Which of the Greeks do you consider most relevant to read to improve one's life as a contemporary person?
My guess is pic related.
Hey /lit/, would you be as kind as to explain this jest for me please? Thank you.
Welcome to the summer
We have salt and sand,
Dried lake bed,
the skeleton of a forest.
We have something,
you might want to hear.
Some good news that should
make you nervous.
Welcome to the place
of your refreshment.
We have a lawn
that lasts forever.
The sprinklers mist
runs down all the way.
We have something
you might want to see.
Look at your face, you're glowing!
But drop that mask and find another one showing.
Looking at you it makes me wonder,
Was it a move or was it a blunder?
Look at those tears, nothing will be the same.
But when the flood has gone, what remains?
Thinking of you makes me worry,
what rots away you rebuild in a hurry.
good books on nuclear war/weaponry?
i have, i think, a pretty commonplace fascination and fear of these bad mothers and am interested in any kind of reading on them, fiction, nonfiction, pro, anti, neutral
just specifically the weaponry and the destruction and the politics and ethics involved, no faggy postapoclaypse stuff
These are more academic works but I'd definitely suggest Nuclear Rites by Hugh Gusterson (its an ethnography of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and almost all of Gabrielle Hecht's books (she's a historian and all of her work is great). There's one other anthropologist who does some great work on nuclear weapons-- if i remember his name, I'll post it.
what do you think about this book?
tbqh I just started delving into it. so I don't really know much about him yet but I thought it would address Cecil's experiences from the actual podcasts, no?
I'm kinda intrigued because I saw some youtube fags recommend it and I though I'd pick it up. not far in yet.
How do you find your life's purpose?
Are there any books that might help?
So, is Rothfuss any good?
Will he ever release the 3rd Book of the Kingkiller Chronicles? Do you even care anymore?
What are some good ethical works on veganism?
What is the best translation of The Master and Margarita? I want to read it in the most accurate way available.
Where do I start with him /lit/?
Orthodoxy, Heretic or Everlasting Man for his philosophy.
The Man Who was Thursday, Napoleon of Nothinghill or Father Brown stories for fiction.
Then indeed Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe if you want to see his influence on another fantastic author.
What are some good works on asceticism?
Does anyone have a torrent with just patrician books or from good authors, basically I want something with garcia marquez, Hemingway, Camus etc. but without stephen king, pablo coello and similar shit
/lit/, I want to write a book about my thoughts about life and outlooks on the most important things in life, but I feel like I'm far too young for anyone to ever take me seriously to read it, and I feel like I wouldn't even be able to publish it in the first place. Am I right about that? Are my dreams impossible until I'm at a "wiser" age?
No, they're not impossible because you're young, they're impossible because you probably have nothing to say that hasn't already been said by better writers 150 years ago.
Why would someone take you seriously, hypothetically? What do you bring to the table that I can't get anywhere else?
Everyone's view of life is unique and personal, and I'm not saying that that makes my view relevant, but I do think that my views are at least interesting enough for a few people to want to read about. I don't expect to become famous or change lives, but I'm sure my opinions could resonate positively with at least a decent amount of people.
Just write and read more, dont get caught up on the sophisticated meme. Least of all dont take yourself too seriously.
Some of the most profound messages in fiction can be found in children's books.
how do you start your first web novel? will people care to read a novel from someone they never heard before, who was never reviewed by anyone and who they literally know nothing about?
I wonder if I should make an introduction about myself, a description of what the story is about or just publish directly the story.
Can someone tell me about some writers who dealt with the philosophy of suicide?
absolutely serious. His main character Severus S. often contemplates suicide in a meaningful manner, being unable to deal with the tragic moments of his sadness of being wrenched away from his beloved Helga. Really thoroughly researched and heartfelt view at the heartbreak of man, honestly.