Is the world ready or in need to be walked thru an updated end of the world scenario or did I just give away my premise.
So Does anyone know whatever happened to this guy?
What author can turn me christian? Dostoevsky? Kierkegaard? I need thinking man's christianity, not pleb christianity.
Can anyone here actually understand him or is he just another 'patrician' meme author?
Who will play him in the inevitable biopic?
which one /lit/?
Came across the term "syphilitic" used as an insult, both in early 1900s literature and some colloquial conversations. In all instances it implied that the person being insulted was a weakling or incompetent but the "romantic" idea of siphilis is linked with destructive madness and mania as that are the symptoms most associated with that disease.
Any idea why it was used in the context of being weak?
Well, OP, you get a sexually-transmitted disease by being weak morally. This might not really be on the radar today, but sexual purity, discipline, etc. used to valued very highly and impurity was seen as a failure of character.
Help me out /lit/, where can I meet some bookbros? All my friends are normies who waste their time on videogames
Please help , I do not understand this passage on back of book
"I have tried to serve readers who have little or no knowledge of italian and who wish to know the matter of Dante's poem. The requirements of some to whome the whole medieval outlook is strange and many of the classical references unfamiliar may excuse the number and the simplicity of the annotations, which are intended merely to make the narrative intelligible. In these I have erred, like the warder of the gate of purgatory, 'rather in opening than in keeping locked.'
What this mean?
>In putting together this edition, I was mostly looking to help people whose knowledge of Italian is bad, but who still want to read Dante in full. I made the annotations simple and numerous because the special situation of those people (that is, their unfamiliarity with Dante's medieval mindset and classical references) requires extra help to make the story understandable. When in doubt about how much help to give, I have tended to err on the side of caution and give too much, rather than risk giving too little - like the adage of the gate guard...
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I just finished 1984 and now I'm sad, is there anything that can get me off these torture thoughts?
Have you read The Principles of Newspeak? The way it's worded makes it seem like the Party fell.
Read The Stranger, I guess.
New to reading, the only books I've ever really read in my life are harry potter, Percy Jackson, and the hobbit. Figured I'd ease my way into the real adult stuff by starting out with a mature fantasy.
Just read Heaney's translation of Beowulf if you want an entry level fantasy. Its short, action filled, and easy to comprehend whilst the Witcher novels are overly long and plagued with somewhat boring political intrigue.
Any philosfags here? What do you think about Über Sinn und Bedeutung / On Sense and Reference?
Legitimately creepy/ scary thread. Creeped you out personally.
What is the Coil of literature?
>it's a /lit/ shits on the greatest storyteller in American history thread