I wanna read Infinite Jest at some point soon, does anyone have any recs for less complex stuff to ease me into that kind of literature?
How can he remember so many details of his infancy? What he did, what he ate and what he was wearing in a particular day thirty years before. Could you, anon?
He has to be making up most of the book.
>How can he remember so many details of his infancy?
If you had read Proust and understood his distinction between voluntary and involuntary memory you'd know the answer to this.
What are the most beautiful sounding words, in any language? I like "Madrugada." It's Portuguese, referring to the time when the sky is blue just before sunrise.
Recommend some westerns.
I've read butcher's crossing and blood meridian so far.
Should I study law?
So did aliens actually abduct him and is that why he's unstuck in time?
Or is he imagining it all in his head and basing what he believes off things he takes subconciously from his real life?
Because I think both arguments can be made.
or does it not matter.
title says it all
Whats the best music to listen to while reading Dune?
Feeling pretty proud of my nation. What are some good russian authors? Not the big ones like tolstoy or gogol, ones that aren't discussed as much.
Is there a place where I can find like a bunch of autistic people writing what they believe to be self published literary masterpieces. not to make fun of them, But I just want to know what like super edgy people think is good in their perspective.
Just want to read self published shit but by really autistic people. As in autistic people writing what they believe to be Ulysses, not like an autistic person writing the next Dune. I only say that because i feel like autists have a penchant for science fiction and I want to see autistic literary fiction.
probably the closest thing you're going to get to that is the autistic super smash brothers fanfic, it's ongoing and also the longest piece of writing of all time
it's like the romace of the three kingdoms of autism
Finally just past the half-way mark, started in December.
Why do I suck so hard at Pynchon? I finished IJ + etcetera within 4 months or so.
Same thing happened to me with TCoL49, still took me like a month despite how short it is. I actually enjoy Pynchon but I feel like I revert to 1st grade reading level in his works.
Rate this haul. What should be read first. Post your new purchases.
People who are 30+: do you remember thinking that literature was moving in a certain direction? Were you right, did you predict any trends?
And in general, did you see the world going this way (vis a vis technology, environment, socially, whatevs)?
>tfw you find the guy you've been writing love poetry about for the last three years
Why are homosexual romances so patrician?
is it safe to call Infinite Jest one of the most overrated books of all time?