For the ones that understand korean, what book is this one on pic related?
>The Silmarillion is my holy book
Is there a woman more hardcore in all of literature than Medea? I've been really stimulated lately in regards to how powerful she is as a figure, cackling, her golden eyes radiating beams of light, the dark trail of smoke dragging behind her serpent drawn chariot as she takes flight from another city left in ruin, it's people descending into a violent chaotic mob in the wake of the disaster her magic has brought upon them
Rebel uprisings are a dime a dozen. Medeas rage was beyond that, primordial in it's intensity. She carried the torch of all the ancient chthonic Gods of the old ages of the world who had been made to bow before the Olympian order. She was their fury incarnate.
Why do I not like books when reading them, and then realize how good they were upon further reflection after the fact? It kind of ruins the experience.
because youre trying to force yourself to get through it for whatever reason & you havent allowed yourself to connect emotionally with, or relate to, the characters & story.
you might want to reconsider reading as a hobby. have you tried needlepoint?
Took a break from classic lit to read pic related.
It was meh. What did you guys think? Who would your visitor have been? Why were the scientists in such a hurry to get rid of the visitors? Seemed like good enough contact with the planet for me.
Mine would probably be my dead cat. God help us all.
It's not one of my favorites from Lem. I liked some of the bits that talk about exploring space and making contact as a pseudo religion. I guess I just couldn't relate to his personal struggles as much even though going by my personal experience I really should. And all that pseudo science clogging up a good story. It would make for a great horror game setting though.
I liked Fiasko and the Invincible much more.
It's recent english translation is highly recommended than what's been available because of that whole Polish to french to english deal instead of a direct translation. Ebook only
The science portions were my favorite parts personally, the insert with the pilot getting interviewed was a great way to describe the unreality of it all.
Okay just finished reading Fahrenheit 451 and I was truly blown away, I thought it was an amazingly nuanced and thoughtful look into ignorance and the dangers of conformity, how does /lit/ feel about the book?
I feel like Bradbury really has been proven correct. The ideas of self-censorship, of mindless media that drowns out life, have proven prophetic. The media became corporate and completely dumbed down. And it is relentless.
Yeah honestly despite this whole "progressive" movement getting really popular and the world as a whole is becoming more accepting, it's still not a world were people are actually open-minded and imaginative, it's just become the new fashion now to pretend to be "progressive". People are still judgmental of different ideas and concepts. Just you wait and see how "accepting" all these "like-minded liberal individuals" will be once they turn 60. I bet they'll be...
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name an author who writes sex in a non-cringe, and non-purple-prose way. pic unrelated
Is this still the most agreed on collection of essential books to read to begin becoming "well read"? I'm in high school and am looking for a list of books I can read in my downtime alongside what's assigned for English so I can have some basis for exploring into some slightly less well known stuff. I just want to read stuff that's good, and will allow me to read other books more effectively. Sorry for being in High School, I know admitting to being that young is something of a faux pas on 4chan, but you guys seem generally constructive.
Who here has read In Cold Blood and wants to talk about it?
I'm almost done with it, and I fucking love it. You really become attached to Perry--I can see why Capote was so fond of him, despite his actions.
I've read up to the point where they have been interrogated, and are basically fucked at this stage. Perry and Dick have just given their testimony of the events of that night.
What authors have you read from those who do not hail from any of the imperialist lapdog states ("1st world")?
It's funny how when a true intellectual writes a novel, it doesn't need one single bit of obscurantism. It's funny how it doesn't use the references / depth as a passport to keep people out / "challenge them" (as DFW put it) but to add extra enjoyment to people who happen to have the knowledge, while doing nothing to deter more casual readers (similarly to The Simpsons, kek).
redditors and millennials like DFW books and referential humour because it makes them feel like they could come up with the same thing
its so easy for instance to reference something for a laugh rather than figure out an actual joke with a coherent punchline that is actually funny
contrast your example, the simpsons to a reddit show like rick and morty which is just references or a man burping a lot and acting silly
But Borges was a true intellectual and many of his stories only seemed obscurantist. He probably embedded philosophical concepts and erudite knowledge in his writing more fluidly than any writer before him, and was without doubt more graceful at it than sf writers.
Recently, I read Robert Alter's "Pen of Iron", which is an analysis of the KJV Bible's influence on American prose writing in terms of style, syntax, and diction. The works it focused on were neo-Biblical works like "Moby-Dick" and McCarthy's works, but I'm interested in the prose styles of writers outside of the neo-Bibilical tradition. I was wondering if anyone can recommend me any books about prose analysis, especially maximalist writers like Pynchon.
Also general literary criticism and nonficiton recs welcome
Has Nietzsche ever been BTFO? Who has the best counterarguments against his philosophy?
Start with the Aristotle.
Pope Benedict has gotten in a few really good blows.
I feel a massive shit comin on. I have a book of rimbauds poems and songs of innocence and experience. what should I bring in?
(pic just sorta there)
Has /lit/ read the greatest poet of the Revolution?