DFW personal annotated copy of BLOOD MERIDIAN

DFW personal annotated copy of BLOOD MERIDIAN

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao he dabbed on Corncob hard with that portrait.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >circles a comma
    pseud

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To the fair it was the only one in the next hundred pages.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >circles a comma that should be a period or semi colon
      Yeah and ?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        run-on sentences are kino and you're a nerd homosexual.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh are they now? Sorry I don’t read rubbish.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          maybe that's why he did it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a comma splice, bro. Corncob doesn't understand basic grammatical rules.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you look for comma splice you don't actually want to read the book. Use punctuation in whatever way you see fit if you're an author. Or don't. The only thing that matters is the meaning and the way the words, sentences and paragraphs are understood. As long as it all comes together and meaning oozes out it's entirely fine.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's technically incorrect so it's obviously important as an author to consider why Corncob chose it over something else. DFW is an author analyzing the craft of another author

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't have an issue with that at all. My point is that if you're just looking for wrong punctuation in order to dunk on the guy and not consider why that comma is there then you're not interested in the book in the first place. Making it out to be wrong and leaving it at that just because it's "wrong" is retarded. It's not a formal fucking letter send to some government cunt. Kleist for example has a billion wrong comma in his original German texts and he's beloved and his texts are well appreciated for what they are. As long as the meaning comes across and entices people to continue and touches them it's entirely fine.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Chill out. It is literally the first line of the first page, the guy with the red pen needs to find his footing too.

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    how much?

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    • 1 month ago
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      >circles page numbers
      pseud

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >annotating a biography

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Man DFW was such a noble soul

  11. 1 month ago
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    Do people truly require this to achieve greater understanding of a book?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I guess I should just give up on my writing career.
      I mean I haven't started so it's easy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        /lit in a nutshell.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw I thought you were supposed to just read it and remember what you thought

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never done it, but enjoy things like Helen Vender's vivisections of the Sonnets from time to time. It depends on how much technical craft, allusion, archaic usages, and such are involved. Reverse-engineering prose in this way, however, borders on schizo almost no matter who does it.

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek this guy lives down the street I should see if he's still there.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you think Pynchon is secretly shitting out litrpg and other self published trash on Amazon?

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit pynch sent a letter to vsauce

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kek

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    • 1 month ago
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      Incredible. I was also gifted Ficciones and I too was also haunted by T,U,OT. I better start writing my door stopper.

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    • 1 month ago
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      >Sorry guys Homer Simpson is my role model and I can't speak ill of him.

      Lmao Pynchmeister has good taste. And he came up with the latke 49 joke?

    • 4 weeks ago
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      >frying of latka 49
      I'm fookin ded lads

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    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kino. didn't know he did autographs.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder annotating books ultimately leads to suicide.

  22. 1 month ago
    Yyo

    Why ruin a book like that

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The secret is to special order cellulose nitrate sheets (cels) that match the size of the pages, and overlay each page with one so you can write on them without damaging the book itself.
      I do this with all of my books, can you say the same?

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DFW vs. Pynch

    lets GOOOOOOOO

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a quiet moment in his life when circled that comma. And now he's dead. Isn't that strange?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The two actions are not disconnected.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How the fuck do you people read your own writing?

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Q 3 (vry 1st line of this and last line of S
    >Q 5/4 - T/o McC's take on Texas: is not(?) a spiritual creature or a material animal
    >Q 19 - (me on (????? fake like Suttree?
    >Q 38 - Narrator's broad comment. Any pattern to these? Agenda? & p. 40 & 44
    >44 & 45 - McC's so heavy w/ narrative introsuions on what's to come. K.41s both suspense and subtlety. Why's he do it?
    >Q 54 How does kid end up lone survivor of Comanche attack?
    >Q 57 - symbolism of bush of dead babies?
    >Q 66 After ???? but attack, why does kid tel Spruce 'What's wrong is wrong w/ through you-
    >Q 78 - 19 - T/o McC's first dose of Glanton's gang
    >Q 81 - Do paragraph on the two Jacksons
    >Q 94 Judge calls kid 'Young Bleserios'?
    >Q 94 Ack paragraph on false prophetess?
    ...
    >Huck Finn (line pointed at "names are now lost")

    I guess this is impressive to people who just look at the notes but don't actually read them.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >See the child.
    That's from Absalom, Absalom?

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    Interesting. I always thought DFW was ugly pseudy shit, but this opening had me hooked. I think I’ll pick up Blood Meridian after work tonight

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thirty three underlined
    DFW knew.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont mark anything I read. Which isn't to say I dont think about it, or summarize points, or analyze details. It's just that to be honest the expression of that is usually in my own posts on here or in discord groups or messages to friends who read.

    Same with journaling, which was always pretty universal among people, but I dont do. The equivalent is blogposts on fucking LULZ. I wish I could get my entire post history from the last 10 years. It would be an awesome diary.

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best thread in some time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      someone should save all the files and put them in a mega or something

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would people really think more of me if I started circling punctuation and page numbers in my books?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stop being a homosexual

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't do it alone, anon-san.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it as stupid as I think it is?

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does anyone have that pasta of Corncob at the dinner party where everyone makes fun of him for writing genre fiction? I haven’t seen it posted in years.

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