Currently writing something which I think will end up as a novelle about a bureaucrat in a technocratic republic who suffers a heart attack and joins a lunatic terrorist cult.
Getting it out of my laptop isn't on my plan, but if the final result plesases me I'll maybe do. What would you think?
>Getting it out of my laptop isn't on my plan
Why even bother then? It's one thing to not have unrealistic expectations but that just sounds like you have no motivation to put it out at all.
Any opera fans out there? Have any of you ever thought about writing a work for the stage? I'm a lone wolf composer with no talent for writing whatsoever. Also discuss opera
>I'm a lone wolf composer with no talent for writing whatsoever
Know that feel, man. Started writing for orchestra and chamber ensembles because my Libretti always sucked.
Oh well, I can still write Lieder, I guess.
This book seems very convoluted. Am I just stupid?
Since /lit/ seems to be possessed by nothing but trending memes, as an oldfag, I was wondering if any newfags have any thoughts on the following texts. Have you even read them, or, at least, heard of them? Opinions?
I've read neither, but as an educator am interested by Goodman.
He's quoted here and there in Teaching as a Subversive Activity, but the authors disagree with what I take to be his radical anarchism.
do you ever think that maybe this board should be less ironic and meme-focused? it seems exceedingly rare to see an actually interesting comment on literature.
Not just /lit/, the entirety of 4chan.
Irony on 4chan isn't even funny to me anymore, it's lazy as fuck and borderline shitposting, but there are people who pride themselves on shitposting, god knows why.
Hey there /lit/
I did read the sticky but I'm still not sure where to start. If there's any flowchart or...?
Start with The Story of Philosophy - Bryan Maggee
Then read chronologically, read the main works of the main guys, and specialise further into the guys that interest you (example: if you're interested in Plato, read his complete works and read extra commentaries etc, rather than just reading a few dialogues and moving on).
Use these as supplements to your learning: IEP, SEP, Cambridge Companions, Google Scholar
Use these publishers: Hackett, Cambridge, Oxford
>YA historical fiction
yay or nay?
Religion is the opiate of the masses, but in this case opiates are the religion of the masses. What does /lit/ think about 'Brave New World'? I personally see the theme of the government administering Soma in this book very similar to pharmaceutical companies pushing opiates and Benzodiazapinez so frequently today. Any thoughts?
>I personally see the theme of the government administering Soma in this book very similar to pharmaceutical companies pushing opiates and Benzodiazapinez so frequently today.
They're completely different
I really loved that book. I remember somewhere in the hospital scene there was a line like "All the girls and boys got balloons and lollipops on death day." It was shit like that that made the book so great- morals and values are much more relative than most people know.
...And to answer your question, yeah.
any tips for music to listen to while writing?
I am searching a new book to read. I want to read a philosophy book.Do you have any recommendations?
Trying to start this but I'm having difficulty with the prologue
I don't know shit about baseball. Is it a big theme of the novel?
The prologue is the only part of the book that deals with the mechanics of baseball, so yes and no in that baseball is a recurring theme but you don't necessarily need to know baseball to *get* the rest of the novel.
That being said baseball is pretty easy to understand. Children play it.
It doesn't matter much whether you understand the intro or not.
It's pretty boring, though, despite some people hailing it as great. I never understood that. Good book, though, lots of interesting bits in it.
Friendly reminder that had Lermontov not died so young he would have surpassed all other Russian writers and would be considered the best of the lot.
>“I am not capable of true friendship. One of the two friends is always the slave of the other, although, often, neither of the two admits this to himself.”
Who /slavemaster/ here?
What's your opinion on this meme writer
was he a madman or a misunderstood genius?
Alright /lit/ I've put it off long enough but I'm finally gonna dive into this Prussian fuckboy's work tonight and I need some advice. What's the correct order to read his work in and what's the quickest way to read them?
>Judging someone based off a two sentence long post on a Balinese finger painting forum
I've read all the major enlightenment philosophers before him already. Maybe you could stop being a condescending fuck and be productive.