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Why do alot of tolkien fans re-read Lord of the Rings every year?

It's a good book, but what causes some to re-read it every year?
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#MeToo, and I re-read A Song of Ice and Fire every year as well. Back to back with The Lord of the Rings.
sounds kino honestly, should i bite the bullet and read Harry Potter? I'm learning french and i think the translations would be around my level
It's a great story but I agree that's way too much
>Sounds like you haven't found a book you love desu.
I hadn't thought about that.
Kinda wanna try it but I'd just stuck to reading a different book all the time cause like >>21810517 there are so many books I want to read

Will have to pick one I remember liking I guess
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JK shoving mythological creatures into her knock off of The Worst Witch doesn't make it any less middle-grade fiction you fucking cig.

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“Thermonuclear” is just pretentious “nuclear”
If this book teaches you anything in 2023 you should never procreate
Wtf is this tranny shit
Fuck off.
It's about white people being noisy

You ain't lit if you don't read Shakespeare.
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This is a psyop the fat demiurge worshipping spooks want you to believe. Your consciousness is a temple and you mustn't grant the satanic pedophile elite access to any of it.
>Where should I go next?

Read the histories in order, from Richard II to Henry VI & Richard III. I don't care if they're Tudor propaganda, Shakespeare's histories are motherfucking based. It's a 1000+ page epic, broken into 8 plays, that starts with the usurpation of Richard II, victory over the French, and ends a few generations later with the Yorks and the Lancasters giving it all away and killing each other (and their kids). The whole thing is just bananas, definitely something you read more than once.

The histories as a whole are like a massive Greek tragedy, with England itself as the tragic hero.
>hurr durr muh shakespeare
Imagine your culture is based around little faggot island.
Read the contemporary translation then. Duh!
Shakespeare is UNDER-rated, if anything.

Why do most celebrities have such horrible taste in literature?? I'm watching a video analysing celebrity book recommendations, and they're all cripplingly boring. Most stock-standard taste. You'd think these rich, extravagant actors would have a more unique taste, the same way they do with fashion and high-art. Why is this /lit/?
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Because they're lab creations
Shut up faggot.
Their interests are in theatre *acting* not writing.
Stop shitposting. It’s cripplingly boring
I've spent a lot of time around ultra rich people and they are uniformly some of the most boring, basic individuals I've ever met. None of them read or did anything except flop down on the couch after work and chug vodka until they passed out. Their kids generally loathe them.

The image many of us unconsciously internalize of the fabulously wealthy as especially interesting is a media fabrication.
Are you implying they cannot have varied interests? Also celebrities like David Bowie had a extremely interesting taste in literature as well as an interest in acting as well.

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I guess it's time for the march of the mammoths

I love Morrissey so much it’s unreal
wow me too bro
S/T is /lit/, rest, while good, lacks a certain quality
>Morrissey's sexuality has been the subject of much speculation and coverage in the British press during his career,[300] with claims varyingly being made that he was celibate, a frustrated heterosexual, or bisexual.[311] In a 1980 letter he described both himself and his girlfriend as bisexual, although adding that he "hate[d] sex".[345]
no wonder

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The Academy edition
>τὸ πρότερον νῆμα·

>Μέγα τὸ Ἑλληνιστί/Ῥωμαϊστί·
https://mega dot nz/folder/FHdXFZ4A#mWgaKv4SeG-2Rx7iMZ6EKw

>Mέγα τὸ ANE
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yes, it's a matter of history at the end of the day, Latin was far more important for the average westerner in the last 1500 years and so ceteris paribus less effort is needed to learn Latin due to so many cognates being in our heads today, especially native Romance speakers of course
a native Greek speaker is the exception because after all albeit Greek changed a lot too, there's an impressive continuity in lexicon so for them ceteris paribus I think it makes much more sense to start with ancient Greek
What book is it?
Þē dinguāticum iċ eom wrīting in? Hit is iūstum modernus Ænglisċ in maximāllīċe ἐτυμολογικālem ορθογραφία.
What does an apostrophe mean in a Latin dictionary entry? I am using Collins Gem Latin Dictionary and keep encountering this. For example:

mā'ne n. (indecl) morning. ad. in the morning, early
that looks like the accent, I guess they mark it which is unusual for most dictionaries as Latin's accent is largely predictable as long as long vowels are marked

This is the greatest novel written in the last 50 years.
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Hemingway, Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Hawthorne (for Melville). If you love Blood Meridian so much, you'll enjoy the Homeric epics. Pynchon is somewhat similar thematically, but McCarthy is pretty idiosyncratic.
The Bloody Chamber
Thanks a lot! If you've read Paradise Lost, would you put John Milton next to the authors you mentioned?
I haven't, actually, not more than excerpts. I'm sure that's not a bad idea, if you're looking for influence, but it really is just the story of Eden + a wicked rad monologue from Lucifer.
>story of Eden + a wicked rad monologue from Lucifer.
that's enough for me :)
thanks for the info

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this and the nine billion names of god are the best scifi short stories
how can one man be so based?
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Is there anything that Anno didn't rip off?

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books that help with existential dread stemming from belief in terror management theory and the fact that this mediocre existence is all there is before the spotlights turn off and the show inevitably ends forever? reading the ending of stoner a few weeks ago was the moment i realised the magnitude of death for the first time, this realisation had been building up for a while and i used to think im a "positive nihilist" for quite a while but i never took in the full seriousness of the fact that i will be dying whether i like it or not, that experience will end whether i like it or not, that not only i will cease, but with me everything as ive known it as well.. whether i like it or not, whether ive come to terms with it or not. i love life and love looking for what this world has to offer ti me a lot.. but i never saw the upcoming void so clearly as i do now and im terrified of it, nothing i do to continue functioning in this society feels real anymore, my mentally ill mom screeching at me, my previously abusive dad trying to calm the situation while continuously (understandably) pulling me back into family matters all the time, me being pretty close to obtaining my degree, parents telling me tonhave a word with my little brother about taking school seriously, it all feels so unreal, i know the cards ive been dealt couldve been so much worse, i have a solid social circle, a family im in touch with, im young and born in a 1st world nation but i never really realised that this is really it and it drains me, my hobbies feel pointless, my previously burning interest in the humanities feels pointless, going out feels pointless
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id rather suffer with the knowledge that in every state of living i will experience highs and lows instead of not experience at all
This might seem incredibly random, but how do you feel about farming?

I'm not saying give up your life and become a farmer, but considering taking a year or two and working some sort of outdoors job. It doesn't even have to be big capital F farming, you could work at an independent plant nursery or doing something in environmental works, something like that.

There is an unspeakable connection that you form with the world around you when your life is dictated by the natural forces of it. Everything revolves around the sun, the rain, the heat, the cold, all the things that exist as backdrops to our modern boxed in artificial lives become the center of it.

I also have a deep fear of non-existence and my inevitable inescapable doom, but when I talk to the birds and stand in a field of flowers humming with life as it's pollinated by thousands of wild honeybees - it helps. It reminds me of my part in this and stops me from seeing myself as outside of it. The crops, the birds, the bees, the sun - we're all intimately connected in deep and almost imperceptible ways.

To even glimpse at the level of this connectedness is a level of beauty I find difficult to describe.

I don't know if anyone here can help you but maybe nature can.

Good luck.
Meds. Now.
However I also have been feeling this way for a while. When I was a kiddo things somehow made more sense. Nothing much has changed yet I seem to care less with every day. I'm suspicious its neuro chemistry gone wrong but its like I don't even care if I get a medical assistance. Yet time and again universe butt kicks me and if there's a whip there's a will, and I keep on simulating a mentally healthy persona day in and day out.
literally me, yea i actually just wrote my doc a mail to get a check up date and maybe a reccomendation for a therapist after a phone call with a friend of mine, nothing left to lose. it really does feel like i need frontal lobe reconstruction ngl, like somethings gone seriously wrong with my brain chemistry. its probably a mix of multiple factors having led to this feeling rn. you could write your doc a mail rn as well while youre at it

i might consider looking out for something similar after ive finished my degree next year. i just hope ill find the strength to take my life into my own hands and will do something like that instead of forgetting about what im feeling right now and continueing with the chiseled in part. thanks anon i wish you good luck too
What the hell is ccc?

What are some books in the vein of Dead Souls that follow the adventures of a sigma grindset grifter?
It's not possible for me to take seriously any priest or philosopher with a wife and family
Based, hard to believe anyone takes Baptists seriously

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>The sick man is a parasite of society. In a certain state it is indecent to live longer. To go on vegetating in cowardly dependence on physicians and machinations, after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost, that ought to prompt a profound contempt in society. The physicians, in turn, would have to be the mediators of this contempt — not prescriptions, but every day a new dose of nausea with their patients. To create a new responsibility, that of the physician, for all cases in which the highest interest of life, of ascending life, demands the most inconsiderate pushing down and aside of degenerating life — for example, for the right of procreation, for the right to be born, for the right to live. To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has achieved and what one has wished, drawing the sum of one's life — all in opposition to the wretched and revolting comedy that Christianity has made of the hour of death.
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All you niggers are just coping because you know he is talking about you Untermensch NEETs. You are the parasites on society who despite possessing a reasonably healthy body, can't live a life of dignity without leeching off of society.
>Abandon religion and morality
>Do the things that you truly enjoy
NEETs are actually the real Ubermensch.
That's cool. It'd be neat if the euthanasia party were a socially acceptable event. The person going out could give away their stuff as gifts to the people they invited and everything.
He’s clearly talking about the Boomermensch
caring for the terminally ill creates a sense of social responsibility and unity

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Is it the most /lit/ name?
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Why is his middle name Carlos
It's George:
Hegel, Eliot, Shaw, Orwell, Bataille, Bernanos, Sorel, Perec, Simenon, Rodenbach, Ribemont-Dessaignes, Perros, Trakl, Simmel, Lukacs, Canguilhem, Borges, Agamben, Bassani, Manganelli
Eliot doesn’t count because that’s a pseudonym.
Starting backwards: Burroughs, Gass, Gaddis, Wagner, Faulkner, Yeats, Blake, and the “Hamlet” guy (blanking out the full name)

Wow I sucked at this.
F Gardner

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Anon, which is the best book in Japanese literature?
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The ultimate experience of a book depends on your way of thinking.

It cannot be a gay book but a book with gay elements, then your post makes no sense.
Confessions of a Fag
Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka
Anything by Yukio Mishima or Yasunari Kawabata

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yeah I'm not going to take writing advice from bukowski. He's got some good poems but that's about it
I've read Atlas Shrugged and Mien Kampf and the nazis and randposters would be better if they actually read the books instead of just pretending they know what was written by assuming it all is just either "I hate Jews" and "I hate the government".

Charles Bukowski doesn't even have enough seriousness to be misunderstood.
In these times of economic uncertainty (perhaps a solution is incoming. I’m alluding here to the acclaimed Universal Basic Income), war and rumors of war, I suspect Bukowski’s lifestyle might appear attractice to a great many youths
I imagine that after reading writers like Faulkner, most writers from the 19th century, the minimalism and directness of a Bukowski could serve to sharpen and simplify the mind and get one off their high-horse or whatever pretentiousness he has erected in his mind.

Perhaps the purple prose gets so convoluted at times that it needs to be checked by the likes of a Bukowski.
>Yeaa I did and I yawned myself to shit.
Kek, this guy’s a hoot.

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