Hey /lit/. I'll be starting my summer reading of with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. I've decided she's a writer I'd like to spend time on studying/researching independently this summer because of how much her work interests me. Any thoughts on Plath? Praise? Criticism? What am I getting into if anything substantial?
Sylvia Plath is a classic. There isn't much to say aside it's difficult to separate her work from her life. Which isn't necessarily an issue, but some people find it overly sentimental. Considering what she was going through prior to her suicide, it's hard to blame her really
Aside from invalid, sexist comments that you're making simply off the fact she's a woman writer, what else do you have to say? If you don't have anything intelligent or substantial to say don't contribute.
ITT: Name a hidden spook no one is aware of
So here's what happens: We have a nice meme. Its real funny and all but here comes new-fag-ass OP (discernibly low-witted) and he takes the meme and he fucks it. He ravages it and the meme itself becomes a meme.
Let the thing cool for a while ok op?
Does /lit/ have any historically accurate and fair and balanced objective yet interesting reads on Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution?
I would like a book that takes an intimate look into her life and separates fact from fiction, such as the alleged "Let them eat cake" phrase, which I learned that there is actually little evidence to support her ever having said that. It would be nice to read about her life and her psyche with the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Any books /lit/ would recommend for a francophile interested in French history,...
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post your favorite book of all time, why it's better than all the other books you read, and discuss.
Anyone who has a favorite book hasnt read much. I can give you my top 20, my favorite biography, my favorite genre fiction, my favorite Japanese novel etc. But "favorite book" is used by highschool students who were just forced to read
75% of the /lit/ top 100and are able to pick from like 20 books that stand out from the shitty sci-fi and summer reading tier garbage they had, until that time, read.
At what point did magical realism and dystopian novels become the only speculative fiction well received by literary critics? At what point did "just fantasy" become considered irredeemable pleb garbage?
What's the literary equivalent to pic related?
I'm completely serious, cawksuckah. Why don'tcha tug my big juicy peckah, or sumpthin'.
Which Stephen king book is worth reading?
If you haven't read this, all your reading has had no foundation whatsoever. Read The Bible and start over.
Thoughts on this? The first 50 pages are surely astounding.
What is the fucking point in Pop-Sci? Is it just stuff written for the masses for entertainment purposes? These books don't actually teach you anything useful and a lot of them contain common knowledge of modern science which you can find in a high school book. If you actually want to learn about real science why not read a textbook?
I personally think pop-sci is aimed at pseudo-intellectuals who just want to memorise useless facts in order to show off their 'knowledge'. These books are no better than those shitty YouTube videos like crash course which...
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go on then mate give us a quick summary of hawking's key theories. no googling.
>I personally think pop-sci is aimed at pseudo-intellectuals
your whole stupid fucking post is a paradigm example of the worst kind of /lit/ pseud-ness
>inb4 200 shitposts from angry boys who have read a pop-thinking book and think they're fucking socrates
Pop-Sci books are alright, usually because they actually delve into some topic deep enough to have a general grasp without having to know the mathematics behind it
Pop-Sci videos, like ASAPscience and Minute Physics, annoy me more because they're similar, but even shallower and they're aimed at people who have attention spans of hedgehogs.
I read this and a brief history of time when I was in high school and I thought they were okay, but when I reflected upon it I realized it was just a collection of facts. There was no actual transferring of knowledge. As someone studying engineering physics I can say that those books are not even science, there is no reasoning for anything, only analogies.
Books similar to moby dick? Not necessarily about the sea, more looking for the atmosphere and theme of man's obsessive need to conquer
Has anyone read this? Is it good?
I have yet to read it, but it seems pretty interesting. I can't say I completely agree with the premise, but I think it'll be great to understand the idea of masculinity in Donovan eyes, and his thoughts on it. It really shows the modern way of thinking.
I'm in the verge of wasting $100 on philosophy books. Should I do it?
There is nothing wrong with that but I think its more of a question of the right ones to pick
you could also consider used vs new, and that it might be a while before you get to read them all
Are there any books that will teach me about hacking? Something that isn't too technical or boring but will be a good guide to navigate or explore through things like snapchat and stuff? I'm excessively paranoid and want a good resource to quell my fears and give me some measure of power.
Also: cyberpunk/sci-fi recommendations?
>not to technically
If you suck at programming learn python, books never help learning programming. You have to try it out.
You cant "hack" without knowing at least 1 or 2 coding languages pretty good.
If you are interested in smartphone apps learn java
So if you've seen a decreased in DFW threads recently its because I got a global month ban from making threads on /pol/. Well, my appeal was accepted and now its time for redemption.
POST YOU'RE DFW