Where do you get your steaming hot cups of ideology?
AYYYYYYY /lit/, should I buy this book?
What's the best chapter?
My suggestion: Chapter 30: The Pipe
Just half a page, yet is so full of imagery and philosophy that nothing else competes. It is so concise and dense in its development of Ahab.
Anybody got good recs for soviet history?
Pic related was very enjoyable. I have heard criticisms of "pop history" but peer review seems to treat it well.
Also, Gulag Archipelago.
Stephen Kotkin "Stalin: Paradoxes of Power
Simon S. Montefiore "Court of the Red Tsar"
S.S. Montefiore "Young Stalin
The Kotkin is my favorite biography of Stalin, so thorough.
Historically-informed (infused?) fiction:
As the other anon mentioned, "Gulag Archipelago" (which i have not read) or indeed any other book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the ones i have read and can recommend are:
"Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch"
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Hey guys I want to get into existentialist works. With who should I start with? Kierkegaard? Sartre? Heidegger Or? Im lost! Thanks!
Which books will help me improve my grammar?
You post the title of a hypothetical novel and others guess the plot.
Cheaper than Whores
Why are people around me so upset about the fact that people don't read much anymore?
I dont get it, why do they care about other people's life?
Is it just about reminding people that you read while most people don't? Do they feel special and unique?
Honestly, I wouldn't even care if I was the last man on earth reading books.
Readers imagine a world where they sit in a garden at an iron table in the springtime with friends talking philosophically about the books they read.
Just bought Joyce's Dubliners, The Potrait of Artist As Young Man and Ulysses from Everyman's Library. Did I fuck it up? What an I in for /lit/?
>So this is how liberty dies–with thunderous applause.
Let me get this straight... within the last 24 hours an AI that communicated with thousands of people on twitter learnt to be racist and was then lobotomised in to being an SJW by its creators...
and you're telling me I need to read books by dead Victorians or sheltered Liberal Arts College graduates in order to be an intellectual?
Why do you deny the existence of modern life?
I only just now learned that he has passed. Did it go unnoticed, or do I live in a hole?
Is lolita actually worth reading or is it just a meme
movies about ppl who read?
Listen Up Philip is great
was inspired by philip roth novels and it's about an asshole young author who gets published and then doesn't really know what to do with himself
minor character loosely based on dfw and lots of dope cover designs. give it a go
>normally read 3-4 books simultaneously
>at the moment all of those books happen to be re-reads