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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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Leftist want to turn this board into reddit 2.0. In another thread that got deleted an anon commented that /pol/ threads are not related to liteture. Such retarded statement made me create this thread to prove that he is wrong. From now on, I and other anons are going to create a /pol/ general to debate and discuss /pol/ related literature. Post any /pol/ related in this general
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>>15054754
Its funny because we were baiting you retard, but go on
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>>15054761
>Implying I am one person.
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>>15054796
>Implying I was not baiting myself
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>>15053715
Here you go Mr. ESL low-energy bait, didn’t even recommend Codreanu
https://www.murdochmurdoch.net/various/
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>>15054439
Agreed, containment boards exist for a reason. Worst case a pol thread should be okay on mlp since 95% of the userbase is the same anyway.

what are the /lit/ classics with themes on man’s dark desires and traits manifesting into violence or evil?

I am thinking
>blood meridian
>heart of darkness
>american psycho
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hmmmm elliot rodgers manifesto would be a good place to start
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>>15054669
lmao, how is his prose?
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>>15054672
His prose is striking, howeverI find his spoken word particularly moving
E.g, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgeR_SFNB8
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Berserk
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>>15054744
miura the madman will turn his wrists into dust just drawing the crosshatching on guts’ left testicle

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Over the past few days I have been reading Dominique Venner's "Rebel Heart" as it was recently translated and published in my language.
I must say, it is an extremly interesting perspective on the war in Algeria. Published in 1994 it also gives an overview of the history and diversity of the French radical right, who over time realized that their Gaullist government was more of an enemy than the Muslim freedom fighters in Algiers.
Most importantly though, Venner allows the reader to gain insight to the motifs and feelings which moved the young generation in post-WW2 France.
Sadly and unbelievably it is not available in English so far, but perhaps a talented translator will take it upon himself to allow English readers access to this classical work in the future.

Besides his political activity Venner was also active as a historian and weapons expert. His mortal life ended in 2013 when he shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame cathedral.

Has anyone here perhaps read "Le cœur rebelle" in French or is at least familiar with the author?

From the chapter "Farewell to the Arms":
>The only truth is to hold oneself upright, come what may; to stand up to the absurdity of this world, thereby giving it form and purpose; to work and to fight as a man and to love as a woman. [...]
>Action and contemplation overlap more than one might imagine. Every man who dares to give himself an inner form is the creator of a world, a lone guardian at the borders between hope and the time.

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Anyone read this? Worth reading if you loved the show?
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>>15054708
The last 50-100 pages were a terrible wrap up to me and likely better off if they weren’t there. Great read otherwise. Haven’t watched the show yet.

I'd like religiontards (or retards, in plain language) to reply to this
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>>15050770
but even if they are inferior they are all we have, and he then gave them to us so ya just gotta roll with it
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>>15050635
>live a good life
Too late, we all sinned.
A future good deed doesn't undo our past sins.
In front of a perfectly holy God we all fall short, we are all guilty and filled with worms. None are righteous, even our good deeds are marked by selfishness.
We need a saviour.
Only Christ can redeem.
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>live a good life

Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God

/thread
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...and the Word was with God and the Word was God....And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son...For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 1.
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>>15052418
Not attain power. If you believe stoicism is a means towards power and money, you didn't get the point, and money and power is a foolish thing to want in the first place.

What /lit/ will convince me God exists?
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>>15054077
That's like saying why would God not want to have sex with God.
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>>15054108
I mean it's like thinking that it's okay to not have sex when you could. I suppose all of reality is God knowing himself. We are the content that God knows forever, therefore we be.
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>>15050226
https://www.amazon.com/Irrational-Atheist-Dissecting-Trinity-Hitchens/dp/1941631622
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>>15054217
>Nazi Germany was an atheistic regime
I guess thats why the catholic church allied themselves with Hitler and celebrated his birthday at the alter every year? Or why all Nazi soldiers had "Gott Mit Uns" engraved on their belt buckles, meaning God On Our Side? Or why the oath to the Führer began with "I swear by God..."? Or why Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf that he was doing God's work?

You can't revise history. Nazi Germany was deeply Christian, and Catholic demonization of Jews was a facilitating factor in the persecution of them.
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>>15054809
Hitler was only Christian because the Church had a lot of power, he and the NS were anti christanity later on

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1.) Go to: http://bodyvisualizer.com/male.html
2.) Post body
3.) Post favorite book
Let's see if there's any correlation.
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>>15053200
The Master and Margarita
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>>15053200
Plato, the Timaeus
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>sincere replies
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>>15053200
How to win friends and influence people
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>>15054773
Cringe post.

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>U.G Krishnamurti rejected the very basis of thought and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge. Hence he explained his assertions were experiential and not speculative – "Tell them that there is nothing to understand."
>Question: So you say that the mind doesn't exist. What does exist?
>UG: This [pointing to himself] is just a computer.

How based can one man be?
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>>15054637
>How is that supposed to be a btfoing of non-dualism? This is exactly what Advaita maintains that the Self is eternally present even in moksha despite there no longer being any Self/non-Self distinction
It never dies, but the link between "I" and thoughts no longer link or mix together. The people who sell nondualism as some sort of loving state or blah blah are fooling themselves How can one describe that? "Enlightenment" (will assume it is real) is purely biological, as UG described it as "calamity". But, hey dont take my word for it. "Alright if there is anything such as a non-dual state or have gone beyond mind why the hell are you describing that state as love, bliss, beatitude you are selling your own brand of cigarettes fooling us all and telling us all it is nicotine free but they are also cigarettes" - UG Krishnamurti
>advaita isn't monism and is actually opposed to it
I always thought they meant the same thing I'll have to re read about monism
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>>15054441
There's obviously something there - whatever processes are running.
>mind trick
Ah so the thing that isn't there is being tricked now? No-mind isn't the same as no mind.
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>>15054732
>There's obviously something there - whatever processes are running.
I mean no "I", but of course its happening in a uniformed way
>Ah so the thing that isn't there is being tricked now? No-mind isn't the same as no mind.
I meant to not get caught up in that, if there is awareness of "awareness" there is still a strong sense of "I"
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>>15053440
He's half-right. The brain is a 4-dimensional object that is scanned by meta-universal machinery in order to produce a conscious experience within that external machinery. There is no consciousness in the brain or the universe.
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>DUUUUUDE BRO SELF IS AN ILLUSION BRO WE'RE JUST THOUGHTS OF BUDDAH OR SOME SHIT LOL
>Ok, then prove your point by killing yourself right here right now, after all only a separate self would have any interest in self-preservation (hence the name)
>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ALSO PAY ME FOR MY SHITTY LECTURES

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I don't want books that are critical of hedonism I want ones that completely celebrate it
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>>15054330
there is no one outside the attributes
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If you're intent on embracing hedonism what need do you have for books?
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>>15054087
Niggason, do you think these two in your picture read any books?
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>>15054608
>vaticancatholic.com
Oh nonono
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>>15054087
Epicurus - On Hedonism

LOCKDOWN EDITION
BOOK CLUB Spin - Robert Charles Wilson https://mega.nz/#F!O1cFiKaS!hPf1KFnauX7PSaM5PJE3QA
RECS https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1029811-sffg
CHAT https://discord.gg/KWPCM7m
CHARTS https://mega.nz/#F!JrhSyY6S!7qmTPol52TnmpFOdbag7RQ
THREADS https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search2&search_subject=sffg
MANAGEMENT https://calibre-ebook.com/download
BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS https://forum.mobilism.org/viewforum.php?f=120

Previous thread: >>15019856 (Cross-thread)
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>>15054610
It's just trippy as shit, man. Everything you think you've discerned of the narrative and characters is exactly what you were meant to discern. Everything that seems misty and vague is beautifully, inexorably so. It's Wolfe, baby.
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>>15054731
He won't tell you because he doesn't actually read to know anything to recommend and read.
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>>15052923
she is a ragging lesbian and it is impossible for her to keep her filthy deranged fetishes out of every page she has ever written..
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>>15052271
Based
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>>15053370
There is a Picard book releasing soon which is a prequal to the show.

e.g, making money, being recognized, having fun. What drives you to write.
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>>15054675
anon can't even spell "relief", he doesn't count.
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I write so that I can leave something behind for my family to enjoy once I die.
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>>15054690
>>>15054528 (OP)
Culturally appropriating Southern dialect?
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>>15054528

I've already given up on becoming rich or famous. Even though I share most of my writings online for free, not many care. I guess I just want to leave some proof behind that I existed, that I tried to create something different, instead of just being wagecuck number 903816478113.
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>>15054528
Hatred. I want to put my perspective on the world into words so that other people can read them and also be miserable.

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itt: we write our own rupi kaur poems
>he was
>a skater boy
>i was
>a ski resort
and shit like that.
:)
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>>15052416
I thought that was Steve Rambo until I did reverse image search.
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i am like a mushroom
i am soft
pliable
delicate
and can spawn fungus
this is me
as a woman
this is you
uncomfortable
with my nature
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english's
not my language
but when i shitpost
i feel it is
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for me he was
a god
for him I was
the kale
of buffalo wings
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sometimes
i like to smile
when i feel sad

Why hasn’t been there no great Anglo philosophers after him? What happened to Anglo s?
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They all became economists, scientists, and colonizers

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I always know when a girl comments/makes a thread on /lit/ and we are clearly better readers and have better taste than the average /lit/ poster, yet men keep talking about how women don't read and how bad female authors are (while actually never reading them). Women who are into literary fiction and philosophy often have studied way more than men, are more specialized and at the same time open to more authors, while lots of men come here after reading Crime and Punishment and other entry level books for the first time and think they know everything about literature. Everything most young men worship on /lit/ is stuff women who post here and other older male anons read in their adolescence. Really makes you think.
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>>15054709
postscript: try to not post in 4chan when you're in your period
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This is why I stick to antiquity. Its raining men Hallelujah!
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>this thread
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>>15054756
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>>15054684
based


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