I'm looking for a book like this song
Is anyone else really fucking bored by books? I only read so that people don't think that I'm a pleb, though I don't have any social life whatsoever outside of 4chan.
I'm bored by the process of reading but I love the exploration of stories and ideas and the playing with language. I'm STEM by trade and I've never been a very good reader but I do love it, reading Moby Dick has been a highlight of my adult life.
Honestly, reading is kind of a chore for me sometimes, I don't think that's bad. I exclusively read philosophical texts though. I enjoy the content, but you can't expect every second to be entertaining, but when you reach a particular pretty passage or something that makes it all click for you, it's all worth it.
I suck at Hegel. What does he mean when he refers to negativity?
Honestly dude, every time I try to read anything in philosophy and ask any question about it I get told I need to read three other philosophers before I can read whichever one I'm interested in. Like, at some point I feel like I just have to choose someone.
>He doesn't own a copy of Infinite Jest.
china mieville's arms are huge
How do I into contemporary poetry?
I love everything from Shakespeare up to Yeats, but once I get into the 20th century, things get iffy for me. Are there some critical works that explains the transition from traditional forms to the experimental, free verse, weirdness?
If anyone can explain the ethos of modern poetry, I'd be interested.
All modernism really did for poetry is allow more variety in form, and most modern poets have works that you can appreciate even if you don't like the more unusual and esoteric stuff. E.g. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Eliot, or The Idea of Order at Key West by Stevens. If you want critical explications, there are plenty: just search for some on Google or Amazon. They'll probably help you appreciate some of it.
Be honest, who here watches the show?
I'll recommend you something better: Dekalog.
Watch it then tell me GoT is good TV.
What are some good non-fiction books?
Pic maybe related, I never read it.
>Is e=mc2 a sexed equation?...Perhaps it is. Let us make the hypothesis that it is insofar as it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us. What seems to me to indicate the possible sexed nature of the equation is not directly its uses by nuclear weapons, rather it is having privileged what goes the fastest...
Is this the kind of thing people in Gender Studies department study? What's the essential reading to help me understand things like this?
Yeah, he's a gold mine for them. A whole bunch of shit about how he hates god and life and wishes he'd never been born and moans about being a coward.
To say that is pretty reductive of his philosophy but I prefer reading him as comic.
This book sucked
How do I look cool reading on a Kindle?
Enchiridion, chapter 32
>And then when any advice shall have been given, remember whom you have taken as advisers, and whom you will have neglected, if you do not obey them.
What did he mean by this?
Does depression effect anyone's reading progress like it does to mine?
Yes. When it is catatonic level bad I'll get no more than 10 pages a day done. That is it.
who /tao/ here?
i'm almost done with his novels. are his poetry and short story collections 'worth it?'
What are the best essays or philosophical writings on atheism? Search engines aren't coming up with anything great, guess atheism isn't as popular as I thought it was.