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Do you think that the novel is no longer an effective medium for transmitting ideas and information?

I ask this as someone who values literature above all other forms of media. The great writings of man that were great in the past are just as great today. Truth and beauty do not wane just because time passed. An expertly crafted writing does not lose its intrinsic value just because it's old. But the common pleb is no longer receptive to books. I believe this is because he is addicted to his smartphone, TV, and movies. As a result his intelligence has lowered so much that he only responds to the simplest of stimulation: Facebook pictures or very uncomplicated TV/Netflix episodes. Attention spans in both children and adults are at an all-time low and it only worsens as people depend more and more on their technology to do everything for them. It seems like the average person cannot communicate whatsoever unless using the most basic words and sentences structures. And the prevailing attitude towards all of this is that it's acceptable and natural.

The only literature getting attention today is intellectually worthless. I type this as I sit, freezing and jittering from overpriced coffee, in a Barnes & Noble. When I walked into the store I saw only airport novels, vacuous political examinations, and contrived post-modernist nonsense under the guise of literature. Note that I said "getting attention" because I don't believe there's nothing of value being written. /lit/'s existence is proof alone to me that there are new works of quality being written. It's just a matter of whether or not they'll ever enter the public consciousness in a meaningful way, let alone be published at all. But when it comes to the average person challenging their beliefs or learning anything useful, it seems like all hope is lost.

I know for certain that it wasn't always this way. When did it begin? Was the advent of television the first critical blow to literature? What can we possibly do to combat this? Personally I'm thinking of pursuing writing for the screen as it seems like the only effective way of getting ideas out there. Maybe all hope really is lost.

>tl;dr how can books ever recover?

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Recommend me some literature to combat complacency.

Everything in my life is okay. I've got a job and a car. I live with my gf in a small efficiency apartment. We can afford to pay our bills because I have no debt and stick to my budget. I spend many of my days reading and playing video games. But I've completely given up on my creative pursuits of writing my own novels and composing music. It's a weird feel to be both happy and bored.

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>>7768459
maybe I will

>>7768474
pic

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>>7003185
Don't bother replying to him; he's an obnoxious idiot.

Here's an off-topic thread he posted, go there and report him if you want to help: >>7002459

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>>6873023
>start talking shit about zionists and see what happens
Right, because it isn't literature. DFW memes are at least literature adjacent.

>> No.6826005 [View]

>>6825400
>we're in a capitalist system that works! Therefore it is in no way broken! And the best possible answer!

Also, pic related.

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Who are you quoting and what does this have to do with literature? :^)

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>>6652150
I hope you're just trolling.
If not, it is time to go back to /pol/

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>>6643157
I thought it would be rude to post this pic with what I wrote but it just feels right.

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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature.

If you want to talk about autism simulations, go to /b/.

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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature.

If you want to talk about music, go to /mu/.

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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature.

If you want to talk about music, go to /mu/.

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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature.

If you want to talk about politics, go to /pol/.



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