What's like studying on a top 5 university, /lit/fags? How is the daily life? How much hours do you put into actual study?
As a student of a top university within a third world country (something like top 200 overall), I'm really curious.
Is there shit like these in your humanities department?
I am a student at McGill University in Montreal,Quebec. McGill is currently ranked number one in Canada and 25th in the world, It is said to be the Harvard of Canada. I have to say its pretty hard I study like all the fucking time. People here fucking love to drink and smoke weed. Also poutine is a dietary staple. I don't put in enough hours of studying
Can someone explain to me why this series is considered so bad?
It's not inherently bad, bad. Just that the series is incredibly popular now due to the TV show so therefore that immediately means it must be shit, they are fun books but nothing special but I enjoy Martin's sci-fi more than his fantasy stuff.
It's overlong and the prose at times can feel like a parody of bad fantasy writing. Nevertheless, it's still an admirable enough achievement in the realm of the genre, and whether or not that makes it worth checking out is up to you.
do you enjoy smoking while you're reading?
if yes/no, and why.
/r/ing some good reading material to put on my android phone for when I'm going to be away from computers, libraries, bookstores, and the Internet for several weeks.
I'm not savvy about this--I guess PDFs would be best? Specific links would be great and fun, but if you merely direct me to a place that has lots of material, I'd appreciate that too.
My interests are very wide, so fiction and nonfiction would both be great.
Why are you so opposed the idea of lyrics and raps being included under the umbrella of "Literature"?
I would say that they fall under the umbrella of poetry, which falls under the umbrella of literature. So I'm not really opposed to it at all. What gave you the impression that I was?
Would it be okay for me to make threads on the different ethical theories that have shaped the world of philosophy over the years? Im trying to get that going on His but it aint happing :(
" This time on theories that are deontological i.e they basis the morality of an action on the inherent rightness or wrongness of an action.
>Murder is wrong because it is bad. can never justify it.
Talk about where it fails, where it succeed, better theories, is it even usable? The thread is open to any ethical theory btw." Is that allright...
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One thing I'll say about Kantian ethics is that it is held as much more extreme and untenable than it really is, and it is also much more 'flexible' than thought, because it demands the moral law and maximes to come from within. The categorical imperative does not tell you what to (not) do, it gives you a way of checking wether the rule you are following makes sense and is tenable.
>Get a job
>Live as a NEET is over
>Spend 12 hours a day away from home
>Get back so fucking tired all I do is having dinner and going back to bed
>Have so little spare time I read nothing but short stories and plays
>l'ennui is real
How can I cope with this crap /lit/?
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. I wanted to love this book so much. I tried so hard to get through it, I swear I did! But I'm on page 117 and I can't do it anymore. It's become such a burden.
It's the ramblings that make me hate it. There's so little action (is there even a plot?) and too much talking. And most of it's hot air. I don't care if the character is supposed to be talkative, noisy, and obnoxious. You can get those qualities across without spending 4 pages reciting their word-for-word spew about themselves.
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Just finished reading this and I need to talk about it.
What a ride!
This is best book I've ever read. Don't know why I didn't read it years ago since I've pretty much read almost all his major works. Maybe I was afraid to be let down... I feel so stupid now.
Anyway, many parts of this book blew me away, but first lets discuss why do you think K. was arrested?
I paid 6€ for the three books. Does it worth?
not really. faulkner in translation is missing the entire point and there's legitimately no reason to read darwin at all.
the middle book is fine, dublineers is translatable, can' say about woolf.
Is "starting with the greeks" the actual best introduction to literature and philosophy or is it just a meme? I've been lurking here a while and in the context i've seen it used it always looked a little tongue-in-cheek.
Where does /lit/ read?
Anywhere. I just sync everything on my tablet, phone and computer and read the same book at home, at work, at uni, waiting for the bus, taking the bus, and pretty much every time I'm waiting for something that will take more than 5 minutes. If I have a physical copy it's even better.
Also I really like that room, it's very Deus Ex-y
Either the couch or the armchair through the day, and I also read in bed every night.
Is Derrida's 'of grammatology' worth the read? I've seen it getting some hate on this board but is it really that bad?
How the HELL did this win a literary award? Did the bear have some hidden meaning I failed to understand?
I admit that Canada offers not much in the way of lit stuff but we at least gave the world David Cronenberg. His films are /lit/ as fuck. I have yet to read his actual book tho.
As for OP question I have no idea. As a joke gift I ordere Bear online for one of my friends. She said it was fuckin awful, at least it was short.
I remember feeling werid early this year tho cause I saw a bunch of copies of it in the front of a chapters. I guess people here are sick fucks.