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The people from your country?
They seem based even if I don't understand anything they say.

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Anyone got any tips on how to edit a short story? I wrote something I thought was good enough to edit like 2-3 weeks ago. I let it sit because I got that piece of advice, so that I could approach it as freshly as possible. I'm about to read it.

What are some tips for editing? I've heard things like read it aloud, read it backwards to more easily find pacing problems, etc.
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>mogs your favorite american poet
Nothing personal, kid.
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>ad hominem a uma nação
Estragaste tudo.

portuguese peole are semi-niggers
and brazilians are 100% niggers

A mediocre colony of a mediocre country.

It would be better for you if you were an humanist. If it were to follow only cold logic, something like:

>I bet you also think niggers are humans LMAO

your country and it's people should be eradicated from the map.
>His uncle was a librarian, allowing him access to the classics
>Fucked women left and right
>got into barfights constantly
>made a noblewoman fall in love with him
>So much of a troublemaker that he gets sent to the other side of the world, it was almost like going to the moon at the time
>fights in Macau against the natives, loses an eye
>writes one of the greatest literary masterpieces ever in a pirate cave
>falls in love with Dinamene, a girl slave
>Arranges to return to Portugal
>the ship capsizes
>Dinamene dies in the shipwreck
>saves the book by swimming with only one arm to the shore, the other holding the manuscript
>Returns to Portugal only to see the twilight of the empire
>dies in misery

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Can anything be art?
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Hmm, why?
Do I need to quote a goddamn Pixar movie at you?

Not everything can be art. But art can come from anywhere.
I didn't, but I do now.
Gadamer's first part of truth and method
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>Ids art if ppl talg aboud id!

Brainlet-tier concept

Shelf/stack rate thread.

I try and find the ones I want in charity shops/second hand bookstores but there are some I can only find online new.

>inb4 no leather bound first editions
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I love charity book fairs. There’s one held four times a year in my city and I clean up every time. Here are my last three hauls
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The more I read the less impressed I am.

Any point in spending weeks reading Wealth of Nations when you can just read this baby?
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>first chapter
>it's good to divide task among people
W O W glad I'm reading this book
>reading economics
Can you get any more impoverished?
Yes, I'm middle class so I could be poorer
Yes because between the Adam Smith Institute and Ricardo and those Manchester dipshits there's so much ideological crap that is magnetically attracted to his work any condensed work will inevitably have less Adam Smith and more some twat with an agenda.
Lol :-)

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are there?
yes, the reader.
A: You, as the reader, take on the most important perspective of a queer in the book.
Ew no
If I write a book set in a fantastical past and casually imply that all homosexuals are burned at the stake, will I be able to avoid writing about fags or will real world faggots get mad
As some point albus was tired of anal sex, he inhaled the fresh air deeply.


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ITT: Books in desperate need of abridgement
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I bet you wouldn't say that to someone who read the Bible and enjoyed it.
If you're a Christian then read the whole thing. If you're not then just read the New Testament + Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
Proverbs is pretty shit if you're not religiously invested in it. I'd replace it with Job or Jonah.
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Why Jonah? Its a fairytale about a guy getting stuck in a fish and he gets pissy with god about a fruit at the end.
Your diary

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How can it be that most poets and playwrights can't hold a candle to Shakespeare?

Take his poetic language: he creates so many beautiful metaphors such as one only finds here and there on the work of most other poets. Seriously: almost all other poets are boring and grey compared to him (and I am talking of most of the giants of western literature).

Take his drama: most other playwrights who create great plays produce 1, 2, at most 5 masterpieces. Shakespeare has some 20 of them. Not to mention the fact that he is probably the only one who can tame poetry (and one of the most fertile and wildest poetry in existence) and make it work in the service of telling a story. Goethe and Moliere are dusty and tedious compared to him (both in poetic powers and character). Ibsen, Tenesse Williams, O'Neill, Lorca, Tom Stoppard, Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Tony Kushner never achieve anything similar to Shakespeare's poetry. Even Aeschylus is not comparable as a poet (and he is certainly far simpler and more archaic as a story-teller - though not his fault, being as ancient as he is).

Why only he did what he did so consistently. It's very fucking frustrating. You go to other poets and playwrights and screenplay writers (I'm thinking on movies like Children of Paradise, Sweet Smell of Success, Network, Shakespeare in Love) and only find glimpses of what Shakespeare did. There is poetry, but not so much poetry, and above all, not THAT GOOD poetry.

You have someone like Emily Dickinson and her awe-inspiring poetic language, but she doesn't tell stories. You get surprised with people like Tony Kushner and Eugene O'Neill for writing monumental contemporary dramas, but you may give up trying to find sublime poetry in their plays (it will happen only here and there).

I would like to see something like Shakespeare happen again, but god damn, it borders on impossible.

Thanks for listening.
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Are those taken from different poems?

Let me contribute with these lines:

>With milk-white harts upon an ivory sled
>Thou shalt be drawn amidst the frozen pools, >And scale the icy mountains' lofty tops,
>Which with thy beauty will be soon resolv'd:
Yes, just read these lines

>A stately builded ship, well rigged and tall,
>The ocean maketh more majestical;
>Why vowest thou then to live in Sestos here,
>Who on love's seas more glorious wouldst appear?
>Like untuned golden strings all women are,
>Which long time lie untouched, will harshly jar;
>Vessels of brass oft handled brightly shine;
>What difference betwixt the richest mine
>And basest mold but use? For both not used
>Are of like worth. Then treasure is abused
>When misers keep it. Being put to loan
>In time it will return us two to one.

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>tfw 2 dum 2 unstan shake spor

Some more

>Madam, sooner shall fire consume us both
>Than scorch a face so beautiful as this,
>In frame of which Nature hath shew'd more skill
>Than when she gave eternal chaos form,
>Drawing from it the shining lamps of heaven.

>And from her countenance behold you might
>A kind of twilight break, which through the air,
>As from an orient cloud, glimpsed here and there;
>And round about the chamber this false morn

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Who are some philosophers I can turn into a new type of filmmaking? Like using Brecht using Marx?
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Try Whitehead
is that the eunuch nigga from game of thrones
Whitehead sounds really interesting I wonder if there’s a good podcast on him I can listen to on my morning runs. My days are pretty booked with work and school and therapy so in the mornings i’ll jump out of bed and run to the gym, do some core lifts and then run home, shower, dress and start my day
Matthew Segall/0thouartthat0 on youtube has a lot of nice youtube videos on him
That woman has the voice of a rabbit slowly dying in the snow.

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*on the clock 24/7 with no benefits because of "entrepreneur" and "gig economy" jargon that tells them they're being proactive by being a fucking moustache-waxing hipster douche with a Twitter and no steady career, and because they can be bribed with beanbag chairs and hammocks in the fucking office to entice them to sleep there.*
*Is made to dance around in the morning and talk about how much he loves his boss to make a healthy workplace environment*
*Submits to the work can be fun we are a family culture*
*Let's CEO fuck his wife while he works overtime*
*Gives up on his creative interests and works a boring office job for the rest of his life and feels self satisfied because of how "practical" he is being*
*Gets laid off and is forced to retrain pajeet to replace him who will work his job for a fraction of his pay*

Is there anything more cucked than supporting capitalism when you are not one of the oligarchs?
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Why would you talk such inerudite nonsense? Are you a socialist kiddie or are you simply intent on metaphorically letting your vocal chords do some flapping about on a sudanese cassava growing imageboard. You are not even realising you're shitposting.
The /pol/children are here, mods nuke this thread before they spread their germs
GO back to chapofaghouse
this is the life you live, anon. things are the way they are, and can only be the way they are. worship it all as you would worship god, unironically
Reduce CEO salaries, eliminate stock buybacks, establish single payer healthcare, tax capital gains, and capitalism will fine.

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>In July 2017 a poll to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Royal Society science book prize listed The Selfish Gene as the most influential science book of all time.

After reading this I thought I should read this book. It may be influential, but the book was trash. Reading pop science instead of science is like reading quotes from philsosophers instead of books.

Don't read this book
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>simply a derivative of dawkins
You're truly braindead
Why would I do that? I'm not criticising the gene-centred view, I'm criticising the book. Do you have some sort of mental problem?
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Nice sperg out. The guy you replied to also might be an agnostic, just saying, retard.
why don't you also ask everyone not to imagine an elephant? I see your game, OP, and yes, I just added this to my "to-read" list, thanks

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What does /lit/ think of this masterpiece?

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>Call me Ishmael

It's probably the most famous opening line ever but it's literally just saying his name. Is there some great significance here? Was it supposed to reveal something about the character? Or is it some kind of allusion?
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He's not saying his name. He's telling you what to call him
Sounds like a complaint of someone who can’t read
Spoiler Bastard
It's one of the best books ever written and, almost definitely, the best american book ever written, but ok.
What the fuck are you doing in a Moby Dick thread if you haven't read it. Seems more your own fault than anons.

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Google dosen't yield anything so i'm going to ask here. Is there a word for the feeling of dread knowing that your life will end in suicide ?
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Not a single word. However, something along the lines of 'dread of predestined suicide' would be the closest you'll get.
Memento mori sorta
Impending doom, your life doesn't have to end in suicide but as society is so slow and defunct in addressing the needs of those who are in need your life will probably end badly.

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