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I see you talking about "pleb-tier literature" on this board. What are the other tiers, and what do you shove in each category?
Instinctively, I would say that "pleb-tier" is full of 90 % of what's published and sold today: personal development books, Stephen King books, texts about trendy subjects, etc. Then you'll have some "educated-tier" including contemporary authors that try very hard to make real literature but somewhat fail (Haruki Murakami, Houellebecq, Philip Roth, J. Franzen, etc.), authors that should be formally pleb but touch something sublime (Bukowski), and common scholarly books (the professor Przrszinzscky from Harvard, speechifying about the psychology of terrorism in the 19th century). Then you'll have "fedora-tier" which contains nothing but the finest productions of the human mind, amid other works of huge historical importance: Shakespeare, Borges, Plato, Dostoevsky, Schopenhauer, Marx, Virgil, Freud, Sophocles, any "serious" religious text, etc.
Am I correct?
(Also: please explain the meme about fedoras.)
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I'm interested in the figure of Santa Claus as mythology. I'd like to know what do you think Santa represents in popular culture.
I would also like to know if there are other similar myths. So taking from at least one of these things:
>old man is good at heart
>not God, neither a hero, but immortal, omnipresent, powerful, with no rivals
>still, it is human
>a gift giver
>lives far isolated
>communication through mail
>embraces the world, omniscient
>representative of a time of the year
>is perpetuated as myth by people acting in his place (parents giving the gits as if it was Santa)
What kind of other characters spring to mind? Fictional or not, western or eastern, old and new alike.
Also, what are your favourite Christmas stories?
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Hey lit- I'm in creative writing and hoped you would spare a moment to review my work.
It was night then, John pull the wallet from his shadowy pocket. Sarah, staring at who did go with john, pressed against what would be the action which would decide her fate
john: Love sarah, me alone, please.
Sarah cried, running from away the John, in shock.
John: You’re tearing apart Sarah!
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Poet Amiri Baraka is no stranger to controversy, and his work with avant-garde jazz band the New York Art Quartet (NYAQ) was no exception. Considered the “fifth” member, Baraka appeared on a single track on the group’s 1964 self-titled first album. He recited “Black Dada Nihilismus,” a poem from his second collection of poems, The Dead Lecturer (published under his original name, Leroi Jones). The song sparked instant controversy for its violent imagery and what the New York Times described as Baraka’s “call for black revolutionaries to rape and murder in the service of liberation,” which points directly to the song’s most notorious passage: "Come up, black dada / nihilismus. Rape the white girls. Rape / their fathers. Cut the mothers’ throats." Derided by some critics as hostile and baiting, the lyrics exemplify a “highly politicized avant-garde.”
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