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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

Post an image and others will recommend literature based on it
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>>12219445
Houellebecq's Platform
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>>12219233
Find Waldo Now
>>12219441
Go Dog, Go!
>>12219387
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
>>12219445
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
>>12219469
Dick and Jane Grade 8 - Wonders and Workers; Panoramas
>>12219100
Purple Parrots Eating Carrots

write what's on your mind
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>>12219491
That's all the encouragement I need

/LIT/ DISCORD BOOK CLUB:
https://discord(dot)gg/zvbQQPW
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>>12219129
we have tons of em
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>>12219222
that's rough what meds are you taking?
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>>12219466
Depends on why he's being executed

>>12219482
I did my best. I have days where I go outside and take long walks but it never lasts. I've been this depressed for 10 years or so and my psychiatrist says that after all this time as a NEET larva I have developed a personality disorder that's ingrained in my brain. She says I should go to a psychiatric hospital but that would probably kill my mother so I'm not gonna do that
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>>12219516
Brintellix, Depakin, Invega, Zolpidem
I'm trying to quit the Invega though because it made me gain a lot of weight and I've been through one hell of a withdrawal. The worst thing about these meds is that they're so hard to quit, I don't want to take them for life

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200+ years of the literary tradition... vanishing in to irrelevant and pointless dust now that society's constraints are gone.
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>>12218956
You don't find THIS attractive!? Lol dude you must be an incel
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>>12217441
Too much mass to fall at that speed.
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>>12218864
but I have? don't project your low standards and lack of success onto me friendo
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>>12217282
What a traditionalist board :S
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>>12217441
>lint
lintworm, maybe. Also does anyone have that webm of a pornshoot where you can see a parasitic worm falling out of some girl's anus?

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/lit/ You go into your room and on top of your bed there is a little dancing rat. What do you do?
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>>12219505
fuck it hard
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Does it do other stuff?
Can it talk?
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call zach hadel and tell him to fuck off
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>>12219534
No, it just dance

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There's no justification for natalism. Prove me wrong.
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>>12219417
yes he did
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>>12219363
It's more like:

>a million flies can't be stopped
>so we may as well wallow in the best shit possible
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>>12217210
Life does not desire, it simply does. It's a coincidental mechanism that happens to propagate itself. Rain falls due to the processes of nature, but no one would say it's right and moral for it to rain. If we're "hard-wired" for anything, anyway, it's death.
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>>12218408
This is so blatantly not what is going on in this thread that it's hilarious.
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>>12218299
Why are you even on /lit/?
>>12218348
It's always 'muh genes' or 'muh bloodline' with people like this, they view their children as merely a way to lessen their own fear of death.

Is it any good? I’m not a big reader but I’ve found spare time on my hands at my work. I’m able to slack off if it involves studying. as I am a student they’re ok with that
open to suggestions
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>>12219487

Literature is a duty, not a medium.

Volgiti agli avi tuoi, guasto legnaggio.
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>>12219385
What the fuck is that pic?
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>>12219503

A ten year old about to get rammed.
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>>12219508
Yes but, from where is it
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>>12219503
Sauce is [姫野蜜柑] キャラメロリー (COMIC LO 2012年3月号) [英訳], pg. 16.
Enjoy.

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What literature can I read to become green pilled?
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>>12218990
The Typhonian Trilogies by Grant

The Golden Thread by Serrano

Of Cosmogonic Eros by Klages

Beware setting out on this path. Make one error in understanding and you will be trapped in the Qliphoth for eternity.
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>"pill"
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>>12218990
this shit
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>>12219467
You'll just achieve the opposite effect with those books
De-green pill or maybe the magenta pill haha
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>>12218990
>>12219221

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How the heck do you guys read? By this, I mean positioning yourself and the book. I find myself frequently adjusting my position and my book out of constant discomfort.
>inb4 ONIONS
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>>12219502
i sit in a chair, bent over and shivering from alcohol withdrawal, the phone inches from my eyes so i can concentrate on the small text of the pdf as it jumps back and forth
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>>12219507
fpbp
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>>12219507
That doesn't sound like fun
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>>12219507
Same, but constantly itching from too much nicotine instead of alcohol

Anybody fluent in, or better yet a natural speaker of, Spanish that can suggest good books of any genre to a young fool. Anything is appreciated

Also general Spanish lit discussion
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There are 2 masterpieces you can find here in this shithole side of the world:
Altazor and Hopscotch
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>>12216825
Aguafuertes porteñas by Roberto Arlt. Fervor en Buenos Aires by J.L.B.
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My favorite is Horacio Quiroga's "Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte". Its an anthology of various short works, I hope you enjoy it.
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>>12217310
Bumping for this
i am also interested in some poets someone with in the B1-B2 level could understand
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>>12216825
100 years of solitude, 2666, Fictions by Borges, Don Quixote

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what is the quality of pic related edition like? i'm about to buy it, just want to make sure i'm not getting fucking memed
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>>12217995
The only way you could do better is having the original Greek. Buy it.
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Stole mine from the library
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>>12219415
yikes and niggerpilled
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>>12217995
I have one, it's pretty good. Got mine for $25 though. At least I won't be buying Plato ever again.
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>>12219435
notbased and racistpilled.

clean up your room cucko.

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How do you write good humor?
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main character 1: "hey Main Character 2, remember the time that i [action in past tense, could be something mundane, edgy, or taboo] with [celebrity, politician, historical figure, someone topical]?"
cut to new paragraph
main character 1: "isn't this food good [celebrity, politician, historical figure, someone topical]?
person: "yes"
new paragraph
main character 2: "Main Character 1, yes i do remember."
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Makes your jokes quick. Bad jokes a lot of time trying to go really in depth into the joke when there isn't any depth there and it ruins it. Say something funny, then move on
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>>12219274
>He never heard of the moth joke
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>>12219274
*better nate then levers u*
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>>12219041
family guy in a nutshell

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Serious question: is Stephen King actually a good writer or is it pleb trash? Is he an idiot's idea of a good writer? I've never read him, but I like the idea of reading one of his novellas.
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>>12219313
Which is why Pet Semetary and its ilk are such wonderful films.
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His mistake was writing anything longer than Carrie. His novellas and short stories are much better than his bloated novels.
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>>12219329
This. He has some good ideas but his novels are just way too fucking long, which makes them tedious to read like Duma Key. Also he can't write good endings to safe his life.
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When he was pissing himself from drunkenness he had some pretty original ideas and they resulted in unironically great books. Unfortunately almost everything since has been utter garbage

>>12219433
God damn I was angry with the ending of The Shining. All that great atmosphere and setup only to end it in some anime battle
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Cut the man some slack everyone, he's going to die soon

Anyone here a medievalist? What do you like about the period?
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>>12218345
Ever notice that Ignatius J. Reilly is sort of a twisted autistic version of G.K. Chesterton..?
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>>12218389
Fascinating.

>>12218426
I hadn’t considered it before but it makes sense. I think Reilly was probably an amalgam of many figures in literature and history and Chesterton was probably among them.
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>>12218389
>Warfare from the middle ages is far enough in the past that it has influenced the selection process, i.e. we are psychotronically optimized to perceive the physical world in terms of medieval combat.
What? Please expand on this
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I like the fact that women didn't shave. Also good books about medieval warfare?
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>>12218345
I liked The Name of the Rose.
Medieval heresies too. I had long thought the Middle Ages was just one long popish nightmare aside from a few outliers like Wycliffe and Hus until Luther came along. TNotR introduced me to the papal schism, the Church’s split with Louis the Bavarian, The Franciscan poverty debate and Fra Dolcino, The Waldensians, The flagellants etc.

It was a much more turbulent time with regard to religious belief than I thought previously.

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now that the dust has settled, who was the queen of /lit/?

http://www.strawpoll.me/17029716
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>>12218828
megan boyle is discount mira
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>>12218828
Like the other guy said, only if the pics are limited to when mira 21~

Her recent shit is just atrocious. She looks like a leper, I'm serious. Looks like she stinks and has a hairy pussy with hair that extends over to her legs and down her buttcheeks.
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>>12216969
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>KatieLovesBooks isn't at the top
Fucking christfags ruin fucking everything
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>>12216924
Which one of these young ladies is our butterfly namefag?


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