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Anyone read this?

It was my first introduction to psychological horror / thriller genre, and I really appreciated the plot structure, foreshadowing, philosophical themes and overall atmosphere.

What are the best books to learn the trivium from?
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>>16888243
What?
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>>16888431
i'm illiterate, the black book has a neat list of questions and excerises its the better version. the yellow version removes them as well as changing pronouns to be more inclusive.
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The funny thing about this discussion on editions is that I posted the first image I found on duckduckgo, the yellow one. I used the edition published in Brazil, so I don't have a clue about the english ones.
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>>16888534
i doubt it makes much of a difference, it just feels dirty to know things have been removed
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>mom found my copy of The Institutes of the Christian Religion
It's over, bros.
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>>16887537
I used the quotations to indicate I'm not talking about actual born again Christians

>>16887540
Do you know what baiting means?
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>>16887514
Which translation of Institutes should I get?
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>>16887530
lol
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>>16887697
Beveridge is fine, but Battles is superior if you can afford it.
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>>16889209
Also the Battles edition is listed as McNeill (the editor) in some places.

Is there are surrealistic fantasy novel? Basically where it feels like I'm exploring a world of the utterly strange and magical, rather than just the moden/medieval world worth elves + magic.
Anything that feels as if you're literally exploring a new dimension of existence, where the normal rules of our universe don't apply? It's hard to describe this but its basically fantasy where the setting is actually fantastical, one that could only exist in the mind of Terrance McKenna or a small child.
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>>16888593
Höchst basiert.
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>>16887501
The Chronicles of Amber by Robert Zelany.
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>>16887501
The greeks.
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>>16887896
Why is children's fantasy literature so great?
No modern fantasy even comes close to the level of creativity and talent as this and Alice.
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>>16887501
nigger
>>16887778
nigger
>>16887788
nigger
>>16887819
nigger
>>16887896
nigger
>>16887934
nigger
>>16887948
nigger
>>16888045

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NEETS of /lit/ does this book capture your circumstances? Or is it a more Japanese phenomenon?
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Have you read Hiroki Azuma?
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>>16888944
I've never read it but I never leave the house so it's probably pretty accurate.

ITT we post redpilled history books.
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>>16887964
pls drop the redpill
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>>16886988
>Christcuck cope
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>>16887554
Βασισμένο.
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>>16887682
Why isn’t she wearing a chlamys? Why can’t these games do anything right?
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>>16887554
>>16887605
>>16887905
γραικοί δυνατοί μαζί

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What's with all the lazy and cheap publications of classics on Amazon? I gave a certain collection of Cicero's the benefit of a doubt, but it came with the absolute bare minimum, no publisher information, an ugly table of contents, and a tiny font with huge walls of text. Worst, it never mentions the translator, and according to this blurb it's originally in English. I'll probably avoid indie publishers now because of this crap.
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Why are indie publishers and the niggers that do print on demands of books that are really old incapable of printing them in the standard page sizes?
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You get what you pay for. Put some money up and get a nice edition of the books you want to read.

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Do you think knowing foreign languages will cease to be a useful skill in our lifetimes, once Elon Musk invents a chip that allows you to understand all languages fluently?
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>>16887642
I'm not chipping myself, lmao.
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>>16887642
Are you not wanting a cozy job as a translator troubleshooter?
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>>16887642
just remember when listening to the delusions of a futuristic grifter like Musk, that people thought they'd be driving flying cars 20 years ago in the 50s.

There will never be self driving cars

The utility of knowing a 2nd/3rd language will never be replaced by AI translators.

You'll still see zillions of people doing data entry every day all day for their entire working life
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>>16887776
>There will never be self driving cars
The rest of the post can be safely discarded.
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>>16887642
Google Translate and its competitors are already making this a reality. That said I would rather learn and speak a language than be tethered to some shitty app or device.

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So I'm pretty much an average weeb.

But I don't want to be the cliché that thinks Japan, and more broadly East Asia is just like my mangas. Like, I want to be at least partially cultured if I'm going to be like that.

What do I do for that? Is there a "start with the greeks" for the East? I don't know much, but it seems like a lot of stuff was picked up from China. Like Journey to the West or Romance of the Three Kingdoms are the starting points.

How about history? Or religious beliefs? Buddhism and such seem a lot different to grasp than I'm used to.
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>>16885890
No historical work is gonna be useful for understanding day-to-day Japan. I think keeping up with news and content on cultural happenings is the best way to get a sense for where contemporary Japan stands. It's probably not as interesting as reading history but that's exactly what day-to-day life is, mundane and boring.
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>>16887120
KYS with Koreans
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>>16885890
Get the most faithful version you can get fron Journey to the West, and read Confucius
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>Read Murakami
>He influences you to start keeping your room clean and washing your penis daily
>Read more Murakami
>develop appreciation for the Western canon of art
>begin respecting women
>now you are no longer weeb
Read Murakami OP.
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>>16885890
>What do I do for that? Is there a "start with the greeks" for the East?

If you want to learn about "The East" then the story starts in China. If you want to dive into Japan specifically, breeze over The Kojiki.

>heaven and hell
>people actually believe in this shit
We are in the early stages of this universe's life cycle, and in the next incarnation we will be reborn in unimaginable ways, closer to perfection each time
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>>16886798
?
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>>16886798
Huh? Ask me how I know you haven't lived a tough life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBOmThMGJSA
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>>16886798
Sperg
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>>16886811
>>16887996
Feeling called out ? Refute me
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>>16886763
who the fuck believes in Obama? fuck off with your retarded scientology

Is this book a meme or actually good?
also which physical edition should i buy? i've read that some of them were butchered by some editor
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>win friends
>win
into the trash it goes
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it's really fucking dumb, here i'll save you the time.

1. say people's names to them
2. find out what people's pursuits are and encourage/compliment/find a way to align your own pursuits with their pursuits

this is the jist of it
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>>16888716
Forgot step 0
0. Be genuinely interested in the person you are interacting with.
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>>16888692
It's not bad at all. There's a reason it's been regarded for so long. It kind of depends on what you want though. My grandfather gave it to me, he was a furniture salesman and said his sales increased by about 25% after reading it, so there's that. It is mostly about being friendly to people and understanding others a bit better.

How do you expect to become a great writer like Bukowski and Houellebecq if you don't wear a dirtbag tank top, smoke a pack a day and chug a crate of Heineys, take foulfully-stenching oily shits that repel women, and sleep with busted-up hookers who stink of cheap perfume?
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>>16887700
Triple dubs of truth. Aspire to the depths.
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Such people are not able to become good writers, to transcend the local and create something beautiful and universal. Remember: Monstrum in fronte, monstrum in animo.
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>>16887821
Recte dicis. But if the age is also monstrous, is it not necessary that its writers conform to its qualities? Si ætas est monstrum, oportet esse scriptoribus suis monstra, no?
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>>16888070
Kys spic
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Bukowskis a shit writer

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Seeing how humans are bound to make the same mistakes over and over again throughout history, and realizing that we are nothing more but a mere failed experiment, a God's brief jest on the plane of eternity if you wish, is misanthropy the ultimate and final redpill? Also, recommend me some books on the subject matter
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>>16888413
>no need to be rude anon.
I thought your reply was made in bad faith, that's why I responded that way

>I thought dune was good so there's your recommendation.
How exactly is Dune a book about misanthropy?

>As for watching the world burn i think globally we're pretty far from seeing anything burn.
Dunno, the past couple of years everything seemed to have gone to shit so fast that I'm starting to think there'll be a drastic and rapid downfall in our way and quality of living

>>16888481
I'm just blackpilled, that's all
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>>16888520
You sound like a fag
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>>16887339
I train outside and it's like -1 - 0 here, just dress warm and enjoy late autumn
it's better to get bronchitis than pussy brain tumor thoughts you're having rn
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>>16888520
>I'm just blackpilled, that's all
Same thing
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>>16887339
Nigger

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Why is this guy so underrated? He's amazing.
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Because certain people never bother to read authors they consider secondary
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>>16888987
A True Story is great. I’m sad he’s not popular.

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>>16887816
'A little longer. Just push them out for a little longer.'
He'd been on facetime for over 2 hours. The old white man who paid his rent had been stroking his shrivelled manhood for that long, too, stroking it over what he called in his texts 'Eduardo's soft pillowy lips'. He hated it, the cramp in his cheeks, the dryness of the mouth. But he needed rent. God.
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Salam aleikum, I’m Thim al-Poul, and this is the al-Thimcast. I’m a disaffected Shiite who, by sheer chance, happens to agree with everything Saudi-Arabia, Ibn Abdul Wahhab, and their brave mujahideen say and do. Inshallah, we will strive in jihad fi sabilillah for tawhid against the radical Shia, so that the real Shia can once again Make Islam Great Again.

With me is my buddy Moonlord
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I owed TM $150 but my dad was being WEAK and wouldn't give me any allowance in advance so I had to go into work and try and get some out of my boss. He complained that I kept missing shifts last week and I told him I had chronic glaucoma and did he need to see my doctor's note again? because it can flair up at any time. I asked him for $200 upfront and I'd come to every shift next week. He fucking fired me so I popped him a quick one in the nose and this big fat nazi mall cop escorted me out of the food court. I told him to let go of my arm or he'd pay for it but he just ignored me and walked me outside and told me not to come back around or they'd call the cops. He never even made eye contact with me. My only other option was to go to Mckayla's and see if she would even talk to me let alone loan me some money. She was pissed when I got there and told me it was me who owed her child support but I told her TM was going to kill me if I didn't pay and lied that I owed $300 and was only asking for half. She got worried then and invited me inside and I grabbed her by the throat smiling and led her to the couch where I fucked her. Afterward she went to shower and I tapped into the open 24 pack by the couch and watched a Jean Claude Van Damme movie on the TV. Mckayla came out the show threatening me with a kids' aluminum baseball bat and got me out the house calling me deadbeat and shit like that. I went to the Chinese grocer for a Monster energy and to sit and think about what I was going to do. TM texted me that he would be at my dad's house in an hour. I sent back "ohhhhh fuck sorry man i'm out of town haha!"
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>>16887816
Anon was beginning to feel his insecurities take over. He had no friends to talk to over his troubles, as those friendships were formed exclusively on the basis of mutual benefit. Anon took a picture, thinking to himself, "I'm not all that bad looking", and posted it on an anonymous imageboard dedicated to literature discussion. He sought their approval as he had nowhere else to turn. His ego, as a last resort, became inflated so as to prevent any extreme actions from being taken. Anon eagerly awaited for replies of praise, only to be called a non-white faggot.
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>>16888366
This is good, take your validation faggot




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