What the fuck happened to this place? Let's have one of these.
It helps to post a template, OP. I'll do one in a second.
It's not a "poor translation", corn is not maize outside of the new anglosphere.
>The word "corn" outside North America, Australia, and New Zealand refers to any cereal crop, its meaning understood to vary geographically to refer to the local ...in British English, "corn" can mean any cereal.
For the reference of any ignorant septics currently browsing: this is a field of corn.
Relevant as fuck since the imgur event.
Because DFW uses the word 'scrotum-tightening' on page like 729 or something and you don't get the reference if you haven't read Ulysses
I'm being facetious but on a serious note it applies to the use of stream of consciousness in both works
s-...scrotum-tightening applies to the use of stream of consciousness in both works?
When early-born Dawn appeared with her rosy fingers, I made this image. Then it was night.
Dawn came early with rosy fingers and I decided to post the image.
What I meant is that you shouldn't think that DFW's style is his very own product with no real influence, because reading Joyce, Pinecone and Oulipo shows that he was indeed influenced by quite some parties, even if in the end he was a superior writer when it comes to some things
Wait, are you being serious or not with this question? I legitimately can't tell
the plechazunga suit doesn't even look like a pig like that
its yellow and black and all weird sharp angles
fuck you nigga actually read the book bfore you make dumb meme shit like this
the whole 2nd half of the book he is cleaning the house his drunk dad shat himself and died in. incidentally, if (You) ever find yourself in the same situation, I recommend Jif, because Knausgaard swears by it.
I mean, I got the stuff I expected as well. But, I'm rereading it right now and am currently at the point where they reach the top of the stairs before entering Cirith Ungol and Sam and Frodo fall asleep all cuddled up and damn could Tolkien really not see how uncomfortable these scenes were?
I'm totally gay, and this didn't sit right even with myself.
10/10, In seriousness though, those parts about him cleaning were still very enjoyable.
i googled "rebirth"
Said Jack Gladney was the chairman of Hitler Studies on the back of the cover. I figured there'd be more Hitler. There was a fair share of Hitler, and some interesting remarks about nazism and their cultural legacy (part about Speer's built-in beautiful decay of nazi architecture was esp. great), but I was expecting more Hitler.
Hard to tell if you don't know about Burroughs already. It's more colourful than Naked Lunch. Contains much anal sex for no particular reason, as well as systematic descriptions of penises and their hues. It's very gay, is what I'm trying to say. Blends genres otherwise, with the occasional bit of (accidentally?) great prose amidst the confusion.
Everything is linked to the baseball event, but it doesn't compromise the entire 'what I got' imho. That being said, the 'what I expected' would be correct in the 'what I got' as well.
oh man that book was awful
SPOILER the main dude character jizzes through a wormhole in an underage girl's cervix into the love of his life (main woman character) who he hasn't seen since she was 10 but they are in love because they talked once
could not be more of a Japanese stereotype
I guess that's probably the point?
Embarrassed that I read it
man i felt like this was complete bullshit before reading any joyce. then i read portrait and was fully convinced that james joyce is about ten thousand times more erudite than i could ever be in three lifetimes.
There is a k8t grrl witch corpse, a demon horde and exorcism in the Viy.
There is satan in the night before christmas.
There is a nose in the Nose.
There is a portrait in the Portrait.
There is a castrated lothario in the Nevsky Prospect.
There is a collector of dead souls in the dead souls.
to me as a non-american this book looked like diatribe by some boorish racist catholic and I dropped it after he started talking about communism. the author is sarcastic and demeaning and it's clear he has no problem with the views espoused by his characters but only with the characters themselves. they mar all that is good and noble about mccarthyism.
I am looking forward to the Hulu miniseries
>comparing Steinbeck to Faulkner
>what I read :illiad
>what I expected: emotional cuts from Trojan war, Greek gods witnessing the horror
>what I got; mount and blade, athene sucking Odysseus off, PTSD, hector hector hector hector hector hector does hector kill hector wise Hector strong well made chariots and towns hector
Am I the only person who likes watching dramatizations in chronological order?
the expectations picture is exactly what i thought i was getting, instead i got some shitty beta hover hand story with gnomes.
how in the fuck is this heavily influenced by 1984, other than the title?
how the fuck did murakami manage to get away with such a shitty, unresolved story, and unimpressive writing?
Does anyone on this board like 1Q84? I see a lot of people defending Murakami in general, but damn if that wasn't one of the worst books I've read in a long time.
>how the fuck did murakami manage to get away with such a shitty, unresolved story, and unimpressive writing?
It is because it is a riddle, with a different answer for everyone, that will only present itself after many re-readings :^)
I think the majority of /lit/ shits on Murakami. I've only read Kafka on the Shore, and I am not interested in reading anything else by him as I hear he's a one-trick pony. While I enjoyed the sense of mystery it managed to engender in me, when I read that Murakami literally stated this >>7599945 with regards to it, I started considering him a massive, irredeemable faggot.
>expecting african-american gospel from something written in medieval italy
>implying the sort of person who reads the divine comedy cover to cover wouldn't know what they're getting into
You are not the regular kind of stupid are you?
I read it when I was 12. I expected gospel and biblical text, and I got one of the best experiences in my life.
No, I didn't know what I was getting into, I was a kid and I picked it up from the living room's bookshelf. Why don't you go sulk in your bed whilst holding a John Green book, huh buddy?
I've posted this one a couple of times already, but maybe it will be new for someone
I just liked the dynamics of a town collectively and as individuals put under a really odd stressful situation + the health professionals trying to deal with the situation
i'm a sucker for that kinda thing
Peter Scholl-Latour, German war correspondent
>"Der Tod im Reisfeld"
Basically, the picture depicts a really shitty poor christmas. The kids got the most basic presents (notebooks and such), the tree looks awful and the whole picture was taken in a hospital, meaning some loved relative of them was probably dying at that moment. Still, they try and force out a smile.
Crime and punishment actually elaborated a lot on the themes of poverty, illness and the desperate attempt to make the best out of it. There is a subplot in there about a drunkard's family, which Dostoyevski intended as a separate book at some point in time, before it got incorporated into C&P. That part really stuck with me, because I did not expect it, while the Raskolnikov part I was already somewhat familiar with from all the reviews and whatnot.
Yeah 1Q84 was a complete travesty compared to any of his other books. I'll be honest, I kind-of enjoyed the first and second part, but the third - holy shit did it drag ON and ON... All the supernatural cool cult stuff that they built up in the first two gets thrown out of the window, some asshole bangs on a door and the dude's father is dying. That's it! Fuck the third book.
> also that god-damn scene where Tengo smokes weed and says "Dude........ I'm the cuckoo-bird."
But they're a couple. The story of this image was explained plenty of times.
And it's not a hospital, it's their home in Israel which was kinda basic because they just moved there from the U.S.
I don't think anything in the world has been more disappointing to me than that book. I was so fucking hyped after reading all about it, then it as was the only "classic" that I found actually dull.