Stop reading genreslop. Read Pynchon, McCarthy, Delillo and Roth

Stop reading genreslop.
Read Pynchon, McCarthy, Delillo and Roth

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why not Updike and Barth? Or Carver and Ishiguro? Or old livejournal posts from 2004?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Stop reading genreslop.
    >Read Pynchon
    hm

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Please tell me what genre Pynchon is.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Marvel movie

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        V: picaresque
        49: mystery
        AtD: SF, adventure
        IV, BE: crime

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >GR absent
          Curious.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Winter Soldier

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        historical / thriller / mystery

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm reading Pirandello. Is he genreslop, o mighty OP?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      N-no

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stop reading PostMoslop.
    Read Melville, Dafoe, and James

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is why the "aesthetic is all that matters!" school of literary criticism is a dead end. You start praising worthless nobodies like McCarthy who are going to be completely forgotten in 40 years just because they have pretty prose.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry chud, McCarthy is well regarded

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >McCarthy is well regarded
        Yes, he won the Pulitzer and appeared on Oprah's Book List, both reliable and exceptional indicators of an author's staying power. Who can forget, for example, the ever-relevant Ernest Poole, Booth Tarkington, or Sue Miller?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Easy there franzen

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Unironically he has a better chance of being a historically influential literary figure than McCarthy. He won't, of course, but it's still more likely.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            McCarthy is trash. He writes pulp for teenage boys. He's juvenile, he's simplistic. He's nothing. All he represents is a fundamental decline in our intellectual culture that someone so devoid of substance can beheld up as "the great novelist of our time", "worthy of Moby Dick." Grow up and read literature.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't ask

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is he any of those things? Go into detail, I want to know why you feel this way.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The themes and sentiments pervading all of his work:
            >violence and disintegration is inevitable
            >we are helpless to influence the world
            >almost all people are depraved and psychopathic; if good people exist, they are doomed to be the victims of the former
            >higher ideals are pointless
            >learning is pointless
            >helping others is pointless
            >just passively accept your fate and try not to get tortured or mutilated in the process
            It's barbaric and primitive, not to mention childish. He's a scoundrel, and I mean that very sincerely. An enemy of thought, an opponent of humanity. He is praised because that sort of violent nihilism is very in vogue with a certain layer of upper middle class intellectuals. He has nothing of value to offer society in his works.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Holy filtered

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's not being "filtered" to disagree with someone's reactionary, apathetic, nonsensical philosophical worldview. I understand what McCarthy is trying to communicate, and it is disgusting, repugnant drivel.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's filtered to be filtered though

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not an argument. He's not subtle, there's nothing to be "filtered" by you fricking pseud. He is very clear and open in how he views the world and humanity, and it's immature and repulsive.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't ask

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            fricking filtered

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Filtered. The only thing you mentioned that is true is that violence is inevitable. Everything else is just wrong and due to your seething rage.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you basing this entirely off of Blood Meridian? How much of his work or the scholarship on it have you actually read? I find his prose not just "pretty" but quite unique and well put together, not at all in a typical way. His historical fiction is also meticulously researched and brings in much that other fiction has left out. Also easily one of the best dialogue writers that I am familiar with

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I read Blood Meridian, The Road, and No Country for Old Men. I have a large enough sample size to know what the man stood for, and it makes me sick. Good riddance, I say.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Critics generally place The Border Trilogy and Suttree ahead of The Road and No Country for Old Men, don't they? I'm pretty sure Bloom specifically considered All the Pretty Horses to be his second best novel, behind Blood Meridian.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Bloom is a homosexual. The Crossing is McCarthys best

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't ask

            the utter cope is palpable

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I KNOW

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Faulkner made it onto the Oprah book list.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      McCarthy is one of the best authors of our time and will be remembered.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >stop reading genreslop and read shit thats even fricking worse than genreslop
    im good thanks

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was fairly underwhelmed with Pynchon. Felt like I was reading The Simpsons. I was amused by it, and I had fun, but it didn't really do that much for me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Read it again

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No.

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