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Is The Count Of Monte Cristo worth reading?
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>>15818288
>Europeans
>knowing anything about who should be banned

Lol pls.
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>>15818327

Her features would be much more attractive without the makeup tanked all over. But those body moles are top tier
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>>15818327
You can tell by her facial expression that she's dumb whore
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>>15818327
hell yeah boy im down with the thiccness

I’m a drug addict and this is garbage
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>>15818232
fpbp
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>>15817985
It’s pretty great t b h. One of the few truly avant-garde works I’ve read. I admit a l out of his other shit is unintelligible beyond redemption but NL is fun.
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>>15817985
Junky
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>>15817985
>whooooaa dude look how cool I am doing all these drugs
>aren’t drugs super cool whooooaaa
>you have no idea what I’m talking about because you aren’t as cool as me and don’t do heroin
I’ve actually never hated an author more while reading a book
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>>15818232
Cringe LARPer
>>15817985
Yeah everything he writes is for braindead fags

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how many of you have simply never fucked?
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Well if they aspire to be authors i'd wager they have no problem with the ladies.
A good author will be good at conversation and have fun stories to tell and be a well rounded interesting individual.
If you can't entertain a roastie how do you expect to entertain the reader?
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>>>/r9k/
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>>15818574
I'm not sure if I even want to. I've had girls in bed with me and hate it when they try to do anything sexual. Guys have hit on me too, and I don't like that either, so pretty sure I'm not gay. I really just want an asexual gf.
What should I do /lit/?

You should never read more than one chapter per day of a book. The author intends for you to take a break between chapters.
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>>15818639
He does not. I just spoke to him
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And I intend to break the author between chapters.

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What the fuck was this
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>>15817760
I, too, really like it, but I don't think it's a valid reason to make a console war out of civilizations
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>>15816311
paaus
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>>15817450
That's why it's based.
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>>15816719
Good review. The fight against Humbaba is also a good critic about technology's predation of nature: after defeating him they cut the cedars and flow the trunks down the Euphrates and later we understand that the door of Enkidu is made from the same wood. Interestingly enough we can't really draw anything from it. They seem to have noticed how man predates nature for its own interest but couldn't see how far it would go.
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>>15818520
Indeed. And all of this actually, as I forgot to mention in my original post, comes to a beautiful little ouroboros, a nice spot of self reference in the fact that what will give Gilgamesh immortality is an herb, an object of plant life and verdure, and stolen away by a snake, a creature of the forest. In a way, it's Humbaba's last joke.

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https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
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>>15818378
Cline is a hack
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>>15818398
imagine something like a 600 year dark age
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>>15818487
Is this supposedly a bad thing?
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>>15818494
I guess not. civilization always come back stronger after a lull
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>>15817992

100 years ago we still had no idea what out rampant growth would do, we had absolutely no conception of it. If we're talking actual existential threat through ecological catastrophe, try only about 30 years ago.

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The most based author of the 21st century, prove me wrong
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>>15816962
http://www.4pt.su/en/content/horizon-ideal-empire
enjoy, I'm not a Duginist, but his essays are so much fun to read. Also have this one on Ungern Sternberg https://eurasianist-archive.com/2019/03/09/baron-ungern-god-of-war/
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>>15817010
Thank you
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>>15816615
take meds schizo
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>>15817461
>be schizo
>take pills
>become dumb numb schizo
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>>15816615
turtles can fly, prove me wrong

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Every protagonist is always a chad. Even when they are autistic they are still made to be good looking. What are some books about ugly people?
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Confederacy of Dunces, I Claudius, Moby Dick
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For something different you could try The Stars, My Destination, by Alfred Bester.

Just see if you like it, doesn't really need a lot of effort
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>>15817185
My diary desu, Notre Dame de Paris, Stoner, Do androids...(one of the main characters)

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How do christcucks cope with the fact that their representatives have been doing the exact opposite of what they preached since the birth of cucktianity?
>b-but muh catholics
Go fuck yourselves, protties and orthocucks aren't any less degenerate than catholics ever were.
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>>15817370
>Besides, you don't even believe in the Christian God, why call Him crooked, thus admitting He exists? How can a man judge God?
Yhwh is real and he is a foreskin sucking demon. I judge your patron demon by his demand for the mutilation of infants and all the other reprehensible things he demands of his followers, such as iconoclasm and genocide.
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>>15817370
>Are we arguing with atheists? Agnostics? Pagans? Surely their lot has had its fair share of screwups and crooks.
Doesn't matter, because christians never hold themselves to their own standards. Christians are the ones claiming to have the single, whole, and exclusive truth. They have the highest possible moral standard to meet and consistently fail to meet their own standards of behavior as individuals and as a group.
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>>15817482
>His will is not as exact and blockheaded as you lot make it
I guess he's not an unchanging and permanent god lmao
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>>15818592
They have an answer for this: They say that everybody who claims to be non-Jewish is secretly Jewish and everybody who claims to be Jewish is secretly not Jewish. People who say these things with a straight face are exactly as crazy as you would imagine.
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>>15817485
that wasn't REAL catholicism!!!!!!!

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I haven't read a single book since high school and the last piece of text I've read (besides 4chan posts) was some feeder fetish story. I want to be smart like Kantbot and those people who can just shitpost IRL and feel superior talking about German idealism and books like Shelling's Critical Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology. Like how did they know about things like Thule and all these fancy stuff?

Does /lit/ have a reading list they can provide? It would be greatly appreciated
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>>15818605
Here you go anon https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y8_RRaZW5X3xwztjZ4p0XeRplqebYwpmuNNpaN_TkgM
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>>15818620
wats this
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>>15818631
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y8_RRaZW5X3xwztjZ4p0XeRplqebYwpmuNNpaN_TkgM
thanks bro
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>>15818618
>he seemed pretty smart in the video where's he talking about German Idealism
You mean where he literally just states the name of books and philosophers?
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>>15818647
It seemed like he knew what he was talking about btw thanks to >>15818620 for providing a book list

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>>15816632
They were both misled imho
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>>15816607
Finwë.
He ruined Fëanor's psyche with his “second” marriage.
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If you could have an elf gf in irl would you or no?
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>>15818492
arent elves basically the same as humans except the pointy years, long life span, and forever-youth?
so yeah, i think i would
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>>15818504
No mention of pointy ears. They would probably be distinguishable from Ken in other ways though. Better looking, for one thing

I’m trying to read moby dick and I think a lot of it is going over my head. The prose is just so purple and some of the sentences are so long and drawn out I have a really hard time trying to extract the meaning. Some pages will take me 5 minutes to read because I have to keep going back and trying to figure out what each sentence is actually saying. Then there are the allusions to shit that I have no idea about and don’t want to interrupt reading by going on my phone to google them because I don’t have footnotes. How does anyone comprehend all of this?
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>>15818490
I know that but it’s just very daunting for me. It’s an almost 600-page tome of very difficult prose and I have a lot of other things I want to read before I try and tackle it again so I want to get as much as I can out of it but it’s been very choppy only reading ~10-20 pages a day because it takes so long to get a grasp on what’s being said
I kind of hate Melville’s style to be honest. I want to like it but there comes a point where the line between artistry and incoherence is blurred.
I don’t want to admit I’ve been >filtered so I’ll soldier on and hope I get used to it
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>>15818522
Adding to this, it’s also hard to try to get any discernible message or find overarching themes or symbols because I’m spending more time trying to understand it on the paragraph level than I am on the whole
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>>15818522
What about it is incoherent? Can post an example? I found Melville very readable, certainly moreso than some modern authors. The only required reading I'd recommend is the KJV Bible since he not only uses its prose style (sometimes down to individual verses) but makes frequent references to the stories and characters therein. Hell even the first line is an example of that. Also take a look at the dreyfus lectures on youtube, they present one interpretation but are quite excellent.
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YO
wtf nigga is that real?
like srsly my nigga is that cat fucking dancing like for real?
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>>15818546
It’s obviously not incoherent but the sentence structure just gives me pain.
> If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman’s arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just Spirit of Equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind! Bear me out in it, thou great democratic God! who didst not refuse to the swart convict, Bunyan, the pale, poetic pearl; Thou who didst clothe with doubly hammered leaves of finest gold, the stumped and paupered arm of old Cervantes; Thou who didst pick up Andrew Jackson from the pebbles; who didst hurl him upon a war-horse; who didst thunder him higher than a throne! Thou who, in all Thy mighty, earthly marchings, ever cullest Thy selectest champions from the kingly commons; bear me out in it, O God!

I can hardly grasp what any of this means. If I had to paraphrase this I literally wouldn’t be able to. I honestly tried giving it my best shot for the last 5 minutes and if you had a gun to my head I actually don’t think I could tell you what this paragraph means beyond “these sailors are flawed but good people and I praise their hardworking nature.” I especially have a hard time with the second half when he starts delving into allusions. Usually any time when Ismael is wrapping up a chapter by yelling “O God!” a bunch of times I have no idea what’s going on

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If you like to read so much why don't you read something useful for once?
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>>15816100
Well, I have to let it out.

This is essentially not so recent (even for mid-'00s) variant of Pascal with some Oberon features and some cosmetic changes. For example, hex notation is changed from $xx because… you know… it's dollar sign… symbol of economical dominance of globalists, etc.

So we had a couple of loonies wanking over Magical Russian Letters and freeing themselves from oppressive dollar sign in programming, and they have remained a complete curiosity. But now there is another group of loonies freeing themselves from oppressive master and slave designations in programming, and, boy, the effect is quite different.
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>pynchon for dummies
>covers basic concepts, installation, building blocks and more
>a great way to get your feet wet with pynchon

Checks out
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>>15813195
why don't you
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>>15815498
Just put on the socks, anon.

I am trying to learn writing/reading in Italian (speaking is of secondary concern). So far, I've been trying to read the Italian Wikipedia, but all I'm getting is cognates and whatever Spanish-esque stuff I see. Any advice?
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>>15815906
Why is language learning so mythologized and shrouded by bullshit? It's literally grammar + vocabulary. Seriously, how did these retarded methods spring up?
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>>15815902
Now this is some dumb monoglot pseudery. I doubt you can even code. We're not there yet. Automated frequency vocab lists still have to be verified manually since there's too much ambiguity involved.
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>>15818530
Just apply an ad hoc neural network to an unlimited 3-dimensional array. Yes, there are minimal edge-cases that the average blooser won't catch with his fish net carp code but you can easily insert a dummy plug filter into the collated list and filter results manually with a little extra code? With reasonable discernment even... You know, like an active reader/learner does? I guess it's no surprise that the NEETs on 4chan can only code in amateurish standard library jargon that piles Google Perfect results into their fat gaping maws. If you can't hack it, get good.
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>>15818437
Everyone wants to make a buck however they can, if they can do it by coming up with bullshit methods to learn a language they will do it, and there's no shortage of retards who want to learn a language the "easy way" without putting in the work that will pay for it.
That being said, the natural method is kino.
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>>15812619
Is D'Annunzio diffcult? I've heard he's kinda gay but I'm interested in reading him.

What books do right libertarians read?
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>>15816752
>no Bruno Leoni
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>>15815112
As a whole your average libertarian reads nothing. What did I read as a libertarian that set me on the path to being one? Nietzsche.
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>>15815323
It was made right by only that word.
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>>15818029
Did Nietzsche told you to respect the nap
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In case somebody was looking for legitimate suggestions and not a /tvpol/ thread, I asked my friend and the best listed were Milton Friedman, F A Hayek, Frederick Bastiat, Nozick’s Anarchy State Utopia.


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