Is possible to write something so "alien" and strange to the human experience? Something that is barely recognizable to proceed from an human mind? any book that have done that?
Reminder if you read IJ and not Ulysses you're part of the problem. /lit/ is going to shit and it's because of pseuds like you.
>From Russia with love edition
Beautiful day to go hunting for used books. What did you guys pick up?
Both Dostoevsky books are translations by ignat avsey. Maudes for Tolstoy.
How the fuck do you even understand Lacanians?
I read the dummie "how to read Lacan" by the Slovene, but even that wasn't any help to go through Miller's shit.
Apperantly "The Lacanian Subject: Between Language and Jouissance" is the best place to start, Lacan is a sort of thinker where you have to understand nearly everything before you understand anything
Is pic related to what you are trying to understand or not?
If yes, you really shouldn't skip so far ahead as to the graph of desire without reading other texts of Lacan first, because as you can see it refers to other texts and even though he will talk about all these points during his explanation of the graph, I really doubt it will suffice.
But yea, graph is really hard and involves a lot of hard concepts, I study Lacan and I can't talk about this shit either lol.
What is the second most beneficial language to know in order to appreciate literature from another culture?
What's up virgins. I'm about to start reading Anna Karenina for the first time and in Russian. What should I expect? Isn't it obsolete yet? Should I really read that?
Is "Lolita" a meme? While first part of the novel is intelligent, a little bit perverse, and with wicked sense of humor, the second consist mostly redundant descriptions, and unchewable chunks of purple prose. I'm not feeling like I waste my time by reading it, but stop treating "Lolita" as something greater than it really is.
Dark worlds totally haven't gotten trite yet edition.
General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ / http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/
Could someone explain to me why Kierkegaard is not considered as making an argument for fanaticism when he advocates the teleological suspension of the ethical? He admits that Abraham was unethical in his act, but how is he truly a worthy example? I can understand the leap of faith as a starting point, but justifying anything more than that with it leads to relativism (as Zizek puts it, "If God exists everything is permitted"). Or maybe that was Kierkegaard's point? I've only read Fear and Trembling so maybe I missed his point.
What Kierkegaard is doing is trying to reconcile faith with the idea that modernism is true.
Premise A: God is absolute
Premise B: Moral good is relative
Conclusion: God must sometimes conflict with morality.
It could be used to justify fanaticism, but Kierkegaard is talking about Christianity, which kind of forbids killing people. In fact, the suspension here would more likely be your society expects you to kill someone, and it would make moral sense, but you choose not to because of religion.
Yes he was, we must be fanatic in our faith or else we have nothing.
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
- Apocalypse of St. John 3:15-16
best served cold by joe abercrombie. its like a D and D group in a grimdark world. would make a good game.I tried some of his other stuff and did not like it. cycle of arawn is good too
This is the thread where everyone posts their handwriting and everyone else makes fun of it.
If you write your works on pen and paper, go ahead and show us an excerpt as well. If not, just post a meme sentence.
here's a beat-sheet I wrote for a short comic
ITT: poems that stop you in your tracks.
not necessarily poems that you like, not necessarily poems you think are """""""good poems""""""" (although they certainly can be these things as long as they meet the topical condition as well).
poems that give you pause. poems that are jarring. poems that make you double-take. post them here.
>Sparrow Trapped in the Airport by Averill Curdy
Never the bark and abalone mask
cracked by storms of a mastering god,
never the gods’ favored glamour, never
the pelagic messenger bearing orchards
in its beak, never allegory, not wisdom
or valor or cunning, much less hunger
demanding vigilance, industry, invention,
or the instinct to claim some small rise
above the plain and from there to assert
the song of another...
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John Ashbury is perfect for this
The first of the undecoded messages read: “Popeye sits
Unthought of. From that shoebox of an apartment,
From livid curtain’s hue, a tangram emerges: a country.”
Meanwhile the Sea Hag was relaxing on a green couch: “How
To spend one’s vacation en la casa de Popeye," she
Her cleft chin’s solitary hair. She remembered spinach
And was going to ask Wimpy if he had bought any spinach.
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Post 'em anons!
Built this makeshift bookshelf last night. I find it very motivating and inspiring.