Is T. Hobbes /lit/ approved?
>Keep a notepad filled with short story ideas
>Have a bunch of ideas floating around for longer stories
Should I even bother writing them? I'm not an English major and I'm scared I'll just get laughed at if someone reads my stuff.
I'm a pretty decent writer though, took AP lit in HS and aced both the writing and literature courses my college makes you take.
Any other wannabes that are afraid to apply themselves?
Using a fake name, of course, which in reality, is part of my hebrew name.
I picked up my 20-somethingson, David,at themetroa few weeks ago. After he got into the car, heput out his hands towards me, and asked:
“Do you likethis color?Kind ofadeep purple. I get a lot of compliments on it.”
YES, DAVID WEARS NAIL POLISH; BRIGHT, GLOSSY, FREQUENTLY CHANGING COLORS, NAIL POLISH. AND IT DOESN’T BOTHER ME. IN FACT,I LIKE THE DEEP PURPLE SHADE.
When David first told us he was gay in his junior year in high school, my husband and I were somewhat surprisedbut when we thought about it, it began to make sense. At first I worriedabout the increased chances that he would develop AIDS and Iwas concerned about problems he would likely face being acceptedas a gay man in the less tolerant world we lived in a decade ago. But the gay part? We had an inkling. O.K., more than an inkling. (and what parent doesn’t?).
As an avid reader and news-watcher, I did havesome knowledge of the evolving gay community.I was aware of the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s, I remember when Barney Frank became the first U.S. congressman to come out as gay in 1987 and when in 1989 a New York Court ruled that it was legally possible for a same-sex couple to constitute a family.
But when our teenage son told us he was gay, my personal knowledgeof what it meant to be a gay man was, unfortunately,tainted by popularmedia stereotypes which told us that most gay men:
* dressed impeccably
* were extremely neat and well organized
* often chose interior design or hair styling as their professions
* had high pitched, effeminate voices
* liked to gossip
* had many women friends
From time to time, in my son’s late teen years, I honestly wondered if maybe he had been mistaken as to his sexual identity. After all, he was incredibly sloppy, his bed room was knee-deep in dirty clothing and he was completely disorganized.Heplanned to major in chemistryand disliked idle chatter.
But the years passed,as he grew into his 20’s,he stayed just as disorganized andmessy, with a fervent dislike for doing laundry–and he remained gay.
He is comfortable with his own identity. And because he is so comfortable, we are too. He has patiently explained that what I first thought I knew about gay men wasall wrong.
And finally the media has caught upa bit. Wehear about gay football players and (sometimes) see gay men whodon’twear stylishclothing.
Unfortunately, it still makes the news when a gay man isthe first in his field or profession.
Earlier this year, when our synagogue, Temple Sinaiin Washington, DC, hired a new rabbi who happenedto be gay, it became a news story in the WashingtonPost.
“RABBI ADAM ROSENWASSER RECENTLY BECAME THE FIRST RABBI HIRED TO FILL A MAJOR PULPIT IN WASHINGTON WHO IS MARRIED TO SOMEONE...
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>he thinks there are logical arguments against suicide
What a shitty ending
G'day /lit/, ausfag law student here.
I'm a big fan of your reading guides and I was wondering if anyone here has studied or read jurisprudence before?
Whats a good starting point if you want to learn more about law, legal philosophy and legal history?
Obviously "lerl start with the Greeks" and then go on to Cicero, but what else?
D'entreves - Natural Law
Hart - Fuller Debate
Hart - The Concept of the Law
Kelsen - A Pure Theory of Law
Oliver Wendell Holmes jr. - The Path of The Law
The Philosophy of Human Rights - Patrick Hayden (a collection of texts on human rights)
Any books on cultural revolution, or maoist books during or after '68 riot?
Literally hundreds. Frank Dikotter's just put out a new one as part of his continuing mission to show how awful the CCP was. The standard work is probably McFarquhar and Somebody I Can't Remember.
400 buck-a-roonies to blow at Barnes and Noble. What do you reckon should I get, /lit/?
In Hesiod's "Theogony", what is it mean by "night is poured in three rows around the neck", referring Tartaros?
Capolavoro della letteraturia italiana, lo avete letto ? che ne pensatE ?
So I downloaded the starter kit to my google drive
Got a copy of Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Read some Plato
Have read Illiad before (well bits and pieces)
And have been listening to a podcast series of pre-Socratic philosophers
But I dunno guys, its all very fascinating but should I really start with the Greeks?
Is it just a meme or will it ultimately serve some sort of purpose?
Can I skip to the enlightenment? I really want to read Kant.
How do you teach yourself to be able to read classics and other difficult books? Is there like a reading list or something where the books progress in difficulty from a typical modern novel to the hardest classics? Would easing into them like that even work out?
Start with short classics with short chapters and a small but decent vocabulary that are enjoyable on a very surface level, like The Stranger, The Immoralist or Of Love and Other Demons. I'll even throw Buk's Post-Office in there, or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Gradually increase the length and difficulty at a pace that doesn't hinder the enjoyment of the book, and continue to choose books that constantly choose books that interest you.
I still kind of do this but at a much more frantic pace. After Moby-Dick, GR, and War and Peace each time I returned...
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How can you tell if your own writing is any good?
Just finished this. What did /lit/ think of this garbage?
>burning Fahrenheit 451
>burning a book about a dystopian world that burns books
Let's tie this up once and for all.
What he gay?
It's possible to have gay aesthetic tastes but not be gay. In fact I think that gay aesthetic tastes are incredibly straight. It takes a man to appreciate another man, women and fags are too distracted by their craving for cock.