Something I've been wondering: are there any genuinely good writers whose careers and reputations were ultimately destroyed by their atrocious actions? For instance, a brilliant or innovative writer who was later revealed to be, say, a serial killer. Please refrain from memeing me/derailing the thread, I'm actually genuinely interested. Pic unrelated
I recall a university refusing to teach Aristotle or Schopenhauer because of their views on women.
I know people who refuse to read or watch Zizeks social or religious commentaries because of his economic views.
And a good few dislike your pic unrelated and his mentor because they were diddlers and homos.
Separate the idea from the man. An idea is just that, an idea. If somebody has good ideas amidst bad ideas, saying those good ideas are good is no crime on our part.
I've recently joined the navy and was curious about any good books about the sea and sailors and stuff like that. Anything along the lines of Moby Dick, 20000 Leagues, Old Man and the Sea, stuff like that. So long as it isn't some how to book then I'm sure it'll be /lit/
Hey guys, was just wondering where I can get started on reading actual info on molecules and interactions etc? I'd like to learn all about how the chemical symbols are created as well as how different effects to them can create something completely new.
I'm into research chemicals alot if that helps any. anything to just nudge me in the right direction of understanding more than just drugs
Haha, start with a college general chemistry book and then read an organic chem book, make sure to do the associated labs to understand the material fully. After that you'll want to find a biochem textbook and probably some intro neuroscience and psychology (as a natural science, not social science) textbooks. If you work diligently, you should be done in about two years.
Thanks for the legit reply. I'm a college student and was just trying to figure out what general sections I should actually be looking into. I've done quite a few years of psychology hence the title, but wanted to get more into chemistry since I have access to all the textbooks etc... Thanks :)
por el cuanto meme yo cai?
What books will restore my faith in humanity?
Which is better, /lit/?
You can only keep one. You must choose.
How can I reconcile Marxism, or any form of systematic government really, while still adhering to the detachment from earthly things admonished by Chomei's "An Account of My Hut"?
"The flow of the river is ceaseless and its water is never the same. The bubbles that float in the pools, now vanishing, now forming, are not of long duration: so in the world are man and his dwellings."
What is a good surname for a young American girl named Sylvia, the titular character of my story?
I am trying to get into reading once again (I only read one or two books per year) and a friend recommended me these books since I like fantasy stuff.
I was reading some reviews and many of them say that the books from this author are extremely complex and you need to focus on many small details on each one of them.
Should I consider something less complex before reading these books (I was thinking in reading the Dune series)?
>the books from this author are extremely complex and you need to focus on many small details on each one of them
it's not exactly true, they are neither very complex nor you need to hunt for details or allusions, but they have quite a lot of musings through the text and if you don't enjoy reading those you would better read jack vance
who else unironically /literarygenius/ here? I feel bad for all you plebs trying to be something you're not.
Can any of describe to me why the experience reading books is superior to watching porn?
I would like to believe this but all my action suggests I don't
What is some good literature about pirates?
Hello /lit/ this is my first short story. Please tell me what you think. Be rough I need to improve.
I remember an old fisherman who lived in Gloucester Massachusetts when I was a young boy. This man had long retired from commercial fishing days, but nearly every day he would drag his wooden row boat from his home to the shore. He would set out in this dingy, with chipped painted and corroded hardware, for the rocks covered with seaweed that hid sunken just around a large outcropping of rocks at the end of the beach.
Once he was far enough...
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What are lit's favorite pulp fiction stories and why?
funnily how male readers were supposed to identify with this muscular guy but nowadays some of them would identify with the girl and others with the jaguar (supposedly a girl jaguar too)
Did anyone here read this? What was your opinion? I've only just started catching up to the award-winners (Tartt, Catton, James, Doerr) and the premise sounds intriguing. Hell, if it's at least entertaining I'm sure the length is a virtue.