I left this free biology report about wolves outside a Los Angeles high school.
What does /lit/ think about east Asian literature?
What does /lit/ think of this man?
I bet you don't like him because you're degenerates.
I love P. Hitchens, he's one of the only people in the British media who is unafraid to speak the truth, he's one of the few truly conservative people in public life. I've got to admit I prefer Douglas Murray and Melanie Philips; I really can't stand Hitchens' stance on foreign policy, he often sounds like a lefty when talking about the matter. Also his opinions are often directed at a sort of irrational hatred at the government whatever they do, even if what they are doing at the time is good.
Book titles that represent your dick
What are some good angry feuds between authors?
More like the demolition and erasing from any rational person's mind of any and all 'contributions' to the world Chomsky has made.
It was not a feud. It was an intellectual devastation and murder by Harris on Chomsky.
Why does lit/ hate Ayn Rand. I enjoyed her work and believe in her philosophy (objectivism)
Well Ayn Rand was an intellectual midget but she's hated not because of that but because she rightly pointed out that the American Left, which is the American government and culture itself practically speaking, are crypto-Communists.
If this is real, read Aristotle and Cicero. They're level 95 Charizards to her starter Charmander.
As a virtue ethicist and author Rand has some merit. As a political philosopher, she's sort of "baby's first".
If they needed spice for FTL travel, how did they reach Arrakis in the first place?
Was this explained in one of the latter books? I only read the first and was not impressed enough to continue, but I'm wondering what the deal with this was
A lot of anons in another thread were interested in reading The Cantos together, so I made this thread to discuss a possible schedule and get more anons in on it. What times work best for people who are interested? What pace should we read at? What are the things we need to do to make this as fun and pleasant as possible? Most importantly, why is Ezra Pound so sexy?
Come. Discuss. Contribute.
As far as I know, other than the physical traits of the book, there really isn't much of a difference between any of the editions, so I'd just get the one in the pic, which is nice, simple, and, as I've learned carrying it around, pretty durable. If you have scrilla, I recommend getting A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound, which explains in great detail the thousands of references in The Cantos that, without it, would be difficult--in some cases, impossible--to get.
Post what you are reading along with a reaction image to it. I'll start.
>War and Peace
What's the BEST book on speed reading?
How to Read a Book
In that it tells you speed reading is for plebs and mainly only useful for inspectional reading or reading lots and lots of easy to read shit fiction.
I'm looking for books on angels
preferably from the Jewish and Christian traditions.
I'm more interested in the mythological significance than the philosophical.
>inb4 The Bible
Thoughts on Mary Shelley?
Like every bitch writer from her century (the nineteenth one) she is kind of chilly and, I don't know, fatheaded. Her and Jane and Emily and Virginia (who was mentally, but not entirely physically, in the 19th century) and the rest, could all pretty much be the same fucking bitch. Because they sound the same to me. Bad.
To elaborate. They're all kind of stuck-up, and have this posh perfumey tone. Even though their actual thoughts are very vulgar and vacuous to be honest. Like they're just teenage girls pretty much. Who see life as some kind of fucked up pretend tea party. With all their dolls and shit. Come to think of it they write exactly like Alice, from Alice in Wonderland, talked. And she was like 12 years old. Go figure.
Reading this atm.
What's /lit/'s opinion on Deleuze and Guattari?
I've read most of their collaborative works: Both vols of Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Kafka: Towards a minor literature and What Is Philosophy?
I'm interested in their lives as well. They seem liked they had a very powerful friendship. Just wondering what /lit/ thinks as I know people who think that all their collaborative works are a crock of shit and that Deleuze was somehow lowering himself to the new style.
Was Mike Tyson /lit/?