How do I quit video games to read more? It is a colossal waste of time, and after Dark Souls 3, I plan on reading. Any advice for a pleb like me?
Fight about Nietzsche, /lit/.
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God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
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I'm currently reading White Noise, which I love so far. What do you guys think is his best work, and which of his works should I read next?
Underworld is a freakin' masterpiece so long as you love his style. Anything from early on except for Ratner's Star is great. Most of the recent stuff is average, except for Point Omega. That is great.
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players”
- William Shakespeare
For Goffman, there is no true self (no face behind the masks we wear). We are all actors on a Shakespearean stage, putting on select farces dependent upon the setting and people with whom we are with in order to find a social sense of acceptance.
Thoughts on The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman, /lit/?
I'm jelly, I've been wanting to read more of him. I don't know about the no true self idea, though; in his book on Stigma there's a certain amount of acceptance that there's a real self; even if the kinds of selves he imagines are socially, or wholly, constructed selections, the divisions of kind and consequences of stigma/normalcy are portrayed as real.
i mean self in an objective sense. identity and appearance is pretty subjective stuff. as goffman shows, it tends to vary by setting. for example, you don't act the same way you do in a bar as you would at work.
you're spot on about the whole stigma thing. sitgma and deviant groups are definitely real. even if the self is constructed, the consequences of the existence of the concept of self have immediate impact upon reality, especially that of cultural and social groups.
Does anyone study or work in journalism here?
I'm considering it as a career, but I've not sure about what the industry is like and the types of positions that are available
IGNATIUS DID NOTHING WRONG
/lit/ u are 2patrician4me
>i started reading 3 years ago and i'm already way ahead of 75% of these frauds
>i started reading 3 years ago
>i'm already way ahead of
>3 years ago
Post poems that cheer you up
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I wonder how long
I can be without you
why wasn't /lit/ in writer digest's top 100 websites for writers?
Children's and Teen books. Leave that YA bullshit at the door.
Saw a thread talking about this one earlier this week and remembered how awesome it was. Post your favorite kid's lit books and discuss.
>How to Eat Fried Worms
>Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing
I actually enjoyed the Rook trilogy, really kind of post-apocalyptic feel... Y'know, for a series with no basis in earth whatsoever.
Curse of the Gloamglozer was great, but I had trouble getting through Winter Knights.
Can we discuss this novel? I rarely see it mentioned here, why is that?
I want to write a book about a man who wants to fight the sun, everyone tells him he can't do it, but he does and he wins. How can I go about this?
he puts his hand up to it, blocking it out from his sight. or he walls himself up in a windowless room, where no light shines. have your story center on talks about human subjectivity.
Books that have made a mark on you, also what should I read next
Stories like this one?
Are there any good novels about transexuals/transgenders?