Are there any texts which would improve my argumentative skills?
I'm really terrible at arguing/debating, probably couldn't even convince someone that the sky appears blue
Fav subcultural group of all time?
Is there a good literary representation of them?
Are there any classic psychoanalytical essays/books that talked explicitly about sex, especially male lust, in terms of its imposing interior unconscious desires onto an exterior object or person?
I know this is almost a fundamental assumption in psychoanalysis, that the psyche constructs its internal reality and imposes it outward, but I was hoping to find explicit statements and (ideally) methodology.
You won't get what you're actually looking for.
You're looking for a book which explicitly gives you a description of the psyché behind sex, there is to this day none since the only domain looking into that is the freudian psychanlytic method, so follow anons advice and read Freud, he may give you his position on the way things are based on his own observations and conclusions.
Read it with a certain distant view, you may enjoy his thinking or hate it. Depends if that was what you were...
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How does /lit/ think of this book?
post some interesting biographies/autobiographies
Got a load of free books from a rejected second hand sale.
Which should I salvage /lit/
Dan Simmons thread?
I know he's probably pleb tier by /lit/ standards, but which book of his should I read next?
Nearly finished pic related but have also read:
Fall of Hyperion
"The Abominable" sounds very similar to The Terror based on the description. I'm leaning towards Song of Kali or Black Hills. Any suggestions?
For genre-fiction he is high-tier, being able to switch between fantasy/sci-fi/horror and usually get a good reception is pretty impressive tbhf.
out of the ones I've read
Hyperion - 8
The Terror 8.5
Song of Kali - 7
Black Hills - 5
Black hills is kinda of uninteresting but worth a read if you are a huge fan I guess, would rec. Song of Kali over it for sure.
Hyperion is one of my favourites. I enjoyed it much more the second time around. Fall of Hyperion not so much. The first half was pretty good but felt the Severn & the Core arc got a bit too complicated.
This book is propably from either 1599 or 1522 or 1592 it is very old and faded away can anyone help me find more information for this ???
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>Being serious is for pussies
Shitposting and dank memes
What is the most difficult book you guys have ever read?
for me it would be " The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. I had to read it several times to feel comfortable and understnd it fully. In fact it is in the form of a capsule. The symbols used therein are not easy to understand at first. However, the book tempts one to read it again and again. The inspirational aspect of the book is awesome but one can get to it only after arduous effort. Santiago, the protagonist, is such a wonderful creation of the Nobel lauret but going into his word was certainly not easy for me. Manolin is indeed captivating. Any way I enjoy reading of this type of stuff. It gave me the joy similar to guessing the answer of a riddle after thinking hard. And I would love to read it again. I will.\
>for me it would be " The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.
Isn't Hemingway supposed to be the easiest read possible?
I mean, his talent as far as I see is his simplicity.
Or are maybe you are baiting, OP?
I tried to read Moby Dick last year. I am a really great reader, and had already read modern and contemporary classics like Don Quixote, Harry Potter, Got, Cristo, et cetera. But Moby Dick... I just couldn't. At the time I was expecting epic whale fights and tons of suspense... NOPE. I know every book deals with themes like social class, religion and the like but blimey, Moby Dick took the proverbial cake at the time
I'm reading Ficciones. So far, the book is great, but am I the only one who finds most of the references unnecessary?
>En la literatura de este hemisferio (como en el mundo subsistente de Meinong) abundan los objetos ideales
Why was the reference to Meinong's ideal objects necessary? It provides no further clarification of what is going on in the text.
>De esta estructura cabe repetir lo que declaró Schopenhauer de las doce categorías kantianas: todo lo sacrifica a un furor simétrico....
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Borges sometimes likes to write in a pastiche of academic styles. I think you can figure it out from there...
They may also serve the same purpose as the contradictory details he often throws in. Not exactly misdirection, nor confusion... relativism, something in between all these.
No need to understand any references, beyond perhaps the basics of mythology in a couple cases. They enrich, but aren't required.
Who the FUCK remember?
How do you like to read, /lit/? Do you read always in the same place? Do you have a special chair?
I personally read on bed all my life, but I feel uncomfortable when reading during the day, and that happens a lot. How do you read for hours while sitting? I found the positions of my legs, that's where I place the book to be to most troublesome.
Tell me how did you improve your comfort while reading.
I wish I could read anywhere like in a moving vehicle for example but I get sick in the stomach . I prefer to read laying down in complete silence. But I've trained myself to read with my girlfriend in the same room watching retarded television shows
>She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.
Do you think this is a good line?
Was the Buddha a theist?