Wow. He really has the best prose in all of Science Fiction. Le Guin, Peake, the "big 3", etc.

Wow. He really has the best prose in all of Science Fiction. Le Guin, Peake, the "big 3", etc.

He should be considered part of the Western Canon.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No! The western canon can't include fiction because.. because..

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean Fantasy?
      Yeah I'm glad Harold Bloom was against such drivel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Bloom's one attempt at writing is a failure
        >Ebert's one screenplay was a failure

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The western canon can't include fiction
      Well then there is no western canon since the Iliad the literal foundation of western canon was ficition, Moby dick is widely considered to be a part of western canon and thats ficiton, Wolfe, lovecraft, GRRM, Tolkien, Herbert are all part of it imo. They're ideas are too influential to not be

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        All those things actually happened.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Illiad
        >fiction
        lmao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          the Iliad emerged from the fall of the Hittite empire and then shifted to being Troy, with the greeks united aganist Troy and its allies as an epic poetry founding myth and religious belief. Like the israelites with Moses freeing slaves in Egypt its total bullshit. BUt at least the greek city states did war with Troy during the fall of the Hittite empire which is why the story shifted to being just about that seige.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you believe in Greek gods?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Would you piss them off by saying you "don't believe in them"?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he doesn't know

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Greek god realism poster stay winning (read Latro!!!)

            > Imagine pretending Moorwiener is anything special
            He is
            >Machen is better
            Nah
            > Ugly femoid seething with ressentiment
            Ad hominem (non-argument)
            > Tolkien is more influential. And better
            Influential, yes. Better than Peake as literature? Not really.

            Moorwiener is pure slop. Muh big black sword. Lol

            Not an argument

            This is yr brain on analytic phil

            I'm not sure how you "get filtered" by the words.
            It's like visiting a new country. Sometimes you'll hear things you don't understand, but you intuit through context. I assume that's why the book is written that way.
            I don't know what a "sabretache" is, but through context, I can assume it's some kind of sheath for a sword, that features a carrying pouch for other items.
            Who actually gets lost reading this stuff? It's self-explanatory.

            Ppl are stupid. That's why they buy philosophy books and then read one chapter and quit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Peake has better prose.

      I think you meant genre fiction*

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Peake has better prose.

        Yes. But that's not a dig at Wolfe. Who in genre fiction has better prose then Peake? Mabey Dunsany?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Peake has better prose.

        Yes. But that's not a dig at Wolfe. Who in genre fiction has better prose then Peake? Mabey Dunsany?

        >Dunsany
        >Peake
        >Wolfe
        >Le Guin

        Have people on IQfy only read 4 authors of genre fiction? Why is it always the same 4 fricking names? Read someone new ffs.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Claims people haven't read enough authors.
          >Proceeds to not name any.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Name some Black person.

            >I'm incapable of using a search engine. You better list a bunch of examples like a redditor so I can pretend to have read those authors and tell you they're shit and you have no taste.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anyone can use a search engine, even you. The point is that you haven't read any significant authors and are only pretending.
            That or you're a coward

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't the best writers inevitably rise to the top in mentions?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Name some Black person.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'll admit genre fiction is not my forte. I also like Dumas, Stevenson and Doyle, though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The OGs are GOATS: Stevenson, Rice Burroughs, Kipling, etc.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            E.R. Burroughs was a creative genius, but he was a mediocre writer and his stories are formulaic and repetitive. He's still worth reading despite that, but he's kind of hard to recommend to people since his shortcomings will be hard to tolerate for some readers.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I like Wells, too.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah he's great.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've read plenty of genre slop. What do you want to talk about? Harry Harrison? Theodore Sturgeon? One of those Doctor Who novels I read that was actually kind of okay?

          Like, all of that stuff is fine, but Wolfe is better.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    LOTR belongs in the western canon.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    His prose is terrible, I can't get through a chapter of any of his books I've tried. Have you read any good genre-tier authors like Lem, Le Carre, Cornwell, Mantel, or Druon before?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >first person perspective
    >best prose
    YA dogshit lmao

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >TIL Moby Dick and Jane Eyre is YA dogshit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are morons now saying that 1st person is bad now? I mean, I know there's no reason behind it and befire it was much more specific (1st person present tense) but come on

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Wow. He really has the best prose in all of Science Fiction
    i dunno, just seemed like regular slop to me. post an excerpt that "wowed" you

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Overall, I found nothing unique in Wolfe. Perhaps it's because I've read quite a bit of odd fantasy; if all I read was mainstream stuff, then I'd surely find Wolfe unpredictable, since he is a step above them. But compared to Leiber, Howard, Dunsany, Eddison, Kipling, Haggard, Peake, Mieville, or Moorwiener, Wolfe is nothing special.
    >Perhaps I just got my hopes up too high. I imagined something that might evoke Peake or Leiber (at his best), perhaps with a complexity and depth gesturing toward Milton or Ariosto. I could hardly imagine a better book than that, but even a book half that good would be a delight--or a book that was nothing like that, but was unpredictable and seductive in some other way.
    >I kept waiting for something to happen, but it never really did. It all plods along without much rise or fall, just the constant moving action to make us think something interesting is happening. I did find some promise, some moments that I would have loved to see the author explore, particularly those odd moments where Silver Age Sci Fi crept in, but each time he touched upon these, he would return immediately to the smallness of his plot and his annoying prick of a narrator. I never found the book to be difficult or complex, merely tiring. the unusual parts were evasive and vague, and the dull parts constant and repetitive.
    >The whole structure (or lack of it) does leave things up to interpretation, and perhaps that's what some readers find appealing: that they can superimpose their own thoughts and values onto the narrator, and onto the plot itself. But at that point, they don't like the book Wolfe wrote, they like the book they are writing between his lines.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve heard of Leibeber but never so highly. I certainly never heard him and Peake mentioned together. Is his writing like Peakes? Give me a pitch for him.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's a third of the reason why DnD exists

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wolfe is peak prose and literally the only ppl who disagree are plebs who have not studied latin and greek and get filtered by archaic words.

    Also:
    >dat copypasta
    Lmao. Imagine pretending Moorwiener is anything special.

    >dunsany
    Machen is better

    >leguin
    Ugly femoid seething with ressentiment

    >eddison, peake, delaney
    Influential but hardly the best. Tolkien is more influential. And better. But that's also a bad thing since he is therefore ripped off furthermost

    >herbert
    Lmao. Fat frick fetishist writing goyslop. New movies was kino tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Imagine pretending Moorwiener is anything special
      He is
      >Machen is better
      Nah
      > Ugly femoid seething with ressentiment
      Ad hominem (non-argument)
      > Tolkien is more influential. And better
      Influential, yes. Better than Peake as literature? Not really.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not sure how you "get filtered" by the words.
      It's like visiting a new country. Sometimes you'll hear things you don't understand, but you intuit through context. I assume that's why the book is written that way.
      I don't know what a "sabretache" is, but through context, I can assume it's some kind of sheath for a sword, that features a carrying pouch for other items.
      Who actually gets lost reading this stuff? It's self-explanatory.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pps:
    >mieville
    Lol. Literally a marxist cuckold

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not an argument

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this Wolfe?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dr. Robotnik?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    had to read left hand of darkness for a college course and i will never read anything by her

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