Does /lit/ like writing chinese or chinese literature?
pic related I'm learning the HSK level A 800 pls no bully.
Can we make starting with the Germans a thing? I'd like this.
Germans made philosophy the autistic logical mess we know and love. How about it?
Aside from Aristotle and Socrates/Plato, the Greeks are largely irrelevant and read like damned self-help platitudes, i.e. not like the philosophy we adore (the systematic and un-ending logical and linguistical masturbation which deepens our understanding.
>want to write a novel that's deep and complex
>suck at creating ideas that aren't shit
>can't even get 4 pages into a short story before attention span craps out
I'm writing a novel (35,000+ words so far), and I have the same problem. I struggle every day to put words onto paper and it's harder with all the other stuff I have to keep up with in my life.
The key is the drive to create. Find time to do it. Keep focus. Write down everything that comes to mind, that's how you know when you look back at your work that it was actually you who wrote it.
Hey /lit/ what are some good books on geopolitics?
the grand chessboard
you can disagree with alot of its conclusions as well as to whether the things it advocates are good ideas or not but its essential to understanding the background of alot US and western foreign policy
Bumping this thread for interest.
Can you tell me more about The Grand Chessboard? What eras and regions does it talk about?
What's it's main thesis? Is it considered mainstream or revisionist?
What conclusions do you (or others) disagree with if any?
Do you think it is relatively unbiased?
>"Remember it’s a sin To Kill A Mockingbird™ (By: Harper Lee)"
>tfw you get kidna depressed if you didnt read for a day.
How long can you go without reading before it starts effecting you?
ITT: /lit/ approved books about history
I'm writing a text-game in python with a similar premise to the film "My Dinner with Andre". This is mainly going to be something to entertain my friends with so I really don't have anyone to help proof read it except /lit/.
I'm not necessarily for anything extensive, just some critique on one of the excerpts I have so far.
Two men, Sebastian and Jeremy, are seated at a diner booth. Sebastian is explaining to Jeremy why he had a mental breakdown and left his trip from Europe several months before he intended.
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Unless you're doing it as a programming exercise, you might consider using a text game engine like Twine or Inform.
No reason to reinvent the wheel, and it would let you focus on content, which is what people really care about.
Siddhartha was so much better. Did Herman Hesse develop some kind of mental illness as he was writing the ending to this book because it was shit.
One of the few I haven't read sadly. I've loved all the books I've read so far: Peter Camenzind, Gertrud, Rosshalde, Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Journey to the East, The Glass Bead Game. Oh shit, nearly forgot Beneath the Wheel.
So what I guess I'm getting at is you're an idiot.
1000-word essay on him due tomorrow. Haven't even started, etc. Let's talk about him.
Do we really experience a world of objects immediately?
Or is it like in Locke or Hume where everything is built up via associations?
(Note: this isn't my paper topic, so you're not doing my homework.)
Do you have a /lit/ life goal?
I started on a path to become an expert in western literature, philosophy and history.
Inherently I wish to learn these seven languages:
to have access to the major part of everything produced by man since the invention of writing, (already know 4 of them).
Can I make it? What is your goal?
Of course it's possible if you have an aptitude for language. Discipline is the difference maker.
I would suggest starting with small goals to building up your discipline and let the force of that discipline snowball your way into conquering the big goals.
Don't start off motivated by big goals because motivation is frailty, like women.
Do any of you read on your phone?
Is it enjoyable?
When bringing a book is an inconvenience yet I known will have to wait for nondescript periods of time
iBooks app is pretty decent, scrolling text mode with a dim screen works wonders.
ITT: books women could never understand.
I picked up these four books recently, since I'm uncultured and trust places like 4chan to help me out with that kind of thing. Should I read these in order of publication date, or a different order? Bear in mind that I'm a fairly slow reader, so any one of them will be an undertaking.
Have you read a lot before this? If you haven't read a lot of "literature," these are probably not the best places to start.
Infinite Jest is probably the easiest to understand of the 3. Ideally you read them in order of publication.
I've not read House of Leaves so no comment there.
Are you going to meet your reading goals this year /lit/?