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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
http://b-ok.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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*knock* *knock* *knock*
>Hello anon I'm here to help you clean up
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>>12425922
Japanese babies are extracted shortly after the 1st trimester and then further developed in a test tube where they have their DNA spliced and edited to ensure total obedience to the salaryman system of Japanese oppression
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>>12426229
I only date black guys
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She looks like she fucks black men.
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>>12426229
I want our innocent mommyposter back
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>>12426225
>>12426237
Oh stop

>>12426229
I ain’t yer fuckin whore.

how do we save the western civilization?
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>>12422294
western imperialism is unable to compete with china. neoliberalism is way too gay for that.
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>>12425454
Whys that? The cultural fear of the west stepping its game up in africa is to risky?
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>>12422294
>We develop African civilization
>They destroy it
Exactly how that one would play out
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>>12425421
I've new around here and noticed it a few times. The good posts disappear and the good thread expire quickly because there aren't enough brainlets to keep them alive.
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>>12423887
Muslims don't hate dogs though. One of the companions of the cave was a dog. I suppose, as far as I know, the only difference between what is western is that if a Muslim keeps a dog that the dog ought to have an occupation, he could be simply a watch dog for example.

I think there's confusion again of what Muslims do in accordance with their localized cultural norms and what Islam actually says: It's not compulsory to keep a dog but if you do he needs some kind of reason for being kept.

I've hated reading most of my life but got interested in storytelling and character writing through movies and anime.
I read 2 books for the first time in my life without being forced to (the World According to Garp, Heart of Darkness and 1984) and I really loved it even though I didn't exactly binge them.
Last one I read was the World According to Garp. What were /lit/'s thoughts on it? Personally it took me a while to get in to it but I loved it near the end.
What is something you would recommend me? Open to any genre really but in other media I'm usually into shit with character writing here's my favs for context:
(fav movies: The Godfather 2, Manchester by the Sea, Lord of the Rings, Leaving Las Vegas, Ghost in the Shell, Apocalyps Now etc.)
(fav anime: Monster, Ghost in the Shell, Ashita no Joe, Ping Pong the animation, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Angel's Egg, Gits SAC 2nd gig etc.)
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>>12426217
>I read 2 books for the first time in my life without being forced to (the World According to Garp, Heart of Darkness and 1984)
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>>12426217
Ulysses, Infinite Jest and Gravity's Rainbow

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what is/was your favorite magazine to read?

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What does your mom read?
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My mom majored in phil. Now she's working in corporate consulting, and only reads books her book group chooses.
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>>12421708
my mum is one of the most well read people ive ever met, i go to her for recs and she has an individual taste unlike here
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>>12425806
so
>What does your mom read/rec?
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>>12425819
Harry Potter, lemony snicket, the list goes on...
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>>12425077
Based and lowkey-catholicpilled

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What are some far-right news sources? I'm trying to learn their point of view.
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>news
never gonna make it
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>>12426166
You want the Best right wing news source? I'll tell you the best right wing News source

It's... Thinking!
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>>12426166
there aren't really any, there are just blogs
I can recommend you some very inappropriate blogs
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>>12426227
>....after church and Alex Jones
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>>12426236
Faggot

Specifically how to make the most out of your college experience. Starting classes next week for the first time in years and determined not to once again be the person who sits silently in the back and coasts by. Stories of your personal experience, things you wish you’d do, books for this topic, or books about being more extroverted/goal-oriented. Thread about supporting fellow lit-izens working to get an education!
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I love how this guy listens to people telling him to only study and watch anime
>I WONT BE THE GUY SITTING SILENTLY IN THE BACK NO MORE
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>>12426010
>first year of uni
>tried to get to know people
>made some superficial friendships in club events
>lost it all in a month due to crippling anxiety about performing well enough socially
>skip most lectures to avoid people
>now get panic attacks in campus even when I'm sitting alone and I'm intellectually sure I won't have to talk to anyone
>tfw cs major
NEVER TRY TO MAKE FRIENDS IF YOU'RE AUTISTIC AND FEAR REJECTION
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>>12426125
Out of curiosity, what are you studying? Do you make art or music or simply enjoy it? I think there has to be ways to collaborate with others even if your skills are seemingly opposite from theirs. Maybe by visiting/volunteering for local artsy events? I have no clue because I’m OP but as someone with a passion for creative expression, one of my dreams is to not only meet friends who feel the same way, but friends with work I legitimately admire and we push each other to make the best output we’re capable of. Best of luck in finding some amazing companions someday!
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>>12426175
Yeah I know lol but it’s because I’m genuinely conflicted. I’ve always been an introvert, and it’s not like I’m unhappy at all, I just want to ensure I’m living my best life and all of that I guess
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>>12426183

A lot of it depends on the type of your classmates, my classmates were always kind to me and talked to me whenever they felt I was sad or depressed,. I am not talking about few classmates, I am saying almost all of them, despite the fact that I acted rude to many, acted like Iam14andDeep (in my first year I used to post random obscure intellectuals name on slack, [cringe]), said stupid things, behaved arrogantly, I even stared a lot longer than I should at girl's boobs(classmates) while talking to them (I know it is creepy, but I couldn't help myself), still they accepted me, corrected me, helped me. They never made fun of me, not even the girl who said no to me after my creepy approaches, she even apologized to me after I stupidly got angry at her. God, I would have been a depressed incel contemplating suicide, if not for those guys.

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Overrated books edition
>List all the books that didn't live up to their hype

Monthly Reading for January: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick

Fantasy:
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General:
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Flowchart:
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Science Fiction:
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>>12426137
He's just being contrarian, like all of 4channel. It's the same on /lit/, /v/, /tv/, /g/, everywhere.
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>>12425894
>every shit meme from the past 3 years
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>>12425579
I don't really do top lists well and am not a fantasy connoisseur, but here we go:
LOTR
Malazan
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Cugel's Saga
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Author's note: Sorry, I have been feeling somewhat frustrated lately because some of my family members have been pestering me to find a girlfriend and get married quickly. Because of that, my creativity and mentality might have been affected somewhat. This author will try to readjust his mental state as quickly as possible. Thank you, everyone, for your support. I'm grateful that I can have you guys to accompany me all this time.
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>>12426233
you just can't post shit like that without a source my dude.

Much like this thread >>12364759 , I want to be redpilled on Process Philosophy and my boi Whitehead. I've read Matter & Memory from Bergson, watched a bunch of vids on Deleuze (incomprehensible) and now I've bought a book of essays on Whitehead, Bergson & Deleuze.

My shit-tier understanding of it is kind of like a return to Heraclitus' thought of change as the only constant. For Deleuze it's 'difference' and for Bergson it's creativity of novelty that defines existence. It's sort of an epistemology based on experience first and foremost, similar to Heidegger's concept of Dasein. So for Bergson in particular action comes first before thinking, hence where Sorel's revolutionary syndicalist violence comes from. But yeah I'm a total pleb on this shit but I really want to know better so /lit/ give me some TL;DR's, especially in relation to these apparent contradictions:

1. How can you have any conception of knowledge if everything is in a state of flux?

2.(The basic fallacy of relativism) If everything is in a state of flux, why isn't the fact the fact that everything is in a state of flux in a state of flux?

3. How does Bergson arrive at Free Will while arguing everything is in motion?

Good stuff lads thanks, also WHAT THE FUCK ARE RHIZOMES???

Some good vids on the matter:
Truediltom on Deleuze
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiBWvJ93-Y

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>>12412040
I asked, what am I in for?
I haven't read fiction in more than.. well I guess the last time I read was sometime in 1998?.

Land seems to like it and so do some others
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>>12426011
nyx as the sublime in the underworld, in the deep psyche

>philosophical anarchism
But Deleuze's rejection of hierarchy is PRECISELY NOT anarchism. It is not AGAINST authority, it rejects hierarchy as a metaphysical base. Things do not flow FROM, they flow AND. The rhizome connects with AND. father AND son AND mother, no mention of murder or incest of any kind. Thinking at is base is pre-judgemental. You can't take "good parts of state" because the state comes with the state. Fuck stratification. If you think in the terms proposed by the state all you will reproduce is the state, and fuck that gay shit. I don't want to be stratified by the Big Gay. How in the fuck is "Well, baby-furnaces are ethically questionable, but DAMN they raise the GDP and we can tax them" a basis. We can not go back. Hierarchy is already being slowly deterriotrialized by capital. Sell buy sell buy sell centralization buy decentralization sell 9-5 jobs buy gig-economy sell state-as-father buy state-as-capital. WE CAN NOT GO BACK. The frameworks that functioned back then are eaten by Landian forces and shat out as Tinder and going to BLM rallies like you would go to church. Rules presuppose exclusion! NO! I am dionysius, motherFUCK, I do not exclude. What is NO? NO to "NO"! NO! YES TO "YES"! YES TO "NO"? YES! As D&Guttari said in ATP, contradictions are very real, and very serious. The state resolves contradiction. I removes it. Contradiction is error. NO! CONTRADITION YES! BUY CONTRADICTION BUY BUY.
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>>12426163
Third-rate encomiums to SCIENCE! and a great deal of China bolsterism.
Garbage books, honestly.
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>>12426208
Thanks.
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oh, and I also have not read moby dick. frankly I'm extremely poorly read because of deleuze, deleuze-reading-list-literature, esoterics and traditional thought takes up all of my time.

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Is Heidegger's notion of the human condition as confined in time, cut off from any transcendent reality, a satanism?
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>>12425719
Derrida is LITERALLY a word for word copy of Heidegger, and with the approval of the latter too. Only the blind cannot see the truth of that.
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>>12425659
It's more gnostic than satanic
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>>12425797

Stop reading wikipedia articles, read the primary sources
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>>12426223
>could I have misread something?
>no, it’s everyone else who read him wrong
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>>12426228
>implying any Heidegger scholars agree with one another

is teddy k kino?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm
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>>12425316
Here's a tip: read Pynchon instead
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>>12425327
Hmm I'll probably add the rocket cocks to my stack
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>>12415765
>They just attack Kaczynski because he killed people or his troubled past
Literally a point he makes.
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>>12425357
>i keel pepl bcuz i smarty

lol
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>>12425239
> he didn't even mention peterson.
0 IQ

Please recommend books by and about schizoids.
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>>12425211
>not a greedy famewhoring socialite means you’re not succesful at being alive
>”””””””””””””””mental disorder””””””””””
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Who /womb/at here?
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>>12425907
How do I live in a cabin in the woods?
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>>12426118
Get a rich friend to let you build on his land and make mommy bring you food and do your laundry
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>>12426118
Land in 'waste' areas is pretty cheap. Here in the PNW you could buy a parcel for under $10k. Another $20k for a decent shelter and you're good to go.

Reminder that anti-Christian garbage like Mists of Avalon and The Warlord Chronicles are not Arthurian. They are the complete opposite of what Arthurian stories are supposed to be. They belong in bonfires
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Your post reads like one of those nerd discussions about whether a shitty spinoff fantasy/sci-fi book or film is "canon".
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>>12425625
>books written in the 21st century aren't Arthurian

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Can you recommend me a book with extremelly good worldbuilding? Im not too much into reading books, but i like how hunter x hunter, made in abyss, evangelion and umineko when they cry worlds are so good
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viriconium
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>>12425979
OF THE
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>>12426189
FLIES
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Critique of pure reason
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>>12425957
Titus Groan & Gormenghast


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