Do you read more than one book at a time?
What are some of /lit/'s favorite Shakespeare plays? I'm currently taking a course on him and have been going through his works. I think I like Much Ado About Nothing the most so far, but we haven't gotten to the tragedies yet.
>life's but a walking shadow
>Fair is foul, and foul is fair.
>When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly 's done, When the battle 's lost and won.
So fucking good
I just finished a course on later Shakespeare, and combined with the stuff I already read here's how I'd rank them.
2. King Lear
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. The Tempest
7. Twelfth Night
8. Richard III
9. The Merchant of Venice
10. The Winter's Tale
Really. Romeo and Juliet? Like, I see why they teach it first because it's probably his most accessible play, but it just felt really shallow to me compared to so many of his other works.
>read "For Dummies" online encyclopaedia article on Derrida
>the author tries to be just as obtuse as Derrida
To understand Derrida, we must "iterate" the reified spectral analysis of the "Doodly-Doodly-Diddly, Diddly-Bop, Diddly-Bop." Fzz wzz bbzbzbzz bz zz nzn zkjnkfnkafkljsdf akjsdf nasjfkn asdnkljdafakjsd deconstruction something something fuck you
>In an essay from 1998, “Typewriter Ribbon,” Derrida investigates the relation of confession to archives. But, before he starts the investigation (which will concern primarily Rousseau), he says, “Let us put in place the premises of our question.” He says, “Will this be possible for us? Will we one day be able to, and in a single gesture, to join the thinking of the event to the thinking of the machine? Will we be able to think, what is called thinking, at one and the same time, both what is happening (we call that an event) and the calculable...
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Rare dfw thread
Should i read the 70 page intro by the Fagman or just jump right in? Also, will i like it?
Got my 5 year old a kindle, locked it down, and put them all on epub on there and activated text to speech
naturally in addition to reading good stuff to my kids at night. Good ethical lessons, good sense of values, humorous writing, overall great. Mama Bear can be a real know-it-all cunt though, and Papa Bear reminds me of my dad in that he made a real huff and puff to get out of the house early and stay out every day to avoid my mom.
Pls recommend beginners reading list for economics. Also I'd like to know about the gold standard. Thank you
Buy a fairly newer textbook, make sure it isn't rand/Cato institute trash; which is what you'll likely find if you google.
I learned by lecture, but if you can access j-stor you can learn a lot by reading abstracts.
Start with Adam Smith- Wealth of Nations
The gold standard (or trying to stay on it) is one of the big reasons the great depression happened. If you want to know more about that read A Monetary History of the US by Milton Friedman
Is suffering good for you if it results in novel thought?
(where novel == new to you)
is this good erotica? does it turn you on?
Why aren't you a polygoth yet?
Are feelguy and pepe just a modern representation of the expressions of the Apollonian and Dionysian?
Feelguy: colorless, stoic, introspective, passive
Pepe: colorful, chaotic, expressive, active
Is George RR Martin a good writer?
How do people read?
I need constant distractions to save me from my brain. If I stop having music, tv, movies, vidya, or some other media distracting me I'll just start thinking about my life and everything I'm worried about or interested in.
A few seconds into reading my mind will be filled with bombardments random thoughts and I'll just stare blankly at the page (strangely doesn't happen with non-fiction). Is this normal? How do people fight it?
Do I need drugs or should I just not try to read while dealing with boyfriend problems?
>dealing with boyfriend problems?
>he only reads books someone mentioned on lit
>mfw I never read literature and yet have long conversations about it with friends who read daily, some of them even working in book shops
Pessoa, you say? Why yes, I believe his magnum opus was teanslated as The Book of Disquiet. Have I ever told you about the time Joyce and Hemmmmingway went drinking together?
Life is fun.
Which would you leave out and why?