How do I become a more discerning reader?
if you like wicked, dirty, funny, and surprisingly poignant novels then get ready to laugh your ass off with this.
What a huge diappointment. It took about 60 pages of extreme tedium of slogging through archaic 19th century vernacular and the entire book so far has just been a conversation and dialog between two guys. I mean, I have nothing against dialog, but it's just tedious and frustrating to read. It has some interesting facts, but there's hardly anything truly informative or eye opening about it. So some people held a satanic mass and killed some children, this is what I slogged through 60 pages to get to?
How do I /plot/? I fucking can't think of a story myself.
This thread is to ask for the best translation for foreign texts.
I'd like to ask what is the best translation for Politics by Aristotle.
For Borges, it's Norman Thomas di Giovanni. He worked with Borges personally, who was conversant in English enough to evaluate the translation work. Unfortunately there is an issue with the estate (that largely amounts to a personal conflict with widow Maria Kodama), so the work is hard to come by. It was only briefly in print if ever, but it's available online with some resourcefulness. Barring that, the original translations (by Anthony Kerrigan, James Irby, and so on) are also quite good. The work...
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Why do normals pretend that 500 pages is a 'long' book?
Literally one evening of reading.
What are some good horror tragedy books? Something psychological and sad
Holy FUCK! I read 3 and a half pagss of the preface, and I feel I sufficiantly understand the concepts (in their vagueness and abstraction), but I just feel so overwhelmed by the thought of diving into this enormous book. It arrived in the mail today and I felt it's weight in my hands and it's thickness, I spent some time just getting through each paragraph, where I was constantly stopping and re-reading sentences because I felt I hadn't caught the meaning (ironic I'm talking about meaning, right? Ho ho ho ho ho ho). Lit...
honestly i tried to keep up with the maths in the first couple of chapters and eventually ending up just skimming it and reading the dialogues which were super well done as a classicalfag familiar with all the shit bach does in a musical offering
Post tip-top-tier literature from your country
Uuni, by Antti Hyry, Finland
Does any notable thinker actually promote nationalism?
For me, it seems like one of the biggest spook that is growing, festering on the sheeples for populism and increasing the conformaty. When will man finally evolve into the self-actualized wonder we have the capacity to become?
Do we really need a nation? The nation is just a glorification of the state, a pride in something/someone other than yourself, which in my opinion is one of the biggest illusions one can have.
What does /lit/ think?
>The nation is just a glorification of the state
It can be, but in many cases it is a glorification of culture.
Besides, you only know what you've lost when it's gone forever, so be careful what you wish for.
I think internationalism makes political sense as a form of co-operation, but I don't think that nation states should be destroyed, because national sovereignity keeps supra-national institutions from becoming too powerful if you ask me.
Culture should be cheerished, but it should not be associated as a political power like it is today. Culture and power should have nothing to do with each others.
Wether the state should exists or not is a different topic. Globalism isn't something i promote either though.
What writer comes to mind when you see this painting?
JR is back in print!
So what's this board about?
Which one should I read first?
Does free will exist, or is it merely an illusion that arises from brain phenomena?