Im about to start reading this for the first time, what should i expect?
Finished part 1 and it was great, but can anyone tell me why
Norton chooses Morini?
It doesn't make any sense to me, sure they're both sort of similar personality wise but there was never any indication that they were involved together, and then boom, after spending one night (not even a romantically engaged one) they're a couple? It doesn't follow.
Yeah sure we as readers feel bad for him because we know he's sicker than he makes out to be, but Norton didn't necessarily know that, and to her he was just the same old Morini, that she was in no way romantically involved with. I'm not opposed to it, but it just seems so abrupt, almost non-sequitur.
What is /lit/'s opinion of Elliot Rodger's 'My Twisted World'
Personally I think it is the best piece of literature ever written.
Elliot Roger is a byproduct of a society that has put too much emphasis on materialism. I have not read his whole manifesto, but part of me can't help but feel a little sorry for him.
I enjoyed it. The unintentionally funny portrait of a mass murderer as an unhappy young sperg. His miserable life was actually an interesting critique of our hedonistic status driven culture.
we've had this discussion many times
the general opinion (which i share) is that it provides a fascinating window into a mind warped by hollywood hyper-capitalism
a less well-shared opinion (though also my own) is that if it had been released without an attendant shooting it would have been hailed as a masterwork by certain lit quarters
is it the best ever written? no, you're trolling. but we take it seriously.
Mнe нa плeчи кидaeтcя вeк-вoлкoдaв,
Ho нe вoлк я пo кpoви cвoeй:
Зaпихaй мeня лyчшe, кaк шaпкy, в pyкaв
Жapкoй шyбы cибиpcких cтeпeй...
- Osip Mandelshtam, the early 1930s.
há-de flutuar uma cidade no crepúsculo da vida
pensava eu…como seriam felizes as mulheres
à beira-mar debruçadas para a luz caiada
remendando o pano das velas espiando o mar
e a longitude do amor embarcado.
Und als sie endlich, fast von nahe, ihn,
aufruhend auf dem Thron von Turmalin,
sich türmen sah, so wirklich wie ein Ding:
empfing die rechte von den Dienerinnen
die Schwindende und hielt sie zu dem Sitze.
Er rührte sie mit seines Szepters Spitze:
... und sie begriff es ohne Sinne, innen.
>historical fiction is stupid made up bullshit
>comic irony and satire are played, done
>maximalism is over and unappealing
>surrealism is too weird to read
>realism blargh too depressing
Experimental fiction is the light, the only way.
Let's write a book like Tundra or Hyper full of haikus
Just throwing it out there
What are some "literary" memoirs (i.e. non-celebrity) that you have enjoyed?
Contemporary recommendations are particularly welcome.
To provide some examples of ones I've recently enjoyed which I've never seen discussed on /lit/:
Tobias Wolff - A Good School
William Inge - My Son is a Splendid Driver
Paul Auster has a few, and I quite like him/them. If you want a title, then The Invention of Solitude is the first one, and then there's also Winter Journal and Report from the Interior.
Then there's always the big Knausgaard project; /lit/'s always bitching about it though, so if that third line's a criterion, I don't know if it counts.
Thank you for your suggestions. I've read Paul Auster's work and found it rather underwhelming. His style just doesn't appeal to me for whatever reason. He strikes me as a sort of American Murakami minus the erotic potential.
And yes I've read Knausgaard also, but thank you nonetheless.
Started this tonight. Any good tips or resources to help me along? Just beginning episode 3 specifically, which I've heard is a bit rough.
Thanks in advance.
Do we read just to put ourselves into a fantasy?
When I was younger, life was filled with such wonder, such splendor, it was as if I was living a fantasy. A world that was pointlessly beautiful.
Now I feel nothing. Every moment I'm not consuming something, I'm waiting to get my next fix. Whether it's food, it's video games, or even literature.
What can I read to get me out of this slump?
Two /lit/ discussions going on in /pol/.
why aren't you with us, fellow /lit/izens?
Hey /lit/, I recently came across a question that i'm having a hard time coming up with an answer with, so I was wondering if any of you could possibly answer it.
Given that life is terminal(atheist view), and that their is no reward for ethical existence beyond this life, why should people live this life ethically.
Sorry if this is considered a childish question, but I'm really trying to see how an atheist point of view could justify a selfless life.
Well, we have laws that pretty much fuck up your freedom if you don't live ethically.
But generally it's pretty self serving to not be a dick.
I scratch your back, you scratch mine. Makes life less of a drag.
This is a good one.
So, /lit/, I haven't been here for about a year and a half now, after getting a job and doing other real-life stuff, and, more importantly, leaving due to the mind-numbing pretentiousness of the board at the time, and here I am again.
I just finished During the Rains & Flowers in the Shade. Pretty outstanding novellas. During the Rains particularly, but that's besides the point. I'm using it as the image so you guys don't immediately dismiss this thread on first glance as a pleb thread (even though that's totally what it is)
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hows that apply to this thread at all you fuck
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Has /lit/ even read the starter kit?
Share your progress.
Brave New World
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
Of Mice and Men
I was forced to read most of these back in high school tho