I have to write something for my therapist. It can be a letter, memoir, essay, whatever. Only restriction is that it has to be about one page long.
I think I'm going with a short story, but other than that I'm lost.
>250 words essay for therapist, due tomorrow
>haven't started yet
Does anyone know some good texts on linguistics and/or etymology?
Particularly worthwhile etymological dictionaries, for instance?
Has Chomsky written anything of worth?
Also just general discussion of such topics, I suppose.
did I imply that he was the only one?
it's a thread about linguistics AND etymology, as you can see in the OP
I've seen him mentioned on /lit/ a fair few times, so I assumed that some anons would be familair with his work and would be able to recommend something of his to me
what are some good introductory books on philosophy that will give me a broad and basic level on philosophy topics.
I guess I could start with history of western philosophy by bertrand russell, even if /lit/ get triggered by it.
philosophy isn't something you can read one book and be introduced to. You really just need to start with the greeks, focusing on Plato, and move forward. We've been asking mostly the same questions for all of recorded history, and it's best to see the organic evolution of that. You're not going to get much out of reading philosophy for a few months. You need to dedicate a lot of time to it if you want to get past freshman college level stuff.
History of Western philosophy by Russell is great, /lit/ gets butthurt because he states his opinion at times, but it is very clear when he is doing so and does a good job being neutral when stating what philosophers main concepts were. There's also a pretty good auidobook version.
Also check out The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast
Can /lit/ think of any examples of post-irony in literature?
Yeah I was waiting for this answer. I can't think of anything that actually makes him post-ironic though. As far as I'm aware he's part of the New-Sincerity movement, which I know some people term post-ironic, but I don't really mean it in that sense.
Are you kidding me? Rodgers was the purest, most sincere shining boy who ever lived.
Is it worthwhile to learn Spanish to read just Don Quixote, Borges' Ficciones, Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bolanos' 2666 and Savage Detectives?
okay /lit/ i need you to me a really silly favour, im obliged to buy a book for the woman that i know as a gift, all i know about her literature preferences is fact that she likes Atonement by Ian McEwan and The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell...
im not into literature at all so any help from you will be very apprecieted, would be awesome if you could also tell me something about her by liking those two books (inb4 i guess total piecie of shiet for you, but trust me shes a really qt3.14)
>non-reader wants the chaste NEET intellectuals of /lit/ to bag them some easy puss
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you got me man,but have mercy on me, its my only chance ;_;
>become great writer
>not on adderall
>can't write for shit
No no no.
>inflated sense of self-worth
>not on adderall
>normal perception of quality
Amphetamine really fucks you up. That the American pharma-capitalist is willing to give it to children (considered a hard drug in Europe, rightfully so) is proof of his utter degeneracy.
If I said I just put this down and feel like it is the best book I have ever read, what would you say?
Where does one go from here? I've always mostly read short stories, but I feel like my standards are going to have to be a lot higher until I recover from this book.
Is there something like pic related for literature? A chart or reference for people who are relatively new to it with absolute essentials across multiple genres?
alright /lit/, who's read The Dark Tower series? im about to go get a Dark Tower tattoo in 3 hours, but i realized that id like a couple more ideas thrown into it. the main piece is the Dark Tower, on the inside of my arm will be the door where they extracted Jake back into Roland's world, and on the back of my arm is going to be the mark of the Crimson King.
any ideas for something i could add? im not doing guns, roses, or characters.
Serious question, does anyone else notice how dramatically testosterone affects their writing? Whenever I haven't jerked off for a while I feel like my writing is worse. Is it why most teenagers and females write well?
>Is it why most teenagers and females write well?
What does /lit/ think about The Elements of Style?
Also recommend some good books on writing, please...
Hey /lit/ Im thinking of studying chess. What books should I read? Looking for history of the game as well as theory.
I haven't read it, but the excerpt make it look pretty damn sweet.
When you're starting out the thing you should focus on is tactics. The book I'd recommend is Back to Basics: Tactics, but it's not really important what book/program you use as long it's at an appropriate level.
Outside of beginners books the meme trilogy of chess books are:
Zurich International Chess Tournament,...
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> can read the most difficult texts of prose and find it rewarding
> can't fucking stand poetry
I can appreciate Homer, Virgil and Chaucer. But to think I'm going to waste my time reading the obscurities of a T.S. Eliot and a Hart Crane or the DUDE SENSATIONS LMAO of a Rimbaud. No, I will not.
I've never read him. I'll give him a try because I remember that "no country for old men" line being good.
But really what the fuck is the pleasure in forcing yourself to read and think about guys like William Carlos Williams.
I'm not gonna fucking analyse your red wheelbarrow.
if you can sit down and analyze the implications of the intro to Bloom's debut in Ulysses, you can shut up and analyze anything you pussyfart
By no means do I hold poetry as my favorite thing in literature but there's quality shit all over. Robert Creeley, Yeats, Robert Browning, Ozymandias
For those of you who plan having children, do you think you'll be able to transfer them your literary habits and interests?
I feel somewhat insecure about this because my parents didn't follow a method I could borrow from. They never really cared for literature, arts and the humanities and I stumbled upon them by accident almost. I don't even know if there's anything I can actually do to help them get into literature, except maybe show them books and hope they're interested in it.
Get them into the habit of reading and make sure they find enjoyment in it. It should work it's self out by then.
Don't let them indulge in too much television or too many video games.
Hope for the best
My parents got me into reading a lot when I was younger but from 13-16 I barely read at all and wasted copious hours on Vidya, so it's not a fail safe method. I read a lot now though so maybe it's just a phase lots of people go through
I'm afraid too, but its not something that worries me too much because I don't think that books are the epitome of smartness, and there's a whole bunch of types of intelligence and you shouldn't push anything onto them, it'll make them hate it on the future. Be aware.
you can start with reading them night stories and later on having them read themselves to sleep. Just little things like that can spark their interest.