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Please fucking explain

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What should i read? I really liked catcher in the rye,ham on rye, and no longer human. I identify strongly with the protagonists and see them as "correct" in general
I like tolkien beyond just lotr. Not really a big fan of fantasy in general. I liked dandelion wine by bradbury
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>>12974296
You'll probably like ask the dust
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ask the dust. I veto this. Read it and think mr bukowski here is your god
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>>12974328
Nah ive read alot. I dont believe in that kind of hierarchy of books

>>12974371
I guess i already did on accident.
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>>12974410

Your taste is pretty crap for someone who has "read a lot". I don't think you even know what that means and somehow doubt you are a Classicist.
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>>12974414
Then i guess i have crap taste

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what are the books THEY dont want you to know about?
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>>12972144
Atheists fear this book
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>>12972144
Anything by Samuel T Francis
Paul Gottfried critique of Neoconservatism
Anything by Christopher Lasch
The Man that would be queen for a critique of transsexualism
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Bunp
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Are talking of fedora overlords or (((them)))?
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>>12972144
The International Jew by Henry Ford

Go on /lit/, prove to me you’re not a drone. Post the actual non-meme last book you read which you overall had a negative opinion of.
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Mrs Dalloway
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Yasunari Kawabata - The Sound of the Mountain
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>he actually endures a book when he doesn't like it
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Dune

It was kind of interesting but that's as far as my praise for it goes. I also read Messiah and it was no better.
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The majority of people in their twenties do not have the capacity to genuinely evaluate literary craft without the help of secondary sources. To force someone to do it would turn them in to someone who comes up with opinions based on nothing.

Why do not you try to live reality instead of watching it in the distance?
Get closer to reality, without having to live a life marked by the suffering of trying to give the world a personality destroying yourself
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>>12974346
I don't shirk from reality. We are on this earth like a baby in the womb. Just as a baby develops in the womb in anticipation for the higher world to come, I develop here such that I can be accepted into God's kingdom.
This is the reality that we all yearn for.
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>>12974346
That's pleasant, it reminds me of a lake house that my family had in my youth. But what you wrote is naive.

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What did James Joyce mean by this?
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>>12973758
what the fuck did you just fucking say about me you little bitch I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in Lit 101 and have been involved in numerous debates and I've read Ulysses, IJ, GR, and Finnegans Wake twice each I am trained in postmodernism and I'm the top Marxist in US academia you are nothing to me but just another pseud I will wipe you the fuck out with streams of consciousness never before seen on this campus mark my fucking words
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>>12973757
>A day of dappled seaborne clouds. The phrase and the day and the scene harmonised in a chord. Words. Was it their colours? He allowed them to glow and fade, hue after hue: sunrise gold, the russet and green of apple orchards, azure of waves, the greyfringed fleece of clouds. No, it was not their colours: it was the poise and balance of the period itself. Did he then love the rhythmic rise and fall of words better than their associations of legend and colour? Or was it that, being as weak of sight as he was shy of mind, he drew less pleasure from the reflection of the glowing sensible world through the prism of a language manycoloured and richly storied than from the contemplation of an inner world of individual emotions mirrored perfectly in a lucid supple periodic prose?

It's the best part of the book
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>>12972767
Hopes for what?
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>>12973829
I always think Joyce is just pretty good and then I read him again and remember. Idk why that happens, doesn't seem to be a thing with other authors for me
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>>12973829
tfw only got what hes saying after writing out a 100 words question basically asking what did he mean by this

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the worst part of this whole novel was the fact every interaction and conversation was backed with genuine emotion and intellect put into their thoughts and words. there is no way i could imagine any other conversation going down than "oh okay" and someone looks back down at their phone
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Why are there so many stupid W&P bait threads lately?

Post representations of 7 deadly sins in literature. Both literary figures and characters suffice. I begin:
Envy - Mizoguchi (Golden Pavilion)
Sloth - Oblomov, Garfield
Pride - Achilles
Greed - almost everyone from Gogol's Dead Souls
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>>12971606
achilles should really be wrath
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>>12971606
Wrath - The Grapes
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shameful bump
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>>12971606
Ok, but off the top of my head
Envy- Humbert Humbert (for Clare Quilty)
Lust- Amnon (for Tamar)
Sloth- Miss Havisham (lives in a veritable Temple of Sloth)
Pride- Either The Judge, or V.
Greed- Ebenezer Balfour (from Kidnapped)
Wrath- Edmond Dantes
Gluttony- The Fat Boy (Pickwick)
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>>12971708
>Superbia
Best rendering for Pride; actually made a costume and went as it to a party two Halloween's back (essentially a distorted silver crown, an expressionless mask, and a body length red cape).

What are some books about a man getting his revenge on his past/society/enemies, but he's not portrayed sympathetically and more as a necessary evil?
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Go directly to this translation of this book and have a good time

It's basically about a bunch of asshole freebooters and soldiers spilling over from the thirty years war and shitting up some quaint German villages, so the villagers get together in militias and systematically annihilate them
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Not op but bump
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>>12973868
The Count of Monte Cristo
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>>12973882
based german villagers

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Hey /lit/, I'm trying to create a sexual fanfiction story that conjoins some of Dostoyevsky's novels. I'll write down the main plot and I hope I'll get some helpful feedback

Raskolnikov after his exile in Siberia decides to travel to the town of S- (Sonya has died of syphilis). Being in town for a few days he meets Ivan who has recovered from his illness (but due to some hallucinations is starting to turn queer). Dmitry isn't in town as after his escape from Siberia he travelled to America.

Raskolnikov and Ivan(now living in the same house) start developing feelings for one another and start experimenting with sexual activities. One day Alyosha enters their house without knocking being startled by the moans coming out of the house. Catching them in the act he faints. After waking up, Ivan and Raskolnikov try to explain their passions to Alyosha, Alyosha in turn accidentally reveals that he has a fetish for invalid people.

A few months pass Raskolnikov and Ivan live in a healthy relationship, Alyosha has accepted them both as they are. Alyosha's birthday is coming soon, so Ivan plans to go on holidays with his brother and his partner to Switzerland.

Arriving in Switzerland they find a nice place to stay at, near the Alps. Alyosha finds out their hotel is located near a psychiatric ward, making Alyosha really curious as to how can he use this to his advantage. Visiting the place, he meets an invalid man called Myshkin which is hardly able to talk.

Alyosha spends as much time as he can close to Myshkin, driven by his inner sexual desires. The day comes and it's time to celebrate Alyosha's birthday, but Raskolnikov brings Myshkin along to the party as a surprise for Alyosha, Myshkin and Alyosha exchange gazes once in they are in the room. Alyosha rushes to Myshkin's wheelchair and starts to kiss him.

The 4 men get intimate and start having sex in the living room almost knocking down the furniture that is lain around them. The moans coming from the men are echoed loud through the Alps ...

But, as fate has it a fatal knocking sound comes from the door. Our group filled with sexual pleasure, the dampness of their sweat and their moans are unable to pay attention to the knocking. The door opens slowly and to their surprise, brother Dmitry stood looking at them. Dmitry reaching into his pocket and grabbing a 5 shot revolver, starts firing at the naked men. Ivan is hit first, the bullet smashing his skull. Alyosha is Dmitry's second victim, the bullet gazing through his throat. Raskolnikov screeches in horror, seeing his soul mate lying dead on the ground, Dmitry started by Raskolnikov's loud scream unleashes his 3 shot in the naked man's heart. One man is left, Dmitry gazes in the eyes of Myshkin which show almost an emotion of ignorance to the whole situation. Myshkin receiving the fourth fatal shot leaves Dmitry as the last man standing in the room.

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>>12973135
give your username again
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>>12973139
You should still have it.
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>Sonya has died
Stopped reading here.
Not gonna read a sequel without best girl.
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this is a copypasta, r-right?
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I tried to discuss fanfiction as a phenomenon here and I got banned.
I hope OP gets banned too.
>>>/u/

anyone else had trouble with this book? Its not particularly hard or anything and its written well its just the lack of detail to the settings leaves alot of it to your imagination which is something so strange coming from someone who reads alot of dickens. I love the hacking sequences where Case is in Cyber Space because Gibson actually makes an effort to explain it even if its kind've a mindfuck and trippy the only issue is his lack of definition in actual settings. In the rastafarian zero gravity place, the huge fighting dome and a few others have close to no detail and its as if he expects you to already know what the place is exactly through a two sentence explanation. Loving it still, but anyone else have this issue?
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>>12971147
The lack of details in his descriptions are exactly what I like best about his work, he describes just enough to give your imagination something to work with but plenty of room to play.
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>>12971229
>>12971210
>>12971147

Neuromancer was a classic amongst technologists in the 80s, the same engineers and programmers who were developing the technology we have today. For this reason, Gibson had an inadvertent hand in the development of the internet. In fact he coined the term "cyberspace" and had great influence in data visualisation. So the points that...

>he writes in a way where the reader is already familiar with the setting and technology
>He literally had never touched any sort of computer

...arise partially from the fact that there is a weird dialectic relationship between Neuromancer and computing as we experience it today.
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>>12971147
I've read it maybe three times now, which for me to reread books is rare. But I do remember my first time around certain bits I found confusing. Hilariously it took me till my 3rd read throw to get the idea of the Cobra, my mind generated an image of basically a slinky with cylinders and pyramid tip on the end. The whole book is a little weird a trippy in its world building and vague. the pace of the story is too fast for the variety of the locations I found. A dated classic of its genre but a modern classic none the less
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>>12971155
the outdated kitsch aesthetic of cyberpunk stuff is what people find most appealing about it.
>>12973394
life imatates art :0)
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>>12971147
git gud

Read both crying and inherent vice. Found the latter much harder by far. Harder in the sense that I just couldnt percieve, for the life of me, the subtextual layers inside the novel. I got close but I just couldnt put my finger on it. I also couldnt figure out the tone of the novel either. Does it want to be comedic? Paranoid? What Does it want to say about the atmosphere post-Manson? It seems laid back, but keeps telling me how paranoid I should be. The beautiful paranoia of Crying, by comparison was much easier to percieve. That book is dark and windswept, psychotic, and funny. IV just seems confused and stoned.

Idk have I been ""pynch'd""?

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What's the best biography on this guy?
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>>12971990
Mein Kampf is an unironically pretty good read and there's no reason to start anywhere else.
I'm in the middle of pic related and it's pretty interesting; Hitler was kind of a dorky romanticist as a kid. It's like the kid Hitler that Kubizek is describing was totally shattered by WWI and its aftermath.
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My diary desu
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>>12971990
Fest, Kershaw, Toland

Read ‘The Hitler of History’ by John Lukacs for an overview and critique of the historiography of Hitler.
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The one that he has dictated (ROFLCOPER BTW) himself. mein campf.
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Mein Kampf, Inside the Third Reich and hitlers war are all really good Hitler books.

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Give me your most succinct refutation of metaphysical realism.
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There is such a thing as an ultimate reality but there is nothing that can be said of it, besides that it exists.
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>>12973647
>nothing that can be said of it
R E G U L A T I V E
P R I N C I P L E
P L E B
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>>12973881
Care to elaborate?
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>>12973896
Not my job to understand the things I post, Pee-Leb.
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>>12974240
Yes it is

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Where do I start with Fichte?
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You start with A
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>>12973049
As a non-shitpost, friedrich beiser's "german idealism: the struggle against subjectivism" is a really great guide to that whole era of german philosophy and has great exposition of both Kant and Fichte

So as a place to start that's probably good, but there's no point in trying Fichte before you know Kant inside out
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>>12973091
this, beiser is a good place to start but i would honestly start with Fate of Reason first. also, there's a good anthology of writings edited by george digiovanni (and i think someone else) called From Kant to Hegel.

i agree you can't really understand fichte except in deep historical context and as a response to kant. beiser's reading of him is a good starting place, because he gives you a historically situated, relatively holistic (and therefore hermeneutically plausible) reading, one that resolves some of the recurrent weird issues in fichte - like whether he thinks the fucking world exists or not (answer: beiser thinks he does).

but yeah to really appreciate fichte you have to have a deep understanding of what was at stake in the kantzeit, not just in kant's wake but in the whole philosophical crucible that the kantzeit represented, as a culmination of the early modern period and attempt to wrestle with its key ideas and their antinomies.
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Wikipedia. Because nobody knows who tf he is.
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Kant


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