What's the conclusion (regarding how to act in life) one would draw from Schopenhauer "will".
If the will of the world is a thing and every individuals motivation is just an aspect of it.. okay but what consequences does this idea have at all for the individual?
If I try to answer this, it seems like he just wants a strategy of avoiding something bad.
Why is he so obsessed with suffering? I think he is. Why so negative? Is that stuff applicable to the West today?
everything is the aspect of will not just "motivation" your eyes your mouth your fingers, the will to do each of the things they do, it has to do with the kantian thing-in-itself is beyond experience, schopenhauer's will is that thing
for schoepenhauer all things including life is just expression of this will, you can't escape it nor can you satisfy it
>desperately married a sleazy whore to lose virginity in his thirties
>get cucked by said whore with Bertrand Russell
At least you dont have William Burroughs girl problems son
How did staying in England 'save' his poetry career?
Apologize in advance if I break the dubs chain.
Since the copyright on pic related has now expired, I'm interested in owning a copy for academic/research purposes.
As far as legit, currently available and preferably scholarly copies go, what do you recommend? I'm also interested in an annotated NRSV Bible and annotated Atlas Shrugged with commentary that isn't cucked to hell and back on either.
I'm curious. What made the greats great? Was it because they wrote about things no one ever wrote about before? Or is it because of the way they wrote and they're ability to put out page after page of solid work? Give an example of a writer you consider to have been truly great and the reasons why you believe so.
Shakespeare, William. Read complete works between 14 and 15. One would like to have filmed him in the role of the King's Ghost. His verbal poetic texture is the greatest the world has ever known, and immensely superior to the structure of his plays as plays. It is the metaphor that is the thing, not the play. A genius.
Hi, /lit/, I know this will go under appreciated. But I would just like to say that I love this board and those posters that take their time to contribute to threads. This is the only board that doesn't make me depressed or gives me the vague sense that something very wrong is going on. It has also opened my eyes to how much there is yet to experience, and that makes me happy about the future. Thanks faggots.
What is it that makes literature superior to other mediums?
Don't pretend it isn't.
in general, words and spoken language are our most direct and heavily developed means of symbolic expression and representation
it's the same reason we talk to each other and have conversations rather than dancing about and painting together
It takes discipline to both create & consume it.
It can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere (assuming literate) no matter who they are.
It conveys information with a density that other art forms simply cannot do.
It can simultaneously teach & promote intense, visceral emotive states.
It requires a depth of imagination & visualization other mediums do not.
What's his best book?
What's his worst book?
And which one did you enjoy the most?
Kraken doesn't have his best writing but it's the only one with an even halfway decent ending. Perdido street station read like he wrote it when he was 14. Never went near Bas Lag after that.
The Scar is fucking fantastic and in my opinion superior to PDSS. During Perdido he was trying too hard, I think. The Scar features the same level of crazy originality and inventiveness without being as upfront about it. It's a bit more fantasy, a bit more common adventure, but it has the best fucking city in all of genre fiction in it. And the best sword after Dragnipur.
The city in Perdido reminded me of a kid's drawing of a pirate island: it has to have ALL THE THINGS, all neatly spaced out. Here's the buried treasure, here's the little cove, here's the sea monster etc etc only with him it was Here's the bug people district, and here's the frog people district, and here's the district that's inside a huge skeleton, and the politicians commune with demons from hell because we satire now, but there are also pan-dimensional spider monsters that...
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Why aren't you murdering your parents in the name of true art?
>Zuzanna M. described herself on her profile as ''insolently young, insolently talented.''
Do you know this young prodigy was already published at the age of 18?
No I don't, and if I lived in Poland I'd kill myself, not my parents.
Still, she is one of the greater edgelords. Of the same caliber of edge as Varg Vikernes, and ahead of Brett Easton.
All of us students in 2nd-grade Gymnasium (me included), as in students who are 17-18 years of age got a specific book called "Alla borde vara feminister" [We should all be feminists]
It's originally a TED-talk that got adapted into a short 55-page book. Written by Nigerian feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and was actually a good read. I genuinely thought it was an amazing piece of literatture and while it didn't reflect on the world as a whole, but mostly nigerian or other less equal nations' equality, it was still very thought-provoking. I...
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Was L Ron Hubbard right?
what yall think of this, senpai? wouldnt mind feeding it some more experimental crazy shit.
Compared to existing "young adult" genre completely decent beach reads.
I dare to say it even promotes good morality, friendship and it's not pretending to be something it's not.
>bestsellers have always been top tier literature
Stephen King seems to have an issue with this, not realizing there are millions of others better than he is and always have been.
>making your history start with a character waking up
>bureaucrat suffers existential crisis
>comparing something to a whore