Are there Marlon Brando fans here?
I'm thinking of reading his memoirs 'Songs my mother thought me'
Ah as someone who loves both Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness I think you have to just view them as very different works and not an adaption. More like how Ulysses and Odyssy relate
Are any /lit/izens going to AWP at the end of the month?
If so, does anyone want to meet up for an offsite event and drinks?
Are sci-fi authors like Philip K. Dick, J. G. Ballard and William Gibson memes, or actually worthw reading? I like sci-fi movies and would like to read more in the genre.
Recommend me 'literary' sci-fi.
Would you trade your mediocre brain for the brain of a genius with inhuman levels of intrapersonal intelligence whose introspects constantly every waking moment, finding profound but horrific truths of human existence that torture him until he eventually loses every sense of identity, humanity and kills himself at the ripe ol age of 30?
All right, /lit/, what is beauty?
Can this entire book be read in one day?
I have a day off from work and I was wondering if i could actually read the entire thing tomorrow.
I don't get it
What publication of Leviathan by Hobbes do you recommend, /lit/?
Oxford World's Classics (edited by J. C. A. Gaskin)
Hackett Classics (Edwin Curley)
or Penguin Classics (C. MacPherson)
Oxford is good and unexpensive. Hackett is a little bit more expensive but is also more scholarly. Don't know about the Penguin, but wouldn't trust it when you can access the other too. I have the Oxford one, I like it, although if I could I'd buy the Hackett edition.
the Hackett one seems to be definitive in content with the Latin additions - I think it's completely modernized in language with extensive citations/glossary etc.
Oxford apparently is too, but I heard a reviewer saying it kept anachronisms like "thou" and so on, if I were going to choose the cheaper one with the bonus of original language, I'd rather go all the way with it rather than some inbetween
sorry if I'm rambling a bit, it's pretty late here
About to buy Infinite Jest
Hardcover or Paperback?
if Paperback, this one or the sky and clouds cover?
Thanks to the lovely sites in the sticky, I've amassed quite a few academic textbooks I'd like to read for the sake of learning. It's daunting, though, to have 500-1600 pages to pull through. Is it realistic to try to read a textbook for fun or does it just take so fucking long you're likely to give up?
Anyone else read textbooks for fun? What's your take?
Are there any other Science Fiction books like Dune? I read this book and it's gottne my back into reading, and I'd like to find other books like it.
Any recommendations on the Swedish literature?
>inb4 cuck literature
>book you're currently reading
>opinions on it so far
>books you'll read next
>pretty good, I understand why it's memed so much here but I still like it. I've been reading it very slowly and I think it will take me a long time to finish
>kafka's complete stories or no one writes to the colonel
>Almost done with it though. I'll read Molly's monologue tonight. It's undoubtedly a masterpiece. I never thought a novel could be so great and inventive at the same time. I feel like I should reread with supplemental material later.
>I have Mason & Dixon, Lolita and Blood Meridian to read, not sure which one I should pick up first.
What are your thoughts on book, /lit/?
I just read the book and want to know what to think of it, so I won't post any thoughts about it.
But, I might post some shitty yes or no question so I can tell myself that I'm not just looking for validation.
What's /lit/'s opinion on lovecraft?
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