>Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. Therefore, whenever I see a fly settling, in the decisive moment, on the nose of a businessman, or if he is spattered with mud from a carriage which drives past him in still greater haste; or the drawbridge opens up before him; or a tile falls down and knocks him dead, I laugh from the bottom of my heart."
My nigga KG's sense of humour is the most underrated aspect of his writings
You gradually start to become Christian.
It's happening to me, it's like he reversed all those boring didactic sermons and flipped on a slight and growing appreciation that is beauty looking back at me now.
I'm looking for a book/trilogy of books similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. Political intrigue, decent fantasy , and lots of world building.
From googling I could only find GoT recommendations (I want something with a more succinct story than that) and "Prince of Nothing", which i've never heard of
Since the central plot theme of the original game is that the world's (this game's world is mostly a fictionalized version of Renaissance-era Europe) central religion is a lie, you could just read some new atheist stuff.
Dune also comes to mind as a bildungsroman with battles, court intrigues, and suggestions of a false religion planted intentionally in order to placate the people (I've only read the original book though and they didn't develop this idea too far IIRC)
>Dostoevsky, Fyodor. A prophet, a clap-trap journalist and a slap-dash comedian. No one takes his reactionary journalism seriously.
Do you agree with our boy Tao?
>tfw reading more and more and not giving up
I can't wait until I become a patrician that is educated that knows philosophy and reads stuff
If you haven't gone through depression then you will never be a worthwhile writer
Humanity is dying out soon, but you can guarantee that three works of literature will survive for aliens to read. They will be able to read the two pieces of literature in the original language they were written in.
Which do you choose?
I think I would choose:
The Odyssey (Homer)
HAHA YEAH LETS TAKE SOME PLAYS XDD
WE DON'T NEED CONTEXT FOR ANY OF THOSE NOT LIKE WE SHOULD BRING THE BIBLE XDD WHO EVEN BELIEVES IN GO ANYWAYS I MEAN ITS 2015 STUPID CHRISTIANS
XD I WOULD TAKE OUT ULYSSES (TOO MEME FOR ME LMAO) AND PUT IN RICHARD DAWKIN'S ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES INSTEAD LOL!!
The Bible might be cool. My line of thinking was something like this:
All three of those works portray different facets of human nature and each of them are really beautiful.
I also think there is a variety of form--The Odyssey being poetic, Hamlet being a play, and Ulysses being a novel.
I also like the interplay of texts and cultures, as Ulysses is tangled with The Odyssey and Hamlet. This is reflective of how a lot of people write and live--interacting with cultures and writers long dead through text....
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Aren't you tired of creating shitty threads about surveys/games/bookshelves/“the X book you read”? Do you ever want to discuss literature or are you right just to namedrop your library and get validation by random people?
>work for tons of time on some fiction
>think it's pretty good
>read some Shakespeare and realize he wrote everything you thought but a trillion times better
Memes aside, should I read Hesiod, Herodotus, and Thucydides if I only want to get into the philosophycal literature of the ancient Greeks (i.e. the Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the following philosophers)?
I do plan to read both Homeric epics and Hamilton's Mythology as a general background, but am not sure if Herodotus and Thucydides are that essential in order to understand Greek philosophy (perhaps Hesiod is, but I'm not really sure).
Is Nietzsche the only thinker who offers a secular morality with the same depth, symbolism, aesthetics and grandeur as Christian morality?
ITT autistic protagonists
Levin is a huge autist
Also, shit book desu, meaningless fiction with no substance or higher purpose, Dostoevsky runs circles around this hack.
I liked and disliked Anna Karenina. I agree, Levin was autistic and a frustrating character to read. I literally couldn't give a single shit about how much he likes farming or hunting.
If the book focused more on the love affair of Kitty and Levin, and more on the drama of Anna and Vronsky, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. There was too much dull scenes. I get they're supposed to show how Levin grows throughout the novel, but Levin is boring as fuck to begin with.
Still a decent book, though, I think.
Are there any literary works similar to picrelated, that is meaning the main character being socially isolated miserable failure, being a wimp, coward and stuff?
Any recommendations for worthwhile short story collections?
All philosophers claim that a healthy mind must reside in a healthy body, but few walk the walk. They're either scrawny DYEL's or, even worse, obese.
What are some philosophers that actually hit the weights, or at least did some (any!) kind of sport?
Ignoring that he wasn't strictly speaking a philosopher, skipped leg day and was a manlet, there's this guy. But I don't know anyone else, hell, even nietzche, who always talked about muh ubermensch was DYEL.
Socrates was a soldier who fought against Sparta. Even in his old age, he often was in the gymnasium exercising.
Plato was a wrestler.
Wittgenstein fought in WWI so he was surely pretty fit.
I like to think that Machiavelli was in good shape, especially after he was exiled.
Aurelius was definitely fit and saw the importance of having a healthy body.
this is the O.S.S. from WWII, literally the elite of the elite and high school athletes would fucking destroy them 1v1.
>"If your primary sexual relationship is with your hand, something is wrong."
Did he really say this?