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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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What little episode/passage from an artist's biography/notebook/letter made you think
>omg he is literally me
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>>14175997
she'll do
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milk truk just arrive
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>>14175997
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I'M GONNA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTCHOOO!!
wew, sorry guys.
Ok, to answer OP's question, one book that ma- *notices OP's pic* wow holy SHIT!!! THOSE BAZOOGAS ARE HHHYYYUUUUUUUUUUUUGGEE!!!
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>>14175997
>that'll do pig, that'll do
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>>14176013
>>14176053
calm down, little boys.

try finding a girl more your equal in endowment

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WHY THE FUCK all political movements today are some sort of tribalist shit? And why the idea of the individual is rejected by both right and left(White men, "niggers" , women)
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>>14175834
>politics is based on group you belong to

And that's a bad thing
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>>14175466
seriously reply: google Scott Alexander's "I can Tolerate Anything but the Outgroup"

probably wont answer all the questions you have about tribalism tendencies within humans (seriously? you're a Warriors fan?) but it provides a nice examination of the issue
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>>14175466
>falling for the individual/collective dichotomy
You'll never make it anon
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>>14175919
Yeah, politics of a country should be based off of the indigenous population's values
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Universal politics died when 'Socialism in One Country' was first formulated.

>OMG I love literature

Did Aristotle actually say this?
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Not in Politics, which is where you'd expect it. Maybe in The Athenian Constitution I guess?
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It's specious, pic related is another quote I need source on

You have been visited by the literary gas station attendant of good fortune! Many great ideas and extra pages of finished work will come to you, but only if you reply “ding ding, fill er up, Gaskun!” In this thread
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>>14167823
ding ding, fill er up, Gaskun!
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>>14175924
You and I both know that's not why I mentioned Mr. T ;)
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ding ding, fill we up, Gaskun!
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>>14167823
ding ding, fill er up, Gaskun!
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>>14167823
ding ding, fill er up, Gaskun!

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Write what's on your mind
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>>14175969
It seems like you've intentionally defined friendship as something unattainable. By requiring other people to do what is impossible before you recognize their friendship, you allow yourself to wallow in unmerited self-pity. Friendship exists not in the completion of intimacy, but in the mere openness with which intimacy begins. You have set as a pre-requisite what is the unreachable end. Therefore, the thing you desire can never begin. If you do not even know yourself in full, how can someone else?
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does anyone know of any forums more specifically centered on spirituality and sacred texts/practices without the housewife yoga crowd? I like to discuss such things on here but it always feels a bit off topic- plus, the general sadness of this place is starting to feel harmful and I'd like to get away
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>>14175959
How are we gonna decide what the universal truth is though?
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>>14176037
/r/streamentry
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Why did society end up like this?

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Quite possibly the most based book of this millenium
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>>14175340
>You dont come off as insane or anything.
>>14175610
>You won't be keeping shit after I'm done with you you slimy kike piece of faggot shit.


Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

Well that was fun. Im off to bed.
Nighty night, dont let the jews bite.
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>>14175340
You're not sending your best Shlomo.
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>>14175661
>He replies with a latin phrase
God the sights I will show you once I lay my hands on you. It will be magnificent!
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>>14175400
Yes I think I do know you. You're Gideon Shekelstealer, (25) Holocaust survivor and author of the Nobel prize winning poetry collection 'La la la The Holocaust! La la la Jews are the Best! La la la la I can't hear you!'

I haven't read it but all of the newspaper reviewers were enthralled. Hollywood even more so. And didn't it win the Jewish supremacist society's prize for 'Best not stolen by a Jewish publishing house from a gullible goyim writer' award?

Amazing. How's Israel? How's the children's blood you can only buy there? Is it rejuvenating?

Anyway keep in touch. There's lots of other Jews on here but you're my favourite.
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>Yes I think I do know you. You're Gideon Shekelstealer, (25) Holocaust survivor and author of the Nobel prize winning poetry collection 'La la la The Holocaust! La la la Jews are the Best!

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What do you think about him? Is he worth reading? If so, what are his best works?
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>>14174893
morrowind
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>>14174987
It is. People are free to read whatever they want, but reading HP is not fruitful use of one’s time. It’s the mental equivalent to passively eating popcorn.
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>>14174663
Has any student of his wandered this dungeon here?
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>>14174663
500 pages a day, anons. Always remember that.
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His opinions on psychoanalysis/Marxist interpretations are the last glint of hope in modern criticism.

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Hey /lit/, have you read Open Borders yet??? We need to stop building barriers and start embracing each other.
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coming to a city near you
https://nypost.com/2019/11/05/women-killed-in-mexican-cartel-murders-had-alleged-ties-to-sex-cult-nxivm/
also enjoy your $2 an hour as the labor market is flooded
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i support anything that will destroy the great satan
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>>14175178
>tfw ywn embrace
thanks for the reminder. asshole
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>>14175823
go back to /pol/, illiterate. the point isn't about whether you want Asians in American schools or not, the matter of the law could be anything. the point is about what law "is".

in this case, the judge rules that the law should be this certain way because of temporary exigencies, and that the law should be changed when the country has changed. she's misunderstanding the original, eternal purpose of law, which is to BE the unchanging standard of the nation. she wants the law to change around the nation's mores, as if the purpose of the law isn't to create certain mores which cannot be changed. her inability to grasp this most basic precept shows that the concept of law in this country is already in a state of decline, no longer performing the function of law. imagining citizenship as secure under these conditions is laughable.

that you yourself are incapable of seeing the principle, distracted by one incidence of its execution, shows a general national indifference to what would undergird the aspiration toward law itself.
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It will be the in vouge thing a little with people travelling everywhere being rootless retards since there are still some unique cultures left when those are mostly gone its likely new ethnicities will form and well be back at square one.

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It's Friday. Why are you here?
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It's know it's hard to believe but I'm actually getting some reading done by marathoning individual chapters then posting here
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>>14175781
waiting for the tests to pass
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>>14175781
Because I have the flu and I'm a bit delirious. Nothing more fun than shitposting when nothing feels real.
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I didn´t even know what day it is or was
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I have to go to work early tomorrow.

the age of man is over
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>>14175384
sometimes we cant help but say: "stereotypes are there for a reason"

let me guess, she also likes to cry "muh patriarchy"
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>>14175792

They could keep Tolkine in the backroom and only hand him out to those who ask for him.
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>>14175792
probably because these bookstores are capitalistic establishments with the primary goal of generating profit for its owners and/or shareholders

shes free to submit her "its probably garbage" fantasy work to some feel-good "we promote non-white, non-male authors" place
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>>14175343
>competing
I checked her books on Google, she can't even compete with Christopher Paolini.
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>>14176040
You're assuming her work sucks, though. What if it's actually good?

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OH GOOOOOOD, I'M GONNNNA--OH GOD.
I'M GONNNNA MOOOOOOOOM
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>>14175927
Anon had never felt the joy of being milked before. It was like a dozen little orgasms combined with the release of internal pressure highly reminiscent of pissing. It made the anon cow cry out in pleasure as her sore teats were sucked dry one fateful day on the factoy farm.

If only anon hadn't stuck his dick in a milking machine then none of this would have happened.
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>cooming?
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enjoy shit in your cereal i guess
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>>14175927
Where do these wojaks come from?
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>>14175944
>thinks I care
THEY DO IT FOR FREE

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>be in ancient greece and rome
>women get treated like shit and female fictional characters are seen as manipulative, wicked and jealous individuals
>fast foward to middle age
>a pack of virgin incels rotting in monasteries take over literary culture
>women in fiction are revered like angels on earth though they're still wicked and manipulative towards their knights
Really makes you think
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>>14174836
>women were a social construct in rome
shut the fuck up.
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>>14173693
Religious peity that would make modern people blush. When you have everything you wont die for anything
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>>14175939
People back then communicated far more than modern people. Our society geared around compliance and electronic stimulation has made us far, far less emotional.
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>>14175982
i mean this just isn't true, read any book written prior to 1850s and if it has true and honest dialogue of common people you'll realise they spoke a bastardized form of whatever the common language was, largely dialect driven with multipurpose regional words and always centered around 'do this' 'put this here' 'take this object' 'give me this' 'meet me here' 'stop talking' etc.

speaking is not communication and never has been. so if you mean holistic communication, like eye contact and body language and a type of existing in the moment sure. but objectively speaking, people had less than 1000 words up until the 1930s. just read ww1 or ww2 letters from the front lines. it reads like a 5th grader trying to spell it out.
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>>14173609
ummm, actually?
There are based women in ancient writers as well.
Every heard of fucking Penthesilea? Penelope? Caeneus?

How much does /lit/ respect them? I'm from Czech Republic and very much interested in how others view our literature.
Pic somewhat related.
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>>14175570
Svejk is best book ever. Know it by heart.
Lituania
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>>14174131
I'm Polish and I really love Švejk. My father quotes it all the time
Hrabal is also rather popular in my country, I read Closely Watched Trains and it was great.
Writers like Milan Kundera, Karel Čapek are rather well-known, and recently Jáchym Topol came about, heard about him in a radio programme.

also there's a popular Polish writer who has written extensively about Czechia and Czech people - Mariusz Szczygieł.
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>>14175322
as for Kafka, I think Czechs like to think of him as one of their own, but so do Germans, Austrians and Jews. I think it's most fair to just call him an Austro-Hungarian citizen
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>>14175322
he spoke czech and lived in prague. he’s a czech writer, but he’s also a german writer, jewish writer, austro-hungarian writer etc
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>>14174623
Kundera is based and almost all of his work is worth reading.


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