Writers of /lit/, who are your influences? Everything you read influences your writing to some extent, but who are the big ones?
Does your mum like your writing?
What does /lit/ think of Wordsworth editions of classic novels? I know the paper isn't great and the covers are usually pretty poor (pic related) but I don't think they're beatable for the price, and maybe to just try and older or more difficult novel before committing and buying a nice edition that will last longer
maybe the owner has a fetish of doing this.
just imagine all of the employees editing images as their boss just keeps muttering behind them "yes, yes, now crop that face and make it look mildly bad, but make it look like you guys are trying; hmm yes, yess, now insert some monks behind him"
I just finished reading this, and while it was fairly enjoyable itself, it mostly has just given me a craving to read more about what it discusses, the Confucian, the Taoist, and the Zen Buddhist. What is some essential reading for these subjects? I've already ordered Tao Te Ching, but I can't seem to find anything quite as championed as that for Zen Buddhist literature.
Which Books by Kant do i have to read until im allowed to read/able to understand "The World as Will and Representation" (as you englishfags apparently call it)?
Would "Critique of Pure Reason" be enough or what? Please bear in mind that i know absolutely nothing about Philosophy.
Anything else i should read beforehand?
You could get away with some Plato & a gloss on Kant. Though strictly speaking, a familiarity with both is required.
However, as anon suggests above, his philosophic system is largely of scholarly / historical interest at this point. You're better off just reading the later essays and aphorisms, which don't require background reading. The commonly available abridged editions will be fine.
Thank you, but im going to read "The World as Will and Representation" anyway. What works exactly by Plato and Kant do you recommend to get a reasonable grasp on their respective views?
>Preface to Second Edition
Is there a literary equivalent to Sicario? It's a tense thriller about law enforcement bending/breaking the rules to combat drug cartels. It's also pretty brutal and unforgiving. Not a feel good movie.
Got anything like that for me to read?
Rec me some more military strategy, /lit/. I read a great book about Scipio Africanus and a book by Patton about his campaigns that were pretty good and would definitely recommend. I read that stupid black hearts book and would definitely recommend against.
greg seems like he likes foucault's pendulum
Is that pic supposed to represent schizophrenia?
Are there any other practical philosophies in the modern age?
tao, buddhism to an extent
but zizek is right about it, tfw
is Pound /lit/s favorite poet?
i see him praised a lot here, far more than any other poet.
How does /lit/ feel about web series/serials? What are your favourites?
I'm considering starting one this summer. and I'd like to know what advice you have for me.
It was infantile to say the least, but I still really enjoyed it for a reason I can't quite explain.
I like the web novel/light novel/anime ecosystem in Japan. It produces a far, far higher Sturgeon quotient but it gets a lot of people writing that otherwise wouldn't have and they get into themes that our high barrier-to-entry publishing system doesn't.
I don't actually read web serials because bad editing makes my eyes bleed, but I appreciate that it happens.
No they don't. At least not for the most part. 99% of web/light """""novels""""" are just generic high school waifushit or fantasy. The western equivalent of that is the kindle store and it's basically just as bad.
>99% of web/light """""novels""""" are just generic high school waifushit or fantasy.
That was exactly what I meant by a higher Sturgeon quotient. And there is some really generic crap that makes it big. On the other hand, you get this real examination of things that are important to the common man - things like video games and how we'd do if we were trapped inside one. Japan has a trapped-in-an-MMO genre, with the majority of works...
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Did Nietzsche really copy the big forehead german guy?
What are some good novels about partying?
So, when is your discourse on memes being published?
Mine's coming out this year.