Hi /lit/. Could you please recommend me which translations I should prefer for:
1. Marcus Aurelius (Meditations or other works)
Who are good translator for each of their works?
Why are the Greeks so revered? I get that they started the tradition but why does that mean we should allude to them and study them?
It has continuously shaped the Western aesthetics and still deeply influence our culture today. I don't think there's anything culture still studied and held as such a model centuries and centuries after.
How does one even keep current with literature being released?
Has anyone read a translated Ulysses?
I have a spanish translation (J. Salas Subirat), I'm unsure if it'd be better to read the translation before the original or simply go for it and read it english.
>mfw my city on 4chan
I honestly don't know. I've seen it lying around in bookstores and I've leafed through one, but I haven't read any reviews of it. Try looking up reviews which focus on the translation.
Oh, and obligatory:
Is there a fantasy book that actually touches on philosophy in some meaningful way (and I don't mean gay shit like "courage").
What are some classic male novels?
Also, why aren't there any novels for men today?
I want to read Shakespeare /lit/, but I'm completely lost when it comes to choosing editions. I'm talking physical books.
What are the best options for someone that wants to read and understand him? (I clarify this because I know there's plenty of editions meant for study with endless footnotes). Should I go for individual books for every of his major works? Should I stick with a complete collection perhaps? In any case, which editions?
been spending months looking for shakespeare editions. your options are super limited if you want individual editions - all paperback, arden or norton are generally recommended. oxford is not a bad choice either.
for complete one volume tomes, go for riverside or pelican.
is this your first time reading shakespeare? if so you might want something that's heavier on the footnotes to explain syntax and vocabulary.
Not OP but I have the Arden version of hamlet and there are way too many notes. Literally 3/4 of the page is explanation and 1/4 is the actual play. It makes any kind of flow impossible.
After that I bought the rest in the modern library rsc editions. They explain the more archaic words or expressions that we wouldn't know currently. 1 essay is included.
Shakespeare isn't that hard to understand and I think that Arden and probably Norton overdue the notes unless you want to be a Shakespeare scholar.
What is the worst book you had to read for your English/literature courses in high school, /lit/? The best?
For me, the worst:
>Nineteen Eighty Four
I am supposed to write a journal entry from the perspective of a character from Hamlet. I am writing about the use of double meaning by Hamlet himself. So far I have "to be or not to be" as a double meaning for suicide and homicide, and I have "get thee to a nunnery" as a double meaning of calling Ophelia a whore and insisting she goes to an actual nunnery. Can anyone give me another example?
Only rule is that it must be between Act 1 and Act 3.
All help is appreciated.
The first dialogue between Hamlet and his uncle about "less than kin" or something like that. I'm mexican so I only coud grasp such things thanks to the endnotes. Try an edition that provides you with a lot of notes even if most are obvious.
Can people recommend me some high fantasy please?
Note: I really enjoyed the Kingkiller Chronicles thus far so maybe I like shit books.
1.moontide quartet (I did not like it but maybe you will)
2.runelords by David Farland (I did not like it but maybe you will)
Im assuming you read everything by Brandon Sanderson,joe abercrombie,terry goodkind,Mark Lawrence.
After all these years, I finally pick'd up The Legacy of the Totalitarianism in a Tundra. Read three pages, and laughed at every paragraph. So bad it's good.
If it is funny all they way through I may end reading it all.
Really? You mean it? But this is excellent news, most excellent! He finally pick'd it up, o happy day! The nights I've spent laid awake just wondering, will he read it soon? Will he ever? You don't know what this means to me. And after all these years? You know, the first year after it was released I kept saying to myself "It's okay. Maybe he just has other things to read, first." then the second and third years came and went and I must admit, then I began to lose hope. I had to remind...
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Can you learn about people and truths from literature. Learning from the authors experience inserted in to their works. By literature I mean works like "War and Peace.
I want to read his works. Is there a recommended reading order? Which books should I keep in mind?
Correct Order to Read Faulkner
1 As I Lay Dying
2 Light in August
3 The Sound and The Fury
4. Absalom, Absalom!
5. Go Down Moses
6. The Hamlet
then whatever order you feel like, those are his best though
Where do I start with this gent? Is How to Read and Why a good place to start?
You stupid nigger, read his recommendations not anything he actually wrote. I assure you, wikipedia is a good start and end
how to read and why is still a recommendation of on the things to read, if it's not his recommendation it's his take on religion
his one novel is kind of bad but his religion ones are pretty good
he is a critic he tells you what is good for consumption and why
The new testament is basically written in "wardine be cry" language. Koine greek was a bastardized patois not respected in the world of greek literature.
The New Testament is boring as fuck. The Old Testament has all these wonderful stories about the meaning of hardship and the personal characters of great men, and then the New Testament is just like, "Believe and you'll be saved".