Best books on music, music theory, aesthetics of music, philosophy of music etc.? No science please
Thank you sir. Do you happen to know of any recent articles, or maybe even books. that talk about pop music aesthetics? I'm thinking like what an electronic remix of a Lana Del Rey song can do to a listener at the right moment and a few drinks deep. I unironically believe electronic and some rap can be incredibly beautiful. I realize how niche this is
Should I bother?
I read The Thin Red Line a long time ago, the author is something else, you should see an interview of him, he's been through some shit. It was a good book too as his firsthand experiences in his writing is pretty intense.
I don't understand the significance of culture, such as literaute and art. Paintings, sculptures and old books gives me absolutely nothing and I think it's the same for 99.9% of all people. Why are creations of this culture (i.e Mona Lisa) so revered?
Because you're autistic or are so sheltered and dead inside your sense of reality has totally atrophied after years of vidya and anime that nothing moves you on a deeper level than "oh shit steam is having a sale today!" anymore
Live life, go outside, hike in the cold, love and get your heart broken, let the primal experience of life butch slap you back to reality. Know what it is to live and live tragically
What are your thoughts on this little fellow? His usual themes are the relation between biology and psychology, which are all based in the idea that living beings are "autopoietic structures".
Btw he was nominated to the nobel for his groundbreaking work. Why haven't you read him /lit/?
Basically, it's a structurally defined system that produce itself and it's adapted to an environment.
This is the conceptual base to Maturana's argumentation about almost anything. The best thing is that in his books he quotes studies that affirm his possition. It's not just philosophical mumbo jumbo.
Start with "the three of knowledge".
I'd like to read about Jung. Where should I start? Keep in mind that I have no formal background in psychology.
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>reconcile [idea x] with [idea y]
I'm bored /lit/, so if you want you can read the first three pages of the fantasy book in writing.
Also General fantasy thread I suppose?
Okay /lit/, what works do I have to read and in what order from this Prussian pretty boy?
I've read all the major 17th and 18th century philosophers before him ending with Hume. Though I do admit that I haven't read any philosophical work since then, which was late September I think.
>"Having been brought so far by language, Walt [Whitman] came to realize he could go no further unless he ventured beyond language, which would be the death of poetry."
As I read this I imagine Whitman as someone growing up in the 21st century. Wanting to be beyond language, wouldn't he have been a visual artist directing little indie movies?
Lit vs Vis art thread?
I don't know about poetry, but I'd say that the main advantage prose literature has over visual art is the its psychological aspects. Its ability to give the reader an in-depth look into the mind of its characters. While film can achieve this as well, I don't think it can do it nearly as well as it's done in writing. And of course neither can painting or sculpting, or whatever achieve these psychological aspects.
I'm yet to find anyone else who has read this fantastic novel
This actually sounds pretty good. Thanks, OP.
Any recommendations for literature and philosophy concerning the overcoming of fear?
Does anyone here have an opinion on this? I'm considering investing some time in Anthony Burgess' less popularized material.
Who's read this & wants to talk about it? Finished it yesterday. Overall... it was good. Some of it was just not fun in any way to read, only amusing to think about as a construct, which in some ways may have been the point. But the first half (everything through the title story) was, in my opinion, damn close to flawless.
I've posted in a couple threads about this recently.
I thought it was good. There were some neat ideas. Some poor executions.
The actual story, Lost in the Funhouse, was the highlight of the book. So, for the 'average reader,' I'd only recommend the one story. Maybe Night-Sea Journey as well, for the clever 'twist.'
For a reader who is interested in literature for its own sake, I'd say read the whole thing to see a good and highly-praised piece of early (?) Post-Modernism. Or something like that.
Would also help to have read...
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I read something interesting about this being Barth's response to Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, following the development of the artist/authorial-presence, from spermatozoon (primordial) and then the more conventional style of ambrose his mark, progressing up to lost in the funhouse, and then becoming increasingly metafictional until Anonymiad where the author disappears altogether into the text, becomes a disembodied voice.
But personally the Greek stuff I found sort of boring, if only structurally...
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Where to start with this semen demon?
Chabon doesnt ever get discussed here. Kavalier and Clay was what got me into literature you guys. Who will be the first brave anon to denounce me a donkey-brained pleb