Any other works with powerful Black Males in the lead?
>commit a serious crime
>get sent to prison for a long time, possibly even life
>spend that time reading
Is this how to live the true literary life?
It's up to the administration whether or not you get access to books or writing materials. If you commit a bad enough crime or if the warden just wants to fuck with you, you'll be stuck sitting in a concrete box for years with no reading materials at all. Some prisons don't even have libraries.
What is lit's view of the philosophical pessimist author Emil Cioran?
I've been getting into On the Heights of Despair- great book so far.
I want to get into Evola.
Where should I start? Any philosophers I should read beforehand?
What have you done today to increase utility?
> understand Heidegger perfectly
> Struggle to read Sartre
> I think I finally understand...
> "Wait, that can't be what Sartre means, because that's fucking retarded!"
Into the trash french existentialism goes. I'm glad Heidegger called them out on their bullshit.
“Imprisoning philosophy within the professionalizations and specializations of an institutionalized curriculum, after the manner of our contemporary European and North American culture, is arguably a good deal more effective in neutralizing its effects than either religious censorship or political terror.”
No, it sounds like he's saying that making philosophy the property of academia has stifled its growth and impact.
So the solution maybe is to infuse it with less unnecessary jargon and overly abstract ideas, I guess?
The book is done, now we're waiting for copy editing to finish.
In the meantime, artfag here could use some help. Need a few things for the back cover:
For a novel (brief, enticing introduction to the plot) and/or for a short story collection (description of the author's skills and credentials, touches on overarching themes and specific scenes).
>About the author
One-liners are best, a sentence...
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I compiled the Death Orgy with the Parts.
All that's left now is:
>Insert the BedroomPunishment story that got deleted in Part 5.
>Capitalize some 'the's from Part 5 - some rapscallion changed them to "nigger" in the process.
>Adjust paragraphs, proper alignment.
Otherwise, it's dandy.
I also came upon this secret chapter in TLOTIAT that sh/d explain some refs, for the confused.
What does /lit/ think about this?
the book fuckin sucked, anon. go read Oblomov.
confederacy of dunces was posthumously awarded after the mum begged publishers to even give it a second glance, and was likely only given that honor due to neckbeard suicide.
for the love of humanity, don't support this book and what it means.
I thought it was stunningly unfunny for how much praise people gave it.
I literally thought I maybe got the wrong Confederacy of Dunces, like there must be some other book by the same name that's way better, but no.
The kind of people who laugh at this book laugh at farts and stuff like that.
They like the kind of jokes where the punchline is that a guy is stupid or looks stupid or says or does something stupid. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
Hi /lit/, is there any books like dark souls?
Deep lore, interconnected worlds, great character progression.
What does lit think of postmodernism?
What is the best place to live in and practice the artistic/literary lifestyle without ending up homeless?
A man's ego is his one true weakness
Do you consciously find yourself unable to genuinely take up a cause? To be unwilling to declare a fixed idea as 'the right way' because you're not convinced such a thing exists.
Is this that apathetic bourgeoisie attitude that revolutionaries hate?
Why do women rub their little clits while reading romance novels yet men aren't interested at all in that genre...
>Women make up 84 percent of romance book buyers, and men make up 16 percent. https://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=582
Is it cultural conditioning and the patriarchy creating this gender difference or is it something biological?
I cannot be assed to explain this in detail since the explanation would be so long but you can be assured that I am correct
polite sage since I'm not adding much to the thread
Here's how it was explained to me by a female friend who actually does read romance novels: she said a lot of women care far more about the feelings of attachment and longing that goes with it than they do the actual physical benis in bagina. I think this bears out because a lot of women don't seem to care if their men cheat, so long as side-stuff is just sex and nothing more.
Men, weirdly, don't seem to care if their women are longing for or have attachment to other guys, so long as it doesn't get physical. It's odd.