so I'll probably be going...
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I just read Wind-Up Bird which is supposed to be his best and thought it was forgettable garbage.
Just read Pynchon for your pop-culture infused magical realism, OR trash them both and read real literature.
1-What book or books are you reading right now?
2-What is you opinion thus far?
Favorite Infinite Jest editions? Mine is pic related but I do like the one with clouds, it seems fitting.
Okay, which versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey should I read?
Does it matter all that much since it's subjective anyway; are there any I should just avoid?
Also, should I read The Odyssey before Ulysses?
I love this E.V Rieu translation. Not sure what the consensus is on it here though
Why is it so much better reading on a kindle than an actual book?
Is it the possibility that you can have all the books with one touch?
With books I have never wanted to hold it and read it for more than a hour. With my kindle I want to read all day and I praise it for giving me the opportunity to read all the books that I want without me spending thousands of dollars on paper
Tl;dl Discuss how all the plebs need to have paper to read are actually in love with the image or reading.
I can only use my kindle in broad daylight cause otherwise the backlight reflects off my glasses and makes it so that I might as well not be wearing them since it's all blurry (yes, even on the lowest brightness setting).
No regrets about buying it though, and I'll still buy physical books and read them too, since like most normal people I give more of a fuck about reading the book than what format I read it in.
Name a better writer than Jorge Luis Borges
>protip: you can't
Just finally picked up a copy of Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Anything important to keep in mind as I read it? I'm not very good at picking up subtleties in books and want to make sure I don't miss anything.
How was highschool for you guys? Who were your favorites back then?
I just got rejected from Bowdoin, first time hearing from a school- Pomona College is in less than an hour. Assuming the college acceptances are the pinnacle of high school so I don't know how it's going.
Never talked once to anyone the whole time, was miserable, stopped attending
Read those really long history books and all the pleb "top 100" shit like catch-22, moby dick etc and didnt get much out of them because i had no energy to think much