Has anyone on /lit/ actually read this book?
All memes aside, I thought it was an excellent, albeit lengthy, novel when it came to conveying the atmosphere of elitism and consumerist society that has fostered the widespread depressive, amoral, and nihilistic attitudes in this generation.
I don't see why people shit all over this book, even if a few chapters are just one-sentence rambling of drug addicts.
What do you think of this book?
>the atmosphere of elitism and consumerist society that has fostered the widespread depressive, amoral, and nihilistic attitudes in this generation.
confirmed for not understanding the book
Hey /lit/, one day I want to apply for a MFA in creative writing.
Here's a poem I wrote:
Halls laid in motely
The fabrics dyed
Tiles of white looking vomit
and racks of white plastic eyes
The sets of products so near to mirrors,
like rivers of watery mercury they scry out
in their varying colors and shines:
A comely dressed crowd roams the factory
floor, milling about, buying themselves.
How far away from good enough am I?
/lit/ how does one overcome oblomovitis and ennui ? is there a way ?
>actually trying to understand why you don't feel like leaving bed
>stop making dumb threads with obscure words in order to make anons insecure about their patrician status
>going to the gym and taking some Sun bathing / Vitamin D replenishment
It all works.
By not caring about it. The more you try to overcome something, the more you let the thing in question control you.
For example, a person who constantly wants to be socially-accepted by society will work day in and day out to conform to his peers, making himself miserable. However, if the man stops caring altogether about whether or not he fits in, the psychological tension is alleviated.
In other words, man often makes psychology problems for himself by associating with meanings in his mind. Let go of those things and you'll no longer be troubled by them.
What arguments can you make against cartesian skepticism?
Come up with the stupidest line of (original) poetry you can.
Gobble gobble gobble; cluck, cluck.
Would Dante have wanted Virgil as his guide if he knew about his sexuality? Did he know?
Can we all agree that the best part of Inferno was when Dante espoused that Julius Caesar being killed was one of the worst things to befall humanity, because he represented a unified Italy under divinely orchestrated rule?
>characters who keep showing up in yr fiction
>tfw don't know how to write protagonists that aren't sensitive artists
Didn't started with the greeks, trying to go with this guy, but i feel that sometimes he is presenting stuff i could read in earlier philosophers. Should I stop this and go back?
I can understand most of the ideas he is presenting, but in some points i'm having some difficult.
Good news anon, Hegel wrote his own History of Philosophy which covers the development of his Idea!
It's actually pretty fucking interesting too
Am I the only one that absolutely can't focus on audio books?
Was Nabokov's dislike of Faulkner anything but jealousy?
Nabokov's attitude towards Faulkner seems to be one not merely of distaste but of hatred and disdain. He completely disregards him as a major Western writer. Not only does this fly in the face of the average judgment of Faulkner, it sets up a rather embarrassing contrast between Faulkner's work and Nabokov's.
In comparing the two, I think you pretty clearly and immediately see effort vs genius. Nabokov's writing is great, beautiful, evocative, alluring, but you can also see the careful...
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Nah, he just didn't like his work. Nabby's criticism isn't all that different from what you see here.
If I don't like it, it's shit. If I thought it was just ok, it's shit. If I am intimidated and afraid I don't understand, it's pretentious shit.
>Faulkner is the sort of genius you see Mozart depicted as in the movie "Amadeus." Effortless, tireless, undying, he seems to literally shit brilliance.
Certainly not on the level of Mozart. This also implies Mozart didn't work his ass off. How can you be this bad at watching a movie?
As I Lay Dying, The Sound & The Fury, and Absalom, Absalom! are the three works of Faulkner I've read. Will try to get around to reading Light in August as some point. People say Joe Christmas is a wondrous character.
Time to stock up on pipe tobacco and whiskey, again.
For me it's Edgar Allan Poe. Nice prose AND he helped created the modern short story. He also inspired me to write.
Elliot Rodger, because he is the greatest author of the 21st century
Why can't anyone adapt McCarthy well in film? Franco flopped, the Road was just okay and No Country was good but I didn't feel it was good enough.
Now they are talking about, or have been forever, about a BM movie.
No one wants to do NC 17, but that's what you need for McCarthy
How fast does /lit/ read? Any tricks in improving that rapidness?
Thoughts on fast vs. slow? Do you think is bullshit? Go Go gO!
how to deal with this when pic related aint enough? i seem to need absolute silence to read... is there a way to block you mind from external stimulus?
ive thought of trying those but do they really make a practical difference?
thats too much trouble, plus new ones would arrive. i prefer to move, but you never know what kind of nig youre getting when you arrive at a new place and im looking for a permanent way to deal with it.
sometimes i wish i was deaf.