Was there ever a book that changed the way you thought or acted?
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>I'm so glad tomorrow is fucking Friday. It's been a long ass week for me. I've been....
There's this thread going on at a Narnian knot-art website I frequent. We're supposed to continue a thought. Might be fun, but I'll never do it again. I won't make it in time to continue the line from the previous poster. Why bother?
How do I write a play that is a tragedy?
What are your favourite tragedy plays?
Kierkegaard believed that a tragedy is great because of the ambiguity as to whether a tragic hero erred and incurred his own punishment, or whether he was fated to be punished from the beginning.
Crucially, if the tragedy is entirely the hero's fault (he is totally capable of determining his own fate) then the dramatic element disappears. There's no use agonizing over somebody who willingly chose to do the wrong thing with no fate involved.
Read Aristotle's Poetics. I pretty certain it wasn't designed as advice for playwrights, but it will likely have all the information you need.
I like a good contemporary tragedy that's not too melodramatic or formal. A lot of Ibsen is like that, so those tend to be my favourites.
Is there a better illustration of hyperreality?
that is beautiful. I only read Baudrillard in any depth a few months ago, and stuff like this gives me mental goosebumps now.
White Noise is the prime example. it would not have been written were it not for Simulacra and Simulation. also a lot of PKD you can hardly understand, really, w/out Baudrillard.
>finding new series to start
>go to goodreads to check reviews
>check a 1* review's profile
>catcher in the rye 5*, hunger games 5*, crime and punishment 2*, twilight 4*
why do these people think their opinion is worth anything?
>thoughts start wandering off
How do you fix this/deal with this?
Maybe is a health issue (TDA and such).
But probably is normal, it happens a lot to me. If the story being told or the subject being explained is either hard or boring (to non-finction is mostly the combination of both), I'll sometimes dwell in my thoughts and forget about the words in the paper.
If I'm reading constantly during the week somehow this happens less often and I can read pages and pages without having to stop once and being able...
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Happens to me a lot with non-fiction. Usually I just put the book down and do something else. If my thoughts aren't on reading, I'm not going to force myself to read.
One tip though: loud spaces are distracting. Absolute silence can be just as distracting. Put on classical music.
My ethics professor argues that utilitarianism and pic related is the foundation for all forms of morality
How do I refute this?
Point out God is in fact the foundation for all forms of morality
Does anyone here actually read? Do you even praise Witold?
Unlikely that most of the /lit/ population has ever read Grombrowicz, stubbornly sticking as they are to genre fiction and the so called classics. While he doesn't move me or strike me as particularly ingenious, while there are other narrators whom I hold higher in the scape of surrealist satire, I can still dig his style and his latent, zealous philosophy. I would recommend his later works (Transatlantic or Cosmos) over Ferdydurke, by the way.
You could be reading right now
>tfw instead of reading a comfy book about the Franco-Dutch War I am writing a pretentious personal statement for graduate applications about how great I am
>tfw I need to take breaks every 3 sentences to pace around my kitchen and dry heave from how much I hate myself
>tfw I just wanted to read a fucking book
>tfw I hate university
Short story or poems about her turning into a blueberry?
is he right, /lit/?
Just got back from first date in 4 years. She was cute and comfy to talk to but all I could think about was getting back home to keep reading Siddhartha.
(Why) Are girls better than books?
/lit/, I need your vast knowledge. Tonight I was debating about political correctness, critical theory, political correctness, Frankfurt school, and how it affects Western civilization. I need deeper information about it.
Do you know some good books on the topic?
I am tempted on buying The Devil's Pleasure Palace, from Michael Walsh, buy I would await for your suggestions.
thx for the suggestion. I will bump this one tho
Let's be honest here: You guys have obviously all read at least some of his stuff or know a bit about him.
This guy was the very definition of prodigy and potential. I'm not trying to stroke the guy off, but in all seriousness, looking at his body of work, his achievements, he could have been one of the greats. I was just reading A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and my god, everything sings. Everything is good.
Do you agree /lit/? Or was he a hack who hid behind irony like everyone here says he is?
Is Dostoevsky postmodern? A lit major in one of my classes today said he was.