What is your favorite Tao Lin book?
Only because he didn't write it.
>he's the greatest 20th century poet in any language
Recently, every sci-fi series I've been reading on an ongoing basis, for several years, have all descended swiftly into tone-ignoring SJW political preaching. It's stunning.
I'm not saying I want to read stuff that panders to my political views, I just want stuff that isn't preaching bullshit at me. I'm happy if it's essentially politically neutral.
So, any recommendations for recent series that aren't full of preachy nonsense? Also I guess general author vs work/should authors fill their books with politics thread.
Oh. I always thought that reading fiction helped improve one's imagination, creativity, vocabulary, reading comprehension, visualization, and abstract thinking.
You've really opened my eyes, thank you.
what are some books about individuality or being yourself?
ie, not needing to follow or pander to others, having more faith in your identity, etc.
How long until I officially join the ranks of /lit/-meme authors?
>Not widely read
What other criteria am I missing?
I can read spanish french and english.
Whats the best to read pic related?
Any opinions on R.D. Laing?
I want to start with philosophy, where do I start and where do I head to from that?
Please, keep the "muh greeks starter pack" jokes to a minimum, I really need guidance here.
Pick a subject first. Starting with the Greeks usually gives people an idea about the history of philosophy and the evolution of the questions being asked. If you have something specific in mind then maybe someone can give specific advice. If not, get yer ass to Miletus and start with dem muddafuggin Greeks.
Does /lit/ read LGBT themed books?
Recommend me books about this /lit/
Pic not related
A lot of the good stuff sort of comes from reading and interpreting papers directly, but discussions and material on those papers can be equally great
Some of my favourites reads are Obedience to Authority (Milgram) and Beyond Freedom and Dignity (Skinner). They are a bit on the dated side, especially Skinner, since he was the last of the radical behaviourists and still had a locked-away view of cognition, but he paved the way for Bandura and his Triarchic theory, which was a great step into a nuanced point between the tensions of the medical model and the psychological/social...
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What does /lit/ think of him?
Holy shit, the real world fucking sucks. How can you fucking stand reality when you read fiction like Harry Potter?
Go to school to learn magic like shooting fire balls.
Go to school to learn grammer and math.
Fuck the real world.
>Get to learn how to control the way others understand you
>Given a glimpse into an entire alternate way of understanding the universe
But no fuck that, I want to have to write a 36-inch essay about all the possible ways newt eyes are and aren't useful.
How "difficult" is this?
I was able to make it through Ulysses fine (except Oxen of the Sun. Fuck that chapter). I don't want to be reading a plot summary of every chapter when I finish them.
Looking to download 'In Order To Live' in particular but anywhere that doesn't restrict itself to the public domain would be awesome
Overdrive, Librivox, Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg