Hi /lit/. I've been avoiding feeling anything for a very long time, and am currently trying to rekindle my repressed emotions. Trying to reach any answer about life purely analytically has led me into despair, and I cried for the first time in years yesterday. Any books you would recommend for this feel? I'm mostly into philosophy, but my disinterest in fiction is probably a symptom in itself.
Same anon here
Also, are you adverse to texts with particularly religious sentiment? I'm struggling to think of a book concerning the virtue of emotional appeal that isn't also steeped in Christianity
No problem with religious things at all. Even though I'm not religious myself, I believe there can be wisdom in all walks of life. I don't have a length limit either. I'll check out Les Miserables especially since I can read french.
I have a copy of this actually, I'll look into it.
I think I feel what you said there. For some reason, at
a (maybe) similar point in my life, I happened to read
Philip K. Dick's Valis. For whatever reason that I can't
really put my finger on, he almost completely killed
analytical thought for me. I only wish I could salvage
some aspects of that mode of looking at things, but
since then I feel incapacitated when going at it.
Everything is, (feels, seems, whatever) so fucking