I wish /lit/ would stop embarrasing itself with charts like this. Please stop representing the board with this entry-level bro-tier garbage. You praise Nietzsche et al. yet use strawpolls to determine what "we" as a board like, allowing newfags and redditors to influence the decision. It's disgusting.
Stoner is by no means "exit-tier" for example. You have to be poorly read and have no frame of reference to think otherwise.
No one's ever been able to give a convincing explanation for what the "exit-level" chart is intending to communicate. Some people have said it's the books you read in order to be done with literature, but that's an inherently stupid idea. Others have said it's about suicide, but it's separate from the "depressing lit" guide and lots of the books don't concern suicide (The Leopard, The Street of Crocodiles, The Vision of Piers Plowman). As already mentioned in this thread, many of the works aren't obscure, either. It seems to be just a mishmash of someone's favorite stuff, given a provocative name.
This desu. We should just read the meme trilogy over and over and over.
I would like to know where did you buy them, and also if they are any good.
Enneads is easy to find on Amazon. Odysseus Weeps, I can't find on the web; it used to be available as a PDF on some pirate sites but it's gone now. I got my copy from an old bookstore in Devon.
just get some books that you think accurately describe different types of catholic literature (actual theology, fiction based around it, etc.) and compile them into a nice looking .png
Just a general observation/wish/request: It would be great if all threads had a date or some sort of version info on them. I find these charts to be helpful, but it can be tedious to figure out what is the most up-to-date.
Also, what is a good idea for a chart that doesn't exist or needs updating? Maybe I should work on one myself some time soon. Polish lit? Protestantism? Something else?
I have no clue why people still post this one when the new one is so much better (both in terms of the selections and having over 3x the number of voters).
Rings of Saturn by Sebald is def real, I borrowed it from my library a while ago after hearing about it on /lit/, I really liked it.
On /x/ there's a meme where people talk about a fake movie called The Grifter that is like supersecret and impossible to find and it's the scariest thing ever. Is this image a /lit/ meme or are these books real? >>7528231 Makes Odysseus Weeps sound like an internet legend.
>I've surfed that one wave now I'm done with surfing
>I've had sex with that one woman now I'm done with sex
>I've breathed that one breath now I'm done with breathing
>My heart has done that one special beat and now it's done with beating
>I've thought a special thought now I'm done with thinking
>I've masturbated to underwater blind deaf mute amputee midget hentai now I'm done with masturbating
>guide for reading the bible
>a lot of people recommend not reading it cover to cover
I would agree with that. There are several kinds of literature in the Bible and different things going on in them, and going cover-to-cover can obscure all this. Also the chronology is lost in the book order sometimes, especially in the middle portion of the OT, so going through in order can be confusing. Add to that the fact that books like Leviticus (where most cover-to-over reading gets bogged down) lack the narrative of other books, and trying to read cover-to-cover becomes extremely tedious.
I would recommend reading one individual book at a time (or maybe two, one OT and one NT), beginning to end. Chronology can be one criterion for choosing which book to read next.
Another major factor is the genre of the various books. The OT is often divided into history, prophets, and 'wisdom literature' like Psalms and Ecclesiastes, and the NT contains Gospels, letters, and apocalyptic lit (i.e., Revelation). One approach to the OT might be to start with history (Gen, Ex), a wisdom book (maybe Job, since it's thought to be the earliest OT book written), an early prophet (or more history until the prophets become directly relevant), and so on. A study Bible (or a resource like Wikipedia even) can give guidance about chronology, authorship, etc.
For the NT, I would actually say start with Mark, and save Matthew until a good portion of the OT (like Isaiah) has been read, since Mt is so extensively related to the OT. Acts was written by Luke, so Luke-Acts can be seen as a continuous narrative; also Acts introduces Paul, author of most of the NT letters. Read Revelation after John (and maybe last of all).
>Shakespeare on the same tier as Ben Jonson, Richard Lovelace, George Herbert, and fucking Dryden
>Housman, Rossetti, and Marvell in "Levelled Up-tier"
>Whitman on the list twice
>Of all people fucking John Ashbery and Hart Crane in "Mama's Proud-tier"
I seriously hope this is a troll list.
If you have a PC you should have MS Paint. Start by using the zoom tool to zoom out, then drag the bottom right-corned of the image out so that you have a big work area.
Use google image search to find the book covers you want. Right-click and select "copy," then go into Paint and hold Ctrl and press V (the hotkey for Paste) and the image you copied will show up on the image.
You can use the cut tools to select part of the image and move it around, and there's a text tool for adding text.
I think you should. I think all anons knowledgeable enough to contribute in this way should. Plus, I've never seen a guide for the bible yet despite its importance.
I've been looking at this https://www.backtothebible.org/reading-guide/16 but it seems lazily done like all their other guides.
The American Language is about exactly what the name implies, it isn't sad and doesn't make you want to kill yourself. The Street of Crocodiles is likewise not particularly sad. Out of The Major Works of Sir Thomas Browne I guess you could find Urn Burial sad because of the subject matter, but by-and-large his stuff isn't sad- at most it's conflicted, in the vein of Ecclesiastes. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa isn't depressing. Neither is The Vision of Piers Plowman, which is strongly anti-suicide if anything. Petersburg is oftentimes a very funny book, hardly what you'd put on a list of books that make you want to kill yourself.
My point being, you don't know what you're talking about, and you should be embarrassed by your post.
just get into a program like mspaint, get the covers for every book you want in the list, and copy paste them in. i would recommend mspaint on windows and pixelmator or gimp on mac.
do you think /mu/ is full of posers because you disagree with their taste and think they must be pretending or something? I don't see how you can rationally label an entire board as posers
He is generalising. You know he is. You know that he is talking about the majority of the content posted on that board. Yet, you choose to take an issue with an obviously very helpful and absolutely necessary language exercise. Generalisation.
You're probably out of high-school by now, you don't need to keep up spewing the basic crap they force-feed us.
Yeah, most of these are non existent. Just look at Dances of Wormwood, Midnight Rain, Aestrith's Song of the Dead, Cypress Funeral, Gloria Candesco: They're simply stock photos with some lazy single-color text slapped in.
>The American Language is about exactly what the name implies, it isn't sad and doesn't make you want to kill yourself.
It's put there as a joke about how terrible American English is.
>implying most book covers aren't just stock photos
I agree with you though, Cypress Funeral's cover is a Polish matchbook design. I think I've seen the weird Internet Dreams face before.
At the point that picture was made everyone had forgotten it was a Matrix reference in the first place. A series of threads were made in /x/ where people unironically made new pills as OC, therefore all the "tongue-in-cheek" DA tier shit. Some of them are unrelated and come from /pol/.
This is one of the earliest threads, they didn't become unbearably cancerous until a certain tripfag called The Splendid Vendor Xeno started frequenting them, which either caused or coincided with the time it became a eternal general in all but name.
HOLY FUCK I'm retarded, I'm reading The Messiah of Stockholm and I thought Bruno Schulz was made up, gonna check him out immediately
things become memes because they are that well beloved you goof. infinite jest is widely considered an absolute magnum opus. certainly not my choice for number one but its in my top 3
I pretty much have all the charts. taking requests
Ah, I misread the post as wanting Magical Realism books and short stories, but no novellas. Here's a chart on contemporary novellas, in case someone wants it.
>Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas
>tfw Brazilian teenagers are forced to read that in school and only to spend the rest of their lives hating Brazilian literature
I fucking hate this country.