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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.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
https://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://b-ok.cc/
http://libgen.rs/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading
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Are you incapable of making decisions without the guidance of anonymous internet strangers? Open this thread for some recommendations.

write what's on your mind

incel free edition
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>>20376421
Did he really say that?
Doesn't he have a daughter himself?
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>>20376540
jesus, mary and joseph, is that a big titty goth girl that i see there?
does she have a bf?
will she be my gf?
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>>20376208
Please don't cite porn as a source of insight and life experience. It only confirms that you are in fact a total coomer and your synapses are so fried by porn that they no longer fire.
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>>20376547
i grew up in a bohemian college town with a decent amount of big titty goth chicks, they always came off as teases who wouldn't put out, if you wanted to get some, you needed to chill with the stoner chicks
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>>20376551
Porn shows you what women really are, anon.

How do you guys train your reading comprehension? Depending on the book it can be difficult to absorb the messages and ideas into my retard brain.
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Just read slower.
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>>20376197
I read Jung's rambling with 4 hours of sleep.
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Read when you can comprehend.
I only really work the first week of the month and a little at the very end of the month. On those days I get up at 8, drink a coffee and wait for my brain to boot up, then I read and go to work at 1. When I get back I'm too tired to think so I usually don't read but sometimes I might turn 2-3 pages in order to at least get something done before going to bed. Or when I know I don't have to go the next day I take a 1 hour nap when I get back and then drink a coffee at 9pm or so. Then I can read a good 5 hours while being able to comprehend the text.

If I'm at home I tend to get up at 9-10 and then follow a similar procedure but nowadays I end up tired at around 5 in the evening so I sleep a bit and then do the same thing as mentioned above. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't work. Reading requires your mind to be present. If the fucking chemicals in your mush don't hit right you feel different. Sometimes it's best to just set the fucker aside and do something else till you can get back to it and pick up what's important. You shouldn't force yourself to read, it's not a job.

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Best books that predicted the future?
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>>20376445
>Brave New World
Hardly a prediction when he had insider information and was basically just sharing it with the world.
His family were one of the main architects of the early stages of global homogenization (UNESCO and the like)
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>>20376454
>His family were one of the main architects of the early stages of global homogenization (UNESCO and the like)
That is so fucking funny.
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>>20376454
>global homogenization
I don't think that means what you think it does
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>>20376517
it's true in both senses
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>>20376517
>the process of making things uniform or similar
???
It means EXACTLY what he thinks it does.

Lardes Americani always let this board's only decent thread die. What texts are you currently reading, amici mei?
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>>20376357
does this work the other way around too?
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>>20376357
Rectissime, anon-san. Konichiwassemini semper, fratres
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I'm trying to make my way through LLPSI Familia Romana as effectively as possible, so I bought the english companion that explains grammar in more detail

Would it be most effective to read a chapter, read the accompanying chapter in the companion book, then re-read the chapter in FM again?
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>>20376481
How I'm doing it, I read the chapter a few times, read the companion, go back for a bit and by the end of the week move onto the next chapter.
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>>20376415
In my experience yes. When I was studying Japanese I would frequently tell my one classmate that this or that are very similar to quite common constructs in Latin and try explaining how they functioned using the Latin counterparts as a comparison of sorts.

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How would a series like this be received in today's culture?
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>>20374303
About the same as it was received during its own time.
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I'm from India should I read it?
To be honest I am a bit of a cuck but I don't really feel cucked when I see Indian women sleep with white males. There needs to be more cuck content where a guy is actively deprived
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>>20374303
With fear and trembling
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>>20375025
It would be recieved like pic related was bashed by the wider public for serface level shit but would develop a cult following of people who get it. Plus retards like >>20375110 who just see the serface level but like it anyway.
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>>20374303
Accepted, but the target audience would be Indian women.

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Does Houellebecq have FAS and if so how has it informed his writing?
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No just French
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>caring about FAS
>when all people born before 1993 were exposed to unreasonable levels of LEAD worldwide
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>>20376506
>society went soft because men have lower testosterone now? fuck off i dont believe in that right wing bullshit

>DID YOU KNOW HOW MUCH LEAD WAS IN THE WATER
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>>20376406
He doesn't even look like FAS

trips say what i ask at the "questions" section.
quads say what i yell out during.
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>>20376257
i quite like this one.
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At what age should you be considered retarded if you’re still reading YA?
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>>20376380
You should be moving on to better things by 10.
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>>20376096
ask her on her opinion of the age of consent
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>>20376242

you motherfuckers tricked me again
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>>20375178
exact same it's dogshit
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>>20376461
No it's a bad book. The plot is needlessly obscure, some passages are nice, but it's obnoxious and has no goal of transcendence. Also your entire post is: "Smart ppol like book because smart ppol like smart book."
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>>20376494
>The plot is needlessly obscure, some passages are nice, but it's obnoxious and has no goal of transcendence
The most filtered I've ever seen someone by GR.
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>>20376533
>The most filtered I've ever seen someone by GR.
That's not an argument for artistic merit but an excuse for the lack of it. Christ became the archetype of mankind's messenger override Osiris, Hermes, and Krishna using elementary school level language. You don't need fancy words, high-end syntax, or even obscure plots to reach the pinnacle of human achievement which is arrived at by will and compassion along. It's a very very very bad book.
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>>20376541
i didn't get calvinism until i read gravity's rainbow, it is most def a religious text

The hated Peter Hitchens
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>>20375791
Would have loved to have seen the debate between them
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>>20375680
Even worse than his brother.
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>>20376337
It wouldn't be what you expect. They previously agreed not to rip into each other out of their bond as brothers for the sake of their respective audiences.
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>>20376337
There is a debate between them, it's on YouTube
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He went after no-fault divorce.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e2vFc1AIOA

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post art, get a book recommendation
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>>20375452
either three men in a bummel or the peregrine
>>20362323
something by john muir.
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>>20362897
Frankenstein
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reccs please :)
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>>20375837
i said maldoror for the skeleton smoking a cig but this one is actually exactly like maldoror
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>>20375311
decameron

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Post stories about authors being terrible people.
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>>20358343
I don't know you dumb filthy yuro degenerate. Maybe it's just the fact that most people think it's bad enough to want to fuck kids but it's an even more disgusting to publicly advocate for it.
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>>20358623
Lol at Jewish faggots outing a closeted German nerd out of pure heeb jealousy. They really have no shame.
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>>20358625
Y-you anon...
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>>20360750
>>20360302
I can confirm it's quite entertaining and interesting to hear his views on the leading English politicians of interwar time and how the upper class folk lived back then.
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>>20359533
Socrates is not in that list, and his view was the same as the US constitution: it can be good or bad depending on who gets enslaved; that is because the 13 allows to enslave criminals.
Plato was an authoritarian piece of shit that wanted everybody to become slaves to the state.
Aristotle was more pro-slavery than the regular dixie cracker.

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holy shit this mf loves words..
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>>20373970
What's the problem? He's analysing her and their relationship together like a piece of art, which all the characters in The Golden Bowl do to each other.
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>>20373574
this is really good stuff, idk what people are complaining about the sentences, not really even that bad desu, I expected something a lot worse based on all the memes.
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>>20373574
>a semi-colon?
>why no, I've, that is, the person who is, actually, now present, has never heard of such a thing
>how, could you, tell?
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>>20374497
>>20374604
>female
this is ironic right?
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>>20376503
There are good women writers out there anon. Not every woman writer in history was a virtue signaling BLM ACAB blue checkmark.

ITT: post an album and get a book rec
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>>20376334
The dead sea scrolls
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>>20374782
Against Nature by Jk Huysmans
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>>20374180
>getting upset when well respected and popular albums get posted in an album thread
Why feel the need to be a smug cunt? Just appreciate your supposed superiority in silence
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>>20376334
Apocrypha

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>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)
https://mega.nz/folder/kj5hWI6J#0cyw0-ZdvZKOJW3fPI6RfQ/folder/guIyhAzS

>Archive
>>>>>>https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search2&search_subject=sffg

>Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1029811-sffg

>A link to the ultimate colossal science fiction and fantasy collection torrent
>>>/t/1023504

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>>20376467
Just remember that every possible use of your time is a waste regardless as we're all going to be dead in the end anyway.
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>>20376480
That's why I subscribe to nihilistic hedonism
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>>20376480
this but unironically
>>20376467
just plagiarize that shit, that's how everyone gets by in college
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>>20376394
Not to get too /pol/ but I don’t actually know if he got the internet wrong. Make Demosthenes Q and Locke a TikToker and makes sense.

When I was a kid I also thought his Second Warsaw Pact shit was stupid, but hey maybe with more time.
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I will now read your book.




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