Hey /lit/, so I want to get Infinite Jest, and I can't decide whether to get the paperback or the hardcover.
The paperback will be $26.50, and the hardcover will be $23.80. Although the hardcover is both cheaper, and will be of better quality, because it's a hardcover, I like the paperback's cover more.
Which one would you suggest to purchase? If you have the hardcover, would you recommend it? And if you've got the paperback, would you say the quality is good for a paperback?
What I can i read to find out more about the intersectionality between marxism and feminism?
Is there any?
Well, intersectionality refers to "intersections" among groups, such as women, gender and sexual minorities, the working class, and various racialized peoples. Common struggle and all that.
But if you're asking about the relationship between Marxist thought to Feminist thought it's pretty readily apparent. IIRC there's a whole section in the communist manifesto regarding women's lib.
What do you guys think is the best Conan story? At least among Howard's originals.
I just started reading them and I'm pleasantly surprised. The world is realistic, vivid, and interesting; the characters and their motivations are well thought out, Conan isn't just a stupid killing machine as he is often depicted, and the stories provoke some interesting questions relating to barbarism and society.
"The Pool of the Black One" has been my favorite ever since I read it. It goes Full Lovecraft and actually has Conan sail to an entire other realm populated by inhuman monsters. Plus he kills a man just so he can steal his woman. It's fantastic.
What are the religions out there that i can study and maybe adhere to if i do not believe in an anthropomorphic/abrahamic god?i know that there is buddhism, but are there any others that you can tell me about? and some books which i can get my hands on to read about said religions.
Guys how long Divine Comedy is? I have some weird version, it says "exerpts" and its 400-500 pages long, but i counted verses and its ~14000 more or less. Yet in internet they say full version is 1000 pages long (?). Please, could anyone say how long this masterpiece is in full full version, and should i read what i got or throw it in garbage??
It's 14,233 lines, which can be as few as few hundred pages or over a thousand depending on font/spacing/notes/italian inclusion.
Not trolling, just a stupid question from a retarded atheist. If Christ is God, and he had 30 some odd years here on earth to do anything he wanted, and he didn't write the bible (or something like it), why is there any reason to think that the Holy Spirit was working through men when they wrote the bible? if God wanted to write a holy text wouldn't he have done it while he was here?
And this is about the bible and its authority as a religious text so yes, this is /lit/
God didn't want to write a holy text.
He wanted to do things described in the New Testament.
Then he left things in the hands of the apostles who are said to have been blessed by the holy spirit very directly who founded a church members of which wrote and composed the bible.
Where do I start on Ancient Greek mythology? Specifically, the pantheon of Gods and the stories of the heroes
Mythology - Edith Hamilton
The Library of Greek Mythology - Apollodurus
The Iliad - Homer
The Odyssey - Homer
The Aeneid - Virgil
The Theban Plays - Sophocles
Heracles, Medea, Hecuba - Euripedes
The Oresteia - Aeschylus
The Metamorphoses - Ovid
Heroides - Ovid
>Mythology - Edith Hamilton
This is good if you have no knowledge at all and don't want to read Wikipedia articles
otherwise just read the original sources if you can handle them. Ovid and Homer
>book title is "[famous person] cried"
>or generally "[famous person] [does action]"
I consider this cheap for some reason.
Post pet peeves, I guess.
How can I write like him, /lit/?
Love is not enough. You must love a babushka. The way Mitya loves Grushenka.
>'But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
What did he mean by this?
>All right, I will show you, if you can see that some sense-perceptions[ 10] do not summon the understanding to look into them, because [b] the judgment of sense-perception is itself adequate; whereas others encourage it in every way to look into them, because sense-perception does not produce a sound result.
I don't understand this part of book 7 of the republic, what did Socrates mean by this?
So in his description the first group of people take what they see as granted while the second group of people look into it in more depth because relying on the sense alone is inadequate?
Why is a playwright /lit/worthy but a screenwriter is not?
Is here anyone who reads literature in Chinese? No matter whether it'd be a person born and brought up by Chinese family or Amerifat who learned that by themselves, I've just got interested. What really bothers me is whether there is any difference between reading, let's say, in Russian, English or any other relatively phonetic language or Chinese. Is that even possible to master it in terms of good literacy in order to read with absolutely no problem and even get some pleasure out of it? In addition, is there any worthwhile literature written by contemporary...
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It's very different. Hard to explain if you're not familiar with the language, and doubly hard since I learned Chinese first so it's the "default" for me. But generally I think the characters are completely divorced from pronunciation, which means you can glean meaning without having to sound it out. I think that speeds up reading considerably, but the flip side is that characters are typically more expressive in meaning, so you have to pay some more attention to nuances.
I read Chinese works in Chinese (duh) and some Japanese and Korean works...
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This was a great fucking book
>dat character building
>dat world building
>dat poli-sci tension
>I will have nothing to mourn
What is Houellebecq's masterwork prior to this?
and his publisher was blessed
I watched alot of porn during my formative years and I feel like that's destroyed my perception of them in the real world. I don't want that to come back to bite me in the professional world, so what books help with this?