How do you read philosophy?
Do you read it aloud?
Do you take notes?
this is how u can tell philosophy was a bad idea, ppl have been working on it for 2500 years but u still just start from day one and pick and choose the parts u like as if it's just a big opinion buffet...sure we all pick and choose the parts of art history that suite our taste or not, but art never claims to be working on some grand project...what happens when there is 10,000 years of recorded history and no one can possibly still start with the greeks and read through everything up to the year 8000AD or whatever...
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may be an obvious one, but pic related is my top pick
that or any rand
Quotes that made you cry?
>The return to civilization was for her the return to soma, was the possibility of lying in bed and taking holiday after holiday, without ever having to come back to a headache or fit of vomiting.
I've worked hard to appreciate these little things in life. And now some jerk writer wants to belittle them. Come on.
pretentious cuck, or legitimately good writer?
I write down some of my thoughts when I get high. Is anyone interested:
>I get people that go get exorcised. It’s religious people that turn to god for their mental problems.
>But a person who seeks to know more than the common crowd ought to be ashamed of himself for looking for doubt in common ways of speaking
Is he dissing linguists here?
bro, I'm planning on doing literature with a minor in philosophy, so I can become a writer for film and TV here at least.
planing on studying then another post bachelor degree over african history, I would love to write about african history and write novels for movies and series made over african history.
At least I see the african studies working for me, but I seriously wonder how it's gonna work for those faggots.
Do they even have a plan to make money off that major?
it actually bothers me that there's people retarded enough to make that picture.
anyways, you're a faggot if your only goal is to make money. you're also stupid if you think you can't learn whatever you need to know about being a writer outside of university.
I read a Chretien de Troyes anthology when I was younger and enjoyed it. By far it had the most realistic depiction of medieval fighting, aka people beating the shit out of each other, but swords can't cut through plate. They've got a spontaneity and authenticity you just don't see in the usual literature. This guy could teach the Romantics a thing or two, and probably did.
Have I simply lucked onto the best of the bunch, or are there more stellar volumes out there waiting to be read?
He's perhaps the most well-known, but other or older works in the cycle are great for different reasons. Gawain and the Green Knight, and this >>7629079
Then you also get the Carolingian cycle... the song of Roland as I remember it is pretty much one detailed battle.
Just finished The Road.
It was a perfect book plus two pages.
The story to me only works if it is the story of the last child on Earth.
I thought that was the entire point of the roasted baby scene. To establish that no more children can survive in this world. The man and his boy were only able to live so long through a series of serious good luck. That this truly is, and has been from the beginning, a world utterly without hope. It is about finding meaning in life even without hope, the beauty in the fact that this is the last child the world will ever see and he was able...
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Your face when you realize /lit/'s sudden hatred for Thomas Pynchon was started by Pynchon himself
Wallace, Pynchon stocks plunging! John Williams and Willy Gaddis's stocks surging! Unemployment still high! Wages still low!
What happens when medical or technical immortality is possible, /lit/? Will it invalidate writings on the impermanence of life?
What does /lit/ think about Oscar Wilde.
Is it just pretentious?
>reading anything other than non-fiction
are there any great horror novels?
I know lit's got a bug up its ass about King but Misery I think is genuinely both a beautiful and haunting horror novel.
I read this the week my cousin died when I was 10. When the
coffin is overturnedI threw the book on the floor and didnt finish it for another 5 years or so. Huge impact on my young life.
I think The Shining is also up there, as is the Hellbound Heart and Books of Blood Vol 1
What is up with /lit/'s absolute hard-on for classical literature at the seeming expense of contemporary lit?
[Accidentally posted this as a reply to another thread instead of an independent one, sorry]
And there's nothing to be gained from studying Green, Rowling, Pynchon, King, etc.?
Or to elevate(?) things slightly, Wallace isn't either?
It seems slightly disingenuous to suggest that literature as a medium died somewhere between 50 and 100 years ago is my point.
Classics: tried and true, known to be great. Foundation of modern literature through allusions and references.
Contemporary: have to sort through the shit to find what's worth reading, most will be unknown in 10 years because it sucks