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Is there a term for a weeaboo-like person, who, instead of loving Japanese culture, loves Russian culture? There ought to be.
I'm talking about the motherfuckers who read Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, who play Metro 2033 and Red Orchestra, and watch Stalker and Come and See. Hell, they may even own a Mosin-Nagant
There's gotta be enough of them out there for a label to exist
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Hey /lit/, do you self-educate?
That is, are you constantly attempting to learn something new? I think it is a noble goal to become a polymath.
I was thinking about putting together a polymath starter list. One that would cover many basic subjects and allow one to begin the path of self-education.
I don't consider myself a polymath, but I am planning on becoming one. The areas would be as follows, with each subject having only two or three entries. If you have recommendations, please post them.
Economics (Capitalism, Socialism, and various archaic systems)
History of Philosophy
Hard Science (Chem, Physics, Biology)
Medicine and Pharmaceutical Theory
If I forgot anything, please post in this thread.
In this thread, let's try to pin down 2 or 3 books in each subject that provides at least basic introduction into the various fields they represent. Feel free to go out of order; the main thing we are looking for here is important works of literature in each subject.
Is this acceptable or unacceptable?
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Okay. Short story collections. Sometimes, collections from the same author re-use material. Maybe there's a collection with 70% new material, and 30% old material from a previous collection. Often, a collection is entirely new, except for stuff from magazines or whatever.
My question is this: is re-using material okay with you, to any extent? I personally think that there should never be repeaties. I mean, Asimov did quite a lot of reprints, and Borges is fucking terrible for it: maybe 50% of Ficciones and Labyrinths crossover.
Thoughts on this? I can't recall ever seeing a discussion about this on /lit/.