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Which books on mythology have you read?
What is the best introduction? Are any of these mythology encyclopedias any good?
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the theogany
works and days
the shield of heracles
hesiod, the homeric hymns and homerica
the illiad
the odyssey
the prose edda
the poetic edda
gestra danorum
olaf saga
the tale of Hogni and Hedinn
the journey to the west

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I'm sorry Anon but I'm calling bs to this
The pyramid and coffin texts are both extremely long and inacesable as fuck. Also
>the bible the tanak
Theres no way someone has read both the Christian and Jewish Bibles that's just too much. I don't believe you have read all of this. It's impossible in a single lifetime much less for some one in his mid 20's
>nothing from the Americas

If you want suggestions let me know, as I said earlier >>14551196 is a good starting place for Mesoamerica but it sounds you want the primary sources, I can give you some suggestions/input there if you want too
>reading long books is impossible
quintessentially american

i dont find it interesting, i guess eventually ill get to it but i probably wont in all honesty
I would suggest you read Beowulf next. It is a very enjoyable book to read and not to long.

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Was good fun. What did you all think of it?
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written by a woman
What I think is you should stop shitting up the catalog with nonsense.
double trips
Modern Prometheus > "Society novels"
Dracula was written nearly a century after Frankenstein.....

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write what's on your mind
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I look through the letters for a sign of love, or whatever those letters mean when combined, or, to be combined, I combine myself here and now and forever. I punch myself and lose it, only at the chance to have it, for a moment, as a pulse against this flesh, the body of these lines, curved and winding back in on it. Whatever it is on the face of it, just to face, face to face, to see what curves me, myself now to my face, face to face on itself, myself. To be there with you, to find you here between the uniform, together formed, to give myself to find you pregnant with this certainty, totally. Whatever that means. I think you know what that means. I think you know. I am combined to think, this I know. Here you are combined. This is my favorite combination. I am not finished with you yet, this I know; you will know when I am done.
Stop dragging other people down, literal loser mentality.
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I'm happy Bernie is doing so well in the polls, and I hope Sleepy Joe fucks off for good soon. I secretly like Pete Buttigieg, and I'm not even sure why. I'm pretty sure he's a merciless sociopath and the more I see of him and the more that's confirmed, the more I like him. He's like a fucking American Psycho character brought to life.
>Bernie “women can’t be president- how dare you call me a liar” Sanders
banged a girl after two months of being broken up, still in love with the ex. It was casual but I'm still not sure about the implications

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what can I read to get smarter? Im sick of depression-accelerated mental decline robbing me of my only redeeming qualities
my diary desu
Bump for books for cognitive improvement & accelerated learning please
western philosophy, anon
the greeks

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The great debate
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Sorry for the late response, hope you get this.
It is a systematic study cross comparing different Indian metaphysics and showing the continuity between the superficial differences.
Arguments to ground reality and perception in an emperical reality while emphasising that the forces that act upon us are not by chance alone, but rather of the same quality. Like attracts to like. While at the same time it argues that their are deceptions and illusions. Also arguments on space and time.
The text argues against some false ideas in the west within sience and ideas of evolution.
I summed it up terribly, I have only read it once and too quickly for my taste.
If you would like to see a passage (since it can be a bit pricey) I will gladly take a picture.
the whole thing is on archive.org

Ah good deal, I forgot I had it digital too.
Emphasis on applying.

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Oh yes, the pleb filter of JoJo
it's an entirely different medium. that doesn't mean it has no merit, just that it isn not literature.
>And none of this philosophy buuuulshit to mess with your head when you are reading.
What about the ending though?
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>Every single time a character (or an entity) claims to know what the fucking fuck is really going on they turn out to be a false prophet or a liar that is just manipulating others with their lies to get them do their bidding
>The series ends with an entity explaining what the fucking fuck is really going on...

ThIs TiMe IT's ThE tHrUtH!!1
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Enami-kun Has a Painful Life
/lit/ incarnate

When have you grown up from genre fiction?
Now I can understand why they never fuck between them.
Whenever you decide to stop consooming it you braindead oaf
They're all boys right?

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I read 24 pages today
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Of what?
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i have read 0(ZERO[NADA]) pages this year
Someone please give him Hegels Phenomenology
>tfw I have read 332 pages in the last three days
How the fuck do you do this shit? Do you do anything other than reading?

Thoughts on e-readers?
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Paperwhite is okay you can read one handed and in the dark and its waterproof. I would never spend full price on one they can be had for around $80. Wait for a sale or buy ebay just makesure its not stolen unless you dont care. I may get a cheap 3:4 tablet for pdf thats bigger because for reference pdfs or textbooks I find myself reading nonlinear and its hard to flip fast on paperwhite and the zoom sucks dick. But is a tablet even much better than at that?
>there's nothing like reading script etched into a clay tablet
>there's nothing like reading words written into bark
Get over yourself. The modern version of physical books we have today is merely a succession of tech, just like an ereader. Tired of pseud fags who think they're in touch with the soul of reading simply because they shelled out for a less convenient option.
free books nigga whats there not to like?
>he doesn't jailbreak used kindles
I bought one for myself four years ago; although I do not regret buying it, I would not buy one today if I did not already have one.

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is it normal to have to get at least 50 pages in before being able to smoothly read a novel? before i get used to the writing style i will often lose my place on the page or have to read paragraphs over

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Do women like it when you write them poetry?
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This isn't about working out. Having a good physique doesn't mean shit if your face is ugly.
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I'm not sure, if you plan to do that, I advise you to be careful.
There was this one time, might have posted about it once, when I was trying to pick up this one chick one of my friends(female) is friends with.
So this mutual friend goes out of her way and shows me some poetry another guy wrote to the chick, laughing about it, mocking the guy. Said I don't really find this funny, she looked a bit annoyed then started talking about some other stupid shit.
But if you don't care about that, go ahead.
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> t. alchemycel
you aint gonna make it till masculine isint in balance with feminine
Everyone avoided him at work because he was obviously a self-obsessed loser.

OPs question has been answered

Please explain the ideology behind this picture. Has the same thing happened in literature?
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>hurr durr subscribe to my tribalistic nonsense!

shoo shoo :)
>One side fought for its volk.
By starting a war they would lose for sure
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This is pure Burgerpunk.
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>Surely unfettered capital left to appeal to the widest, lowest-common-denominator base it can reach devoid of any accountability, loyalty, or values will produce a healthy society
>Rootless materialist mutt degeneracy? No! Who could have ever predicted this???
>he doesn't think leftism is its own tribe
there is no escape from tribalism, even universalism just forms yet another tribe

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Is there such a thing as Coomer philosophy? I want to understand the metaphysics of eroticism. Preferably not psued bullshit like Freud, bonus points if the author destroyed themself with hedonism like Foucault
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The written word is for women and third worlders.
I've been fighting THE SYSTEM twice a day for years and didn't even know it
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>Preferably not psued bullshit like Freud
>give me the answer, just don't give me the one I know is right but don't like
fuck off cunt
kekked very hard anon
Joyce was a brap enthusiast.

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What do /lit/izens think about suicide ?

Also, try to communicate like actual human beings you pedantic shmucks !
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Honestly I don't see why not.
wrong board
Ī åm ågåīñst sûīçīdë . SSëë "åñømīë ." Fïñd thë rëāsøñ tø līvë .

Op should have mentioned a book regarding the topic

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Hey /lit/, are there any books that will convince me of fascism? Im not a fascist, but ive become pretty disillusioned with most "acceptable" modern politics and i'd like to broaden my horizons.
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find out the truth first then make up your opinion and judging from that you are what you are
maybe for (You)
that's standard liberalism
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choose your politic from here

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