What's the most 'Kafkaesque' situation you've ever encountered first hand?
When i went to my grandma's and she made me eat so much i didn't know why
Is this all philosophy amounts to?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchhausen_trilemma
Aaaargh. So simple yet so difficult to incorporate as a life philosophy.
Every day I get the feeling that none of this will matter and I should stop being a coward and should do things that I want to:
1. call up a best friend with whom I cut off contact 4 years back. I miss her so goddamn much but don't have the courage or self confidence to re-establish contact
2. ask out pretty women
3. be assertive and confident in general
All these fucking insecurities which won't...
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Some of you may be acquainted with the slow reading technique - it's basically reading a book through an extended period of time, commonly a year, enjoying it, bit by bit, thinking about it constantly etc.
I've done that before with Paradise Lost and Aquinas. The results are indeed amazing.
What are the books you'd say are worth slow reading? Fiction and nonfiction.
List three books to describe a literary character and other anons guess who your describing.
>Leaves of Grass
You're assuming someone on /lit/ has read all of the books you're using to describe a book which you also assume this person has read.
You're also assuming people on /lit/ even read.
ITT: we describe literary characters with pictures from the internet.
>The Judge from Blood Meridian
What are some essential reads about masochism?
What's a good social networking site for writers? There's always Facebook, Tumblr, etc, but since artfags have Tapastic I'm thinking there has to be some equivalent out there for writers that's actively used.
Is this book the real deal?
so I've been reading Garfinkel's ethnomethodology and just got through korzybski's science and sanity.
I like these sorts of works for the way in which they do not simply offer answers or perspectives but question frameworks and beg the questions, "am I asking the right questions in the right way?" "what questions should I be asking?" "is this just like, your opinion, man?"
anyone have any good suggestions for books of a similar vein?
What English literature from the 1800's isn't boring as all fuck? Please, name one example
/lit/, I was wondering if you could help me locate a sci-fi anthology that I read some years ago, but can't recall the name of
The first story was about this man who injected these bacteria into his spine that slowly made him a superior human being (i.e. correcting his eyesight, ex.), eventually the bacteria spread to people he's friends with and the entire world into bacteria themselves
>is actually a simile
it's not hard
You are a successful well-known writer.
Would you prefer to be as wealthy as pic related (worth $600 million dollars), or as discussed as James Joyce by /lit/?