Has anyone read this? What are your thoughts on the Red Book?
ive meant to, i wrote my own, basically. well, everything i write is basically this, recordings of the interactions between my conscious and subconscious and the ideas inbetween that i can grasp
Very, very interesting. Above all, unique. I would recommend reading it after his autobiography though, it helps to understand the events in his life that couldve influenced the red book. It can change your perspective on things, would recommend. One of my few 10/10s.
Good luck explaining it to normies if you read it public, though
So I'm writing a term paper for a German idealism/Marx class I took and I decided to write about the debate between labor theory and subjective theory of value. What are some good sources and arguments that you guys have in support of labor theory of value or in critique of it?
Value can't be truly subjective as it's determined by the ideology of the capitalist mode of production. Bukharin has a pretty good critique of SBT and marginal utility in general. Advertising creates and shapes desires. think about luxury products, their value is bound up in ideology.
What is McCarthy trying to convey with this book?
Without God violence is only meaningless?
Violence is inherit in Man?
Man is an abomination?
People from the 1800s like to drink?
in a way, i feel mccarthy is challenging us to a higher morality. for the kid, violence is innate to the world, comprising his being, but yet he still shows a spark, a bit of light through some of his efforts. he can't fulfill the archetypal evil that is the nature of the judge and is consumed, but even at some point the judge recognizes that soon there will be a falseness in things, but in a sense he's right, the dance is eternal, the cycle of violence innate, in whatever forms it changes too.
When did you realise that Lovecraft was shit?
>almost a daily thread about him
Maybe his style to try to describe the "unspeakable" wasn't the best, but stil, try to find someone (beside E.A.P and Stephen King) who can create a solid and dense horror atmosphere in ANY short story.
Yeah, that's what i thougt, nu-male
Have you ever emailed a writer you admire and did they write back?
I emailed Jonathan Safran Foer and he replied a month later (after I emailed him again to ask if he received the previous email) accusing me of writing an email that was inconsiderately long and being a "worryingly delusional" person. He asked me not to email him and and it really wasn't the reaction I was hoping for.
Redpill me on the kindle /lit/, is it worth it?
Can I put books I download from IRC on there?
How far along are you in the trilogy, /lit/?
Prove it, ya fraud.
Bros who are 25 or older, get in here. Let's talk about books, give recommendations, etc. Give your country, age, and what book you're reading. I'm convinced part of why /lit/ is so bad is because how most of /lit/ is immature college kids.
*NO TEENAGERS OR CURRENT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ALLOWED*
If you are one, don't come in here and lie about it anyway, eventually your behavior will have you found out.
Me: US, 28, "Noctures" by Ishiguro
post 'em lads
r8 h8 appreci8
Mine's about to not look as nice, though. Bought a house that doesn't have any long, non-windowed walls like my apartment now does.
>Alt-Right philosophy leaves all left-wing philosophy in the dust
>Neoreactionary philosophy leaves all Alt-Right philosophy in the dust
>Nick Land's philosophy leaves all neoreactionary philosophy in the dust
Where do I go from here?
Poetry critique thread
Post your shit to get ripped apart, then rip apart other's.
what were ro happen if
train of thought is lost in mindless sweeps
car parts brought together by one crank shaft
torque-to-be disassembled to form an imperfection
there is pressure behind each relief
a shape in the dark, absence
each line is by itself, spinning
at 70-120 miles per second
in the mind of the beholder
lo and behold,
an absent sun
Can you find a female foil for Pynchon?
>dfw fanboys still misconstrue DFW's place on /lit/
Why is this book so despised here?
What's a genre that seriously needs a good book? Im thinking giant monster...
I'm writing a new book (my others have sold quite well, you may have seen them on TV) and have decided to let a group of internet people choose the genre!
Hi! I need any suggestion of a romance book.
I just finished reading "the art of loving" and i need to belive in love again.
Even poems are good
Sometimes, I'll be driving my car, and I'll wonder to myself, how am I even doing this?
As a matter of fact, what am 'I'? I move my arms to turn the wheel to direct the car how it should go. I press my foot down on the gas with the right pressure to make the car go as fast or slow as it needs to go. This all occurs in real time. My body is doing these things, and it almost seems out of my control. Do I really have any control at all? Do I have any free will at all? And if my doing these things subconsciously means that I don't, then what would...
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>Is 'driving a car' just an abstraction of these many little actions which make up driving a car?
Yes. You will find this analogy in a lot of computer programming courses to explain the concept of abstraction.
I still do this anon. My advice would be to start reading and studying more - philosophy, science, whatever. It can provide a structure within which you can analyze things, thereby making it actually somewhat useful. I'd recommend nonfiction instead of fiction for this purpose tho.
>tfw Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize in literature
Does /lit/ thinks that Dirty Realism is a contribution to literature?
Is Bukowski's "The Fiend," with its graphic depiction of child rape, still in print? It was in the Erections and Ejaculations collection, but that's out of print.
Dirty realism is okay if the writer has something on the ball, as Bukowski does. On such terms, it offers a worthy contribution to the world of lit, although its grunge and stank might debar admission to more upscale joints like /lit/.
philosophy to be more like Garrosh?
sorry to be a /v/irgin, but I did SoO today and realized he was in the right, and want to be a strong orc like him
It's one thing to make a recommendation request thread when we already have a fairly comprehensive sticky, but it's another thing to post a video game character under the assumption that its a universally known one and that we would be able to talk about its archetype and "philosophy".
Just kys already, you scum.
In the near future virtual reality constructs, genetic modification, and radical human enhancement are ubiquitous.
With increasing income inequality the quality of life of the underclass has deteriorated drastically. Communication has devolved to the level of profanity, bigotry, and racial slurs.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck,” I pant out of breath as we round the corner - Spic running on my left and Krag behind. Another gun shot and flash of light pierce the darkness. The bullet ricochets off a rusty fence inches from Spic’s head. “Mother fuck!” he yells.
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Krag’s a mad bitch but real smart, you know? She reads and shit, like paper books. She’s nice, kinda too nice with the shit we get up to. But she can be a mad bitch. She fucking stabbed me in the leg with a fork a few months back when I called her a grubby slut for getting mashed and fucking Spic. Still got a scar from that shit. She’s a hot number though, man. Hot as fuck. Curvy body. Cute face. A ring in her lip and nose. She’s always dying her hair. It’s green at the moment. Was pink a week ago. I only called her a whore ‘cause I wish it was me that fucked her....
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Post your best /lit/ jokes, memes, and screenshots
What are /lit/'s thought on Graham Greene?
Just got 5 new books from Amazon. Need recommendations on a good order to read them to become ubermensch with maximum effect. Books are....
The Art of War | Sun Tzu
Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
The Prince | Niccolo Machiavelli
On the Genealogy of Morals | Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra | Nietzsche
Nothing for me c/lit/s? last bump then I let this die i guess
just finished reading this for the first time and its honestly one of the most amazing things i've ever read
can anyone recommend me stories with a similar style of prose as well as gothic themes? i found it to be truly beautiful in this work and have trouble deciding whether or not the monster was in the right or the wrong for his decisions
i feel like his expectations are delusional but from an emotional standpoint are valid
overall im in awe by this story and want to read more like it
I know the big ones are Storm of Steel and All Quiet on the Western Front and Now it Can Be Told, but those are personal stories, and I'm looking for a more general overview.
I read The Age of Revolution and found the author thorough and engaging at the same time.
That does look like a cool book, but I'd have to read Age of Revolution, Age of Capital, and Age of Empire before I could read Age of Extremes, and that covers 1914 all the fucking way to 1991 so there's a lot of non-WW1 stuff in there too
So I have been printing books on my own printer at home because I am poor and live in a third world country where rare books in English are really expensive. I have already printed hundreds of them but most of them have their toner not completely printed onto the paper and usually some toner is left on the page and it gets onto my skin when I read. I need to know if there are any health hazards in it and what should I do?
Bro this is not a fucking joke. There has been a shitload of toner on my hands and I dont know if it is hazardous because I read almost all the time. This shit is a serious question
>tfw using google search analytics to ensure your references are obscure enough
Who /hipster/ here
Obscure references have their uses to be honest. The more disconnected your reference is from pop culture, the more likely you are to be able to avoid the reader projecting their own connotations onto it, and instead use it more exclusively for whatever thesis you're pushing.
IDGAF about the pretense of this thread's subject, but people pick their OP images for a reason, even if they don't fully realize it as they do so.
Anyway, if anyone has the least interest, I've just dumped Kaczynski's (almost) complete professional mathematical output on /sci/. No one there has given a shit, and it's even less likely that anyone here will, but it's available.
>I've just dumped Kaczynski's (almost) complete professional mathematical output on /sci/
Would I be correct in understanding that Kaczynski's publishing articles in top academic journals in his 20s was quite an achievement?
Have you thanked the orthodox Jesus (the superior one as we all know, gentlemen) for papa Fyodor?