How do I evoke that old west feeling of adventure. I've only seen it done really well in films like these
I'm aware the music is playing a prominent role in this feeling here. How do I do this with words?
What's your take on audio books, as far as their value and place in your reading life, Do they inhibit your mind from creating character voices, by forcing you to hear what is usually an older man's gravely time ridden vocal cords speak the dialogue. Do you think they're good for certain books perhaps the classic epics or other stories based in spoken the spoken tradition. Also looking for your take on their intellectual value as compared to their written counterparts.
I think they're good for pulpy scifi and mystery novels I listen to during transit or out on a walk at night or lying on my bed with some alcohol or drugs, but I wouldn't ever use one for a book I really took seriously unless I'd read it before.
I always listen to then while working out, driving, cutting grass, etc. I usually can only listen to an hour or so at a time unless it's something really compelling. I like listening to fiction way more than nonfiction. Also depends on the reader, the guy who read "Bonfire of the Vanities" was amazing and significantly increased my enjoyment of the book.
What is an essential reading list for a future law student?
I am finishing my third year of American university and I want to be able to prepare myself for the legal profession.
I've read pic related already. It's often recommend to those who want to be lawyers. What else should I check out, /lit/?
I'm in the same boat as you OP. I'm a second year at American university. A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr. Great book. Really shows you what it takes to bring a court to trial. Most importantly, it explains in detail the effects extensive legislation can have on the mind and body. And also: if you're serious about the legal profession, ditch all your fiction. Read non-fiction. Economics, things like that that will strengthen your reasoning abilities. Fiction is fun and all, but it will not help you become...
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What are the best novels about exploration/explorers? Fiction only
I only got Terror, Dr Doolittle and Moby Dick so far. Colonialism more than welcome, modern twist on formula even more so.
Never read DFW, Pynchon, Joyce, Henry Miller, Kerouac, Burroughs, or anything else along those lines.
I have however read a tonne of classical literature. I adore Hemingway and other "normie" writers. Something about unfamiliar prose puts me off deeply. I guess it's the same way The Beatles don't appeal to me.
Where should I start if I want to very sheepishly dip my toe into the /lit/ style of writing?
Pic related, dropped after 2 pages
What are the greatest works inspired by Nietzsche?
Has anyone read 120 days of Sodom? Is it worth the read beyond the visceral affectations?
Too many people read this one as an introductory.
I hear you should start with one of his others
What was the one called.. Philosophy in the Bedroom, I think.
Reading this, is he really this generation's Orwell? I'm half way through and inclined to believe so.
It's amazing that Brand has that surname. Time to adopt Russel Brand as the signifier for lazy champagne-socialism and faux-spirituality which is really nothing but a mask to indulge in even more hedonism. Russell Brand philosophy for affluent, bored millennials.
Is there a philosopher that explains existence itself as will to nothingness, sort of like a realistic counterpart to Nietzsche?
I would like to read a prose translation of the iliad and the odyssey along with the fagles translations I have.
I found an old prose translation in my parents basement by E.V. Rieu, and after reading the first few pages I found it to be quite good as a supplement to the fagles edition.
Ah yeah Kindle this is what I want to read.
I finally finished a short story that I'm somewhat happy with. Where do I even begin to look for somewhere to submit it?
Any advice on submitting short stories to magazines or publishers?
>not leaving in it a secret place to be published after you die
Seriously, unless your story is deliberately pandered to a certain trendy audience, you won't get it published.
>Cormac McCarthy will die in your lifetime
>Gene Wolfe will die in your lifetime
>Thomas Pynchon will die in your lifetime
>Thomas Littell will die in your lifetime
What books can I read that will help me come to terms with my own mortality?
Schopenhauer's On Women
Hitler's Mein Kampf
Spengler's Decline of the West
The Culture of Critique Series
You'll want off this ride as soon as possible when you realize how degenerate this world is and have taken the redpill
Raphèl maí amèche zabí almi
what does it mean /lit/?
what was Nimrod so desperatly screaming at Dante and Virgil as leave the central pit of hell?
It's gibberish, anon. Meaningless words with some sort of hebraic-ish accent. Remember that Nimrod is the king of babel, and like Virgil says in XXXI, 76 he doesnt speak a language known to man
Thoughts on Robert Anton Wilson and his works?
better than Leary Or Mckenna