Any love for the Hyperion series?
Potentially. Been eying to buy this series the next time I go on my book purchases. My backlog has about 5 books in it so I won't need to buy anymore in a couple months. Have you read all the books OP? What do you feel it's more like in the genre fiction department?
Where do I start with the romans?
Let's be honest, literature is barely actually getting discussed on here.
it's all about
muh taste > your taste
So do you know any good forums where you can actually discuss literature?
What of the Greeks should I read after the Illiad and the Odyssey? I'm thinking of saving the Aeneid for later, or should I just count it in with the Greeks?
how the fuck do you deal living in a world that's so stupid, religious, morally arbitrary, destructive, and egotistical? It's fucking unbearable.
Has a book ever given you a sense of purpose and direction which didn't fade after 15 minutes?
Was Shakespeare autistic?
I will reveal it at the fifteenth post.
Anybody read anything by this author? My sister knew her back in college and said her writing was shit (i'm guessing that is based off of her fan fiction or something).
I'm pretty sure it's generic (albeit praised by the NY Times and USA Today, apparently) YA fiction. Curious if /lit/ has read any of it, though.
looks like something dear to heart. probably nothing special, but it was probably special to her and that's all that matters. good for her.
i will not take part in your hate bashing op
get a life
Which philosophy book or author do you feel has been the most mind expanding to you?
What do people think about self-publishing a novella as an E-book? I will soon have finished my 17,000-21,000 odd novella and am under the impression that publishers are not interested in novellas unless you're already published / have readers. Is self-publishing an E-book the way to go? Anyone got any tips?
I'm looking for a book that faces the philosophical challenges of life, and digs deeper into them than I could hope with my mere intellectual ability. I want a book that faces the complete pointlessness of life, the mystery and search for knowledge, the disappointment of accepting what we don't know, the struggle to overcome the meaninglessness and pointlessness of existence. Do all great thinkers decide that they want to kill themselves because they realize that life isn't worth living? I want a book that tackles these questions.
Fiction or non-fiction? Try reading "Break-Out from the Crystal Palace: The Anarcho-Psychological Critique; Stirner, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky" (its on library genesis) for a meta overview of the problem.
For this you will need to learn German
I want to get into Byron, but I have no idea what to start with- help?
Also, is there any preliminary reading for Byron? Or can I just leap right in?
You have been reading Byron. You have been marking the
passages that seem to approve of your own character. I find
marks against all those sentences which seem to express a
sardonic yet passionate nature; a moth-like impetuosity dashing
itself against hard glass. You thought, as you drew your pencil
there, “I too throw off my cloak like that. I too snap my
fingers in the face of destiny.” Yet Byron never made tea as
you do, who fill the pot so that when you put the lid on the
tea spills over. There is a brown pool on the table – it is
running among your books and papers. Now you mop it up,
clumsily, with your pocket-handkerchief. You then stuff your
handkerchief back into your pocket – that is not Byron; that is
you; that is so essentially you that if I think of you in twenty
years’ time, when we are both famous, gouty and intolerable, it
will be by that scene; and if you are dead, I shall weep. Once
you were Tolstoy’s young man; now you are Byron’s young
man; perhaps you will be Meredith’s young man; then you will
visit Paris in the Easter vacation and come back wearing a
black tie some detestable Frenchman whom nobody has ever
heard of. Then I shall drop you.
>hahah, anon you're so funny. Have you ever thought about writing a book?
i have written several, all to be released from a temperature controlled chest 3 days after my heart stops beating in a location indicated on a note in my bank safebox at the TD bank at Fenwood Heights.