>wage cuck job
>working 45 hours next week
How the fuck do you guys find time to read in your lives? Unless you're all neet of course. Every single time I'm off work now, I just wanna lay back and recharge.
there's 168 hours a week
allow 8 x 7 = 56 for sleeping
45 for work
that still leaves you 67 hours to read
spend less time shitposting on 4chan, staring at nothing on the computer, watching shitty tv, etc., and you'll find plenty of time to read
>not recharging through books
I work 30~ hours a week, I'm in 10 hours of garbage fucking coursework I don't care about at all a week, which entails another 5-10 hours of homework basically, and I'm on my awful commute 12+ hours per week, all while trying to write a fucking Master's thesis.
I don't find time. I hate my life.
What do you do after enlightenment?
>inb4 before enlightenment chop wood carry water, after enlightenment chop wood carry water
I want to evolve on my spiritual path but i feel like meditation is the only thing that will help me in life. There is no amount of knowledge that would add to my situation is there?
I already do that actually.
I'm NEET so i have all the time in the world to read books, go on walks in nature, drink tea, paint, meditate, read books and poems and like you said browse 4chins
>inb4 mad wageslaves lel
The ides of March are come, /lit/
>tfw full time work will continue to drain every bit if your energy and destroy your writing dreams
it's what pinecone did
or, maybe he had a rich dad...
Ive already done the first two steps and am currently at step three I suppose, except that im a native to slavshit eastern europe and have yet to write anything more than 500 words
My girlfriend just dumped me. I also just finished Heart of Darkness.
What book should I read next? I want something that will inspire me to get up off my ass and get out there and not be depressed and fall into self doubt for half a year like I did last time.
I love reading Pynchon stoned. I pretty much only smoke weed if I'm going to be reading Pynchon. I read the majority of Gravity's Rainbow stoned and it was an unbelievable experience - the prose was insane. I feel I understood it as well as I wanted to for my first read through, as well.
I know Vineland isn't as good, but I'm trying to read Pinecone chronologically. V. and GR are some of the best books I've read written post 1950's.
I'm calling bullshit on this. Pynchon's prose is like the most unaesthetic thing ever. His narratives are what make him interesting, and I really doubt they can be appreciated while stoned.
>muh enlightening drug meme
Read some poetry on acid instead
Skip to Mason & Dixon. It's the only thing he's written that's as good as V or GR. Against the Day is pretty solid too but I haven't finished it. Maybe check out Tristan Shandy or Barth's Sot-Weed Factor (not actually about weed).
*sniff* *sniff* dat ish why dis ish precishhhly ideology today
*sniff**sniff* yesh, I am a communist, but I must warn you my exsshplanation ish quite a vulgar one.
Discuss literature that provides the most horrific things every brought to the artistic medium
to start things off does anyone know anything that can top I Have no Mouth But I Must Scream? Its concoction of the nuclear apocalypse alone is some of the most impressive I have ever seen, not to mention It's descriptions of each of the survivors and the enigma that is AM is frightful in conception as well as performance, a thing that has the intelligence and power of a god but who's psychological development is stunned and warped creating a thing
Huge horror buff but can't for the life of me say they ever truly scared me. I adore the classics but one I've picked up just the other day called Penpal by Dathan Auerbach. I remembered reading it when it was just a short creepy pasta like thing on reddit. It gained such a following the guy decided to publish. Went ahead and bought the book, still creepy as fuck. I guess realistic horror in the form of broken humanity is still spookier than any fictitious horror. Still remember a part in that book that made me put it down and just breathe for a little while. Gaaah...
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Has anyone here read The Ceremonies? Supposedly it was a success when it came out, but I don't see people talking about it much. I'm very near the end of the book, and I'm loving it.
Let's see those Friday morning bookshelves, and have some cozy literary discussions.
Currently reading the two on the right, but I've been flipping through some other shorter works recently (some of Borges short stories, Orwell essays, The New York Trilogy, and the odd Shakespeare poem).
Any suggestions for someone starting to feel burnt out on reading? I haven't run into this problem before. What do you anons find works best? Just push forward and get through it, switch to reading shorter stuff, or take a break to recoup your drive?
Thank you! And, it's the Mandelbaum translation.
That's a fair point, I think I might do that. I've been averaging a book every two weeks or so for several months now, and it's starting to feel more like work than anything at this point. Perhaps a little break would be best.
Though I definitely want to finish Catch-22, first. Despite what I described above, I'm having an extremely fun time with it.
ITT we post """""classic"""""" books.
>What /lit/ thinks Pynchon is like:
>"Loool, I'll post about myself on /lit/ again!!! *unzips spork* Posting on 4chan while smoking weed and posting Gary Johnson memes is my favourite past time!!?"
>What Pynchon is probably actually like:
>"How did I get on to this /lit/ website? It's filled with degenerates. I never even use the internet either! I'll go and read The New Yorker for thirty minutes before writing an anti-Trump,...
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>reading the fucking New Yorker
Middlebrow alert! Help, taste police, this man thinks educated people actually read the New Yorker!
his nose literally grows only 2 times throughout the story
for the rest it was bretty ok for child's book
If you had to convince someone to read, what would you say/do?
"You can read this book, or eat all of these eggs. You're free to scream but nobody will hear you."
if u read, people will think yuo'e smart, even despite that the average "high browed" author is only maybe slightly a little more intellectigent and perceptive than average..ha ha ha! be sure to peper your speach with obscure references...
stirrner: where are the spooks?
prole: hhh... well... here. there are many marxian spooks in the mines, and they are increasingly revolutionary... (etc etc)
any1 who gets this will peg me as a sophisticate for sure
Does any anons here have Everyman's "Notes from underground"?
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales – choose your own edition (as long as it’s in Middle English) Some suggestions: Penguin (ed. Mann), Riverside (ed. Benson), Broadview (eds. Boenig and Taylor)
Which of these is the best edition and why?