ITT: Times someone has made you look a right pleb, on account of something you were reading/purchasing.
Other anons judge whether the comment/reaction received was justified.
I was at a Sunday market, looking through a killer stall of books (mostly modern lit)
I decided to buy Blood Meridian, and a couple of low-key meme books.
The stall owner looks through my purchases, praising my selections, genuinely impressed, when he comes to the Cormac McCarthy...
>outstanding choice right here, anon, but the question is, are you ready for it?
>a-a-about as ready as I'll ever be [awkward-but-knowing laughing]
>which of his other books have you read so far, anon?
>u-um, none sir. I just heard it was a pretty good read.
>[actually laughs] [calls out to a total NEET customer] yo, this guy thinks he can take on Blood Meridian without reading any of Cormacs other work!
>[they both laugh]
>[I stand there ashamed, contemplating suicide] h-h-here's your $40, sir
Almost the exact same thing happened when I purchased Finnigans Wake from a bookstore in Brunswick, when I had only read Portrait.
Feelsbad man, but 2bh, people should really read the back catalog before even purchasing the respective Magnum Opera.
similar thing happened when I, having only read The Crying of Lot 49, bought a copy of Mason & Dixon. the bookstore guy was excited and started talking about Pynchon and i let him down.
A classmate (history shit tier degree) asked what was I reading in the middle of a dumb class. Nigga doesn't even read. It was Master and Margarita. He didn't know about it and asked me what it was about.
>W-well it's about... Satan appears in the USSR and... it's like he fucks up the whole bureaucratic system and...
>"Haha fine anon if it's about history (????) I'll maybe take a look"
As I told him the plot it felt like I was reading some Dan Brown shit or something.
>reading anything postmodern/experimental/avant-garde/surreal/etc.
>someone asks me what it's about
>mfw trying to explain it without sounding like a pretentious asshole
>tfw checking out finnegans wake from the library
>tfw not sure how long to take to return it
(When I was into old sci-fi novels)
>Hi, do you have any recommendations of authors similar to John Win-dings?
>um -- sorry, anon, I can't say I've ever heard of him.
>Of course you have, he's written dozens of books. His most famous one is Day of the Triffids. I'm sure you'd know it.
> (me thinking, 'get a load of this pleb')
>Oh, you mean John Wynd-ham, don't you, anon?
thank fuck I no longer read genre fiction, and never have to show my face there again.
>be 15 at a typical chain bookstore
>starting to get seriously interested in film but there's still so much I don't know
>find myself exploring the magazines
>'Film Quarterly,' is buried inside the arts and photography section
>it looks dense and serious and academic
>on the cover is a balding bearded man staring to the left of the frame
>there's dark clouds and a grassy field behind him
>damn, it must be real philosophical and shit
>decide to buy it after leafing through a couple of essays I don't understand
>at the counter is an older girl, probably working part-time in college
>she's very pretty
>I get to her register, give her the magazine
>"Is that everythin-"
>she stops mid-sentence and is looking very closely at the journal's cover
>she looks up at me, a 15 year old gawky and chubby high schooler with bad acne, alone at the bookstore on a Saturday afternoon
>then back at the journal
>then smiles mockingly
>"Do you know who this is?"
>she's pointing at the man on the cover
>I have no idea who he is
>I don't know what to say, so I say nothing
>she doesn't say anything either, she just taps the man's face with her finger
>I again don't reply because I'm still searching for an answer I don't have
>"That's Nuri Bilge Ceylan. He is a joke in my country."
>she smiles condescendingly one last time and takes the twenty dollar bill from my hand without a word
That happened about six years ago and I still think about it. Don't really know why 2bh, but yeah, I looked like a right pleb at that moment and it was justified since I was clearly out of my intellectual depth.
I've since dedicated my life to being more patrician than every female on the planet, and even though its cost me any chance of a healthy sexlife, I've achieved my goal.
I called him 'Albert Campus' once.
Gotta love that smug all-knowing Wallacian smirk you get back in return.
>decide to pay more than £3 extra per book from a bookshop instead of ordering them online in the hopes that someone will notice my impeccable taste
>cashier rings them up without uttering a word or even glancing at the covers
My only friend who's into reading has terrible, terrible taste, and makes me feel like such a pleb when I'm trying to explain this type of thing.
He's really dismissive, and just says, things like 'that's weird' or 'sounds boring' or 'too confusing'.
It's amazing how someone can make you feel like such a pleb, simply by being one.
>progressive marxist friend asks me what it is about
>it's about the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez
>good subject anon
>neckbeard fantasy friend asks me what it is about
>an eldritch city in the desert that attracts crazy people
>slightly literate friend asks me what it is about
>books and book criticism and a character which may be the author himself
It was like that story about the blind people and the elephant
Some guy saw me reading Gravity's Rainbow on the train today and told me "you know, no one ever finishes that book." I told him I planned on finishing it. A minute later he sticks his phone in my face showing me a buzzfeed tier list of "books people read to try and look smart" or something. I called him an asshole and kept reading.
That was a pretty shitty thing for him to do, really. He made himself look like the pleb referring to a buzz feed article as if it was gospel. Finish it, anon; it's obviously a challenging book but once you've finished it a first time, it gets easier the second time.
Yeah, I think that he was attempting to be funny but it rubbed me the wrong way. I'm 200 pages deep and enjoying it quite a bit. I'm not sure if I'll finish it anytime soon, but I'm definitely finishing it.
>transferred from northeast artsy elementary school (spent nearly every day drawing, painting, etc) to suburban Texan school mid semester (had one hour per month dedicated to arts (and crafts))
>visit the library
>ask librarian if they have any Digimon books
>she looks at me like I'm a 40 year old
Fucking elementary school librarians. I also got weird looks when I told the nurse I had a tummy ache. I swear, Texan elementary schools expect their students to act like high schoolers.
I spent $100 at a record store trying to impress this girl behind the counter. I told myself I wouldn't do that, but I just kept grabbing records. I was so dumb.
SHE WAS FINE. I was on vacation in Florida. Very boyish haircut, and incredible features. I was tongue-tied by the time I made it to checkout. She didn't pay any mind to what I was buying anyway. Such is life. Now I know it's better it's better to be friendly and make conversation, rather than be closed up and nervous, hoping someone will notice your PATRICIAN taste. It's too bad, I'm still working on putting that into practice.
>search "books people read to try and look smart buzzfeed"
>see a whole list of articles
"22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t"
>The Old Man and the Sea
> To Kill a Mockingbird
>War and Peace
>Crime and Punishment
"32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life"
>World War Z
>The Fault in Our Stars
>Life of Pi
>Joy of Cooking
also about half of the books on their "22 Books You Pretend You’ve Read But Actually Haven’t" list
also just noticed right now that your post said "buzzfeed tier list" and not buzzfeed list
oh well, I already wrote this all out
Don't worry about finishing it soon, anon. It took me a few months to finish it - if it becomes too challenging or a chore to read, put it down for a while and read something simpler or take a break. Good luck, my man.
I'll be honest, I was close to sperging out on him. Glad I kept my cool.
I actually did that. I bought Agapē Agape the other day and read that for a little break. I haven't actually read any other Gaddis, but I was drawn to the novella for the confessional form it takes. A lot of it definitely went over my head, but I loved the hectic style it was written in. I'll read it again after I read some more Gaddis, but who knows when that will be.
This happened a while ago
>Be me, hispanic, 15 years old
>Went to local book store
>Near my birthday so I decided to buy myself a treat
>Pick up Canterbury Tales
>2 editions, modern english translation plus original text and translation only version
>The modern translation + original text was big and bulky so i picked up the translated only version and walked up to the register
>College student, picks it up and gives me a look
English is not my mother language but I talked and wrote better than your average american kid.
>Why don't you just read the original text?
>(Thick accent) I checked it out and the middle english language was a little discouraging for me since English is not my first language
>wtf its not hard at all, I had an assignment to translate it to modern language and it took me less than 10 minutes to finish the prologue
>you must be very proud of that
>Look kid why don't you read something that is up to your standards
>here buddy, don't worry, its an easy read
>go fuck yourself
>walk away as he laughs
>Went to barnes and noble
>They only had original text + translation
>walk to the register ready with comebacks
>Nice college student girl picks it up and smiles at me
>I love this book, in my class I had to recite the first 20 pages in one sitting as close of a perfect pronunciation as i could have.
>thats cool, how did it go?
>I got a B, mainly because my teacher is an asshole. Your total is 15$, have fun with it.
...And i fucking did, this story had a happy ending at least.
You forgot to say what happened next.
>Turkroach shoo shoo
>I may have bad taste but I'm certainly more red pilled than you, dumb roach
>Based Putin will destroy Erdogan
>then leave the store
That's what I would've done.
>store was out of Infinite Jest
>staff asks if I need help
>tell her what I'm looking for
>'Hm,' she says, 'we usually have that'
>'Yeah,' I chuckle, 'you have a lot of Wallace's other texts'
>On hearing me call DFW by his surname, she leers at me a while, snorts, and rolls her eyes
>I didn't ask to order a copy in
>I just bought Brief Interviews instead
I just reread master and margarita, some in class next to an English major and a history major. Nothing. They both keep eyeing me so they could just be shy.
I thought it was a great book. Don't protect your insecurities onto the book you are reading. Describe it as confident as you can. If the other person argues you probably found a new friend.
I am probably going to bring a book of Chekhov's plays. Try to coax conversation while reliving my Russian obsession.
When I bought a copy of Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery from used book store the owner looked with dismiss\lunatic when I said that there isn't too much of an issue between science to Judaism in the overall.
I am really bad with names and my major is unrelated to literature. I find it very difficult to remember authors in conversation, I am better with titles and know certain works are someone's who lived somewhere at sometime.
I find such a handicap useful in making friends. So many peers dismiss me while no-one over 30 seems to. It is frustrating though.
Pronunciation Nazis bug me to. Everyone mispronounces my name, and they don't care. I can't get my mouth around French, sue me..
I managed to have an entire conversation about Lapham's Quarterly with a clerk and another customer at Barnes And Noble pronouncing Lapham læfəm. The other customer finally mentioned that he 'always thought' it was pronounced læpəm.
>skinny, pimply neckbeard wearing a scarf walks into my bookstore
>asks me if he has any "Big Dave" books he can peruse
>scoffs at me when I ask who Big Dave is
>whispers with hot breath in my ear "David. Foster. Wallace."
>I show him the stand, eager to get away
>he smiles and mutters under his breath "imbecilic pleb"
>only ever read names and literary words
>I'm expected to somehow know how to pronounce them
You're lucky I didn't physically assault your imbecilic pleb ass.
>really small apartment
>have pile of books that I haven't read yet
>Friend always glances at it when she comes over
>one time I had finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle so the pile was noticeably shorter
>she comes over and sees this
>"Oh shit you finally actually read one of those books "
Yeah fuck you too bitch
I don't buy philosophy at bookstores since I don't get anything I want there.
Usually my friends might ask me what I'm reading, saying the names is too pretentious so I just hand them the book for a couple seconds to look it over.
If they ask things like "what's it about" I usually say, "It's deals with [Author]'s views on [Subject]", if they ask if it's good I usually say, "Sure, if you're into philosophy".
In other words, I'm the one that usually tries to sound as non-pretentious and plebian as possible.
It sucks when someone asks if they can borrow it though, since it's certain that they won't finish the book and might forget to return it.
The fact that girl at the counter is self-satisfied while being equally wrong makes her a bigger jackass. Congratulations.
And do take solace in the fact that Americans will never be able to pronounce european names.
>Nietzsche becomes Ni-shii
>Camus becomes Camooh
>Hegel doesn't rhyme with Bagel
>Schopenhauer becomes Showpenhauer
>Kierkegaard becomes Kiir-keh-guard.
>Schlegel becomes Slay-gull
Really, no american is in any position to ever admonish anyone on poor pronunciation.
What you did is something women do to attract men. It is feminine to take up an interest as an accessory. Look at any female undergrad studying literature. You're both signalling.
You are a dilettante.
Which bookstore? Only one in brunswick I know is Red Wheelbarrow (plus that bookgrocer one that is now just called book or some shit). the old french(?) lady there told me i had a good selection when i bought some steinbeck, peter carey and solzhenitsen.
You can cop mad cheap classic shit at savers too btw
Red wheel barrow has some really good stuff.
I'm technically Southside, but my girlfriend works in Fitzroy, so I drop in from time to time. I've never had much luck in Savers -- though, saying that, I haven't been in maybe six months or so.
Hahahahahahahah, top fucking kek!
I think I might print this one out and put it above my bed.
Seriously, what would be the point of pretending to read The Hobbit? It's not like anyone will be impressed that you read one of the world's most popular children's books, and if they will be you can blaze through it in an evening so you won't be outed as a pseud.
>mfw reading it right now for my lit class
>mfw reading the Wife of Bath tale only due to the myriad of feminist issues in it
Why must every lit class be focused on gender lenses and the role of women?
I'm in the south dummy.
Dropped a lit class because it was entirely about feminism and taught by a crazy lady. This new guy is cool, the feminist stuff just pops up every now and then.
>Why is Grendel given a name but not his mother?????
I know that about Socrates. My take on the joke is that the other guy is a wise man who has already learned what he needs to and he called the first guy a philosopher. Socrates said there were 3 types
1) those who knew everything
2) those who didn't but tried to learn
3) retards who didn't do anything
The joke being he was 1 and laughing at the other guy for being 2.
>It was somewhat disillusioning to learn that the average bookstore clerk is as passionate about literature as the average Walmart clerk is passionate about toilet roll or frozen pizza.
I think the joke is that it's unclear. He either meant that the narrator isn't an intellectual because he reads Plato, or that he actually is because of the Socratic notion that a truly intelligent man is one who is aware of how little he knows. I think the ambiguity is part of what makes it funny, and is why the story continues to be retold on this board.
I don't know what it is with everyone here, but I almost never have a clerk comment on the book I'm buying. It happens every once in a while (usually when I buy books at the library booksale), but normally they just take my money and don't say anything.
>he thinks history is a shit tier degree
Hey, faggot, you're taking it a bit far. I don't treat music as an accessory. So I bought some records and the pretty girl behind the counter MAY have had something to do with me purchasing 3 albums instead of 1, big fucking deal. They're still albums I like, I'm not pretending to enjoy them.
Yesterday I bought a book called "the perfect housewife" to learn to do my chores better and prepare to live by myself.
They didn't have it at the fnac I went to, but they had it in another one, so the guy there offered to reserve it on the other one.
He called the woman on the other store "cousin", and she seems to have asked him if his house was a mess, to which he said he kept it tidy.
When he finished the call I asked if I could go pick it up right away, and he told me that the his colleague had just picked up the book, put a little paper in it, and saved it somewhere no one else could touch.
Not to mention there is so much literature on the coming of age of men
My stepmother gave me the power of one when I was young, though we never did cover anything like it in a literature class
I had the opposite experience.
>Walk into Bookshop
>Wanting to get into Post-Modernism
>Aiming to buy something by Pynchon or Wallace
>Finally going to embrace the meme.
>Spot Infinite Jest in the 'Doorstopper' section. (also take V with me)
>Cute guy behind counter says 'Wow, I've always wanted to read that, but it seems so long and hard (XD).
>I start talking about how I got into reading longer books, allowing myself to take breaks between etc.
>Mention War and Peace and start telling how much of an impact Pierre's Quixotic development had on me.
>End up convincing him to get War and Peace.
Walked out feeling more patrish than I actually am.
I'm pleasantly surprised by IJ btw.
>basically all my interactions about books are with /lit/ because my family doesn't read and my few friends are STEMlords
>go to bookstore
>see Bolano's books
>get 2666 and savage detectives
>already know about the raped anally and vaginally meme from /lit/
>go to counter
>bookstore is small but permanently understaffed or something, huge line at cashier and he's busy discussing something over the phone
>get in line behind Hispanic qt
>she casually glances at my picks
>says 'oh you like Bolano? I loved Savage Detectives'
>talking about books so my /lit/ mode is activated
>'is that the one with the vaginal and anal rapes?'
>she gives me a stare that is half disgust and half fear
>quickly turns around and doesn't look back one time
>spend entire wait in checkout awkwardly glancing around store
Fucking Bolano and his meme books
>on drunken night out in London
>hot as fuck, like height of summer
>stumble across a used bookstore
>pick up a copy of 'the Fall' by Camus
>shove it in my jeans pocket
>on train home that night
>drunk irish bloke says "whats that in your pocket there, 50 shades of grey?"
>pull out The Fall with an air of smugness
>he looks at it and just says "what a load of bollocks"
>still haven't read it
I was referring to his reference to truly wise men, not to himself. He said he was a philosopher trying to learn but he said that there were theoretically those who already knew everything and so they wouldn't need to acquire new knowledge.
Erdogan and Putin are sides of the same coin. Sure, when it gets flipped one's gonna end up on top and one's gonna end up below, but they're both the same thing.
That said, Erdogan is currently bombing the shit out of the Kurds and Putin is not.
>namedrop Wittgenstein in conversation with a bunch of friends in college cafeteria
>jock in table behind us turns around and looks at me
>"lol you don't continental bro?" he says
>"b-b-but analytic philosophy is superior"
>"the fuck did you just say?"
>he's foaming at the mouth now
>"l-language is central to tho-"
>suddenly he's on his feet and i'm on the ground
>his whole table is swarming me chanting "we da real Übermensch" while making hawk sounds
Go to bookshop.
Asks for The plague.
Clerk asks who the writer is to look it up on the computer.
Intentionally pronounce Camus as close to how its written to not sound pretentious by pronouncing it try hard french /ka-my/ when it looks like clerk dont know what the hell im talking about.
Clerk finds the book.
"Do you man by /ka-my/? Id advice you to read the stranger first, it should be easier "
"Ok, thanks, but ill stick with The plague"
Pay and leave.
I fucking hate these situations. Its really a dilemma, pronounce words correctly and seem pretentious, or pronounce them wrong and seem ignorant.
>Its really a dilemma, pronounce words correctly and seem pretentious
It's not a dilemma, you're just a moron. Pronounce everything correctly, explain what's correct if people argue.
Why do you guys have such a hard time pronouncing Camus correctly?
>I usually say, "Sure, if you're into philosophy"
> not getting flattered or complimented by the book store employee when purchasing books
How come this never happens to you guys? It's always pleasant and we'll often have a gentle chat about the books I'm buying and the authors while the clerk is scanning them.
Where does all this autism shit come from, /lit/?
lmao you dumb fuck
even if it is the book with the rapes, you don't bring it up casually like that unless if you know the person
it's like, i wouldn't even dare talk about the BDSM shit eating in Gravity's Rainbow with my closest friends.
Is there anyone who pronounce it as Albert Camus instead of Alber Camu?
>to not sound pretentious by pronouncing it try hard french
You realize what pretentious means, right? Pretense to knowing more than you do. How the fuck can pronouncing something correctly be pretentious?
How do you guys pronounce Moleskine?
I was in the bookstore the other day and asked where they keep the "mole-sky-ne". And she sighed and said the "mow-lay-skeens" are over here.
I'm not crazy am I?
I like their soft-cover weekly dairy, I buy one every year
seeing how they come from Italy (according to Wikipedia) I'm gonna take a guess and say it's pronounced mo-leh-skee-neh (the mo has ONE vowel. None of your english ow, ou or oa bullshit)
>I've since dedicated my life to being more patrician than every female on the planet, and even though its cost me any chance of a healthy sexlife, I've achieved my goal.
You will never outgrow your pleb upbringing. 99% of /lit/ (or anyone on 4chan in general) are absolute plebs.
Thankfully I was born wealthy and raised correctly.
>to not sound pretentious by pronouncing it try hard french
If you are this paranoid over seeming "pretentious" then perhaps you should grow up a little bit, because simply getting a writer's name right isn't any cause for a second thought. Just get it right. Easy.
>You have asperger if you can't see the problem with this when interacting with people.
Not that anon, but you're a blatant underage poster if you really do find this a point of contention. You should stop posting and go back to /v/ or something.
That's where you respond with an assertive "Yah?"
What's it to you?
Or just laugh at them mockingly.
Or just stare at them blankly, as if they do not even register as a person. Hold out the money/card and do nothing else, but make sure you really sell it on that.
>These things should be natural for an actual patrician
Did your parents inherit wealth? Is every member of your family going back generations a legacy student at an ivy? Do you frequent charity events or fundraisers for the arts?
Did they teach you what it takes to retain and grow that wealth? Philosophy? That other people are generally useless and only live to serve a purpose of your choosing?
I could go on....
my professor here in CO has been teaching medieval lit for a few decades now and doesn't even give a fuck about gender stuff. Teaches the material in its context and as its own work of art. Took his Chaucer class and fell in love with the material. Dude ranks Chaucer up there with Shakespeare and whatnot
Do people think Cormac McCarthy is "challenging" just because he's too retarded to use punctuation?
>He's really dismissive, and just says, things like 'that's weird' or 'sounds boring' or 'too confusing'.
Man I hate that. I hate it when someone asks you what you're reading and then to explain it to them and then they act like you're pretentious asshole. It's like nigger I have no delusions about myself I'm just a faggot whose reading some shit and that's all I'll ever be.
>reading Myth of Sisyphus
>friend asks me to what it's about
>'it's just a bunch of essays on existentialism'
>no fucking idea how to explain it
>give it my best shot, eventually he says
>'oh is it like the video game SOMA?'
>'yeah sorta like that, like in that game it makes you think like what the fuck exists, do i really exists etc.'
>other friend butts in
>'yes you exist'
>'well obviously but would you say the you from the past exists?'
>'yes I'm here right now'
>that's fine, he thinks straight forward
>'you see non-existential thinking will ALWAYS beat existential thinking'
>'i'm just explaining the idea here but just because you can dismiss ideas by saying yes or no doesn't mean it's necessarily correct'
>'yes it does'
I had just purchased the tractatus and ran into a friend on the way home. She asked about it and I just told her it was about german tractors. She seemed confused at my choice but I just told her it's an interest of mine.
>tell librarian friend I get most of my books for free online
>she looks genuinely hurt like I was stealing from her library
>backtrack and pretend I was referring to Project Gutenberg
>too pleb to read the fucking Hobbit
You realize it's for children, right?
>>says 'oh you like Bolano? I loved Savage Detectives'
>>talking about books so my /lit/ mode is activated
>>'is that the one with the vaginal and anal rapes?'
>>she gives me a stare that is half disgust and half fear
>Fucking Bolano and his meme books
Don't blame him for your psychopath tier spergery.
>thinking this hard whether people think you're pretentious
Some people think that it's pretentious to read; you've got to let these kinds of things just go and accept it. Accept what you can't change, etc, etc.
Pretty much this. It's often just a crutch for intellectual self-assurance.
>I don't know what that person knows, but it's good and right that I don't, as I'm sure it's all pretentious crap anyway
Just go and learn. Don't look for approval.
Some people are very anti-piracy, I guess. I sorta get it: I'm one of those people who prefers to own things physically but I wouldn't bat an eyelid if somebody told me they torrented everything media-related. I guess I'd be a bit more peeved if it cut into my salary (if I worked as an author or other form of popular artist).
Well, she is a librarian. Maybe she thinks you should be getting them from physical libraries instead of Gutenberg or wherever?
I've heard that physical libraries these days have been having a hard time of things, so maybe that had something to do with it as well
I was once going somewhere by train and when I stood up, I noticed the guy in the seat before me was reading a T.S. Eliot poetry collection. Pretty cool. I told him I liked T.S. Eliot as well. He smiled a bit. I left the train.
>browse an American website
>"wow, look at all these Americans. They are so obviously American."
Brilliant deduction, Sherlock; you really have us figured out. Btw, just by using this website you are accelerating your submission to American culture.
Sarcasm is not unbecoming to you. It makes you appear as a teenager.
I exclusively read european literature. Melville is the only American author I really liked. Most of your POMO-authors are nothing but pseudointellectual autofellators.
I know you're not. The confidence meme is a distinctly American disease.
Its a lot of debt for something you can only aspire to use for getting into the teaching business(Top head teachers get £100k a year at best and its no easy job). You could use it to maybe get a job researching for film companies but that's shakey at best.
If its what you love, do it. If you have a passion for something more practical do that.
>I exclusively read european literature.
>The confidence meme is a distinctly American disease.
Keep posting and soon you'll make a post worthy of being copypasta.
>I exclusively read european literature.
It's amusing that the precocious little nonce who threw out a line like this went on to call others pseudo-intellectual in the very same post. I bet you are a massive fucking twat in real life.
I tend to refer back and forth with a lot of my phil books/make annotations.
I have a conceited pride in how worn out my books look.
One of my friends (he's in an ivy and Mensa so I already envy him tremendously) saw the book and went, "Oh wow, those books must be of really crap quality if they're warn out by you".
It might sound like he was jesting but the tone he said it in was dead serious/judgmental.
God I fucking hate that cunt so much,.
I am indeed a bisexual man. He is an exquisite little elven creature who probably doesn't realise how good looking he is. I don't think he is gay though, I think he is drawn to me because I am tall and have a very deep resonant voice.
What you mean is "seem." I don't see how an illiterate like yourself could possibly judge any literature in English.
You can't possibly like Melville; you can't even understand him.
I always cringe when I see that quote over DFW's picture, like its something he would ever actually say. It's so reddit tier.
>in b4 'it's a quote from infinite jest'
I'm not stupid. Just because a character says something, doesn't mean you should attribute the quote to the author...
I also had the same experience picking up infinite jest. 'Oh gosh. I've heard that book is really good, anon. I've never actually read it my self, but good luck! From what I hear, it's quite a doosey'