>Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche compiled The Will to Power from Nietzsche's unpublished notebooks and published it posthumously. Because his sister arranged the book based on her own conflation of several of Nietzsche's early outlines and took great liberties with the material, the scholarly consensus has been that it does not reflect Nietzsche's intent. (For example, Elisabeth removed aphorism 35 of The Antichrist, where Nietzsche rewrote a passage of the Bible.) Indeed, Mazzino Montinari, the editor of Nietzsche's Nachlass, called it...
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>Western continent is called Westeros, Eastern continent is called Essos
>Seat of the King is called King's Landing
>Dragon is called Drogon
Is GRRM the most unimaginative hack to achieve mainstream popularity?
>"Ser" instead of "sir"
This bothered me the most. Is changing the spelling that way really supposed to make it fucking fantastical?
I'm not even shitting you here but I just pretended that the characters were unimaginitive.
Humans have been bad at naming things for millenia, so why wouldn't the dumbass medieval people in these books follow suit?
Westeros isn't much worse than naming a place 'Greenland' or 'Iceland.' (Even though those names are deceptive.)
And Drogon is Khal Drogo + Dragon. A little girl picked the name. An idiot.
You have 10 seconds to explain any sense in reading philosophy.
>protip: you can't
Well it is going to be impossible for two reasons. Firstly, because philosophy requires either a chain of logic or a general theory to justify itself (which could take several minutes/hours to properly explain). Secondly, philosophy isn't some kind of magical reviling of truth, which when reached will be total and complete enlightenment. It is a process and in its very nature cannot be experienced or 'reached' in 10 seconds.
How would you see someone who writes aphorisms instead of novels, or poetry? There is less probability to being published?
The moustache man wrote 7 hours a day everyday for decades and destroyed about 80% of his work while he worked because he thought it was shit.
He financed his publications with his own money, was never taken seriously in his lifetime and ended up crazy.
This form of expression is not a thing you do because you want, its a thing you do because commiting your thoughts to paper keeps insanity away for one extra day.
What are good books about nazi concentration camps written by actual holocaust survivors?
I had to read some of Nightmare Memoir in American history and that was pretty decent. Its from the perspective of a French (?) POW, I really liked the part where he described the march to the camp itself, I had never read about that.
Where does your favorite book fall on this chart?
Do you guys find it hard to push through a book when you begin to hate the supposedly sympathetic subject/protagonist? Pic related, but this is not the first time I have encountered this. At times I just want to shut a book and pretend the protagonist died.
Ive hated Jude Fawley, most of Marquez's whiny characters (especially Florentino Ariza), Humbert Humbert (and not for being a pedo), and the professors in 2666 among others.
What do you guys think of Anne Tyler?
>not a postmodernist
>not a Bloom favorite
>a woman who is not
- a postmodernist
>hasn't written a 900+ page doorstopper
>isn't associated with pynchon, dfw, or joyce
you expect anyone here to know who she is?
I just sold off her books Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and The Amateur Marriage. I had such high expectations. I love realism. It seems like all her books are historical realism, which may be the least appealing type of book.
opinions on Peter Sotos?
he produced many zines dedicated to serial murderers, child abusers and nazi criminals
he writes in a first person perspective and aims for shock value, often praising such acts
he's also a notable enthusiast and worked with a handful of musicians
Buyer's Market is his self-proclaimed masterpiece
The least I can say is that he's got a very clear understanding of the way language affects people, and how to construct his prose to illicit a particular response. He ought to write advertisements, honestly.
Makes me wish William Bennett would write a book, but what are you going to do?
>tfw no Kindle edition
I've been looking for a book like this for ages. Has anyone read it? I have always considered the far-left to be mentally il and I am hoping this book can articulate what I have always desperately wanted to know, namely, the underlying reasons why someone becomes a politically correct lunatic
>I have a stated position
>I read to cement my position
>I cannot escape the hugbox and embrace new ideas
You are the /lit/ equivalent of an old man watching fox news cycles on repeat. Not making a commentary on your political positions which I tend to agree with, but rather your general ignorance
>by an MD
You realize there are no more politically incoherent individuals than MDs. Their political opinions all stream from tort-reform and instituting regressive taxes.
How do you guys come up with the money to buy so many books?
I steal it from my dad
Pretty richfag here. I use the library, alibris often sells for 1-99 cents + 3.50 shipping, and I pirate.
If you are buying full price from amazon or big box book stores (unless you are buying modern library or everyman or folio editions) you are doing it wrng.
>foreword has spoilers
How long do you read for in a single day and many pages do you read per hour? I'm setting a goal for myself to read for longer periods of time and at a faster speed and I want to set a realistic goal.
I prefer to take my time, read closely, weigh each word, each sentence, etc., ask questions, and so on, which generally puts me at a pace of about 30-40 pages an hour. If I'm speed reading, it would probably be several times that number, but honestly, why read anything that you're not completely interested in? If it's for school, I would think that a good rate of knowledge retention would similarly necessitate a more slow, deliberate approach. I'm a full-time college student, so I'll generally read for about eight hours a day, but rarely all in one sitting.
God I just started reading this and I had to put it down because it was making me too jealous/ depressed about my own life.
What did she mean by that
> Anglo poetry
Nails on a chalk board! Make it stop, Mommy! Make it stop!
Sylvia wanted an uncomplicated life where a man took care of her and told her what to do. Fascism for her was a desireable patriarchy, since being single meant fending for herself while subjecting herself to the whims of educated men, mostly phonies. She wanted a blue collar man to make her a housewife and exert his control so she didnt have to (badly) control her own life. She was the anti-feminist.