Where should I start if I want to get a good grip of cultural theory?
I just don't want to read about critical theory, I want to be able to apply it myself, reaching my own conclusions.
woops misread 'cultural theory' as 'critical theory'
anyways, you're barking up the wrong tree. 'cultural theory' is even more broad then 'critical theory' and critical theory is really fucking broad, because 'culture' (and 'theory' t-b-h) can mean many radically different things to different people
you're better off starting from the basic sociology with foundations in philosophy and moving on from there
What do you think about this book?
Also, do you like this cover or which one do you prefer?
the image (pic related) leads to https://steamcommunity.com/id/Penwin/ to https://bandcamp.com/louisherriot, so whoever wrote it is probably vaporwave loving trash.
just started this
well i've seen the movie, which i really liked, but i've always wanted to read the book, so far it's good, only on page 40 or so, not the best writing not the worst. more in it for the story.
How do you feel about Raymond Carver? Do you like him? Why?
He fine. I like him as an american Chekhov influenced writer. I mean, minimal everyday themes, weak and pityful characters... his concise prose ain't as good as Chekhov's tho and maybe Chekhov portraits them characters in a more universal mature way, while Carver sometimes kinda falls for the "muh dirt muh scum muh white trash" meme; although, when it comes to that theme, I'm glad we got Carver despite Bukowski.
he's one of the only authors books I like.
I was kind of disappointed when I found out the minimalism was often just his editor's doing though.
I like the ideas more of dietpepsi minimalism or kmart realism, it's probably about the only thing I'll ever be smart enough to write.
thanks for remind me of this op
Brewing some hemlock now. Thank you based Socrates, this truly is the patrician way to go out
Is this a thing? I don't know shit about printing and I wonder what happens if I download a digital book, maybe one out of print, and want to transform that into an actual physical one. What should I keep in mind? Is there a place that does this with quality paper? I assume it's going to be expensive, but how much if we assume I want similar quality to one edition that costs, as an example, 30 dollars?
OP here. I'm not talking about doing it myself, but paying for it.
What's the best translation of the Iliad/Odyssey for the first read? Is the guide right in choosing Alexander Pope?
Also, does anyone know what translation the Penguin version in pic related is?
best android app for reading books? I use aldiko because of white pages and esthetics. What about your choice?
What's your fav Faulkner short story?
Is Lysistrata a feminist landmark or misogynistic trash?
ITT: characters who did nothing wrong
>he reads the acknowledgements
Because the other thread is by a 17 year old edgelord,..
>Master and Margerita, Mikhail Bulgakov
>The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain
>The Screwtape Letter, C. S. Lewis