Are the Neo-platonists worth reading? They intrigue me, but aside from their aid in the forming of Christianity, what did they bring to the table? Could one gain as an individual through reading them?
I've heard the Enneads are quite difficult, is reading Plato sufficient? Or are there any secondary sources I should read?
Thank you in advance for any aid or advice :)
under the evening sunset
the heart overflows
What are some of your favorite methods, programs, and/or books for learning new languages /lit/?
Obviously when you turn 12 your ability to learn foreign language starts totally exhausting and you wont learn a language to native-like level? And if you are more than 16 you wont learn it at all. Sorry mate, but the truth is that you're too late! Ciao!
What is /lit/'s view on Arthur Rimbaud, his work, his libertine lifestyle and his libertine friends?
Can you recommend some good books/poems from him? I've only read A Season in Hell, and I loved it. I'm also interested in other authors of the time, like Verlaine, Baudelaire, Flaubert and Wilde. Any good suggestions?
Is Finnegans Wake meant to be cubist? One of the primary objectives of cubism in painting was to provide multiple perspectives of an object, person or scene at once. Is the prose in FW intentionally ambiguous to generate multiple meanings at once? As I understand it Gertrude Stein, who was close with Picasso and several other artists often attempted to incorporate this effect into her poetry- although I don't read poetry so I cannot attest to this myself. Anyway, Is Finnegans Wake just an elephant being felt up by blind men?
Whats should I read before reading David Hume. Dont say start with the greeks. I already read the greeks.
What do you think about Vonnegut ?
How about ''Breakfast for champions'' ?
Absurdist, Surreal, Downright strange stuff here. Anyone read pic related? Good shit.
Also, how is Kafka beyond The Trial and Metamorphosis? Never got past those in high school.
Murakami by Micah Lidberg, 1/?
Have you given up on meeting other readers in real life? Every time I meet a "reader" they are nothing more than a memer;
>"yeah I love to read! twilight is my favorite series!"
>"yep I love harry potter :)"
I resist the urge to kill myself every day. I swear to christ, less than 1% of humanity reads actual books.
What are some good literature forums out there?
>Have struggled with a learning disability all my life, particularly bad at maths.
>It takes me an hour to read 30 pages, and I have to reread things frequently so they "click".
>This makes reading extremely annoying, as it takes a long time to get through a single book, and I have alot of books I want to read.
Had to deal with this shit in grade school and now I get to deal with it when doing things that are supposed to be done to escape shitty life.
Hey /lit/ this is my first piece of writing, and I'm really invested in it. I'm only eight pages in and I've scarcely revised it. Check it out.
adjectives wow i literally couldn't make it past the first ten sentences i felt drained and physically ill
you really, really, really need to work on your delivery before we even discuss any other part of your work. you are hollowly over-describing to the point of tedium and disgust for the reader.
Are there any good supplemental books to read about Aristotle to better understand his philosophy?
Aristotle is quite straight forward due to his dry, but to-the-point prose. If you've a knowledge of basic philosophical concepts, you'll be fine. Just read slowly, take notes, and drink some good tea.
Im in a bit of an identity crisis at the moment, I'm not really sure who i am.
Do you have any literature or philosophy to recommend me that is relevant?
Is this worth reading?
you might have to take one for the team, read it and tell us. i've read a lot of campbell's own work but nothing of his where he might have to choose excerpts beyond his own studies on jung's one world as a myth concept.