anyone read this?
anyone stole it?
What are some books that have a lot of actual science in them like Pynchons stuff?
Hey, does anyone here have the image depicting four different texts representing Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Protestantism, and Atheism, making light of the latter?
Also, general /lit/ meme, chart, and humour thread I guess.
So how bad is this edition, exactly? I bought it a while ago unaware that there are errors in it, but I don't want to drop $20 for another one. How much will I miss out on if I read this one?
1) It used to have 1 sentence cut short (a relatively unimportant sentence)
2) It no longer has any errors at all (as verified by me)
3) BUT it looks ugly as fuck and cost more
If you somehow got an old copy of that edition you might have the error, but it won't impact your reading at all. It's in the middle of such a disorienting section you'll probably not even notice anything is wrong.
Out of the three great Hexametrical verse, how would you rank them Anon? Mine
Post em and also general Homer/classics thread
I am reading the Iliad right now and I think it's good myth-history and imagery.
Or at least the Fagles translation is good to read.
I tried to read the Loeb Classical Library edition but the English verse is antique.
Fagles is more direct, effectively "American" prose.
But that Loeb edition is useful since it's English translation on one side and ancient Greek on the other side.
Fagles translation is published by Penguin Classics and there's an informative introduction to the...
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I've also got this visual history book by C.M. Bowra.
It was published by Time Life Books and it's affordable.
There's a ton of classical texts and Greek history books at my local university.
I've been there five or six times and I check the catalog: nobody seems to read the Greeks anymore.
That's good for me I guess but sometimes I feel untimely.
But not as much as Nietz did in the 1870s.
I haven't reached Silenus-mode yet.
Whats the best writing software?
Is this a meme or a good translation?
What makes a book funny?
Anybody got some black / gallows humour recommendations?
Pratchet hits the mark so well imo.
I'm having a lot of trouble writing battle scenes. Does anyone have any tips to share? The period is late-antiquity early-dark ages.
Keep it short, brief, and concise. Nothing is worse than going on and on about the banal actions each character undertakes in a battle (e.g., X swung the sword while Y dodged. X then threw a falcon-punch toward Y's face, etc, etc.)
I've a plan for turning /lit/ into a healthier board.
With this noble proposal in my mind here is the topic of this thread is:
1. Close /lit/.
2. Read al least 30 pages of THAT book you should be reading.
4. Post here the title of the book, what chapter/s have you read, and your thoughts.
5. Comment other posts
The Call of Cthulhu was great and I want to get into his longer stuff.
What should I read next?
Just got diagnosed with arthritis in both hands /lit/ how do I write now?
I took up a new years resolution to write 10k words every day and followed through since last year. But the years worth of typing has fucked my hands up. I'm finished with the first draft to one of my books and close to finishing with another.
How good is this? Will it be of any use to a modern reader?
A cuck philosophy for cucks. What you need is The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner. That and Niccolò Machiavelli.
Has anyone on here actually read Mein Kampf?
I thought it was rambling at times but truly a powerful work. I think that there is true artistic merit to a lot of "Nazi" literature that we in the west overlook.
>read Mein Kampf in public
>people keep looking at you funny and calling you names
One old lady straight up asked me, "How could you read something like that?" but I was caught off guard and didn't know what to say, so I just went back to reading. Is there a good answer to that question?
It's Orange Fedora Day at your local bookstore.
What do you buy?