Please leave and never return if you agree with any of the following;. >you believe 'the author is dead'

Please leave and never return if you agree with any of the following;

>you believe 'the author is dead'
>you think fantasy, science fiction, detective fiction, young adult fiction or horror are literature
>you barely know your classics
>you tend to believe that if you like a given work, it is justified on an artistic level
>you think everyone's opinion should be accepted and respected
>you speak a single language
>you read contemporary versions of Shakespeare or Milton
>you read for the plot
>you read for entertainment
>you rarely read nonfiction
>you don't have a solid grounding in philosophy
>you do not at least have some understanding of the Three Tragedians and Homer
>you have little to no understanding of literature outside of your cultural horizon
>you have little to no understanding of literature within your own cultural horizon (muh african authors)
>you mostly read contemporary literature
>you make your literary analysis proceed from ideology
>you think intricate prose is 'pretentious' and that the author 'should just get to the point'
>your rarely read poetry
>you think Rhythm and Rhyme are just useless rules and laws restricting creativity
>you have a hard time explaining why you like a given work
>you have a hard time forming structured and relevant literary criticism
>you tend to refuse to judge works for yourself, rather relying on the opinions of literary authorities
>you rarely read for more than one or two hours straight

This is a board about literature. You're not welcome here. Please take your plebeian garbage to /b/ or reddit, where you will find both a demographic and a general atmosphere more consistent with your tastes and your culture.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go outside loser

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you tend to believe that if you like a given work, it is justified on an artistic level
    So, basically after reading something one should wait for someone else permit him to classify it as good?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>you believe 'the author is dead'
    This is just a fact. It's perfectly okay to go digging in his grave, but he is still in fact dead.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you rarely read for more than one or two hours straight
    This is the only point I'm guilty of. As a wagie I just don't find the time to read much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You'd find more time to read if you got off this site

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>you believe 'the author is dead'
    I don't understand.
    >>you think fantasy, science fiction, detective fiction, young adult fiction or horror are literature
    I don't have an opinion on the matter.
    >>you barely know your classics
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes.
    >>you tend to believe that if you like a given work, it is justified on an artistic level
    I don't understand.
    >>you think everyone's opinion should be accepted and respected
    I don't have an opinion on the matter.
    >>you speak a single language
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes.
    >>you read contemporary versions of Shakespeare or Milton
    I don't believe I do.
    >>you read for the plot
    I believe that the plot is part of the reason why I read a book.
    >>you read for entertainment
    I believe that entertainment is part of the reason why I read a book.
    >>you rarely read nonfiction
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "rarely".
    >>you don't have a solid grounding in philosophy
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes.
    >>you do not at least have some understanding of the Three Tragedians and Homer
    I have at least "some understanding".
    >>you have little to no understanding of literature outside of your cultural horizon
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "little".
    >>you have little to no understanding of literature within your own cultural horizon (muh african authors)
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "little".
    >>you mostly read contemporary literature
    I don't believe I do.
    >>you make your literary analysis proceed from ideology
    I don't believe I do.
    >>you think intricate prose is 'pretentious' and that the author 'should just get to the point'
    I don't believe I do.
    >>your rarely read poetry
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "rarely".
    >>you think Rhythm and Rhyme are just useless rules and laws restricting creativity
    I don't believe I do.
    >>you have a hard time explaining why you like a given work
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "hard time".
    >>you have a hard time forming structured and relevant literary criticism
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "hard time".
    >>you tend to refuse to judge works for yourself, rather relying on the opinions of literary authorities
    I don't believe I do.
    >>you rarely read for more than one or two hours straight
    I don't know what exactly this constitutes. Provide an objective measurement of "rarely".

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why Hegel pic?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What, you want a Novalis?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Leave if you enjoy life
    Seems like apt advice actually, thanks OP.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you’re fun at parties

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >going to parties
      If you do this, you should leave and never return.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    novalis became an all-seeing sage

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You know what, maybe you should get a rope and have a nice day. homosexual OP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what books do you like?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >contemporary versions of Shakespeare or Milton

    What does this even mean?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shakespeare rewritten in 21st century English. How moronic are you?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good bait

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>you read for entertainment
    Damn. OP caught me lacking because I have an enjoyable time reading books.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    psued thread, have a nice day

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For real tho IQfy has had a brutally steep decline. Anti-intellectualism, ideologies, and tribalism run rampant yet the dick sizing “intellectuals” give this board a jarring feel. It plain sucks

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you read contemporary versions of Shakespeare or Milton
    I don't read them.
    >you read for the plot
    Of course I do. "The plot's the thing." -Cicero
    >you read for entertainment
    Nope. I'm saving that for my rwtirement.
    >you rarely read nonfiction
    Doesn't help that all nonfiction is just hacker news wankery and self help. Nf is plebcore.
    >you don't have a solid grounding in philosophy
    I've read Plato, Homer, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, need I go on?
    >you do not at least have some understanding of the Three Tragedians and Homer
    See above.
    >you have little to no understanding of literature outside of your cultural horizon
    See above.
    >you have little to no understanding of literature within your own cultural horizon (muh african authors)
    I do.
    >you mostly read contemporary literature
    Nope.
    >you make your literary analysis proceed from ideology
    I am not the one LARPing as an academic on IQfy.
    >you think intricate prose is 'pretentious' and that the author 'should just get to the point'
    Of course I do. Read Cicero.
    >your rarely read poetry
    I read an oz. Of poetry for every lb. Of fiction. Of course poetry is best suited to retirement age.
    >you think Rhythm and Rhyme are just useless rules and laws restricting creativity
    I don't care either way, I can read rhymes or non rhyming prose with equal fidelity.
    >you have a hard time explaining why you like a given work
    Of course not. If I like something it's because it gave a frission of the spine, so to speak.
    >you have a hard time forming structured and relevant literary criticism
    I am not the one LARPing as an academic on IQfy.
    >you tend to refuse to judge works for yourself, rather relying on the opinions of literary authorities
    I don't read "the authorities." Just Cicero and Plato.
    >you rarely read for more than one or two hours straight
    Bruh. I read 18 hours a day. All I do is read.

    Stop being judgmental and let people like what they like.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Soulless post. People who deconstruct books into a concrete science with rules and criteria don’t have the soul to ever fully understand them. Could you seriously imagine a great author writing out this kind of elitist list? Do you seriously think any of them would ever hold themselves to this kind of pseudo intellectual bucket list?

    A author authors and a reader reads, that is the simple dynamic of literature. Any criteria of what to do and not to do beyond that is purely done for posturing.

    For the record I’m not guilty of anything on the list except one or two points.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >A author
      >A
      You are good example of the morons that have taken over the board.
      You can’t measure up to the lowest standard so then you want every standard that you can’t attain to be erased, ultimately leading to the erasure of all standards since you are a dilettante.
      have a nice day promptly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. Philistines on suicide watch.

        what books do you like?

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss the Novalisposting and the elitist gatekeeping.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did not read your pretentious crap, but the thumbnail from Hegel baited me here, what's a good read from Lacan?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >your rarely read poetry
    IQfy bros.... gootbye...

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based. Philistines on suicide watch.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't
    >I do, just not good literature
    >I do know them
    >I don't
    >I don't
    >I don't speak a single language
    >I do
    >I don't
    >I do
    >I read primarily nonfiction
    >half the nonfiction I read is philosophy
    >I do
    >I do
    >I don't
    >how would one do this?
    >lmao
    >I read poetry often
    >I don't
    but the obsession IQfy has with them as a metric of quality is as moronic as the homosexuals who think they are useless/restrictive
    >I don't
    >I don't
    >I don't
    >two hours straight
    reading for any amount of hours "straight" is wrong

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Learning to cook is a better use of your time than philosophy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      learning to cook is just another form of philosophy, i.e. a way of life.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Doesn't know how to use a semicolon properly
    OP revealed to be a pseud; entire post disregarded.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you tend to believe that if you like a given work, it is justified on an artistic level

    What does this even mean?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i.e. if you like it, it must be good and have merit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seems like an uncontroversial view outside of literary circles that have accustomed themselves to anemic self-estrangement like Nietzschean camels. At least.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any OP who uses a picture of Hegel, is clearly not meant to be taken seriously.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the most important point is to leave if you use a picture of the turd hegel

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reading for the plot or entertainment shows poor taste
    What do you get out of poetry if not entertainment?

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This pasta should be seen once in 8 months at most, and never as an OP. You raped a thread and the catalog for this.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>you think Rhythm and Rhyme are just useless rules and laws restricting creativity
    Who the frick has ever said this

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Literal Schizo

    (You)

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you believe 'the author is dead'
    You're misunderstanding. The death of the author is the idea that authorial intent doesn't matter. It's that whatever the reader chooses to take away from a work is just as significant as what the author intended. It's essentially about separating the art from the artist. Nabokov wasn't a pedophile; Hitchwiener was a fantastic director while also having (likely) abused women. Separate the art from the artist and interact with the work as it presents itself. The alternative is a descending spiral into appendices to Gravity's Rainbow or groups of homosexual academics gathering to draw maps of Dublin. Experience the work in its own light rather than cheapening it by association with the artist's banal human failings.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I concur.

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