Didn't want to post this in /mu/, because fuck those pretentious chucklefucks.
>Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I've recently purchased this book which is based around civil war in around the 1700-1800 and discusses Marxism, bourgeois societies and what not. Was just wondering if any readers have tips on thoroughly understanding this book and what I should research prior to venturing onto learning about Thomas Hobbes philosophy.
Create a poem that rhymes. Amaze me. Talk about depression and being undervalued.
Fuck off. Beautiful. I love it. The title packs a punch. If you're not shy please share your words.
Everything which passes
before my eyes
Is skewered and cries
by a sickly bespectacled surmise
That places all the world in an unmade bed
of preserving fluid, and instead
There is only
that go unsaid
What is Plato's best dialogue?
What are some good books about pirates?
>reading Deleuze and Guattari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia
>can't take it seriously because I know I'm smarter than the guys who wrote it
>end up putting the book down to go browse /lit/
Anybody else ever have this problem? It might be unique because I only read literature written by people I assume are more intelligent than me.
Naturally this leaves me with a smaller selection of available books to read than some of you might have
Those who are very familiar with Jane Austen's works and her life, what do you think she would have to say about this book?
Is this worth reading? or is just momcore?
I know /lit/ usually looks down on Fantasy books but how do you feel about this series?
It's probably the best fantasy series by a long way in my opinion. If you haven't read it I suggest you do, the character is very similar to the average /lit/ poster in the first few chapters.
stumbled across this trilogy in a thrift store, bought it on a whim, then moved and somehow lost vol 1 (still have 2 and 3) before i started it. i've seen complete sets since then, but don't want to just snag the first and leave the other two to rot. would love to know if it's worth pursuing more aggressively.
>tfw even rejected from /lit/'s fucking shit-tier lit mag
there is no hope
I thought Ideology shut down? Are they still operating? They haven't even put out Issue One yet.
Anyway, cheer up, OP. I got rejected by them too (I think), and within a month a magazine wanted to publish one of my stories, and in ANOTHER month I got a website to publish one, too. Just keep at it.
Don't hear him mentioned here very often, but what do you guys thinks of Don Delillo? i think he's fantastic, but his work is very divisive
I think he's a great writer who has unfortunately never produced a great work.
Underworld and Libra are really good in parts though. His portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald is fantastic, makes me wish Libra weren't a conspiracy book but a straight character study, because he gets the whole 'Travis Bickle' type down perfectly.
"So do you consider yourself a reader?"
"Oh yes, I love to read!"
"What's your favorite book?"
"Oh I don't really know. I only read about 3 books a year. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games when I read it though."
What's the most appropriate response to this?
Im seriously afraid for this generation /lit/.
Someone can tell me some philosophy and psychology essential books?
Being and Time.
Being and Nothingness.
Phenomenology of Spirit.
Phenomenology of Perception.
Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, Genealogy of Morals.
Tons more, read those first.
Where can I dl this? For free ofc...
"...give up your thirst for books, so that you do not die a grouch"