Dostoevsky is a doctor of the human soul, my friend. If you think the Brothers K can be reduced to "claptrap journalism" then I really don't know what to tell you.
"From this point of view Dostoyevsky is not a great writer, but a rather mediocre one - with flashes of excellent humor, but, alas, with wastelands of literary platitudes in between. In ''Crime and Punishment'' Raskolnikov for some reason or other kills an old female pawnbroker and her sister. Justice in the shape of an inexorable police officer closes slowly in on him until in the end he is driven to a public confession, and through the love of a noble prostitute he is brought to a spiritual regeneration that did not seem as incredibly banal in 1866 when the book was written as it does now when noble prostitutes are apt to be received a little cynically by experienced readers. My difficulty, however, is that not all the readers to whom I talk in this or other classes are experienced. A good third, I should say, do not know the difference between real literature and pseudoliterature, and to such readers Dostoyevsky may seem more important and more artistic than such trash as our American historical novels or things called ''From Here to Eternity'' and suchlike balderdash."
You can post all the DFW you like newboy, but it is an exercise in meme futility. Dostoevsky is simply not as good as you think he is -- a hack, he is.
I'd post more of my own views , but I must sleep (the reason I posted an excerpt from an lecture telling the truth about Dostoevsky, rather than spending time writing my own). I hope for your sake you outgrow him.
>You can post all the DFW you like newboy, but it is an exercise in meme futility.
Sam Hyde is a /lit/ meme.
/pol/ thinks they control him, but they are wrong.
it's not /lit/centric but i like the semen demons
wow that post was almost enough to make me renounce pynchon
I like the meme trilogy meme. I also like Totalitarianism in a Tundra. I wish we had a bigger following for awful books - truly awful not this "Pride and Prejudice with Zombies" garbage.
I also like the Tao Lin memes.
The one where all of us pretend to have any actual knowledge of literature
>not owning a leather-bound Phil Dickman anthology