Young adult garbage, or actually decent literature?
Who else having a Tao Lin-tier Christmas?
Gave 0, Received 0, same as every other year except that I usually celebrate with /a/ but I lost interest in animu so I'm just aimlessly browsing 4chan and feeling like shit.
Why do you bother reading translations?
You aren't reading the original author at that point.
You aren't reading it in the original language which 'made the book'
You lose every meaningful thing in the translation as the prose is translated to a language that works completely different.
It's ridiculous to read translations and to even think you can talk about the book or even worse, think you have 'read the book' when you read some translation.
You basically read extremely shitty copy of the original book.
So he read a shitty copy of it, lost all context and meaning outside the most superficial ones, and got inspired, so what.
He still didn't read Homer, he read some hack-job translator terrible interpretation of him
Hi /lit/ I've seen the request and share thread and ive downloaded some juicy books.
The problem is that i had never read books in english so I dont have a rich vocabulary. I just read online articles and watch films and series in english.
Anyway I tried to read sone of the books but its kinda hard.
So could you recommend me some books that are enjoyable but also easy for my simple mind.
Anagrama's translation of Lolita is particularly bad.
I think that's the old version, translated by Tejedor. Tejedor was a high school teacher in Argentina, and was afraid of the reprecrusions translating something like Lolita would have, so he toned it waaay down, there are a lot of parts missing too.
If it's the new version translated by Roca it's a little bit better, but not much.
What is Loveless of literature?
What's your writing schedule like?
I wrote 2 new poems and 5 pages today
I've worked on three short stories in the past two weeks, editing and writing a bit. been working like 40 hours minimum past few weeks though so hopefully I'll get more work done once work cuts back
If we're so smart, why can't we figure out how to be happy?
Happiness is temporary, to understand why such glee is finite we would have to first look at why malice is infinite. Once we peer into the the void that is the inner human we no longer have a chance of happiness because the feeling of finite is ever so fleeting in a more common phrase. Those that are happy pay no attention to things that don't concern them. Ignorance is bliss.
Butterfly is going to come back to wish us merry Christmas r-r-right?
Also what do you guys think about Apuleius's Metamorphoses, the only known Latin novel?
the donkey is supposed to be Butterfly and the parade is us by the way. The guy with the sick hat is the OP and the roses are this thread.
>tfw you just realize that Kafka's Metamorphosis is about a guy turning into a bug while Apuleis's is about a guy turning into a donkey
Is Rachel the voice of our generation?
Hey /lit/, I want to learn how to really understand a book, I mean like the ideas behind it and what the author is trying to communicate. Can anyone help me out with this? Any book recommendations or tips would be appreciated.
I'm trying to create a character to troll the average Englishman or WASP American.
Basically he needs to be absolutely everything they hate, down to their bones.
I'm thinking of naming him Guy or Xavier.
He'll have a French surname, of course, but isn't necessarily from France. Could just be traitorous native like all those Harry Potter villains with French names (Lestrange, Malfoy, Voldemort.)
He turns his nose up at beer and drinks a small amount of wine daily. He never gets drunk and would be confused if you asked him why not.
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as a Frenchman, I can assure you that you literally just described your average bourgeois French male
therefore, if this is a serious post, read up on french noblesse and you should be good, although to be completely honest with you I'm having trouble discerning whether or not this is bait
I've always been interested in the idea/etc of Ki (all started when I watched DB/DBZ as a kid). I just find it a very interesting concept, and I do believe in the willpower of the human mind/body and in the energy of all things.
I don't really "practice" ki or anything, but I do muse on it sometimes. I also try and think or "use" it when I'm exercising. Like when I feel tired when I'm running I sometimes think about "using" my ki and it always gives me that burning desire in my heart to help me go that extra distance.
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Hey guys. I'm looking through year-end lists of the best books from 2015. What is worth reading from this year?
I've never had that much of a problem with reading but I have a harder time with texts such as the Meditations or the Art of War. Are there any tips on how to read philosophical and strategical texts?
Hope you reincarnate as a human with an IQ over 150. It's literally the only way. Anyone with an IQ lower than the is practically brain dead comepared to these authors and will be, without a doubt, unable to comprehend these texts.
If you have an IQ under 150, don't even try. You will simply misunderstand.
What books did you buy your girlfriend for Christmas /lit/?
What books do you think she's getting you?