just got a position working the front of a library, it gets kinda boring most days. Recc me some
/lit/ approved books to keep me from falling asleep on the job.
I just bought this, what are /lit/ thoughts about it, and about Knut Hamsun.
I'm looking for more books that have a sort of ethereal, other worldly sort of avant garde weirdness about them, without completely falling apart and becoming incomprehensible. I am a big fan of psychological sort of horror mystery suspenseful type stuff. I don't want short stories, I want something I can really sink my teeth into. I'm not sure what this book would look like yet, but I am eager to read something else. Thanks. Also, if someone would tell me a good place to start with h.p. lovecraft I would appreciate it, he has way to many published books.
Tell me about ideology
Why does he wear the mask?
What does he mean by this? He does it more than anything else, every time he speaks. This must be the true core of his philosophy, the truth underlying his ideology. How can we decipher this to truly access the greatness his mind has to offer?
Marx glugged ideology 24/7, and he loved it. He is a fedora. Don't make me post my tattered copies of Das Kapital and my stack of books from Haymarket Books dot org by posting "Oh, you probably don't even understand it!!"
This felt like a sequel, or "companion piece" to The Names...American intelligence agencies, American interference in the middle east, film and filmmakers playing a big role, murder, violence first conceived abstractly that then horrifyingly becomes real. And the style is very similar, too...they both have a really hypnotic rhythm going.
So...what's the point of Point Omega? It came out 30 years later, but I don't think it adds much to what The Names did. Strip out the technology and references to Iraq and it could've been written in the 80s....
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I think Point Omega is about the desire to abstract war and plays a lot with an examination of time as a parallel, like the abstracted violence of 24 hour psycho and the long timeless days of the desert. which is not what I got from the names.
i loved both books though, so even if there's a little retreading of ground, I'm glad point omega was written
What are your 10 fav books? Judge others and give recs.
Absalom, Absalom! - Faulkner
Complete Stories - Chekhov
Yes - Bernhard
Demons - Dostoyevsky
Ficciones - Borges
Wise Blood - O'Connor
Dead Souls - Gogol
Los siete locos/Los lanzallamas - Arlt
Lot 49 - Pynchon
Dubliners - Joyce
Is this a good introduction to trascendental meditation? If not, which one is?
Sorry to say that it's just a money making scam designed to profiteer from centuries old knowledge. You'd be better off looking into either vipassana or samatha meditation. Although these have a foundation in sectarian Buddhism, the message most practitioners give (in the west at least) is surprisingly secular, and benefits from not being a system that requires you to pay for some esoteric 'knowledge'.
>Spanish speaker, english is my second language
>Bought Filth by Irvine Welsh (my first Welsh book btw)
>I knew that he uses scottish slang, but I thought it wasn't a big deal, rather I was (am) interested in learning about it
>Started reading the first pages
Any advice /lit/? Be gentle pls.
(Maybe I should give up and buy the Anagrama translation, even though is more expensive).
filth was my first welsh too, the first 50 pages or so took me ages to read as i was slowly getting used to the slang, but once you've come across the same slang a couple times it's easily remembered, and a lot of it's repeated throughout so there isn't a great deal to get used to.
keep on going OP, the scottish slang is what makes his writing humorous and the payoff is well worth it. (the book is also fantastic)
there are exactly 0 (zero) books over 1k pages that are worth reading
>"Hey pal, want to see yourself proven wrong?"
>Reading books on pages
>Not having transcendental thought-forms transcribed directly into you consciousness
Which pilgrim's tale was the best?
Podrán aducir cualquier argumento en contra de América Latina. Tratarnos de indios, de subnormales, etc. Sin embargo, nosotros tenemos a Borges; a Cortázar; a Bolaño; a Rulfo; a Lezama Lima; a Carpentier; a Lautreamont; a Piglia; a Aira. Y no paramos. Saludos, putos gringos :D
cuál es el propósito de tu pinche threadsillo?
I am writing a story about a counter-culture messenger who has some special gifts which allow him to have a great impact on the world. This short story is only one timeline and incarnation of the character.
Three books will chronicle the building of his gift and the polishing of his skills. The fourth will be about him becoming aware of his gift, and getting his gift to take flight (maybe too close to the sun?)
I can't post the entire thing so I'll link to it through pastebin. Sorry if that's against some rule or another but I've only lurked here or...
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How do you find these for reading and writing (with optional keyboard)? Should I just buy a new laptop instead?
I write on my tablet a lot, works just as well as a PC and is way more comfy.
If I you have to choose between a laptop and a tablet though, I'd go for the laptop, since it's just more versitile.
As for reading, just get a second-hand Kindle Paperwhite, the old ones are fairly cheap on eBay and I really love mine.
More like this?
Writers who died a horrible death.