What are some books about purgatory-like worlds?
Infinitely vast and empty planes, complex labyrinths with no exits or ends, rooms where leaving through the back door will only take you back in through the front door, things of this nature.
so who else submitted?
>tfw I'm going to win the easiest $50 of my life
What do you guys think about Wittgenstein?
Who was the Shakespeare of the Spanish language?
Might be pleb options but im not well read. Who is the true Shakey of espanol?
please help me /lit/, I'm trying to describe to a girl how Dostoevsky's understanding of the human consciousness is timeless and how situations in his novels reflect the actions of modern day man but I can't think of any examples
Young ISIS fighters who are raised in non particulary religious families in western countries can be compared to dostoyevsky's nihilists (Stavrogin, Verkhovensky, even underground man or Raskolnikov).
What's a good literary quote for saying goodbye? I'm writing a letter to someone and I need a good send-off.
almost went with "May the force be with you" for a second
Suicide is often looked down apon as selfish, stupid and careless -- but should someone have the right to end their own personal life, without the judgement of others?
Why is suicide so often romanticised, particularly by writers and artists who partake in other mediums of personal expression?
Have you ever had anyone close to you commit suicide? Did it change you in any way?
>but should someone have the right to end their own personal life
>without the judgement of others?
I'm not sure 'rights' can even be extended to include such a thing. All you can do is try to sway people toward a different view on suicide, but you cannot restrict how they are going to react.
>Have you ever had anyone close to you commit suicide?
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ever stumbled upon old stories you written when you were younger that now made you cringe?
I found a paper I wrote with a story about a girl who killed herself after getting engaged. Her finance was obviously heartbroken. I don't want to get into details about it. I sincerely hope no one ever set their eyes on it. I was probably 14 when I wrote it.
I need books on neuroscience so I can feel justified acting selfishly. Rationally I know there is no reason to not be entirely selfish but not everyone upstairs is on board with this idea. However a few nights ago I reached this strange equanimity after watching a program called The Brain with David Egelman on PBS. It was a relieving sensation, like having my spooks of free will and karma stripped away and leaving in place a coldly rational mind, ready to act with absolute parasitic self interest and without the interference of compassion or even resentment. I need to rekindle...
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Can someone help explain this? Particularly how it is metafiction? I am confused because I typically think of metafiction as the structuring of the narrative or text playing some unwonted role in the narrative. While a lot of weird, self-referential and metaphysical stuff happens, I am uncertain how any of it is metafictional. I certainky expected De Selby to appear at some point. Otherwise I am unsure exactly what I was meant to derive from reading this, other than the usual blurring of the lines between fantasy and reality and commentaries on questioning the efficacy of empiricism.
At Swim, Two Birds is metafictional.
And, I don't see how De Selby's commentary questions the efficacy of empiricism. There's a is a lot of quantum mumbo jumbo though, but that seems to be bad writing.
Hey /lit/. Is there any author who has done a novel on international conflict the right way? Not just WWII and stuff like modern and or futuristic. Only guy comes to mind is Turtledove but that guy is pleb.
wtf is this shit?
A magnificent edition of a magnificent book, of course.
Just realized my current major of music education has no job security even though it's my passion and I'm sure I'll regret leaving it for the rest of my life, so I'm looking at becoming a reading or writing teacher preferably teaching high school.
How many reading teachers are there on /lit/? What's it like?
>music education has no job security
>so I'm looking at becoming a reading or writing teacher
Living at a toxic waste dump might not be all that great, so I'm gonna go live in the landfill.
They're equally bad, job-wise, so you might as well just do what your "passion" is, given the two options. Or you could just go for a third option that is reasonable and in demand. Or not, whatever, it's your life.
If you are really passionate about your field of study, things will work out one way or the other. Don't let yourself be brainwashed by the drones of global capitalism who think the only thing in life is amalgamation of capital.
You might not become the newest Donald Trump, but something will come up for you that will give you stability enough.
Why do people still read this racist trash when it was BTFO by Achebe?
Now that the age of the meme has come to an end will the internet only be used for porn and wikis?
I hope there will be some dankass underground forums in the future where only real fucking smart people hang around and it has a server where you can download every fucking ebook there is and have actually great discussion
I'm glad this pepe thing died down desu
Now I can go back to my normal frogposting habit without facing accusations of being a memelord