[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/lit/ - Literature

Name
Spoiler?[]
Options
Subject
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File[]
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
[Hide] [Show All]


[Catalog] [Archive]

File: 585686r75dytf.png (806 KB, 979x511)
806 KB
806 KB PNG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgqwTpzR4BM&t=51s
2 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13679032
The people from your country?
>>
>>13678264
They seem based even if I don't understand anything they say.
>>
>>13679032
American?
>>
-
>>
-

File: 1503114909149.png (524 KB, 600x568)
524 KB
524 KB PNG
Anyone got any tips on how to edit a short story? I wrote something I thought was good enough to edit like 2-3 weeks ago. I let it sit because I got that piece of advice, so that I could approach it as freshly as possible. I'm about to read it.

What are some tips for editing? I've heard things like read it aloud, read it backwards to more easily find pacing problems, etc.
>>
bump
>>
File: smile.jpg (27 KB, 327x300)
27 KB
27 KB JPG
Schierke!

File: 537.jpg (195 KB, 537x599)
195 KB
195 KB JPG
>mogs your favorite american poet
Nothing personal, kid.
12 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13680101
>ad hominem a uma nação
Estragaste tudo.
>>
>>13680399

portuguese peole are semi-niggers
>>
>>13680460
and brazilians are 100% niggers
>>
>>13680479

A mediocre colony of a mediocre country.

It would be better for you if you were an humanist. If it were to follow only cold logic, something like:

>>13680399
>I bet you also think niggers are humans LMAO

your country and it's people should be eradicated from the map.
>>
>>13679772
>His uncle was a librarian, allowing him access to the classics
>Fucked women left and right
>got into barfights constantly
>made a noblewoman fall in love with him
>So much of a troublemaker that he gets sent to the other side of the world, it was almost like going to the moon at the time
>fights in Macau against the natives, loses an eye
>writes one of the greatest literary masterpieces ever in a pirate cave
>falls in love with Dinamene, a girl slave
>Arranges to return to Portugal
>the ship capsizes
>Dinamene dies in the shipwreck
>saves the book by swimming with only one arm to the shore, the other holding the manuscript
>Returns to Portugal only to see the twilight of the empire
>dies in misery

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

File: art.jpg (161 KB, 1015x1200)
161 KB
161 KB JPG
Can anything be art?
93 replies and 10 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13679993
Hmm, why?
>>
>>13678030
Do I need to quote a goddamn Pixar movie at you?

Not everything can be art. But art can come from anywhere.
>>
>>13678418
I didn't, but I do now.
>>
>>13678045
Gadamer's first part of truth and method
>>
File: fad.jpg (121 KB, 1920x1541)
121 KB
121 KB JPG
>>13678202
>Ids art if ppl talg aboud id!

Brainlet-tier concept

Shelf/stack rate thread.

I try and find the ones I want in charity shops/second hand bookstores but there are some I can only find online new.

>inb4 no leather bound first editions
174 replies and 51 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13679895
Me
>>
>>13657659
I love charity book fairs. There’s one held four times a year in my city and I clean up every time. Here are my last three hauls
1/3
>>
>>13680283
2/3
>>
>>13680355
3/3
>>
File: IMG_20190821_230232.jpg (945 KB, 2448x3264)
945 KB
945 KB JPG
The more I read the less impressed I am.

Any point in spending weeks reading Wealth of Nations when you can just read this baby?
4 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>first chapter
>it's good to divide task among people
W O W glad I'm reading this book
>>
>>13679730
>reading economics
Can you get any more impoverished?
>>
>>13680058
Yes, I'm middle class so I could be poorer
>>
>>13679730
Yes because between the Adam Smith Institute and Ricardo and those Manchester dipshits there's so much ideological crap that is magnetically attracted to his work any condensed work will inevitably have less Adam Smith and more some twat with an agenda.
>>
>>13680137
Lol :-)

File: file.png (20 KB, 640x137)
20 KB
20 KB PNG
are there?
>>
>>13680192
yes, the reader.
>>
>>13680192
A: You, as the reader, take on the most important perspective of a queer in the book.
>>
>>13680192
Ew no
>>
>>13680192
If I write a book set in a fantastical past and casually imply that all homosexuals are burned at the stake, will I be able to avoid writing about fags or will real world faggots get mad
>>
As some point albus was tired of anal sex, he inhaled the fresh air deeply.

OOOOOH MY AAANUS

File: 71M24Pwl+2L.jpg (199 KB, 1200x1200)
199 KB
199 KB JPG
ITT: Books in desperate need of abridgement
7 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13679734
I bet you wouldn't say that to someone who read the Bible and enjoyed it.
>>
>>13679589
If you're a Christian then read the whole thing. If you're not then just read the New Testament + Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
>>
>>13679778
Proverbs is pretty shit if you're not religiously invested in it. I'd replace it with Job or Jonah.
>>
File: images.jpg (9 KB, 333x151)
9 KB
9 KB JPG
>>13680178
Why Jonah? Its a fairytale about a guy getting stuck in a fish and he gets pissy with god about a fruit at the end.
>>
>>13679589
Your diary

File: william-shakespeare.jpg (1.19 MB, 2048x1536)
1.19 MB
1.19 MB JPG
How can it be that most poets and playwrights can't hold a candle to Shakespeare?

Take his poetic language: he creates so many beautiful metaphors such as one only finds here and there on the work of most other poets. Seriously: almost all other poets are boring and grey compared to him (and I am talking of most of the giants of western literature).

Take his drama: most other playwrights who create great plays produce 1, 2, at most 5 masterpieces. Shakespeare has some 20 of them. Not to mention the fact that he is probably the only one who can tame poetry (and one of the most fertile and wildest poetry in existence) and make it work in the service of telling a story. Goethe and Moliere are dusty and tedious compared to him (both in poetic powers and character). Ibsen, Tenesse Williams, O'Neill, Lorca, Tom Stoppard, Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Tony Kushner never achieve anything similar to Shakespeare's poetry. Even Aeschylus is not comparable as a poet (and he is certainly far simpler and more archaic as a story-teller - though not his fault, being as ancient as he is).

Why only he did what he did so consistently. It's very fucking frustrating. You go to other poets and playwrights and screenplay writers (I'm thinking on movies like Children of Paradise, Sweet Smell of Success, Network, Shakespeare in Love) and only find glimpses of what Shakespeare did. There is poetry, but not so much poetry, and above all, not THAT GOOD poetry.

You have someone like Emily Dickinson and her awe-inspiring poetic language, but she doesn't tell stories. You get surprised with people like Tony Kushner and Eugene O'Neill for writing monumental contemporary dramas, but you may give up trying to find sublime poetry in their plays (it will happen only here and there).

I would like to see something like Shakespeare happen again, but god damn, it borders on impossible.

Thanks for listening.
75 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13680363
Are those taken from different poems?
>>
>>13680363

Let me contribute with these lines:

>With milk-white harts upon an ivory sled
>Thou shalt be drawn amidst the frozen pools, >And scale the icy mountains' lofty tops,
>Which with thy beauty will be soon resolv'd:
>>
>>13680377
Yes, just read these lines

>A stately builded ship, well rigged and tall,
>The ocean maketh more majestical;
>Why vowest thou then to live in Sestos here,
>Who on love's seas more glorious wouldst appear?
>Like untuned golden strings all women are,
>Which long time lie untouched, will harshly jar;
>Vessels of brass oft handled brightly shine;
>What difference betwixt the richest mine
>And basest mold but use? For both not used
>Are of like worth. Then treasure is abused
>When misers keep it. Being put to loan
>In time it will return us two to one.

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>
File: fad.jpg (121 KB, 1920x1541)
121 KB
121 KB JPG
>>13674156
>tfw 2 dum 2 unstan shake spor
>>
>>13680446
nice

Some more

>Madam, sooner shall fire consume us both
>Than scorch a face so beautiful as this,
>In frame of which Nature hath shew'd more skill
>Than when she gave eternal chaos form,
>Drawing from it the shining lamps of heaven.

>And from her countenance behold you might
>A kind of twilight break, which through the air,
>As from an orient cloud, glimpsed here and there;
>And round about the chamber this false morn

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

File: joanna-newsom-2_gigs.jpg (23 KB, 300x300)
23 KB
23 KB JPG
Who are some philosophers I can turn into a new type of filmmaking? Like using Brecht using Marx?
1 reply omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: 1561650510195.jpg (177 KB, 647x656)
177 KB
177 KB JPG
Try Whitehead
>>
>>13680240
is that the eunuch nigga from game of thrones
>>
>>13680240
Whitehead sounds really interesting I wonder if there’s a good podcast on him I can listen to on my morning runs. My days are pretty booked with work and school and therapy so in the mornings i’ll jump out of bed and run to the gym, do some core lifts and then run home, shower, dress and start my day
>>
>>13680393
Matthew Segall/0thouartthat0 on youtube has a lot of nice youtube videos on him
>>
>>13680185
That woman has the voice of a rabbit slowly dying in the snow.

File: 1555128364867.png (46 KB, 594x698)
46 KB
46 KB PNG
>I LOVE CAPITALISM I LOVE CAPITALISM
*on the clock 24/7 with no benefits because of "entrepreneur" and "gig economy" jargon that tells them they're being proactive by being a fucking moustache-waxing hipster douche with a Twitter and no steady career, and because they can be bribed with beanbag chairs and hammocks in the fucking office to entice them to sleep there.*
>I LOVE CAPITALISM I LOVE CAPITALISM
*Is made to dance around in the morning and talk about how much he loves his boss to make a healthy workplace environment*
>I LOVE CAPITALISM I LOVE CAPITALISM
*Submits to the work can be fun we are a family culture*
>I LOVE CAPITALISM I LOVE CAPITALISM
*Let's CEO fuck his wife while he works overtime*
>I LOVE CAPITALISM I LOVE CAPITALISM
*Gives up on his creative interests and works a boring office job for the rest of his life and feels self satisfied because of how "practical" he is being*
>WE LOVE CAPITALISM HERE YOU COMMIE WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU TAKE OUR FREEDOM AWAY MOVE TO VENEZUELA OR NORTH KOREA IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE LOL
*Gets laid off and is forced to retrain pajeet to replace him who will work his job for a fraction of his pay*

Is there anything more cucked than supporting capitalism when you are not one of the oligarchs?
67 replies and 8 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13679864
Why would you talk such inerudite nonsense? Are you a socialist kiddie or are you simply intent on metaphorically letting your vocal chords do some flapping about on a sudanese cassava growing imageboard. You are not even realising you're shitposting.
>>
The /pol/children are here, mods nuke this thread before they spread their germs
>>
>>13680373
GO back to chapofaghouse
>>
this is the life you live, anon. things are the way they are, and can only be the way they are. worship it all as you would worship god, unironically
>>
Reduce CEO salaries, eliminate stock buybacks, establish single payer healthcare, tax capital gains, and capitalism will fine.

File: 61535.jpg (31 KB, 290x475)
31 KB
31 KB JPG
>In July 2017 a poll to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Royal Society science book prize listed The Selfish Gene as the most influential science book of all time.

After reading this I thought I should read this book. It may be influential, but the book was trash. Reading pop science instead of science is like reading quotes from philsosophers instead of books.

Don't read this book
32 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13678971
>simply a derivative of dawkins
You're truly braindead
>>
>>13678952
Why would I do that? I'm not criticising the gene-centred view, I'm criticising the book. Do you have some sort of mental problem?
>>
File: content.jpg (225 KB, 1280x1976)
225 KB
225 KB JPG
>>
>>13678900
Nice sperg out. The guy you replied to also might be an agnostic, just saying, retard.
>>
>>13678015
>SEE THE PICTURE OF THE BOOK?
>ARE YOU LOOKING?
>HERE'S THE NAME OF THE BOOK
>AND THE AUTHOR
>NOW DON'T READ THIS!!!
why don't you also ask everyone not to imagine an elephant? I see your game, OP, and yes, I just added this to my "to-read" list, thanks

File: flash.jpg (1.57 MB, 1920x1080)
1.57 MB
1.57 MB JPG
What does /lit/ think of this masterpiece?

File: 38913_001_01.jpg (132 KB, 500x845)
132 KB
132 KB JPG
>Call me Ishmael

It's probably the most famous opening line ever but it's literally just saying his name. Is there some great significance here? Was it supposed to reveal something about the character? Or is it some kind of allusion?
48 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>13669551
He's not saying his name. He's telling you what to call him
>>
>>13669568
>>13675786
Sounds like a complaint of someone who can’t read
>>
>>13670374
Spoiler Bastard
>>
>>13669568
It's one of the best books ever written and, almost definitely, the best american book ever written, but ok.
>>
>>13671076
>>13678830
What the fuck are you doing in a Moby Dick thread if you haven't read it. Seems more your own fault than anons.

File: 1565746979378.jpg (189 KB, 794x1006)
189 KB
189 KB JPG
Google dosen't yield anything so i'm going to ask here. Is there a word for the feeling of dread knowing that your life will end in suicide ?
3 replies omitted. Click here to view.
>>
r9k
>>
relief
>>
Not a single word. However, something along the lines of 'dread of predestined suicide' would be the closest you'll get.
>>
>>13680196
Memento mori sorta
>>
Impending doom, your life doesn't have to end in suicide but as society is so slow and defunct in addressing the needs of those who are in need your life will probably end badly.


Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.