'Ugh, I hate Catcher in the Rye! Holden was so whiny.'
"This might not be what you're looking for, but may I recommend A Song of Ice and Fire?"
Would Judith Butler say there's no difference between breast milk and infant formula? I'm trying to understand...if gender is purely maintained through performance, which is largely linguistic, how could breast milk qualify as breast milk? Judith Butler doesn't think penis and vagina exist outside of language. So how could breast milk exist outside of language?
She seems too radical and I keep assuming it must be some rhetorical device but nope, she's for real.
Is it possible to become an author if you only have a College Education?
I make six figures and I dropped out of university.
So did Bill Gates.You can do anything if you care enough; if you can find an endless supply of motivation, you'll succeed regardless. Usually this only happens when you find your "true calling". For me, that's writing code. I can never imagine a time when I won't be writing code. I've been doing it for 20 years.
What are some good books for getting educated on political topics? I want to be more intelligent/informed in this area... About the most "political" books I've read are 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, and The Communist Manifesto...
Yeah, pretty pathetic.
That's kinda tricky since politics touches a lot of academic subjects (economics, psychology, philosophy, and history off the top of my head).
Since you've read The Communist Manifesto I'd recommend Manufacturing Consent, Understanding Power, and How the World Works by Noam Chomsky.
always start with the greeks
I don't understand this meme. The greeks were horribly wrong about a lot of things and had fundamental misconceptions about the nature of the world.
That's like telling someone who wants to study chemistry to start with the alchemists.
Santa Claus here. What books does /lit/ want for Christmas?
I'd like this among others.
Anything I need to read before reading this?
Maybe not exactly /lit/ related but how many of you journal? Do you use a certain method of journaling? What pens and journals do you use on a daily basis? 99% of videos about journaling are done by women and it makes me wonder why men are less inclined to journal.
I find journaling to be a good practice for staying focused on my goals by keeping a daily log of what I've done and intend to do. I also use it to jot down notes about books I'm reading or quotes I think are important. Sometimes I write down new words I really like. I rarely use it as a "diary"...
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>tfw you're slow at reading
>This is not a book.
"This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants of God, Man Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty... what you will."
Wow. Just finished this and I have to say, what a book! It really blew me away in parts and I have to say the scenes with the inspector were really great! It rreally reminded me of Professor Snape the kind of suspense around whose the good guy and all that. I was wondering if you could recommend me any similar classic books because I want some more murder mysteries but first of all I just wanted to start off by asking why do you think he killed the old woman?
This is my first year at uni. I study a Humanities degree, so I expected it to be full of hipsters, snobs and people that may be ellitist motherfuckers, but with the same (or similar) interests in movies, literature... as me.
>tfw im surrounded by GoT/genre shit readers, redditcore listeners, guys with encyclopedical knowledge of Hollywood movies (ONLY Hollywood), LoL players, anime fans...
What went wrong?
About a quarter of those retards will drop out after the first year or transfer. A bunch more will change their majors. By your second year, you'll be taking 200/300 level classes and you'll like your classmates a bit more. It keeps getting better as you take better classes. Also, in most classes there's a couple assholes that always give their retarded opinions, but rest assured that you're not the only one that hates them (even the teacher might).
What are some good books to read for someone who's lacking a father figure in his life?
What the public opinion on using e-readers in public?
Ive had a kindle for like 4 or 5 years and ive always been too scared to use it in public, but I just moved into a house with a lot of roomates, and have been going to a library to read, would people kek at me?
The library is mostly old people and some homeless
What does /lit/ think of Houellebecq's new novel? My thoughts are mainly positive. In fact, I think it is likely his greatest achievement.
It's shit. Been said before, been done before, and references to JK Huysmans and Bloy don't bring Hollaback closer to them by a iota. Like everything else he's ever written, it perspires laziness, preconceived ideas and a pathological reluctance to any form of beauty
Houellebecq seriously needs to get over his >muh depression if he really wants to contribute anything worthwile to literature one day. Some french novelists were alreaedy ahead of him 100 years ago. Most french novelists are a millenium ahead of him today (Michon, Quignard, Echenoz, Bon,...)