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Is this actually worth reading, or just the Harry Potter of chinks?
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it's great

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ITT: books liked exclusively by sissies and homosexuals.
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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>>18707745
offtopic posting, doof
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I like big boobies and I like Ulysses.
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>>18707745
Much appreciated. It’s about time we got some fine lines like this in here. Don’t go driving though.

>>18708964
It is so. The Tokyo Olympics are starting rn!
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>>18707745
Do people really post 3D on /a/ now
The absolute state of this site

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>have an interview for a prestigious uni
>female interviewer asks what my opinion on social media is
>female interviewer then asks what my opinion is on technology
>go full Ted
>got an email from some guy at the uni saying i was unsuccessful "based on my statements".
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>>18708582
kek, no. but the army has been very good to me. i did 5 years and now they're paying for my school and giving me a living stipend. and i got lasik. and a lot of cool training, and some life lessons.
but it's not for everybody, and there are more faggots and minorities than ever before, and it's become so political that it hamstrings performance and basic unit cohesion. we wouldn't stand a chance against any decent fighting force these days, and i can only imagine things will continue to go downhill.

pic unrel
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>>18708094
>Why do you want this job?
>truth: because I need fucking money to pay my bills and buy food and this job might help me build a career so that I can earn more money in the future and maybe not be a fucking pleb my entire life
>what you say: I think it matches my skillset really well and from my research on the company it seems like a great place to work and builds interesting products and services blah blah blah
job interviews are a performance, they bullshit about how great the company is, how everybody loves it there and you bullshit about how you're perfect for the job. You meet somewhere in the middle, your main job is not to display any red flags. It's basically the same as dating.
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>>18708007
Should've just said something like "it needs to be regulated more carefully. it has allowed for the spread of disinformation, dangerous conspiracy theories and hateful sentiments towards women, BIPOC and LGBQTI+ folks"
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>>18708007
OP is probably lying but unless he were raving about le twitter sjws or something I doubt it would have mattered.
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>>18708107
>try to get into the most narrowminded, cultish space currently on the planet
>be honest

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What're some of your autistic /lit/ related habits?
Oftentimes I physically nod my head after reading something I agree with or comprehend, as if to show the author that I understand what he's saying.
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>>18708593
Based
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>>18708522
this
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>>18708477
Whenever a character in a novel is faced with a difficult situation I stop to see if I could negotiate that situation in an honourable way. I try to be very fair and not to flatter myself. If I can't get past the situation I find it hard to continue.

I got stuck for a long time in Blood Meridian in the bit where Brown asks the guy to cut the barrels off the beautiful shotgun, and he refuses, and Brown threatens him and takes over his workshop. I wouldn't want him to do it either but I would be just as scared as the guy in the book.

I tried hard to find some way I could talk him out of it, but they all failed, because I knew Brown wasn't getting talked out of anything. Every scenario I tried ended up with me either getting killed or acting in a LOW, COWARDLY way.

I think in the end I imagined leaving and then sneaking back and shooting him in the back. I might be up to that. I don't count that as dishonourable. He cut the barrels off that beautiful shotgun. Screw him.
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>>18708627
The power of good fiction is incredible!
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I'll sometimes reread a paragraph 4-5 times even though I understood it the first time.

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WE'RE REACHING LEVELS OF KINO THAT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE POSSIBLE
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>>18708285
You would need a hell of an actor to pull it off. Maybe Fassbender could
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>>18708404
Me? I'm thinking "Classic" Paul Dano.
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>>18708504
not a bad choice actually
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>>18708504
>>18708613
An adaptation directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) went into production a couple years back with Casey Affleck starring, but I'm not sure what the status of the project is now. Affleck was somewhat #MeToo'ed and now seems to be making very small films. I guess the project is dead but who knows. Maybe it'll eventually see the light of day. It could potentially be a modern-day Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting I suppose, but I also don't know if anyone could translate the final chapter into something quite as grand as the original prose.
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>>18708404
fassbender doesn't look american. it would have to be DDL

Have you read Sex and Character?
What did you think of it?
Discuss

>Great men have always preferred women of the prostitute type.
>The decision must be made between Judaism and Christianity, between business and culture, between male and female, between the race and the individual, between unworhtiness and worth, between the earthly and the higher life, between negation and God-like. Mankind has the choice to make. There are only two poles, and there is no middle way.
>Our age is not only Jewish, but also the most 'feminine'; an age in which art represents only a sudarium of its humors; the age of the most gullible anarchism, without any understanding of the State and of justice; the age of the collectivist ethics of the species; the age in which history is viewed with the most astonishing lack of seriousness [historical materialism]; the age of capitalism and of Marxism; the age in which history, life, and science no longer mean anything, apart from economics and technology; the age when genius could be declared a form of madness, while it no longer possesses even one great artist or philosopher; the age of the least originality and its greatest pursuit; the age which can boast of being the first to have exalted eroticism, but not in order to forget oneself, the way the Romans or the Greeks did in their Bacchanalia, but in order to have the illusion of rediscovering oneself and giving substance to one’s vanity.
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Have you had Sex?
What did you think of it?
Discuss
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>>18707891
Cope
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>>18707891
Yes
It is fun, but only when the woman is hot. Specially gym thots with a great body, plain janes are overrated
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>>18707876
Weininger's philosophy is merely an articulation of the ideas present in Wagner's artistic corpus, especially Parsifal. He says so himself.
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>>18707876
I intend to read his work. Seems like /ourguy/.

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the way this book portrays birthrights was... interesting
i think no women would enjoy this book
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>>18708449
I might like it ngl
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>>18707954
it’s my grandma’s favorite book
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>>18708449
you haven't refuted him
if you are flustered that your apparent high-brow piece of literature can be summarized and stripped to it's essence by 4 lines of low effort greentext without being false then it's your problem
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>>18708662
Based grandma.
>>18708698
Nothing of worth was said so there is nothing to refute. Also, pretty sure Inger never slept with anyone else, been awhile since I read it so I could be mistaken but do not believe so, the entire premise of that post is based on something which does not happen.

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what's your favorite book of the bible?
not "the most important" or "the most profound," just the one you like most

for me, it's revelation
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Song of Solomon. What a baller. Shame about the whole disregarding God and causing the downfall of his people thing.
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>>18707081
Ecclesiasticus / Sirach
revelations
>>18708350 yes I like it too.
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>>18707081
What is everyone's least favorite book of the Bible?

I'd assume it'd be one like Leviticus which is mostly a list of mitzvot.
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>>18708841
indeed: leviticus, numbers.
Most of the old testament is jews failing to God again and again. By what they are doing in palestine It seems they don't learn .
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>>18708841
>>18708943
I like Leviticus. Its usually the go-to book when athiests try to dunk on Christians so its also a good one to know

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What did I think about this?
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>>18708845
>i doubt if BAP actually lifts himself
Yeah no, his dox came out and he's a nerd
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>>18708849
>Tucker Carlson of literature
Ticker Carlson is a great essayist, from what I’ve heard from leftcuck intellectuals
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>>18708859
He looks like a chad aristocrat tho
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A fedpilled repackaging of /fit/ tropes and /fringe/-style esoteric nazi delusion.

>>18708877
he is literally just a guy
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>>18708870
BAP is great, don't get me wrong I like the guy, but his "art" is very sterile.

(He's good at it, for sure.)

Is postmodern philosophy relevant in contemporary humanities or has it been replaced by something else?
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>>18706982
It has not been "replaced" by anything because there are no new 21st century philosophical movements. Oh by the way, Derrida fucking based. Cool to see a Derrida and Deleuze thread in the catalog simultaneously
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>>18706982
:3c
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Of course it's still relevant but, in the humanities, it's not really directly Derrida, Foucault etc. that are most relevant anymore, but more so all the weak anglo derivatives that focus more on gender/'marginalized' identities/challenging the 'all-pervasive fascism' etc. And, besides that, it's also just a question a fashion, of finding an obscure niche that has not been studied a lot (speculative realism was hot, especially with artists, a while ago but has already gone out of fashion, and didn't get too much traction in academia), and in that sense one could certainly say that the old french generation isn't the hippest thing around - but this fashion isn't really important for basic undergrad courses, they'll gladly recycle the same boilerplate 101 from the past 20 yrs.
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>>18706982
>what if marxism but we apply it to anything but the material conditions and instead try to apply it to idealism, sex and general gayness?
How was this ever relevent?
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>>18706982
Foucault is still the most referenced "thinker" in the humanities, so yes. Which is frankly an indictment of the entire endeavour.

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Based Berkeley!
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>>18708431
start with the greeks
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>>18708439
I've read Plato, Aristotle and Plotinus. What does that have to do with the thread?
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>>18708431
progeria
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>>18708462
Hey now, he did grow up.
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WTF grown up baby

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Did you read the new Waldun yet /lit/? How do you judge his potential as a writer
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>>18708051
>>I found that specific combination—the dull grey concrete mixed with that gaudy lobby decor—absolutely repulsive; My first task upon moving into such a place would be to drive to the nearest department store and buy as many vomit bags as I could get my hands on (being a liberal arts student, however, would severely limit by budget)
Would severely limit my:
>VOMIT budget
>BAG budget
>VOMIT BAG budget
I think an adjective is needed for the joke.
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>>18708132
The opportunity presents itself to not use "budget" and instead "...however, I could never afford enough." Honestly I would cut out the inane comment about le poor liberal art student, but if waldun didn't have meme thoughts he would have no thoughts at all.
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>>18707833
Thank you for your close reading and scholarship. I've just ordered a copy!
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>>18707956
This is actually almost funny but he really needs to edit
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>>18708198
Please let us know what you think. Especially the story where he eats raw bacon and gets white girl wasted

For those who have read anything by Bart Herman, what are your thoughts on him?
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>>18707807
Lying fucker.
Probably works on muh juice who still (after all these years) want to finish off Christianity.
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Pretty sus.
Called the Holocaust the greatest atrocity of humanity ever.
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The fundamentalists' favorite whipping boy and the skeptic's sweetheart.

He's a fine scholar and writer, and while I disagree with his interpretations many times, he's the last legitimate skeptical voice in a field that is increasingly becoming more radical.
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>>18707807
He looks like good guy, not gonna lie.
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>>18707807
His first post doctoral work is a neat essay called the orthodox corruption of scripture where he shows how manuscripts are edited to be more orthodox over the centuries, it’s pretty good. His teaching company lectures are great and his textbook “introduction to the New Testament” is really helpful.

However, his pop trash is bad and written to be sold on Walmart end caps to grandmas who have never considered looking at the Bible critically.

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How do i get out of a reading slump?
I used to have amazing tempo in reading, and now with summer and covid i am so bored i cant even focus anymore.
Is there a way to get back, or am i doomed forever?
I used to read 40 pages a day minimum, today if i do 20 i am happiest man alive.
(If it means anything, i only read technical books and philosophy)
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>>18707650
>>18707622
i got a same recommendation, however i dont want to get to loose in the easy reads. any suggestions for some nice literature, like Turgenev or so?
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Re read something you love
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>>18707656
pick up a book RIGHT FUCKING NOW before i penetrate into your head you fuck
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>>18707594
start with the greeks
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>>18707594
When I go tramping I find it easy to read because I'm removed from all the digital distractions.

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Books featuring vivid descriptions of cute japanese girls? Mishima sometimes, reading Naomi by Tanizaki rn, any more?
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>>18706996
White, of course
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>>18707001
>not nivkh
plen
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Banana Yoshimoto. Kawakami.
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>>18706413
Murakami, Norwegian Wood.
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>>18706741
This but also this >>18706815 (so consensually but forcefully) and also it's a Korean girl living in Japan so we are both outsiders with an interest in Japanese culture and have that in common but she still is a qt azn




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