Literature has ruined what could have been a terror-free experience. Because it exists, one can not live outside of anxiety, constantly how one may acquire the correct reading of its contents, which is of infinite length.
Literature has ruined what could have been a terror-free experience. But as it is the majority of people would rather not be alive, precisely because literature exists.
Or am I wrong?
Have you read any of Donald Barthelme's recommendations? I've read about 25, and 16 of those are now among my favorite books.
Hi everyone, i'm new to reading and literature in general. What book do you recommend I read first ? I've read some Shaekespeare, and although I loved it the language was more of an obstacle than anything. I've read some Cormac McCarthy too. I want something not too long, pleasant, with some kind of moral.
Any ideas to help a newb like me ?
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Is it just me, or is this not very well written? The dialogue especially seems really stiff and empty, and with a lot of "he said sadly, he said frustratingly"
I just started it and it's really engrossing, but I'm hoping the writing isn't too distracting as I get deeper into it.
So how come you all don't talk about this masterwork nearly as much as you should?
Can someone produce any actual reasons to become well read in philosophy?
From what I have read so far, from many different schools of thought, it seems that it's just a bottomless pit of speculation and argument.
Is there any real reason to read philosophy, besides trying to seem erudite, and if so what philosophical works would you recommend?
understand the basics that everyone builds upon and it's like a key to unlocking all different kinds of thought
it's also good to understand why you think what you think.
start with the greeks.
yes yes very astute of you, philosophy has no practicable justification. here's a lollipop for your penetrating insight
why does /lit/ struggle with this concept so much? Nobody seems to recognize that all you have to do to determine if something is just a meme or actually good is leave /lit/.
pic related. apparently some people on this board really believe that pynch-o is just a meme
Brightest people you follow and their respective field.
If 4chan can create successful visual novels, why can't it create successful novels?
I got a job writing clickbait articles. Can you give me ideas of shit to write about?
>So it seems life is pretty shit and meaningless. What do you think, Camus?
>DUDE JUST PRETEND LIKE SISYPHUS WAS HAPPY LMAO
>But rolling a rock up a hill continually until you die appears to be a rather undignified and cosmically pointless existence, one in which the cons outweigh the pros and one whose initial conditions we never asked for nor consulted about.
>DUDE JUST PRETEND ANYWAY LMAO
I know what you mean anon. I felt the same way when I read it.
I would really say that Dan was trying to do was get - I did well, but the death penalty, which the whole affair was contrived reality and I passed out.
Sorry for bad English, amYiddish.
Why can't I stop browsing this piece of shit website and read my book?
So Paris and Vienna used to be the places to be for literati.
What cities are there now to go to?
Daaaamn, just got to the 11th chapter of V. Should I read Faust real fast before I start it or will I be fine without it?
Cuz I'm a cuck. Should I read it now?
>inb4 you should read it regardless of V.
I know, and I will. I just want to know if it's necessary or I can keep on with The Pinecone and read it after
post the book(s) you're going through at the moment. doesn't matter if it's /lit/ or not, post it no matter what it is
I'm enjoying it a lot. Although his descriptions might seem prosaic, they are actually ver musical and vivid. The theme of pantheism that springs from the self is beautifully managed too. I'm 256 lines in, but I can see now it's poetic dimensions and achievements.