I want to buy a bunch of books from Everyman's Library. Which books are definitely worth buying?
Is "The Decline of The West" worth reading?
I'm nearly a third of the way through the book, and I'm finding it to be a blissful experience. It's like talking to an old woman who has been traveling through history over the course of her lifetime.
It's not to be missed, but you'll find difficulty in taking notes at times!
Is there such thing as a good book with a female protagonist? pic unrelated
Is there a secret? Some other randomer the other day stated that you should always avoid women that don't fit into either 'wife' or 'slut,' and that they're always sexual, that everything they do should be motivated by their sexuality first and foremost.
That's not true, is it? If not, how -do- you write women? Don't write "like men"
Well first of all, I'm not gonna manipulate someone untill I'm a close enough friend to find out all their secrets and ways of thoughts n motivations
Second of all, you really don't learn much from day to day conversations about vapid shit. I might just act too autistic to notice that stuff.
This. Do you have to be spoonfed instructions on how to write every little thing that you don't immediately know how to write? Look at the women in your life and try to find something they all more in less have in common, then work from that. If you don't have any women in your life, look to women in literature and watch how the author treats female characters differently from male ones.
How does it feel to have written a book that's topping the charts?
Its possible for someone to be a great writer or filmmaker or any other type of artist without having consumed a huge amount of material in the media they intend to work?
How do you pronounce "socs"?
>preface spoils the book
Any critiques of social media? I'm looking for something along the lines of Society of the Spectacle, just updated to our internet age.
I don't know but if you haven't read Society of the Spectacle because something is turning you off about it I would recommend just reading it. As I read it I found that almost everything in it applied to social media and why people do what they do on facebook etc. Even if someone wrote a recent book about that subject and the internet I kind of doubt it would be as good as SotS.
Now that we officially know that GRRM isn't going to finish TWOW before the tv series airs the content, is anyone actually going to care about the books?
I honestly don't think he has it in him to finish the series.
>Is anyone going to actually care about the books?
Well not me.
How does this make you feel, /lit/?
What's your favourite subject, /lit/, and what three books would you recommend as a start to them?
Mine is Psychoanalysis.
1.The essentials of psycho-analysis
2.Routledge introduction to Jaques Lacan
3. Jung: Psychological Reflections. a New Anthology of His Writings
Do people only read so they can act pretentious feel superior or is there an actual valid reason to read?
>"What programme, what policy would make life under neoliberalism less demeaning for women, queer people and their allies? At the occupy protests, during the spring uprisings around the world, we were asked again and again what our demands were, so that they could be dismissed. Our first demand was not being forced to engage on those terms. We did not want to be invited on to their panel shows or to the bottom of their ballot boxes. We refused the politics of the soundbite. We knew there were no easy answers. Revolution begins with the human imagination....
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I was wondering, are there any "serious" Western assessments of Eastern philosophy/spirituality? All I've read so far is casual shit like Watts, I'd prefer a book where the topic is discussed analytically and critically.