Oh boy, I feel like I have nothing to live for again.
Had some money on my paypal I intended to spend on books, but decided to buy the expansion pack for Postal 2 instead. Felt refreshing to spend money on something other than books and food.
Played it for a couple of hours. Yeah. I turned on the Chinese subtitles, just so that I can see "living" text alongside the English voice acting, and it's surprisingly interesting to see. Though it might just be a placebo for learning.
The game is good though. A bit irritating how often it crashes sometimes, but still good. Should've started on an easier difficulty level, but I don't want to restart the game halfway through.
I really wish I had a bag of crisps and a soft drink. I'm going to ask for a bit of cash and probably go to the store.
Truth to be told, I wanted to jump right back into work, but I failed horribly.
I have to translate a short text for the school's Übersetzungswettbewerb
. Last year I was the winner, and I intend to win this year too. But for that, I need to actually complete assignment this weekend.
Haven't read a single page in 6 days. Horrible. Next week I'll finish reading Kalkwerk
, then I'm onto reading Hamsun's Hunger
>It's the kind of novel a teen like you would like
my teacher said it, and judging by the first few pages, it seems like one of those I suffer
novels, like the ones of Kafka and Dazai (though I'd loosely put Camus's The Stranger
in this category too, even though the protagonist doesn't explicitly suffer for the same reasons as Yozo or Josef K.)
So yes, I think it's up my alley.
The Rome-jorney only added to my backlog. Mainly speaking Dante's Divine Comedy
, Goethe's Italienische Reise
, and Graves' I, Claudius
Grow a stubble or a beard if you can. It makes you look considerably older. Or at least I noticed it does. >>21369
I don't think what you are looking for exists the way you want it to exist.
Marxism is simply too gigantic to have a "good intro book". You have to skim through multiple books about the major philosophers' and authors' lives to get a perspective.
Or read primary sources. (Though I sure as hell wouldn't spend time reading 1200 pages of Victorian economic theory.)
Maybe try finding one that recaps Marx and Engels' works, and then go onto other "strains" of Marxism that developed over time, essentially fragmenting your search for a monograph.