Where should I start with Noam Chomsky's books on language?
If you are American or Jewish, there is literally no excuse for not reading Philip Roth.
Opinions on Slaughterhouse 5? I read it not too long ago and I absolutely loved it. What do you all think?
Daily reminder that books are subjective and we can all be friends. Just because someone reads Dairy of a Wimpy does not mean they are any less of a reader than someone who reads John Green or Harry Potter :)
First /his/, now this...is /lit/ done for?
Is "I bet they teach that because it's a nice solid rule for kids just learning English. Otherwise you'd be putting asterisks after every lesson." two complete sentences? If not, how would you write it?
Do you have any recommended books that are anti-materialist / anti-scientific rationalist WITHOUT the simply being a big sales pitch for the use of psychedelic substances?
The Reign of Quantity and the Sign of the TImes
We all know that Ulysses has been very influential.
But what novels influenced Ulysses? Did it have any precursors?
>But what novels influenced Ulysses?
If you're strictly interested in the *novelists* that influenced Joyce, then they include the following:
I thought this guy was a meme but his philosophy is superb.
Stirner, if I understand correctly, takes Hegel's critique of science and applies it specifically to the concept of "human nature." He concludes that all "exogenous fixed points" by which we justify moral law are either not exogenous or they are not fixed. Stirner calls these "fixed ideas" and "spooks" throughout the book. He was basically the first to isolate and extract a critique of ideology out of Hegel's massive system.
Have I grokked meme man yet?
"The apparition receded, (...)"; what did he mean by that?
His hair was a hallucination the whole time.
What is up with Hemingway's prose in For Whom The Bell Tolls?
Like, what's up with all the archaisms? It's a pain to read through, it sounds so broken and fragmented.
first hemingway work too
What the fuck did I just read?
What's /lit/'s opinion on film novelizations?
I'm reading pic related and enjoying it so far.
>be a child
>the first spiderman movie of the tobymaguirespidermantriology comes out
>get the novel version from barnes n noble
>didn't realize it was just a novelization of the movie
>see the movie
>it was way better than the book
I havent seen this book since I was 10 and bought it at a yard sale. I read it till it fell apart. The sequels lead into the darkhorse comic series
That said, movie novelizations are below Forgotten Realms fantasy and momcore for /lit/ rep
hey /lit, I hope you can help me
Im searching for books that contain storys about dominant (or older) men that are seducing women. Best case szenario is with sexual content but its not so important
For example, when I played the last of us, I wished nothing more than the two getting it on. This is such a perfect scenario: the young girl that has no choice but to stay with him to survive.
I just finished starwars darth bane and it was much like this, darth bane as the seducing villain and his younger dependent female student. But of course there was never something...
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Using music, pictures or videos, how would you imagine what anxiety feels like?
I'm writing an English paper for my online class and I want to give the reader a disturbing visual of what anxiety feels like.
>a disturbing visual
ISHYGDDT holy shit are you in middle school? There are a ton of superior things that you could fill your word count with. I bet your teacher told you to write in second person too.
This isn't being included for the word count. I'm gonna submit the essay separately, and include the visuals in a separate folder. Our textbooks even says we can do that. The books says
>"If you are submitting the assignment electronically (which i am) consider added music or videos that can be associated with the event"
Are there any books that talk about the capacity of 'abstraction'? I'm not quite sure what I'm even looking for, abstraction seems to be the single most critical ability that separates us from the animal kingdom. I guess I'm looking for some kind of metaphysical(?) system that explains abstraction, so I can ponder on it. I just know abstraction is a crucial human ability, but I want some deeper understanding of it as an action and its consequence on us as beings, or people in a civilization.