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are there any books that can help me get more in touch with my intuition and not get caught in analysis paralysis when making decisions?
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>>18709213
start with the greeks

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What THE FUCK was O'Brien's problem?

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>still no epub/pdf
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>>18708863
I shall purchase a paperback and review it.
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>>18708879
Buying a text when you could steal it is totally not in style with the twitter neo-reactionary siege crowd.
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>>18708989
corporate consumerism is a very lefty thing
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>>18708974
Nope & nope
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Only exists in paperback, as it should, pleb

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For the past few weeks I've been obssesed with solipsism and the sheer fear that nothing exists outside of the mind.
Is there any way solipsism can be refuted?
>Questions about the illusory nature of reality are literature
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>>18709204
Try Wittgenstein's Private Language argument
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Solipsism is truly what no pussy does to a mf
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>>18709204
start with the greeks

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Hey you guys know a lot words right.
Do any of you know the term for the concept of the fake becoming the real?
Something like a person pretending to be something for so long and much that they actually are it in the end.
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>>18707971
Enantiodromia possibly
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>>18707983
Mmm that's a cartoon bro
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A self-fulfilling prophecy?
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simulation
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>>18707971
Reification?

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Other that COTC what do you consider to be the best books from 2019 and newer?
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>>18709117
WARNING: SPOILERS
"Call of the Crocodile" is the first installation in Gardner's breakout series of horror novels. The story follows its protagonist, a young boy named Faggot Gardner (no relation to F. Gardner, the author), as he searches the grimy streets of Chicago for "the Crocodile", a local leather daddy notorious for putting bad little boys like Gardner in their place.
Young Faggot Gardner searches high and low for the fabled dominant: in dilapidated crack dens, in public restrooms, in subterranean glory holes. Yet no matter how assiduously he searches, how quickly he moves from clue to clue, how many dirty men's toes he sucks (an activity constantly referred to in the novel as "pussing the boots"), Gardner seems always to be one step behind the object of his obsessive desire.
The twist comes near the end of the novel, during a scene reminiscent of Polanski's "Repulsion", where the beautiful Carole, played by a young Catherine Deneuve, finally descends into madness, and hallucinates human arms reaching out of the walls of her apartment and grabbing her, thereby externalizing her fear not only of sexual assault, but of any form of intimate contact whatsoever. F. Gardner (the author) parodies this scene, effectively turning its tone and implications upside down, by having his protagonist, the now cock-starved and desperate Faggot Gardner (again, no relation) crawl on his knees through a dark apartment, groping along the walls to find his way, only to feel, poking proudly out of the holes in the walls, not scary arms with grabby hands, but dozens of diamond-hard dicks. They poke him in the eyes. They shoot gobs of bitter gravy into his nose and ears. They wag reproachfully at him, like the index fingers of the stern private school teachers who buggered him in his earliest childhood memories, as he slowly makes his way to the end of the hall. The twist is this: when he finally reaches the end of the hall, and opens the door there, he finds himself staring into a blinding white light. He believes that when his eyes finally adjust to the glare, he will see there, waiting for him, horse-whip in hand, croc-skin chaps pulled snugly against his obese thighs, the man he has been seeking for so many days, seeking, in a way, for all of his life. But instead what he sees is a hospital room. He is lying in a hospital bed. The bright light is coming from the naked bulb above him. There is a nurse at his side, changing his IV fluids.
"Where am I?" he asks.
"Loretto Hospital," the nurse replies.
"I was eaten by a crocodile, wasn't I?" he asks.
"No," she says. "You were violently assaulted by hundreds of corpulent and diseased men, with disgusting rotten teeth and putrid breath. That's why you smell like corpses and semen."
"No," he says firmly. "I was eaten by a crocodile. It caused my family to go insane. I'm going to write a novel about it, and force people to read it."
"Whatever you say, faggot," she replies.
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>>18709117
I wrote a book but I'm afraid of posting it here and getting the Gardner treatment
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>>18709162
Don't shill your own book on /lit/.
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>>18709162
build up an audience for it. Release chapters for free and ask for donations from people who enjoyed it. Release the first third and paywall the last two thirds, so you're giving people the chance to get immersed. If your writing is good, people will pay you. DOn't just shill dreck like Gardner et al
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>>18709190
Idk how id do that. I used a pen name bc there's shit in the book that would probably get pegged as "racist" and I need my day job

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What are some essential NatSoc readings?
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>>18708735
>>18708742
>mobile poster
>pol poster
>use theme user
Literally kill yourself.
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>>18708972
>worst theme user
fixed
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https://ugetube.com/watch/gottfried-feder-manifesto-for-the-abolition-of-enslavement-to-interest-on-money-1919-full-audio-book_hQ9DcxljAkwctY8.html
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>>18707830
Infographs like these?
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>>18707863
A few of those could easially be removed though and some others should be added perhaps one day an actuall full list with all things about national socialism, WW2 and other fascist and post war movements should be made.

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Anyone read this? How was it?
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>>18707118
bump. I thought we had some Dara fans on /lit/?
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bump

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if theres like a general one gives the whole rundown that would be cool but im also looking for a book the history of tea in china specifically, preferably something that talks about Shennong and the significance of tea in folklore(or should i just go to the ancient texts attributed to Shennong?) idk.
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>>18703525
I don't know. I just know that the Portuguese introduce it to Europe. Then a Portuguese princess married an English king and she always drank tea at 5 o'clock afternoon thus starting the famous British tradition.
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bump for interest
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Fuck tea, is there a recommended book about the history of coffee?
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>>18703525
Are you the guy writing the book about competition in the Chinese tea market
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>>18704631
yeah the book of tea is addressed to westerners and clearly a bit of a colonial mindset.

I am currently working on a story written in 1st person. The main character/narrator is meant to come across as unknowingly stupid and the tone of the novel is humorous. Basically an out of touch moron who doesn't realize he's out of touch and stupid. Any tips on writing a narrator who's stupid? I can't really use "big fancy words" since the narrator wouldn't talk that way.

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Any books on why I cant just take opiates until I die? Why doesnt society allow this?
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>>18709122
that has been historically allowed by society.
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>>18709129
>>18709137
name 5
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>>18709141
Here's a set of comparison graphs https://qz.com/1198965/the-surprising-geography-of-opioid-use-around-the-world/
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>>18709141
"The Sumerian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Indian, Minoan, Greek, Roman, Persian and Arab Empires all made widespread use of opium, which was the most potent form of pain relief then available, allowing ancient surgeons to perform prolonged surgical procedures.[citation needed]" -Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_den
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>>18709122
You’re kidding. It encourages it now. Go buy their opiates. They want you to pay them for you killing yourself with it. You 16? Knock it off.

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>tfw you peek at your mom's manuscript and the title is "tides of flesh"

Seriously though. Have your parents written anything significant? My dad wrote a doctoral thesis on sewer systems in France, but that's about it.

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talentless hack edition, what are you talentless hacks writing today

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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
>On Writing, Borges

For Poetry:

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is there such a thing as "being yourself" when writing? when i make an effort to use certain tips ive seen like engaging the senses, those sentences seem fake or jarringly different from the rest of the story'ss prose
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>>18708743
Write 7 different variations and beta read them from some dedicated beta readers. They can choose the best and you don’t feel regret because someone else chose for you.
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>>18709071
>seem fake or jarringly different
Why’s that? Do you not know how to relax and imagine what it’s like to smell a flower, touch water, or hear a bird’s singing?
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>>18709073
Okay I'll try
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I think you guys need to stop worrying about marketability or literariness. Just write how you want, and share with people you love. Don’t let writing become a means to an end. It is an end in itself.

Humans don't talk like that.
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>>18708284
Camus directed a production of The Idiot that's on YouTube.
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>>18708441
Nice! But I have to say i basically stopped reading plays after going seeing them 3 or 4 times. I used to go with a girl and then we parted ways. So im kinda allergic to it now. Still interested in a sense
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>>18704137
realistic dialogue isn't kino unless done by a proper kinonaut. "humans don't talk like that" is shitty criticism if you don't explain why realistic dialogue is superior
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>>18704312
Salinger
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>>18704166
if you can't see the humor in Dostoyevksy, you need to learn how to read better

What are the best books on Tibetan Buddhism?
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>>18707854
The treasury of the basic space of phenomena




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