I like to post suggestions for books, especially history and philosophy texts, that I haven't read just to see what people say about my fictional taste.
Can anyone tell what Ivanka is reading? Something Greek?
What are some books about how dogs think, or about dog behavior?
That one stuck with me
(possibly better off asking >>>/an/ desu)
What is Chi?
Why and how does language evolve over time?
Because the lower rung of society will always and constantly create slang and/or twist words. Along with the fact that higher rung wordsmiths craft excellent vocabulary. The two intertwine and thus we get evolving languages. Watch "getting" become an old word for "gettin"
It's not a class-based phenomenon.
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Official Winterball Thread!
/out/vr/ Are going camping
[r9k] will orbit /int/
This year, /lit/ is going with /fit/.
We are taking part in the Wacky Races wear-by /fit/ will princess carry /lit/ and run the course himself.
We have yet to decide what we will wear, though we may need to decide for /fit/ as well.
Are there any writer that mix diferent writing styles in the same text.
I'm aware so far off shakespeare.
Ulysses switches writing styles in almost every chapter, sometimes even within chapters. A Portrait of the Artist as a young man gradually changes the style as the novel progresses.
Why didn't Sauron just seal the entrance to Mt. Doom?
Why didn't the Groke just sit on Thingumy and Bob?
Why were the greeks so fucking smart, bros? How did these fuckers figure everything out, huh?
Ancient Greece was a slave society, so free men didn't have to work and could spend their time doing what they wanted to do. The modern equivalent is a NEET, and in the future when communism is achieved our society will make similar achievements due to not having to work so much.
Who was in the wrong here?
Stirner took libertarianism to its logical conclusion
does anyone have that pic with the oversued lines in Dune?
What are the other "thos"s?
The Pathos/Logos/Ethos trifecta was drilled into me throughout high school, and then they sprinkled "Mythos" in at the end as a bit of a teaser. The other day I read an essay that made use of "Bathos", which was awesome and clarifying. But it made me wonder, are there any others?
i.e. not necessarily ancient greek words, but words that explain large/untenable literary concepts while remaining etymologically similar.
>They had but one last remaining night together, so they embraced each other as tightly as that two-flavor entwined string cheese that is orange and yellowish-white, the orange probably being a bland Cheddar and the white . . . Mozzarella, although it could possibly be Provolone or just plain American, as it really doesn't taste distinctly dissimilar from the orange, yet they would have you believe it does by coloring it differently.
>The other day I read an essay that made use of "Bathos", which was awesome and clarifying.
ITT OP asks for crash course in ancient greek so that he can impress other pseuds
/lit/, what biographies are worth a read?
Is it possible that some day the book market won't revolve around teen girls and young women?
Women make up the vast majority of readers and authors in the world now. Almost every humanities major is dominated by women, almost every new author being published is female, and almost every book is targeted at a feminine audience.
The question you should be asking is this: why are men turning their backs on college and academia in general? What are the root social causes of this problem?
Are there any books that claim embodiment is abject?
How do I write poetry good? I need some stuff, and things, to express, but too dum
>art goes to shit
Why does this keep happening? He's just one example
I've finished Russo's Destroying Angel.
GOD, what a nice cyberpunk book! I love sci fi crime novel and if you want a Blade Runner setting, well, Destroying Angel is the book for you.
I'll read the second novel of the trilogy, Carlucci's Edge. The third book is Carlucci's Heart.
So, I've a question: do you know some good noir/hard boiled cyberpunk novel? I know only "Altered Carbon" and the Maird Audran saga.
Can you guys explain ideology to me? I thought I understood it, but the concept is rather elusive to me. What differentiates a healthy world view from an ideological one? How does one escape ideology? Whats the difference between values and ideology?
What was the best book you've read this year?
I wonder if there are actually any people on this thread who love books.
This place is so hostile. It makes reading a chore. Everyone is elitist and constantly out to try and one-up each other.
Well, what is the point of posting this though? It's just the culture of this place and 4chan as a whole. It's a tired banal observation that everyone already knows and is most likely the reason people even come here in the first place.
On this date in 1970 our boy sliced open his belly.
Get in here and talk Mishima!
do you think that weird science fiction novel he wrote will ever be translated?
What's everyone's favorite of his?
The Sailor Who Fell is definitely my favorite. I think it captures what he meant to convey in most of his novels the most concisely and (maybe) the most beautifully. That being said, Golden Pavilion is very good and Confessions of a Mask can be super funny and heartfelt at times.
Side note: is The Sea of Fertility worth reading?
Whch is a more patrician language to learn?
Write what's on your mind
>Beginner's Guide to Fantasy:
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Where do I start with modern Catholics and neo-Thomists?
Bishop Robert Barron
Bishop Fulton Sheen
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Henri de Lubac
Why was this so good? I think it may even be better than Blood Meridian, I'm not sure. Did Suttree realize at the end that being "Suttree" is
a state of being and not a state of individual existence, hence why he chose and failed to live out his life on the river?
How would you describe your ideal self? How is your virtuous self, what would reaching Areté feel like?
Post essential NEET /lit/
Against the Grain by Huysmans and Hunger by Hamsun. Read them in succession. Two very very different kinds of meets. One of them is meet by choice, having enough of an independent income to afford all sorts of extravagances. The other isn't technically a neet at times because he finds very infrequent sources of petty income. I think both books are illustrative of that separation from society and its ideals that sits at the core of "neethood".
okay guys, colombian here.
I'm planning on entering college here and study software engineering.
Is possible to finish my degree and then seek a scholarship in an unrelated field like literature in let's say Texas (trying to migrate legally) or it has to be a post bachelor degree on CS?
Or my best shot is to change my degree towards literature and seek a post bachelor scholarship?
You're definitely more likely to get a scholarship for CS than for literature, unless you're the star of Colombia in American Literature studies and you're applying for a PhD here. There are a lot more slots for CS and the technical sciences. Plus your English would have to be amazing in order to qualify you for grad school in literature here.
It also depends on what you think you're good at.
fucking easy as shit, hard for a good school, but the local state uni branch in my city will let u do a bachelors for free if u graduate from community college with a 3.5 or higher gpa (yes they are that desperate for ppl who arent illiterate) so just get a student visa, do a cheap as community college, then transfer on a scholarship...and don't worry about paperwork, there are dudes who literally got a off a plane from north africa two weeks before signing up for class and they get financial aid somehow, the...
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