I think I'm not well all days go by and I constantly think of my own death and the death of others. I want to inflict death and watch it look at me every second. When I was born it was death who stood by me my true friend your enemy.
I find that some of the fundamental truths of our universe (Death among others) holds little or no intrinsic value to our simultaneously utilitarian and hedonistic lives
so stop being a weirdie
So I started my journey into literature with this one and I finished it yesterday. It was a really great read. I'm wondering if my next one should be something like a McCarthy or if I should go with a behemoth like The Count of Monte Cristo or Crime and Punishment? Thoughts /lit/?
How can I become a better person through literature?
Specifically books that aren't pop psychology bullshit.
>being a better person
well spooked, my property.
This man died recently. I enjoyed his books. Can we have a thread about his work?
Have you read any of his novels?
What's your favorite?
My favorite is The Lords of Discipline. I really like the way he writes.
What is the literary equivalent of pic related?
What does lit think of this book?
Who here has sat through reading it? Is it worth it?
It's an interesting book. I'm chewing my way through it now. The pacing is glacial and there are some missteps with the narrative that make it hard to soldier on in places, but as a big fat piece of comfortable ambience it's a really good time. 'Literary merit' is a vague term, but despite what /lit/ says (and the fact that Ryu Murakami is still better) Haruki Murakami is a legit writer. I think part of why 1Q84 gets so much flak is because every other novel by the author features a lot of similar elements. That just means that he can (mostly) handle them expertly by now. Give it a try. Even if you don't like it you'll have learned something about your own tastes, so it'll have been worth it.
>“Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems drank too hard; for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.” ~The Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1661.
So what do ya think? did they kill him?
>So what do ya think? did they kill him?
I dont know, but this saturday there is a show going to air that might be offering some nice info:
I find this book very compelling. What do you think, lit?
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Is there another site like this but somewhat serious?
for every molecular drop of seriousness, 99% of the 1% valuable content evaporates
would you rather have 1% valuable content + memes, or an endless reddit universe of
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ENJOY THE HUMAN RACE
What philosophical believes do most sciencekins follow?
Logical positivism seems to be outdated in their community is there something that replaced it?
naive scientism is pretty widespread among the fedora tippers, but actual scientists are somewhat more likely to have a more nuanced understanding of philosophy of science, but there's lots of variation
My friend's dad just died. What are some books I can recommend him that deal with the loss of a father, of loss in general?
If my dad had just died and some jabroni gave me a book, i would punch them in the mouth. Seriously, how the fuck do you expect this to play out? the only thing you'll be doing is making him feel bad for not liking your 'gift' and making yourself look like a retard in the process.
Give me it, I need titles. I beg you.
Did anybody read this?
Explain your attraction to women after reading this
Women function in society by generating frustration in men. That's it. I don't think that surprises anyone.
As a bisexual who's had a taste of dating with both genders and has gotten to get a feel for what a shitty deal straight men get, her argument is ..... well, fucking duh
(Also guys just try cock. I promise that you're more bisexual than you think you are and trust me you'll have sooooooo much more fun. You'll even have better relationships with women once you no longer actually need them for sex.)
Should I study English in my third world country for its relative easiness or psychology because I'm more interested in it?
Everyone is "interested" in psychology (and most pf psychologists are women anyway afaik), and english is most popular language in world, everyone knows it fluently. I am not in position of giving advice in field of choosing uni tho
I already have an alright decent command of English. I'd be studying for a bechalor in English from what my country calls the faculty of literaries, which is the only way I can translate the word.
How is psychology is a lie? Isn't it simply the study of human mentality and thought?
What would you suggest and why?