Any of these good? Come on out, fellow plebs
this is clearly a take on man's complex relationship with his inner animality, between the necessity to live in a community and the desire to fulfill one's urges. The theme of metamorphosing hints at the way personality is not determined and eventually led to change but may refer as well to the notion of gender.
Definitely a modern book that also raises general questions like the division of the self but conveying it through a sic-fi context, that's clearly where lies the originality of the text
Give me similar books to the Tao te ching
>tfw you just remember the insecure teenager shit you submitted to your creative workshop class as a freshman in college
>tfw people say its good and you wonder if they're bullshitting you or not
Thats when I learned to always be my best critique partner. People will almost always just sugarcoat because A) They want to be nice or B) They lack the knowledge themselves.
Half way through this...
It's beautifully written but the hardest thing to read... It's so terribly depressing. Every time he finds happiness in something it's taken away from him. The very first chapter of this book even left me with watered eyes... Will I end up crushed by the end?
> Half way through this...
get the fuck out of here before you get this perfect novel spoiled for you
the ride has just began,i'm surprised it's even possible to stop at the middle of reading it
how many words a day do you write, /lit/? does having a daily goal even help?
A few hundred.
I make a goal of recording at least some coherent thoughts each day to keep in shape. It helps me stay in shape.
As for fiction, I'm in a rut right now.
So I'd say, on average, 500 words a day. 2000 on an exceptional day, which I haven't had in a while. 300 on a bad day.
What does /lit/ think of this?
Yeah...it's all based on events/encounters that can't be verified. It's no different than Joseph Smith looking into his hat at the 'seer stones' but not allowing anybody else to look at them.
What did you believe in when you were 16? What did you read?
>tfw you're too mentaly unstable to properly function in society
>tfw you're not mentaly unstable enough to create fantastic works of art
Contrary to what you may think, having a shitty life doesn't automatically make you talented. It's not like the third world kids working in sweat shops are writing the greatest works of the century or anything.
Man, I had an entire series of epic harbinger dreams for my psychosis that I patched into a novel via automatic writing and they're the shittiest shit shit shit that ever shat shit. At the time they felt religiously significant though. In addition to that being shit, the story of how I went psychotic is also considered shitty, apparently being "elementary school level fiction". My own life makes for a bad story. And I'm psychotic.
Really, any kind of psychotic-spectrum condition will just mean a jumbled hodgepodge of symbolism. The odds of it being...
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>people believe that its possible to differentiate between sympathy and empathy
>the audacity to assume theirs contrast between the two
Can we please stop this
when you hear the words being used everyday, it becomes annoying.
To be clear, there IS no actual contrast between the two. To the person receiving your emotion, sympathy and empathy will feel the same.
People say they empathize with some so they can get closer to them, but in reality, the process of "feeling" sympathy/empathy are the exact same and displayed the exact same.
what's the point of reading if you're going to forget everything
Who will write his biography?
And we all agree he is by the far the most intersting political figure for a biography in our modern day?
There'll probably a few dozen being thrown around once he's dead. I think he'll probably write an autobiography like Yeltsin and Gorby.
>And we all agree he is by the far the most intersting political figure for a biography in our modern day?
He's certainly one of the most interesting political figures of our modern day, but unless his biography includes enough information about his political decisions, it could end being pretty boring.
Hi /lit/, are you smart enough to join MENSA, the international society of geniuses? Find out by answering the pictured riddle! No cheating, now!
Have you all gotten your copies of The Secret in the Basement yet? It's the new book from the author of The Legend of the 10 Elemental Masters.
He has two books. Elemental Masters is about a battle to save the Earth from elemental destruction. The Secret in the Basement moves to a more ordinary story wherein a young man having dreams about weird symbols ends up on a quest fighting monsters. Both are written in a script-like format attempting to replicate the experience of playing an RPG.
Post a book that you think no one else on /lit/ has read before. If somebody has read your book, you have to read the book he posted.
>inb4 /lit/ memes
Is the Michael Glenny's translation of Master and Margarita accurate and superior compared to other translators?
These fucks like it better when its difficult to understand lol
also i disagree with u necessarily stating that one canon of literature can be necessarily superior to another "superiortiy" and "Inferiorty" are just mental constructs and cant actualy be realoverthrow the capitalists#voteberniesanders