>Is e=mc2 a sexed equation?...Perhaps it is. Let us make the hypothesis that it is insofar as it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us. What seems to me to indicate the possible sexed nature of the equation is not directly its uses by nuclear weapons, rather it is having privileged what goes the fastest...
Is this the kind of thing people in Gender Studies department study? What's the essential reading to help me understand things like this?
Yeah, he's a gold mine for them. A whole bunch of shit about how he hates god and life and wishes he'd never been born and moans about being a coward.
To say that is pretty reductive of his philosophy but I prefer reading him as comic.
This book sucked
How do I look cool reading on a Kindle?
Enchiridion, chapter 32
>And then when any advice shall have been given, remember whom you have taken as advisers, and whom you will have neglected, if you do not obey them.
What did he mean by this?
Does depression effect anyone's reading progress like it does to mine?
Yes. When it is catatonic level bad I'll get no more than 10 pages a day done. That is it.
who /tao/ here?
i'm almost done with his novels. are his poetry and short story collections 'worth it?'
What are the best essays or philosophical writings on atheism? Search engines aren't coming up with anything great, guess atheism isn't as popular as I thought it was.
Anyone know where I can download a free audiobook of Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher?
Is it any good? If so what version/translation should I read? Also where could I find a pdf of said version/translation?
How do I into DFW
Does anybody know if the works "manipulated" by Fried's sister are available?
What do you think of it?
Read it based on recommendation from Alan Moore and was also pleased to see Terry Gilliam having a blurb on the cover. They know their audience.
I found it a bit difficult and quite baffling. It seemed to me like the equivelant of how, you know, Tolkien is usually said to base his fantasy on epic poetry and North European folklore. In the same vein, this is fantasy inspired by Sir John Mandeville and colonial history. I liked it a lot, but I spent most of it being confused with the metaphysics of it, which I hope will be covered more in the proposed sequels. My favorite...
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It's a pretty standard rip on Paradise Lost.
The best chapters were the ones about the dude who revolutionised camera technology and took lots of spooky pics of the Winchester house. I thought the ending was disappointing though, there was a huge amount of build-up, then all of the main characters walk off stage with only a few of their arcs really complete.
Looking for best crusader lit: anything like first-hand accounts, epic poems, even respectable fiction written a hundred years or so after they ended. Specifically looking for 1st Crusade, but any will do.
how can i improve my prose?
What are the ESSENTIAL works of Plato and Aristotle?
>tfw i will never be a writer
Just be a critic.
Pays better anyway.
"A kiss before departure, to remember all memories and the love in which you stood for."
Would someone be so kind to explain their thoughts of this sentence?
I'm a ameture writer starting out. I have adhd and attention span issues. As a result short stories are easier for me to write than novels. I'm into stuff like creative non-fiction and fiction stories that are based on stuff that could actually happen in real life. I've never read stuff like Harry Potter because it feels insulting to my intelligence as it couldn't happen in real life. I hate it when tv shows "jump the shark" and do crazy stunts that wouldnt happen in real life. Realism is the most important part of the story with the message and...
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>Is there a market for fictional short stories that aren't based on supernatural stuff or anything that couldn't happen in real life?
I'm unsure, but I'm in the same boat as you. Though my short stories don't include plot, characters, or actions of any kind typically. They're just a collection of eloquent observations about any given environment with mood and tone as the primary basis for creativity.
Does /lit/ have any suggestions for books about war or tactics?
>that isn't fucking ancient
unfunny faggots should go back from whence they came.
Amazon Fire vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
>going to be reading only
>Pros and Cons of both?
>Doré Paradise Lost
>not the superior Martin
The highlight of my - and any Swedes - childhood. Fairytales combined with the illustrations of John Bauer.
The old dark European fairytales really are so superior compared to this American Disney shit.
>finish great classic, hungry for another
>decide to check out "western canon" wikipedia page
I'm about to read this. You mad? :^)
Coming out with a new novel in January.
It's randomly 880 pages wtf.
Never read anything by Auster. I've heard a good amount about the New York Trilogy. Seems like fun. Is it the place to start? Is he worth reading? If so, all of his stuff, some of it? Give me the low-down.
Thanks for your help.
You don't need to be careful about where you start with Auster, he's easy to read, jump in wherever. I recommend Invisible.
He's like Murakami for me, his books aren't amazing or deep, but I like him anyway.
What are his best stories/novels? Halfway through the Aspern Papers and want to know where to go next.
Tantalizing paws upon her finessed bust
Potent mindful deception over her anatomy
Forced wrench of her vibrant razzmatazz cowlick
A metamorphic transformation within
Dissonant mar amongst her collar
Whomping breeze out of her bronchi
Writhing towards that holy grail
Orgasmic passion trickles down her spine
Contortionist psyche without a footprint of regret
A Woman brimming with a phobia of reality
Demands to be exposed to her rightful residence
In this hideous terrene around her
Why do people pay attention to this nonsense? It's unreadable, it's just a bunch of gibberish.
Bought Dune and now I'm halfway through with it.
Do I pick up the sequels or do I avoid them like an AIDS-infested tire fire?
Book 1 and 2 are great, i havent read 3 yet but I heard that if you read 3 then you must read 4. I heard it starts getting shitty from there, and that if you read 5 you must read 6. But none of the son novels no no.
I was at a festival a few weeks ago and some guys had build a "festival" library pretty close to my camp. The library was filled with shitty thrift shop books that they had picked up for free, because they knew they were gonna get stolen anyway. But among the thrash I managed to find the first three Dune books collected in a single book.
It was pretty neat chilling in my tent and reading the book after a long day :)
A book like this picture?
I read the following Kafka short story and I couldn't help but relate it to a modern day version of the current refugee/migrant situation. When the Emperor looks out the window, I can't help but think "that's fucking Merkel!"
Though one must assume that there is something insidious in Merkel's actions. She could simply deport them all if she wanted too; the most debatable question is as to why they are kept around.