What does /lit/ listen to whilst reading?
So I've taken the habits of reading books on the subway for the last months or so and displaying them very high in front of my face so that everybody can see the cover clearly and engage conversation about it, also I read one book a week so this should maximize the odds that I meet people with common taste, and yet still no literary gf. What is likely to be my mistake there ? Also do note that the subway I take only travels through p patrician districts.
>I'm being super autistic all the time
>what am I doing wrong?
Does anyone know wtf this is? It was posted by someone on /lit/ and I saved it bc I love it, but I don't understand what it is. This isn't the ending of Finnegans Wake, is it? I recognize the riverrun, past eve and adams, etc. as the beginning of Finnegans Wake, and I know that it's supposed to be a circular novel, but no searches of these paragraphs bring up anything FW related, so I'm confused:
Music's in my ears, sounds
Strangely bringing days long
Gone, the heat of summer's sun,
Laura's face, all said and done,
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I have to write something for my therapist. It can be a letter, memoir, essay, whatever. Only restriction is that it has to be about one page long.
I think I'm going with a short story, but other than that I'm lost.
>250 words essay for therapist, due tomorrow
>haven't started yet
Does anyone know some good texts on linguistics and/or etymology?
Particularly worthwhile etymological dictionaries, for instance?
Has Chomsky written anything of worth?
Also just general discussion of such topics, I suppose.
did I imply that he was the only one?
it's a thread about linguistics AND etymology, as you can see in the OP
I've seen him mentioned on /lit/ a fair few times, so I assumed that some anons would be familair with his work and would be able to recommend something of his to me
what are some good introductory books on philosophy that will give me a broad and basic level on philosophy topics.
I guess I could start with history of western philosophy by bertrand russell, even if /lit/ get triggered by it.
philosophy isn't something you can read one book and be introduced to. You really just need to start with the greeks, focusing on Plato, and move forward. We've been asking mostly the same questions for all of recorded history, and it's best to see the organic evolution of that. You're not going to get much out of reading philosophy for a few months. You need to dedicate a lot of time to it if you want to get past freshman college level stuff.
History of Western philosophy by Russell is great, /lit/ gets butthurt because he states his opinion at times, but it is very clear when he is doing so and does a good job being neutral when stating what philosophers main concepts were. There's also a pretty good auidobook version.
Also check out The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast
Can /lit/ think of any examples of post-irony in literature?
Yeah I was waiting for this answer. I can't think of anything that actually makes him post-ironic though. As far as I'm aware he's part of the New-Sincerity movement, which I know some people term post-ironic, but I don't really mean it in that sense.
Are you kidding me? Rodgers was the purest, most sincere shining boy who ever lived.
Is it worthwhile to learn Spanish to read just Don Quixote, Borges' Ficciones, Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bolanos' 2666 and Savage Detectives?
okay /lit/ i need you to me a really silly favour, im obliged to buy a book for the woman that i know as a gift, all i know about her literature preferences is fact that she likes Atonement by Ian McEwan and The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell...
im not into literature at all so any help from you will be very apprecieted, would be awesome if you could also tell me something about her by liking those two books (inb4 i guess total piecie of shiet for you, but trust me shes a really qt3.14)
>non-reader wants the chaste NEET intellectuals of /lit/ to bag them some easy puss
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you got me man,but have mercy on me, its my only chance ;_;
>become great writer
>not on adderall
>can't write for shit
No no no.
>inflated sense of self-worth
>not on adderall
>normal perception of quality
Amphetamine really fucks you up. That the American pharma-capitalist is willing to give it to children (considered a hard drug in Europe, rightfully so) is proof of his utter degeneracy.
If I said I just put this down and feel like it is the best book I have ever read, what would you say?
Where does one go from here? I've always mostly read short stories, but I feel like my standards are going to have to be a lot higher until I recover from this book.
Is there something like pic related for literature? A chart or reference for people who are relatively new to it with absolute essentials across multiple genres?
alright /lit/, who's read The Dark Tower series? im about to go get a Dark Tower tattoo in 3 hours, but i realized that id like a couple more ideas thrown into it. the main piece is the Dark Tower, on the inside of my arm will be the door where they extracted Jake back into Roland's world, and on the back of my arm is going to be the mark of the Crimson King.
any ideas for something i could add? im not doing guns, roses, or characters.
Serious question, does anyone else notice how dramatically testosterone affects their writing? Whenever I haven't jerked off for a while I feel like my writing is worse. Is it why most teenagers and females write well?
>Is it why most teenagers and females write well?
What does /lit/ think about The Elements of Style?
Also recommend some good books on writing, please...