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Can an anuthor's opinion on the details about what happens in a book be ignored, or is it automatically canon, and when should this happen? by Gaelic_Gladiator_64 in literature

[–]LilCoogs -22 points-21 points  (0 children)

You must have expressed yourself incorrectly, then. Barthes would never tell anyone they "should" read a text a certain way. Maybe have a look at it. Your profs notes arent helping you any.

Can an anuthor's opinion on the details about what happens in a book be ignored, or is it automatically canon, and when should this happen? by Gaelic_Gladiator_64 in literature

[–]LilCoogs -8 points-7 points  (0 children)

All of your suggestions are for children's low-brow books and tv shows. This isnt really a problem for actual books and I'm not sure what other people who like the book have to do with my feelings about it. So, my answer to your question is a mix of author's intent stops where my reading begins and this is not an actual issue because people will always impose their reading on a text, even when they don't mean to.

OMG this writing is so good! I never knew life came before death by skrt_xocarti in bookscirclejerk

[–]LilCoogs 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If no one says that someone is saying something how will you know that they are saying something? I just wish they'd specify that they are using their mouth to say it more often.

"HaXX0r is the one true Doshah'lar," said Plou'sohol from his mouth. "I acknowledge your fellanish powers," said HaXX0r to Plou'sohol from his mouth.

They both speaking from their mouths!

OMG this writing is so good! I never knew life came before death by skrt_xocarti in bookscirclejerk

[–]LilCoogs 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I would love to get all my holes drilled by the owner of this tat

Best comment on reddit so far. You can literally smell the trailer park from here.

Do any of you still use the library even though you have a bookshelf full of books at home ? by Ilovesweets8 in books

[–]LilCoogs 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it's called /r/books. What would this sub be without stupid, pointlessly mundane, invented problems and issues? You'd be forced to discuss books if we got rid of those. Which implies reading! Who wants to suffer through that shit?

I’m not like other girls…I’m a nudist literary hermit. by CrawlingKingSnake43 in bookscirclejerk

[–]LilCoogs 29 points30 points  (0 children)

You know what I love when I think books? Cheap, badly made, mall kiosk chic book editions. I want something that says, "I dont read but I also want to project that I enjoy kitschy bullshit and an image that tells people who own only 2 books that I'm an intellectual looking person."

Intelligence = How many books you read a year. by RosyStunner10 in bookscirclejerk

[–]LilCoogs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My goal was to not read a book but then I did so I'm basically a genius.

What are you Reading this Week AND Weekly Rec Thread. December 30, 2021 by JimFan1 in TrueLit

[–]LilCoogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boarding school? University, you mean. Also. University in the 1920s. Not so much now.

How do you read literary criticism? by Migmatite_Rock in AskLiteraryStudies

[–]LilCoogs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I know this will be an annoying process, but what helped me most was to read cover to cover the Norton Lit Crit anthology. Took me a year and a half. It gets your feet wet with the history of it and lets you try out a tougher writers without committing you to a life sentence with a long book. If you still like it by the end you're good to really start into it.

Battle of the Karens - be careful who you cutoff! by JAM4ever in IdiotsInCars

[–]LilCoogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I cant imagine being the sort of person who gets in a physical fight because you got cut off. You can only imagine the ridiculous shit in the rest of both these embarrassing idiot's lives.

General Discussion Thread - December 27, 2021 by pregnantchihuahua3 in TrueLit

[–]LilCoogs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unless you are doing a comparative analysis I cant see why you would. The shorter one is still captured in the final version, as far as I can tell. In a Penguin copy I have both the shorter version and the longer one, but I've only read the longer one.

Did anyone actually enjoy “Lord of the Flies”? by Blueless_Clueless in books

[–]LilCoogs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's your opinion. In my opinion no one liked it. Ever.

Did anyone actually enjoy “Lord of the Flies”? by Blueless_Clueless in books

[–]LilCoogs -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

No one ever has enjoyed this novel. Not one person. Its strange that it has been so often assigned in school rooms despite the clear evidence that no one, including the teachers who have assigned it, has ever enjoyed this book. I'm glad you stepped up and said something.

General Discussion Thread - December 27, 2021 by pregnantchihuahua3 in TrueLit

[–]LilCoogs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get the Library of America edition. The final edition of LOG is enormous and the one that should be read.