> tfw you get a book as a gift for your birthday/christmas
> it's the "now in theatres!" edition with the movie cover
>It's a "Now a hit video game!" edtion with an introduction that implies the orginial author would have loved to play the new adaptation
What are the most currently relevant books on economics?
My friend and I are starting an economics book club and we were wondering what are some of the most relevant books in today's discussion of economics.
I've never read a single book because I don't have the attention to span but I'd like to know what this women wrote.
Every time her name is mention everyone gets instantly triggered and attacks her ideas like animals but I can never tell what she actually wrote about.
Help me out??
I personally use Scrivener on my laptop, and on the rare occasion I'm away use iA Writer in my phone because there's no Scrivener on Android. Sometimes I use Simplenote.
So what do you use /lit/?
> Inb4 everyone uses typewriters.
What do you guys think about it? Have you read it? Is it any good?
Hey, look at me! I finished NaNoWriMo. Did you?
A lot of great writers wrote cause they were in debt though or wanted to make a living.
I get what you're saying though it's a corny thing which turns writing into more of a social event like going out to the movies or comparing baby photos.
Why does /lit/ hate this man?
What's the most depraved book out there? One that reads like a the sluttiest and smuttiest piece of dross ever, yet still a great piece of literature nonetheless.
inb4 Story of the Eye.
Is Baudrillard worth reading? If so, which of his books do you recommend starting with?
I am considering Simulacra and Simulation or Screened Out after a cursory glance at his titles on amazon.
Don't start with one of his books, start with the Jean Baudrillard Reader, edited by Steve Redhead. It provides a survey of the various topics Baudrillard writes on, and also shows how his thought evolved over the decades. If you can get a grasp on Baudrillard's somewhat maddening writing style, and also like what he is saying and some of the concepts he describes, then move to his books, and follow the topic that most interested you.
Read the Greeks and then proceed to pretend like you understand them in the replies below.
>proceed to pretend like you understand them
I get it is a joke, but understanding context of the Greek writers, particularly philosophers makes understanding them quite straightforward; one therefore while reading Greek literature needs to have a moderate understanding of Greek vocabulary, history and culture, which by itself can take years.
This is nonsense, one can easily get a sense of the topography of Greek thought in a few years but understanding Plato, Aristotle, and Homer is anything but straightforward. If you think you've figured it out, you haven't.
I'm dragging through Plato's Cratylus dialogue and I'm almost finished, but it is honestly the least interesting one I have yet to read. Any thoughts on it? Insight? I wait until I finish to read up on it, but are most of the proposed etymology jokes? It seems so silly that I can't help but wonder if Plato was either just using them humorously as examples or outright mocking the manner that Socrates would examine things
What does Enkidu represent? Could he be the mirror image of Gilgamesh? Is he the picture of human wild past, that is, living outside of cities and roaming the wild?
What degree do you have and what have you written/gotten published? What genre does it pertain to?
New poster here. I need your help with book recommendations. I want to try and relax and read a great book. I'm sorry to say this but I rarely read. I have a lot of books lying around in bins that I had ordered from Amazon. The books range from Shakespeare to Go, Dog Go!..also I want to be a better with my grammar. please help me /lit/. Thank you for your time!
I want to become well read and relate to others in some way.
Fuck this book. This shit is like trying to read a foreign language. Oh and fuck that cunt Shakespeare too.
Okay, Moby Dick is probably the most terrific book I've ever read, without a doubt. But my only problem with it is that Ishmael is just too fucking brilliant. It's hard to imagine that this one human individual can think and observe the word this way. Perhaps I'm just a brainlet and can't appreciate refined culture, and maybe there are really people who are this way. But I can't help finding it jarring. However, I still appreciate the way it's set. The prose is beautiful, really.
Melville invented Ishmael's character, so he must have also invented or shared most of Ishmael's observations and viewpoints. This means that Melville is pretty smart himself, perhaps proof an individual as smart as Ishmael can exist in real life?
Btw, I'm reading the book now, excellent stuff.
just came off a little break from reading. feeling like getting back into it and going hard in the memes. you guys ever do that? what do you think of this reading list. I have been reading English for the past year but more classic literature.
life a user's manual
life and fate
the public burning
giles goat boy
the pale king
I have a feeling I will feel very empty after those books.
Here's hoping you still have the endurance anon
so I just read
>In the Mountains of Madness
by lovecraft, I and I really want to know why this is considered one of his better works. It's at 100 page length with a short story plot at best
It's one of my favorites from his, but it's not perfect. I like the set up and dread he builds up during the first parts, but once the plot gets going he wraps it up so quickly. Besides the staple lovecraftian prose, that's about the only gripe I have with it. It's a nice juxtaposition of man's fear of nature and then pulling back the curtain and seeing that there is more to fear blah blah blah and so forth, nothing really ground breaking for ol' Lovey.
Where do I start with Robert Frost?
I don't know why everyone here needs someone to hold their hand just to read some fucking literature.
You don't need a primer, you don't need protips, and you sure as shit don't need a fucking flowchart. Just open the damn thing and read it.
You're damn right I'm mad when the future of literature are in the inept hands of you lot.
Books about the experience of depression? Similar to The Bell Jar and Catcher in the Rye
>inb4 reading books about depression won't cure it
>inb4 go outside
Anybody know of any sources or books where I might find -Hard to Describe Sound Effects-?
Like, most things I can just look up on youtube and listen to the clip and figure out a way to put that in writing, but certain sounds are really hard to find, or I'm not looking for the right things.
For instance, I am currently trying to describe a character killing another character with a heavy lead pipe to the back on the head, but I don't know how to describe the sound of the pipe hitting skin and bone.
Also, is it necessary to describe that sound?...
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Who is your narrator? One of the characters, or very close to the character? If so, I don't think the sound is what you would notice in that situation.
If it's not the narrator, ask what the description of the sound is for. Add depth to the scene? There's probably something easier to describe you can use to do this, like the smell of whatever area they're in.
So I'm a staff memeber for a certain university's annual short story journal. I recently read a submission titled "Drop Chad." It's about roofying Chads that try to pick up women. There were lots of memes.
I'm here to see if the author is lurking somewhere. Pic unrelated
I know this basically amounts to a request thread, but has anyone come across a work of fiction where there is no division between speech, thought and narration? Where there is no punctuation to separate spoken words from either thoughts or narrative frame? I think maybe one of those books by Bernhard or Krasznahorkai might be like what I'm talking about, but I've never read them so I wouldn't know.
Actually, I believe Beckett wrote some of his works in the manner Im talking about, but I can't recall any specific ones.
Why tf did i take a medieval studies course?
Why tf am i taking a chaucer course next semester?
Why tf am I in school?
Write a pseudo-intellectual sentence.
Then write an intellectual one.
Interested in reading the Koran, Qoran, Quran, whatever, however unsure which translation is optimum for personal study, and whether an annotated version would be worthwhile or not. What should I buy, /lit/?
My humanities class for gen eds in college used the oxford world classics one, it did the job.
If you really want to study islam proper though look into the hadiths as no one is really a quranist in this day and age.
Is it worth the read?
only if you enjoy fantasy
there's a reason that the series is considered the epitome of fantasy
Thoughts on the Redwall series? This (http://www.somethingawful.com/news/bargain-book-bin-3/) had me rolling
>Yes, critics called your last Redwall novel "daring and Pynchon-esque," but were these critics aware that this book was merely a random assembly of unrelated chapters from previous Redwall novels?
Is anyone else fascinated by american culture ?
What are some books about moden american culture?
>Im looking for a solid answer lads...
I spend more time laboring over choosing what book to read than I do actually reading. Suggest books I might add to this list for the random pick, make fun of me for having not read high school-tier novels, or convince me to forgo the random pick and just read x.
You have some sense of whatever you're feeling at the moment, and what would lead you to pick up "To the Lighthouse" is not the same impulse that would lead you to pick up "Oscar Wao." Just read whatever you're feeling, and if you chose wrong, just read to the end of the book and choose again.