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Ok, so seriously: Was that really Thomas Pynchon posting those crazy TCoL49 explanations and Shakespeare conspiracy theories and Willy Wonka blueberry fetishism shit here?
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Hey /lit/ I don't normally read poems but I was watching an old episode of the simpsons and Grandpa reads an excerpt from the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. I decided to read the whole thing and I really enjoyed it, so I started looking at other random poems and I really like reading them. What are some of your favorite poem?
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i'm reading john gardner's art of fiction at the moment and this is one of the writing exercises he mentions (http://english119.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/john-gardner-the-art-of-fiction.pdf page 46). i thought it would be fun to see what you guys come up with. i'm trying it myself now. describe a barn as seen by a man whose son has just been killed. do not mention the war, the son or the death or the man who does the seeing. it should be about 250 words.
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What are some good recordings of poetry being recited? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1fTlIsUGks

Post your work thread

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P-p-p-post your work /lit/! Rate and get rated! Critique and get critiqued! Don't rate or critique, suck a dick nigga! Everyone, one and all, welcome! First came the customary, polite greeting, the one that indicated that everything was pleasant, they were doing their best, things-are-bad-right-now-but-they-won’t-be-if-you-put-your-nose-to-the-grind-and-get-on-with-it style of greeting. Alex had only just recently begun to dislike these type of greetings. They were what you expected, of course, but after a while of being on the dole, he’d grown tired of them. “Hello Mr. Redford, can you confirm your date of birth please?” What he’d rather have had was for the person behind the desk to say something along the lines of “this is a bit fucked up innit?” or “Why han’t you got a job yet, you lazy cunt?” At least that would have made him laugh. At least it would have been more to the point. “23rd of August, 1988.” He’d been signing on now for just over a year. A percentage of his life. Not even a decimal percentage. An entire, whole number percentage. The thought depressed him and he had to refocus his attention to catch the end of the sentence: “-you been looking for work?” “Sorry?” “And how have you been looking for work?” Slower this time, trained. He listed the ways he’d been looking for work. “And have you brought your job diary with you?” He said he had, and produced a scrappy piece of paper from his jeans. Handed CVs out, applied for jobs online, the usual stuff. The person behind the desk signed it and gave it back. “See you in a week.” It was a welcome relief at first. The news had come that the chain had gone bankrupt and the staff were to be laid off. Alex had pretended to be gutted at the news, as if the very prospect of no longer rolling up to work whenever they had called him in was going to be a bad thing. The manager, James, was very apologetic about the whole thing but Alex didn’t know why. It wasn’t James’ fault the chain had gone under. He was losing his job too. There were statements about “changes in consumption” and “market shifts” but none of it mattered. The fact was that nobody wanted to rent DVDs anymore. Plain as. Clear as crystal. Internet services were now paving the way for the consumers entertainment needs and it was hard to argue against them. “The customer always knows best”. If it meant a quick stint on the dole then so be it.
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Okay, so I just finished Good Omens for the umpteenth time... and I wanted to know if you could give me suggestions on authors like Gaiman and Pratchett. I'm about to cracked into The Stand again, so it may be a while before I get to it, but I do so love new experiences. :) (The picture, in case anyone was confused, is Anne Frank Zappa.)
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So /lit/ is there any philosopher who can be considered as the only philosopher you'll ever need to read evaar! Or one philosopher worth studying for the rest of my life
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get ur angst ready

The Shittiest Fantasy Authors

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R.A.Salvatore Every book reads like its written by a highschooler, but with dwarves and elves and magic out of nowhere. Pacing is shit, its just a long ass journey, no matter what book, with romance and "how I feel" with some random encounters here and there. And don't start with the Mary Sue bullshit.
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>Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/25/young-adult-readers-prefer-printed-ebooks
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>he thinks that the Death of the Author is a meaningful concept and not just a way for academics to invent bullshit interpretations and have them be validated so they can get low-effort grades or keep their tenure

"Hitler's First Photograph" by Wislawa Symborska

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http://www.ralphmag.org/hitlerL.html What are some good ideas, images and tensions you can get from this poem?
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does Katniss do anal
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Hey /lit/ I know we discuss Murakami a lot but can we get a Norwegian Wood thread happening? When I first read it I thought it was amazing. Totally related to Toru, thought Midori and Naoko were rounded characters etc. But now, looking back through it I feel like I fell for some kind of trick. I mean Toru is supposed to be this autistic shut-in (can't deal with outside world, has no friends, etc) but suddenly he has the most powerful guy on campus (Nagasawa) wanting to be his friend and hook him up with hot sluts, has a little sex-obsessed girl (Midori) wanting his dick and praising him all the time, and Naoko who, justifiably, sees him as her only confidant (besides Reiko). It just reads like some wish fulfilment fantasy of a lonely young guy. I mean when do edgy loners have these things happen to them? Also the constant inserts of music, books, etc seem like a cheap way of appearing hip, and the constant suicides and deaths (Storm Trooper, Naoko's sister, Toru's childhood friend, Midori's father, probably others) again seem like an easy way of adding emotional depth to the book. I flicked to a random page and on it Naoko had just jerked Toru off ("be a good boy and shut up" while she does it") then 5 lines later tells a long story about finding her sister hanging in her bedroom. What's your view of the book? Please post sincerely, I genuiniely want to know
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What is it called when I think there's meaning in life in general but not my own? Is there a philosophy about this?
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What do you think of the Hagakure, Zen, and japanese samurai philosophy, ala Mishima and Haku Zynkyoku? Are they compatible with western sentiments and psychology? Their take on death and masculinity is impressive.
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I wanted to share my short scary stories. roryedd.tumblr.com
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I implore you to find a better author portrait.

Hunter S Thompson

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What did you think of his work /lit/? Overrated? Interesting?
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How do I into nihilism?

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