Who are some underrated poets? Pic not really related.
Mostly Americans from the later 1800's-early 1900's
Edna St. Vincent Millay
John Crowe Ransom
If any names look cool I can rec. poems too
Looking for the best of flash fiction and micro fiction.
What chile?! Deres a monstag under my bed—Montag looks under bed—deres someone in my bed—mfw
/lit/ was is your favorite aesthetically pleasing book that you have? My mom got me this Alice in wonderland book a few years ago and it's just so visually stimulating to me, it's so beautiful
Books to help you of of mind-numbing depression and soul-crushing apathy.
Will pic related help?
Hello /lit/ I need your help. I have to read and compare two books and write a 4-6 page essay on them for an English class. My friend recommended The Stranger by Alfred Camus.
Is this a good idea?
What book should I compare it to?
I was thinking of either Kafka, The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon or Samuel Beckett, is that a good way to go?
If not what books would you recommend?
Would all these books go over my head?
Thanks a lot, and also, it's my first time here be nice to me.
the guy is obviously in highschool
give him go set a watchman and to kill a mockingbird
or the wind up bird chronicle and anything else that hack wrote
it's highschool, the teachersa don't even read what they hand in
best fiction books on sadness/depression
Are spooks the same thing as fixed ideas?
Scruton says that he confessed to him about lusting after a member of the female sex. Scruton was a conservative, and Foucault was an absolute madman, so it's possible he was trying to slander him for philosophical purposes. But at the same time, lust for females is a reoccurring subject in Foucault''s work, and we're all probably familiar with the infamous chapter in "Ars Erotica".
One account of this is mentioned in one of Foucault's biographies. If I recall correctly, so the story goes, there was a buxom female Maoist (I believe D...
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Is there any decent literary content on youtube other than lectures? Whenever I see book related stuff on youtube it is infuriating garbage like this:
>Is there any decent literary content on youtube other than lectures?
Wow, this guy is great, I dont know why he gets ignored so much hear.
Can somebody recommend me some more pieces of African literature ?
Im reading the the Myth of Sisyphus right now, and I really dont think it is much more accessible than many of the other authors that get talked about here.
He's constantly referencing Kierkegaard and others that you have to have read as a prereq to his books
"The Fall" is a magnificent work and a few of his plays are nice achievements, but they're ultimately too simple to understand so not "real" philosophy, or something, whatever.
My mind has been absolutely butchered by TV, Internet, and vidya so I'm unable to actually read a book without getting bored and just end up blankly staring at the page lost in thought.
I've begun listening to the audiobook as I read and it really helps to keep me focused. Is there something inherently wrong with doing this? Am I not going to get the full experience out of a book by listening to audiobooks?
I wish. I didn't have mass entertainment as a kid and I'd do nothing but read constantly all day. After I got a computer that all changed and I've been unable to read well since. I've gotten through a few books but It's always a struggle.
Supposedly, the Quran is supposed to be really poetic, beautiful and an arabic literary masterpiece. I don't see it.
Am I just stupid? Should I learn Arabic?
>can't see the literary quality of the Qur'an
>doesn't know Arabic
You can start with listening to some recitations. I like Dosari. Then look for some papers on the Qur'an and tajweed if you want some scholarly input.
If you're really serious and interested, then yes, learn Arabic.
Books where the protagonist says, "fuck it" and breaks the normality of the societal grind to live free? Similar to pic related or something in the vein of Breaking Bad (but with less of an edginess maybe?).
Thanks in advance family
Why do people take pictures of themselves reading and share it on social media? I don't think it's ever once occurred to me to stop reading my book to pull out my phone and take a selfie.