/lit/ What is art?
I'm being serious to please try to give an actual response. I have to write an essay in response to this question tomorrow and I'm an alcoholic who procrastinated while reading too much Dostoyevsky.
Time to rebuild it. Part of getting your shit together is to not run away from your responsibilities anymore, so why not write this essay on what Art is, and start anew?
Thoughts on the decline of the west? Was Spengler right about recurring Caesarism, decadence, and the cyclical rise and decay of high cultures? I can't help but feel as if I am seeing potential Caesarism arising in the United states. Thoughts on this?
I also enjoy seeing how Spengler's work influenced Lovecraft particularly in his short story 'the nameless city' where it seems the rise and decay of the civilization is alluded to. Particularly when lovecraft is describing the frescoes he studied while exploring the ruins of the abandoned city. Kind of unrelated, but I find Spengler's ideas fascinating. https://youtu.be/FsaieZt5vjk
I find it interesting to note how reactionary authors such as evola preached traditionalism and yet failed to marry and father children.
Has a book or story ever made you shed tears, /lit/?
Literary confessions thread/times you've been called out for being a pleb thread.
Be honest, anons. We're faaaaaamily here.
- I dog-ear my own books to the sentence/paragraph I left off from so I know exactly where to pick up my progress from.
- I think Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby adaptation is the most accurate to the novel
and even think it better than the original novel. DiCaprio as Gatsby just makes sense.
- I don't really bother looking for the best translations, I just know that I should stay away from whatever Wordsworth use.
i can't read anymore without amphetamines.
if i take amphetamines, i lose my affection for my loved ones, but i find an ultimate joy in literature.
i have chosen my loved ones over art, and i feel sometimes that i have made the wrong choice, and have squandered an alternate destiny.
So who's getting The C Section when it comes out?
What are some good non-YA Booktubers?
Picture related, only likable person I've found so far.
Does /lit/ have any comic series or graphic novels that they approve of?
Please don't make me go to /co/, and be suffered to shift through a bunch of capeshit
Watchmen (it's psychological and metaphysical capeshit so it's good)
Uzumaki (Junji Ito is a safe bet in general)
Tintin (also Asterix if you want more euro-comic fun)
Calvin & Hobbes
Lone Wolf & Cub
Anything by Robert Crumb, as long as you're open to lewd and offensive satire (like real offensive, not just haha le anti-PC kid)
There's probably more I'm forgetting, there's a lot of great graphic novels worth your time, but it's late here and my mind is...
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Is there a name for this particular worldview/philosophy?
This isn't really an invitation to judge it, but feel free to, I guess.
What are some other good books about foreign policy/affairs and diplomatic relations?
Doesn't matter how broad or specific it is.
The realism school of foreign policy is pretty detested by a lot of liberals. It already comes off as grim and dry, doesn't help that Kissinger is the international relations version of Ben Stein when it comes to the way he communicates.
What books are most like Dark Souls?
Post your favorite book and something you hate about it
>Those massive lists of random items where Joyce shows off his vocabulary and pads the page-count
IMO the three greatest writers alive are American: Gene Wolfe, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth.
Why haven't you won the Nobel Prize for so long?
Which language would you learn if you just wanted the culture & books? Which ones do you already speak? What boni do you get from it?
that 's the nominative plural of "bonus", filthy monoglot.
With Spanish what found most bizarre was that some authors, like Marquez, were completely coherent with even some basic Romance language knowledge; others, like Ortega y Gasset were completely incoherent. What is the biggest literary perk to you for knowing Spanish?
1. (pic related) A fuckin' monstrosity- probably the best account of Bosnia and it's folk: myself being a Bosnian Serb. If you've heard about the war in Bosnia in the '90s, this book might give you some insight as it was mandatory reading for NATO generals that participated in the conflict.
2. Death and the Dervish- by Mesa Selimovic
3. Gorski Vijenac/The Mountain Wreath- by Petar Petrovic Njegos