>I am a product of the internet: an epileptic Flat Stanley strung out on technicolor heroin"
What did he mean by this?
>I am a product of the internet
Read: a meme
>an epileptic Flat Stanley
Popular American children book character, flat and bland work of pop culture
>strung out on technicolor heroin
Dude drugs LMAO
>>strung out on technicolor heroin
>Dude drugs LMAO
That one is obviously television. He wrote a 100 page essay in Consider the Lobster saying how great television was and how any criticizing it was a moron.
I've been trying unsuccessfully to find a free download for "The Iliad" translated by Rodney Merrill. Would you help me?
What groundwork is necessary to be read before I can properly understand this book? I've tried to get into it a couple of times but it's like wading through mud; incredibly dense and hard to comprehend clearly. My translation is pic related -- maybe there is an easier translation to grasp?
Don't bother. Start with Philosophy of History.
As far as PoS goes, you need to have a basic understanding of almost every philosophical concept in the book up untill the 19th century. I recomment to start with Boehme.
gotta read kant m8
i had a passing understanding of kant so i tried hegel and got a less and than passing understanding of him
studying kant closer now i'm already starting to understand hegel better without even reading him again yet
kant is not nearly as interesting, at least on the surface, but you've gotta do the work
the first two critique at the very least, family
D R O P P E D
What is a great book to read if you are a francophile /lit/?
Make sure to read it in French. A lot of the subtle nuances of language are lost in the translation. Although I have to give the translation props for using Maman over mother or mama.
>tfw you realize that truth lies in mathematics
>tfw you realize math is necessary for any person interested interested in philosophy
Who else knows this feel?
why is cool to hate on Kerouac in /lit/?
>muh shitty prose
Plenty of people, including myself, loved it. He was going for a specific style (trying to emulate jazz music) and it worked
>muh entry level lit for teenagers
So what? The Stranger is entry level phil, doesn't mean isn't a good book
>muh idealized bum/leech lifestyle
You like, completely missed the obvious overtones of self-awareness that they all had about their situation. And...
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kerouac isn't /lit/ sry
his writing is diary tier and yet its interesting, ok wow
comparing it to the stranger? ok the phil of camus is limp but his writing is great esp when translated into eng :')
idealized lifestyle? sounds like it was genuinely fun t b h f a m
he just wrote a bunch abt what he did and it was new at the time, now it isnt, it wont be recreated just give up, the beat gen's time pass'd, praise burroughs
Does anyone have any recommendations on books about Colonialism?
I'm not interested in some Marxist fathead blithering gibberish about the inherent cisheteronormativism of imperial capitalism or some foppish cunt reminiscing about the good ol' days of when getting waited on by brown people was normal, I am specifically interested in what the colonial governments actually did. How they went about governing the natives, how they extracted resources, how they managed trade, and so on.
East Asia or India specifically, but honestly I'm interested in...
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>wanna read about oppression but dont wanna actually read about oppression.
Colonialism is based on the explotation of black and brown bodies if you are not prepared to deal with its repercusions then fuck off.
So I started reading Les Miserables and in the first sentence I see someone described as the Bishop of D-----. Is this a common occurrence among books of that era? The last time I saw this was in The Count of Monte Cristo and it was incredibly annoying.
Has anyone come across this before? How do you reconcile this in your head while reading?
Holy shit that opening sounds tedious, how do people slog through books like Les Mis? do they just kind of read the words without thinking too much about it so they can post a photo of themselves on instagram reading it with a cup of tea?
so /lit/ is a bunch of pretentious narcissistic fuckboys who like to feel superior to everyone else because they browse /lit/ and have that one philosophy book on there shelf from way back when, who ironically believe anything beyond there box of set opinions is ''pleb shit'' ''not worth my time and highly acquired taste''
Did I hit all the points? That's a rhetorical question
How do you write schizophrenic characters and how to incorporate their problem telling reality from fiction into a novel in an interesting way to the reader?
Read personal accounts of what it's like living with schizophrenia. Symptoms, medications, etc and paint a broad picture of an individual with said affliction through the knowledge you've acquired.
"What is a book that has this song's feel?"
Post songs and other people will tell you what book best matches with that song.
I'm the first interested. What book matches this song?
Is this worth reading? Is there anything substantial to get out of it?
Is this the best book of all time?
Are his works considered Russian literature?