Hey /lit/ Im thinking of studying chess. What books should I read? Looking for history of the game as well as theory.
I haven't read it, but the excerpt make it look pretty damn sweet.
When you're starting out the thing you should focus on is tactics. The book I'd recommend is Back to Basics: Tactics, but it's not really important what book/program you use as long it's at an appropriate level.
Outside of beginners books the meme trilogy of chess books are:
Zurich International Chess Tournament,...
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> can read the most difficult texts of prose and find it rewarding
> can't fucking stand poetry
I can appreciate Homer, Virgil and Chaucer. But to think I'm going to waste my time reading the obscurities of a T.S. Eliot and a Hart Crane or the DUDE SENSATIONS LMAO of a Rimbaud. No, I will not.
I've never read him. I'll give him a try because I remember that "no country for old men" line being good.
But really what the fuck is the pleasure in forcing yourself to read and think about guys like William Carlos Williams.
I'm not gonna fucking analyse your red wheelbarrow.
if you can sit down and analyze the implications of the intro to Bloom's debut in Ulysses, you can shut up and analyze anything you pussyfart
By no means do I hold poetry as my favorite thing in literature but there's quality shit all over. Robert Creeley, Yeats, Robert Browning, Ozymandias
For those of you who plan having children, do you think you'll be able to transfer them your literary habits and interests?
I feel somewhat insecure about this because my parents didn't follow a method I could borrow from. They never really cared for literature, arts and the humanities and I stumbled upon them by accident almost. I don't even know if there's anything I can actually do to help them get into literature, except maybe show them books and hope they're interested in it.
Get them into the habit of reading and make sure they find enjoyment in it. It should work it's self out by then.
Don't let them indulge in too much television or too many video games.
Hope for the best
My parents got me into reading a lot when I was younger but from 13-16 I barely read at all and wasted copious hours on Vidya, so it's not a fail safe method. I read a lot now though so maybe it's just a phase lots of people go through
I'm afraid too, but its not something that worries me too much because I don't think that books are the epitome of smartness, and there's a whole bunch of types of intelligence and you shouldn't push anything onto them, it'll make them hate it on the future. Be aware.
you can start with reading them night stories and later on having them read themselves to sleep. Just little things like that can spark their interest.
The guy could have said the same thing in half the pages
Magical realism is shit.
literally only a lazy plot device to legitimize a narrative that offers nothing other than the shitty surrealism.
Prove me wrong
> Salman Rushdie
> shitty surrealism
Either you are a cynic and lack any suspension of disbelief or you have such shit taste you can't even appreciate the level of beauty and complexity in the S.V. writing
What does /lit/ think of this new development in poetics? From concrete, to found, to instagram; a whole new generation of poets is rising. Is it good? Is it inane teenage shit?
>Kaur, an artist and poet who lives in Toronto, says on her website that she writes about the “experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity”. She already made headlines through her Instagram account earlier this year, when she posted a picture of herself in bed with a small amount of menstrual blood staining her pyjamas and sheets, a photograph which Instagram temporarily banned.
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So if I found Part 1 to be a waste of time, is there even a point to finishing this shit?
>Have you read The Magic Mountain?
>I read the first part, but I found it too boring to continue.
>[What a fucking piece of shit pleb holy fuck.]*
>* "[...]" denotes internal thoughts
Your choice whether or not you want this to be how people treat you the rest of your life.
I'm 13 novels deep into this series, I just cant stop, haven't loved a series this much in a really long time. although ill admit I had to struggle to get through some of the mid novels.
can we get a thread about the wheel of time series going?
mostly I'm interested in your thoughts on why it hasnt been turned into a series or set of movies yet. surely there is enough likable and complex characters and the story is more then unique enough to garner an audience
am I right in assuming that Olver is Bridgettes endless love reborn?
It is. I heard it's getting a series.
The good thing about Game of Thrones is that everybody is clamoring to make a fantasy series now. I heard the Magician's Tree (?) and one of Tamora Pierce's series is getting a tv show.
But I've heard a lot of things, so who knows.
I'm generally liberal but wish to know more about conservative beliefs. Can any one recommend books that give a good account of moderate (ie. no Hitler) conservative views? Bonus points if it gives some contrast or rebuttals to contemporary liberal/progressive ideals.
Both Harold Bloom and Allen Bloom are easy to get into and put up some solid rebuttals to liberalism/progressivism (focus on post 1960s America)
Read a bit of Edmund Burke if you want to get into the political/historical side of conservative ideas. Can still apply to contemporary ideas.
If you've got any Catholic (or generally liturgical Christian) inclinations, GK Chesterton is a lot of fun. CS Lewis is his Protestant version (Screwtape Letters a must for everyone).
>A National Socialist
>Held Conservative Views
Shaking my head family, shaking my head.
...exactly what is a Quantum Storytelling...
...in the teleological movement that arises from vibrant-matter or is it potentia-living-matter...
... mattering and storytelling are in an intra-active relationship...
...Storytelling is not just a sensemaking or linguistic account, it is also about mattering...
... Storytelling is the teleological movement that arises from timespacemattering that is not strictly reducible to sensemaking consciousness...
My girlfriend only reads young adult books like harry/twillight/hunger etc.
What is a good book gift to gift her as a stepping stone to some more "real" literature?
i have a stupid girlfriend who only reads that shit too, but i've been suggesting her to read the wheel of time series. idk. opposites attract. get her to cook or suck your dick more or something while you handle the intelligent side of the relationship
I've been very depressed lately. I feel empty. Nothing really keeps me entertained or makes me feel much of anything. I figured a book is a good idea. I guess this is a broad question, but whats a book that could change my life or whatever?
Pic related, it's the last book that "changed my life".
What do you prefer? Writing on paper with lines or writing on blank paper?
I'm midway through my masterpiece on lined paper, and I'm having a neurotic ocd fit because for some reason I remember reading somewhere that great authors should write on blank pages because it helps creativity.
What do you guys prefer? What did the greats do?
Quad ruled master race desu senpai
Does /lit/ have any personal recommendations for reading the Greeks? Any good links or charts for myths/philosophy/plays?
Saved from my thread last week. (1/2)
what are the best books for learning how to write better?