/lit/ I'm getting married to a dimepiece from a good family this summer.
I want some sweet readings for my wedding ceremony.
Bible, Poetry, Literature, Shakespeare Monologues whatever you've got.
Let's make it classy.
I was considering getting several of them. I don't know, though.
Rabbit is Rich - John Updike
Rabbit at Rest - John Updike
Binocular Vision - Edith Pearlman
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
The Fugitives - Panos Karnesiz
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
I'm not keen on John Updike, but I thought I might give him a third chance. Pearlman is pretty good, and Karnesiz is great, but hit and miss. Some of those books are famous, some obscure. What do you think of them?
someone I can spend the next books in pdf:
(If it may be the oldest edition possible)
The Book of Thoth
The Vermys mistery
Learning Latin seems easy enough. Why arent you doing it?
If I start reading Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, what can I expect to learn?
I've never read any actual philosophy before so it's completely new to me, but I'm interested in reading into ancient greek philosophy and figured this would be a good place to start. I consider myself reasonably intelligent but I don't have as much knowledge as I'd like.
What order should I read their literature in? What's the best pace to read at? Again, quite interested in what I will actually learn or gain from reading them.
does anyone else despise these spooky nihilists?
nihilism is the ending of any rationalism by the empiricist (who always laughs when the rationalists take seriously their speculations). the more you are empirical, the less you are nihilist.
why the fuck does anyone even make these stupid fucking videos can anyone even read anymore
why does someone think "well i should throw yet another shitty video to the digital hellscape while adding absolutely nothing to the narrative whatsoever"
why do people watch these
WHY DOES THIS PERSON THINK SHE IS A BETTER SOURCE THAN THE SEP
What the fuck was this book about?I didnt understand shit.Did gregor actually die or did he return to being human again?Why has he turned into bug in the first place?Overall, what was this book telling?
What the book was about is open to interpretation and everyone can have an opinion on it, like with most literature. There's not correct answer. That's the good thing about books, make you think.
One perspective that I enjoy is that it's a critic on the way society treats the mentally ill and how those illnesses affect the person itself.
>in the end, all literature decompiles into memes and psuedomemes
You should read Roland Barthes. He goes in the same direction when it comes to modern literature. The trick is that you as the reader have to decide what to do with all those memes.
> 'I know more than I can express in words, and the little I can express would not have been expressed, had I not known more.
Nabokov answered this to a question about his religious beliefs. What does that make him? I don't get it.
Also, what did he mean by "taking art seriously"? Because he didn't believe art has any use or purpose, and you can't learn anything from it.
Warosu is dead. Is there a new archive?
>his most vexing and terrifying problems aren't epistemological
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
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Processing the memory back to the forest
Falconer Falcon can not hear.
Center: How to Stop the photo
Event is located in the center of the heart
Blind blood flow and release
After the meeting in the presence of innocent
Good, not bad, really
Their interest is still strong.
In fact, some of the revelation, there are at hand
back! These words only
The outside world Spyri
Waste of sand of the desert are involved.
Lion's head and body
Clear, sky of violence,
In the long program,
Angry Birds will go to the Kazekage.
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This biblical allusion (akin to Noah's flood) might be portraying the world awash with blood from the first world war.
The ceremony of past ages is destroyed by it, and a new terrible event or age is upon us.
What's the best translation of Robert Musil's "The Man Without Qualities"?
If I'm going to read a 1,000 page book I want to make sure I'm not getting cucked by a poor translation.
Picador: three volumes edition
Vintage: two volumes
Picador: one volume edition
Alright /lit/, which is better way of thinking about grammar and English usage? Prescriptivism or descriptivism?
descriptive unless there's good reason to be prescriptive
so, for example, it would be confusing if we just accepted the incorrect use of "literally" to mean basically its opposite, so we should be prescriptivists on that point
IJ is the worst meme book I have read so far. 1/3 in but it's highly unlikely I will finish it.
Joe Rogan podcast tier philosophy and cringe worthy jokes. There were nice moments, but it's not worth to continue on for them.
>1/3 in but it's highly unlikely I will finish it.
Just admit it, you're intimidated by the size and hoped to kill two birds with one thread, you want to justify your giving up and also start an epic meme bait thread.