If i am writing a book with some foreign myth characters, is it weird to refer to only the main characters of each respective country with the foreign characters of their name, and everyone else with romanized names? I would not do this for more than 1 characer of their respective language/etc.
黄帝 went to visit Кoщéй and they ate breakfast with their friends Ivan and Xiao-Hua.
This is also for aesthetic reasons. Some romanizations look stupid, like 'wang'. What do you think?
where should I start start with Soeren Kierkegaard?
Which is the best order to read the Nietzsche works?
i read antichrist first, then geneology and gay science then twilight and beyond good and evil. this is a pretty good sequence. kind of like when a movie starts with the final scene.
Has anyone here genuinely committed themselves to a life of asceticism and self-imposed detachment from life (as far as is possible without dying from starvation etc)?
Which books deal with characters of this sort?
I've definitely been planning for it. I'd like to save up enough for some land out in the woods and one of those ten by ten prefabricated cabins, or even a storage shed. I'd use a wood stove and cook beans and rice. I'd scrub my own damn clothes. I'd grow veggies in my garden. Prayerful meditation every day, write every morning and evening.
I've been thinking very often about hermitage, and it's a rather attractive looking lifestyle desu. Renouncing the world for a life of simplicity, humility, and possibly service depending on the type...
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Oh no, your house is on fire !
You have the time to grab only one book and save it, what's its name ?
Michel Tournier died today.
One of the best french authors ever.
Can we have a memorial thread?
1996 : Le Roi des aulnes, film germano-franco-britannique réalisé par Volker Schlöndorff, d'après le roman éponyme publié en 1970.
À la télévision
1990 : La Goutte d'or, téléfilm français de Marcel Bluwal, d'après le roman éponyme publié en 1985.
ça vaut le coup ?
What are some good books that portray the NEET lifestyle in a neutral or positive way?
I tried Bukowski's Factotum, but I thought it seemed so fake and overly romanticized.
How I develop a reading addiction?
So /lit/ what are some good African American writers?
Is Morrison worth a dime? I have a copy of Song of Salomon, I might read it.
Also is African American ficction a somehow respectable sub category of fiction? or is it just worthless.
I want to understand the African American mindset in the mid to late 20th century. I dont mind reading essays, as long as they are illustrative.
song of solomon is the worst book i have ever read.
not in terms of objective quality but in terms of disconnect between what it set out to do and what it actually achieved, and how blatant the exploitation of identity politics was. morrison basically prefigured the whole SJW movement and capitalized on "muh white guilt" "muh slavery" to a disgusting level.
Hey /lit/, could you recommend any herbalism / medicinal books?
Also interested in any books regarding herbalism / medicinial teas. Thanks.
Before you guys grill me, I would also like to preface my request with the fact that I have checked /lit/s stickied 'recommended books' - but these appear to be story orientated.
Also, I'm asking for any personal recommendations or ideas. Thanks.
post your favorite non-fiction books and we can discuss them
Definately that one.
I'd go with Frans de Waal or Kate Distin over that. But in terms of favourite non-fiction it would be Fear and Trembling or The World as Will and Representation. Tom Paine is good too - Rights of Man/The Age of Reason.
any polish authors that are known abroad? Tokarczuk, Zagajewski, Witkacy, Milosz, Schulz? - i see them regularly in different libraries. Anyone?
I am looking for a poem I read in highschool and I can't find it anywhere.
It tells the tale of a mans life. It explains how he once stole from his mother and other naughty deeds but it also tells of his good natured side. In the end you are to evaluate the man and give the opinion if he is good or bad.
Pls help /lit/, I've nowhere else to turn.
>Plot is important
>he was watching a donkey eat some figs and cried out: "Now give the donkey a drink of pure wine to wash down the figs", whereupon he died in a fit of laughter.
I don't get it....what exactly is so funny about that?
What are your favourite essays and why?
I'm trying to get started in that world but I don't know where to begin, so telling me which ones did you like most will be a good commence.