Questions that don't deserve their own thread
I want to get into Matthew Arnold's criticism. Where should I start?
What's the book called about a Polish prince that was locked up because he'll fuck everything up and the proceeds to fuck everything up.
I'm interested in psychoanalysis. What are the essential texts, and which provide the best introduction?
a little to be honest, i mean look at pic related, it's so pretty
and of course it doesn't matter, but i have options
Just finished TBK and I'm a bit confused on one point.
How did Ratikin being Grushenka's cousin completely invalidate his testimony at the trial? I understand that him taking the money from her made him seem less noble/greedy, but what was it about them also being related that made him unscrupulous.
I just read Freud and Beyind which presents a quick synopsis of each of the major figures in psychoanalysis and how they responded to each other. If you're interested in getting a historical perspective which could also introduce you to some different thinkers which you can pursue later, I'd recommend it. You also can't go wrong by just starting with Freud himself.
Jung is also worth a read, but it's hard to find a single book that fully encapsulates his ideas. Definitely dip your toe into the water with the Undiscovered Self and if that suits your fancy branch out into Man & His Symbols and Synchronicity. But Jung is very hard to get on your own. I have no idea how I stumbled into it, my professor was a dyed in the wool Freudian who took every opportunity to shit on Jung
Sweet. I know he was heavily influenced by Nietzsche and the will to power. But that's about it. And of course there's Lacan, but I have no idea what the fuck to do to try to start with him
I forgot how annoying this textbook was for actually letting you research further on your own. I'm flipping between the short excerpts they have and the references on the back, so bare with me.
Adler was an early student of Freud so he should be read afterword and in the context of Freud. That being said, the first Adlerian thing to read would be "Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Physical Compensation" (1917). After that if you want to get into his shift in emphasis from organ inferiority to subjective inferiority read "Feeling unmanly as inferiority feeling" (1956)
Striving for superiority is covered in The education of children (1930).
A good reader for Adler (at least all the excerpts in this textbook seem to come from it) seems to be The individual psychology of Alfred Adler so try to find that.
I've just bought this one. Any particular essays you would recommend? Civilization and Its Discontents and Beyond the Pleasure Principle seem the most interesting to me.
Sounds good. I've wanted to read up on those involved other than Freud and Jung. The only ones other ones I know are Reich, Fromm, and Lacan.
>but it's hard to find a single book that fully encapsulates his ideas
This is the feeling I got when looking through his works. Is this any good?
Came back to /lit/ after a while. This thread was really needed. Anyway, my question is, what's with the /reddit/ meme? Seriously, back then when I browsed /lit/ there weren't so much posts saying "go back to /reddit/". What has happened to /lit/? I'm guessing it's /his/ exodus fault, but still...
You just can't make this shit up. It's on the r/books front page
>Which is the most disturbing book you have ever read?
Where do I begin with Borges? I'm a little confused on which books have overlapping stories.
Silence of the Lambs is very good in English, Red Dragon is good in English.
The others are sort of cashins
there were some popular reddit threads recently, and the amount of posts and low quality threads have shot up noticeably, as well as people defending works that are either utterly entry level or shit. /lit/ is garbage, but I come here for a certain kind of garbage with recommendations mixed in, not this shit >>7561895
Birthday presents from my brother, which one should I start with?
Do what you want. I don't know why a lot of people here get obsessed by details like this. You know you can read Dubliners now and come back to it later?
It's not like you only have to read something once and if you don't get everything out of it (which you won't in one read through anyway) that's it.
It would probably help to have an idea of the cultural climate at the time (Catholicism vs. Protestantism, rising Irish nationalism, etc.) You don't need a super in-depth knowledge to enjoy the stories though.
>so long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him,--pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?
you can't. they'll outnumber you and drown you in frog memes. all you can do is hide the shit threads and hope this website dies and maybe something like htmlgiant will pop up again
What are some first-hand accounts from WW1/2? I have Poilu and I plan on picking up Guadalcanal Diary at some point. Fiction is fine (Storm of Steel, All Quiet on the Western Front, etc) but I'd prefer diaries/letters/memoirs.
I prefer WW1 but I'm open to anything good.
Where can I find good literary fiction agents? I mean agents who will publish classic literary fiction, and try to get it published in such a way that the book is seen by literary award committees.
Please help me with essential Borges anon-kun.
Where do I start, what do I move onto next. Please prioritise readability/entertaining over all else. ty babes.
does anyone remember the name of that youtube channel about words, with well produced vids, where the general theme was sadness or smth like that?
the only video I remember was about a word which describes the sensation that there's not enough time in a lifespan to do/learn everything you'd want to (if you at least know what word that is, I could search it myself)
Should I take notes when I'm reading a novel? I don't do it at all, but sometimes when I finish what is supposed to be a profound book, my thoughts are muddled and my impressions are mixed. Is there a way to remedy this or does good analysis just come with more reading?
So in the Gunslinger, when Roland's exorcising the demon out of that preacher chick in Tull, did he shove the barrel of his gun up her pussy? I read that part last night and I re-read it when I got home from work, and that's still what I'm getting out of this. He shoved the barrel of his gun up her pussy and exorcised a demon. Is that right? I can't read this book any further until I know that's right.
Take notes. It'll make you pick more things out while you're reading and over time you'll get better at it. It's quite rewarding to make a note, and then bring it on here to have a discussion. That's when you realize people DO read here, you just have to get specific to avoid memes
Visiting Québec City and Montréal next month. Any essential Québecois literature that would be good to bring along?
I've started (preparing for) the Greeks by reading Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History and most of Hamilton's Mythology.
Where do I go next?
I want to read at least some major texts of philosophy, history, literature, etc, but I also want to make it to the Romans and Christians and Moderns before I die (fairly busy "wagefag" here)
Iliad and odyssey. If you are diggin' the myths go search for more and read whatever.
Then go read the presocratics, try to understand why they were saying what they were.
Read Plato, read some Aristotle although he is not worth reading in his entirety IMO, be selective.
If you have any other questions just google. Read some poets. I recommend Sapphos.
Its a very natural process. Just start with illiad/odyssey and presocratics and follow the questions you have.
Any comprehensive books on rhetoric? I'm not talking about any "how to win debates" shit.
I'm interested in understanding how people naturally formulate arguments, whether it be in a debating environment or a casual discussion with a group of friends. What 'devices' do people usually first employ and why? Which ones are people most responsive to? Perhaps some stuff on how this has developed historically.
Like I said, I'm not looking for a "how to" book. Just something to satisfy my nascent interest.
Does someone have a copy of this Ulysses?
Is it good quality overall?
What's the cover like under the dustjacket?
In The Illuminatus! Trilogy, in regards to 'Appendix Cheth', it states;
"Readers who do not understand the scene in which Hagbard abdicates in favor of Miss Portinari should take heart.Once they do understand it, they will understand most of the mysteries of all schools of mysticism."
Any explanations to this? I'm afraid it went over my head.
remember the scene when simon moon is fucking that girl in his apartment and they sit up straight and get all meditative? Right towards the end of book 1 I think.
That's the whole point of The Illuminatis! and almost all of RAW's work. Reread that part then act it out.
Everyman are pretty good quality and they are all pretty uniform under the dustcovers.
What is the best translation of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius?