Hey guys, is Schopenhauer really considered edgy misogynistic and racist by the general public?
I put a few of his books on hold at my local library online, and now I'm scared to pick them up
Pic related my google results, notice the first one
>now I'm scared to pick them up
He's a valid and significant philosopher, why would you even think twice about just picking up some books by him let alone be "scared"
"Oh no someone has right wing beliefs!" Tell em to fuck off anon if anyone says anything, not like anyone will though
Anyone with an ideology they strongly adhere to, for example a racist, will find relations to and evidence for their world view in most things they read, assuming that's what they'd like to see.
Don't judge art based on who consumes it
I want to read books that make me smarter
What should I read?
>School of Resentment is a term coined by critic Harold Bloom to describe related schools of literary criticism which have gained prominence in academia since the 1970s and which Bloom contends are preoccupied with political and social activism at the expense of aesthetic values.
I think Harold Bloom's prophecy that criticism of literature through the lenses of ideological bias, such as feminism, gender theory, Marxism, etc has come to ring true. Considering how identity politics and grievance culture has embedded itself so deeply in modern society, to the point where no group or crowed is able to insulate itself from its influence, what do you think can be done to save literature from being scrutinized with contemporary sensibilities to the point where some things are outright removed from, or simply never make it to the modern person or families libraries because of unnecessary application of sociological perspective. Any perceived infraction or disagreement is oft enough to completely dismiss the entire thing. Young minds and entire generation will be denied master pieces because of stupidity!
I know this is heading down a slippery slope fallacy, but there is no doubt that things are escalating. We're at a point where The Onion is becoming less and less funny satire and more a surreal reminder.
In the past when books were altered or banned for language that groups like the religious right deemed unacceptable, the reasonable people on the left would be there to combat them, but now it is the left whom are teetering towards the same path; not by outright banning it or book burning -- but by casting them aside to the "not progressive enough bin" and trying their damnedest to shame other people into thinking like them.
Racist, bigot, xenophobic, homophobic, problematic -- all words which could ruin the reputation of a book, and not allow it to reach the mind of someone who would otherwise benefit and become a better person from its contents. I hope I'm not alone in thinking that the coddling hand of the SJW is a cancer on /lit/.
Those on the left who still hold certain values to be true would probably have to realize it and concede in helping members of the right who aren't cuckked in order to help combat this lunacy.
What does /lit/ think?
It's an amusing book of history vulgarisation. Don't let boring fucks put you off this book.
(Didn't learn much by reading it, but some of the "lessons" were presented in an interesting manner--it's so outrageously cynical it made me laugh.)
>it's a "greatest dog perspective in all of western literature" chapter
>It's a 'Greatest ambulance perspecitve in western literature' chapter.
>it's an experimental mammoth about disillusioned, prone-to-pithy-sayings 20 somethings in modern suburbia the back cover describes as "darkly comedic" or some shit like "so funny you forget to cry" episode
>it's a young gentleman having sex and doing drugs but sometimes he has philosophical thoughts that must certainly make up for the tedium of hearing another description of a young woman's body told with pseudo-poetic prose as well as scenes that describe the dreamy feeling of heroin for the eight thousandth time episode
what are some books i should be seen reading in school in order to smart and cool to the grills?
Does anyone else here like watching Bookworm? What are the best interviews?
Here's one with Gass:
ok. not 100% this is the place for this but need help figuring out what book this is. pic related.
gist of the reason i want to know is
>last several months
>every night have reoccurring dream to find a book that looks exactly like book in pic
>in dream just is the pentagram on front and that's it
>last week lurking on a random board
>see photo and have my brain...
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any idea what this means? im so utterly befuddled by this sequence of dreams and why this book wtf makes it so special i have to dream about it for months and months
Without knowing more about your life and the dream I couldn't really guess, except that it probably represents your subconscious need to learn about things that are dangerous or verboten. Those things likely aren't related to magick at all but to your self. Anyway, good luck on your quest.
>Buy book on a whim and it instantly becomes a favorite.
What's his name, /lit/?
What the first book that made you jerk it off? For me it was the depiction of a kiss in Romeo and Juliet.
i was making chart list a while ago.
wanna help me improve/correct it?
which step in the process of searching for a book on this chart did you fail to do? Was it designating in your mind which book you wanted to find? Was it opening and looking at the image? Or was it remembering to check all of the books, and cross-referencing them with the one you designated? The third is probably the most difficult but just as essential as the other two!
I read and thoroughly enjoyed Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival.
I'm looking for more similar works. Perhaps something more dramatic (?) (I'm sure this isn't the right term but what I mean is that I never really feared for any of the protagonists when reading Parzival).
Needs to be English or German or translated into one of the two languages.
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