What does it mean? That he pees upwards?
What are some good books about someone who struggles with inner emptiness, aimlessness, unfunfilled dreams etc. and who is also a kind and gentle person, rather than another Meursault or Yozo? It doesn't have to have a happy ending.
I've been reading all my life but I think my favorite books were some of my firsts, stories of adventure by Jack London or Jules Verne. 20,000 Leagues was responsible for my love of reading.
Are there more modern books with the same spirit? I read some of Cormac Mccarthy and it was okay but a little bleak, I hope for a little bit of pulpy excitement.
I'll give you a great hint on life: nothing will compare to your memory of your firsts, and if you continue to compare everything to them, your life will suck. Learn to appreciate things for what they are and, sooner or later, you'll realize that what you have now is better than what you had back then.
The closest thing you can get to pulp is going to be genre fiction.
But, if you want adventure, give McCarthy another try, or read Moby-Dick. Hesse and Conrad might also be good options.
Has anyone here read David Duke's My Awakening?
I was already pretty nationalistic before hand, but this really solidified everything for me
>Inb4 back to /pol/
Just about to finish this book. High highs and low lows, but definitely got a lot of out it (Joyce, anyone?)
Anyone here read it twice? Worth it? Continued on to Philosophy of Right? Bailed on the charlatan and graduated to Schopenhauer? General "what next" thread.
It was written and self published via PDF online by some college aged guy who basically wrote it as a treatise on why he killed himself. Went in many directions (I remember it had a chapter on Gaul invaders or something similar), but I remember it was ranked fairly well on goodreads. Most reviews claimed that he was too smart to have killed himself.
Any ideas? Please help.
What did DFW (David Foster Wallace) 'write out' for Franzen around the 11:50 mark?
Me, I think it was the cover for the twentieth anniversary edition of The Infinite Jest
I`m looking for some book or short history about people struggling to find food but I don`t want some post apocalypse shit. Suggestions?
Is learning Latin worth it?
Any of you read The Dying Earth series by Jack Vance? I hear a lot of good things about it. Some people go as far as to say it's one of their favorite books. But I read the opening and it just seems absolutely uninteresting. What's so good about the series? How is it distinguishable from all the pre-new wave sci-fi crap that was published?
Its a collection of tales, so it builds a world up very slowly with a mythic/folk tale feel. The earth is dying and there are all these ruins and stories half buried. That's what I see in it. I think other people like the rogue character who has a few stories, or are fantasy geeks in general. It's not really comparable to scifi new wave or not, it can be compared to or be classified as sword and sorcery
Working on a comparative essay between The Virgin Suicides as a novel compared to the movie. I can't think of a thesis statement, though. Any help is appreciated.
Anyone have any good books or resources on cognitive behavioural therapy and how to implement it? Preferably but not necessarily with a focus on addiction?
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha Linehan
plus the skills training manuals and the worksheets
but you should be doing CBT with a licensed therapist and they should give you worksheets, you can't really do it by yourself from reading a book
I'm currently starting to write a short story based on a passer by's view of Travis Bickle and his carousing around grimy New York based from the film Taxi Driver. I'm sorta keen on this... how bad can this be though lbr
The Borges who appears in the works Borges, just acts as Borges, but isn't Borges, although in reality he is Borges.
Let's discuss this thought /lit/
Is it depressing to read Schopenhauer and Nietzsche?
I dont think reading any book can be depressing. Its only depressing if you agree with the depressing message in it, and even then not always
No. It makes you smug. Schopenhauer is more depressing than Nietzsche though.