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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.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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Books about being a coomer?
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my diary desu
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>>16891199
Your diary desu
>>16891203
Alternatively this
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Sabbath theater
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>>16891199
bonk
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>>16891199
In Search of Lost Time

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Do you consider yourself an aspiring writer? Describe this woman in your best prose.
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>>16891158
Yes. You never admired beautiful family members?
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THE SUCKBAGS OF A KIKE
BRING MY CUMMIES TO FLIGHT
ooOoo, oOoo, I THINK, I MIGHT-
AHHHHH GOOSH...ah, A DELIGHT
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>>16891193
>not GUSH IN DELIGHT
bonk
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>>16885186
she looks like gotham bruce wayne tranny
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literally looks like a dick and balls...

Anyone here a librarian at a library or university in the USA? I need to know if librarians are allowed to disclose information about books in their catalog and history. Specifically

>Amount of books with a certain word in their title
>Number of books that were searched with those certain words
>All the books ranks in question including their title and author and published years
>borrowing history of said books
>condition of the book
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>>16891107
why wouldn't they be able to?
none of that's anykind of personal info
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>>16891107
They have computers you can use for it, just ask them
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>>16891134
>why wouldn't they be able to?
>none of that's anykind of personal info
I was under the presumption you need to be a library card holder of that library to get that info, and they wouldn’t give it because of privacy

>>16891140
Do you think they’ll respond? I’m actually disabled so the only way I can contact them is phone calls and emails. I can’t physically get there

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Thoughts on critical theory?
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>>16891159
Economic protectionism when there isn't free trade within the country: based
Economic protectionism when there is free trade within the country: cringe, gay, probably hasn't read basic economic thought
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>>16890491
It destroys your nation, it destroys your culture, it destroys your racial consciousness.
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>>16890491
It's for wealthy leftoids who are either indifferent to or explicitly pro capitalism, but still need to feel like they are challenging the status quo.

It's the reason I feel more at home with nationalists or populists these days.
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>>16891159
Euros do they just decided to import immies

Cope
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>>16891206
Yes, I'm describing the Euro's who are voting for niggers

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it seems like we only talk about the same small handful of books here. post a book that isn't one of those and try to convince other anons to read it.

i think most anons read portnoy's complaint and drop roth entirely. i've never seen a thread about any other book of his which is a shame because while portnoy's is very funny it doesn't show off roth's skill in writing realistic characters as well as this one. roth's best protags are men that you feel will but on a brave face no matter what and the choice to explore them using a third oerson perspective is a smart one since their being unemotive lends itself to all kinds of speculation. this book is easily in my top five.
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ok anon I just ordered a copy. don't fuck me
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>>16891049
I thought this novel was great when I read it a few years ago. I only recently read Portnoy. With both I felt like Roth was a very perceptive, pragmatically minded author, very conscious of being grounded in a particular context, and happy to write from that perspective. He never reaches for anything "beyond" what is clear to him through observation and experience, and never tries to reach stylistically beyond what is required to elegantly articulate what he wants to say. I really like him for this: for his ability to write, for his insight, for his strange angle on realism. But I don't love him like I love the guys who risk going over the top, either stylistically (Shakespeare, Nabokov, Joyce, etc) or substantively (Melville, Faulkner, Borges, McCarthy, etc.). All and all a really solid novelist though, and gives a great snapshot of American culture for a certain class of people at a certain period of time. He makes no presumptions toward universality in his writing, so I can't really fault him for not achieving it.
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>>16891049
I've read The Ghost Writer, Portnory, Zuckerman Unbound and The Breast. He's a great writer that no one cares about imo. Zuckerman Unbound was my favorite.

>>16891183
This is fair. I think what I've read of The Counterlife was a bit more stylish (even Gass said so)

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>it's another comfy winter getting lit with the boys on /lit/, reading books, pretending to have read books, becoming enlightened, talking shit, and doing literally, LITERALLY, nothing else

Now that's the life.

What are ya
>readan
>thinkan
>playan
>doing
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>>16888683
not a fag and looks gay but I like it a lot desu
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>>16884193
read the rational male as soon as possible if you haven't, has helped me a lot
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>>16885401
Hows knausgaard min kamp. Been thinking about reading it
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>>16890250
Fuck off back to R3ddit faggot
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>>16888024
>>Wheat, like Jewry, is an insidious poison whose cultivation started in the Levant
One of the most mindblowing things I've read on this board. You could replace What with a lot of things and it would have the same effect.

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>current readings
>favorite philosophers
>favorite poets
Others rate and recommend stuff
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>>16882923

Currently reading
>Petrarca
Favourite philosophers
>Weil
>Nietzsche
Favourite poets
>Rimbaud
>Rilke
>Trakl

looking for rec suiting these tastes
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>>16890362
If you like Petrarca and know spanish, check out Garcilaso de la Vega.
I haven't read Rimbaud yet, and Rilke is interesting.
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>>16890656
taking notes. only experience i had with spanish poetry till now was with luis de gongora and i was quite impressed
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Are there any poets today worth looking at? or is the only good poetry ever written behind us now?
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>>16891201
I'm sure there are, but they are hard to find.
I used to follow this blog which includes a lot of modern poets from all over the world, but the site is in spanish.
https://poetassigloveintiuno.blogspot.com/?m=1

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Never has a book made me more angry
Now I understand how a jew feels like when he reads Mein Kampf
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>>16888455.
I prefer ancient Central Asian groups like Sogdians, Bactrians, and Medes.
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>>16878948
Don’t tell me you’re really as gay as you seem
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>>16887683
Good
>>16887692
All men are men they are bad, good, and everywhere in between. Race is a pointless distinction.
>>16887766
Ethnocentrism serves Neoliberalism by fostering disunity. We overcome them by banding together not as races but as members of our nation with shared interests.
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Those books never answer the most important questions, "Why should I care about black/oppressed groups?" and "When I put them into positions of power, who says those people won't take revenge for the failings of my ancestors?"
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>>16888717
Ralph Ellison, W.E.B Dubois, Malcolm X, James Baldwin. Typical individuals that stew over the souls of the American Black.

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Is this guy still revered as a God or are people waking up and realizing he's full of shit, especially for his defiling of the perception
of Christ?
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>>16891083
>he rights like a dumbass and it doesn't surpize me
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>>16891120
nietszche be sayin day dose who be believin in grammar are stoopid cuz like dey be in white myn logic
dis language be my truth and all interpretatation be interpretatations so like liderally you be Nazi
lanfuage be volvin n sheit
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>>16891137
Nietzsche would kill postmodernists alive right now
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>>16891137
strawman so big the server needed an hour to upload your post
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>>16891177
Nietzsche was the first post-modernist, bruh. He set it off.

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Books on the history and science of traditional shamanism and its rituals and practices?
I think there's a lot to learn from natural religions and apart from that its pretty interesting.
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>>16888884
carlos castaneda, only.
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>>16888884
Michael Harner
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Eliade -- Shamanism is the standard reference work
>>16889936
This has received some flak for being fictional but it is a decent practitioner perspective and contains some nonfictional elements regarding traditions
>>16891076
This is pretty good but is more neoshamanism than traditional shamanism

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How to report a spelling mistake I found in a book, I will raise hell over this. I bought this book and I expect it to be error free, how do I complain too.
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In the 70s some publishers used to sometimes send out freebies to people who pointed out typos in their books, or so I have heard. You probably won't get that but might as well send them an email
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>>16889715
I will do this, thanks!
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>>16889059
Write an email to the publisher or something.
They'll probably never fix it because if you're in the US, they'd need to resubmit the book to the Congress of Library and all that archival bullshit that costs time and money to renew the registry.
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>>16889059
Based Godel, Escher, and Bach reader.
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small errors are introduced to prove when something has been illegally copied. That just blew your mind didn't it.

What did I think of it?
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I knew a German lady that listened to this book to better her English. She was loudly telling me about it saying the title loads not understanding She was saying a very naughty word lol.
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>>16890114

Agatha Christie mystery, it’s comfy, maybe one of her best, unfortunate title keeps it alive in people’s mind.

Most print it as Indian boys now.
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>write whodunnit
>it's completely obvious who did it halfway through
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>>16890446
Seems pretty obvious just by the title
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>>16890446
In this one? I don't remember that
I read it in 7th grade but I remember being pissed off at the copout solution of one of the earlier "victims" just faking his own fucking death

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>Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it--far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the score of the distance.

Are you fucking kidding me
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>>16890190
what is a traduction

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I'm trying to read Snow Country but it's so boring and I give up trying to read. The guy stares at a girl on a train, then stares at his hand, then stares at a girl. How do I keep reading? I have no problem reading American literature (Hemingway, Heller).
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>>16891195
I read The Sound of The Mountain and Thousand Cranes and those are probably easier to read. There's something to Snow Country that's sorta difficult for me too. I think of the two The Sound of The Mountain is easiest to read. He might be a slightly hard to read author based on what I've read.




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