Why do people still write stories when Joseph Campbell already proved they're all just rehashes of the same prototypical monomyth?
What is the best online literary/academic database if I want to be able to find high quality essays/publications about literature? Preferably something free
>best online literary/academic database
>Preferably something free
No academic database is free. You might be able to access it through your public library's website for free though.
JSTOR is another option, but it's not that great.
MLA has a database too. I haven't used it in a while, but I remember it being good.
What is the name of the novel you could force a random man off the street to read where if he doesn't cry when he's finished then you know he's a soulless psychopath?
Has anyone here ever read an H.P Lovecraft novel, if so, which one is your favorite?, personally, my favorite is Call of Cthulhu, although it is his most well known, it has a special place in my heart because it actually made me ponder my role in the greater cosmos
He only wrote one novel: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, though I suppose you could bend the definition and include his five novellas: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, At the Mountains of Madness, The Whisperer in Darkness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, & The Shadow Out of Time. I've read all his stories, and Mountains is my favorite from that list.
Who's the Aristotle of economic literature?
>inb4 shart of the deal
After reading the chapter Of Women by Schopenahauer and while reading a realistic novel I sank in depression. This never happened to me. Fuck, I was happy guys.The more educated in literature I become the more unhappy I am. Fuck all of you. I'm going to leave this shit. Fuck you and your books you unhappy shits
Let us come together and discuss Christian themed literature from a secular perspective.
Confessions of St. Augustine
The Name of the Rose
Does anyone else here despair at the enormity of their "to read" list?
It wouldn't be so bad if I actually had a place to read in my house. I can only read for about an hour each night while in bed. And I'm a slow reader so it takes me about a week to get through a 280 page book.
>despair at the enormity of their "to read"
Why don't you just watch TV if it's too hard for you
I want to read Mein Kampf to have a look into the mind of Hitler but (You) can't get a physical copy at libraries without a special permit or something and I'm scared of downloading a digital copy bc I fear the FBI or CIA track anyone who downloads the book. What do?
It's finally out
thoughts on this man?
started reading a book of aforisms because i was bored in uni waiting for the class to start.
i know its not the best way to approach someone but the rest of books were in french and i only slept 3 hours in the past 2 days.
I know there is a book of him talking about insomnia and thats why i had a little interest in him. Im a bit into pessimism so thats why i checkd him but not ver efficiently today.
In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti
1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out...
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What is the grimmest piece of literature out there? I want to read something pessimistic.
700+ pages of pure suffering.
Is there anybody in literature and mythology who can beat Sun WuKong
Is there a character that could even possibly EVEN TOUCH Sun WuKong? Let alone defeat him. And I’m not talking about Edo Tensei Sun WuKong. I’m not talking about Gedou Rinne Tensei Sun WuKong either. Hell, I’m not even talking about Juubi Jinchuuriki Gedou Rinne Tensei Sun WuKong with the Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan and Rinnegan doujutsus (with the rikodou abilities and being capable of both Amateratsu and Tsukuyomi genjutsu), equipped with his Gunbai, a perfect Susano’o, control of the juubi and Gedou Mazou, with Hashirama Senju’s DNA implanted in him so he has mokuton...
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would you say yes or no?
In the last 300 years we haven't had a great thinker. My judgment is bold, since Kant is included. All the great thinkers of recent centuries from Kant to Benedetto Croce have only cultivated the garden.
Just finished reading Children.
Am I just dum or the multi chapter-long ramblings about prescience and politics (that being 90% of each book) are really really really hard to comprehend, with their paradigms changing constantly? I find myself rereading a chapter three times and having no fucking idea what the fuck is going on. I also have no fucking idea about the motivations of the characters, since they seem to change every other chapter as well.
There are passages about the nature of the universe and politics that do strongly resonate with me, but for each of those there are hundreds that make no sense or contradict each other and the main plot is also contradictory and absolutely unpredictable.
How many times will I have to reread this shit to comprehend it?
Two pairs of broad lateral “wings” and a number of other projections...
Authors millennials will never read.
/pol/ here. What are the most interesting books about nigger problems, that are actually well-informed by philosophical/cultural critique?
I don't mean Ta-Nehisi Coates pop Oprah bullshit. That shit is for Tumblr babbies. Please tell me there are some real hardcore leftist niggers, like TJSotomayor with degrees in continental philosophy.
What do you think about moral relativism?
Pic not related of course.
My objection to realism is primarily metaphysical. I am not willing to maintain ontological commitments to moral entities, so relativism is my only real option and it seems that's just a slippery slope that inevitably leads you to moral nihilism.
Why did she not amount to anything greater?
Can we get a non-meme thread about Dhalgren? Is it worth reading? How is the prose? The guy who keeps saying that Dhalgren is the most complex novel in literary history need not post.
Is he right, /lit/? Have you tried it? What are your techniques for making writing easier?
Also, have a Joyce pic.
Yes. It helps clear the mind and after doing it for a while and getting comfortable with the routine and route, you're mind has no where else to wonder but to tackle with what's on it. Exercise should also be done too routinely to help you mentally, but I believe everyone should take an hour out of their day to walk a route.
>It helps clear the mind and after doing it for a while and getting comfortable with the routine and route, you're mind has no where else to wonder but to tackle with what's on it.
Like using the boredom of the well-known route to make your mind make something of its own?
That's an interesting take on it.
you think he cares about not getting the nobel prize
>But an examination of his life reveals a yearning for marriage frustrated by a train of rejections. In the year 1831, Schopenhauer fell in love with a girl named Flora Weiss. At a boat party in Germany he made his advance by offering her a bunch of grapes. Flora’s diary records this event as follows: "I didn’t want the grapes because old Schopenhauer had touched them, so I let them slide, quite gently into the water." Apparently, she was underwhelmed.