Do you use Notes/OneDrive or some such thing on your phone when inspiration hits you and you're not close to computer/piece of paper to quickly write it down or a feeling of it to remember it later?
I find it very useful. I can even like add voice messages, pics and such, but I came to believe that OneDrive is a total shit because it doesn't transfer my messages as quickly or at all even as Notes.
Where were you when /pol/ had a /lit/ thread?
Does /lit/ use audiobooks or are they a waste of time? If no, what are some good audiobooks?
I think the generally held opinion on /lit/ is that they are convinient to listen to when you have to use your hands, but there are still many important things in the act of reading text alone that are lost, like the ability to go at your own pace or to reread or imagine your own narrative voice.
I listen to Audiobooks whilst driving to and from work, and occasionally at the gym, but you can defiantly miss stuff, as audiobooks are more a passive activity, apposed to an active one.
Some people have trouble reading physical books, myself included, but I think pushing yourself is an important part of the process.
What's your opinion about this book? I've not seen it being discussed on /lit.
According to one of my professors, an European intellectual must read the Brothers Karamazov, Les Miserables and this. Is he right? Does these three books sum up the European literacy?
my favorite mann.
i think if you want a comprehensive overview of european literacy magic mountain is better. it's more encompassing in scope, whereas doctor faustus is more concerned with art and aesthetics in a more narrow way.
mann gets discussed now and then (there was a magic mountain thread earlier today) but he's definitely underread here. mainly cause he's actually good and not meme :^)
My professor said he chose these three books, because they represent the three most significant nations in literature (implying that Russian culture is part of Europe), they aren't short or simple at all and can be considered as classics by their own right.
I'll add the Magic Mountain to my to-read list.
I'm working through naked lunch currently and it's an absolute trip. I really need to read up on the Borroughs history because I know he was a junkie himself.
Anyways I'm coming with a curious question to anybody who's read it: what the fuck does 'dunking pound cake' mean? Is it a term for shooting up?
does anyone else despise these spooky nihilists?
nihilism is the ending of any rationalism by the empiricist (who always laughs when the rationalists take seriously their speculations). the more you are empirical, the less you are nihilist.
why the fuck does anyone even make these stupid fucking videos can anyone even read anymore
why does someone think "well i should throw yet another shitty video to the digital hellscape while adding absolutely nothing to the narrative whatsoever"
why do people watch these
WHY DOES THIS PERSON THINK SHE IS A BETTER SOURCE THAN THE SEP
Anyone else think the starter kit could use an update?
Finally got around to Clockwork Orange. It was fine I guess. I feel like I'd have enjoyed it more if I were younger and the language was a bit gimmicky after the novelty wore off.
What is the best way to read the Kama Sutra, considering I dont know, nor am willing to learn the original language in which it is written?
I know spanish and english, and am willing to learn mandarín and arab.
- Euclid - Elements
- Charles Mackay - Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
- Homer - Iliad
- The Works of Archimedes translated by T.L. Heath
- Thorstein Veblen - The Theory of the Leisure Class
- Homer - Odyssey
- Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres
In case you're not already doing it, make sure to read Homer all at once. Also I hope you enjoy Veblen; a cool book for sure.
Roberts' "history of the world"
Sallust, Caesar, Dionysius
I've put off reading this for a long time.
Is it even worth it?
what books and editions should be read to understand Epicurus?
How do you earn money as a writer? Curious if anyone here's had some success with publishing, freelance articles, etc...
The standards for op-ed pieces online at even the reputable news agencies don't look very high(other than political slant) and there's still the minefield of nepotism and politik to navigate when it comes to popular communities like the Hugos. Thoughts?
I'm a writer but the ad agency kind, not the kind that scores you points in hipster coffee shops.
I did freelance journalism for a while. That's viable-ish but you often have to come up with ideas for stories yourself... It takes a sincere interest in the beat you're covering to succeed at it.
I dunno man.
I'm inclined to call that a pipe dream or close to it. It won't happen without spectacular effort at relatively low pay.
I've heard of people doing the magazine and content hustle, the pay seems to...
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>How do you earn money as a writer?
For the most part, you don't.
Literary magazines are a massive circlejerk so unless you have an MFA and know a lot of people involved with magazines, you shouldn't even consider that as a money-making option.
What words are people fussy about pronouncing, in your experience?
I was once told to say S'n George for "St. George," not Saynt.
Eye-ther not Ee-ther for "either."
All-w'z not All-wayz for "always."
Ett not Ayt for "ate."
>implying the nature of words matters outside of the context of reading and writing
What's a good intro to philosophy book?
I'm currently reading Questions that Matter by Ed. L. Miller, but I was wondering if there was something better out there.