What are some books about finding happiness in solitude? I need a way to accept loneliness.
(I don't browse r9k nor do I hate women)
there isnt any reasoning behind womens inferiority
as bitter as i am (and trust me, im pretty fucking bitter) it is not the fault of a gender for my loneliness and it is immature and vindictive to think otherwise
This man is alleged to have read over 10,000 books in his life, /lit/.
Do you think that's possible?
I'm not convinced that it's possible to give that many books the proper amount of thought/consideration for the sake of reading. Too many people read without thinking, or rather, read without thinking about what they've read. Read merely for the sake of reading. I think this is an example of just that.
Schopenhauer said we should think at least as much, if not more, than what we read. Likewise Kant, quoting Abbé Terrasson, pointed out:
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This SONUVABITCH somehow managed to get Rick Springfield to sign a copy of Hypersphere.
We're gaining notoriety, guys.
Has anyone here actually read this whole thing from start to finish?
General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ / http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/
"To a woman, everything is an adornment"
I still think this is the most astute, succinct and unbiased explanation for the fundamental differences between male and female behavior. Nietzsche's views on women in general were one of the more interesting parts of his social commentary imo even though most scholars follow Kaufmann's mantra that they were just peripheral and the weakest parts of his work.
The child is all female wants of men which was Nietzsche's other observation, but the child is also an adornment. Just look at how society lavishes attention on pregnant women, notice how women constantly post baby pictures and quickly identify as 'mom' to claim the social prestige that comes with motherhood. Women get postpartum depression because the attention and special treatment that she got during her pregnancy go away.
My sister has been pregnant 3 times now and each time she moaned about...
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I want to start reading lit in Spanish (foreign language). Give me some relatively easy prose Spanish lit, but good Spanish lit, that I can read in original in order to hone my Spanish, but also hone my literary patricianism at the same time.
my spanish mate said don quixote is harder to read for him in spanish than in english.
Cervantes makes it a joke to use archaic spanish for the don to make him seem that much more crazy. (Imagine shakespeare using what he considered old english as a laugh).
yeah, pic obviously unrelated, I guessed so too. I'd actually rather some newer stuff (as in, the last 100-150 years) but I'm not picky in any way if it's good and relatively easy for a self-taught Spanish learner to read.
What are some novels I can read on the philosophy that the "mask" you wear is more important than the truth that's inside, because your mask is what has an affect on the world and the way people see you? What is this type of philosophy called? I asked because I recently completed the videogame "Majora's Mask," and that was a heavy theme in it, so I want to do more research on it.
Hey /lit/ I got my third bookcase today, what do you think?
What are your thoughts on short story lengths? I'm currently editing a piece of mine which, when all done and dusted, will be around 10,000 words. I think this is fine and it's as long as it needs to be but I'm wondering what others think as 10,000 seems to be the upper limit for a lot of journals and such.
> Thoughts on the "long story".
P.S it's a Wallacian, symphonic, urban-tragedy, but if you can believe it is also actually rather good.
10,000 words will probably hit about 20 pages or so. That's a good size for a short story.
The upper cap for a short story should be "I can read this in one sitting." That's ultimately why you're writing a short story and not a novella or a novel. 20 pages is well within that.
The lower bound is a bit tricky. If you can make a meaningful story in a few pages, you have quite the talent for terseness.
If I didn't know the author beforehand I'd say it should be 6-7 pages minimum.
A Hollywood producer has just approached you to write and direct a $200 million adaptation of Finnegans Wake. How do you proceed?
Claim your literary waifu! :3
She's mine, nobody else can have her.
You're not a hypocrite, right?
>Your philsophy / philsophical school
>How you live by it
Was he secretly the GOAT?
Anybody else starting with the Greeks here?
I have started reading "A brief history of ancient Greece" and it's been a lot of fun thus far.
How's your progress of reading the Greeks going?
You don't want to be a pseudo, right?
On book 3 of the Republic, been really enjoying it so far....
Haven't gone into reading a lot of history or poetry, etc. (Childhood was filled with self interest for Greece so I read a lot of shit when I was younger and have a general idea of its history)
have Odyssey and Iliad on the way... (reading order a bit fucked I know, but again, I have a gist of what happens in both stories..)
>tfw addicted to reading and broadening my intellect
Could be worse, lad.
Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming though, I suggest making time for doing nothing and maybe some meditation.
Otherwise it's like perpetually eating without ever taking a shit.
If I upload my 500k word memoir to wikipedia despite having achieved nothing that would otherwise warrant such a page / article being created, are the moderators likely to ban me or remove the page?
It's taken me a very long time to write and the entire text is filled with hyperlinks to things like songs mentioned, photographs of myself, and so on. I don't want to waste my time here.
Didn't see one up, so here goes:
Poetry Critique Thread!
Submit your poems for review and critique others' poems in a giant orgy of complex verbiage and butthurt.
OP here, starting it off with a couple of mine.
Almost all of these just arrived today. Feels Goodman.
Post your top ten favorite books that are not on this chart
I will record the information and make a chart on it
1. The Master of Go
2. Little, Big
3. The Summer Book
4. The Blind Owl
5. The Once and Future King
6. The Street of Crocodiles
7. Kornel Esti
8. King Lear
9. Middlemarch (really surprised this wasn't in the OP)
10. In Watermelon Sugar
1. The Tunnel
2. The Public Burning
4. The Lime Twig
5. The Death of Virgil
6. Under the Volcano
7. Lookout Cartridge
8. Double or Nothing
9. The Great Fire of London
10. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
So what is the point of him finishing the books any more?
Who will want to wander through thousands of pages of description of food, nipples and endless meanderings like Quentyn or Aegon when they can just watch the show and get to the point in a much more streamlined story? Particularly that all the main plot twists will be in the open after the show and Martin is one of those writers that without the plot twists you lose 90% of the reason to keep going through all the bad writing.
Why should he even bother finishing those books?
Season 6 had basically NOTHING happen. The show did a really good job of feeding the normie masses filler and making it seem substantial, but they didn't give us anything new really and discounting developments which are fundamentally at odds with the plot present in the book.
Nice try faggot, I can't wait to read WoW and am so glad I didn't get spoilered by HBO's shitshow.
he's lazy as fuck and his central themes havent changed much: war is horrible and the old times were pretty fucked up
that being said I can't stand emilia clarke's acting , so I haven't watched GOT since mid season 4, and probabbly wont catch up on GOT until the novels come out
unless he dies before ADOS comes out desu
Worst book covers thread
Post your top 10 booklist here!
Here's mine in no particular order! ^-^
It - Stephen King
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R R Martin
The Chronicles of Narnia - C S Lewis
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
1. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
2. The Stand, by Stephen King
3. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
4. The Thin Red Line, by James Jones
5. Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong
6. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
7. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
8. Fuzz, by Ed McBain
9. Alligator, by Shelley Katz
10. The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Clancy
If you could reveal your thoughts and reasoning behind the choices, as this is a discussion board, that would be preferable.
At any rate, the choice of picture is admirable. Sun-bronzed thighs, calves and feet are divine.
Alright everyone, show off your poetry collection and gives recs, talk about favorite poets, and just chill in general.
How do you get your ebooks, /lit/?
What is the oldest metaphysical thought created by man?
From what I understand it is Indian philosophy of the Vedic period.
Any recommended introductory texts?
What's the best way to learn more about poetry? I love a good poem but my critical understanding never evolves beyond "ooh, that's pretty". Id like to better understand how poems are structured and how different elements are weaves together in a given piece.
So, what are the best books or websites devoted to the study of poetry?
Get in here if you're read any/all of My Struggle.
i just started the second book; the scene where he's at the baby song event with his daughter and all he can think about is fucking the instructor is p funny
not sure if i'm going to read all six of them though
i was super into 'the birthday party' excerpt that i read in some article. he's really clear and eloquent, thoughtful and detailed about each specific wandering of the mind, all the little biases, and without going into the realm of joycean stream of consciousness.
i liked the bit where he talked about modern food trends. kids eating couscous and salad while unhappy, whereas they could be happy and eat chicken and cake. thought of it as a little parallel of stem and humanities, though him and i have obvious bias towards the latter. the rigorously numerical...
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Hey /lit/ there are Huxley "acid saves my life and psychedelics are good" but where do I find all the writings about how much I fucking hate psychedelics? Thx.
What did he mean by this?
"On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Pa. Why are eggs breakfast?
You can put bacon on lunch.
But if you put eggs on stuff it becomes breakfast?
The man spat and said the eggs are not for this world or from this world they come from the chicken but the chicken knows it not.
He wiped his chin and spat.
THE NIGGER AND THE CAT AND THE DOG AND THE MAN WENT TO THE BARN AND THE FARM AND THE RANCH AND THE PLACE WITH ANIMALS
NIGGER SAYS THE MAN
WHAT ASKED THE NIGGER
NIGGER SAYS MAN.
YE SAID THE CAT THE CAT.
THE MAN AND HIS HANDS AND HIS FEET AND HIS EYES MURDERED THE NIGGER. HE GRABBED HIS KNIFE AND HIS GUN AND TIPPED HIS COWBOY HAT AS HE STUCK THE KNIFE INTO THE NIGGERS EYES AND TWISTED IT TWIRLING THE BRAIN INSIDE. HE THEN SHOT THE NIGGER IN THE HEAD AND THE ARM AND THE LEG AND THE CHEST AND HE SPAT AND RODE ON. THE END.