How to properly start a novel?
Just finished pic related.
Why isn't Edith considered one of the greatest literary villains of all time?
More of these?
Just finished this book and was bitterly disappointed. The first chapter was amazing though.
I am not creative and I suck at poetry. Can someone help me wrote a slam poem.
searching for specks,
in the Crystal Meth O.C.D. Home.
We count our sheep,
every other week,
in order from 3 through 8.
Prime numbers we seek,
when cleaning our sheets,
is it wool or fleece?
I can't count on you,
you can't count on me,
>I am not creative and I suck at poetry.
you're already there son.
Anyone here enjoy the poem Paradise Lost?
ITT: We rate each other's pen names. I'll start.
What are some must-read History books?
Lets discuss the greatest book ever.
So, why was Dante exiled in 1301? Did he speak out against corruption in Florence?
>After the Guelphs finally defeated the Ghibellines in 1289 at Campaldino and Caprona, Guelphs began to fight among themselves. By 1300 the Florentine Guelphs had divided into the Black Guelphs and the White Guelphs. The Blacks continued to support the Papacy, while the Whites were opposed to Papal influence, specifically the influence of Pope Boniface VIII. Dante was among the supporters of the White Guelphs, and in 1302 was exiled when the Black Guelphs took control of Florence
You guys seem to think Russell is horrifically biased. What is a better alternative?
Is Niezstche good?
I've just picked up a copy of The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner.
Before I embark upon reading it I thought I would try and generate a general Stirner discussion here on /lit/ in order to help motivate and equip me with the necessary tools/mindset requisite for a full understanding and appreciation of this most sensational of meme philosophers.
- To what extent is Stirner just a limper, shallower Nietzsche?
- Why is Stirner so non-canon?
- How did Stirner come to inhabit the same meme-sphere as Thomas Pynchon and DFW on /lit/?
because marx raped him as far as i know but idk bout that. have´nt read st.max yet.
plus he´s edgy but fun. In the first half of the book he shittalks Feuerbach to an amusing extend.
post some stirners
Stirner is so non canon because he asks the obvious fucking questions that any 10 year old could figure out. The same questions that the entire non philosophy reading public knows. But rather than ignore these questions and proceed in to a 500 book length Hegel-like diatribe to try and get his place in the canon and lecturing post, he just points out the bullshit instead.
ITT: We post the most insincere writers. Pic related.
How to get to such a level that I could read and understand foreign language fiction without much struggle?
I'm learning German and I can read news articles without much problem, but reading fiction is still a challenge. I tried to read Buddenbrooks, but shit was tough. I mean, I understood most words, but I got lost in longer sentences, and, I guess, the style of the author differs from that German language which I'm used to. Would comparing the original with the translation help to learn the language?
Lol at jumping right into Buddenbrooks. Brah I could hardly comprehend that shit in English. Jumping into Mann is like jumping into Beckett for someone new to English. Read fuckin Grimm brothers then progress to YA garbage. Only after you are completely comfortable with that shit should you give Musil, Mann, Kafka, Goethe, Hesse, Roth, Broch, Boll, Grass and Bernhard.
what's the name of that really horrible girl who advertises herself as the "worlds youngest author" or whatever.
she has like this horrible fantasy series thats funded by her rich father. they were making a movie i remember and i wanted to check in to see what was up with that.
pic unrelated, just what im reading.
To all the leftists out there how does it feel to know that there's some shit tier writer out there that's actually picking up a cult following on cross site /pol/?
He's even written a novella that they like.
I've been considering exploiting /pol/ for pecuniary gain like that too, although theoretically if I DID have a series of shitty /pol/ novellas that were actually popular/controversial, I'd end up "blue-pilling" the main character at the end just to piss /pol/ off.