ITT: Post your favorite book/author from your country
Approved readings of your favorite pieces?
What did you think /lit/?
It was pretty lame honestly. I bought it years ago thinking it'd be an awesome perspective to see the collapse of Yugoslavia from but instead I got an Englishman going on about how he would go from heroin to silvovitz throughout the week.
I want to major in L A cultural studies but have no idea what readings to do
Why would you do such a retarded thing, goddamned faggot.
Anyway, abouty country:
some history books. Dunno, Felix Luna, Mitre, Pigna. Your choice
Martin Fierro, by Jose Hernandez
El matadero, Echeverria
Facundo by Sarmiento
Recuerdos de Provincia, Sarmiento
ITT: Favorite books thread
>Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
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you don't belong here. Go back to reddit, kid. This place is for intellectuals and your women-tier Oprah's book-club style plebieanism is embarrassing.
Those are intellectual choices, for ACTUAL patricians
What is /lit/'s opinion regarding ex libris?
Do you have one?
I swear half of my books have someones in it, but that's what you get when you buy used. one man I know has his as a basic stamp that reminds me of collectors seals in china. I might do something like that so my books stop getting "borrowed" but i have a ingrained tendency to not do things like that as my grandfather is a book collector. still 80% of my library is used so its not like anythings in mint condition anyways.
How would you rank Steinbeck's works, /lit/?
Who will play him in the inevitable biopic?
What are some essential pieces of literature with an "epic" scope? I want to get lost in a story with huge proportions. Currently reading murakamis Wind Up Bird Chronicle (new to reading for fun) and I love how big it feels, I guess. Any suggestions?
Hi /lit/. Tonight I will be hanging out and drinking with some classmates from uni. I probably won't get laid, so I predict I will get tired after some hours and I'll read for a while sitting on the street before I go home. The question is: what of these books should I start?
>Under the Volcano
>Fathers and Sons (Turgenev)
>Dubliners (my first Joyce)
>Some short tales by Conrad
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Going to my first fiction workshop at a uni near me. What do you guys think of workshops? Not like an MFA, just a mix of people. Stories?
What philosophers/philosophical works should I read before I'm allowed to move about freely within philosophy?
Depends how you define 'freely.' The list of essentials for "I just wanna read Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Wittgenstein, etc." (aka majors) is so much different than "I want to be able to read the latest philosophy publications."
Furthermore, it also depends on what kind of philosophy you're looking to read. For example I'm can move pretty freely within the continental tradition, but analytic? Forget about it.
>Sam Harris must pay for his crimes. We will send him to the gulag, and every night he will be brutally raped and so on, and we execute him on his birthday with all the old Foucauldian, you know tie his hands and feet to horses and so on you know
What did he mean by this?
I want to learn all about Communism and Socialism.
What's a good reading order? I don't know what to read after the Communist Manifesto.
/lit/ isn't the place to discuss politics senpai
What does /lit/ think?
>Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on the phrase "I am not too sure."
HL Menken by the way.
Yeah, I know and I think that in some ways that kind of mentality, one of intractable certainty, in any subject is a negative character trait. One that forces an inability to understand counter arguments.
I think I agree with the sentiment at large, but I take issue with notions of any cultural inferiority. It implies that one man can be more civil, or more cultured than another, which I disagree with.