Recommend me some satanic fiction pls. Hail Satan!
What books do you recommend for forging a strong will or breaking through societies constructs in order to live a free life?
>breaking through societies constructs
do you even have to ask?
>every student has to take turns reading
Is there anything worse than this?
>That meathead who was stuttering and pausing between every word and couldn't pronounce "privacy"
>read a Russian novel
>half of it is in French
>One night when Beauclerk and Langton had supped at a tavern in London, and sat till about three in the morning, it came into their heads to go and Knock up Johnson, and see if they could prevail on him to join them in a ramble. They rapped violently at the door of his chambers in the Temple, till at last he appeared in his shirt, with his little black wig on the top of his head, instead of a nightcap, and a poker in his hand, imagining, probably, that some ruffians were coming to attack him. When he discovered who they were, and was told their errand,...
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You should read the age of scandal, by T H White, it's got a whole chapter of stories about drunken 18th century aristocrats locking themselves up in rooms with a vow to drain a barrel of sherry, or walking a hundred miles between 5 parties.
Does anybody have the collected poems of T.S. Eliot, and would mind sharing what edition they have and if it does actually include all of his poetry?
I have this one and it has all his poems from 1909-1962.
From prufrock and other observations to four quartets, including occasional verses.
The table of contents can be seen on Amazon.
Australia is the centre of contemporary poetry. Can anyone prove me wrong? Didn't think so
is Ubu Roi the new meme? (pronounced mee mee, of course)
Right now I'm sitting in bed with my macbook. I spend pretty much every night like this yet i'm flanked by a piles of books. I tell myself "tonight is the night, I'm going to read this book" but I can never bring myself to. I'll take some books off the shelf or fossick through the piles and flick through, but I can't seem to start and finish one.
Have any of you been in this situation? How did you get yourself to fucking get your respective act together and exercise some discipline and self-restraint?
Cancel your internet subscription. Cancel internet on your phone. I did that and now I just read and listen to music and clean when I'm at home. Works wonders on your sleeping habits as well.
Still use internet at uni though, so you're not completely detached from social shit.
Unless you have the willpower you admittedly don't have, no. Its really not that bad though, I live 6 months out of the year with no cell or internet service, I just do all that stuff when I go into town at the library once or twice a week. It makes me much more productive desu.
I'm studying the Odessey for a uni course that I am taking at the moment. It makes me feel nostalgic as it reminds me of Percy Jackson, a book series that I loved when I was a teenager. I was very obsessed eith Greek mythology but stopped reading the book series when I got older. Should I go back and read the new Percy Jackson novels? I am 20 and I know that I am technically too old for this book series, but damn, reading the Odessey is making me feel so nostalgic!
What does the roof squirrel represent in the young Hegelians philosophy?
Also, why were the German philosophers so edgy and smug?
Who else here doesn't have English as their primary language? How do you people read English literature? And if you happen to come across a word which you don't understand, what do you do?
I'll be reading pic related, and I tried to read a few pages, but vocabulury is out of my reach. How do you suggest I should read it? Should I use a dictionary?
I mostly disregard the word and guess it's meaning from context. If that doesn't seem possible and the word relevant, I go to
for a quick fix
Who are the major writers of Canada, Ireland and Australia to know about? Preparing for uni right now and can't find a good, comprehensive list about this area. I really don't know any apart from Wilde and Joyce.
>the warosu archive will be back they said
>he's just on vacation they said
Hello Lit, in my book club we have one member who believes in critical theory, very much a postmodernist. Which makes it very hard to discuss books due to her using these arguments of critical theory. She is a lesbian and wants to look at every book through a lesbian, female or feminist viewpoint. What is the best arguments to take on critical theory and in particular, post modernism? Counter examples maybe? Or maybe a few philosophers have argued against it? Let me know the best way to attack as it is driving me mad....
you can 'do' critical theory without believing in its philosophical orientations. If she's making a strong case and the only thing you can do is strawman the boogyman of the postmodern, that's pretty childish.