I'm not a frequent book reader but I enjoy Chuck Palahniuk books and I read author comics and graphic novels (Alvaro Ortiz, Botttomless Belly Button, Epileptic, Megg Mogg & Owl...).
I was wondering if someone please can recommend me books I could like, I like to read but I have problems finding books I could enjoy. Thanks
How successful have your attempts been at learning another language?
After noticing some of the translated spanish books I've been reading have horrible prose I thought something must have been lost in translation; also wanted to read some books in french (namely Les Miserables).
I actually know a good amount of spanish because I took a class on it in college and 3 years in HS, but I wanted to hear if anyone had much trouble with learning foreign languages, even without having to use it in real life (like how long it took, was it difficult, etc.)
I managed to learn French and German so far, and I consider myself perfectly fluent by now. I speak both regularly when working, and both are similar to English so it was quite easy to study. I'm currently learning Japanese and I have much more trouble. I barely speak it although I have been working on it for three years, and I cannot find opportunities to practice it. I'm considering asking to shift to our Tokyo branch. I've been speaking German and French for approximately ten years.
Which philosopher has had the greatest influence on /lit/, or on you personally?
I went from Kant, to Schopenhauer, to Nietzsche, all within a very short period of time. My brain is gradually catching up as I try to come to terms with who of the three was closest to the truth.
Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Schopenhauer, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein. I'm Catholic so I disagree with a lot of what Schopenhauer has said on Christianity but some of his aphorisms has influenced me like in picture and he encouraged me to read Upanishads. Plato is who I started with in philosophy (The Republic) so I have some nostalgia for him. I agree with Nietzsche's point on Christianity because his attack is on a Christianity that I dislike as well.
Ironically, or what?
>tfw you have a great story in your head but you're not talented enough to put it on paper
>type in 4chan.org/lit
>Another "what is the Evangelion of literature" thread
>Another Corncob Tortillas YeCarthy thread
>Another help me with my homework thread
>Another faggy bookshelf thread
>Another John Green shitpost/meme thread
>Another fucking baby’s first existential crisis thread (boohoo nihilism!)
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>He hasn't read the saviour of postwar American literature
>move to new city and go to the local library to get my card setup
>lady tells how to use the card for the computers and video games
>I ask if it's the same process to check out books
>she laughs and says "no one reads these days"
>i chuckle to be polite
what a fucking cunt desu
Cunt. Pussy. Bimbo, slut, whore, you deserved to be raped since your skirt was short. Women shouldn't be allowed to vote. Islam treats women as they ought to be treated: fuckmeat for her husband.
Back to tumblr.
do you read any non-fiction at all?
Philisophy, psychology, and education. Most recent non fiction was On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers, brilliant read if you want a profoundly insightful look at life, actualization, relationships, etc.
I'm thinking of reading Existential Psychotherapy by Irvine Yalom next.
So what is the novel writing formula?
I'm asking because according to Jim Butcher, he tried writing books his own way for a while and couldn't sell them. One of his professors told him to follow the formula and he'd be successful. He did, wrote the first book of the Dresden Files, and was quickly picked up and sold.
I'm pretty sure it was in reference to shit like character archetypes and pacing (kinda like the hero's journey), but a specific "this is the structure publishing companies are looking for" thing
Do autists make better philosophers?
nick land isn't an autist, according to an ex-student (http://divus.cc/london/en/article/nick-land-ein-experiment-im-inhumanismus) he was:
"thoroughly polite and amiable and, above all, willing to engage in earnest conversation with anyone" and "he preferred to spend his time in the bar with undergraduates, always buying the drinks, smoking continually, and conversing animatedly (and where possible, vehemently) about any topic whatsoever." :)
Books by Benito Mussolini?
Was he a good writer?
How accurate was his autobiography?
>books by Benito Mussolini
>posts a book by Giovanni Gentile
>not posting the best fascistfu
Any you /lit/fags know this? More books like this?
I literally had a dream about this last night because you post it so goddamn much.
I was reading The Book of Disquiet for the first time and it ended up being an endless collection of Twitter and Tumblr posts with vague psychological or philosophical connotations. I woke up pissed at you specifically.
What's some literature that deals with being a depressed pothead hippie bum?
Does /lit/ know any good Chinese /lit/?
I am in the market to get a full collection of Donne's poetry and was wondering if anybody could recommend a specific edition and why it would be better.
Right now I am looking at:
Maybe you all have a third recommendation which would be appreciated too. I want all the poetry...
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collected is the same thing as complete
it really doesn't matter which one you get, get whichever looks best and whichever has the introduction by whoever interests you the most. also whichever has the least amount of editing done. footnotes etc are up to you, pick whichever has more or less depending on your wants. i didnt open your links. everyman's generally has decent footnotes and not too many of them. introductions vary but generally decent