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Give me a bibliography of linguistics undergrad.
What is your opinion on pic related? I'm reading it, and it's pretty cool
Honestly, I doubt anyone on /lit/ has read it. I finished Magic Mountain recently and plan on getting to it eventually, after Buddenbrooks and Doctor Faustus. How far have you gotten? Do you think it'll hold your attention for 1500 pages?
Are there any good books that serve as an interesting and detailed account of modern (21st century) culture, while maintaining a certain quality & while straying away from making cringey references to the internet for the sole purpose of reminding the reader that the author knows what it is?
We all know the 26th president was a very well read man, but his reading list comes off as incomplete to me. The best Dickens isn't here. The majority of Twain and Poe aren't to be seen. Let's build upon ol Teddy's reading list.
I'm having trouble finding the right word.
I want to do research on how certain phonemes effect people emotionally. For example, why does the name Sarah strike us as being softer than the name Kat? Obviously, the K and T strike is as being much harsher than the S and the H but, psychologically speaking, why?
What should I research? Phonology?
I read 3 books of The Seventh Tower when i was a kid and enjoyed them a lot. Will i ruin my memories if i decide to read the whole series?
What does /lit/ think of "Tom o' Bedlam" and "Bedlam Boys"?
Tom o' Bedlam: https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/noa/pdf/27636_17th_U15_Bedlam-1-3.pdf
Bedlam Boys: http://thebards.net/music/lyrics/Bedlam_Boys.shtml
>tfw managed to scape nihilism for some months but it came back
My life had meaning but i didnt even know it? Now im even more fucked up.
When does the ride fucking end?
It means that for awhile you felt good enough not to slip into thought patterns that fit a less pleasant state of mind. Then you started feeling worse, and slipped into those thought patterns, or perhaps you slipped into them and started feeling worse as a result. It ways nothing about meaning, just how you think, thought, felt, and feel.
Inherent problem of teaching writing - good writers are good readers because they read a lot. But because of this, they have expert blindness when critiquing prose and end up not correcting it for ease of comprehension, which is an important skill for new writers to develop.
What does /lit/ think of my poetry?
How readily can /lit/ quote famous works and authors, whether single lines or entire passages?
Not only remember them, but apply them readily and appropriately?
This seems like a forgotten art, and one that could be pretty effective, in an age where people merely run-off their half-formed, feels-ridden mental abortions as if they have some sort of merit.
Sadly I'm shit at memorizing things, never mind retaining them long-term.
I can usually manage about three lines of any given piece that I wanted to memorise before I fuck up. I memorise them based on how much I like them, nothing to do with how famous they are.
Why memorise famous things anyway? Someone else will know it, I don't need to remember.
>Why memorise famous things anyway? Someone else will know it, I don't need to remember.
Why not? I've always liked the idea of blowing some plebs' collective socks off with a passage from Shakespeare/Goethe/etc, tactically quoted so as to utterly end an argument.
It helps to have a few widely applicable and memorable quotations from a wide range of authors.
Unless you've read a work in question many times, or continue to do so, it's unlikely that you'll get a lot to stick within your mind without much effort.
Right now I'm scouring Nietzsche's stuff, for example:
>• “So few people nowadays realize that one in a thousand, at most, is justified in putting his writing before the world. Everyone else who...
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The novelist’s corrections appear to be more literary than scientific. In addition to suggested some rephrasing, Mr. Krauss, said, Mr. McCarthy “made me promise he could excise all exclamation points and semicolons, both of which he said have no place in literature.”
How do you feel about this unrivaled paragon of literature?