>when he says he's a Marxist and he hasn't read Hegel
What's some good pro-capitalist literature?
Whaddya nerds think of pic related? I quite enjoyed it.
Hey /lit/, I'm a high school teacher who has assigned my kids (advanced, talented and gifted) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. I have to give a final on it, and am at a loss for thought provoking essay topic. Any ideas for a question that would be difficult, yet rewarding?
What is the correct way of reading Ovid's Metamorphoses? Should I consult secondary sources whilst reading?
Fucking yaoi fangirls ruining my classics.
>Beautiful Natalia Gocharov is trying to settle off her family's debt by presenting herself into high society as a young potential bride. She meets a man with bronze skin at her high society debut and he strikes a strong impression on her. Though she is being drawn to him by his passion, Natalia's mother would never allow Natalia to marry socioeconomically lower than their family is now. Will Natalia continue pushing this bronze-skinned suitor away? Or does something much more complicated await?
MFW reading Infinite Jest
What does /lit/ think about this book?
I was considering reading it because everyone has only good things to say about it, but judging by the title it sounds like a book that teaches you how to be manipulative, insincere and fake for business-type persons who want to network, make connections, and get more power. It was also released in the 30s and I don't wanna learn to address to girls with madame.
Best sites for buying books?
I have a friend who raves about how much she loves this book and how it's one of her favorites. I've been reading it for about 5 minutes and I already hate it. I looked online, and apparently most people think it sucks as well. Is it even worth finishing it?
Is Scylla and Charybdis the episode where Joyce lets you know you got meme'd? I mean it starts out as a legitimate discussion of literature and degenerates into puns on Shakespeare's plays and lines. And also
It's like he knew people where going to be discussing it in an intellectual way and wanted to make it as frivolous as possible.
Who is the greater author?
they're simply inferior. They will never write as well as a man, so it's a pointless discussion. They're both worthless relative to an average male writer, face it.
take the redpill
If anyone is interested in critiquing, I can post the full chapter elsewhere... In the meantime, here are the first couple paragraphs:
It was late October and I was back in the mailroom. After an impulsive sabbatical that found me driving around our musty backyard of a nation in my dad’s oil-burning Datsun–which I’d stolen–looking for somewhere else to be, I was back sorting mail in the basement of Oklahoma City Community College. Before I’d left mid-shift and without notice, I’d been there every single work day for six straight years. Not once in those six years was I given a raise and not once was I given a promotion; crude estimations, though not uncalled for.
When I first took the job to which I’d so unceremoniously returned, it was as part of a work-study program through the college, with the only reason I was doing the "study" part in the first place being that I was working on “pre-reqs.” For what I was fleshing out the pre-requirements, I had no idea, but it sounded good and, more importantly, didn’t really matter because nobody pressed the question once I dropped that mind-blowing achievement bomb on them. I think most people understand–or should, anyway–that taking “pre-reqs” at a community college is an unspoken admission that one is just farting around until one drops out or something better comes along, which it never does, or something worse comes along, which it often does. Taking classes at OCCC was just allowing me to buy time to fade away, to acclimate to the reality that I wasn’t going to be the next voice of a generation once someone of note happened upon the revolutionary ideas I had–namely that everything sucks–or some raw, unpolished talent I had of which even I was unaware... What talent I was waiting for them to discover is anyone's guess. No, taking classes at OCCC was a cooling down period, a time to slowly whittle away the dreams that I kept to myself, a time of moving the expectations a little lower and a little further down the road. Taking classes was the time to shake off the audacity of youth in a comfortable environment where you still get positive affirmation for your shitty, quasi-literate work.
Has this actually helped anyone with critical thinking or is it a load of hooey? what's your take on it /lit/
Why would anyone read this?
You don't need a cutsie pop non-fic book about critical thinking. Looks like it's geared toward tweens, to be honest. (Pic related is one of the pages, if you didn't already waste your money on buying this crap.)
You can learn critical thinking skills, but this book is pandering and stupid.