the CIA is at fault for both shitty modern art and bland MFA writing. Thanks lads
I know this might be a simple question that doesn't deserve a thread but I really don't know where else to go /lit/
where can I download books?
like a reliable website? Only thing i find are shady websites that don't give me any good results.
Also i understand is wrong but I'm a college student with no money for an honest buy.
I've been looking for a Cat's Cradle but i can't find anything.
Any anon can help me out?
how can i make my muse fall in love with me?
What does /lit/ think of Hawthorne?
I'm reading House of the Seven Gables currently. Beautiful prose, penetrating insight into human interiority, profound statement on place and history.
But Nate, my nigga, your leads are absconding and you give me 16 pages of 'and he was like, dead in his chair and sheeit'.
Well Phil, he's great and all, but had the great misfortune of being born at the same time as Walt and Melville.
Pity it took us till Pynchon to give the Pilgrims the recognition they deserve...
I will agree that Melville is the superior author - perhaps superior to any other author in the English language - but I cannot pretend to understand the alleged appeal of Walt Whitman. He strikes me as rather a talentless little paedophile.
i'm 22 and have no college degree or credits. i also have no idea what i want to do with my life. what's the best option for me besides offing myself?
>i'm 22 and have no college degree or credits. i also have no idea what i want to do with my life. what's the best option for me besides offing myself?
Welcome to 4chan, where 80% of everyone who browses this board is in the same predicament as you.
Don't off yourself, stop jerking off, stop listening to faggot /mu/ shit. Stop taking life too seriously.
i quit jerking off and drinking. have been lifting three times a week and meditate every morning. feel like i'm getting my shit together i just don't know where to go from here.
What preliminary literature, ideas, and concepts should I be familiar with before undertaking Capitalism and Schizophrenia?
Do you mean secondary literature or the concepts DG drew on?
If the former, there lots of stuff out there. Manuel Delanda is a good one; he writes very clearly and thoroughly explains and uses particular ideas from DG to discuss different shit. If the latter: Marx and Freud are the two major reference points.
I meant more the concepts they drew on, but I do appreciate secondary literature as well. In the case of DeLanda or any other secondary literature, would you recommend reading it before or after C&S?
Has anyone read this? Worth $10? I read the interview about the hippie girl and the serial killer, and thought it was great.
so why haven't you read this yet?
Who is the greatest female character in literature
Hey guys. So I've been reading Trainspoting recently and I have some questions.
-what would you call the style of writing and why is it that Welsh is able to get away with it? I am not talking about the Scottish dialect, what I am wondering about is Welsh's lack of quotation marks and switching back and forth from rents voice to anothe charecter talking in the same paragraph. There are times when it can actually be difficult and confusing when multiple characters are speaking. Even if it is because it is from Rent's perspective it is still jumbled and often...
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It's Friday. Post what you're reading for fun you damn masochistic academicians.
Going to learn all of philosophy.
I want something concrete. Go on. Tell me.
Did I fuck up? I don't want to undertake this translation if it's a waste of time. I read that Johnston sticks to the prose and Nabokov tries to maintain accuracy? Should I just buy the Johnston translation?
I read the Walter Arndt version and I liked it a lot. Obviously it's different from the original because it's near impossible to faithfully translate Russain poetry to English, but he keeps the Onegin Stanza so he had to take some liberties.
Nabokov hated Arndts version and wrote his own version which translated the poem literally but entirely ignored any poetic effects of the original. I have yet to read Nabokov's version so I can't compare the two, but I enjoyed Walter Arndt's translation.
Anyone on /lit/ read Education & The Significance of Life?
Thoughts on Krishnamurti in general are welcome.
Huh, about time I see a Krishnamurti here. His stuff seems to pop up in used bookstores and displayed like he's someone important (I say that without bias. I haven't read him.) Then a not-so literary friend of mine was trying to get me to read him. I watched a youutbe lecture of his. But it just seemed like he was sampling from Hegel and standard Eastern mindfulness, transcendental-y stuff. He also lacked a certain rigor, that can't let me to call him a philosopher, proper.
Maybe I'll give...
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Anyone have any recommendations for good podcasts about writing/storytelling?
Pic unrelated. I think.
There are no good podcasts.
If you go searching for story-telling podcasts all you're going to get is bearded nu-males going
"that.. makes me think"
to each other.
Did you know that there are grey areas in hot button moral issues?
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