This board is growing useless.
Wondering if I am correct in thinking that Stephen King's older material is better than newer creations.
Also significantly underrated by university lecturers...
>working on races
>can't stop seeing similarities to other races
>mfw no unique snowflake races no matter how hard I try
How do I get out of this trap?
Why is every response to existential crises a call to pile on shitloads of spooks? You know religion is used to take advantage of people, right? You know lit affects religious inclinations in order to portray a veneer of "patricianhood" based on "respect" for "culture" (i.e. pseudo intellectual masturbation), right?
You know that philosophy (ignoring mathematics or science) cannot lead to non trivial conclusions, right? You know that literature is pushed as "an insight in to the human condition" (or anything more pretentious than...
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how many le epic troll threads are made every minute?
its like a constant conveyor belt of /b/ tier shit all the time
What would you say is the best literary version of the Faust legend?
it's a horrible comparison desu. i think i've probably read more faust retellings than anyone else on this board (though im missing a major one in the recognitions) and i think it's pretty futile to compare them like this. the reason the legend is so popular is that it is simultaneously subject and universal, and can be tailored to many highly particular circumstances and narratives while remaining enlightening. as such it's really a very apples to oranges comparison to rank them.
it's goethe fampai
Thoughts about Popular Penguins?
i hardly ever touch penguin unless it's the only publication or not much information exists on other publications.
Oxford is superior, so is loeb for latin, nyrb for "obscure", everymans library is good for collections which might be hard to find elsewhere, they group up lots of authors short stories, and they look good too.
modern day reading is a tool to help the ugly a priori suicidal people
shitposting=accepting your fate
reading=fueling subhumanity and furthering your delusion that you are doing something worthwhile
everyone is laughing at you behind your back when you mention that you read books "for fun"
Hey /lit/ I don't go here often but I just read Fahrenheit 451 and it fucking blew my mind, I just love how it deconstructed the psychology of conformity and group think. Does anyone know any similar novels about the dangers of conformity and how social conforms can harm?
What's the best edition of World as Will available on Amazon? Is it necessary to read both editions?
So it's all just Lacanian symbolism?
I think I remember hearing that David Lynch is into psychoanalysis and that probably comes up a lot in his films, but I don't know any specifics. Btw, does anyone know what Mulholland Drive was about?
>Btw, does anyone know what Mulholland Drive was about?
A failed actresses descent into insanity. (She's probably really a crack whore though. You can do that and still be insane, how odd.)
What does /lit/ think of the Otherland series?
How do I get started with this man?
Is Chomsky worth reading? Why, or why not?
absolutely not, he's an intellectual of the blandest order, and is only designed to distract from reality with terms obsequious to the most sneering globalists. don't bother reading any of his claptrap. at the worst, his concepts have already been absorbed by you if you have any social awareness.
What's the most blatant example of classism in the study of Western Literature and why is it the Shakespeare Authorship Debate?
the most blatant example of classism in the study of Western Literature is leftist authors complaining about the successful
Should religion exist?
Most religious texts have violent aspects and are widely misinterpreted e.g. Westboro' Baptist Church, ISIS, Wirathu.
Is religion outdated?
Also general religious text thread.