I don't get it. What does it mean to be healthy in his system?
The secret to happiness within Freud's system was to make your mother a mother again, desu.
Freude was interested in classifying pathological conditions. To be healthy is to have no such condition.
I guess you could call that maintaining a balance between the id, ego, and superego. That's likely how he would characterize mental health. Popper made some cutting and IMO final critiques of that notion of a spectrum, but that is the account he would seem to give based on the works he produced.
What does /lit/ use to write?
I am looking for a nice journal notebook that i can use to write down random stuff.
what is the best Michel Houellebecq novel?
What does academic study of literature actually do?
Does it help elevate the feeling of the sublime you get when you read something amazing, something that makes you go "damn..." when you've finished the last line?
Or is it just a bunch of theorizing, historicizing, this-book-is-actually-a-political-object stuff? (Not that this is necessarily inherently bad, of course)
Or are these complementary?
My mother gifted me this for my visit. My fedora friend says I shouldn't read it.
>try to read a book
>a random poop-skinned subhuman appears blasting loud music from his car
such is life in the third world
can anyone recommend me something like this?
what are some books and authors that are fashionable to be really into, or currently reading? Or what literature is effay?
I think it is easy to say what is pretty lame and uncool to be reading, we can all list dozens of that
Even Plath knew pottery is for faggots, top kek
How do you go about getting published, /lit/?
>Make a shitty, hipstery youtube channel, twitter, and tumblr.
>Amass followers with slef-help videos and sex-positive feminist nudes or semi-nudes.
>Publish with either little, hipster, pop-feminist, millennial press or self-publish.
>Tell all followers to buy book.
Write a book in a cryptic cypher with crazy illustrations, then bury it. In time, somebody will find it, and reproductions of it will soon occur.
Why is Harold Bloom heralded as some bastion of /pol/ stormfaggotry?
He is politically liberal and included a wide range of ethnic and gender diversity in his western canon, and as such is clearly not the hero most of of you ignorant racists make him out to be.
The word 'racist' is a slur coined by Jewish communist Leon Trotsky. Anti-Racism is a code word for the cultural, biological and psychological subversion and dismantled of White European Civilisation. You can guess what side (((Bloom))) was on.
What does /lit/ read beyond books (e.g. news sites, columns, blogs)?
every once in a while i like to read comics. carl barks, hergè, enki bilal, etc. i'm even getting a bit into manga again: just read all of "lone wolf and cub" and "path of the assasin", next is "samurai executioner".
What's the most depressing, soul-sucking book you've ever read and why? Pic related.
The only thing depressing about the Book of Disquiet is that I paid $10 for it
Post-war Jap lit as a whole is pretty fucking depressing their culture considered. The end of The Sound of Waves struck me pretty hard especially, but the ones listed here are certainly good too
Skylark is pretty sad
The End of the Affair and The Power and the Glory
A Little Life is basically designed to make you feel awful
Jude the Obscure
Anything by Hubert Selby
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
Execution by Hunger by Miron Dolot
The Decay of the Angel
Underground by Murakami
and in first place, The Remains of the Day.
>Get book at used bookstore
>Turns out it's a first edition
>Don't want to read and possibly damage it now
Has anyone made a truly profound and meaningful contribution to the study of ethics and morality post-Nietzsche? Not even memeing or being condescending.
All the post-modernism/structuralism that followed since, has been nothing more than an exercise in naval-gazing that no one outside of a university's Humanities department will ever notice - minus the occasional piece of social engineering.
Philosophy needs another Copernican revolution, but more than that - because we now live in a largely post-philosophical society. I mean 'philosophical' in a meaningful sense - modern morality/philosophy is an exercise in metaphorical...
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