Literary confession thread
Daily reminder to learn a new language
>apprendere parole che non sono onomatopee
ZANG TUMB TUMB SENPAI
Is there any solid argument against the use of feminist theory to analyze literature? Something specific, as opposed to simply saying that irrelevant theories shouldn't be used to analyze literature. I went into it thinking it would all be bullshit, but I'm beginning to see how it could be useful in understanding our western culture. I do believe that "feminist" theory is a bit of a misnomer though.
fuck you she's cute, and falling in love with historical depictions of women is the most beautiful tragedy out there
Just finished this... holy shit. That ending was fucking bizarre. Are the rest of Pynchon's books as good as this? Which one should I read next? The only other one I have read is Inherent Vice.
>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
>it's a novel
When did the word "meme" become any funny picture on the Internet?
1998 according to the OED
Sci. & Technol. Week (transcript of CNN TV programme) (Nexis) 24 Jan. The next thing you know, his friends have forwarded it [sc. an animation of a dancing baby] on and it's become a net meme.
>be even slightly pessimistic
>get told I want nuclear annihilation
>actually do but can't admit
>crawl away from the argument
GF of three years wants to take a break. Any books to help with that feel?
Also literary melancholy circle jerk general.
Grab a barstool and share why you're sad. Other anons can suggest books to help or shitpost and call you names.
Should I stop playing guitar and start becoming /lit/? I don't have the time to play anymore anyway because of studying in STEM. Also I've got a pretty decent selection of books.
Pic not related
>Louis Menand argues in The New Yorker that Eliot regarded women the way he regarded Jews, seeing both as responsible for irrationality and romanticism
Was Eliot right?
But you want a woman bashing thread, so I'll give you the response you're looking for, and I'll even include a frog image:
Women suck and giving them the vote was the cause of the destruction of the west! Take the redpill! Join the sluthate movement!
You look so weak and tired now,old boy
I can see there's still fight left in you,old boy
Your skin is pale, your looking meek
you can only turn the other cheeck
Remembering your greatest peaks, old boy
The underlings you once could crush close in
The vultures and the jackals for your skin
You don't resist against this harm
Your far too sick to raise an arm
Against this hungry fateful swarm, old boy
Books that will give me knowledge in these areas?
Have to read a book till friday and do a report for class. I was going to do something on Plato or Seneca, but my teacher told me I can't because we're done with the classical period.
So, /lit/, recommend me an easy interesting book.
(bonus points if it's actually good)
The teacher recommends Tolstoy, Dostoyevski, Balzac, Zola & Stendhal, or any modern 20th century literature.
Can /lit/ decipher the Voynich Manuscript?
Any books to get me out of depression?
Also, how does the meme philosophy of niet, kierkegaard and wittenstein compare to this book in terms of leading a "better" life and other stuff
I like stoicism but never found meditations to really be the primer on self help, it's a lot of unstructured musings written by Aurelius when he was on campaign. They weren't even meant to be shared, much less as teaching material. You can get some good stuff out of it, but still.
Stuff like the Enchiridion is pretty short and more structured primer on the philosophy. Seneca's letters are also designed in a way of giving advice rather than just mulling over his life.
Nietzsche is a raving edgelord, Kierkegaard is basically the bastard child of Socrates and Augustine and has the best prose in philosophy, Wittenstein has autism.
Stoicism barely qualifies as a philosophy, it's more of a delusion if anything.
Let my waifu explain it to you
What the hell, I thought he was a /lit/ meme and then I actually read him and I fucking love him. There's just so much innocent candor and passion in his work. What are the best translations?
Hello, /lit/. I was wondering if there's a book in which everyone lives in a sort of bubble, slaves to some sort of corporation that forces people to work for them, or something like that. I've yet to read 1984 and Brave New World, are they similar to what I'm asking for?
I'm looking for something to read. It can be anything, as long as its realistic and set in about 30 years/in the year 2050.
Technologies at that time:
>Internet of Things
Maybe you know a good book worth reading?
ITT: One-hit wonders.
Best writers that aren't American/British/European?
Okay guys, I am going to take a break from reading blood meridian because it's too hard, and because it's halloween in a week, I'm going to start reading dracula.
Who would win in a fight, Gandalf of Dumbledore?
For those who have read Knausgaard's ' My Struggle', how would you rank each book from best to worst?
2 > 1 > 5 > 3 = 4
1 and 2 were incredible. But after I read 5 I went back and read 1 again and enjoyed it a lot less than the first time. It's possible they're actually all about equally good, but the novelty of the project makes your first exposure to it the most powerful.
Has post-modernism allowed people to alienate themselves from the horrors they experience and contribute to? I feel like modernism was the only period in which humanity actually faced up to the brutality of their experience and whilst it was obviously flawed, some of the flaws were effectively dealt with by post-modernism, it had a pretty good 'food first, morals later' sort of attitude that po-mo has basically turned on its head, ending up chasing their tails infinitely.
Which of these books is most similar to Yuru Yuri?
Anyone else read Father Seraphim's critique of Nietzsche in "Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age"?
He's right on the money: Nietzsche doesn't cure nihilism, he only aggravates it, becoming sublated in its "dialectic".
Considering Nietzsche didn't set out to "cure nihilism", I am not at all surprised that this retarded Christian misunderstood him.
The whole point of Thus Spoke Zarathustra is to encourage those who are capable to create their OWN cure. Nietzsche did not preach, as le Christian 'Father' does, and unlike him he certainly didn't advocate a 'one size fits all' approach.