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Who are your favourite poets /lit/? Pic very related.
"They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself." - Phillip Larkin
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I am just now getting into reading, but I feel like I'm too retarded and not getting most of the books I read.
I've read books like The Stranger, Notes from Underground, The Old Man and the Sea... and even though I enjoyed them, I know they are much more complex than they look, full of hidden meanings and philosophy...
My question is if there is any place where they give a deeper explanation of books, instead of just a reviews or something. Could be anything... websites, videos on youtube, forum discussions... I just want to have a deeper understanding of the books I read.
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What do you think of Bukowski?
I feel it's low literature. Great revelations on the venal and base society, but ultimately the man focuses too much on alienation and baseness. A licentious man.
I enjoy Bukowski, I love him. I just need a break from him. Much of his work is the same. He does evolve as time progresses, but he was extremely set in his ways.
So, what does /lit/ think of Bukowski, and what are authors similar that I might enjoy?