How to find science fiction that isn't shit ?
I'll try to explain specifically what turned me off in the few books of the genre I read since about a year, please give me some books that aboid these perceived flaws and discuss
>Rendez-vous with rama
My favourite of the bunch but the dialogs are really B-grade and are full of humorous bits that really don't fit in with the narrative, also the characters are really bland and are basically heroes without flaws that just do anything when convenient. Also I didn't...
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Am I stupid for not being totally enamored by V?
Any writers as /fa/ as Kafka?
Got all these for 30$
What should I read first. Almost done the once and future king.
Has anyone here read any good Australian literature? As someone from Australia, all the aus-lit I seemed to read in high school was about aborigines and was boring af
Yeah I don't understand why but Australian lit is completely limited to Aboriginal shit or WW1 books.
My goal is to write a novel about life in Townsville that portrays the place in its truest light. Racism will play a large part but it will be presented objectively to show how little it really matters one way or the other.
In certain academic works I see references to other works listed as (Last name, Year). How do I use that to find that particular work/study? Sometimes using the name, year, a little info about the subject, and google works. Other times it doesn't.
Is it an elaborate meme? Complete trash? A masterpiece? Plz explain.
It is like Gaddis, only Gaddis knew how to drew a line in the sand, and Gass forgot the border between the literary and pure rambling.
On the other hand, it is quite authentic ... true to its narrator.
/lit/ writes a short story collection
continuing from last thread
-attach a name to your story, unless you want to remain anonymous
-have fun :-)
post stories, get feedback, etc
deadline as of now is feb 29th, but if there aren't enough entries i'm not opposed to extending it
What does /lit/ think of William Butler Yeats's poetry?
Quite good. Poetic powers waxed with age while still being formidable and distinct at all/most stages of his career. A little bit too much "muh Ireland" for my tastes but that's hardly unique to him.
Interesting plays BTW, very brief and poetic. Check out Purgatory.
best english poet. supreme is his use of beautiful language, use of a style that is at times difficult but never inscrutable and is a joy rather than a chore to try and interpret, vivid in his dealing with lose and tragedy, able to comment on contemporary world events and trends without being pretentious or any of it feeling shoe-horned and in a way that maintains its relevance for all time.
>form an intimate connection with the characters and/or the author
Years ago a mate said something of the sort that he enjoys reading a few pages from a book a day so that he spends more time with it and its world. Back then I thought it was just an excuse for being really lazy but yeah now im feeling it
If the entirety of a book is expended to you on first reading, then its probably not a good book. Those books are like dead whores. Good books are eternal friends.
I could reread those books from my personal canon any time of day and feel either the same or an even vaster connection than when I first read them.
Who are some authors that have good takedowns of meme religions such as Protestantism?
Yes or no?
>Maybe people will think I'm smart if I use obscure language!
Seriously /lit/, I dare you to name me a more dissapointing writer!
>I'm so dumb I can't understand what he says!
>do phd research on lacan, foucault, derrida, levinas, kristeva
>spend half my adult life reading them
>come to /lit/ and post universally well-known fact that they were obscurantists (and occasionally hacks)
>undergrads who have never read any of their work post "Seems like you just can't understand them m80 :^)"
>briefly consider posting CV on /lit/
How do i better remember what i read? Is it just a case of repetition (repeated readings)?
Read Yates and Carruthers for basics, then learn with Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium and Medieval methods.