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Books like " how to read a book by Mortimer" but for writing. also other books on learning that's mentioned on the truvism chart.
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>>13363323

t. /lit/ pleb who can only recognize paintings by covers of books they haven't read
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>>13363283
>From Where You Dream (for the process of writing, only one I've found that actually works)
>Writing Fiction (for the craft of writing. 2nd edition is on libgen, but read chapters in the order given in the 10th edition) by Janet Burroway
>Techniques of the Selling Writer (annoying antiquated writing style, but reinforces all the ideas in the first two books and helps you realize that all writing books cover exactly the same topics and you don't need to read any more of them)

After that start putting each element into practice until it becomes unconscious.
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>>13363432
That's quite the assumption. All the paintings I like I know by name and artist.
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>>13363460
Thank you !

What do you think about On writing well by zinsser ?
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>>13363312
Thank you very much anon, I didn't know that and I never bothered looking at the painting until you told me all about it.

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Read Ted
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I have. My 2 cents are that he is right in his prognosis of society, but his solution to the problems is wrong.
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>>13362571
lol
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>>13362571
I read his manifesto already, now what?
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>>13362578
This. You cannot play this in lethal.
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>>13363705
plant an ameteur bomb up your ass and scream "behold, a man"

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Why is it so long, what's his problem?
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>>13363827
he originally wanted to call it "war, what is it good for?"
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In his time, authors would be paid based on page number. So of course he made it super long so he would get paid more roubles

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Suppose you could only read and re-read 3 books for the rest of your life, what would you pick? What books are of such quality that they warrant being re-read countless times?
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the Bible
the iliad/odyssey (im counting them as one large work, if i had to choose the odyssey)
ulysses
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>>13363761
Nothing. I'd be too depressed at such repression.
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>>13363761

hey, joe.
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>>13363761
Bible
Collected works of Shakespeare
And
The tattoo on your mamas tits oo gotem
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>>13363761
The Waves by Virginia Woolf
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Any 150 - 250 page contemporary novels about lonely guys craving for affection and stability?
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>>13358495
Platform by Houellebecq
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>>13358495
Crime and punishment
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The tunnel by ernesto sabato
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>>13359040
>>13359046
both garbage
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>>13358495
I understand that this question is meaningful to you, but as I see it, it doesn't make sense to me, that someone would crave for "affection and stability". In my experience, one usually craves for affection and stability in relation to another person and not so much in relation to an abstract entity that you don't know about. But what do you think? How do you see things differently?

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Any more like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-EwIbfx6FY&feature=youtu.be
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>>13363255
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiaWsgtJrNI
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>>13363527
I don't like that one as much.
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>>13363740
Do you know more?
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awful
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>>13363746
Was hoping for something other than the Landman.

Do people like Stavrogin from Demons actually exist? It seems like such a bizarre psychology, yet it's plausible.
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Yes.
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He's like Rakhmetov except based on a real person instead of a stereotypical person. Read Chernyshevsky and Nechayev, they prefigure Lenin and the the Bolshevists to a much higher degree than Marx.
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>>13363480
Stavrogin is the most boring character in Demons, just a less-fleshed out Ivan Karamazov
>hurr he's like so deep and mysterious, everyone is interested in him but he has a bad side ;)
Shatov and Kirillov are the ones you should pay attention to. Both Verkhovensky's too.
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>>13363480
he's like my roommate in college

Is Brahman an accurate description of God or is God a trinity?
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>>13362692
It's impossible to discuss modern science without dissecting anglo pathologies, german perversions, and jewish revolutionary ambitions. Ad hominem is a copout for midwits, ideas don't exist in a vacuum outside of history/reality.
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>>13362721
I think what he's saying is that ethnic Germans didn't invent quitting physics - Jews did. Similarly, ethnic Indians didn't invent Hindu metaphysics - conceivably Aryans did. I don't 1000% agree but it's a take.
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>>13362857
"invent quantum physics" sorry for phoneposting.
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>>13362857
Whether that's true or not is ultimately left up to what pajeets say - aryans didnt write anything down. Vedic religion probably more similar to hellenoitalic. The vritra vala slayings kind of like demeter, indra raping and looting like odysseus and co, soma cult like orphic mysteries, etc
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>>13361911
Atma Bodha is sort of a general discussion of Self-knowledge whereas Aparokshanubhuti is a more stage by stage study of realization

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Is this book a good and valid introduction to evolution and the function of genes and how they determine our behaviour?
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>>13362542
You're arguing with someone who didn't go past high school biology. Stop it
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>>13358310
Not really, Dawkins theory is very incomplete. The book has some interesting ideas, but if you want to know about cutting edge evolutionary theory, there are other better options
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>>13358310
Yes, but Dawkin doesn't place enough focus on epigenetics. Overall the book is dated, the organism "uses" the gene as much as the gene uses the organism for it's evolution.
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nump
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It's probably outdated as hell. Because evolution can't explain any new discoveries whiteout reworking it's model every time .

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Need book for read
Last book read was Dune, before that Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy and before that A Song of Ice and Fire
No want literature, want good read
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>>13358927
Is this how you write if you read his brainlet shit?
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Lord of Light.
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>>13358456
Water Margin
one chapter big fat monk gets drunk and murders bad person
another chapter big muscleman kills tiger with fist
another chapter big muscleman cuts the heart out adulteress and squishes lover like fly
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>>13359329
Fuck that. At least fuck Perelandra. That book is the biggest God damn slog in the fucking world. Lewis seems to think the saying was tell don't show with that book. It does not need to be ten pages for Ransom to decide what to do about the Un-Man. The book honestly offends me. Read Out of the Silent Planet and pretend it isn't a trilogy.
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>>13359000
fucking kek

What are some good books about Aztec/Mayan mythology?
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>>13363063
Tedlock is bad, you get a frozen snapshot of the Vuh after it's been colonized by white cancer and bowdlerized with Christcrap.
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>>13362154
Try this. Hard SF with a Lovecraftian touch, in a Mexican dominated future...
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>>13362154
RH Barlow and the codices for the Mayans
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Los Pueblos del Sol, Alfonso Caso
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>>13362154

What's your favorite short story?
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>>13363197
>Jouettes 4

Lol
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>>13362709
Probably "The Bear" by Billy Boy Faulkner. But the final pages of "The Dead" by Joyce are some of the best I've ever read. Memey answers, I know. But I am a meme.
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>>13362709
The Cold Equations
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>>13362709
The Dandelion Girl, Sarrasine, some short story in italian which name I don't remember about some an old man that becomes a cat, and the figure in the carpet
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>>13363606
>I am a meme
You are a fucking Man. You want to see yourself as some worthless detritus because its easy is fine for you but don't shove your filthy self loathing in my face. You and I are the same species, have some fucking respect, even if it isn't self. Making excuses is for excuses.

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What are some good books on the crusades and the events surrounding them? I really like the aesthetic of the armor but feel like a poser not knowing much about the actual event.
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>>13359002
Regine Pernoud
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>>13360312
That's not true, it was used from about 1220 up to 1350

>https://myarmoury.com/feature_spot_ghelm.html
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AOE2, CK2 is all the context you need.
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>>13360570
>>13360779
Be warned, runciman was a huge, unapologetic byzaboo who portrayed the crusaders as villainous barbarians. Still worth reading though

Is he really though?
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>>13362236
>greatest writer in the English language alive today
Not anymore he's not.
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>>13362754
TOO SOON
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>Is he really though?
He was
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>>13362468
Post your novel
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I have an IQ of 132 and book of the new sun blew my fucking mind

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