Just finished Part I and am pretty blown away.
General discussion thread?
Is this the new meme trilogy?
I'm writing an essay on dystopian literature and the "what and why" of it. I've currently read the 3 generic classics 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World.
I have a pretty good understanding of them but i'm trying sort through the monolith of essays and BS written on then to find some good cite-able essays anyone know any? On the dystopian Genre or any of these specifically
Mark Hillegas, The Future as Nightmare: H. G. Wells and the Anti-Utopians
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1967
Chad Walsh, From Utopia to Nightmare (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1962 ).
Lyman Tower Sargent, ‘Three Faces of Utopianism Revisited’, Utopian Studies
5:1 ( 1994 )
Thomas Molnar, Utopia: The Perennial Heresy (New York: Sheed & Ward,
All seem relevant as well.
What's your opinion?
Really enjoyed the first book. I happened to be travelling through the Australian outback while reading it, so the fact that the story kind of ends there was a nice unexpected coincidence.
Haven't gotten around to reading the second and third books, and I have some reservations keeping me from doing so. Are they worth it?
Whats up with part 4
Why is Zoeey such a bitch? Everything he says is extremely contradictory
hey /lit/ can you help me into philosophy? i know some surface-level eastern thought. i've read the tao te ching and the i ching. but i know nothing about the west. can you recommend me some good starting points? i assume that this question gets asked here a lot so sorry in advance
We listen to Steven Erikson's high fantasy Gardens of the moon.
How would you rate my uni reading list for next year? Keep in mind the program is a full year of these books and nothing else outside of electives
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Holy Bible
The Odyssey, Homer
The Aeneid, Virgil
The Lais of Marie de France, Marie de
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
The Essays: A Selection, Michel de Montaigne
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Apparently some books are given significantly more coverage than others and some aren't read entirely which would make sense.
It's more of a philosophical/anthropological course rather than a literary one
we need some well-versed Polish anon to prepare a list of essential Polish literature
afaik they began really writing stuff by the time Russians did but for some reason nobody cared to translate Polish books
they're a 38mln nation for fuck's sake, I can't believe they didn't produce any quality lit
I'm American, but went to school in Poland for three years and spent a total of five years there. Even in the schools they don't really discuss writers from the country. The legacy is very weak. There are no flagship authors.
Is there any specific edition of Middlemarch I should pick up over the others?
If you're reading for pleasure it doesn't really matter, but if you want to take a more scholarly approach to reading it and gain a fuller understanding of the novel then I'd suggest buying a Norton Critical Edition.
So I've read my fair share of McCarthy's books and I feel Outer Dark or Child of God are at least as good as his more /lit/ stuff, if not better. How do you feel about them, since I don't ever see them mentioned on here?
Suttree > Blood Meridian > All the Pretty Horses > Child of God > Cities of the Plain > The Crossing > Outer Dark > The Orchard Keeper
That being said I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of McCarthy's books.
Look at this suave fuck.
Has anyone here actually read a decent book?
/lit/ I feel kinda weird. I've always tried to live by Nietzschean consuel and anarchist maxims, but lately I've been feeling myself getting more and more spiritual. I've been reading Deleuze and Leibniz, I don't know, I think I'm starting to feel some kind of Great Spirit, something akin to God. What are some books about anarchy and spirituality, marauder gnosticism?
Sometimes this feels like Rust Cohle's essay, but I'm enjoying it anyway.
Also got "The Thing: A Phenomenology of Horror" by Dylan Trigg in the backlog.
What do /lit/ thinks about books like those, got anything similiar?
I haven't read them yet but I really really want to. If you liked that and True Detective, try the book Supernatural Detection. I'm fairly sure Peak is in it, and it's a collection of "dark" philsophical essays on the first season of True Detective written by great author like Gary Shipley. Talking about Peak, have you read his horror novel - The River Through the Trees or something like that anyway.
I've read the exact same books, just finished Eugene Thacker's "Horror of Philosophy" series. It touches on a lot of similar themes.
Also if you're interested in reading a horror story written as a work of philosophy, try Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani