A haiku by me. I call it "The Dolphin" :marseydolphin: :redlight: :gaslighter: :bluelight:


they must feel so free

when they spend all day at play

raping in the sea

Thank you for reading :marseynerdy: my piece. I have dedicated over a decade of my time to writing :marseynotes: and I am finally starting to come up with pieces that I find worthy of sharing. Please :marseypleading2: feel free to let me know what you think.

In this thread we share comedy lit. :marseysociety2:

!bookworms share your comedy kinos :marseyexcited:

Based Nabokov mean reviews and recommendations :marseysmug2: :marseytroublemaker:

!bookworms !classics come check this out

Plato. Not particularly fond of him.


Freud, Sigmund. A figure of fun. Loathe him. Vile deceit. Freudian interpretation of dreams is charlatanic, and satanic, nonsense.


Why should I tolerate a perfect stranger at the bedside of my mind? I may have aired this before but I'd like to repeat that I detest not one but four doctors: Dr. Freud, Dr. Zhivago, Dr. Schweitzer, and Dr. Castro. Of course, the first takes the fig, as the fellows say in the dissecting-room. I've no intention to dream the drab middle-class dreams of an Austrian crank with a shabby umbrella. . . . The Freudian racket looks to me as much of a farce as the jumbo thingum of polished wood with a polished hole in the middle which doesn't represent anything except the gaping face of the Philistine who is told it is a great sculpture produced by the greatest living caveman.


Also @JimieWhales someone agrees with you on Hemingway and Conrad

Hemingway is certainly the better of the two; he has at least a voice of his own and is responsible for that delightful, highly artistic short story, “The Killers.” And the description of the iridescent fish and rhythmic urination in his famous fish story is superb. But I cannot abide Conrad's souvenir-shop style, bottled ships and shell necklaces of romanticist clichés. In neither of those two writers can I find anything that I would care to have written myself. In mentality and emotion, they are hopelessly juvenile, and the same can be said of some other beloved authors, the pets of the common room, the consolation and support of graduate students, such as—but some are still alive, and I hate to hurt living old boys while the dead ones are not yet buried.


As to Hemingway, I read him for the first time in the early 40s, something about bells, balls and bulls, and loathed it.

Then on Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Dislike him. A cheap sensationalist, clumsy and vulgar. A prophet, a claptrap journ*list and a slapdash comedian. Some of his scenes are extraordinarily amusing. Nobody takes his reactionary journ*lism seriously.

The Double. His best work, though an obvious and shameless imitation of Gogol's "Nose."

The Brothers Karamazov. Dislike it intensely.

Crime and Punishment. Dislike it intensely. Ghastly rigmarole.


Then Camus, Sastre and Faulkner

Faulkner, William. Dislike him. Writer of corncobby chronicles. To consider them masterpieces is an absurd delusion. A nonentity, means absolutely nothing to me.

>Camus, Albert. Dislike him. Second-rate, ephemeral, puffed-up. A nonentity, means absolutely nothing to me. Awful.


Sartre, Jean-Paul. Even more awful than Camus. Nausea. Second-rate. A tense-looking but really very loose type of writing.

:#marseyhesright: on the last one, but I like Camus.

What about the authors he likes?

He likes James Joyce, Kafka, Tolstoy, Borges and Bely.

He names “Ulysses”, “The Metamorphosis” and “Petersburg” as the greatest pieces of literature of the 20th century. “Petersburg” looks quite interesting by the way.

Pasternak, Boris. An excellent poet, but a poor novelist.

Doctor Zhivago. Detest it. Melodramatic and vilely written. To consider it a masterpiece is an absurd delusion. Pro-Bolshevist, historically false. A sorry thing, clumsy, trivial, melodramatic, with stock situations and trite coincidences.

!anticommunists thoughts on Dr. Zhivago? Even if only the movie?


To discuss your weekly readings or books, textbooks and papers.

!bookworms !classics

I finished “The Lady with the Little Dog” by Chekhov yesterday, there's only one more short story on the compilation book I have, “The Bishop”. Next I want to start “Père Goriot” by Balzac as I downloaded the epub on my kindle like 3 years ago but never read it.


!bookworms :marseycuriouslook: :marseysatanworship2:

Pretentious books and authors :marseyreading: :marseylongpost:

!bookworms !classics what's some “high-browed” literature you can't stand or just can't “get” despite the critical acclaim?

Get your copy today :marseynails:
Hey guys check out this rigorous new philosophy i did is it good :marseyblob:

lmao @ humanities :ma#rseylaugh:

(IDK the context of this and he might be replying to another philosopher and applying their logic to show something is ridiculous but that doesn't help my agenda so that possibility getting ignored)

Weekly “what are you reading” Thread #52 :marseyreading:

To discuss your weekly readings of books, textbooks and papers.

!bookworms !classics

I'm started readings some Chekhov's short-stories. First one was “The Kiss”.


!bookworms !classics

What are your hot takes on some of “The Great Books”, those considered part of the Western Canon. I'm not limiting it to the Enciclopedia Britannica volumes, you can talk about any of the renowned works on 19th and 20th century literature.

>mfw reading The Dark Tower series

Not gonna elaborate.

what the heck happened to public libraries? : rspod
Why Nabokov didn't like Dostoyevsky? :marseysaluteussr: :marseyrussian: :marseyrussiadolls:

!bookworms thoughts?

Here is Vladimir Nabokov's :#marseylongpost: :#marseylongpost: :#marseylongpost: on why Dostoyevsky was a :#marseymid: writer


One of the key facts about Nabokov is that he was a cranky old man his whole life.


Hemingway talks about Dostoyevsky's unique style quite a lot in A Moveable Feast.

One famous quote is: “I've been wondering about Dostoyevsky. How can a man write so badly, so unbelievably badly, and yet make you feel so deeply.”


>Im writing a horror novel but have never read one

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Im writing a horror novel but have never read one and wanna get into reading horror to help inspire me and develop a stronger writing technique, any recs? I am looking for any form of horror really I just don't vibe with Stephen Kings writing style idk why! I could never get into his books, but please suggest any of your favorite horror novels and what about the writing and how they conveyed their stories stood out to you.


My autism detector is off the charts as OP fights anyone telling her to read a horror book before trying to write one. She later storms off and labels everyone "pretentious" before forgetting the whole thing and moving on to other matters.

Like managing her dread rot :marseybeansick: :marseybeansick: :marseybeansick:

100% true Founding Fathers lore

!historychads it was his half-sister-step-cousin-aunt-wife


!bookworms :marseyeggirl: :implies: :marseychud:

A few thoughts on “Confessions of a Mask” :marseyseppuku: :marseyhomofascist:

I finished “Confessions of a Mask” yesterday, BUNCH OF SPOILERS AHEAD.

I found this book to be much better than “The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea”, the beginning was kind of weird with Mishima describing his fetishes like masturbating to a St Sebastian painting

This one to be more specific, and I giggled when he had an erection at school after seeing his older classmate show his hairy armpits during a physical education class while describing the pits as “black bushes” with fascination :marseybooba:, not to mention his suicide fetishes.

Then by halfway the book became increasingly sad.

This an honest confession written by a man tormented by his homosexuality, he desperately tries to blend in and fails, at some point he holds on the idea of war and dying in battle or during an air raid, he even says he wishes his entire family would die as well trying to act as emotionally robotic as possible. Then we see that's just a coping mechanism as he cries after his sister dies and cries again after realizing his mates mocked him for not having being able to have s*x with a prostitute. You can also tell he wishes he was in love with Sonoko and kind of regrets not having married her, at the same time he knows it wouldn't have worked, or at least he wishes he was “normal” enough to be sexually attracted to her.

All in all this is a well written book and I wonder what sort of reaction it caused on mid 20th century readers.


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Weekly “what are you reading” Thread #51 :marseyreading:

To discuss your weekly readings of books, textbooks and papers.

I'm about to finish Confessions of a Mask, I'll post a review once it's done. I also bought this book

“Rise and Reign of Mammals”, is by Steve Brusatte, and American paleontologist, his book about dinosaurs was good.

!bookworms !dinochads

Also @kaamrev it's pass 4pm at Cape Town so you can't complain about timing. Most euros are awake too and soon so will the West-Coastcels

/lit/ - Catho/lit/ - kino :marseypope: literature recommend thread

!bookworms repent :marseypope:


!chuds !nooticers

Put a chick in 1984 and make her lame and gay!

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