A dream is found in tangent strings.
Jump the just gate and hide the fallen rows.
Hidden found and filled up wrote.
Can heaven be truth if heaven not dare?
Fuck flying in farrowed fol-licks.
Nimble number in gerryed wait-way.
I just wrote whatever came to my mind
YOU'RE NOT MY REAL DAD! YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!
I wish I was white
Being brown sucks
I can't stand brown people except my family
I want to graduate and work remotely
I want to live in the middle of nowhere
Never want to see another brown person again except my family
I need audiobooks to sleep but I can't find a god one.
For a bit YA would get me off but I've exhausted all of the fun ones. Can't have anything that I'd actually like to read as that would be a waste.
My real criterion is long, mesmeric, and slightly eerie. The Little Friend was good, trying beneath the skin by michael faber but it's too badly written. To kill a mock was too complicated and I felt a waste. General sci-fi is too shitty, his dark materials were perfect but I rinsed them, Stephen King can be a bit unpleasant...PLEASE RECCS
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If there were a book based on your life, how many pages/words would it be, what would the genre be, and how would it be written?
> used to read a lot in elementary-middle school
> got through most 'classics' around then
> suddenly at 8th grade lost all interest
> cannot read because I lose interent/become unengaged or lack motivation to do so
is this a meme? how do i fight it? any good recommendations? should i reread some of the essentials (i read atlas shrugged in grade 8, for instance- assuming i didnt understand it at that age)
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>is this a meme? how do i fight it?
I just finished reading the Judgement by Franz Kafka. Would anyone mind breaking it down in to more simpler terms. I understand it for the most part, but I just need a deeper analysis
which it's the literary equivalent of Chinatown?
What's that book that just makes you feel weird after reading?
Continued from >>7683940 as OP seems to have dropped the subject.
I have been thinking of starting next friday, 15 pages a day so anyone can catch up easily if unable to read for a few days.
We should be done in around 8-9 weeks.
If you're in, please say it.
Any suggestions/objections welcome.
Mockingbird is one of my favorite books of all time, what should I expect from this?
just got this as well OP. kinda nervous staring it. the hype is real. don't listen to /lit/ . a bunch of pseuds spamming meme books that suck in all actuality.
What are some other good books about foreign policy/affairs and diplomatic relations?
Doesn't matter how broad or specific it is.
The realism school of foreign policy is pretty detested by a lot of liberals. It already comes off as grim and dry, doesn't help that Kissinger is the international relations version of Ben Stein when it comes to the way he communicates.
Did /lit/ read Edge Chronicles when they were younger? In retrospect, it had a quite an expansive lore for what was basically a children's series.
what are some good books on the freud + nietzsche connection? after a quick google search im really surprised at the lack books covering this topic
Well, first you have to find out if there really is a Freud/Nietzsche connection. I would say maybe, because they both more or less say that society holds back individual desires - Nietzsche thinks this is bad, Freud thinks this is good (or at least necessary). Other than that I don't know.
well when I read Freud i see Nietzsche everywhere; the concept of sublimation/repression, ressentment etc. I know most psychoanalysts try to play it down but Freud was obviously massively influenced by Nietzsche I thought that was pretty well accepted by most people into philosophy
>Freud, the reluctant philosopher / Alfred I. Tauber.
"Rarely does a book cause one to rethink an entire field. Alfred Tauber's detailed and accessible study of the philosophical underpinnings and implications of Freud's work (and psychoanalysis in general) will have this impact on both the humanities and psychoanalysis. Tauber's rigorous framing of Freudian thought in the context of the history of philosophy (and the history of science) makes this the most important book on the shape of Freud's thought...
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Just finished this, very good, like Quentin's and Dilsey's sections the most. One question I do have is how can anyone feel bad for Jason?
>muh heritage/money/greed/whore niece
He's just not very likeable.
I felt empathy for Jason, which isn't to say I "felt bad" for him. I understand what it's like to "see red," and whether or not one justifies that feeling, it's a terrible thing to be able to rage at that degree.
On a related note, I feel like a lot of people on 4chan would benefit psychologically from watching the interviews with Ed Kemper. Maybe I'm just projecting. I can post the link if you want.
do that plz.
I just remember before I read it that people would come here and talk about how Jason's was the saddest part of the novel, and other than the overall shittieness of his life there wasn't anything that really got me
>tfw reading anxiety while reading philosophy
I have to try extra hard to comprehend what the author's saying and pay close attention to words or phrases, and in the end I end up losing track of what I'm doing anyways.
It's ultimately ironic because I'm trying to read material that could assist me in learning to be less anxious of such trivial situations and circumstances.
Look on the bright side. The ultimate truth of philosophy is that the mystical is the real, and that philosophers are sages on the road to eternal knowledge. All of the writers you are struggling to read are in heaven and excruciatingly aware of every single aspect of every single failure on your part to comprehend their simple arguments. They can experience your shame in entire dimensions you don't even know about.
lol it's not even about the philosophy itself, I literally have to reread entire paragraphs just because I feel I haven't grasped it all when I really have but I just can't immediately surface the entire thing word for word.
It applies to me reading general literature as well, but it's less of a pressing issue because at least with fiction the prose flows much better.