Lit, I'm planning on writing a novel soon, but the content and the tone of the book was mostly planned when I was in an incredibly horrible emotional state.
My question is: Should I only write this book when I'm feeling terrible? Should I make myself feel terrible every time to write? Is this idea full of shit?
Can the average reader understand The Road To Serfdom or is there some prerequisite reading? I want to read Hayek but I don't want to bother if it's written for people who already have a very deep understanding of economics
you could be enjoying a classic right now, but instead you're reading this post
Is Aristotelian philosophy making a comeback as a legitimate worldview?
Did you like this book? Also, did you like the movie?
I'm out of practice and looking to brush up on my Latin. Is the Cambridge Latin Course book series decent? Looking at the "interactive" series that Cambridge listed on iTunes as well as the more traditional books elsewhere.
Looking to pair the series with Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, which is what my teachers taught from, and maybe Wheelock's Latin.
>“Dad-a-chum? Dum-a-chum? Ded-a-chek? Did-a-chick?”
Should I read the book before the movie comes out?
Who else /phonereads/?
Does anybody have the collected poems of T.S. Eliot, and would mind sharing what edition they have and if it does actually include all of his poetry?
I have this one and it has all his poems from 1909-1962.
From prufrock and other observations to four quartets, including occasional verses.
The table of contents can be seen on Amazon.
is Ubu Roi the new meme? (pronounced mee mee, of course)
I'm studying the Odessey for a uni course that I am taking at the moment. It makes me feel nostalgic as it reminds me of Percy Jackson, a book series that I loved when I was a teenager. I was very obsessed eith Greek mythology but stopped reading the book series when I got older. Should I go back and read the new Percy Jackson novels? I am 20 and I know that I am technically too old for this book series, but damn, reading the Odessey is making me feel so nostalgic!
What does the roof squirrel represent in the young Hegelians philosophy?
Also, why were the German philosophers so edgy and smug?
Who are the major writers of Canada, Ireland and Australia to know about? Preparing for uni right now and can't find a good, comprehensive list about this area. I really don't know any apart from Wilde and Joyce.
Were people in ye olde days retards?
>On opening night (10 December 1896), with traditionalists and the avant-garde in the audience, King Ubu (played by Firmin Gémier) stepped forward and intoned the opening word, "Merdre!" (often translated as "Pshit" or "Shittr!" in English). A quarter of an hour of pandemonium ensued: outraged cries, booing, and whistling by the offended parties, countered by cheers and applause by the more degenerate contingent. Such interruptions continued through the evening. At the time, only...
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Hey. Recently I have started to read books in English. Since English is not my first language, I find it difficult to read fluently.
The only book I read in English and found no difficulties to read it, was The Catcher in the Rye. It was easy to me to read.
Now, I have bought these books in English:
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Great Gatsby
Into The Wild
Which one of these books are the *less* vocabulary challenging?
I'd say Gatsby and Cuckoo's Nest are the easiest to read of the bunch you posted. Also, l'd suggest you read some of Pynchon's other works before diving into the Gravity's Rainbow.
Here's the /lit/ starter chart too. Moat of the books here are entry level, so you shouldn't have a problem with them.