>mfw i'm harold bloom
Ask me anything, /lit/.
When did it stop being hip to like David Foster Wallace?
>He doesn't own at least one premium bible
Your bookshelf will never be complete tbqh with you
The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version 4th ed. Edition
Is this /lit/'s new meme trilogy?
what is the best translation for Goethe's Faust?
What do you guys think of these hardcovers?
the superior way of starting with literature? I mean it looks like it includes seminal works of literature and the design is superb.
Kierkegard was a Jesus loving non-thinker
The story and explanations surrounding Jesus can't really be believed by thinking people. Not literally.
It's just a fact. It makes no sense. Which is why most religious people resort to saying "it's not ours to understand" or some such nonsense. It simply can't be believed.
Was anyone here first bewitched by Schopenhauer's philosophy only to turn on him in favor of Nietzsche's philosophy but over time realize your initial judgment was correct and that Schopenhauer was the superior philosopher?
Nice try, communist faggot.
I'm looking for books that are debachery. Books that are disgusting and obscene, which make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed. I read a little bit of Story Of The Eye, I felt that rejuvenated free feeling. Also, Michael Gira's spoken word, but I have not read his book The Consumer. I wish that I could get that on paperback or something, but I can just read it on my kindle. I'm a disgusting man, I feel content in that equilibrium between disgust and self loathing, where there's just a nihilistic nothing matters sort of feeling, except for feeling your self...
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Anyone read anything by China Mieville? Pic related, finished it today and thought it was great.
yeah read perdido street station. thought it was absolutely terrible. wanted to quit the entire way. stopped halfway. came back to it a year later and still hated it. it felt like the entire time I was just waiting for it to get good. then it was over.
I started Perdido Street Station, having no idea what it was about. Maybe it was good, maybe it was shit like >>8102790 says, but that kind of out-there fantasy with weird creatures and such just isn't my cup of tea, so I stopped after a few chapters.
read perdido street station. thought it was pretty good.
read it again four years later, thought "wow, this is a mess, but it almost works"
read Embassyville, and thought "why is there not one single visual element to this book? who knows what the aliens even look like?"
I dont know chinese, but I picked this up in a furniture store for a nickel. Can anyone enlighten me?
I can't read Chinese but I'm going to assume it's something related to bajiquan or tai chi based on the cover.
>I picked this up in a furniture store for a nickel
Just how much alcohol was involved in the thought process that led to this decision, I wonder?
Would you agree that the only way for sincerity to manifest itself in our current cultural climate is paradoxically masked as irony?
In other words, is post-irony the only way for new sincerity to flourish?
people need to stop with the sincerity meme
There was never an actual sincere culture
Read "The Praise of Folly" and stop with this crap
Irony, sarcasm and insincerity has been a constant in society
Going to start with Foucault this Summer
>inb4 SJW, cuck, cultural marxist, etc.
Thinking of starting with Archaeology of Knowledge. Is this a good idea? Tell if you have a better suggestion, or anything you think I should know before going in.
Thanks in advance!
Est-ce que tu peux lire le français? I'd like to read him too, but would like English translations to supplement the original text since I can't french too good. What's the best English translation anons?
>Thinking of starting with Archaeology of Knowledge. Is this a good idea?
it all depends on what avenue you want to approach him from. social science and politics? general continental philosophy? linguistics?
think of a good author
did you think of a woman?