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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature, specifically books (fiction & non-fiction), short stories, poetry, creative writing, etc. If you want to discuss history, religion, or the humanities, go to /his/. If you want to discuss politics, go to /pol/. Philosophical discussion can go on either /lit/ or /his/, but those discussions of philosophy that take place on /lit/ should be based around specific philosophical works to which posters can refer.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
https://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
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Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

What is the most beautiful language?
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French and Russian. I hate sp*nish
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Georgian definitely. It's basically Elvish.

თქვენ ლაპარაკობთ ინგლისურად?
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>>14565180
Fennoswedish makes you sound like a high IQ writer if you're even remotely well-spoken.
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>>14563260
Based
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>>14565187
vietnamese is a bit worse than tagalog (at least spoken)

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>>14565910
because it's essentially reading purely for plot and ignoring aesthetics
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>>14565936
Why is that bad though?
Maybe that's the intention for some people.
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>>14565937
i shall have my lunch now and when i return in around 50 minutes i shall formulate a detailed response
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>>14565937
If your goal is to just pick up the plot points to have an idea of what the book is about, the way you would a reading comp test on an SAT, then you might as well just read a synopsis.
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>>14565946
Please do!
Enjoy your lunch>>14565946

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rate my prose
It was windy on a stormy stormy night, very stormy. The girl looked outside through the window. A leaf was blowing outside. She thought to herself 'is this...all there is?....' and stopped looking outside. Now the wind was strong, stronger, STRONGER. The woman thinks to herself 'what a wonderful world' and then sits down to watch another show on the telly.
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>>14565710
>It was windy on a stormy stormy night
ill stop here and assume its a joke
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subhuman prose with an even worse garbage attempt at a message
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>>14565710
I think the wind represents change...
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>>14565908
exactly! You're the first one to notice. Are you a psychiatrist?
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rate my prose

There was wind. There was a storm. It was night. There was a girl. There was a window. She looked outside through the window. There was a leaf. It was blowing outside. The girl was thinking. The wind was blowing strongly. The girl stopped looking outside. She went and did something else.

btw I know it's good don't even think about stealing this

Now when the dust has settled, what's your opinion about John Green? Is he a modern Flaubert?
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>>14563228
>>14559991
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>>14562807
Holy shit you retards need to go back to lurking for a bit.
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>>14563875
No mate the dude she called wasnt even in the country. I dont think she ever cheated on me desu, she was always ok with me but lately i saw her that she was distant emotionally. The good news is that she is leaving country.

And about the nigger stuff i feel embarrased to have that happen because we are both from good families and educated. Me getting out of control saddens me the most.

Oh and she felt the slaps lol
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>>14562872
Their parents werent so bad desu, lawyer and her mother is a doctor, she is pretty high probs brainwashed like every other female at her age. She was actually devoted for me, yes i did freak out when i started reading the demographics about divorces etc and she told me that i started becoming isolated and aggressive. I told her i focused on my business and i dont seek relationships with normies and i only care about a good future of my children. Anyway its a long story and it hurts at the moment
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bump
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>>14560303
saved

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/lit/ is now a poetry board

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You already know what to do
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>>14562132
Stupid peepeepoopoo board stupid reading stupid stupid go outside go outside be nice no need read to be nice no need read to be. Need read to make self bigger than other mind but heart still small. Need talk to make heart big be nice. Need turn off pc need go outside. Need do chores need clean need think need sleep need eat. No need shitty peepeepoopoo 4channel.
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>>14563214
Ok I wrote the essay.
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Here is my philosophy im just gnna lay it on you like this so basically we wuz the guys that were chlling likking hangig out with the boys hoo haa nigga well aniway we gotta get down to business enough messing eround (clers throught) er hem so basically wat di fock iz goin oh her mon hahahahahahahahaha nIGGAER
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>>14562132
Takes a long breath—

I don’t know, man. I don’t know.

Shakes his head, leans forward and stares at the ground.

fin.
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>>14564387
good job

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What does lit think about the secret of the 33rd degree of Masons, that they're not really protecting Jesus's offspring as they'd been taught in the 32 degrees leading up, but rather Judas iscariot's kids with Mary Magdalene that were concieved in Christ's betrayal? Isn't it insulting once you get that far or do the perks outweigh the catch
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>>14565835
Well it's drawn plainly right there and it's known to Masonic grand masters once they've achieved a rank where it's evident that they won't tell anyone (it's common knowledge that highest ranks of Masons worship the devil)
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>>14565719
Really makes you think HUH
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>>14565835

Is the Jesus thing written anywhere?
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>>14565907
The fingers are just signifying a blessing from god (thats what the common interpretation is from the wikipedia page)
Also, there are only 11 disciples at the top of the cross, Judas is missing (like on all crucifix's) because he kills himself before Jesus is crucified.

>Masonic Grand Masters know this and dont tell anyone
So you must be a Masonic Grand master risking your life to give away sekrets?
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>>14565926
Other than the Divinci Code? Not really. But I could make an argument saying that Jesus and Mary were married by citing the Gnostic Gospels, the Gospel of Philip for example portrays the disciples getting mad at Jesus for "Kissing Mary on the mouth" and they ask him "Why do you love her more than us?"

Why do the perennialists never talk about Chinese philosophy? Is it because of the Chinese complete lack of interest in religion and metaphysics?
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>>14565942
Guenon (pbuh) actually cites the Zhuangzi all the times in his books on metaphysics to show how it aligns with other traditions

http://www.dichotomytests.com/test.html?id=0

What do y'all think of my results?
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>>14565825
What the fuck do you mean "have to"? No, I'm saying posting your test results is a sign of vanity and self-obsession. You originally replied to me suggesting that I fashioned myself more "unique" because of my position when I'm not concerned with any kind of posturing at all. I' just saying this is all incredibly ugly behaviour.
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>test defines whether you want a wealthy alone life or a poor one with friends and family
>want to live a poor alone life
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What the heck is platonism?
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>>14563187 ?Whats that hexagon thingy?>>14563221
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>>14563776
>>14563885
Deus Vult my brothers!
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>>14565836
Why are you posting so much about this? What are you trying to achieve by posting so many comments and filling so many captchas to criticize people?

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Write about it here!
Tell us how close you are to attaining it.
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>>14565846
you're pretending these things are mutually exclusive.
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I don't know what I am, and knowing it and accepting myself is maybe my only actual real dream. But for participation sake, I divided what I could aim for in life in 2 possible general ways of being:
The way of nature
>own various businesses
>dominate and push out competitors, essentially ruling over a county and having great influence over it
>be an erudite, have a couple of graduations and a few more languages under my belt, intellectual mog
>age gracefully, nurturing an aesthetic of restrained power and self reliance
>make men crave my approval and respect, deny women my love
>make enough money to get away from everyone
The way of Grace
>get involved in charity
>own a plot of land and build a self sufficient homestead in it
>live a simple life, with minimal access to technology
>spend my days in nature, wood working and taking care of my livestock
>minimal reading, as to not be an escapist or indulge in the worship of knowledge aka vanity
Opinions?
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——Fish farm farmhand——academia——-algae scientist——????——Deep space/Martian monastery——
????????———Beatific vision?
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I dream of being a memeber of my country's special forces, even though im a pacifist
I run, swing and lift weights 6/7 days a week
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>>14565911
Second option, except in outer space

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reject non-dualism
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>>14563352

this is literally preferable to accepting an unjust god. I look forward to it.

>he isn't unjust
of course he is, pic related
>that doesn't count
of course it does. It is better to suffer eternally in hell than it is to accept an unjust god. fuck the holy spirit.
>it's your fault, not god's
of course it isn't, don't be stupid.
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>>14563667
>reincarnated
heretic
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>>14563352
trinitarian non-dualist here

read wolfgang smith
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>>14565912
Scan his book and I will do it.
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>>14565912
based, in which book does he talk about trinitarian non-dualism?

I have to spend $4000 in 3 months for this new credit card. What are the most /lit/ purchases I can make? I don't like to be a consoomer and I don't want to buy books (I pirate them all).
All suggestions are welcome
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>>14563815
>Gold bullion on 4k
Ok, he can take 2 ounces lol.
>Finding a retailer that sells at spot
No, you're not going to do that.
>>14563763
Why do you have to open 4k in credit on your card within 3 months? Is it just 4k of activity or do they require a $4000 minimum balance for you to be paying interest on? If the former, just use it in place of your debit card, if the latter, cancel that card NOW.
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>>14565885
He already answered. He get's $750 for some reason. OP is too retarded to realise that he can just buy crypto and withdraw it as fiat, then pay off the CC.

It seems iffy though. Many would kill for a gambling bonus with this ROI and it would take much more work to release. There must be more of a catch.
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Drugs
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I'd get like a million videogames
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What kind of credit card is this? I literally just got a new one myself, with a sign on bonus of $200 if I spend $500 in three months. kek.

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What are some books for the upcoming valentines day /lit/? You DO have a date, right?
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>upcoming
it's still over a month away
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>>14565918
>You DO have a date, right?
I have a woman
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Later works of Houellebecq

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Write what's on your mind.
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>>14559633
its baby yodaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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>>14559633
The interior boundary of my cranium.
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why has the quality of this board gone down so much? I know I'm not imagining things.
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>>14565892
your dumb bro lol
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took a L in freshman year because I was absent for a prolonged period (for legitimate reasons) and too stubborn to drop a class
will employers just take one look at my record and send my application to the shadow realm?


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