How hard are Benjamin's works in german? My german is pretty rusty since I haven't used it for a couple of years. I am really interested in his works though, but the only complete anthologies are in the original language.
Also, can someone recommend me some relatively accessible literature in german? I am going to uni next year and would be nice to have my third language freshened up.
That's what I gathered.
Currently going through Den Begriff Der Geschichte, the original text in one pdf and translation in the other. Not as bad as I feared, but it is going to be really long, tiresome reading. Would be easier to read in translation.
But already from going through a few paragraphs it is apparent that certain nuances simply get lost in translation.
No rec's on good german lit?
Why does /lit/ allow and never delete threads about obvious left wing philosophers and writers, but immediately tanks and deletes anything remotely right wing?
I don't want serious conservative thinkers to be refered to the /pol/ echochamber of alt right buzzwords who reduce everythin to silly (((zion))) conspiracy theories.
I recently read The Things They Carried and I thought it was a phenomenal book. I'm wondering if there's similar works out there? I haven't checked out any of Tim O'Brien's other books or stories yet, but that's pretty high on the list.
Pic related - Speaking of Courage was probably one of my favorite stories.
Dalton Trumbo - Johnny Got His Gun
Stream-of-consciousness, told from perspective of a WWI soldier who lost all four limbs, his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth to a mortar. I found the first 95-100 pages to be kind of dull and repetitive, but it very quickly picks up at that point. Highly highly recommend.
What is the best argument against aesthetic relativism?
Any books about raves, specifically the underground rave scene?
<What book will give me these feelz?
Was it autism?
A carpenter, if he wants to be a good one, does he measure everything with great exactitude, three or four times in a row? And if a jeweler or a smith does the same, can we not say they want to be good at what they do? And do they not draw the envy of those carpenters, jewelers and smith who are lazier than them, and measure everything only once or twice? Well, my dear anon, an autist is someone who wants to be good at everything and consequently draws everyone's envy and hate.
>my pointless life is justified and i can die happy because i wrote some unfinished book that edith is gonna throw out with the trash
woah, real "enlightening"
He finished the book and had it published OP. He also had a midevil antique he would have loved donated in his name to his heaven on earth (where he spent his whole life) and had dedicated to him a work he valued more than whatever Pynchon you've been getting wet over recently. These three works alone, without the frequently stated fact that he was indeed happy despite all of just horrible misfortune, can tell he that he was just in feeling that he was no failure.
Who's the most important thinker alive right now? (Besides Sam Hyde)
What do you think Farage and Zizek talked about?
Is there any really good reason to read ancient Greek philosophy? Most of the time it's people trying to explain things that we, in 2016, already fully understand. Sometimes it can be insightful, but overall I find it very tedious.
Perhaps it's not of a fault of the object that it doesn't seem to meet you, though I'm not implying you have a faulty expectation either. You two have crossed paths and couldn't understand each other. Perhaps another time. That is, if only you allow yourself to go on to other things accepting you don't know it for the time being.
Greek mythology taking place in the modern world (Percy Jackson) is the best theme since Celtic culture taking place in a fantasy land (LotR).
What's some easy literature in French? I studied some back in highschool and I'd like to get back with it.
What's the dealio with the two Aiases? I read somewhere that there was originally one, then he turned into two "local" heroes in separate traditions, then those two were both merged into the "main" tradition again, but now as two separate characters instead of the original one. They do suspiciously stick together a lot.
Are there any other theories about them?
It's a bit of a misunderstanding, really. Homer had quite the...affinity, let's say, to honey-sweetened Chios wine in his later years. He wrote Aias as the son of one Telamon (he loved making up these ridiculous names). He then forgot about that, and also about making Aias this big, brawny bear kinda guy, and when he wrote the next scene he had Aias as a twink-like, weasly fellow, the son of Oileus ("the oily", further reference to his sneakiness and androgyny). He had greenlighted the proofs for...
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Hey there /lit/.
I'm going to try to make this as clear as possible.
I'm looking for a book that will make me better understand people. I remember lurking a while ago and someone mentioned a book that "completely changes the way you look at people and conversations". I've only so far read essentials so I'd like to try something new.
Every book is life-changing in a minute way if you REALLY read it, OP.
Revolutionary personal growth is the biggest meme in the universe and I'm not one of those people calling everything "memes" and "buzzwords". But, seriously, you identity (and thus also your perception of people and the world) changes at a pace so slow you are bound to perceive it as being always the same (otherwise we wouldn't have the notion of "identity" in the first place). Yet in retrospect it's...
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