Anon shared scanned book here. I nicely cropped all the pages (since I don't have life at the moment) and wanted to make pdf. Tried apply various Irfanview batch settings but not happy with results. Any advice for some filters or something, don't want to leave it unfinished.
I vaguely recall making PDF conversions through Calibre? Just putting all images in a CBZ file (that's a renamed ZIP, so I guess simply ZIP works as well) and converting to PDF worked, I think?
Thoughts on Robert Anton Wilson and his works?
better than Leary Or Mckenna
I need some opinions. I'm writing on a project (hopefully a book) with an omniscient narrator, but I'm thinking of having narrator actually communicate with the characters. I know it's really odd and a bit too experimental, but I have a reason behind this. The book itself is about (well, it's more specific than this, but I'm not going to give away specifics in case my concepts are stolen [I'm sure none of the writers on /lit/ would honestly blame me]) grief and lack of closure (or the delay of closure), and I'm thinking I want an omniscient...
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you're being kind of a faggot
you want us to help you but because you think your idea might be "stolen" (seriously OP, i'm sure whatever you have going has been done before and much better if it relies on some gimmick that can't be revealed to us) you give no context as to why that choice would make any sense and so we really can't be fucked to think about it
i really like it but i'm german an did read it in it's original german version and i guess there has been quite a lot lost in translation.
it's basically a 500 page love-letter to literature in a weird-funny fanatsy-world, a little like pratchett but better, with more effort, a little deeper. also it's incredibly well written in regards of immersion, you really really dive into this world of literature. there are also a lot of remarks to classical literature and writing and so on, so... yeah,...
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What's the best English/Spanish translation of the Quran? I really don't want to learn an entire new language just for 1 book.
Also: is it any good? I've only read a few excerpts and it sounds a bit repetitive and angry.
I've watched a few Islamic lectures on youtube and have found people like Hamza Yusuf and Abdal Hakim Murad really informative and have made me curious of the whole thing. Is it worth it?
Every Muslim scholar I've listened to sounds a thousand times more logical and knowledgable than my local Christian priest. While I still don't believe any of it, it sounds interesting and I'm willing to be open-minded to the idea of an impersonal God. I also want to find out if it's really beautiful and poetic or evil and violent.
I read the Twilight books to find out for myself if they're awful or not (they are), and I'm willing to read the Quran to make an informed opinion for myself as well.
>Every Muslim scholar I've listened to sounds a thousand times more logical and knowledgable than my local Christian priest.
Maybe that's because you're comparing academic religion with your parishioner
>character in a russian novel mentions Schiller, Byron, or Goethe
>reading an english translation of a russian novel
>not comprehending the fact that people have been furiously translating works since there was more than one known language.
Did you forget to take your trendy friendly butt plug out or something, Jim?
>character in Russian novel starts speaking in French
>when you read a book and it references another classic and spoils the ending for it
Books you have in a foreign language
Here is a hungarian Gravity's Rainbow
Anyone here read this?
This is a general Presocratics thread. Post your thoughts, questions, requests, or anything having to do with the Presocratics.
I have a couple of questions:
1. Is there an English translation for the PS of the same quality as DK?
2. Is there anything to be gained from articles about PS? I have read about ten articles on how (and if) Thales predicted the eclipse of 585BC and have ended up confused, rather than enlightened.
3. What the fuck is Heraclitus talking about?
Based on the the previous discussion (which died out quick) lets compile a list of books that serve as an introduction to philosophy.
There is a google doc but it seems beyond reach for the average /lit/izen
Said previous thread: >>7600865
All suggestion welcome and lets not limit this to just western philosophy.
DONT LET THE THREAD DIE MOTHAFUCKAS
Ulysses just came in the mail, I opened it up and this is what I see.
Where the fuck are the quotation marks? Why are there these dashes where the quotation marks are supposed to be?
nah it's a pretty well known misprint. hold on to that copy though. it might be collector's item one day. wait until you find the page where all the periods are commas and the commas periods.
How do I evoke that old west feeling of adventure. I've only seen it done really well in films like these
I'm aware the music is playing a prominent role in this feeling here. How do I do this with words?
Are there any works about unrequited love, preferably where the admirer exists in a state of limerence?