>hear about biblical figure called Metatron
>don't believe it's real
>it is, there's a wikipedia page
>"Although Metatron is mentioned in a few brief passages in the Talmud, he appears primarily in mystical Kabbalistic texts within the Rabbinic literature."
Anyway, this term "mystical Kabbalistic texts" is intriguing. What are some obscure ancient spooky texts? Like writings that didn't make it into the Bible.
Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism
Talmud is required reading
Books that were omitted from the Biblical canon include
The Gospel of Thomas
The Book of Enoch
The Gospel of Eve
some others, I forget, just look it up
Also check out the Dead Sea Scrolls
What are some books I can read to rid myself of the crippling paranoia that the world will become against me and my ideas will be negated by this newfound infamy?
Is it true that /lit/ users have a hard time with relationships?
Have you noticed that literature has caused strains in your relations with others?
>reading a book on my Nook
>Have to use the "Look Up" feature every 10 seconds
Ive been looking to read it but every book store and second hand bookstore around here is selling it for way too fucking much.
Is he the dfw of philosophy?
best youtube channel IMHO
>finished writing the first draft of my novel
>no literary friends to read it and help me with revisions
This week, on "Is It YA?"
Would you hang out with him?
about to finish Jamaica Inn, and then start Atlas shrugges. My favorite book is The Idiot by Dostoyevsky.
Looking to connect w/ someone but haven't had much luck elsewhere.
I figure two hundred pages a day it'll be done in a week, I've heard nothing but good about it, been then again probably not from any one who actually read it.
It's been on my list for awhile..
I know the ones by Norman Thomas de Giovanni are best because he actually worked with him, and the Hurley versions Penguin puts out are a bit shit, but is pic related (done by Anthony Kerrigan) good enough? Also translation thread I guess
Thoughts? Are these any good?
I liked them, but they suffer from the general CS Lewis problem(the characters are just fronts for the 'right' and 'wrong' philosophies in his world). but he's a good writer imo, and Out of the Silent Planet was such a fun read for me(read it in like 10th grade, when we had no power for days due to a hurricane) I read Perelandra about a year ago. Thought it was kinda just more of the same. It gets a lot more theological. That Hideous Strength has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I hear it's much different from the others.
Was Isidore Isou the last great poet?
Discuss (keep the boo radley shitposting to a minimum please)
It wasn't captivating by any means, but I liked, the message didn't felt too forced and the characters were portrayed so well that they felt alive.
Can't comment about the prose since I read a translation but it didn't felt shit tier prose I tell you that.
ITT: Books that are too far up their own ass to enjoy.