What are some manly books? Something like Jack London or maybe Ernest Hemingway but preferably something more recent.
I was just thinking about that website and how I haven't visited it in a long time. A quick look and now I remember why it's been so long. An excellent pick for OP's request.
Here, OP, be a real man.
These are the kind of recommendations I was looking for. Thank you.
This isn't what I meant but it happens to be relevant to my interests. Thanks.
Mostly, I wanted to see how /lit/ would interpret the term "manly".
I was thinking something gritty that deals with self-reliance (or comradely and brotherhood) and strength of character featuring a bitter character with notable vices. And also probably featuring exploring, hunting, sailing or alcoholism.
>I was thinking something gritty that deals with self-reliance (or comradely and brotherhood) and strength of character featuring a bitter character with notable vices. And also probably featuring exploring, hunting, sailing or alcoholism.
Ok, I'm going to be honest: I don't go on this board often so I don't know the memes and in-jokes you people have.
I also didn't know that this is one of those boards that get triggered by talk of gender.
Basically, for the last few months, I've been reading 19th century romanticism, poetry and modern left-wing stuff (like feminism and Marxism) so now I'm trying to find something different but I don't know where to go from London.
There's nothing wrong with trying to find a specific manly identity and and reading books focusing on this topic. It's been a theme for thousands of years starting with the ancient Greeks. But it looks like the Reddit nu-male scum that inhabits so much of this world has decided that manhood is either nonexistent or consists only of spitting and visiting bars.
Reddit is basically the same /pol/-tier "I want to be reactionary but my mom won't let me" demographic as 4chan. We mock that kind of thing on /lit/ because we're slightly better than that and because it's dumb (and ideology at its purest, my god).
The Things They Carried is a collection of stories and essays on the war, but they're never actually ABOUT the war. It's a pretty creative book, structurally, and it might give you a whole perspective on writing.