I have come to ask your help wise men of /lit/: i need to give a presentation about deconstruction and show an example through a (norwegian) book. When doing a deconstructive analysis am i supposed to try and argue with every fucking established thing or only with major thoughts and themes? Not sure if i understand the whole thing properly. Also general deconstruction thread.
>focus exclusively on the text itself
>list major possible interpretations, both on a textual and a grammatic level(there's an infinte number of them so keep it to the big ones)
>go into detail on how those interpetations interact with eachother, how they contradict and interplay with each other
>tfw yesterday I could write 750 words with no effort, at last finishing that first draft, instead of getting tired and distracted as always when I wrote 500
Feels good, mane.
Any good fantasy books out there?
What do you think of this book, /lit/ ?
I just finished it last night and thought it was pretty shitty but i can't really say why. I think it was because i really hated Amir and really couldn't get over how much of a whimp he was. It might be something else but I can't quite put my finger on it.
What do you think?
>only pedophile in Afghanistan is a white guy
>He was also a HURR DE EVIL NAZEE
That's the most hilarious parts. He went out of his way to make the bad guys the most irredeemable shithead he possibly could no matter how many contradictions it cost.
Is this a good book?
What does the cover look like under the dust-cover for the hardcover edition?
>Introduction by Ron ROSENBAUM
Gee, I don't see how it could be biased at all.
>this guy barges into your classroom
>you're reading Fahrenheit 451
>he takes it from you
What do you do?
I fell for the Solipsism, /lit/. It's starting to mix with Nihilism. I don't want that. How can i get out of it? I hate feeling that nothing else rather than me is real.
What is your favorite literature thats considered an ancient classic?
Bonus points if its something underrated/never talked about.
Aside from Homer
Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, was a tremendous find. Thank Poggio we have it today.
General /lotr/ and /tolkien/ thread.
Who or what the fuck was Tom Bombadil?
How many books have the main character of book 1 becomes just a major character in book 2 onward, with a new character assuming the role of protagonist?
They're still relevant and very prominent, but they're no longer the person we're following.
What are some examples of it being done well?
Image semi-relevant I guess.
Just got a book published off the slush pile based on /tv/'s Godard copypasta.
What does /lit/ think of elves?
>i am one
they should have stayed ugly and mischievous, they've just become the atheist's answer to nymphs
I didn't realize that you wrote such bloody awful poetry
This is the most interesting villain i've seen in a very long time. "The Mule" from Foundation series.
Any other books with interesting villains(not simply antagonists, villains) /lit/ could recommend?
can we get a separate fucking board for sci-fi and fantasy? I'm so tired of seeing this bullshit all the time. There are so many other venues where you can talk about this swill besides this one.
I love that cover
>Any other books with interesting villains(not simply antagonists, villains) /lit/ could recommend?
This one, although a lot of it may seem a little familiar post-Game of Thrones
Where do you buy your books, anon?
I'm tired of reading books on a computer, I want to feel the book, I want to smell the old and sticky pages.
Where is recommended to buy used books without getting Jewed? There seems to be a lot of websites for it but which are /lit/ approved for both reliability/quality and price?
Oh yeah I'm in Canada, since it seems many provide free/cheap shipping to the US but then for Canada it costs 3 times as much.