I just read Winesburg, Ohio and I was blown away. I loved the small town themes. I loved the simple, but impactful writing. I just loved it. Should I read more Anderson? Where do I go next? Any recommendations for other books like this? Bonus if short stories.
Is John Ashbery's translation of Rimbaud worthwhile?
What are the most edgy/shocking philosophical questions? Also, how do you get normies into philosophy?
Sup /lit/. Trying to get back into reading again, what would be your recommendation for war novels on tankers or pilots/aircrew men? I see a lot of books on infantry but not on those in the vehicles. Bonus points for WWII and nonfiction
>inb4 bullshit like fury
Also general war literature
Can you guys recommend me some books about health, fitness, and the general well-being of the human body?
Fitness, like human endeavor in general, is pointless vanity since everyone has at most a few decades of life, followed by death. We are no different than mayflies, where it counts.
But OP, if you would like to maximize your mayfly-existence in this way, /fit/ is the better board to ask. They even have a sticky that they demand Everyone Fucking Read before they ask any questions!
Have you ever used OmmWriter?
Any recommendations for nihilist literature of any kind?
Also nihilism general.
What is purer and more satisfyingly absolute than a belief in nothing at all?
It's pretty great. You begin to appreciate things for just what they are to you, which feels freeing and appears to work just fine for me.
It triggers the fuck out of Christians though.
Guys I just had a fantastic idea for a book.
There are some dudes who are going for a long ass journey through the American South. Most of the time nothing really happens, and I'll just write some long passages about the landscape, but that'll be punctuated with really intense, brief violence.
That's not even the best part. I'm thinkin about having some sort of enigmatic antagonist who's less like an actual person but more just like a force of nature.
Think anyone would read something like this?
>half way through
>already think this might be the best book I've ever read
Let's talk about it.
can anyone recommend some rudimentary philosophy texts
I'd recommend listening to some of the Yale freshman philosophy lecture series on youtube and from there pursue some of the texts and writers you find interesting. Just being handed assorted texts will be frustrating and less productive beginning for you
Alternatively, you could look into Plato's dialogues. After reading one, look up analyses and lectures on whatever you read. It's a good start to philosophy, most of them are short, and Plato's dialogues are weirdly stimulating (for me, at least).
I honestly don't know shit about political theory & I rly want to get into it. help me out here, /lit/
/ic/gd/ here. Sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you could tell me what your favorite book covers are and maybe a tidbit on why.
I have to design a book cover and I can't tell if clever simple illustrations/graphics are better or dramatic illustrations of scenes.
Which Goosebumps book is your favorite? This is probably mine
This one, probably. Why doesn't /lit/ have its own children's horror series?
Tell me what /lit/ thinks of the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
breddy gud. although i cringe whenever they introduce time travel.
i liked how the Vatican were painted, and the reason the AIs were using humanity really should have been the basis of the Matrix films, instead of using them as power sources.
Can we have a cyberpunk and other -punk recommendation thread? I'll start:
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan.
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi. (biopunk, but still cool)
Vurt. But Paolo beats it. I love the crank-battery things and it being a Sci/Thai/fi