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Do you know any books that use text in a creative way instead of just having walls of text page after page?
For example leaving blank pages on purpose, using two columns of text per page, using different fonts etc
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Alasdair Gray - Lanark, maybe
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>Use text in a creative way

This is worse than judging a book by it's cover.
Everything about this book sounds fucking retarded
Fanged Noumena
you sound boring.

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Thoughts on In Search of Lost Time? I just began reading Swann's Way (unfortunately my library only has the first two volumes) and it's almost comfy to a fault: I was reading this on my loveseat and its details about the minutiae of states of sleep/wakefulness were so vivid I almost felt myself drifting off.
I read the entire thing on and off, with long intermediate pauses, over the course of about four years.
Only did it for the bragging rights desu, but it ended up being quite good.
>be me
>reading ISOLT in bed late at night
>get to the part where young marcel casts his roving eye on the duchess of G in church and her pussy grows uncomfortably moist
>remove my pants, so I can "join in", as it were
>suddenly hear my neighbor screaming out in the street
>"get the fuck back inside you shit-bag little fuck, yeah, your bitch-ass aint gonna do shit"
>cool, maybe her and her dumb boyfriend are finally going to kill each other
>no, she's just telling her 5 year old to stop playing in the street
>mood ruined
The literary lifestyle is a hard row to hoe these days, lads. My hat is off to anyone who can finish this apparent masterpiece.
I'm about halfway through the swanns and like most of it. It's pretty funny imagining this sensitive little French pansy play around in the flowers all day.
The second half of swanns way sort of feels like Anna karenina. A bunch of rich European people doing rich European things.

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Has anyone here considered Orthodox Theology?
I seriously contemplate how many people really don't recall how much knowledge the Byzantine Empire had.
In fact I would even be willing to say that Aquinas is what caused atheism in the west.
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What is so absurd about believing in the unity of nature through the laws of logic, essences and the progression of experiences?
go to a theology forum or make an interesting argument to justify wasting our time. you've gotten the best answers to your initial question that you're going to get.
yeah it's a sede account, but it's diagnosis on orthodox theology is pretty spot on

Too, the Orthodox view of the Filioque and Palamism logically allow for non-incarnational salvation which is just plain evil and totally contra-Church Fathers. There's a lot more that it wrong with their view on the Filioque and Palamism
I’m still a noob but from what I’ve gathered, God still would have incarnated even before the fall. Regardless, I hope that we can all learn from the Bible the traditional values of what it means to be a human.

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>you can't have secular morality because i say so
first of all prove god exists. second of all answer why I am moral without being a god fearing christcuck.
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and you've made the claim that it doesn't. make an actual argument
The religion explanation requires more positive claims, so the burden of proof is greater. Without it, we can look at morality as a behavioural strategy, which requires much fewer assumptions.

It's not though, it's entirely logical. Otherwise it's just a shit-flinging contest of assumptions and undefineable claims without consideration of probability.

Why do meaning and values that follow from our nature require a 'higher' provenance for legitmacy? Do I need justification to exist? If it is my nature to feel, do I need justification for caring?
why would you make another thread instead of just replying to the OP of the original thread? are you some kind of pussy?
Weirdly Dawkins has the answer here. Basically you're a bag of genes which "want" to survive. And all your genes are shared by other people, so if they survive, that is also good.
Not him.
Punishment is non existant in the discussion. The concept of afterlife is merely a contract. The medium of that contract is belief.
"Hell" very well may be the void you assume awaits you. Or it may not. Literally, hell is utter devoidance of God.
The opposite would simply be full immersion of God.

Such were the conditions of your agreement on Earth; to live with Him or not.
Why would a just God force you a decision against your will?

Is there a book about the protagonist being pathalogically obsessed by women, yet incompetent and unable to get close to them?

inb4 "All books are like that"
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Otto Weininger
Can someone please refute it? It makes me sad because it rings of truth to me...should I read that work of his? I tool him to be just a naive incel but if he wrote that he seems quite articulate and observant... :( but i hope women aren't like that...
I like how the middle one is dressed.
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Your biography
Maybe not all but, really, a vast majority of the books that are actually worth reading are that way. Does anyone have any idea why tho?

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Books where the main character is a selfish, lying, short-tempered, toxic shit who ruins everything
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Was going to post this. A selfish, lying, short-tempered, toxic shit who ruins everything but always comes out on top and I love every minute of it.
Gone Girl
The death of ivan Illyich
But anon, he saved those kids from a fire and tries to stop his sister’s loveless marriage. He wasn’t really much worse than a kid going through their emo phase. Aside from the murder and all.
Hey spoiler alert some of us have only read the harry potter novels so far

mods are awake, post post-modernism. My two editions of TCoL49 are better than yours. Anyone have the original covers for JR or Gravity's Rainbow?
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Why should a non-American care about these non-entities? I'm dead serious.
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when will this be recognized as peak delillo
I actually alternate each word of TCoL49 between volumes and ruminate on how each cover reflects each word while doing so.
Lime twig and beetle leg are goat
cause it isn't Mao II

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Chart related; the supreme trio of authors.
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Stop embarassing my country with your superficial understanding of italian literature
He means the meme trilogy.

It's possibly one of the best Italian novels ever written. It deals with decadence and death on a historical (decadence of Italy and its artisocracy), cultural (decadence of southern Italy as representative of Italian culture), philosophical (general decadence of everything) and existential (decadence of the main character/human being). It is everything you could ask from a good novel - masterful prose, beautiful characters, delicate, funny at bits, deeply melancholic. A 10/10.

t. italianon
There are far better Italo Calvino books than that one.
How's the translation? Might pick it up

Have you read any books by this man? I'm thinking of picking up "The History of the Russian Revolution" because I was reading Capital and its starting to become and absolute slog. What did you think of his writings?

Bonus question: Why do Marxist-Leninists aka Stalinists consider him a counter-revolutionary?
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Was he kind? These political types tend not to be. Are there any /kind/ political figures? They all seem, from the outside, like bloodthirsty hounds who were itching to kill their ideological rivals and replace them.
His writing are great. But trotsky is a bitch boy and an awful politician
>Too brainlet to even read Volume 1 of Capital so he decides to pick up fucking TROTSKY
This is how all Trots are created. They don't read any actual Marx, Engels, or Lenin, let alone god forbid Stalin or Mao, call themselves "Marxists," and then base their whole ideology on Trotsky's Mary Sue stories and fucking kid's books like Animal Farm.
no he was an asshole
>dude fuck stalin lol

Trotsky would have been a worse leader than stalin, just as merciless but dumber

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>Only 30 books allowed senpai!

you know she's right
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The purpose of a book is to be displayed Mitsubishi. Let me conjure an aura of culture in my dingy dwellings.
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>all these neckbeards that don't want to clean out their basements even though that lit degree was 10 years ago
>Only 30 neighbors are allowed
Clean your local lebensraum
>30 books
limit should be 300
ONLY 30 BOOKS!!!!!!!!!

looks like the thread died before i could get back to you.
work got ahead of me, anyway. so did the subject.
i'm going to start with just posting the sections where whitehead develops his argument. i'll add some clarifyong comments or answer questions of they come up.
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neither being nor becoming are ontologically prior to the other. as both permanence and flux are fumdamental elements of our experience, both must be made intelligible together.
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these are going backwards
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What are some books where the protagonist slowly gets dumber and dumber with the passage of time until he's little more than an unthinking, mindless drone?
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Can I incorporate the contents of this post into a rap song I am writing?
Literally every bimbofication erotica.
Yes, just make sure that you credit me.
Fuck you I'm not going to do that.

People mention LOTR eagles as immersion breaking deus ex, but what’s the point of it all anyways if Eru will intervene and break the world in half if Sauron won? Isn’t the akallabeth the biggest cop out ever of Eru giving Men the gift of shaping their own fates along with permadeath?Why didn’t eru let Men kill their gods???what a fucking pussy, Ar Pharazon did nothing wrong
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I’ll bet anything that Whitney is a fucking tranny. LGBT rights were a mistake and slippery slope was right
Truly /ourqueen/
me on the right
Based and tastefulpilled
Whitney Ryan also works for the Huffington Post

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ITT Poemkino
why does he sigh
Love isn't entering
The Kookaburras
by Mary Oliver

In every heart there is a coward and a procrastinator.
In every heart there is a god of flowers, just waiting
to stride out of a cloud and lift its wings.
The kookaburras, pressed against the edge of their cage,
asked me to open the door.
Years later I remember how I didn't do it,
how instead I walked away.
They had the brown eyes of soft-hearted dogs.
They didn't want to do anything so extraordinary, only to fly
home to their river.
By now I suppose the great darkness has covered them.
As for myself, I am not yet a god of even the palest flowers.

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I know that name from a hold steady song

And I met William Butler Yeats
Sunday night dance party, Summer 1988
At first I thought it might be William Blake
Lapis Lazuli

I have heard that hysterical women say
They are sick of the palette and fiddle-bow,
Of poets that are always gay,
For everybody knows or else should know
That if nothing drastic is done
Aeroplane and Zeppelin will come out,
Pitch like King Billy bomb-balls in
Until the town lie beaten flat.

All perform their tragic play,
There struts Hamlet, there is Lear,
That's Ophelia, that Cordelia;
Yet they, should the last scene be there,

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Should I?
Never heard of it. But yeah sure, and report back when your done. Maybe we have a new classic on our hands.
Loved Zorba, reading Last Temptation right now. Do it.

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