Dear /lit/, are there any books that are best read tipsy/drunk?
Do fiction books serve any other purpose besides entertainment?
emotional support in times of dire stress,
life changing ideas that are necessarily fictional in nature, the communication of the imagination rather than a transfer of facts or axioms...
There are no good posts on /lit/ because all the wouble-be good posters write academically instead of posting on a Chinese imageboard full of plebs.
there are good posts on /lit/ you just have to ask and ignore the shitposts. like in the poetry thread a good anon is doing god's work, there was a very successful intro to foucault thread earlier today and the vasily grossman thread is pretty non-aids.
>reading in the subway
>can't focus on the content because of the girls who try to chat me on about my book
everytime, no wonder it takes me ages to finish a book desu
>only read with their holes
what? do they have built in scanners?
Hey /lit/ you don't know shit, if you wanna go full meme, this should be the new meme trilogy.
>reading Szentkuthy in translation
I wrote this back in the other thread, I think that Miss Macintosh, my darling would fit greatly into new meme trilogy.
Anyway, Musil is great; never heard of Szentkuthy before; I would be afraid of Zettels Traum - I read some earlier books by Schmidt and they were so dense already, I can't almost imagine how difficult his later works are, however what I read was unbelievably good.
Pen or keyboard?
where do i start with >pic related? am considering tracing him backwards as well, but I'm looking to get to know his major works first
first you're gonna need hegel and nietzsche and heidegger and it wouldn't hurt to get marx and some frankfurt school. also althusser and maybe walter benjamin.
then you can go straight into the memes: derrida and delleuze
About to read this.
What am I in for?
Hey HPL fans, do you enjoy "regular" horror?
Do you know some good historical novel set in a alternate medieval age?
I like this kind of stuff, but how alternate can medieval get?
I guess the Pern series. That's pretty medieval. Space dragon feudal system. There's a lot of attention given to the system and how it changes. I at least, think it's pretty interesting.
house of leaves BLOWS!!!!
can someone post the things fall apart "what i expected what i got" picture with the YAMS?
I can't imagine the current generation of young British men being capable of producing the plethora of poetry which their great-grandfathers did.
Is this evidence of a decline in literary ability?
Can we discuss Matthew 16:18 from an Orthodox perspective?
"Petros" means a stone that can be easily moved (generally small enough to throw), whereas "petra" means a stone that cannot be moved (a massive boulder or a cliff). So it's pretty clear Christ was saying, "Moreover to you I say that you are [wavering] stone, I build my Church on this, [probably indicating himself, Matthew 16:16] the [unmovable, mountainous] rock.
Indeed, Peter is a wavering stone, he ends up denying Christ and committing apostasy (though he certainly repents...
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You make the mistake of assuming that Matthew is a direct transliteration of the account, as though a court reporter is there.
Also is this the original Greek that you're referencing or a newer adaptation?