What do you think about Henrik Ibsen?
I do not come here often, but I guess this is the best place for my thread.
I am very found of poetry and when I find very good poems I keep them in my compilation.
This compilation of mine does not contain more than 25 poems, I know them all perfectly.
I want to ask you anon, which are your most favourite poems, so I can add some to my compilation.
Will it help me understand?
a new age cometh. i have been the one perpetuating the juvenile pynchon meme, soon it will overtake, and people will stop wasting their time on such insignificant trash, spending weeks of their time sifting through shitposting, i will be the one to bring lit out of its dark age of ignominy, giving birth to a refreshing age of sincerity and order, where a reader won't be shit on for enjoying the precise balance of plot, prose, themes, and characters, where a reader can rest easy knowing that he did not miss anything...
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Is it good?
what does vv. mean in footnotes? I'm reading the bible and the footnotes are really detailed and sometimes say things like--
"the destroyer: here presented as a distinct agent (cf. 2 Sam 24:16; Prov 28:24; Isa 54:16 [KJV "waster"]), although in vv. 13, 27 the attack comes from YHWH himself."
I can parse out what every other abbreviation means but not this fucking "vv." and it shows up a shit ton.
planing on writing the most complex novel in the history of hentai light novels.
my dream is for some hentai studio to make the adaptation in some 100 chapter anime hentai.
I want to people to have a great porn story.
Hey /lit/, is it normal that I can't stand some of the writing in this?
It's my girlfriends favorite book and I'd love to be able to talk about it with her but I'm a few pages in and his abuse of adverbs and using countless alternatives to "said" or "asked" drive me insane. He has some brilliant ways of describing scenery but the dialogue is so distractingly bad that I can't enjoy the book
Does anyone feel the same way? Should I keep reading? Am I ignorant? What's the deal here
I couldn't stand how alpha, successful, racially-aware Tom was the "bad guy" and Gatsby the effeminate beta criminal was the "good guy." Fitzgerald could turn a sentence, though. Only in high school curricula as a lazy means of 'teaching' symbolism.
Do I really need to read the Presocratics?
Hello /lit/, I am a pleb. I don't really know anything about literature that you guys would take seriously. It's not like I don't read, it's just that I don't read the right things. I just finished Call of the Wild and I will soon start Lord of the Flies. What I'm asking is, what should I read and know that will earn me some respect around here? I get into books easily, so give me your worst (
Pic, though unrelated, is my style and I was hoping maybe you could even help me find books relating.
If you want personal advice, delve into Thoreau and Emerson once you have a bit more reading under your belt, you will enjoy the themes but struggle with the prose possibly, push through and then continue to read more shit you like
Is Mr. Karl Dilkington the greatest philosopher of the modern era?
If I have trouble reading The Divine Comedy am I just retarded and illiterate?
Let us discuss this genuinly exquisite and sui generis astute description of our cosmos, which, I believe, also to be the one work that once and for all proved rationalist philosophy to be philosophy proper.
"My son once brought home a book of Spinoza's Ethics; I looked through -- this jerkass doesn't know a thing about physics! I then was sure never to let my boy read a single page of that mumbo-jumbo" - Feynman, Lectures on Physics, P. 243
"My son once brought home a book of Feynman's Lectures on Physics; I looked through -- this jerkass doesn't know a thing about philosophy! I then was sure never to let my boy read a single page of that mumbo-jumbo" - Anonymous, 4chan /lit/ board, thread 7623700
For us in university, a new semester has either just begun or is about to begin. What courses are you taking?
>not being a lit/phil major
Philosophy and French Lit double major here. I'm taking courses on 19th C. Lit, North African French Lit, metaphysics, a required survey on Descartes through Kant, and a seminar on the Critique of Pure Reason.
is the book good? I just watched the movie last night and enjoyed it immensely
Does anyone have a chart of Marxist writers, and their important works?
I want on with all of them from Marx, to Rosa Luxemburg, Lenin, et all.
Found this list on /leftypol/ of where to start w/ basic concepts. Might not be what you're after, though and really only covers Marx, Engels and Lenin.
And like >>7625265 said, a lot of the important stuff is on marxists.org