What a shitty ending
I'm just trying to find a good quiet place to read I have extremely loud neighbors... Does anyone have this same problem and where do you go to get peace and quiet?
I tried coffee shops but it's a little loud and very expensive to buy coffee so you can stay and I live in the city so my library resembles more of a homeless center than a library...
Weird books you bought mostly out of curiosity, not because of a pregress interest in the contents.
It's an early '60s anthology of sci-fi short stories from Brazilian writers.
I don't even like science fiction, but since this was R$1 I bought it anyway. It's quite amusing too, in a ridiculous, dated way.
And yours, man. What's that about?
Outdated, provinciale science fiction is a blast. I have a few cyberpunk books written in Italy in the eighties, the way they try to localize the inherently English and/or Japanese words of the genre is incredibly amusing.
My book is the originale version (plus translation, notes and commentary) of a book published in Venice circa 1499, whose title roughly translates to "The Erotic Dream Battle of Poliphilius" - it's a but like the Divine Comedy rewritten by Pynchon.
ITT: Panty droppers.
>be at the club
>dancing/grinding with drunk girl, music blaring
>lean my head in close to hers, and whisper into her ear;
>"I've read Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, and my ethics are strictly deontological"
>promptly takes me by the hand, leads me to an uninhabited corner and gives me extremely passionate head
>The Roman writer Aelian accused the seal of being a ‘malignant creature’, since a seal will ‘vomit up the curdled milk from its stomach so that epileptics may not cured thereby’. 22 Ah, the perfidy of seals.
Looking for some /lit/ flowcharts, namely Dostoevsky and Nabokov
1/2 for Nabokov, Don't have a dosto. Just read whatever you want then C&p, demons, the idiot and end with brothers.
What are som essential books about the steppe and or nomad people?
Herodotus wrote extensively on the Scythians, their customs, and Persia's punitive expedition into their land. He was probably informed by Greeks living around the Black Sea, and it is colourful stuff.
reading Paradise Lost for the first time. Any recommendations for music to listen to while I read?
Also, is the 2nd part of Faust worth reading?
pic mildly related, that's me reading poetry.
Hey guys, after some on the ground research, I finally found the holy grail of philosophy undergraduates, Slavoj Žižek's home adress.
Write him a letter one post at the time, and I'll send it to him.
Do you guys know any really comfy books to read this season?
I feel really smart when I read books.
can almost garuantee I'm more intelligent than you, the fact you have to brag and try and make others feel shitty because you read about tacitus and the peloponnesian war just shows how much of a fucking retard you are.
Actual smart people arent so insecure about their intelligence to project as hard as you just did you fucking weapon
I finished it.
If he did what I think he did, it's very impressive but I'd have to read it again to be sure.
Uh, it depends how patient you are.
I think it is definitely worth it to read the entire thing because it's doing some interesting things with narrative construction and foreshadowing but I'm just going to warn you that you'll probably feel the same way up until half way through the third book.
And then on top of that, to get the most out of it you probably have to read the whole thing twice.
Is this /r9k/ in novel form?
Not obsessed, sir.
But perhaps you could spare a krone? I'm almost finished with my masterpiece, you see. I would have finished sooner but, you know, trap threads and Overwatch have taken their toll on my ability to think.
I don't know, as far as I remember Hunger didn't have welfare or internet access. Also the protagonist actually makes an effort to fit in respectably with society whenever he interacts with people rather than just shunning it altogether.
Literally try to name a single sentence in the history of English that is as short and gut wrenching as this one.
Sam Hyde is now officially /lit/.
Has anyone read his book? Is it worth 14$?
What was David Foster Wallace trying to convey with Infinite Jest?
Do any of you guys self-publish on Amazon?
I'm thinking about it when i finish my novel. At first, i was thinking a collection of short stories, but that doesn't sell where you're a nobody.
Also, amazon would be my last choice if i don't get any positive answers from other publishers...which is likely to be honest.
why would amazon be your last choice?
>If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?
What did he mean by this?
>>What did he mean by this?
that he is a hedonist. Hedonists cannot bear the data that any experience is just not personal nor eternal nor controllable. THey think that understanding this leads to death or sadness.
>finally, after all these years, I realised that I truly was The Catcher In The Rye™ by J.D. Salinger™ a Little, Brown and Company™ novel published July 16th 1951 with cover art by E. Michael Mitchell™
Jesus christ, really? Salinger is a fucking HACK
Give me a good argument against antinatalism
Brotip: I feel deep empathy with you, but you still can't
Such womanly talk, anon. For shame.
I feel like I shouldn't keep studying philosophy
I'm afraid I'm gonna go mad from knowing too much
Just fucking critique, okay, even if you don't want to. These threads have been shit lately.
Framed by what lacks,
an atom pops into
a gap within
The atom is there,
but has gone. It is
nothing to feel it,
with all things
to see it.
Make a wish
in the nothing-well
and watch it
ITT: Beautiful covers.
Can I get some recommendations on juvenile literature for my 10 yo daughter? Or any links to reading lists? She's an advanced reader. What are must reads?
Is the Bible an objectively good book?
Can it be read page to page and enjoyed?
I'm Catholic and classically-educated, so I'm familiar with most Christian themes, but I've never actually read the thing.
Make your own, pals.
>5 favorite books
>other anons try to discern how much of a tool you are
Grapes of Wrath
Franny & Zooey
Crying of Lot 49
ITT, rewrite this in the style of your favorite author.
>Waking up to a loud crash rarely means something good is happening. It’s never “CRASH! Mom made pancakes!” or “CRASH! We decided to adopt a Golden Retriever!”
>we write the first sentence of our novel
At a time that swells antefore any old time we can think to, in a place that’s two away from any one fingerbreadth, within and without, was a loud and awful vastness that had no ends; no, nothing could be there for to be there there would need to be a there and there was not, not there.
What books got you into reading as a child?
Captain Underpants definitely played a role, but Harry Potter was what really got me into novels. My dorky elementary school self loved the idea of a misfit in glasses suddenly finding out he's the chosen one