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Post a better paragraph than this one.
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>>18209159
>look at how dostoevsky set up
You just did the same thing he did. You hate him because he reminds you of you.
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>>18211846
Patrician.

"I have come to the conclusion that God is not only a sport and a gentleman, He is also a Kentuckian."
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>>18219618
You'll literally never guess.
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We came by a 930 Turbo Porsche near the Talladega exit. He was going about ninety when we passed him, and he gave us a little bit of a run, passed us at about 110, and then we passed him again. He was as game as anybody we came across and was hanging right on our tail at 120. Ah, but then — then we just walked away from him. Five seconds and he was nothing but a bathtub-shaped dot in the mirrors. I suppose he could have kept up, but driving one of those ass-engined Nazi slot cars must be a task at around 225 percent of the speed limit. But not for us. I’ve got more vibration here on my electric typewriter than we had blasting into Birmingham that beautiful morning in that beautiful tour across this wonderful country from the towers of Manhattan to the bluffs of Topanga Canyon so fast we filled the appointment logs of optometrists’ offices in thirty cities just from people getting their eyes checked for seeing streaks because they watched us go by.

— P.J.O'Rourke, 'Ferrari Refutes the Decline of the West' (from 'Republican Party Reptile')
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>>18219491
Has he ever written a single bad run on sentence? Wish he kept them instead of opting for minimalism.

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Thoughts on audible? do you use it or does it take away from the fun of reading?
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- These are books on audible that I have listened to and really enjoyed. [[Books I have Read]]
- The first 5000 years of debt
- Food Politics
- The Fran Lebowitz Reader
- Guns Germs and Steel
- Goliath
- A people's History of the US
- Bullshit Jobs
- Atomic Habits
- Mastery
- The new JIm Crow
- Deep Work
- The age of surveillance capitalism
- make it stick
- the rise of theodore roosevelt

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Can help for near blind or dyslexic readers. Overall, with a good reader it helps. My mom had a fantasy book with a celeb guest, so it distracted her a little.

I plan to try other services to keep my audiobook options open.
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>>18216480
pnin read by stephan rudnicki
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>>18215810
Books read by the author are pure kino, and in my opinion much more enjoyable than reading the book normally.
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No, audiobooks are trash. You cannot read deeply at all, you cannot make notes, going back and re-reading passages is a pain. To pause and reflect you have to dig out your phone, and then when you wish to resume listening, you must rewind those couple of seconds you were distracted getting your phone out.

You cannot look at a table of contents, nor and index, or flip forwards or backwards. Thinking "Hey, this passage mirrors the one I read a couple of pages back, I should look at it again" is an absolute chore with audiobooks.

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DUDE HIS NOSE RAN AWAY....
HIS NOSE!

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books for millionaires to read
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>>18217696
>Effective Altruism
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>>18217632
Carl Marks (c. 1870) The Money. London: various.
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That bitch barely can still pay Internet
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>>18219817
It should you stupid retard faggot. Do you have shit for brains?
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>>18217779
Based life extension bro.

This is what Americans die to protect. Any literature about the dangers of freedom?
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>>18219519
im trans btw not sure if that matters
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>>18219507
that doesnt look like israel
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>>18219519
>>18219668
Stop being retarded conspiracy theorists.
Yes there are a lot of middle class jewish people relative to whites. Your failings are your own, stop trying to blame them on an outgroup.
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>>18219966
Dumb kike

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I'm an incel. Any good books for me?
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>>18218730
Where do you think you are exactly?
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>>18216291
Just bee ur self
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>>18218862
>1-5 sexual encounters in around 3 decades+ of life
>sexual encounters
>incel
Get. The. Fuck. Out.
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>>18216291
The sun also rises
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>>18218730
4chan is full of normal people, we just don't go around saying it because the incel image is funny and talking about how normal you are isn't really the point of the website.
t. had sex yesterday

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I want to write a poem to my literature teacher about the attraction I feel for her.
This is my last year and I want to tell her everything I feel, think and long for with her. I need ideas, inspiration, I am new to writing poems but I want to make her understand that this is serious, she is young and my native language is spanish.
I hope someone can help me and thank you very much in advance.
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>>18216969
>him
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Whats wrong with poetry?
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>>18216869
Yo Onions Very Horny Boy
>after class
>I smell your farts
>sniff your chair
>where you place your ass
>so good I cum
>we ride off into the sun
>eat my sausage hot pocket
>lap at the milky cream shake
>no, no
>it was no mistake
>I love you so
>my boner it grows
>see you on monday

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>>18216869
When You say that it is your "last year", please tell me that You are not a teenager !!! My humble recommendation is that: 1- If You're an adult (+18 and if You are over 21 better) do not write a poem. It is something very noble and sweet, but for a first approach it can be strange. It is better that You invite her to have something or something like that and talk appropriately about your interest. The poems can come later, when You are already in a relationship with her, if She likes those gestures. 2- If You are a high school boy, my advice is that You don't tell her what You feel. It may be a problem for her. It is a very serious thing that can happen if things are misunderstood. I advise You that, if it is not really a question of hormones and You appreciate her a lot, and therefore You want to say something to her, do it without the love component. As someone who is studying to be a professor, I think She could greatly appreciate having a student tell her how much He enjoyed or was inspired by a class or a whole course. Let her know that She is significant, but as a teacher. It will most probably makes her happy. It is my little advice, which is not such, it is rather a possibility that I help You visualize.
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>>18216869
>I hope someone can help me and thank you very much in advance.
That would entail talking you out of this silly idea of yours, and that's not happening, so...

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What are the best (shortest) commentaries on the Nag Hamadi?
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I love my namefag filer. Death to narcissistic dykes.
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>>18219785
>narcissistic
>>18218827
>Why am I in the Gnosticism thread?
She didn't want to be in your lousy thread, fag.
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From namefag to samefag. Goddamn you're pathetic.

Old & busted, too.
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>Alas, how unfathomable, inscrutable, and variegated is this Māyā, that every creature, though in reality identical with the supreme Entity, and is instructed as such, does not grasp the fact, "I am the supreme Self", while even without being told, he accepts as his Self the non-selves, viz the aggregate of body and senses, under the idea, "I am the son of such a one", though these (latter) are objects of perception (and are hence not his selves) like pots etc.! Verily, it is through the Māyā of the supreme Being, that every man moves, again and again (through birth and death). There is this Smṛti on this point: "I am not revealed to all, being veiled by my Yoga-Māyā" etc. (G. VII. 25)
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based Catholicism bro

y'all made in the image of God
this fact is obscured to most by attachment to sin
our goal is to become one with God
without whom there is nothing
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>>18218725
basado

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ITT what novel is traditionally seen as the flagship of your country's literature. With this I'm referring to stories typically more than a century old, with a historical setting (even if it's a fictional story) and, usually but not always, nationalistic themes, though just being set in an important time period of your nation's history works too.

In the case of Argentina, that novel is 1894's "El gaucho Martín Fierro" (the gaucho Martín Fierro).
Notes:
>a gaucho is, basically, a cowboy
>Fierro means "piece of iron" but it can also be understood as "knife".

The story follows a typical gaucho, at a time when the government of Argentina was persecuting them because they were considered outlaws and criminals. The story seeks to be true to the way common rural people lived at the time, and shows the suffering the gauchos, and the people who lived in their communities, went through, due to poverty, abuse of authority and attacks by native American tribes.
The main character, Martín Fierro, gets into trouble with the law and if forced out of his home town, after which he travels along other border towns and eventually decides to get out of society and return to nature, going to what was known here as "El desierto" (literally "the desert", which wasn't actually a desert, the name refers to how it had no population aside from the natives).
The most famous scene in the book is a fight inside a tavern between the MC and a black man after Martín outright calls the man's wife a cow, with no provocation. He then says what are by far the most famous lines from the story:
"white people were made by god,
mulattoes by Saint Peter,
blacks were made by the Devil
to serve as Hell's fuel" (based)


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In my case (Chile), I think that the most valuable literary work is the Gabriela Mistral one. Her poems are way more beautiful and elaborated than Neruda's shit.
She won a Nobel Prize in 1945.
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Pic related supposedly marked a clear shift in swedish literature and heralded the advent of the swedish language as we know it today. Not sure how many people have read it though, I don't think it's first in line when people read the classics in school and it's all very bound to a specific context and a specific time period. But it's often dubbed the first ''modern swedish novel'' penned by possibly sweden's most important writer, at least in the modern era. This cover makes little sense as the story is a sausage fest.
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>>18217444
Borges didn't like it that much he preferred Ascasubi over Hernandez when it came to gaucho poetry
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Os Maias - Eça de Queiroz
Nonetheless, I'm bitter that he is such a bourgeois.
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>>18217044
White, P. Tree of Man.

VOSS IS SHIT.

Books on Mayday, or any festivals related to Mayday?
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>>18218383
You idiot, he wasn't talking about May Day and communism, he said Mayday!
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>>18218771
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIH7OtVM4vA
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>>18218771
The distress signal used by gentleman is CQD
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H mp
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>>18218115
Do you speak any other Germanic language? You're not going to find much in English.

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>live in south
>about as many churches as there are burger restaurants
>lot of fucking burger restaurants
>15/20 bookstores are christian bookstores
>4/20 bookstores are school supply or comic book stores
>1 big chain bookstore, has only a single floor
>all libraries are closed on Sunday
>most libraries are closed on Monday too
>most libraries close at 2PM, all libraries closed past 6PM can't even go after work

anons I'm pretty sad
is this what modernity looks like? Just giving amazon and ebay my click data, or else being forced to read on a screen
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The problem isn't the religion, its that you're in the South. Heat = stupid. And the south is real hot. Dojt take this as a knock on religion, people far smarter are religious and im very aware of that. Its just that the circumstances in the south make them all sorts of things. One of them is hot, and that heat makes them braindead. The religion part probably comes from the whole................?
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>lots of churches and Christian book stores
high kino
blessed
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>>18218468
Who wants to tell him?
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>>18218448
>>Comic book stores

I am in.
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>>18218468
>>18219508
The early modern period lasted from 1500 to 1800.
We have been modern for over 500 years, the term is contemporary.

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Write a short story on him
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>>18213130
schizo
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>>18202482
Read the meme correctly or don't bother posting newfag reddit tourist. Imagine being unable to conceive of someone who doesn't piss his time down the drain with video games or anime. Also the image alludes the 4channer struggles with yet detests masturbation. You do it without remorse. Kys.
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>>18202867
Whoever made this meme needs beaten with a baseball bat.
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>>18202124
This is a perfectly normal person I would be friends with except for "doesn't get out of his chair very often, and, doesn't talk about his hobbies"

I’m having a huge inferiority complex and an envy against those who have the opportunity to study at those “prestigious” universities. My uni is ranked around 200th in international rankings and ,although it’s one of the best in my country, I’m forced to feel like a big fish in a small pound. Do the qualities of lectures, professors and your fellow students really stand out from the rest of universities in the world? I’m sure there are a lot of people going to Oxbridge and Ivy League on this board, so please share your experience.
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>>18219046
That's just not true lol
>>18219262
That isn't true either, you've clearly not spent any significant amount of time at these schools. Undergraduate education is very important for these schools and they hire top professors who are leaders in their field and incredible teachers. All of the professors i've met are really engaging, passionate teachers that genuinely care about the success of their undergrads
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>>18218449
yes i have and I know full well that i'll inherit a house or two so i dont see much point in working hard at the rat race like you wage cucks
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>>18215964
>Do the qualities of lectures, professors and your fellow students really stand out from the rest of universities in the world?
No
>Do you get to blow future bourgeoisie
Yes

Generally scholastic excellence is 100-200 by any international discipline specific ranking you choose. UK Red brick.

And here's the tip:
YOU DO ALL THE WORK YOURSELF. THE QUALITY OF YOUR DEGREE IS YOUR QUALITY OF READING AND ESSAY REVISION. 0 REVISIONS: YOU'D BETTER BE ZIZEK AND HAVE SPEED. 4 REVISIONS: IF YOU DON'T HD YOU'RE A SOOK.
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>>18218442
woah easy there, youngster
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>>18219858
*cough*

If you don't comprehend, read the image name.

What are the best translations of the Vedas and Puranas?
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And the Gita
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>>18219345
as far as i know, the debroy translation is the only one based off of the critical edition.
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>>18219325
For the Vedas, see pic related. For the Puranas, many are translated in the Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology series published by Motilal Banarsidass, others are available, especially the Bhagavata Purana which has been translated multiple times. Bibey Debroy has translated the Bhagvata Purana and Markandeya Purana so far, he says he has translations of the Brahma and Vishnu Puranas prepared for publication.

However, you probably want selected translations since the Vedas and Puranas are incredibly voluminous. For the Vedas I would recommend Franklin Egerton's "Beginnings of Indian Philosophy" which has selected Rigveda and Atharvaveda hymns along with selections from the Upanishads and Mahabharata. Sadly it's out of print but you can rent an ebook from archive.org. An affordable selection of Rigveda hymns by Wendy Doniger is published by Penguin, although it is mostly hymns from book 10, the latest stratum, and her commentary shouldn't be taken as authoritative.

For a selection of the Puranas, a great selection is in "Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas" by Cornelia Dimmit and J.A.B. van Buitenen. If that's too pricey there is "Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook" by Wendy Doniger but that's less focused on the Puranas.

>>18219345
There are so many translations it's hard to pick. Personally I really like the Norton Critical Edition translated by Gavin Flood and Charles Martin, it flows really well and seems pretty accurate when I compare it to highly literal translations like Franklin Egerton's. It also includes lots of interpretive essays which are very useful.

>>18219607
The Gita has been translated from the critical edition many times, although the critical edition is less important than for other parts of the Mahabharata since the Bhagavad Gita is textually stable. Possibly due to the large number of commentaries which preserve it independently. If you mean the whole Mahabharata, Debroy is indeed the only person to translate the entire critical edition. The first five books were translated by J.A.B. van Buitenen. There are also complete translations of the Bombay edition which is based on northern manuscripts.




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