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is l'etranger the worst book that has found its way into worldwide recognition? i just read it and its just a pathetic screed the main idea of which would have a warm reception on reddit
this smug edgy piece of shit just writes a book where he's the main character slowly and methodically jerking himself off
>oh death haha I dont give a fuck domestic violence who gives a shit feels < reals im so cool stay mad sheeple
this isn't philosophy, its just sad bathroom musings
So was his wife in on the Witches' plan or was she just really fucking ruthless and greedy and rolled with it?
I always felt like the way she just jumps on the bandwagon felt suspicious.
She knows. Women weren't allowed to participate in any spirtual matters. So she says 'unsex me here, spirits', to this effect. And she derails away from her sex. Gotta' remembe', It isn't necessarily away from old puppettheatres or fairytales in those linear suspenses.
Holy shit. This book is fucking awesome. I just read it for my six year old nephew and it's fucking GOAT.
>dat beatle paddle battle rhyme
>dat surprise ending with where Mr. Knox rekt Fox
Children's book thread I guess?
Its like you guys dont want your kids to be patrician.
Hi /lit/, I apologise in advance for shitting up your board as I have never posted here. However I am desperate for help. I have an English essay for college and as someone who hasn't studied English for five years I am really struggling. Would anyone be willing to offer some tips, as it could be the difference between passing and failing the module
Which living authors under 40 are likely to have biographies written about them when they die?
Are literary biographies irrelevant in the age of social media?
It depends on who is the author of said biography. The success of a book will result of a book's cover in front of the reader's eyes, seen from a distance. People would buy everything.
Authors? Maybe Eleanor Catton?
How are you celebrating women today?
>decide to read a book which I really wanted to
>10 pages of introduction
>the title of the introduction is "Life and DEATH of the %main character%"
FUCK THIS SHIT
WHY WOULD YOU FUCKING PUT IT ON THE 1ST FUCKING PAGE?
NEVER FALL FOR THIS INTRODUCTION MEME AGAIN
>two editions of the same book
>the blurb for one: "will the characters save the Emperor in time?"
>the blurb for the other: "The Emperor is Dead."
It was a children's historical novel, but God damn was it annoying.
>Life teaches you to be a cynic.
>Bitterness is self taught.
Just came up with it. Pretty nifty huh?
I know I'm not the first person to have thought that. But at the same time, I am litilliterate.
Which philosophers/thinkers have come up with such a sentiment before I did this morning?
Is it acceptable to have a LOTR/Tolkien-style introduction where you establish a few of the basics regarding races/setting/etc beforehand, or is too overdone and/or identifiably Tolkien?
Asking mainly in reference to large works, whose worldbuilding would otherwise take up huge parts of the actual story.
Don't think in terms of originality. If you're writing fantasy there's going to be an assumed degree of derivativeness, so tell your story and present it however way you best see fit. You're not writing experimental literature here, I don't think.
If you want the reader to feel they are reading an academic history of a fictional world an introduction like that might help, if you want them to feel at first alienated by the fantastical world and slowly come to an understanding maybe not.
So I just finished reading this. I thought it was good. Nothing mind-blowing, but enjoyable. Felt like it drew a lot on Gatsby (yellow and the death of the american dream), Catcher (the bildungsroman-with-shit-parents bit), and in a way Lolita (not necessarily the sexual perversion, but the author trying to make us empathize with a very morally gray-going-on-black character.)
Am I a pleb for liking it? If so, tell me why.
Trying to remember this book I read. The cover was just a close-up of the head of a penis, so the color of the meatus filled the entire thing. The urethra was slightly open? Thanks
Where do I start with Jung?
>inb4 wawawa psychoanalysis
shut up I want to read his works and decide for myself
How do I into Zarathustra? A while ago remember someone advised some earlier Nietzsche works to read before starting with this.
You need a pretty strong philosophic background in general, but if it's just Nietzsche we are talking about, Just reac chronologically. You can skip Birth of a Tragedy (it's a great read but not essential).
Dostoyevsky had a big influence on Nietzsche from what I understand - so that's good. But try getting a feel for Kant and Schopenhauer - they should come before Nietzsche too.
I disagree, skipping birth of tragedy is not a good idea, introducing Apollonian and Dionysian ...concepts(?)... especially important to reading beyond good and evil
what is his best book? i want to read one of them
taipei or shoplifting or eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
it's funny that he was pretty much the best writer that was in the 'alt-lit' group and then got booted out, or something. is it even still a thing anymore?