I can't read anymore. I keep thinking about how I'm eventually going to die and therefore, any reading that I do is useless and any knowledge I gain, too, is useless.
What is my problem, /lit/? Is it just depression? Have any of you faced similar forms of reader's block?
The Dark Tower was supposed to be King's magnum opus, and if I'm not mistaken, he wanted it to be "his" LOTR.
The Gunslinger is by far King's best work, and TDT could've been so much better than what it turned out to be.
Basically, anyone interested in the saga should read the first book and be done with it.
The second book is good, and the third and fourth are alright, but starting from the fifth, it goes downhill fast. King really fucked up on this one.
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Hola, 4chan-migos... Any good books on rhyme theory?, in english or spanish
Pic somehow related
Is this "YouTube Month" on /lit/?
if you're attempting to seriously claim that the OP pic could anyhow be somewhat related to anything remotely connected to literature, you need to start rethinking your position effective immediately or else state the time and place of where you wish to fight me barefisted. You fucking retarded summery underage fucking underage retard summer.
are comics literature?
could a comic win a nobel prize?
books, essays, articles ect. that can convince a person to kill themselves?
existing between wanting to die (not enough to do it) and wanting to live (not enough either) is painful. I've heard out the pro-living side for a while and its all lies or "life sucks but accept it". It's clear life isnt worth the trouble but i cant bring myself to the final step
You've got to be fucking kidding me with this shit. I mean I opened this up with no preconceived notions nor sense of what the book actually was about. I'm about 7 of his journal entries in now, all I can think is that this makes the vaguest of fucking sense and I have to re-read sentences so many times over again before I finally feel I get what he's trying to say. You know know why that's what the fuck? Because it's really hard, this book is hard to read. I mean, why do people think this is some of the best writing of all time? I mean, do you think...
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Just picked up this book. Is it any good?
It's probably biased and inaccurate towards a positive portrayal of American history.
Anyone ever notice how many threads we have of OP buying a book and then asking our opinion on it, without having read it yet? What goes through the brains of people like this? Wouldn't it make more sense to ask before buying?
Or how about actually reading the damn thing, and then make a thread what you thought of it, and ask for opinions?
I don't get these dumb threads.
What is your view on the novels and short stories of Hemingway?
What is the best portuguese translation to Plato's Republic and why?
Should I learn ancient greek just to read this masterpiece?
what's your favourite piece of philosophical fiction? i just finished the stranger and loved it. what criteria does a book have to meet, in order to be classified as "philosophical fiction"?
Can someone recommend some feminist literature? Specifically on the subject of gender (so more 3rd wave feminism).
I used to consider myself a feminist and very pro-trans and gender identity in general, but after a long time of not studying it, I've heard some arguments from the new right movement that has made me question the validity of things like gender and the legitimacy of transsexuality. I'd just like some perspective, especially given that I have a friend who might transition soon who I of course support on the surface and on an emotional level, but...
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The Handmaiden's Tale.
Also keep your baiting threads to a minimum. We already have one Ann Coulter shitfest thread, we need not another one devolving into political screaming from people who haven't read anything past high school.
Conserve these threads one at a time, if not never, to decline the little posting quality left.
Read it, first of all.
Second of all fuck you. Did I say anything about feminism being wrong or did I try to start something by making an argument? No. I'm asking for recommendations to further my education on the subject, because it's an important topic, you sperg.
Is this good? I'm about to buy it.
Are there any other good books on intellectual history?
Congrats on spouting baby's first intellectual opinion.
If Schopenhauer came back to life what would he say about Nietzsche's philosophy?
On a more serious note, they had a lot in common; Nietzsche clearly respected Schopenhauer. I don't think the former effectively rebuked the latter's pessimism, however.
Good try, though.
Superficially, they had a lot in common. Both had an autistic dislike of Nationalism/Patriotism, for example.
There was a big difference between their deeper tenets, however; Will to Live vs Will to Power, etc.
as a struggling writer I find this book highly offensive. his first book is a giant fuck you to pretty much all artists and critics. I can see why he wasn't more popular.
Most very successful people in the arts are narcissistic. Narcissists are also good at knowing that they're narcissists. If you can't handle being called a narcissist, then you probably aren't cut out to be an artist.
I can't even finish this book. every time otto talks to someone they think he's gay or he plagiarized his play.
do they think he plagiarized it because it's good or because he quotes wyatt (who is usually quoting someone else)