ITT: the best representation of God.
Strikes both awe and fear into the hearts of those that behold Him.
Hey lit whats the meaning of this line
"When cracks begin to show, dont paper over everything we know"
Its from a lyric to a song "They way we are by Jessie Ware"
Sometimes when drywall begins to crack from age or poor maintenance, people put wallpaper over it to hide said cracks. The song's narrator is telling the object of his affection that when their relationship becomes less than perfect, they shouldn't try to hide that behind a thin veneer of faked happiness.
Or something like that.
Wanna read some metaphysics, any suggestions?
Math noob/filhty autodictat here, would like an elementary doubt cleared please
Can I say that all real numbers that can be represented as the length of the one of the sides of a 2D object are not transcendental numbers?
Can I say that all real numbers that cannot be represented as the length of one of the sides of a 2D object are transcendental?
Pic related (sort of?)
When someone tells me he couldn't understand Holden Caulfield's perspective, I am either sure he is lying or some kind of socially inept mongoloid.
Why do guys who bitch all day like "hurr people don't read nowadays" only read contemporary novels?
"Winston realizes that in the face of pain, there are no heroes. Nothing is worse than physical pain." (it's from 1984)
I feel bad after reading this, is there anything in literature that in some way contradicts this?
How many masterpiece have do you reckon have gone entirely unknown because of publishers?
Joyce for example went through years of struggle getting Dubliners published and his later stuff only arguably got published because of his connections. This is a guy who is central to canon and wrote some of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century.
any thoughts? I've just read some pages and it seems pretentiuos at best, and, at worst, a rather poor attempt at a multiperspectival narration
I want to read, but I'm wary of being memed by the publishing industry. The mixed review from readers don't help, although I'm not sure if the book is avarage or if it's just a reaction from the hype around it
I read it, and thought it was bad. Not dreadful, and it's nice to read a big book, but bad. The quality isn't high enough, and it didn't need 900 pages. I don't know how the guy got paid 2 million dollars for that. I find it hard to believe a company would pay him more than $50k, if that.
should I buy a Kindle? Will I save money??
I read 50-100 books a year. I also abandon about 15 or so due to boredom or dislike and my library doesnt have an effective interlibrary loan (which I would certainly use if I could). I pay for usually 3-4 of them.
Depends, do you have a list of a few hundred books right now that you want to read and are in kindle ready formats?
I did, so it was an easy choice for me. Books will always feel nicer to smell and touch. But creepy library germs, ew. Purchasing physical copies is out of the question for me because I simply don't have the space to house thousands of books, nor would I want to really when I can have them in a digital format. I'm not a hoarder, and it's really easy to start and never stop buying books.
With Calibre (free software) it's as easy...
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Short Story/prose General:
Has anyone ever read a short story without a narrative, or where the narrative is unimportant?
I like the idea of writing a piece of prose that focuses on an aura of a place or a person. Maybe just a character piece.
But then I think to myself, 'hey, Wordsworth, why not write a poem in that case you fucking idiot?'
Anyone done a good job of that, Short prose is very difficult to write.
Can you recommend books that deal with self-hatred, shame, solitude, self-inferiority, the inability to make real connections with people and to even know what they truly think under all their false appearances?
Already read Steppenwolf and No Longer Human.
>The Count of Monte Cristo
>The Three Musketeers
>Twenty Years After
>The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later
Help me choosing editions /lit/. It can be either English or Spanish.
I just got done with "Annie On My Mind" and I'm looking for more God tier Lesbo books. What are your suggestions?