I'm reading a lot of Mishima's work right now and I'm already worried I'll reach the end of it soon.
Can you recommend me any authors who share his aesthetic vision? I want to read about beautiful death and violent elegance. The Japanese historical context is also interesting but not necessary.
Well if you can point me to any published ones I'll check them out.
It seems like your suggestions are all about historical, factual accounts of war. Obviously I haven't read them, so maybe I'm mistaken. But I'm more interested in the conflict of brutality and elegance that defines his style.
I'm sorry if my words don't adequately describe it.
What did he actually mean by this?
its supposed to be a really loud noise. Its literally "lightning" in a bunch of different languages "kammina" being japanese. If you are familiar with the song Finnegan's Wake then its the part where he falls off the ladder
there's an image that got posted here that blocked each letter off and said something meaningful about it.
about all I can remember is that it is the thrust-together result of many language's word for thunder, and yet is an onomatopoeia for thunder.
there's more to it, but that's the gist.
Poem thread time. I need to present one of my choice to a class of twenty so make it count.
Fleas by Anon
I have read Dubliners and will read Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man before I start Ulysses. But what books should I be familiar with before I start this?
GUYS! I got an essay to write a book report about the book "Where There's Smoke" by Ed McBain. The problem is that I've forgotten a LOT of the names, literally every name in the book... If someone has read the book I would gladly receive a list of some of the names.
And also, can you give me some tips of some plots or other moments in the book that I should include to make it better?
I noticed this on the new arrivals shelf at the library today. I honestly never thought I'd see Martin Luther erotica.
>She was a nun of noble birth. He, a heretic, a reformer…an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire.
>In the 16th century, nun Katharina von Bora’s fate fell no further than the Abbey. Until she read the writings of Martin Luther.
>His sweeping Catholic church reformation—condemning a cloistered life and promoting the goodness of marriage—awakened her...
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Boy, I never get enough
>he raped his sister Phoebe
Those things are just the damn tops, a bunch of phoney jokes taking an honest work about a smart young man trying to cope with the fake adult world and perverting it with vomity sex memes.
>She really did look damn good in it, though. I have to admit it. And don’t think she didn’t know it. She kept walking ahead of me, so that I’d see how cute her little ass looked...
Holy shit how did I not remember this part? What the fuck?
What should /lit/izens do/see in Paris? Going for a visit soon, would appreciate some insight if you have any.
Just like the previous one - a selection of 100 books that /lit/ picks. I'll begin the poll with voting for The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
I've been on a long, long hiatus from serious reading so need a good book.
I am feeling the season and I doubt I could get through any melancholia, so /lit/, show me your the best books to read in spring. Shit that cuts at the essence of life, birth, etc.
>You will never be a french man in the 1800s
ITT: We trigger pseudo-patricians by posting authors who are over-hyped beyond any discernible talent.
What do you guys think of pic related?
We're reading it in my Lit 2 class. I appreciate some of the rhetorical devices, but I haven't yet found it literary valuable.
Easily among the few noteworthy and influential contemporary authors.
You know I'm right.
>let go of page
I haven't read a book in over a decade.
Recommend me something good.