What's /lit's opinion on watching tv and tvshows? I notice I get really bored and disengaged after watching too much tv for too long. I also become really sleepy and dull and when I bingewatch too much I notice I can't engage in social interaction that well. I'd rather just be reading.
Anyone have any experience here? I think /lit is one of the few places where people might just instead read all day
>reading on the bus
>I get off next stop
How do I stop caring about memes and enjoy a book for what it is as opposed to what it could/should be or can be compared to.
I have a fairly weak grasp of Scandinavian myths.
I have vague ideas, I know that most of it uses battle as a metaphor for natural processes. (The Sun and Moon are fighting wolves, the Seasons are Odin and Laufey fighting)
I've tried to read the Prose Edda (or listen to it on Youtube rather) But it's a little too dense for me to actually understand.
What books does /lit/ recommend for better understanding Norse Myth?
you're going to have to actually read the eddas and reread them. they're dense and move quickly and you'll need to go back over them a few times. annotated versions are helpful.
in addition to tracking down a good translation of the eddas (i'm reading an out of copyright public domain translation), i'm going to reread the d'aulaires version because i haven't read it since i was a kid. it's super simplified but the pictures will make me nostalgic.
Have you read this masterpiece?
For those of you who have written something of significant size or meaning, how did you start? I feel that every time I go to write something nothing comes out or if something does it means literally nothing to me and is boring as shit. So hearing the catalyst to your works I feel would help me. Did it happen gradually? Did something hit you with the force of a revelation? How clear was the idea when you started and did it differ by the time you were finished?
it helps to outline events. write a few lines about what your character is doing today
anon is going to the bar
he needs to get cash out at the ATM first
he gets anxious because the bar is full of chads
he goes home to fap about the voice of the ATM machine
then fill it in,
it was a disgusting normie day, anon scraped off the cum stained sheets that had cemented itself to his body hair overnight. the curtains slightly ajar, letting a sliver of light into the room, illuminating the floating...
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Anyone else get tired of analyzing Plato just to find ways to disagree with him? It just feels like such a pointless gesture in philosophy that keeps being repeated instead of adding something new. No modern criticism of his work has the beauty and imagery that the original has making it all seem a waste. Only Nietzsche seemed to combine critique with art
what book had the most impact on our current condition?
I'm just gonna get Joe Namath here's biography out of the way first.
books that had the most impact on our current condition:
The Wealth of Nations
The Communist Manifesto
books that impacted our current literary world:
literally all of the canon
Just got this. A collection of most of Sontag's stuff from the 60s and 70s. What are her good essays and what do you think of Sontag in general?
Notes on Camp is canon and her essay on Syberberg's Hitler: A Film From Germany is brilliant film criticism/theory
Illness As Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors are exceptional books (and personal for her, since she had to deal with breast cancer)
How do you write your books?
Any robots undergone/studied psychoanalysis?
How long have you been doing it? Made any recent insights or musings you'd like to share (about yourself or others)?
What have you been reading? Do you have anything to recommend outside the usual reading material that people interested in the subject might find intriguing?
Have you read/are you familiar with Freud's work on dream analysis, and would you like to share some of your interpretations?
Personally I've undergone about 2 years of analysis and have been studying it on my own for...
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Hi, there is another thread about analysis if that interests you.
I'm in analysis since a few months. No particular insight or interpretation to tell "out of the blue" right now, maybe later?
I didn't read a lot, mainly The Interpretation of Dreams, Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Civilization and Its Discontents.
How's your analysis going? How many sessions do you have per week?
Currently reading Jung's Man and His Symbols and it is absolutely amazing. I don't have a lot of experience with psychoanalysis except for having read some basic writings of Freud, but I find Jung's approach to dream analysis much more compelling and interesting than Freud's approach.
Have any opinions in this matter
ITT: Write something, any legnth, in the style of your favorite author
-I suck dick dick, said OP
-Faggot. Says anon.
Hey guys. I really wanto to read but just cant fucking do it, ehhebe. How can i do it giys?
Help me I'm dumb as a rock sack, fuck.
What are good novels with this premise? Don't care what time period. Just looking for some good shit that takes place at some point in human history but has fictional characters. Something that shows what that period was like and something I can learn from while being entertained. Here are some examples:
Yoshikawa Eiji wrote some great historical fiction (that's the name of the genre I believe you're after)
Try "Musashi" if you want to read about a single guy's exploits, or "Taiko" if you want a more grander, political scale. Both are amazing.
For more Roman times, try "I, Claudius" or "Memoirs of Hadrian"