what are the essential works of borusakku-sama?
Genuinely curious here, /lit/. Is there any merit to reading Karl Marx?
I was curious because I remember studying him during sociology classes in college and recently, in the UK, due to the success of Jeremy Corbyn, Marx's books have been selling more frequently.
I was just wondering, /lit/: what is your experience with the theorist? Do you agree with him, do you strongly disagree, or are you on the fence? Also I was wondering does anyone strongly disagree with him but still somewhat admire some of his ideas?
Marx is unbelievably important. I am not a Marxist at all, and I think anyone who wants to understand Western intellectual development since the 19th century absolutely needs to understand not only Marx but Marxist thought in general.
People have taken varying aspects and levels of his ideas and created entire, incredibly influential schools with the inspiration. It's not just Marxists. A shock of Marxism runs through the last hundred fifty years of European humanities and social sciences.
historically marx, through his philosophically minded social theory, provided a way in for psychoanalysts, philosophers, and critical theorists to describe sociological phenomena using their particular discourse. marx, freud, and nietzsche have come together to form a 'master theory' of semiotics—anything can be read as a manifestation or repression of desire-social production-will to power. so in that sense the merit to reading marx is that he makes it very easy, if you understand him (or his students)...
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What exactly is New Sincerity and how does it manifest itself in DFW's writing?
Also general DFW thread, I guess
Which is your favourite work of his?
Was he underrated as a journalist?
It's bullshit. Even if people are less sincere these days, there's no need for a 'new' sincerity. It would look exactly like 'old' sincerity, which really didn't go anywhere. It's just a posturing, egotistical hack wanting the prestige of having started a new movement.
Are you honest, anon? Are you being sincere?
lie to me.
How the fuck do I send out a screenplay? How do I get it made into a movie?
Go to hollywood, develop a drug habit, become a whore to fuel your drug habit, live half a decade, and hope it'll be picked up eventually.
If not then make a shitty memoir of your life and cast some up-and-coming actor who can make herself seem all grown up by playing you.
I'm a high school graduate (now 20) and I got Ds in every English class I ever took. I didn't hate writing, I just hated school. Anyway, I want to get better at reading and writing so I'm a little more prepared for college.
Where should I start? Where can I learn and practice writing?
This. If you don't have a job then you should be finishing a novel at least every 3 days or so. Read like a monster, write every SINGLE day (essays, short stories, novel, poetry, ANYTHING).
Even in the span of a single summer, that discipline will net you 40 novels and 120 pages of material.
ITT: Post what you consider to be the greatest line of prose ever written
My choice: great
granite rocks the foam flying up in the
light of the lighthouse and the wind-gauge
spinning like a propellor, clear to 1ne at last
that the dark I have always struggled to
keep under is in reality my most-
from Krapp's Last Play
ITT books women can not understand
Jonathan Green, born roughly 1950 - 1990 BPH (before post-humanism), was an pre-techwar American public intellectual and writer. While only fragments of his work survive, modern scholars unanimously place him among the greatest writers of the pre-transhuman era. After long debate, scholarship now generally accepts Green as the author of the work known as "Cancer Girl".
Sources suggest that while Green was principally known for his writing, he also performed sermons on the "YouTube" sector of the internet, just fifty years before the medium was destroyed....
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listen "anonymous" enough with your trolls. I put a tracker on your ip adress. I know you are coming from /pol. I am a big invester in 4chan's stock I personally know Michio Kaku the CEO of 4chan!!!. So I suggest you stop messing around before you get a letter from the 4chan legal department and big fat perma ban!!!
>tfw reading a good book
>tfw didn't accomplish anything and shitposted instead
>tfw reading any book
I can only enjoy literature in retrospect
the act of reading itself takes immense mental strength
it's like doing a squat the whole time you want to read
and its my only hobby
>those few books that give a weird pleasant feel for some days after finishing them
I just started reading this. What should I expect?
Itt: books reddit tricked you into watching
>watching a book
I also read a sandwich today, because myspace said so.
Where were you when Dan and Phil dropped the modern day Ulysses?
Any fiction books that feature incestuous relationships?
I only watched the movie because I'm illiterate, but Gone with the Wind. But my understanding is that the incestuous couple were miserable because Scarlett was constantly wanting Ashley's dick.
I am looking for most edgy, psychotic and mad book, i would love it would coitain some travel and theft/criminal moral shit. Sort of, De Sade, American Psycho, On the Road, Bukowski, mixed up.