Anyone read the critique of pure reason? I know it's supposed to be difficult, but I definitely want to tackle this soon. What should I read beforehand? And Which translation should I get? I've read elsewhere that the Guyer and Wood translation is the best, but that one is $50 on amazon.
ITT: The song you listen to when you're writing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em30XL9c5NQ
Anyone have any essays or major text recommendations on Max Weber? I kinda understand his three points of legitimacy. But I was wondering if anyone here has a more comprehensive understanding of his ideas. Other than The Protestant Ethic, I was wondering if you have any other texts worth looking at.
What did he mean by this?
Why has this book not gained greater currency in the literary world?
It's received way more attention than it should have. It's barely 25k words long and still becomes boring after the second chapter. It's written by a child for children, though shelving it under "literary fiction" and adopting the ironically-ironic deadpan stance of "define 'good writing'" makes idiots with low-attention spans flock to join the cult of Alt-Lit / Tao Lin thinking his writing is some sort of rebellion against hard work and genuine talent. Kill yourself.
You come home one day to find Bloom going through all your written work. What does he say about it?
What's the funniest book you've ever read /lit/? Mines a toss-up between Catch 22 and A Confederacy of Dunces.
>In the early 1990s, Wallace became obsessed with the memoirist Mary Karr. Despite her statements that she was not interested, Wallace got her name tattooed on his body and even contemplated killing her husband, according to biographer D.T. Max. The two later had a tumultuous relationship during which, Karr reported, Wallace once threw a coffee table at her and attempted to push her out of a car.
Is Romance of the Three Kingdoms the greatest book ever written?
I need a new fantasy series.
I have read all of Raymond E. Feist books (a few times, The Magician is my favorite book), LOTR, most of Robin Hobb and few from different genres. But I find myself craving more fantasy, preferably long series. Can anyone help me?
ITT: authors that are /lit/erally you
For me it's Dante; intelligent, nihilistic, and with a wicked sense of humor.
How does /lit/ regard Nick Land and his work?
I pray to God I don't end up like Charles Bukowski. What a sad, lonely motherfucker.
>You don't try. That's very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks you make a pet out of it.
>Mr. Madison, the Industrial Revolution changed the face of the modern novel forever. Discuss, citing specific examples.
>tfw I can't name a specific example
Which books have you read that displayed/ were written in that period?