just finished the Xmas eve party chapter. how, without the guide, we're we to know exactly what Anselm did with that razor blade.
Anyway, the serious answer is the subtle references and building up of it throughout the story. The reference to Origen, that worthy father of the church, who castrated himself to be free from impure influences. The metaphors of the phallic flowers (orchids = derived from Greek word for testicles) being snipped as if it were castration, a cutting down of youth in its full bloom, in the part where Otto's in South America. The general assholery and cynicism of Anselm which, tragically and comically, is the result of his obviously very troubled personality. Just my take on it.
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Hemingway? more like .... femingay.
Help i did too much pot
Hemingway is a good writer because he is an honest writer.
Faulkner succeeds at the art of the written word because he bursts forth with what you might call honesty, not because he is talented simply and not because he has been well studied and not for the sake of artifice not even in such a way as Southern writers have pretended to burst forth with honesty for so many generations prior but for the sake of his human heart.
When does this shit get good?
Say what you will about the N-God, call him a fedora tipper, call him a meme self help man, but can anyone deny his influence on the greatest artistic minds of the latter half of the 20th century?
Why is it that so many 20th century artists, politicians and other major cultural figures were influenced by the writings of Nietzsche (and Schopenhauer as well) and so few by the likes of Hegel and Kant? Shit the only one I can think of who was big into Kant was the Unabomber.
Kant is extremely difficult to read and his primary body of work is autistic epistemology.
Hegel is an obscurantist hack.
Schopenhauer and Nietzsche write in easily digestible styles (nothing to inspire some cunts like a bunch of aphorisms) and speak to topics more relevant to everyday life.
I remember how excited I was to read about Sherlock doing battle with James Moriarty, only to find out he was half-assedly shoehorned into all of four stories.
>completely regular mystery
>it was a Moriarty all right!
Whenever a book builds up to the protagonist achieving his sexual desires only to dismiss the action with "we had sex" or "afterwards we..."
Just... Leaves me empty. I don't know what I even expect.
>Kékkek Kékkek Kékkek!
Yet, though venissoon after, had dust a buttended, ails what tongue coddeau he this?
Anyone read this? What did you think?
This is the most redarted thing I have ever seen
How can a non English major learn to analyze texts at the depth that English majors do? Do I have to read literary theory and to apply it to my reading? Where do I start? I've always enjoyed reading and have read quite a bit of lit in my days, but wanted to see if I could take my reading even farther.
you're going to get a bunch of community college dropouts who will try to tell you there's nothing you learn in uni that you can't learn as an "autodidact." they are almost certainly retarded. ignore them.
Don't "learn theory" but read some critical texts. Read some essays.
But the biggest thing is to take one text and to reread it a bunch of times. Even just one in-depth reading of something will make you read more attentively in all other things.
consumes enough /lit/, do they eventually becomes not a pseud? Seemed like the case for even the late great william gaddis.
>If people read a lot, do they become educated?
>"Ah, gosh, Anon, you're reading a history of the Peloponnesian War? Where did you learn your Latin, old chum?! Oh..."
In a 4th year mixed graduate/undergraduate seminar on the Crusades one time, this PhD student in one of the most rigorous Latin-teaching Medieval Studies programs in the entire world was pontificating about how the Iliad was written in Latin
I had to sit in a windowless fart chamber for at least three dozen hours with him and a bunch of people identical to him
I hate university
I do think that A Maze of Death shows what life may be like at the reconstruction or the continue of the progress after the declaration of Christianity certainly the negative or undesirable interpretation.
Why isn't everyone attaching a link to the book he/she is talking about?
Is it some kind of a board rule / is there an understanding about not to share books at this place / or are people just lazy?
Dumping an .epub file at some file hoster isn't a really complex thing to do.
I'm just wondering...
Not everyone is a digital cuck like you.
Sure... that site exists. But woudn't it be more comfy to just link the specific book?
>tfw no Lovecraftian gf