Why do sone of you guys frown upon reading for prose?
When I was a teenager I read for plot and themes, but now in my early 20's I mainly read for prose. Reading As I Lay Dying right now and its got some of the best prose I've ever read next to Tender Is the Night.
Tell me whats gud /lit
What do you think of Zizek?
i know lotta fellas who didnt like GR love this book
quesdtion to people who DO like or love GR
does this book ever pick up in the way GR does?
its my last pynchon book to read, around page ~200 and its enjoyable but pretty slow going and not really gripping me
does it fly into high gear shortly or is it a pretty tame novel thru and thru?
It's pretty consistent but has, if not heights, then at least memorable passages. IIRC by p200 most of those are yet to come, but you should be getting used to it and reading at cruise speed
Why is it bad to not want to have an opinion on some things? Isn't such a position just being truly open-minded?
Are there any books about this?
Where do I star with Kundera
Just finished pic related and holy shit what a masterpiece. What an incredible novel. After finishing it I just sat back in my chair thinking to myself "holy shit".
What does it all mean?
My sister wants to buy some books. She's 18. Kinda a tumblr/feminist type (really just says shit to be cool in front of her friends I think.) This may be a good chance to introduce her to something that's not Wincest fan fiction. Any suggestions?
Suggestions for books to read by Tolkien
>Suggestions for books to read by Tolkien
All of it.
Pic needs an update with my Red Book.
how do i get into the silmarillion? I tried reading it but it's so damn confusing. I've read LOTR and the hobbit but this one feels like an appendix of events rather than a real story.
I have developed a horrible tendency (from who the fuck knows where) to hold grudges, fixate on small issues and generally clutter my mind with useless pedantic shit.
Are there any books that deal with coming to peace with oneself and forgetting the outside world, forgetting the past and the perception of others?
Novels are aesthetic objects - they are studied and enjoyed because they are beautiful. They aren't constructed to 'improve' you or correct your personal shortcomings.
If you already know what your problem is, then stop doing it.
Dear /lit/erary citizens, what are the essential readings for a solid grounding in Philosophy of Law?
I'm in law school but recently I've been looking for something to motivate me to finish. I'm not struggling with it, it's just starting to get a bit boring so I thought exploring the philosophical groundings of law might spice it up a bit.
Thinking Like a Lawyer by Frederick Schauer is a good place to start because it's modern and very easy to read and explains a lot of jurisprudential stuff that they don't explicitly tell you in law school about and asks a lot of the underlying philosophical questions associated with modern American law
Then for deeper knowledge:
The Concept of Law by HLA Hart
Law's Empire by Dworkin
After those, I would recommend using Schauer's book to follow up on specifics via law review...
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>he doesn't write a (minimum) 50,000 word reflection after finishing a novel
Anyone else going to set a monthly/weekly goal? I'm going for 2 books a month. Is the Count of Monte Christo a good book?
Itt we post god-tier economic books.
starting with a goldmine.
Theories of surplus value Marx
Late capitalism Mandel
On the principles of political economy and taxation Ricardo
socialism,capitalism and democracy schumpeter
progress and poverty Henry George
I accidently read three chapters into this. How do I wipe my memory?
Can't find the word to say the analogue thing about process of transfering thought into sound. There's visualisation for image, conceptualisation for the reverse thing, etc., but I never heard anyone saying it about sound, enlighten me please.