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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.

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>What are you reading?
>Who is the wisest character of them all?
>Do you enjoy reading books written around characters that are in pursuit of academic or other non violent goals (Merchants, craftsmen, researchers etc)? Post examples of suck books.

Monthly Reading for April: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Monthly Reading books: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15ZwgDZVXB-nLqjbgcqgntZDyTddd0eqP


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Any updates on the following
book 4 by scott lynch
book 3 by fatrick rothfuss
book 6 by grrm
give up
Anyone got royal road recs? Mother of learning was pretty enjoyable, is there anything else worth reading on there?
>It is an important part of creating engaging fiction
I don't agree. Most people don't much care as long as it isn't too egregious or bland. Write a decent story with interesting characters and people will accept whatever nonsense world you put them in.
you know he's just holding back because of the show right
book 6 comes out this year

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/jp/ best girl
閉める up faggot
Ahahahaha fuck the fuck
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Why are textbooks so highly marked up?
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Pasta is an Italian world so of course Italians are going to dominate "pasta" restaurants. Tons of people have the same types of food, they just call it something different.

>>usury is jewish
>literally predates the very concept of judaism
>hurr durr sumerians are Jewish now
Capitalism exists outside America. Sorry if that annoys you Chavez
>only 150 buckers per semester
god i wish that were me
>$150-$200 per course per semester
>4-5 classes per semester
>$600-$1000 per semester
>8 semesters
>up to $8000 just in books
nvm, i'm retarded

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Sweet reminder that there are no successful arguments against antinatalism.
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What they should be doing is irrelevant
have sex
Antinatalism does not account for the frequency or strength at which pain occurs relatively to pleasure. Additionally, consent is irrelevant if you don't exist.
No it's not. By killing yourself, you reduce your family's suffering.
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>the very specific brand of negative utilitarianism
Because David Retardatar founded the School of Antinatalism

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What are some French authors worth reading for someone who wants to improve his French?
No philosophers please.
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tu ne rachèteras pas ton honneur, anglois
>Maybe look for something you're already interested but in french, I read the novellas by Zweig in french when I started out with it.
that's a good idea, thanks
Michiel Hellbrecht
All of them, no? Other than 1500+ yo theological works, the majority of them come from France. Check out Weil as well as Ellul

What works of literature are perfect? Not the best necessarily but perfect, in that there is no fat, no scrimping. Everything is just right and the writer succeeds in everything they set out to do. Nothing messy here.

I'll start
>The Importance of Being Earnest
>Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
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Read it again.
What Maisie Knew
I'd have Much Ado About Nothing as Shakespeare's tightest play
I feel Much Ado is quite baggy. The Don John stuff is fairly weak. Among the comedies, Midsummer seems the closest to perfect.
Lord Jim
Scifi edition:

Day Of The Triffids

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Have you ever met a literary girl? What was she like?

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Thoughts on Svetlana Alexievich?
I read several of her books and I think she's one of the best writer in history.
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Well, I already told you my reason - I‘m nowhere near as impressed with her as your committee approved marketing manual suggests I should be. It‘s also quite odd to juxtapose her with Alexievich, who in spite of being less skilled with prose does write about much more serious and exigent topics than 21st century rehash of Figaro‘s Wedding, which your initial tirade would suggest is something that should be valued above all. But I already sense the words „misogynistic incel“ dancing on the tip of your tongue, so it would probably end our conversation here before you run out of platitudes for your newfound idol.
I don’t have a problem with you, you’re wellspoken and have incisive arguments. I do think Ferrante is far superior to Knausgaard and that only one of them will still be read in a hundred years, and that you either consciously or subconsciously prefer Knausgaard for the same reason you referred to Ferrante as airport fodder (belongs with the ditzy romance novels... for some reason) but we can agree to disagree rather than get messy.
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>I‘m nowhere near as impressed with her as your committee approved marketing manual suggests I should be
this sort of conspiratard BS is so trite and convenient, critics aren’t huddled together in a room malevolently plotting ways to shove ferante down your throat. it’s very simply their specialization to assess literature, and theyve assessed ferante to be a modern great with lasting power. you can disagree but you don’t have the high ground in doing so, you just sound philistine.
This wasn‘t a hint at some conspiracy, but rather a jab at the other poster‘s choice of verbiage. It‘s also patently absurd to appeal to critics in the context of deriding other critics, ie those on Nobel Prize board, not to mention doing so on a board where Rupi Kaur is a household meme.
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>critics aren’t huddled together in a room malevolently plotting ways to shove ferante down your throat.
This is what critics literally do.

Lord, this is terrible. I can't stand it.
I'm seeking for anything to like about it, but I can't. He can't write. He can't think.
He can think. The whole point of books like this is to show off the author's erudition, punning skills etc. Sort of like a guitar solo that sounds terrible but is technically demanding in ways another guitarist can appreciate (while still finding the sound unpleasant).
Correct, he’s criminally overrated. He reads like he’s writing in a sunny Sprint office. Just this sort of yuppy, trendy pontificating in tennis shoes.
>introduction by Dave Eggers
lmao naturally
>Sort of like a guitar solo that sounds terrible but is technically demanding in ways another guitarist can appreciate
i think i'm attracted to anorexic women

>Peterson thinks Marx linked class struggle only to capitalism because of the Manifesto
>hierarchy existed in the past. Marks brfod
Jesus, a five minute reading on historical materialism would have set this straight. This is fucking embarrassing.
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wash your room fucko
so two insufferable assholes
not an argument, useful idiot
not a comeback, incel
abstract doesn't mean it doesn't exist, you fucking materialist autistic pig

So, in the last year I first became stoic, then nihilist, then I read Nietzsche and became a Übermensch. Whats the next step?
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This is really interesting to me and I will be thinking about this for a while, i'm sure of it.

Any other recommended readings?
I am interested as well
Judging by your maturity I'd say you'll probably become either a Muslim or a christian.
Man, the cringe is starting to become unbearable. Considering leaving this board for good.
To become an individual
start a fucking blog you insufferable faggot.

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last 2 digits are how many pages you have to read today

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Rolling for Growth of the Soil.
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Fuck it I will read last 3 digits

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Please recommend me books that have a "Lone Wolf" as main character or books that simply emit the feeling of a "Lone Wolf".
Someone who is always alone but doesn't hate it, someone who is incredibly independent, aloof, etc.
Someone who only needs himself to achieve greatness. I could go on and on.
A book that kinda gives me that feeling is "And thus spoke Zarathustra"

Thanks in advance.
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I'm a lone wolf irl. I don't think it makes me cool however, if anything, it makes my friends feel like shit because I need extreme amounts of time on my own. I have a girl I'm sorta dating but we see each other like once a month, makes for meaningful dates though. Beyond that, I never leave my room except to grab stuff to eat. I'm a workaholic. I barely show up for uni but I read tons of shit at home, I'm borderline autistic and while I enjoy having time to get shit done, this isn't a healthy lifestyle and it shouldn't be glorified.
I came here to post this
Hesse is pretty damn good. I've only read half of the glass beads game as of yet and god damn.
The desert of the tartars, Buzzatti
My least favourite work, desu

And anon is right, read Steppenwolf.

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