You are a successful well-known writer.
Would you prefer to be as wealthy as pic related (worth $600 million dollars), or as discussed as James Joyce by /lit/?
well, i haven't written a book, but i do have a short story if you're that desperate.
i guess this is still anonymous.
I bet coehlo scores mad milf pussy with his new-age platitudes. That beats being the object of a circlejerk of autists and NEETs in a chinese cartoon board who most likely didn't even read my book anyways.
I'd rather be rich.
My reason is this: I'd rather that many common people read my books, than that a community of academics should make their careers out of misreading my work.
And there are many things, selfish or charitable, which I can do with money.
You don't mean discussed JUST by /lit/, right?
Because if I have to choose between being rich and just being meme'd incessantly on a shitty image board, I'll obviously choose being rich.
However, if you mean "discussed and remembered everywhere, /lit/ included," then the choice gets harder. I confess I'd still like some financial security, and being rich is always fun. However, I do crave literary immortality. I want to write stuff that gets into the canon. I'd love to be remembered as one of the great writers of the 21st Century, of the entire Postmodern/Ultramodern/Neomedieval/Whatever-We're-In-Right-Now period.
That's tough. Money is literally worth nothing without respect, and with that sculpted facial hair I'd have to assume Coehlo has very little. At the same time, I wonder how much respect Joyce commanded in his lifetime, being a raging alcoholic and having almost no money his entire life. I also don't consider him the epitome of the modern English language, so I wouldn't choose that route, either.
depends. am i wealthy writing the stuff i want to write or am i wealthy writing the stuff that sells?
because if it's just a question of wealth vs academic merit, i'd pick wealth. fuck the lit crits
Anyone else think there's absolutely no need for $600mil? Don't get me wrong, I would gladly and easily spend 5, 10, even 100 million if I went nuts. I just have no idea what I would do with 600 mil.