No crit thread?
Pic related is the opening of a fantasy novel I started today, not really sure where it's going, just wanted to make sure the writing style worked
I sighed, feeling myself exhale. This was not easy. it was time to put him out of his misery.
I remember when I had first heard that phrase. I was a young child and walking with my dad along a dusty country lane near a village we used to stay in. A faded memory of a time long gone to the annals of unwritten history. At some point we discovered an old, worse-for-wear rabbit lying beside the road. It did not look good. My dad went over, crouched down and examined it.
“Well”, he said after a moment, and sighed, “thought as much.”
“What is it dad?” I asked,...
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Hey /lit/. I'm in the mood for a film tonight and I was hoping that you guys could recommend me some of the best films relating to literature, philosophy and/or their writers.
>society tells me that christians hate logic and reason
>read atheist and nihilist philosophers
>bunch of logic denying fags who make up their own axiom
>turns out christians love logic and reason the most
i grew out of my edgy atheist phase when i studied philosophy in college and realized all of the smartest and most interesting people around me were some kind of theist.
I feel like there's a point in philosophical maturity where many people realize that faith in a higher power actually makes more sense than many other views
>he uses the word "theory" when he should use hypothesis.
Is The Odyssey worth my time to read? Is it enjoyable? Pls respond quickly thanks
Also you do NOT have permission to save this image its pretty rare ty
I didn't understand, is this an instruction manual or not?
My writing professor said something I wrote sounded "deep"
Should I just end it all?
>writer is a recluse
Why are the lack of sexual relationships of an author an argument against his ideas?
this is the single greatest passage in Children's lit
honestly, Aesop's Fables and a big book of illustrated myths is all a child needs
god tier fables:
Wolf and the Sheep
Fox and the Sour Grapes
Stork and the Frogs
We'll never get to see literary works like those inspired by people who lived through history in the 20th century again, will we?
Would it even be possible for someone to release masterpieces like those inspired by WWI, WWII and even Vietnman today?
Do you think any of the old storytelling formats of the past will ever come back, especially as the present formats (mostly the novel) seem to be receding? Will anyone, for example, ever write another chivalric romance, or another epic poem?
Wrong and you're a pleb.
Absolutely OP. If you look at poets like Keats and Byron, they brought back romantic and chivalric poems from what was widely considered a dead genre, just as it is today. There's no reason that can't happen today, although it may just not happen with romance and chivalry, but perhaps another 'dead' genre.
How did I do lads?
Had a Blackwells gift card so I thought I'd pick up a few things I've been wanting for a while.
Adequate selection, read them don't let them sit around as some physical representation of your desire to be a patrician.
This guy is a trolling nigger don't pay attention to him.
Its your personal library, let him have his own shitty library with some shitty overly worn books stained with some other /lit/tard's cum.
I want to get into serious philosophy.
Is Schopenhauer's 'On Women' the best place to start or is it too challenging and deep for a novice?
It'll tell you your yearning for philosophical justification and intellectual process are a result of your sexual frustration, so if you carry on after that, you're probably only suitable to become a celibate academic rather than reproduce, so you could well succeed in that futile vein of "accomplishment".
of course, to not stumble on that cul-de-sac, you're going to need to sponsor a few whores back to a non-debased state, which is where most of /r9k/ falls down.
try his on suffering next if you think you're doing okay.
> challenging and deep
That little piss-ant straw-man rant is basically a grumpy letter to the editor that could have been penned by any pompous /lit/ misogynist. It can be understood and disregarded by anyone, regardless of brain damage.
Does this eventually get good? I'm about 80 pages in and it's just a bunch of Russians having a tea party.
What would be a good site or book to read myths and legends? I wanna write poetry thats more connected with something more mythical. If anyone can help please do.
>you have to read X before you ready Y
Is it the greatest meme of all?
Couple days back i saw this screencap from reddit, about how nothing good happens when you wake up from a bang, the responses to it had me cringing so hard. Anyone have the screenshot
>being unable to recite the greatest literary opening ever from memory
''Waking up to a huge CRASH always means something big is happening. It's never CRASH - mom made pancakes or CRASH - we decided to adopt a golden retriever.''
So, basically we're just gonna act all cynical and detached and ruminate the same old post-modern tropes? That's why your work will always be ersatz shit. There's no compassion, no real need for expression, just sad losers trying to add another facet to their lifestyle. Smarten up, kiddo
Is this his best work?
is a philosophy degree at undergrad a good route into practicing law or would that be a mistake?
do any of you have any experience with this?
Yeah, a philosophy degree is basically the default degree people get when planning on doing law. If you do that, look at other prerequisite courses that most law schools require or prefer to make sure you've taken all the pre-law courses your degree might not necessarily require.
But honestly I'm going to a fairly good law school right now, and the most common degrees are philosophy, economics, English and business. You can basically major in whatever you want as long as you do the pre-req courses,...
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Thanks alot. I'll be 27 when I graduate uni, do you think my age will affect my career prospects when it comes to finding work in the legal field? what sort of age range are the students in your school?
>Universal literacy was a mistake
What did he mean by this?
Sup /lit/, yes I fell for the meme. I genuinely believe this is the correct way to approach philosophy and literature. In my arsenal I currently have: Mythology, A Brief History of Ancient Greece, Iliad (Fitzgerald) & The Odyssey. My question is what other intermittent books did you find valuable before heading into Plato and Aristotle? Pic related seems dated.
>THE FROOT LOOPS GLISTENED
So did he go to heaven or hell?
DFW is in God's presence, as nothing is separate from God.
>Those who love God and prepare themselves to assimilate his light will begin to be transformed even in this life; they become "partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4). But those who resist and ignore God "harden their hearts" (Hebrews 3:15). If they "love darkness rather than light" (John 3:19), they will find the inescapable brilliance to be searing misery and paradoxical blindness.
are plays worth reading or are they memes? For example Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire etc.
Will you London litizens go to the royal academy to enjoy this?
many of the more famous works of art by female abstract expressionists is in Denver right now, where they're having a show exclusively dedicated to them. stupid to get irritated by that, though, because it's widely believed by art history scholars of all gender identities that the female abstract expressionists works were less substantial and more derivative than their male counterparts.
All the time. I've got one of these:
and read on my phone. Whenever I use a bath bomb I feel obligated to stay in the tub at least an hour, so I usually spend the time reading.
I get so sad whenever the word tub is mentioned. I used to live in a house with a bathtub, but recently I moved to one that does not have one (nor the space). Reading in bath is something so soothing and relaxing, and now I am not able to.
Can I visit any of your houses for an hour or so?
So the Divine Comedy is NOT Bible canon, correct? Was the book just that good and influencial that people directly apply its settings, characterizations, and analogies/metaphors to the Bible itself? Things like the 9 circles, 7 deadly sins, unbaptised babies going to Hell, and Hell basically being a never-ending flow of sinners and blasphemers. You know, shit like that. Anyone have any ideas?
He didn't pull that stuff out of thin air. Unbaptized babies going to hell was the usual teaching, the 7 deadly sins go back a long way, I don't know about the 9 circles of hell but the idea of there being different levels of hell would make sense since there were different levels of heaven (2 Cor 12:2) and pseudo-Dionysius expanded a lot on these levels of heaven iirc what I heard in a class years ago.
Any recs on key anthropology texts? Or any chart on how to into anthroplogy, social anthropology, or post structalist/structuralist anthroplogy?