I'm socially awkward and depressed, /lit/, how can I better communicate my feelings through language?
Has someone read Marx's capital?
I'm really stuck so I hope someone can help me out:
Marx talks about exchange value ( for example 1 coat = 2 hammers which means that there is something that 1 coat and 2 hammers have in common, for they are exchangeable, and this common thing is labor which means that the amount of labor-time socially necessary to produce 1 coat, is equal to the amount of labor-time socially necessary to produce 2 hammers.
In the form commodity A = commodity B ( 1 coat = 2 hammers), commodity A is the relative value-form and commodity...
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What are some reasons to learn Italian Instead of French?
Post them faggots.
What are the best anthologies with various authors of literature? I was thinking about getting the Oxford and Ecology of English literature volumes 1 and 2. What else would you recommend of these sorts of anthologies? They're huge and they give you a lot of good stuff for really cheap.
After a fairly unproductive first half, after six months i have finally finished my first short of the year. Disappointed for having squandered so long, at least i can begin working again.
Anyone else finished any lil projects revently? Anyone else had long bouts of block?
>100's of books
>most comfy old paperback editions
>all paperbacks under a doller
>all hardcovers under $4
god im happy
Was hoping for some Molyneux-tier philosophy and provocative thought, not some sappy love story. Does it get better, /lit/?
>Does it get better, /lit/?
A few years back I read a short story in a sci-fi short story collection. I can't remember who wrote it, and I was hoping the following summary would ring a bell for one of y'all
A colony was started on this planet, the people not knowing that every 17 years or so a second star comes into the system, making the planet uninhabitable except at the poles. so every 17 years all the settlers have to take everything they can carry and head north to the pole to wait it out. Over the generations they've been doing this they've lost a lot of technology, and now most people think the idea that their ancestors arrived at the planet in a big metal ship is just myth.
The main character is the only one in his village who firmly believes the truth. the time to flee to the north pole is coming up and he's mad because he can't take all his books, because there's only a limited amount of stuff they can carry
A guy who looks weird shows up in town, claiming to be from another village. Eventually he confides in the MC that he's actually a scout from the humans that live on other planets. He says that they want to come and help, but because of space problems it might be decades before they can. They definitely will tho. But the MC has to stop talking about the people who live on other planets, it just agitates everybody and isn't helping. The MC of course agrees with the spaceman, because he doesn't want to fuck anything up, and promises not to talk about the space people anymore.
The end is it turns out the spaceman is actually just some dude from a couple villages over that they mayor ran into while preparing for the poleward evacuation at a neighboring village. He set the whole thing up just to get the MC to stop talking nonsense about there being people in space or their ancestors arriving in metal boats from space.
Alright, i was never a great reader, but i've been getting involved with the reading for the last three months. I read Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the shore and Shantaram. I'm looking for similar books, so what should i read next?
What should I read before reading The Word as Will and Representation? I already have a pretty solid background in Plato, if that means anything, but I'm looking to read this next. Can I just dive right in?
DOIVE ON IN.
If you know Plato and Kant, you're good to go; that's literally all Schopenhauer read.
He's the most direct/straightforward of all German idealists, so if you can't understand him then you're fucked.
Ok sounds good. Do you think I could just read the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy thing on Kant, I'll be okay? Because I don't know if I'm up for reading all of The Critique of Pure Reason right now
Is LoTR a 'classic' work of literature? Or just a gold standard for genre fiction?
Help /lit/, I got a Yeats infection.
Only even half-works when you mispronounce it.
Why don't I enjoy poetry? Why does it just seem like prose cut into pieces?
I agree with you OP when I read a good novel I feel like I'm having a conversation with the author. Like I'm looking into their soul.
When I read poetry I have to reread every line 5 times and I feel like I'm trying to interpret a painting.