I just wanted to write this to thank everyone in /lit.
I feel this is the best online community to discuss literature (it even surpasses 99% of all the non-virtual communities that I've been a part of).
I even enjoy the "bad" posts; I truly like not knowing when someone is criticizing a book honestly and when they're not. And, to be honest, the people that are just having a laugh bring a much appropriate vibe to the whole thing.
Some of my favorite books I've discovered because of you, and I've also come to have a more critical...
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>tfw you shitpost on /lit/ and get new books to read
Whatchya reading, anon?
The fuck did I just read?
Is this difficult?
How can one man be so right about everything?
>Schweitzer, Albert -- Detest him.
Obviously made a bad impression at Koblsheim. Odd considering Schweitzer's cousin (Fritz) and Nabokov's cousin (Nicolas) were in fact very good friend and Fritz even let Nicolas feature on his programs.
"Ulysses is unreadable. If you threw a dictionary in a wood-chipper it would come up with a very accurate and thematically similar sequel.
Reading Infinite Jest is like feeling around in a dark room full of mouse-traps. Sometimes you manage to find one and figure out how to disarm it, but it's more painful to keep going and in the end isn't worth it.
Gravity's Rainbow is sort of like listening to the radio when you're driving from one town to another and both towns have a station on the same frequency. In this case, one town has a WWII...
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Ulysses is in no way unreadable. That notion is what keeps many people from enjoying it. There are segments, of course, that are more difficult and sometimes antiquated than others, but even then the flow and beauty of the prose is enough to keep reading.
IJ one is pretty accurate
Thematic dualism is a valid style, and Pynchon makes it enjoyable. It's like listening to two radio stations playing complementary tracks.
this actually makes me want to read them more.
The fact that intelligent and artistically aware individuals wrote these works, and that these works sit within their ouvres of other works of unquestionable artistic merit, makes me want to wrestle with them.
I was already going to read Ulysses and maybe GR, but I didn't want to touch IJ and now I do.
To make music you have got to know how to play an instrument. To make movies you need some willing actors and a camera. To make love you need a willing lover. To make computer games you need some painting and some coding skill. Thus those are arts. But how is writing an art? What makes a writer an artist? What are those special arts in which writing man excells? My dog can bark for you a Hemingway, a Robert Frost and a Chekhov. What is so special about people composing the pastas? And why do they deserve respect?
Who is the Taylor Swift of literature?
why /lit/ hates Austen?
because most of the population here are squeamish teenage eliots who simultaneously hate women and are desperate to find a girlfriend and the only way they can feel any kind of misguided superiority in their worthless lives is by hating popular things made by women
Do you like to smoke weed before reading? Or do you find it makes it too difficult?
Write how would you introduce yourself as a character in a story
Dear friend now in the dusty clockless hours of the town when the streets lie black and steaming in the wake of the watertrucks and now when the drunk and the homeless have washed up in the lee of walls in alleys or abandoned lots and cats go forth highshouldered and lean in the grim perimeters about, now in these sootblacked brick or cobbled corridors where lightwire shadows make a gothic harp of cellar doors no soul shall walk save you.
Why are children of writers almost always so shit? wouldn't they be given the tricks of the trade and know what it takes ? or is this all pre determined from birth
Norman Mailer's kids are notorious shitters.
Pic related is Stephen King's daughter
probably because writers put more energy into their works than into educating their children, it's always been the case. Even Aristotle commented that Socrates's kids were all stupid losers.
I am trying to read this:
At my Kindle tablet, but, as you may have figured, it's an incredibly difficult task since it's a pdf with pictures, the pages are too tiny and zooming in at the kindle is very difficult because of the lag. I am wondering if there is a software made to help this somehow? Or anything that I can do? Thanks beforehand
Computer or tablet.
I read PDFs through the dropbox app on my iPad. For some reason I haven't yet found a major app that handles being able to zoom but still have a smooth, continuous scroll. I've tried other apps where you have to zoom out before you scroll to the next page, or there is a bit of a resistance to getting to the next page if you are zoomed in.
Post godtier Shakespeare. I'll start.
>You know your mother means to feast with me, And calls herself Revenge, and thinks me mad: Hark, villains! I will grind your bones to dust And with your blood and it I'll make a paste, And of the paste a coffin I will rear And make two pasties of your shameful heads, And bid that strumpet, your unhallow'd dam, Like to the earth swallow her own increase. This is the feast that I have bid her to,