SOULS OF LITERATURE
Soul of the book =
'If you [X] qualifier [subject of X and qualifier] [opp X clarified]'
Optionally, you can add a moral:
'The [subject of X alone] is [verb / adj. of opp qualifier]'.
Note: For this second part, it may help to refer to the below title
formula, in order to find the opp qualifier before it is modified.
Title of book =
Usually: '[quality of X] [opp qualifier]'
For perusal, or quick use: '[opp qualifier] [quality of X]'
The easiest way to use the formula is to generate original souls
and then find the corresponding titles by finding the most
essential, knowledgeable quality of X and then finding the
opposite of the qualifier introduced in the soul of the book.
Together with the soul the title provides a basic index of the
value of any text, and permits exponentially efficient reading.
Soul = 'If you die early enough you live'.
Optional 1= 'Death is the aging process'.
Title of book = 'Bad Archaic'
Bad [= qual. of die] Archaic [=opp of early]
Another example chosen more arbitrarily,
Soul = 'If you live surely truth may die'
Optional 1= 'The life is uncertain'.
Title of book = 'Optimal Uncertainty'
Optimal [=qual. of live] Uncertainty [= opp of surely]
Also, optionally [added after optional1],
Optional 2= '[A/the state / process from verb / adj.] of / is
[property of qual. of X]'
[2nd part of optional 2] [1st part of optional 2] [opp qual.]
High form of quality (only included in Poor Zurid so far)
[(Desire such as at last / as it happens / or quality of X
association)... (Unobvious). (Unobvious)
State = Knowledge /
Process = is /
Pure and partial processes = and this will continue /
State process and state-as-process = that's what we think /
Capital states and qualities = title /
Object = it's like (knowledge of object)
referring to 6 possible conditions of the first part of Optional2 ]
A SECOND METHOD FOR SOULS:
What naturally follows from an earlier term, sometimes in unusual ways.
For example, "I need to pee" could be the soul of "Reigns of Fire", since "Reigns of
Fire" might follow from "I need to pee".
Better titles are more clever and data-intensive, but highly predictable titles can be
used for poor-quality literature.
At another level there is a difficulty here in predicting the bulk of the content for a
book. In some cases it can be accumulated based on primacy, e.g. the first thing
thought of in relation to the title becomes the soul, the second becomes its second
soul, etc. with due attention to appropriateness to determine every time which title
the content refers to.
On another level it is important to choose the best title for each writing, not just a
very good one, and this leads to a multiplicity of titles with very little content.
Various formulas are suggested, such as a book that consists entirely of a list of
other titles, a book that lists only the souls of other books, or a book that brings
together the best parts of related works in a comparison. However, as a rule these
are 'schizo-forms' of the true literature, which must in this case simply be a collection
of all the best content that matches a title. This seems to require a degree of
omniscience, as if one could read all the books in the Ancient Library of Alexandria,
all translated into perfect English.
Thus, the second method is not to be preferred, although it is the inspiration for the
first. However, creating a program that works on this method is not impossible, if the
correct rules are known, such as:
- The first soul of the book exclusively anticipates the title.
- The second soul is based on the first soul.
- Content is expanded based on souls of the book.
- All content in some way refers to the title, or the souls, insofar as the souls are
- If the souls are not exclusive, additional content may be shared with another book.
- Additional content is the sole basis for extraneous organization apart from a
shortlist of highly interesting related titles. E.g. Logos might link to Arche-Fact, and
Arche-Fact might link to Origins.
----Nathan Larkin Coppedge, 2016