Why is existentialism so gloomy? I'm taking a course on the subject and all the notable existentialists seemed not to live a "happy" life, including the father of existentialism. He even made his Christian life seem depressing even though it was his "passion". Camus seemed to be the most "human" and even he despised being labeled an existentialist.
Only modes of thinking that can give you real happiness are strict practice of a real religion, esoteric practice of a real religion, and pure egoism. Christianity is a bastardized, diluted religion so Kierkegaard never had a chance.
Hello would you like to help me with something big and hard? I'm creating a universe and I can't do it alone. There will be plenty of spelling errors and really shit grammar! If you would like to help me just let me know.
If I cherish you because I hold you dear, because in you my heart finds nourishment, my need satisfaction, then it is not done for the sake of a higher essence, whose hallowed body you are, not on account of my beholding in you a ghost, i.e. an appearing spirit, but from egoistic pleasure; you yourself with your essence are valuable to me, for your essence is not a higher one, is not higher and more general than you, is unique like you yourself, because it is you.
Anybody else love Kafka on the Shore?
How well conceived is the Barnes and Noble Classics edition of the Iliad? What kind of reader is it tailored for?
Is it correct to start a statement with "when"?
When I arrived at the house he didn't even say hello to me.
>When I arrived at the house, he didn't even say hello to me.
that'll be 5 btc thank you in advance
No, it should be "What I arrived at the house he didn't even say hello to me." Since house is an object, you use "what" instead of when. If you had used a time like this, "When I arrived at 10:30," then it would be appropriate, but with your sentence you must use "what."
I start this today, now im in the chapter two and i have question: ¿Is recomendable to read something before continue reading or i can enjoy the book without read any information before?
Recently finished this and loved it. Can /lit/ recommend any other western novels that aren't trashy romance pulp?
how should i describe the blackness of a moorhen?
>tfw you finally make it to a Levin chapter
Destroy my beliefs, /lit/
There is no caring god. We are alone in this planet, and our morals are purely human-made. This means evil is just something people agree must be avoided, but at the same time, while it is subjective, it has value by itself.
Since evil its subjective, if a guy steals all his life there is objetively no reason for which he is wrong. But at the same time then, since he is free, the rest are free to put him on jail or execute him.
So, human freedom creates order. As long as two humans, or maybe even one exist, order will be created...
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>book you're currently reading
>opinions on it so far
>not having a vanity press
>not making money out of books delusional faggots write
whats your excuse?
Also where i live there is no copyright.Give me ideas on how to make mad cash with my publishing house. Any recommendations on publishing business models are also appreciated.
I worked for one for 7 years. At one point I was sending out 2 million emails a week, mostly to college professors and students, as well as people in professional organizations. We had servers in hungary and costa rica controlling slave servers in the US (spam services catch non-us IPs)
We would target people with humanities degrees, and publish a book a year, and then send them a PDF of their book unless they upgraded. Book costs were 200-400 a copy and guaranteed submitted to the library of congress. I ran their IT and marketing department, and actually created their books with microsoft word and acrobat portable (pirated). Made 50-60k a year before I quit, since I had a kid and they had moved towards targeting linkedin profiles.
Why did you quit? How do i learn spamming? I tired many forums but details were kept in shadows everywhere i went.
>Book costs were 200-400 a copy
I'm doing it in minimum 1000 copies. Should i reduce the numbers and go into digital printing instead of offset printing?
I do the layouts in Indesign.
I'd be interested in a conversation about starting a publishing house with a goal of being respected and reputable in the industry, but not really interested in starting a vanity press.
Although, I admit, a lot of the authors of the 19th and early 20th century paid to publish their work. And it's not as morally or ethically wrong as many immediately think.
Prove to me you can write a good sex scene, /lit/.
Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and pulled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.