Looking for Another Literature Based Subreddit? Check out r/TrueLit [Mod Approved]
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by /u/pregnantchihuahua3
17h ago
Hi all! I'm here to advertise another literature based subreddit that I moderate for: r/TrueLit. Thanks to the r/literature mods for approving this! I posted an advertisement about 3 years ago for our subreddit when we had about 16k subscribers, and now we have 42k. We're hoping to hit 50k by the end of the year, so I'm back here to do a little recruiting! r/TrueLit is similar to r/literature, it's just a bit smaller scale and a little more strict in terms of the posts. We have a balance between posts of scholarly works, news regarding literature, in-depth book analyses, and numerous weekly t ..read more
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A question for those better read than me
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by /u/HatProfessional127
17h ago
I’m entering an essay competition concerning the idea of the Literary persona, and was thinking about writing about Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. This book immediately sprang out to me because obviously I’d never quite read a book with a literary persona like Humbert Humbert. Given this, I was thinking about arguing that Nabokov innovated/expanded on what the literary persona could be- an entirely unredeemable and evil one that Nabokov somehow tricks us into not completely ignoring or despising. Obviously though my argument only works if no one did it before Nabokov, so im wondering if anyone kn ..read more
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The Idiot (me)
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by /u/kakibruh
17h ago
Hello hello, so I am currently quite tipsy and reading the idiot by Dostoyevsky which is a bit ironic as I feel like an idiot asking this but… I’ve reread part 2 chapter 2 (the David McDuff translation) like 3 times and still don’t know wtf is happening Who tf is lebedev??? Why is the prince there? Why go straight to them after returning from Moscow?? Should I quit drinking?? Now this is most probably me just being a drunk idiot but I don’t wanna wait till I’m sober to figure it out so hopefully someone can come in clutch and explain what’s happening without spoiling the book please and thank ..read more
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Contemporary Literary Novels Are Haunted by the Absence of Money
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by /u/The-Jthrill
17h ago
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A book bound with human skin was on the shelves at Harvard University for 90 years
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by /u/sylvyrfyre
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What is a Year and a Day in literature?
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by /u/Annawings1
17h ago
I remember learning about this in high school a long time ago, my teacher said that "a year and a day" was a common trope in literature like in King Arthur (which was what we were reading at the time). But I've forgotten what she told us about the actual reason why this trope is, as in what's the purpose of it being a year and a day instead of just a year? I've tried looking it up, but having really got any clear answers. Does anyone know the reason for this specific time? submitted by /u/Annawings1 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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Happy birthday, Kingsley Amis.
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by /u/luckyjim1962
17h ago
Kingsley Amis: Born on April 16, 1922; died on October 22, 1995. Were he alive today, he would be 102 years old. Amis hit the literary jackpot with his first novel, Lucky Jim, in 1954 – an excellent comic novel, but also a very literary novel. But Amis was so much more than a writer of comic fiction. While he best known as a prolific novelist with 25 titles to his credit, including the Booker Prize-winning The Old Devils, he was also a very accomplished poet, short story writer, critic, essayist, and anthologist – a quintessential man of letters with a prodigious work ethic. One of the aspect ..read more
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The Enchanted April (1922)
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by /u/Less-Stuff8920
17h ago
Hello everyone, I finished The Enchanted April today and absolutely fell in love with it. I haven’t read a book in so long that gives me the warm and cozy feelings that this book has given me. I haven’t read much classic literature myself but I thoroughly enjoyed this short but sweet story. I loved all the characters and the flow was fantastic, exciting up until the very end. I would love to find more books like this that give the same feeling! What a fantastic way to start the Spring season. submitted by /u/Less-Stuff8920 [visit reddit] [comments ..read more
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"I believe in religion against the religious; in the playfulness of prisons, and in the sublimity of prayer ." Victor Hugo
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by /u/mywordswillgowithyou
17h ago
This was quoted in a book I am reading on religious philosophy, "I protest all religions against religions." But they seem to be saying the opposite. The former suggests an accepting view of all religions, even atheists, while the latter suggests that he is against atheism itself, if one were to call atheism a religion. But there was no other context other than a reference to Proudhon, whom he called out as an atheist as well. So I dont know if they are two different quotes, or the one I am reading is intentionally wrong to prove a point (or possibly mistranslated, as its originally written i ..read more
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If on a winter’s night a traveller or If on a winter’s night a traveller?
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by /u/AgeRevolutionary3349
17h ago
You’re about to read a discussion question regarding If on a winter’s night a traveller. You guess the answer depends on what kind of a reader YOU are… Do you think that the book you are reading at the end of the novel is the book you have just finished? Or rather the book you began at the start of the novel, ready to make your way through the next 9(?) books that you finally have access to? I really enjoyed the book, to the point where I would now call it my favourite… (relatively new to consistent reading). But I am afraid that it contains the greatest beginning of a novel and the greatest ..read more
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