Who is the greatest thinker of the 21th century?
Anyone read any Twain aside from Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer? Ive heard someone compare him to Gogol and I'm intrigued. Can anyone recommend a good starting point?
I suggest you start with A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
Prince and the Pauper is a timeless classic cant skip that one
His short stories are good too, read whichever theyre all decent to good
You don't need to read the Greeks to understand Nietzsche or Stirner, which are the only philosophers you need.
“I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous — a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.”
This is some fancy shit. Some of the best writers in the English language were using them. Anybody here writing that magnum opus with one, /lit/?
let's do this /lit/
So, /lit/ how many pages do you read while taking a shit?
Do you have a book or two at reach when hitting the crapper?
I'm another man, made of real flesh and blood, typing this to you right now. I'm just as real as you. We could just as easily be sitting in the same room together. I'm a real person, not an abstract, anonymous post. Now imagine shit coming out of my ass.
Are we still doing Infinite Summer?
Let's play a game. Bookmarks. We decide, either based on the book, or the author of the book, what the most appropriate item would be to use as a bookmark, or an ironic item to use as a bookmark. You get the idea.
tldr: funny/appropriate bookmarks
What are some good books that bring me back to reality?
I have become so lost in postmodern absurdism and memes that my perspective on reality is total chaos and everything feels like a pointless purgatorial dream that ends when we die. I keep on having weird dreams and I am always tired and wanting to go back to sleep and dream again. The universe is too deep and cold.
Man i have no fucking idea how to feel about this guy. I've read some Rothbard so I've seen some serious shit but idk where to place this guy, is he the absolute craziest Libertarian or is he the most sane Libertarian?
lol pretty much this.
His Democracy: The God That Failed is how you separate the principled libertarians from the posers.
If he sounds crazy, it's because society is.
Tangent: he called Keynes a faggot.
If you want to dip your toes, here's Hoppe writing how the theses of Marxism about class are basically correct, but then he gives it a Mises-Rothbard analysis.
>a homosexual degenerate comes into my office and tries to justify his right to express his sexual identity without fear on the basis of his individual liberties
>gently remind him that non-kin based lifestyles are fundamentally incompatible with a private property based libertarian society and such individuals must either be forcibly removed from such a society or become property within it
>turn him into my means of production
boooooooo I am the ghost of David foster wallaces past from the future
>yfw the K in his name stands for Killer
>yfw you realise Kafka was hinting that Josef was actually guilty all along and that he's an unreliable narrator
>yfw you realise he killed Fraulein Burstner and he saw her before he died as a sign of his guilt
>yfw you realise the obsession with women and sex throughout the book were signs of his psychosis and his supposed success with them was a delusion
If David Foster Wallace couldn't not kill himself, what chance do any of us have?
Why are non-literary people happier than literary people?
Why does there seem to be an inverse relationship between how happy you are and how many books you read?
27 years (thought I guess you might aruge only 9 or 10 of those years were of concious effort) of attempting to associate myself with literary people and dissociate myself from non-literary people.
In that time, I've noticed the inverse relationship.