hey /lit/ what do you think of what my college is making me study:
Just got Gravity's Rainbow, what can I expect from it? What should I do in preparation for it?
Why haven't you read Menxenus, Plato's best dialogue yet?
How do you break out of the kiddie genre: fiction
What's the best non-fiction, non-autism book?
You don't need to pretend fiction is a kiddie genre to justify your interest in nonfic, OP. We don't care about what you think that much. If you want to read it, read it.
To answer your question: I've enjoyed Mary Roach's books, especially Spook.
Dear /lit/izens: I recently finished "The Ode Less Traveled" and am looking for a follow-up text on prosody. You know, whatever's one or two notches up from this.
Do you find the way of the aloof to be logical? Are NEETs genius or delusional? Is it dependent on the person's individual ways of learning, or is there an absolute answer?
What if there was someone with an extremely fucked up past, so the torment of what happened lead to them not having the courage to do what they want, ergo becoming NEET?
Is that pathetic or is that taking into account the externalities and innate randomness of life which may attack you?
How does this make you feel?
Are there any Christians/religious people here who limit what they read to stuff that's "wholesome"?
I'm basically a Mormon, and I'm struggling to justify—if it indeed can or should be justified—my reading of Henry Miller and others like him. However, I'm not sure that to lead a genuinely spiritual life, one has to remain insulated within what's "pure," "chaste," "wholesome," etc., as that's kind of a false religiosity which doesn't come from within. But, of course, the LDS Church teaches that...
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>board full of new readers struggling with their first steps
>the book doesn't get attention
>people don't read it
Well, read it now /lit/. This is a great book by a great writer.
What should I expect, /lit/? I've only read Rimbaud's and Keats' poetry. Is this on the same level, or not?
don't let anybody fool you by saying the four quartets are "philosophical". there may be a philosophy guiding them, but they are poetry first. If you try to understand them it will be a very boring exercise and perhaps fruitless. Let the 'philosophy' flow softly underneath, and busy yourself instead with the poetry, the images, etc.
he is not as good as Keats, but still worth reading.
Same level hmm... it basically took the path that Rimbaud and others forged into new directions. That being said, I'm not a fan of T.S. Eliot after he found god. I like the resignation of post-WW1 generation that he put into words...
Is there somewhere good to find a list of common ways to say longer stuff in English? (an "adage" or something?)
Like for example, "those who are ignorant about a subject are often the loudest about it" -- any shorter way to say this other than simply rewording it?
Hope you understand what I mean, thank you!
Need advice to know if there is any Italian living novelist that is truly worth the read beside Eco.
Where to start with Hegel? I've read passages for various classes, and applied some of what I learned to a critique of Blood Meridian, but I've yet to read a full text of his. I want to read Zizek, so i need some Hegel first.
You can do the long route, from Greek through Descartes to Schelling, Goethe and finally Hegel.
Or you can go with his lecture series, which are his easier and more digestable works. Lectures on Philosophy of History especially. And history of Philosophy.
I'm looking for a book,
not an actual book I have read and can't find; but a book I haven't ever seem that if exists I would love to read.
I'm looking for a price of Fantastical Fiction, hopefully and adventure novel, most important is that I want it to be sent in a different world, not a parallel universe or on a newly discovered planet. A world that is vastly different from ours but the characters pay no mind to it due to our world existing at all, maybe the main character notices the whimsy.
Strange cities and unexplainable breaks in the laws of nature. Buildings on the backs of animals or whole city's for that matter
>from a culture that doesn't have irony or sarcasm
Which culture are you talking about bruh? In my experience some Murricans can do irony. There seem to be others though who can only use extremely heavy-handed sarcasm, and seem to get confused by anything more subtle. Maybe it's a regional thing.