>borrow Euripides from the library
>it's a prose translation
>Wardine be cry.
In which order should I read Plato's work?
Has anyone read The Rage Against God?
I went into it as an atheist and a utilitarian. I've come away thinking that - although he doesn't state it explicitly - societies in which the majority believe in a Christian morality produce better utilitarian outcomes.
The idea that you will be judged by a higher power combined with a demand to love thy neighbour is more powerful than any secular ethical system - when widely believed.
But I still don't actually believe in God or judgement, which puts me in a weird place.
Anyway, what did you think?
I'm in college and some friends are starting a book club. Pic related is the first book. What, if anything, do I have to look forward to? Also recs for second book appreciated; the memier and meta-er the better, frankly. Nothing too long, though.
This is one of the best collections I've read from the past decade. The first story is the weakest, but the rest are much better. I recommend that you don't read the title story until last, it spoils some of the other stories (not just plot elements), and also the story Interesting Facts has moreimpact when read last. I honestly have no fucking clue why he didn't put Interesting Facts last.
So i finally dropped pic related after slogging through 500 pages of needless elucidation and overwrought speech (to which i agree with Nabokov's criticism he writes speech like a failed playwright).
I guess itll join the ranks of Verne's From Earth to the Moon and Palhunuhu's Snuff as books I've not finished.
Though the age and covers are worth keeping them for anyway
So /lit/ what books have you given up on.
i'm wondering if anyone knows the word/technique this is. i'm sure i saw a video/essay on it to do with pynchon
basically it is just adding different unctuation marks to give the same sentance a different meaning. (sort of)
it's kind of difficult to come up with examples bc i'm shit at lit.
cheeky? you are not giving me a lift to work!
cheeky you are! not giving me a lift... To work?
I've confessed to my family that I want to be an author but I've got no idea how to write.
i don't get it.
why do you want to be an author if you've never written before? you know that's like, the job right? how do you even know that you'll like it?
I write 4 hours a day. minimum. and i'm still nowhere.
Did Mercedes deserve her fate?
Not really, she thought he was dead. It's okay to move on if your loved one is dead.
I mean, she did say she'd kill herself if Fernando murdered him, but that was more like a counter-incentive, right? Also she said Dantes right again at the end.
Also, her fate wasn't all that bad, all things considered:
>rich nobleman's wife
>majority of life in wealth
>even after shameful death of said husband, she gets to live a comfortable life and see her son grow up.
But she spent 10 years mourning her betrothed then married a man she did not love out of necessity. And then when Dantes returned everything was taken from her, and she commits herself to a lonely life deprived of both wealth and poverty.
>excuse me, how many books can you check out at a time?
>"oh, we don't have a limit here"
Top pleb here, is pic related the best translation of Kafka? I've heard complaints of its syntax, but I also hear that's what makes it true to the original German
do u want too reed my fanfiction of the bible?!!?
Its about I who I'm self inserdet, the protagonist whom goess trought a forest just to be savd by Virgil (Its relly cool IKR???) because I'm am worthy enoug
then I and virgil go troughh hell where I met all my favorites characterss who they talk to me and reveal all their secrets stories
Then I met Lucifer (My OC who is an alternative vers of Satan) whom is a cool super winged beast with three heads who chomp of thee bigggest baddies!!
Then I go to the putgutory who is a mount and is very...
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What are the best/essential Everyman's Library editions?
Is the translation for Don Quixote used in their edition very good?
>inb4 no translation meme
So apparently Pynchon's name is pronounced "Pinch-on" and not "Pin-chin"
what the fuck? how do you lads say it?
I wanna start reading Manuel Puig. What book would you recommend me?