What's the most erotic sentence you can write with 6 words or less?
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pic related is mine. Yes; I bought the meme book. I hope it is good.
So far I've read Mao II and All the Pretty Horses
Objetivism or relativism?
Hey /lit/, have the critique threads improved your writing?
I get that there's a lot of talk about how the writing posted is shit and the critique is even worse. However, do you think there's something to be gained from analyzing poor-quality writing or poorly-constructed critique for the sake of improving your own writing?
Sometimes I feel like I learn how to write better from seeing what doesn't work than what does (i.e. reading canonical literature).
No critique threads are terrible. Most of the "critics" are themselves awful writers and, much of the time, the dumbest anons on this board. I've posted various sections from Ulysses, The Recognitions, and poems by Pound and Crane, and they call it pretentious or nonsensical.
I just use them because it's the only place I can post my English writings and hope to get some kind of feedback - and every once in a while you stumble on something amazing, like that Portuguese dude who was translating his (already published) poem-ish thing. He was incredible.
Is Emperor Palpatine the end goal a Nietzsche's philosophy?
Who are some good black authors who don’t talk about muh racism
I hate this book. I don't want to hate it - in fact I'm making this thread so someone here can shed light on it, and maybe encourage me to reconsider my opinion on it.
But it just seemed to me like someone who really wanted to branch out from their regular pulp and so skimmed some Pynchon, got inspired by what they construed through the LSD blear, and jetted this out in one go. Completely missing, of course, the essential structure of the style they found themselves aping.
I thought this before I learned Gibson was a Pynchon fan, and it's only obvious...
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>p-plug into me anon-chan
As a somewhat older anon, I feel bad for you guys who had so much academic shit poured in your ears in college that you havent figured out how to read for pleasure. Neuromancer is definitely not complex enough to put any sort of analysis into.
Why does twain get no love here? His writing is terrific.
Well im finishing this and i did not enjoyed it, why the fuck do you guys praise this? Ok, its quite funny at times but thats all.
The first third was good, the second was mediocre and the third was fucking terrible.
Has anyone got any good book recommendation about fascism that isn't a blatant "Nazis are evulz!!!" ?
I find it an interesting topic and I think it is a shame that there is such a huge taboo about it.
Madrid 1940 by Francisco Umbral. The life of a young fascist in post-civil war Madrid who sees how the Spanish fascist movement (Falange) is taken over by the traditional ruling class (nobility, priests, etc).
desu, arguing in favor of Fascism is like arguing for a monarchy without a religious basis. Even without the trappings of secret police, militarism, and nationalization of culture and industry, having an ideology based on Nationalism is stupidsince nationalism is a spook.
Related genre fiction makes the best arguments for it, in the sense of a one world government where those with merit gained in service become members of the ruling elite.
Why is this board so terrible I have to hide most of the threads anymore to get anything near the quality of threads I saw six years ago?
The problem is that human memory filters out the mediocre and only leaves the very negative and the very positive. So /lit/ was probably very similar 6 years ago but you are just remembering the highlights.
Do you know some good cyberpunk books? I need megacities ruled by megacorporations, neon signs, noir and hard boiled atmosphere, etc.
I have read "Neuromancer"and... I did not like it. It's nice, okay, but I hate the Gibson's style. Snow Crash is funny, but I LOVED "Altered Carbon", "Player One" (don't hate me), and the "Marid Audran series".
I need something like "Johnny Mnemonic" (the movie), "Matrix", "Nirvana" and the "Deux Ex Series".
>Tfw I'm considering writing an 80s-style cyberpunk work once I'm finished with my current work
Who do you write like, /lit/?
Copy and paste a writing sample of yours into here and post your results.
>tfw submitting multiple samples and keep getting James Joyce
>write something get author
>delete word, get completely different author
>delete another word, get another completely different author
>write gibberish, get joyce
So I've made up my mind to start with the Greeks.(all in the pic related). Please suggest me patrician tire translation for each. Also, for Homer, I'm going with Robert Fitzgerald.
What does /lit/ think about /v/ in general? I haven't played in years but apparently these next-gen games have hollywood-esque budgets and such. It seems as once movies became based off books, /v/ are becoming as such.