I guess it's really more about plays rather than strictly literature, but I think Shakespeare is sufficiently literary to be suited to this board.
Anyway, the question is, do you think Shakespeare's plays ought to be performed translated into modern English? Why or why not?
My own take is that they should, because his language archaic enough to be rather difficult for a modern reader to understand without the aid of a dictionary. I also say that if Chekhov in English is still Chekhov that Shakespeare in Modern English can still be Shakespeare.
>modern English began after the great vowel shift in about 1550
>Shakespeare wrote in the early 1600s
Shakespeare is in modern English
Im about to subscribe to The Library of America. Does anybody else do this? Am I making a mistake?
Do any other publishers have good subscription services?
Check it out m8. These aren't the signature black books that a synonymies Library of America. They are really nice hardcovers tho and you get a 3 book set for like $10 to start then get a book a month for like $25 bucks
How relevant is this book for today's society? I've heard that the penalization for owning lolicon content was a prime example of thoughtcrime.
For the /lit/ anons that actually do/enjoy science, is there any fundamental difference between pop science shows(like Brain Games and the like) and actually reading the books/papers and investigations?
I mean, sure, if you read you'll be able to discuss it more thoroughly i guess, but with pop science you get the basics of everything to understand something without having to delve deep into searching and shit.
You answered your own question, pop science is made to make the subject closer to a layman understanding, but if you want the real shit you have to read the papers.
if you want a decent understanding of scientific topics then just read textbooks for undergrads. only once you get the general knowledge of the topic and importantly vocabulary can you begin to understand scientific papers
What do you all put in mid-chapter breaks?
⁂ master race here.
Are the Harry Potter novels, dare I say it, good?
Is it an interesting piece of immersive fiction or is it just fluffy entertainment?
It's not even fluffy entertainment. Millions of children were tricked into reading this product. It's entirely devoid of imagination. Looking back I'm embarrassed eleven year old me bought into it.
What are some philosophical books to help me get over my Pyrrho tier skepticism?
I'm a fan of tv shows like The Prisoner, Carnivale, Twin Peaks, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Haibane Renmei or The Maxx. So psychological dramas with surreal elements. What are some books similar to those?
>open up the atlantic / nyt/ Washington post / guardian / new yorker
>the perils of the malaysian tie fitting industry
>puff piece on a politician
>the excesses of wall street
>the big problem on campus
>white guilt galore
>a new development in cancer research / psychology / diet research
Is this the best of journalism?
I mean, you dont go into the Atlantic trying to find right leaning issues.
I prefer BBC America, Reuters, the long war journal, christian science monitor, foreign affairs and ars
>implying White people didn't commit horrid acts in the past and still do even though people who didn't commit these acts shouldn't feel guilty for what their ancestors did
>implying Wall Street and capitalism isn't excessive and bringing itself to utter collapse
>implying the media caused this pop-sci phenomenon and not engineers and bad researchers like Dawkins, Nye, and NDT
How important it is to read the bible before getting into philosophy?
It's not really that important if your philosophical readings start with the Greeks. That's a different matter by the time you get to Augustine and the other medievals though. You could start with either, or you conclude your Greek and early Roman studies with the Bible.
OP here, this is my plan:
>read a book of general human history (very resumed ofc)
>read the holy bible
>get into philosophy and the history of the philosophical school i am reading more deeply
>watch zizek video
>laugh quite a bit
>find zizek so charismatic
>lose his chain of logic at points but no matter, i understand the individual analogies and examples
>lol, he's right, we really are so much smarter than the champaigne socialists, SJWs, and most liberals
>lol, a final joke
>realise I don't...
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What book are you embarrassed you haven't read yet?
There's always something. I read Recognitions, but I haven't read JR. I read Wuthering Heights, but I haven't finished Jane Eyre. I've read all of Shakespeare's stuff, but only the abridged Canterbury Tales.
My life is hell, senpai desu.
Did I pleb?
I'm really curious about / want to read this book. Does /lit/ think it's any good? Is it pleb-tier?