Just finished this, should I read Go set a Watchman? Also: thoughts about the book
Which edition of Siddhartha to get?
it does not really matter much it is an enjoyable but short and inconsequential read, you should just skip the fan-fiction and read actual Buddhist/Daoist/Hindu/etc primary texts if you are interested in eastern philosophy/religion
What's the consensus on this guy?
I am a dirty sock, in a pile of clean socks
The sock i match with is clean, but I am dirty
I am a dirty, dirty sock.
Nobody will wear me, and because of me nobody will wear my pair
I am dirty but you can't clean me, I'm dirty beyond repair.
I was left out of the laundry, only by chance
A clean sock I would be if my owner took a second glance
No soap suds for me, no rinse and no spin
I'm a dirty sock and I belong in the bin
I just bought House of Leaves and so far, I'm loving it.
What an abomination of a trainwreck.
Do you guys know any other good, similair books?
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Could you recommend some books in which the protagonist lives a lonely life and dies alone?
Why are old philosophical books (eg: the greeks) so dry? it feels like the author is just monotonously reciting his ideas without any passion or a theme that gets you interested in it, compared to some modern literature let's say.
Give me some really really short books to read so i can increase my Goodreads' read-list by a huge margin
Pocket Primer (María Santiago)
Just Because You Are My Husband, Doesn't Mean I Have to Love You (Marcia Arbor)
Star-Stones (José Alberto Garcia)
Lest We Forget... (Bruce Elman)
Trismegurta [Academy Personal Series] (Pseudo-Trismegristis of Aleppo)
Frog on the Lotus (Pi Ling)
Hamster Shavings (Bart Brennel)
But Poop (Farty Butman)
As Poopy But (Elias Rectim)
Pennis Dicks (Rosa Saltman)
Opisa Fahgot (Yuri Gay)
Thanks, random guy!
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What did this part mean? Am we supposed to know?
>The way it ended with Gertrude Stein was strange enough. We had become very good friends [...]
>It was before noon but the maidservant poured me a glass of eau-de-vie, put it in my hand and winked happily. The colorless alcohol felt good on my tongue and it was still in my mouth when I heard someone speaking to Miss Stein as I had never heard one person speak to another; never, anywhere, ever.
>Then Miss Stein's voice came pleading and begging, saying, 'Don't, pussy. Don't. Don't, please don't. I'll do anything, pussy, but please don't do it. Please don't. Please don't, pussy.'
>I swallowed the drink and put the glass down on the table and started for the door
are there any books about social progressivism? i'm looking into how the 'movement' if you can call it that began and how it gained traction? thanks friendos
de Condorcet, Outlines of an historical view of the progress of the human mind
Turgot on Progress, Sociology and Economics. A Philosophical Review of the Successive Advances of the Human Mind on Universal History Reflections on the Formation and the Distribution of Wealth
Kant, Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View
Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of History
Spencer, Progress: Its Law and Cause
Comte, A General View of Positivism
Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
If you want a article on the growing acceptance of transgender/queer/non-binary sexuality or fetishized sexual deviance, read Berlant and Warner's Sex In Public.
it ends with a scene of a man voluntarily being gagged by having milk poured down his throat in a sex show
"I am Ra[...]The Confederation of Planets in the Service of the Infinite Creator has only one important statement. That statement, my friends, as you know, is 'All things, all of life, all of the creation is part of one original thought.'[...]
We are those who are of [The Law of One]. In our vibration the polarities are harmonized, the complexities are simplified, and the paradoxes have their solution. We are one. That is our nature and our purpose[...]
That which is infinite cannot be many, for many-ness is a finite concept. To have infinity you...
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Yeah look I'm going to ignore everything you typed in and just post my version of that image.
thoughts on this? what publishers should be where, should we make it more detailed?
Should be more like:
A few more I can't remember atm
Mass market tier:
Have there been any film adaptations of good books that didn't fuck up the story by making the love angle front and center/sticking one in? Pic related
What's the general opinion on this guy in /lit/? I use to see his shit in charts but he's never discussed.
He is the best writer of that generation. Absalom, Absalom is amazing, and his prose is incredibly difficult but rewarding. He is influential, most of /lit/'s favorite authors owe him at least some literary debt. Suttree for example is very "Faulknerian".
Beyond that, almost all of his work is worth reading.
On Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon - "I have sat and slept though this novel for five days and words would fail me if logorhoea were not so catching." and "It [Rocket] may have been of such heavy symbolic intent that it went under my head"
On The Decay of the Angel - "This is not writing, this is Barbara Cartland - and Barbara Cartland at least has the courage not to commit hara-kiri over it"
On Look at the Harlequins! by Vladimir Nabokov - "This is the novel to end all of Nabokov's novels - or at least one hopes...
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