I always see people on /lit/ talk like they've published a bunch, and it doesn't seem genuine
Who here on /lit/ is actually published? And sells well?
And who are you?
the people on /lit/ who've published tend to be people who've got a story snuck by some middling litmag editor
i've never seen anybody claim in any plausible way to be published in a selling-type way
(there are also some academics who have published books no one buys, but i think you're referring to fiction)
I've seen a bunch of people refer to their sleuth of best-selling books or whatever, and want to know if they're memeing, or there are actually best-selling authors who like to post on /lit/
Why are cook books so popular? They are literally always at the top of this best-selling list.
>Falling into a time warp where it's 1956
In a modern, middle class household, both parents are working.
As for OP's question, it would be easy to say you know beyond doubt there's going to be one thing when you buy a copy of "Guy Fierri's UPDATED* Tour of Flavortown 2016" , and thats food recipes.
What would you ask from him, /lit/?
Now that the dust has settled
What does /lit/ think about The Magicians by Lev something
How to best live your life in the age of Kali Yuga?
What book by Alexandre Dumas (father) would you recommend? Something with that classic light feeling of adventure, that his pieces are known for.
I've read the classics; count of Monte Cristo, the three mousquetaires (also the follow up books) and aventures de John Davys (couldn't find the english name).
I've never been on /lit/ before so cut me some slack.
19 year old NEET here, never figured out what i wanted to be in highschool because i had no friends/motivation. i graduated with 60's which is basically me only showing up to hand in major assignments and exams. for example, i had around 35 absences in each class every semester. through that time of being a complete loner all i did was skip school and read/watch band interviews (among other media of course but music related taking precedence), i even used to write up little album reviews on my shitty tumblr...
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Do any of you have experience with translating texts to a language you're not familiar, using dictionaries?
One of my English teachers once told me her father made her translate texts to English and French.
My mums getting remarried next week /lit/
what /lit/ related material should i use for my speech? I'm coming up blank here
O that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!
Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! O God!
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on't! O fie! 'tis an unweeded garden,
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. That it should come to this!
But two months dead! — nay, not so much, not two:
So excellent a king; that was, to this,
Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother,
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!
Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on: and yet, within a month, —
Let me not think on't, — Frailty, thy name is woman! —
A little month; or ere those shoes were old
With which she followed my poor father's body
Like Niobe, all tears; — why she, even she, —
O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn'd longer, — married with mine uncle,
My father's brother; but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules: within a month;
Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears
Had left the flushing in her galled eyes,
She married: — O, most wicked speed, to post
With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
It is not, nor it cannot come to good;
But break my heart, — for I must hold my tongue!
What should I read first, /lit/?
boy. you're gonna be overloaded after all that. i'd just read a few of them at a time and try to refresh yourself with a few more modern and a few less modern. start with poe or dickens.
>I have always believed that genius and originality should be evident almost at once and delivered like a punch—in a paragraph, a stanza, even an image. One should not have to eat the whole roast to determine it once was a cow. That’s why I always liked Ford Madox Ford’s “page ninety-nine test.” (Wyndham Lewis also laid claim to this method.) Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you
What books pass this?
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS ARGUING AGAINST THAT GUY REGARDING BOOK OF THE NEW SUN vs MOBY DICK. holy fuck. thank you based borges. to answer that, Petersburg by Bely. never been blown away quite like that.
>implying that one reads for 'story'
>implying that the transcendence of the author cannot be revealed in a single paragraph and done consistently through a book
>what is Proust Madeleine scene?
What's some fucking funny poetry
i wanna lmao
Is the Prose Edda best read in German or in English?
(I don't speak icelandic.)
"At one point, Lipsky asks him why he wears the bandana. He tries to explain that it's not a look, it's more a psychological comfort blanket, and that he would take it off but he can't, because if he were to take it off, it would be conceding to critics. "
What are some good books or essays written in defense of minimalism - especially minimalism in the visual arts