Dreams an Stones by Magdalena Tulli
Yes. It feels like a different take on Invisible Cities, as an architectural chronicle. Less colourful, more focused, more from the inanimate side. The english translation sometimes seems to struggle with conveying the poetry, but in abstraction it's fine.
Is this worth reading? Is Foucault in general worth delving into, or a waste of time?
I have not read pic related, but Foucault is worth reading. He spent a lot of time researching the obscure, mundane facts of major institutions and you can benefit from his hard work by reading his books. hooray! as for his conclusions, and his "rigor" it is up to you as a reasonable scholar to sort through the trash. madness and civilization is a very entertaining book.
Type the current line you're on in the book you've been reading most recently and then guess and critique their book.
"Mr. and Mrs. Antolini had this very swanky apartment over on Sutton Place, with two steps that you go down to get in the living room, and a bar and all."
I'm actually re-reading it at the moment because I remember reading it back in the day.
Keep in mind that I was never some edgelord who agreed with Caulfield, I always knew he was a faggot.
anons help decide what to read next
independent thinkers not welcome
i'll start with my pleb supreme:
>a portrait of the artist
>the house on the borderland
>ancient sorceries + other wierd stories
What's the most famous novel set where you live?
Was anybody else upset that he didn't mention /lit/ in this talk about learning on the internet? He mentions Reddit and Tumblr. I have greatly, intellectually benefited from browsing /lit/ the past few years.
No, because there is nothing to be learned from /lit/.
The discussions are memes, and if not they are trash.
The books are well-known already and any literary magazine or newspaper with a culture section talks about them and their authors.
/lit/ only says what people with high status in the literary community says, and only praises what these people praise as well.
Where to go after the greeks?
Ancient Greeks (750 - 490 B.C.) --> Classical Greeks (490 - 323 B.C) --> Hellenize Greeks (323 - 146 B.C) -- > Romans and Romanized Greeks (254 B.C. - 18 A.D.) -- > Silver Age Latin (18 A.D - 180 AD) + Early Christian Writers (45 - 325 A.D) --> Christianize Rome (306 - 476) --> Middle Ages (476 - 1321) --> Renaissance --> Fuck all
It's out in about 3 months. Can't remember the name. It's almost 300 pages long, which probably nearly killed him.
Good author, though. Stuff like White Noise and Underworld are good books, and unusual. Running Dog is alright. Does /lit/ like him?
Whats the point of the dust jacket?
The kind of cloth binding used on many books before the 1940s was textured, not smooth ,and during shipping dust would get in it and cling to it making books rapidly look dirty and worn even when they were not. A lot of booksellers discarded dust jackets before selling the book, regardless of the condition.
Stupid question for wise anons.
Am I the only one that murmurs/whispers when thinking alone? I mean, when I'm thinking alone I articulate the words in my mouth and kinda whisper to myself, or talk (low) like if I was talking to somebody.
This is not b8. I think what I do is completely normal, etc, but I would like to hear it from other anons to be sure. And I know this board is full of people that at least think once in a while, that's why I'm not asking in /b/.
Seeking social validation? Do what works, fuck what anyone else does or think m8
You're right, and I know this works for me and that's all I should need. But still, here I am, so I guess I need social validation.
The problem is, after my experience in buddhism and tantra, I feel uncomfortable when I realise that Im hearing my voice inside my head (which is normal discursive internal thinking, everyone does it, blah blah).
I've told myself so many times that thinking is bad, etc. (Im simplifying it a lot) and Im so unidentified with my own thought, that I almost NEED to whisper to be able to think.
I guess this is an extremely personal experience and anyone can relate. But I wanted to let it out.
Sometimes when I'm thinking I drift between words and moving my lips, and just thinking. The deeper I am in my head the less I noticed whether I'm speaking or thinking. I try to only do that when I'm not near people though
Anyway it seems that this isn't actually about speaking but rather you trying to avoid thinking. If you want to speak, speak, but you should probably try to destroy such a weakness in yourself and get over the insecurity / inability
Why are these books so good?
Which black woman author is your personal favorite and why?
Does anybody know the source of this? I've tried looking for words like frogs, fairytale, etc. but I found nothing...
“Boys throw stones at frogs for fun, but the frogs don't die for 'fun,' but in sober earnest.”
―Bion of Borysthenes
Could be a picture of the reverse of this, the frogs getting revenge?
tell me about your favorite poet.
Mein kampf is pretty good, right guys?
I've noticed peoples criticism of mein kampf is almost exactly the same as what people say about Ayn Rand.
I've not read either, but I will hazard the guess most of this shit is said by people who have not read it and are just assblasted at the ideas they assume are in the books.
Watch for shit like:
>I'm not offended by the ideas, I'm just offended by the bad writing!
>Wears its bias on its...
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