What's the best translation of the Iliad/Odyssey for the first read? Is the guide right in choosing Alexander Pope?
Also, does anyone know what translation the Penguin version in pic related is?
Do you feel isolated being a /lit/izen?
We're supposed to be social beings and we recognize this, but sometimes it's hard connecting with people with the same interests.
I feel like an autist bragging about my achievements whenever I talk to people about what I've been reading. Even if they're also bookworms.
How do you meet people with similar taste?
This poet said some thought provoking things in the pub the other day..
Made me think, who is the crazy one here?
Who are the best villains in literature? What makes a villain interesting?
Discuss, share, and politely disagree.
whats your favorite book? I'll start
Words that will never be the same again and can never be used unironically
Anybody read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson?
I've almost finished it and I can't say I'm enjoying it all that much. It's fast-paced but it reads like a nerdy wet dream, sort of like Ready Player One.
Any similar books to recommend of a superior quality?
>writing sequel book(first one has already been accepted, soon to be published)
>Wanting to branch out and write plays too
>Spent a day thinking of a nice idea, finally have it
>want to only focus on play but have to get book semi done(b4 editing)
>How do you guys focus on just one thing at a time? I have a comic series I've just started writing too(have some friends who are gunna do the artwork for it). which takes...
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Its been like this for years. Its the main reason i never finished one work. If i continue on one thing for to long it just gets tedious and becomes a job. thats why i like doing multiple projects at once. But its just hard af to balance the time.
It's interesting that Hume shows there is no logical proofs for causation, but isn't it pretty logical to accept causation purely because it is the theory which best explains and predicts? Moreover, even Hume's argument about causation hardly impacts Leibniz's argument that everything which exists, has an explanation.
>isn't it pretty logical to accept causation purely because it is the theory which best explains and predicts?
That is exactly what he says you idiot. Read Hume before talking about him.
What are the best resources for learning about Celtic mythology? I just realized I know almost nothing about it compared to Greek, Roman, Christian or Near-Eastern lore, which is embarrassing as I am of Celtic descent.
daily reminder that Dr. Seuss is the greatest poet of the 20th century
>yfw when you realized you weren't talented enough to write
Is there an adjective in any language for a person that deserves help not because they inspire you pity but because of their human quality?
So Eliezer Yudkowsky, spergiest hero of Less Wrong and leader of some panicky AI institute thing, has published a light novel.
>"My family name is Yugano. My given name is Yuuki. I have no redeeming qualities." So begins this light novel of a girl thoroughly corrupted by the Internet, and then summoned to another world
Has anyone read it yet? Worth shilling out a dollar? Any excerpts so we can make fun of it?
any of you read this? thoughts?