What is the best edition of Alice in wonderland to get?
could you recommend me a book about the feelings a man can have for a girl? I've already read Lolita.
I can't read philosophy for the life of me, nor is it what I want to do at the moment (it took me a month to read "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason" and I can't remember a bloody thing).
I want to learn about
pedophilia, but it's such a taboo topic that I don't know where to look.
What was it about then?
In Mason and Dixon, Dixon keeps using the (apparent) pronoun "Huz".
what does he mean by this?
I'm assuming it's some Quaker dialect but can't find anything about it online.
Man I'm on Chapter 45 and I still don't know what the fuck is being said half the time.
Great book though. Took me a while to get into it but somewhere around the St. Helena chapters I really started to love it.
From the screenshot I'm thinking you're about 30 pages in? How are you liking it so far OP?
Hey, /lit/, does anyone know where I (Canadian) can get a decent bookshelf on a students budget (hopefully ~$60 cad, but ill begrudgingly accept higher priced ones)? Living in a dorm right now, so it can't be too big, but i just hate to see all my books piled up on my desk, you know?
>tfw the /lit/ archive is gone
>Newfriends will never know the superhuman glory of D&E's trolling
>Newpals will never laugh at Sunhawk's reading habits again
>Newbuddies will never see the original Pinecone threads
>Newchums from this point forward will always know /lit/ as that place where people complain about a Reddit invasion
Which is the greater nightmare, death... or life?
I need a cover for a novel...Are there any websites that connect me with someone to create/make the photo?
>author tries to do some faux-English
>doesn't understand how -th works
I need short and interesting book (max 100 pages), preferably non-fiction. Give me your best recs.
Looking for uncensored and as complete as possible Arabian Knights collection.
Madrus & Mathers trasnaltion was recommended to me, but then at the same time I heard that it was translated by a faggot and extensively gayed up.
People have recommended the old Richard Burton version because it isn't too incomplete, though there was also something about it intensifying the sexual undertones whereas most other translators are on the contrary overly prudish...
what are your personal requirements to consider a book being "good"?
Something happens on the first page, and things keep happening. That and accessible prose that's not too shallow and not too lofty, that middle ground just right conversational prose like an old, trusted friend is relaying a story.
>The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant’s existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. The ceaseless activity of their own inherent nature makes these stages moments of an organic unity, where they not merely do not contradict one another, but where one is as necessary as the other; and constitutes thereby the life of the whole.
What did he mean by this?
That there is no inherent contradiction in eating breakfast for dinner.
This one is the the one that really gives me a headache though:
>The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but that the relation relates itself to its own self.
>Bloom says, “You know, I don’t want to be offensive. But ‘The Fault in our Stars’ [regarded by many as Green's masterpiece] is just awful. It seems ridiculous to have to say it. He can’t think, he can’t write. There’s no discernible talent.”
>“But Stephen King is Cervantes compared with John Green. We have no standards left. [Green] seems to have been a very sincere and troubled person, but that doesn’t mean I have to endure reading...
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Legitimate question: I want to get into some very early forms of comedy in literature.
I hear of some greek authors way back then that would frequently write fart and dick jokes constantly in their classic works.
So /lit/, I ask you, genuinely curious: what are some good examples of crude humour in classic literature?
Pic semi-related: I know Ulysses has a lot of references and humour regarding masturbation.
What is your favourite book quote. Mine is:
“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
from Crime and punishment.
One of my favorites, something related from The Brothers Karamazov:
"Above all, don't lie to yourself. Tha man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."
So i've read Mills Utilitarianism, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and Nichomachean ethics. What book on ethics should be next?
Critique of Practical Reason.
> Metaphysics of Morals
isn't complete without it.
Chart thread, please.