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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 there any books that explain why China is absolutely mogging the West currently?
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>>17646834
Yet China is still considering a "developing nation" and is therefore subject to less regulation???
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>>17648140
Are you retarded or what?
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>>17648300
America doesn't need to be the global super power it just needs to be America
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Finnegan's wake
Understanding media by Marshall McLuhan
Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton
The chrysanthemum and the sword
The cantos of Ezra Pound
The man in the high castle
Simulacra and simulation
Fanged noumena
Blood meridian
Etc
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>>17648307
You know that America we know has gone

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With these 10 books you can rebuild the entirety of the western civilization:
>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - Wittgenstein
>Either/Or - Kierkegaard
>The City of God - Augustine
>Summa Theologica - Aquinas
>The Holy Bible
>In Search of Lost Time - Proust
>The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky
>Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
>The Man Without Qualities - Musil
>War and Peace - Tolstoy
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>>17645954
>No Infinite Jest
Dropped
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>>17646339
this is literally /lit/, basedjack
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>>17646636
Okay so go back another ~ 40 years
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>>17647623
Wittgenstein never read the Greeks, they're not important.
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>>17648221
I ascribe that late wittgenstein doesn't have such animosity against the ancient greeks as early wittgenstein. where he had an antithetical remark against socrates in particular. i think wittgenstein warmed up to kierkegaard's conception of socrates in a subjective love for metaphysics rather than ontology or dogma.

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What is the final solution to the library problem?
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>>17647334
what are you interested in anon?
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>>17642965
>Because no one uses libraries anymore
I use them, not right now since covid restrictions made taking out books a pain in the ass, but once things go back to normal I plan on using them again.
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>>17637343
>yes mother I am going to the library once again
>plays world of tanks with the homeless guy for the next three hours
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>>17647859
Maybe she's so based she's woke on the WQ and knows that's basically what women are good for
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>>17637117
>DO THIS
>DO THIS
>DO THIS

No, fuck off. I always hate when they impose their ideas like if they were orders or something.

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Which way /lit/ man?
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bump
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>>17647868
Well, black has less calories.
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I like my women
like I like my coffee
dark and full of liquor
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>>17648341
>>17648344
Take the antinatalist pill, bros.
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>>17648387
I am the anti-natalistpill. It is my job to instill a sorts of which in each person that slowly inches the philosophy of all time to reach its final ascension to the heights of life.

Almost all replies in this thread are horrible
https://twitter.com/lananasparle/status/1363335236088692737
>I can't read old book because it says nigger in it
>Of Mice and Men killed the disabled guy, how ableist

Post the worst replies you can find, I don't have the heart to scroll any further.
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>>17647630
/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.
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>>17647662
Use nitter
Just replace the twitter.com part of the url with any of the instances
https://nitter.42l.fr/lananasparle/status/1363335236088692737
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>>17648377
oly lifting is just more athletic, it increases your ability to jump and sprint and stuff. anyway I don't have a problem with the compound lifts as long as you also train pullups/dips and do cardio or hill sprints or something
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>>17648039
>I WILL NEVER BE A, AS I e n j o y TO CALL THEM, DOUCHE-BRO. I WILL NEVER INJECT TO MYSELF THOSE CREATINE AND PROTEINE TO GET BIGGER.

Bro, come to the gym. We can talk about books there. You will feel better and stop being a lardass.
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>>17648312
I know faggot, and this sort of behaviour is making it worse

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Is this worth reading?
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>>17644084
amen brother
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>>17639878
This is funny as fuck. Imagine writing this lol.
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>>17646805
I certainly don't. They wouldn't let /pol/ exist if it were actually have an appreciable impact
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>>17646825
I don't know where you live but in the West Islam is part of the culture war as in 'how much should Islam be tolerated, is Islam dangerous to us' and so on. This is a perspective that treats you as an outsider/other of course, but it's the mirror to how a Muslim society might treat an infidel or something I suppose. Also as I understand it Islam itself has stuff to say about 'culture war' topics like patriarchy, lgbt, family, and the relation of religion and the state.
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>>17647256
>Reality is that it was a reaction image that took on a life of its own.
And was then created into the image of the alt right, which is what she was saying.

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which one is worst ?
>God exist, He doesn't care
>God exist, He's a sick fuck
>God doesn't exist at all
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>>17648184
>oh, cool bro did you found your own meaning ?
>let me stick this probe into your brain pain center for all eternity
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>>17648197
its still better than both the other options you nigger
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They're all true. So they're all the worst.
Flag.
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>>17648176
The worst of them all
>God exists, He's too busy with other things
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>>17648176
First one would be based.

POST HERE YOUR QUESTIONS THAT DON'T DESERVE THEIR OWN THREAD:
>Books with X theme?
>What am I in for?
>What was his/her problem?
>Books like X?
>Do I need to read X to understand Y?
>other questions I can't think of right now

This is an experiment, /lit/ is complaining lately.
I think this could help the board quality overall.
Direct all questions that in your opinion don't deserve their own thread to here.
Keep this thread open if you like to help fellow anons out with their questions.
Turning this in a general avoids newfags asking those same questions over and over again.
Also, other repetitive posts that don't really need their own thread can be directed here.


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>>17636229
I'm pretty sure there's English language courses in German universities. Plus it is a pretty comfy country so I'd go for it
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>>17646703
Buy books for decoration, and grab a kindle for reading.
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>>17642215
>I was sad when I heard the mod developer passed away. Definitely a unique guy.
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>>17646703
Just buy a kindle.
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>>17633894
Take notes, annotate, sum up the main points of each chapter

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Give me a list of some good /fitlit/ writers

I already have:

Mishima
Nietzsche
Evola
Homer
Caesar

Do you have any more?
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>LARPing homsexual
>proto NEET who probably couldn't do a single push up
>autist that literally thought he's a wizard
>2 guys that have been dead for over 2000 years
cringe
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>>17648360
cringe cringer bashing a fellow seeking self-improvement
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>>17648360
just like it's a cringey thing being dead for over a 2000 years.
Atleast they will be remembered

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Those who give Shakespeare the esteem of one of the greatest poets of all time are in the same vein as those who favorite the Beatles. Piero Scaruffi's infamous critical analysis of the Beatles can easily be applied to all art forms and literature is no exception.
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>>17648287
No. I'm an Aryan chad who frequents /mu/, I have no idea what you're talking about.
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>>17648298
Oh, well at the very least you're in the same vein as that loser schizo spic. Right?
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>>17648310
If he is not a fan of Shakespeare, then sure, we share one idea. However, I wouldn't suppose I'm "in the same vein" as a loser schizo spic, as you refer to him.
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How can you call a poet someone who only wrote sonnets? Shakespeare was a mere sonnetist. How can he be considered the greatest writer without havin written a single novel?

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What is the best translation of Plato's republic in Dutch?
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the one you write yourself
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>>17647814
de vertaling van H.M. Boissevain
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>>17647814
ge kan tog engels of wa

Any progress on your novels?

previous thread:>>17628804

For Prose:
>The Art of Fiction
>Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)
>On Becoming A Novelist
>Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
>How Fiction Works
>The Rhetoric of Fiction
>Steering the Craft

For Poetry:
>The Poetry Home Repair Manual

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What are the most /lit/ comics & manga?
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>>17646345
>/lit/
>read
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>>17647905
>Punpun
Is it THAT good? I see a lot of people talking about it, seems to be kind of nice.
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SANDMAN.
Absolutely great, it's more /lit/ than most of the books i've ever read.
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>>17647949
>lol
?

>>17648285
Yes it is, read it!
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>>17644515
Yes there are you narrow minded piece of shit.

If you opened a book and it began like this:

>HOOO NOOO ROOO SOOO DOOO NOOO ROOO YOOO ROOO FOOO

How long would you keep reading before giving up? Would you be willing to read entire pages of that before just throwing in the towel? Wouldn’t you always be afraid that the book was going to get good right after you stopped reading?
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>>17647071
Based hard worker
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>>17647071
>I couldn't afford to have standards for my time
Sad
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>>17647037
Depends on context.
If Borges started a story that way, he'd tie it all in in a genius way.
So, if there's a referential, then yeah.
But, most likely the case: it's just bland sound poetry written by some creep.
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>>17647046
this
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>>17648236
>If Borges started a story that way, he'd tie it all in in a genius way




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