What are some good leftist publications?
I subscribe to Economist (which I find to be a bit too topical and spastic) and Foreign Affairs (which I greatly enjoy).
Is pic related any good?
Does this have any literary merit or is it just a historical reference?
I'm looking for sci fi with either vague or obvious christian allegories.
Thank you anon, here's a ukranian girl
Genre: either comedy or mystery/suspense/thriller.
I'm a beginner too, btw. Though it'd be helpful if you know the basics of screenwriting (logline, specs), how it is different from novels/plays, and the formatting.
Does reading slow mean you're stupid, or that you're just taking the time to get everything out of the words?
>falling for the reading speed meme
You may be a little stupid anyway, though, OP.
I read slowly because I'm dreamy and when I read I get all sorts of ideas for my novel. This is why I like reading so much, because you don't have to pay absolute attention, you can drift away if you want and then come back to the same thing.
Slow reader reporting in, often become distracted with other thoughts while I am reading or after half an hour find myself slowing down.
/lit/ how can I become quicker with reading without loosing the comprehension I get by taking my time?
I want to write something, but everything I think of writing makes me cringe.
Any advice on how to actually like your ideas as a writer?
Have them... be good? I don't know, are all of your ideas really as bad as cringeworthy? Surely they can't be. I think you're just being overly critical of yourself. Have someone who won't plagiarize you read something you think isn't half bad
Do you read plays?
Mishima seems more famous for his death than for his works. Are any of his books worth reading in translation?
Aren't all male authors either manlets or freakishly tall? Camus is one of the only attractive male authors I can think of (other than Yukio Tsundere obvs), but I'm pretty sure he was a manlet as well
What works of art successfully capture the essence of the internet?
cyber-space- exists, is it possible for literature and film to have events take place in cyberspace as seamlessly as events taking place in the physical world? I couldn't imagine a novel, with the internet as the backdrop, as being good. It is difficult to express emotions through cyberspace, that is why there is heavy reliance on reaction images on web-forums and emojis elsewhere, novels will encounter the same problem.
"Serial Experiments Lain" - a philosophical avant-garde anime that deals with the nature of the Internet and how its ability to connect humanity globally could potentially create a collective consciousness and take physical form.
I began reading Harper Lee's, 'To Kill a Mockingbird', two weeks ago. And I was curious.
What are /Lit/ opinions/critiques of the book?
Help me, /lit/
I have a younger cousin who shows some potential in reading taste. However, she's recently fallen into the YA Fiction trap
And claims it's good.
I want to save my cousin from mediocrity.
I would give her some more classic romances to read, maybe she'd like those; something like The Torrents of Spring by Turgenev.
NABAKOV IS THE BEST AUTHOR, PERIOD
IF YOU HAVENT READ ADA AND UNDERSTOOD IT YOU ARE BANNED FROM /LIT/ FOR A MONTH
"Ada, our ardors and arbors"
>NABAKOV IS THE BEST AUTHOR, PERIOD
Should I check my conceit if I'm reading A Treatise On The Human Nature and the first parts just gives me the feel that I'm reading a cutesy description about the nature of thoughts and impressions, descriptions that have neither aesthetic nor practical value, and adding nothing to philosophy? Please tell me it was at least groundbreaking 250 years ago.
The only mildly impressive thing is that occasionally he describes very well how neural networks function while obviously having no knowledge of them(shit was discovered like 200 years later).
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Why don't you read the aesthetic and practical parts rather than the epistemological parts?
Modern philosophy at this time is still struggling with the Cartesian problem of how we know. That's the bulk of all the major works until Heidegger.
>The only mildly impressive thing is that occasionally he describes very well how neural networks function while obviously having no knowledge of them
I'm not sure this is your bag, family
I'm talking about how the neurons in our brain work(as far as we know right now) to create connections between different concepts and the sensations of that. I'm not an expert of this shit but I've read some books about the science of perception that touched on the stuff and it was funny how similar his descriptions were.
Just read on you idiot; he makes his argument for phenomenalism later on. And neural networks were not "discovered"--it's a mere mathematical model that describes whatever Hume had described using plain English.
>while obviously having no knowledge of them(shit was discovered like 200 years later).
You mean like those folks that had no knowledge of them until they had knowledge of them? Logic of steel.
and you leftist shills will deny cultural marxism is a thing haha