It's my birthday /lit/.
What's the most patrician way to spend your birthday?
Writers: the leaves are falling and nanowrimo is in the air. Are you working on a new project or red educating yourself to an old one? Tell me what you're putting your energy into.
I can't read fiction.
It makes me sleepy and it feels pointless. Most of this has to do with me being extremely lazy and probably also with me being less intellectually inclined. The only thing that can keep my interest for a few hours is STEM textbooks and even then I like the math/formulas/pictures more than the language.
The fact that my mother, sister and grandfather are all avid readers who tear through books like there's not tomorrow, makes this all the more painful.
Is reading fiction something that grows on you the more you do it or is it just not for me?
How is it even possible that I can shitpost on 4chan for days on end, yet get sleepy after one minute of staring at a real life page. Sure, the content is simpler, shorter and more interactive, but in essence it's still reading, right?
I'm sorry btw, you guys must get this kinds of posts all the time from first-time /lit/ lurkers.
is enjoyment morally imperative
I'm interested in learning both German and Norwegian (not simultaneously, of course). With which one should I start? Will it be easier for me to approach Norwegian after knowing some German? Or the opposite?
GR > L49 > V > MD > ATD > IV > V > BE
>tfw Bukowski has become an Instagram meme
If authors intent is dead/irrelevant, can I make a romantic love story out of Mein Kampf?
Any other books like pic related?
I just ordered
-Fighting For The Essence
-A Handbook Of Traditional Living
-A Sky Without Eagles
-The Way Of Men
I think of all the books I've read about men and manhood out of my need for some direction, this is the best one. Even if it is not particularly well known
Itt: the most insufferable professional writers you've ever had the misfortune of reading
Picture. Fucking. Related.
Insufferable cutesy nonsense.
Sarah Vowell. She was a media darling for a while, she was on the daily show, bored to death and other shit.
She also did the worst shit possible during the golden era of This American Life then she started writing god-awful historical essays that started selling well to feminists and the tumblr crowd.
I haven't read any of her books, but she's an entertaining interviewee. Pic related.
Could Joyce have fucked more than one woman in his life if he spent less time reading and more time lifting weights?
Can we talk about the Phenomenology of Spirit? Is it worth it to read or is there an easier book that will give a decent summary?
Fuck PoS. Try Philosophy of History. It gives the real Hegel, not the early one who wanted to a man of lettres. There's a reason why humanist like their PoS more than anything else, since they are pussies who can't handle the actual Hegel who has no illusions.
Someone doesn't understand the place of the PoS within the System.
It's really cool. I had to read it for college last year, and I was initially intimidated by it, just because of the reputation that thing has, but I found it incredibly rich in ideas and arguments, and a very compelling account of both human consciousness generally and human spirit throughout history. I'm not sure I *agree* with him, but Hegel's fucking cool as...
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Why are so many female writers gay?
women of normal sexual impulse have a tendency (if latent) to be content with achieving through a man
thus desire for fame is admirably low
quality of writing may be equal but not ambition
thus a large percentage of the ones you know of are gay
this may be changing in the west, uncertain
What would Tolstoy think of Marxism, communism, socialism, and ect.?
Hey /lit/, so beyond all the theology/ideology that comes along with it, what are the Bible's most literary passages?
Which passages have the best of metaphors or simply superb wordplay and structure?
I've heard from various sources that the King James Version is the best version, from a literary standpoint.
King James Version is based off the Tyndale version which was designed to mimic the speech of the lowest classes to make the bible accessible in the vernacular to farmhands and the like.
It's not because it has better wordplay, structure or higher literary standing that it became the source of allusions in English; it's because it was the most common book, in every sense of common.
Jude has the best Greek writing. It's mostly stolen Greek puns, but at least he tried.