For my senior project I said I would do philosophy essays because I thought it could look impressive and be pretty easy
I have absolutely no idea what to write about
Philosophy rec thread? I need to at least read a couple books to look like I did something.
An angel one day spoke to me and said, "all representation is misrepresentation"
Implications for realism in art?
Not sure if this is the appropriate place to discuss a topic regarding technology, but since most of /lit/ seem- to prefer physical books to eReaders I wonder if there are other forms of technology you reject, or refuse to make use of. I think the literary lifestyle is essentially unplugged, though technology can make things like writing, and using a dictionary or translator much easier. Is there any benefit to keeping yourself unplugged?
What intellectual father figures do you look up to? for me it's
>And but so...
Any other writers as wide-ranging as this man? Marx, religion, ADD in art appreciation, weed, children's books. Easily the best thing associated with the Frankfurt school.
>Easily the best thing associated with the Frankfurt school
>try to write something
>it always ends up being genre fiction
>try to write genre fiction
>get sidetracked by /lit/ memes and dead philosophers and veer into inchoate obscurantist pretension
Im the same ope. No matter what I write, even a sentence, if it's fiction it turns into genre trash. watch.
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan, vampire prince, hovered up from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of human eyeballs on which ornate cutlery lay crossed.
See that shit? It keeps happening, even when I just try to copy passages from memory. It's like I'm cursed. Someone tell me I'm not alone.
Anyone knows which book this is? Only have this pic and can't seem to find it anywhere
>die sache mit callie und kayden: callie und kayden 1
is what Google tells me when I search your image (you're a retard btw). You can do the rest of the research yourself. Afterwards you should learn how to use Google properly.
What are some good books about drugs/antidepressants and their effects in the human mind? I'm writing a novel that deal with this in some parts and I'm worried my own experience won't be enough to fill the gaps.
Any kind of article or scientific study would be great too.
Well, you can look at the actual research papers themselves; most of which attest to two things.
1) That the whole industry is built upon the unproven Serotonin theory
2) That most anti-depressants are at best akin to placebos, whilst the worst have a whole host of side-effects. Exceptions are to be found in lithium/etc for serious shit; but most of the normal 'pills' a doctor will throw at people are the modern-day equivalent of a lobotomy.
Will reading make you smarter or this yet another meme?
I find myself observing parallels between works. I am currently digging into Saul Bellow's Herzog and can't help but relate it to White Noise by Don DeLillo. The failed marriages, the protagonist's struggle among social happenings, family, profession, and mental health. The protagonists in both pieces are described to be genius professors that study obscure subjects (i.e. Herzog studies Romantics and Jack Gladney studies Adolf Hitler). The writing styles might even be compared. I enjoy the books as individual works, however I can't help but find an interest...
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I am convinced that Douglas Adams fell in love with PG Wodehouse and tried to rip off him. Mainly in the way of prose ("abstract" sentences) and dialogue, but then again maybe it's just common brit humor and wit. Never read Bellow or Delilo so i cant relate, got any others?
Kawabata - The House of the Sleeping Beauties / García Márquez - Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Kafka - The Process / Camus - The Plague
Gogol - The Nose / Dostoyevsky - The Double
Balzac - Colonel Chabert / Javier Marías - The Infatuations
What languages are best to learn for literature? Mostly for poetry, thinking about French or Russian. I'm not really interested in learning ancient Greek or Latin right now.
Is there an English (or German) translation of the Iliad without the retarded Anglo-Nigger spelling?
I am looking for a version with Zews, Akhilleus, Akhaians, not "Zeus", "Achilles", "Acheans". It's bad enough that I can't read it in Greek, don't need the names to be in Snownigger-slang.
I have an assignment where i have to compare a friend, family member, pet, or significant other to something
It has to be in iambic pentameter with 5 iambs and 2 syllables each
Problem is im lazy and im hoping someone who is good at this wouldnt mind writing me one
>tfw neet money has been cut
well, life on the streets here i go.
i know it will soon become irrelevant, but what book shoild i take with me?
>not being that home homeless guy with the entire volumes of In Search of Lost Time that have been weathered through months of reading and carrying around.