So, I just bought this. Is it as good as I'm hoping? What are some of your opinions on it? What is some other epic poetry that might be good?
Why do philosophers still constantly talk about Freud when his work is outdated/dismissed in the field of psychology?
What languages do you speak? Was learning them worth your effort?
My mother tongue is Russian, I'm learning English now. What language should I learn next and why?
>What languages do you speak?
English, French, German reasonably well, bits and piece in other languages
>Was learning them worth your effort?
not really. i tend to communicate mostly in grunts and snarls
What are the best economics books to read and study to understand it at a doctorate level?
Are these good choices? Any recommendations?
>Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
>Das Kapital - Karl Marx
>Capital asset pricing model - William Sharpe
>Theory of Games and Economic Behavior - Von Neumann
>Progress and Poverty - Henry George
>Principles of Political Economy and Taxation - Ricardo
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Best opening lines?
>“I am an invisible man.”
So Nick Land really DOES browse 4chan...
Did Hamlet even want to be king?
As naive as this sounds, I think this is correct
I don't really think there's enough evidence in the text to give the argument much credence. Sure, we're all aware that he'd inherit, but he'd inherit anyway if he let Claudius live.
Anyone who can recommend my some books about cinematography?
how does /lit/ establish a sense of place in its writing? i've been reading a lot of faulkner and hemingway, two writers with a great sense of place in my mind, to see how they set up their locations, but I can't quite pin it down. it seems the mind does most of the work, but how do you know when you have given the reader enough to run with?
i am writing a story with a similar atmosphere in mind to the film 'gummo'. i think of how the camera simply captures these worlds, but the writer must selectively chose the important parts to hammer a world into...
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You will inevitably come off as fake and forcing it if you're trying to write a regionality you have not experienced.
It's little touches that ring true. Broad strokes and attempts at atmosphere blow past that.
you often hear an artist asked why they chose their medium - the characteristics of what they wanted to communicate or express that lent themselves to the use of whichever medium they chose. what sorts of ideas do you think are best expressed by prose, poetry music, movies, sculpture, painting, etc.? or do you think all ideas, if conceived of correctly, are best communicated through writing?
Films is the greatest medium
With a great budget and talented crew, a film will always outdo all other forms of art because film can be a combination of all other forms of art.
Where to start with him?
How would a Dystopian Utopia and Utopian Dystopia settings look like?
>tfw slowly losing the will to keep working on your book
How do I escape this slump?
"Been working way too much need to get out and get fucked up
Whats going on, where's it at
Make some calls to make it crack, lets see...
I need money, drugs, a ride
And a spot with hot ones inside"
Is there a single novel that does timetravel right?
I have a friend who believes that one of the reason videogames are an artistic medium is because it is the first medium that told a good time-travel story, and was successful in doing so because of the interactive nature of the story. Is he right?
What is your opinion on Norwegian Wood?
Recommend realistic decent books about love and relationships. I'm dreaming about having a gf
Read it when I was 20 and sexually inexperienced. Was feelsy and the writing was Murakami, which I like. I am not nor have I ever been patrician. I don't think I've read any other books about love and relationships, at least not directly.
Which novels feel like consuming a Pepsi™ cola and a hamburger at night in a fast food place while watching the world pass by? Possibly with fries?
Other than Haruki Murakami, of course. Thanks.
Who is it?
I love old noir and hardboiled films. Are there any novels which similar vibes? I enjoy the early-mid 20th century aesthetic
Never been to /lit/ before but I'm 45% of the way through this and it's blowing my mind.
Dislike him. A cheap sensationalist, clumsy and vulgar. A prophet, a claptrap journalist and a slapdash comedian. Some of his scenes are extraordinarily amusing. Nobody takes his reactionary journalism seriously.
Will I be able to enjoy this book or is there too many old world ponds and English metaphors that'll go over my head?
I'm going to read it anyways, any suggestions for preparation. Oh and go fuck yourself
if your post is illustrative of your grasp of english then i suspect any english text would be difficult for you
also just get a copy of the annotated alice and you go fuck yourself too
If the Targaryens are immune to fire, why did Dany's grandfather burn to death? Or is it just that she's immune to it?
Targaryens used to be fireproof, but now it's a lost trait--or was until Dany, either because a) she's a genetic throwback or b) magic has woken up in the world. Probably a combo of the two. Several Targaryens have burned trying to prove they had the right stuff.
Is perception really reality?
Doesn't her story confirm that women love domineering, aggressive and virile men?
re-reading moby dick. ishmael just got to the place in nantucket with the dank ass chowder. made me mad hungry so i ordered ramen. what other books have good food descriptions/make you hungry?
Help me, my prose is pretentious as fuck. It's just how it comes out. Is this something I should fix? It seriously comes out like some 19th century dickbag.
>why yes, I believe that those interested the humanities should be forced to study the hard sciences! No more uneducated writers and philosophers, and furthermore they must engage in manual labour! Thus we will produce truly well-rounded men of wisdom and knowledge.
Is my fedora ironic? We will never know.
I believe everybody wishing to study at the tertiary level should be forced to take a year in math, logic and philosophy. The essential problem with humanities these days is the lack of rigour, which comes from a lack of understanding of anything having to do with proper reasoning or epistemology etc.
Looking for a book where the entire book is like one long digression into really weird thoughts, of wherever the author's mind seems to lead.
anyone have recommendations for books by scientists?
Which one of these are the darkest or most abstract?
Didn't you just make this thread last month?
The same answer I gave the last anon with this exact question: The Passive Vampire and Edition 69 for abstract. Dogra Magra, The Blind Owl and Dark Spring are darkest.
Kangaroo Notebook is pretty dark but also straight forward, nice imagery of the scenes in hell that really stand out. Valerie and her Week of Wonders is also pretty good but the movie is more popular. Invitation to a Beheading is pretty abstract, I recommend that.
After rereading Oedipus the King it finally dawned on me that there might not be free will. I'm so psyched to continue working my way up the canon. I can't wait to get to Dosto and re-read C&P. It went over my head on the first read, and I thought Ralashnikov was testing law.
Many of the Greek stories had this element. For example, it was prophesied to Priam that his son Paris would cause the destruction of Troy. He was abandoned as a child like Oedipus, but later returned to Troy and... I guess you know the rest. It was a common idea in Greece, a part of their mentality. It's not really the focal point of the play.