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>SASHA. What can you possibly have to tell
me? That you are a man of honour? The whole world knows it. You had better tell me on your honour whether you understand what you have done or not. You have come in here as a man of honour and have insulted him so terribly that you have nearly killed me. When you used to follow him like a shadow and almost keep him from living, you were convinced that you were doing your duty and that you were acting like a man of honour. When you interfered in his private affairs, maligned him and criticised him; when you sent me and whomever else you could, anonymous letters, you imagined yourself to be an honourable man! And, thinking that that too was honourable, you, a doctor, did not even spare his dying wife or give her a moment's peace from your suspicions. And no matter what violence, what cruel wrong you committed, you still imagined yourself to be an unusually honourable and clear-sighted man.

Why is Chekhov os based?
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>>16888127
I don't have the full context so I don't get this.
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>>16888149
It's from Ivanov, a Chekhov play. I recommend it

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Stuff on ones that tend to get little coverage historically compared to the more known ones.
Ones like My lai , srebrenica & anything similar

Anyone read the new Obama book yet?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2020/11/24/obama-book-sets-new-record-presidential-memoir-sales-first-week/6415988002/

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Dear friends,

Over the past few months I have heard a lot of talk about the Bhagavad Gita and I must say I am growing increasingly intrigued and I am eager to start reading it. There are however hundreds of different translations in English with different interpretations so I am not sure which one I should pick. Have any of you read this book? What do you think of it? Which translations do you most enjoy? How do the ideas in this book compare to what Eastern or even Western spiritual traditions teach?
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>>16888339
seethe
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>>16886197
sir do the needful
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>>16886648
>praising "efficiency" and trying to charge people as "bugmen" in the same sentence
when did the word "bugmen" become such common parlance that little shitheads use it with the same frequency and aimlessness as a 14 year old who calls everything "gay". i feel old
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>>16888398
lol gay
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>>16886197
I tried reading this and I just couldn’t do it. Not that it was bd or uninteresting but even with the context provided in the introduction I still felt like I wasn’t grasping what was written at all. It seems pretty different from any of the abrahamic religions or the Tao Te Ching. I have zero experience with curry religion.

"For forms of government let fools contest;
Whatever governs best is best,
Even if it’s an alien AI autist."

Holy Based.
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>>16886311
commies today are "commies" and true commies are being accused of racism and sexism, just like Chomsky accused Zizek of being that, evon tho Zizek is not a commie commie but just someone who uses the marxist framework of sociological studies.
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>>16886311
If actual fascists and capitalists aren't allowed to determine the definitions of fascism and capitalism, then why should "actual" communists be allowed to detirmine the definition of communism?
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>>16886295
>>16886304
the worst thing about this is that he probably though he looked cool posing like that
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>>16886311
Anything position that doesn't specifically entail removing communists and people with communistic tendencies from society is just an incubating communism.
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>>16886248
jew liberal saying jew liberal things, Steven Pinker's shit posting persona

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Now that the dust has settled which translation was the best?
>inb4 just read ancient greek
Anyways my vote is for Lattimore.
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>>16886489
>it's a pretty poem Mr Pope but you mustn't call it Homer
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>>16886508
how different to the original is it?
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>>16886483
I like Lombardo
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>>16886483
Lattimore. Merrill is a close second.
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>>16886483
Lattimore, then Pope for a more poetic view. Everything else is a lesser version of one of the two

Why is he widely considered the best of the Romantics?
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>>16885939
Almost all 'literary traditions' were invented by later academics and critics and were not in the author's mind at all. The 'romantic tradition' doesn't really mean anything, it's just something some literary critic invented.
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>>16885732
A thing of beauty is a joy forever

/thread
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>>16885732
keats is by far the worst of the english romantics. the best european romantic is considered to be goethe. to me goethe is not even a romantic, so i would say novalis.
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When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,
Before high-pilèd books, in charactery,
Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;
When I behold, upon the night’s starred face,
Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
And think that I may never live to trace
Their shadows with the magic hand of chance;
And when I feel, fair creature of an hour,
That I shall never look upon thee more,
Never have relish in the faery power
Of unreflecting love—then on the shore
Of the wide world I stand alone, and think
Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.
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He's the only writer my dad ever recommended I read directly.

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I wanted to ask this here real quick since this forum isn't solely for books (creative writing is included) and there isn't really anywhere else on this website for this question. What would be key for writing a Tarantino-styled opening sequence screenplay? I'm mainly looking for both how to write a compelling opening to a film as well as actual ideas for the film itself.

I can already see the replies now,
>HURR WHY ARE U MAKING A THREAD IN /LIT/ ABOUT UR SHITTY FILM IDEA!!

Because I'm not directing or producing a film - I'm writing a screenplay. I get most here come to talk about novels/novellas, but what I'm asking isn't completely unrelated to literature. Plus, writing is arguably the backbone to a film.
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>>16887796
>I missed that little nigga like you wouldn't believe it, man.

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Just bought my russian dad an ereader for him to read books. tried searching karamazov brothers on russian libgen, cou;dnt find anything. wadafak i thought libgen will have epubs in russian but there arent. Where do i find books in russian
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>>16887031
you're not too good at searching for things
http://libgen.rs/search.php?req=%D0%91%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8C%D1%8F+%D0%9A%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=def
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>>16887031
Cyka blyat
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>>16887156
great i just told him to search for the books himself
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just type "книги cкaчaть epub"

https://royallib.com/genres.html
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>>16887031
rutracker?

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I must say thank you for the good keks, frens. This is a nice board, see you!
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>>16887083
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>>16887083
don't do it anon! don't kill yourself!

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How do I leave this place for good
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get banned
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>>16888483
Gotta give it the old cold bird

Who/what is the Frank Miller of /lit/?
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>>16884231
Frank Milier
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>>16884231
Alan Moore. Geddit? He is the only comic writer writing lit. Kek
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>>16884231
So far as his own stuff's concerned he owes alot to Raymond Chandler
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DUDE I JUST LOVE BADASS COMIC BOOKS THAT AREN'T JUST ABOUT GOODY TWO SHOE BOY SCOUTS! (though I read them time to time of course! lol)
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>>16884231
Emily Wilson

I hate 99.9% of anime, but there are a few select shows that I think have artistic value. Mushi-shi Is one such show. I see the underlying philosophy of Mushi-shi to be that our individual lives are ultimately just small parts of larger natural cycles and processes and that we should not work against these cycles but instead try to exist within them. sort of reminds me of Daoism. What are some good books on this?

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Anyone have any "sonder" books? Fiction or nonfiction. Looking to read something comfy.
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>>16886841
refute it then
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If by "sonder" you are looking for something like the "unwritten/unspoken intricacies of the average person's life" then read the japs
> Snow country by Kawabata
> Strange weather in Tokyo by Kawakami
instantly come to mind for me
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Yes my friend, read 'This way to the gas, ladies and gentleman' by borowski. There are a lot of Sonders featured.
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>>16885465
The Savage Detectives evokes that feeling
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>>16886688
if living a vivid and complex life qualifies non-npcness, we're all fucked seeing as we're spending our time on this website and this lame thread in particular

What is this style of lyricism called
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>>16888094
Dogshit
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bump
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neo-Descartean hard rhyming technobabble
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>>16888094
Pure, concentrated autism
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>>16888094
Boomer tries to be quirky and rap something to his students?




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